Before Facebook, Twitter and Google, it was pretty easy to keep jurors in line…But now with a quick search on a smartphone—or a peek at a defendant’s Facebook page—jurors are routinely breaching the right to a fair trial, and courts, lawyers, and legislatures are trying to figure out what to do about it.
In 1921, when Benjamin Cardozo was a justice on New York’s highest state court (about a decade before he would become a Supreme Court Justice), he cautioned in a famous lecture series that logic could become too strong a driving force as judges decided cases.
Sure, Roe v. Wade and its effects are important to a lot of people. But if you want an example of how the Constitution, and the way it’s been interpreted by the judicial branch, affects your daily life, look no further than Internet privacy.
Recently, we introduced the first 7 students, last week, we introduced the next 7 students, and in this post, we introduce the final 7 student-written bios of participants from Riga Secondary School of Cultures.
This interview features the playwriting team behind the world premiere Fighting for Democracy theatrical performance: Suli Holum, playwright, Makoto Hirano, associate writer, and Allison Heishman, dramaturg.
The dispute between the former government legal officials and the President’s spokesman – a dispute that has now widened well beyond those combatants – is one of those constitutional controversies that remain truly unsettled even 225 years after the founding document was written.
A lot of crazy stuff tends to happen on New Year’s Eve. It’s amusing to analyze, say, the Lady Gaga–Mayor Bloomberg midnight kiss, but you’ve also probably heard about another buzzworthy, albeit less TMZ-worthy, event: President Obama’s signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The move was controversial primarily because the NDAA will allow […]
In Philadelphia 225 years ago, the U.S. Constitution was drafted. Now Pennsylvania is the site of the creation of a second Constitution as courts across the state determine what rules should govern social networks.
When it comes to corporate governance, Congress’s recent work has proved to be both meddlesome and counterproductive; Here is a solution that respects privacy interests even as it offers a constructive way for the reporting of misconduct.
According to the Pennsylvania Civic Health Index, published in 2010, the more often families dine together, the more likely it is that they are civically engaged.