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Movement for Black Lives introduces proposed BREATHE Act
The Movement for Black Lives coalition unveiled proposed federal legislation Tuesday seeking to radically transform the US criminal justice system.The proposals, collectively referred to as the BREATHE Act, follow protests against the police kill (More)
The Business of Reopening Colleges and Universities in a Pandemic
Author's Update: I did not know about this when I wrote this article, but on July 6, 2020 Harvard and MIT have sued the Federal Government to have the ICE guidance declared unlawful and to return to the earlier guidance in the pandemic. As they say, (More)
In Significant DACA-Rescission Ruling, Chief Justice Roberts Again "Threads the Needle"
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 invalidation, in Department of Homeland Security, et. al. v. Regents of the University of California, et. al. of the Trump Administration’s attempt to rescind the DACA program has obvious practical (if only temporary) signific (More)
George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and the Much-Needed Indian Role in Anti-Racism
In 2017, Tarun Vijay, a former MP from India's ruling party and member of a far-right Hindu religious group, remarked with a glaring display of ignorance that Indians cannot be racist because they live with South Indians who are "Black." Putting asid (More)
Supreme Court allows state funding for Montana religious schools
The US Supreme Court held Tuesday in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that the "no aid" provision of the Montana Constitution violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment, allowing some state funding to go to religious schools. (More)
The Only Question for Law School Re-Openings
How do you ask a person to be the last person to die for a mistake?  That is the question American law school deans and their supervisors must consider as the fall term approaches. I pose this question to advocate for law schools to teach fully onli (More)
Price Capping N95 Masks Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
“In the pandemic economy, face masks are like bars of gold. Hoarders are hoarding them. Governors are bartering for them. Hospital workers desperately need them.” - Michael Schulman The N95 mask is very important armor in battling the COVID-19 pande (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)
Paycheck Protection Program Reform Bill May Add Some Needed Flexibility
On June 3, 2020, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, H.R. 7010.  The bill received bipartisan support in the House with a 417-1 vote.  The bill attempts to ease restrictions on small businesses that seek loan forgivenes (More)
Indian Bankruptcy Reforms Under COVID-19: A Reform for the Privileged?
Aggrieved with the present pandemic crisis, the Finance Ministry, as a part of the Prime Minister’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan (Self-Sufficient India Mission), announced several measures to assist the ease of doing business through increasing the mi (More)
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