Last year I wrote a blog post here advocating for the passage of a referendum on assisted suicide in Massachusetts. In it, I argued that the religious, philosophical and spiritual complexities of the immensely personal issue should prevent the government from making a choice on
Guest Post by Jacob Alderdice, HLS '14
Harvard PLAP Panel on Solitary Confinement
Solitary confinement, a practice that has been under scrutiny for hundreds of years, continues to be widespread within United States prisons. Despite abundant medical literature detailing the severe and disastrous effects such isolation can
Guest post by Theresa Borden HLS '14
On February 19, Professor Lawrence Lessig presented a lecture titled" Aaron's Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age" in honor of his appointment as Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School.
“Aaron’s Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age”
Feb. 19, 2013
Watch the lecture here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HAw1i4gOU4&feature=youtu.be.
PLEASE WATCH IT
Professor Larry Lessig, the most famous legal scholar of the internet gave his chair lecture today in Harvard Law’s Ames Courtroom, which was packed with students, professors, and community
Weather dictated the choice of a date for Election Day in America. The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November placed the election after the labor of the harvest had been completed and before the snows would block access to the polls. However, as
“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus
On Tuesday, Massachusetts voters will be asked to wrestle with that problem and vote up or down on Question 2. I urge them to vote yes.
If Question 2 passes