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Remote Bar Exams Are Not the Answer
Multiple jurisdictions have made the decision to switch to remote bar exams in October, in lieu of in-person exams in July and September. This is a laudable interim decision because it eliminates for so many the primary concern with this year’s bar e (More)
Christopher Columbus Langdell, Black Lives Matter and Legal Education
No less than Columbus’ namesake founded U.S. legal education.  Christopher Columbus Langdell devised the “case method”—the formalistic “science” of “discovering” law from appellate court opinions through the process of “legal reasoning.” As dean of H (More)
Canada Supreme Court dismisses First Nations appeal against Trans-Mountain Pipeline
The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal by the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, First Nations tribes in the province of British Columbia, ending the tribes' years-long battle against the construction of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline. The pi (More)
Diploma Privilege: What This Moment Demands
COVID-19 has forced jurisdictions across the country to make decisions regarding the administration of this year’s Bar Exam. These decisions have altered the date, location, format, and portability of results; and have done so in ways that are anythi (More)
Suspects in Ahmaud Arbery killing indicted by Georgia grand jury
Cobb County, Georgia, District Attorney Joyette Holmes announced Wednesday that a grand jury has indicted all three suspects in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.The suspects, George McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan, are indicted on nine (More)
Bostock is a Textualist Triumph
Last week, the Supreme Court issued its hotly anticipated decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia. Writing for the 6-3 majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT persons from sex discrimina (More)
Can We Trust the Police to Intervene in Fellow Officer Misconduct?
The outrage much of the nation and world has expressed at the police killing of George Floyd has been accompanied by demands for greater punishment of all of the officers involved. These demands call attention to an often-overlooked element of the pr (More)
Supreme Court grants last minute stay of execution to Texas inmate
The US Supreme Court stayed the execution of Texas inmate Ruben Gutierrez Tuesday. The order came only an hour before the execution was scheduled to take place and was granted in response to Gutierrez's argument that his First Amendment rights were v (More)
Trump signs executive order to address police brutality
US President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday meant to address police brutality in the US.Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police, protests have spread across the country. As a part of the movement, the publi (More)
States differ over mail-in ballots
While California's governor and legislature work to get mail-in ballots to every voter in the state, Republicans in Iowa's senate voted Thursday to prevent mailing applications for absentee ballots to all Iowa voters.California Governor Gavin New (More)
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