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President Trump and the Myth of American AI
On February 11, 2019, the President of the United States signed an Executive Order (EO) directing the federal government to promote artificial intelligence (AI). President Trump’s EO aims to stimulate basic research in AI, reduce barriers to innovati (More)
Women Outnumber Men in Law School Classrooms for Third Year in a Row, but Statistics Don’t Tell the Full Story
In the 2018 elections, women played a larger role than in any other election in American history. The record-breaking number of women running for US senate, house, and gubernatorial seats motivated media outlets to label 2018 another “Year of the Wom (More)
The Impacts of the Shifting Definition of Sex Under the Law
While transgender people have existed since the dawn of time, the last decade has seen an increasing spotlight on the community and transgender people’s right to recognition and protection. While this has taken on many different angles, federal and s (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 9 December 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The High Court of South Africa ruled Friday that President Jacob Zuma's appointment of a State Prosecutor who would decide whether to reinstate corruption charges against was invalid. Arg (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 9 December 2017
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: California's Public Counsel partnered with Morrison & Foerster on Tuesday to file a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Los Angeles claiming the state has failed to uphold its suggested standards for (More)
Antitrust and the Mylan Conspiracy
JURIST Guest Columnist Daryl Lim of The John Marshall School of Law discusses the implications and predictions of the recent Mylan investigations after 20 US states file lawsuits...In an age of divisive politics, there has been a surprising amount of (More)
Supreme Court declines to review Stanford's Ponzi scheme conviction
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in the case of Allen Stanford, a former financier convicted in 2012 of defrauding investors. Last October the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld the 110-year prison sentence for the (More)
Sex, Lies and "Severe Impact": In Defense of Judge Aaron Persky
JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas M. Wooldridge discusses judge Aaron Persky's sentencing of convicted Stanford sex offender Brock Turner...Brock Allen Turner was convicted of three felony counts related to his digital penetration of an unconscious vic (More)
Google book scanning project challenged in Supreme Court
Three book authors and their advocacy organization, the Authors Guild , challenged Google's massive book-copying and search project before the US Supreme Court . The petition alleges that Google, in cooperation with various university libraries, too (More)
California's Water Restriction and Its Beneficial Incentives
JURIST Guest Columnist Griffen Thorne, Student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, discusses water use restrictions in the State of California ... On April 1, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15 ("EO"), w (More)
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