Articles by: Eric Rice

  • Steven Hawking Weighs in on Assisted Suicide

    By Eric Rice September 17, 2013 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

    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 the issue for its citizens. […]

  • Recap of PLAP Solitary Confinement Panel

    Criminal Justice, Outside Author February 28, 2013 at 10:04 am 3 comments

      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 cause, correctional […]

  • Could Big Tech be the solution to passing sensible gun laws?

    Amicus, Events February 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm 2 comments

    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. Those in attendance would agree that […]

  • A summary of Lawrence Lessig’s Chair Lecture at Harvard Law School

    By Eric Rice, Criminal Justice February 19, 2013 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

    “Aaron’s Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age” Feb. 19, 2013   Watch the lecture here:   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, […]

  • Some Thoughts on Elections in an Era of Extreme Weather

    Amicus, By Eric Rice, Voting and Elections November 9, 2012 at 4:14 pm 0 comments

    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 New Jersey voters, such as […]

  • Suicide at the Ballot Box: Vote Yes on Question 2

    Amicus, By Eric Rice, Original Content, Uncategorized November 2, 2012 at 11:45 am 0 comments

    “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 it […]

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