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UN report: women detained in North Korea suffer severe human rights violations
According to a UN human rights report published Tuesday, women detained in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are subjected to multiple and serious human rights violations by security and police officials.The report was based on 100 first- (More)
Reforming Digital Lending Libraries and the End of the Internet Archive
Four US publishers, including three from the big five, have sued the Internet Archive (IA) for mass copyright infringement under its emergency library program (ELP). IA is known for championing Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) through its open librar (More)
Safety, Not Competency, Should Govern Missouri’s Decision to Administer an In-person Bar Exam
At 4 pm on July 29, I will walk out of the Holiday Inn in Columbia, Missouri, after completing the second day of the Uniform Bar Exam, thus concluding one of the most important steps in my professional career. Yet, I will have a completely different (More)
The Twice-Rescheduled and Newly Reformatted Pennsylvania Bar Exam Presents an Unfair and Unequal Moving Target
On Wednesday, July 9, 2020, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners (PABOLE) notified me and the other 1,200 applicants preparing for the Pennsylvania Bar Exam that for the second time in just seventy days, they would be altering the test that will d (More)
July 4, 2020: How Will We Celebrate?
July 4 is here, and we have an opportunity to adopt a more truthful narrative about the celebration of our nation’s birth and the racism upon which it was formed. This year while we look back on the almost 250 years since Americans freed themselves f (More)
Massive Uprisings Confront White Supremacy
That’s not a chip on my shoulder. That’s your foot on my neck. - Malcolm X On May 25, a Minneapolis police officer tortured George Floyd to death in what his brother, Philonise Floyd, called “a modern-day lynching in broad daylight.” Hundreds of t (More)
The Supreme Court's DACA Decision Keeps Dreamers Safe...For Now
The Supreme Court today issued a decision that the Trump administration’s rescission of DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was unlawful because it failed to explain adequately why it ended DACA. In an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts, the (More)
Improving Community Safety Means Addressing Police Violence as a Public Health Problem
The image of Derek Chauvin’s knee on George Floyd’s neck as the dying man cried, “I can’t breathe,” is now etched in the consciousness of an entire generation. The repugnant violence committed by Chauvin and the other complicit officers – and by too (More)
COVID-19 and the Impending Need for Global Health Governance
Countries around the world are working to alleviate the vast challenges the COVID-19 pandemic is posing. Confronting this global problem isn’t possible without international cooperation. COVID-19 has implications for public health and the global econ (More)
Covid-19: China’s Responsibility and Possible Legal Actions
In the late 1920s scratch farmers and loggers were facing an unseen threat in the isolated forests of the inland Pacific Northwest of America. Crops were scarred and charred. They had stunted timber yields. The culprit turned out to be a huge zinc sm (More)
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