Two fights erupted when Antonin Scalia died. The first was about his replacement. A mere hour after news of his passing spread, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) told the nation that Scalia’s successor would not be appointed by President Obama. What followed descended from
Genetic testing is a medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes and genes to determine whether a person has, or might develop, a genetic condition. Genetic testing is becoming cheaper and easier to do each year. With $199 dollars and some saliva, companies like 23andMe
Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee held the first of a series of hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISA Amendments Act). Controversial provisions of the FISA Amendments Act, which have provided the basis for mass surveillance arguably in violation of the
Ultimately, Free the Law will only be as useful as it is accessible, especially to those not trained in the legal profession, whether they are court navigators or pro se litigants. However, the project could steer our discourse about representation for low-income civil litigants away
Arriving relatively quietly in December, Netflix’s true crime documentary, Making a Murderer, consumed television sets, becoming both a critical hit and a cultural phenomenon over the holidays. Describing the show as an almost “Dickensian account of the tragedy of the Averys,” the New York Times praised
NYPD Officer Convicted for 2014 Shooting Death of Akai Gurley
On Thursday, a Brooklyn jury convicted NYPD Officer Peter Liang of manslaughter and official misconduct for the fatal shooting of Akai Gurley in 2014. On November 20, Mr. Gurley, a black, 28-year-old father of two entered
Millennial migration to cities over the last decade has transformed urban landscapes around the U.S.,[i] bringing new businesses and capital for some and displacement and marginalization for others.[ii] Falling along class and racial lines,[iii] gentrification in American cities produces the painful paradox of increased wealth,
In March, the Supreme Court will hear Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, which is likely to be the most important abortion case decided by the court in nearly 25 years. This time, a compelling amicus brief in which female attorneys share their personal experiences with
How the GOP created the candidate(s) who could destroy the party
by Adam Mills
I. Our Wallace
Many commentators have picked up on the striking similarities between Donald Trump and George Wallace. “Both candidates prospered by milking their followers’ sense of powerlessness,” wrote Jack Shafer recently for Politico.
Last spring, I argued that, “the economic and social arguments for Medicaid expansion are overwhelmingly positive.” A recent report from the Kaiser Health Foundation confirms this argument, and adds additional insight to the advantages of expanding Medicaid.
The Kaiser report analyzed all 50 states’ Medicaid programs.