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Bob Morse of the U.S. News & World Report posts that U.S. News is considering two changes to the rankings. One change is aimed at preventing law schools from "gaming" the rankings by admitting students with low LSAT scores into the part-time program. The other would change the way bar passage...
Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases on whether a life without the possibility of parole sentence for a juvenile homicide offender violates the Eighth Amendment's cruel and unusual punishment prohibition. See SCOTUSblog's case pages for the two cases, Miller v. Alabama...
In the wake of the October tragedy in which dozens of escaped animals had to be killed by law enforcement officers, a bill has been introduced that would place new restrictions on the keeping of dangerous animals. S.B. 310 Analysis of S.B. 310 State Sen. Balderson's Guest Column on Regulation of...
The dates for U.S. Supreme Court oral argument on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are fast approaching, scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. While under the court's longstanding policy there will be no live audio or visual coverage, the court recently announced...
Today, a three-judge trial chamber of the International Criminal Court unanimously issued a decision finding that Democratic Republic of Congo militia leader Thomas Lubanga Dyilo committed war crimes. The court found Dyilo guilty of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 into his...
An update in the case of the men accused of cutting the beards of fellow Amish men: all 12 defendants have pleaded not guilty, and plan to challenge the constitutionality of the hate crimes law. Washington Post northwestohio.com Canton Repository
In January, we discussed Ohio's fracking shutdown after a number of earthquakes around Youngstown. The shutdown has led to a shift in Ohio's brine disposal rules. On Friday, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources a new regulatory framework, including a prohibition on new wells in...
Old Maps Online, a collaboration of The Great Britain Historical GIS Project based at the University of Portsmouth, UK and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland, is a portal to digitized historical map collections. The site provides links to maps of various parts of the globe, including historical...
A Massachusetts "hockey dad" may have taken winning too seriously. He is accused of shining a laser pointer into the eyes of players on the opposing team. His daughter's team won, but the victory is bittersweet: the father has been charged with disturbing the peace. Boston Globe Fox Sports
What procedures should channel the power exercised by the executive branch? In recent remarks, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder defended the use of lethal force against American citizens abroad, noting that “the Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.” The New York Times...