CT scans of a normal brain (left) and Terri Schiavo's brain (right) showing severe atrophy of her cerebral cortex.

Who was Terri Schiavo and how could her case affect the next presidential election?

February 17, 2015 - No comments

On the morning of February 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo, 26, collapsed at her St. Petersburg, Florida home.  The fall woke her husband of five years, Michael.  He called 911.  Michael Schiavo could not have imagined that, twenty-five years later, the circumstances of his family tragedy would be debated by presidential candidates. Her heart had stopped and […]

Hooded sweatshirts continue to elicit strong reactions.  A new proposal would fine people for wearing them in public.

Hooded sweatshirt = $500 fine

January 4, 2015 - Comments Off

  Oklahoma state senator Don Barrington will soon introduce a bill to criminalize the [...]

What does it take to get beyond the Supreme Court steps?

Access denied: the odds of being heard by the Court influenced by lawyer’s name

December 30, 2014 - Comments Off

This week, The New York Times Opinion page highlighted the secrecy and exclusivity of the Supreme [...]

A lawsuit claims that Harvard admissions policies discriminate against Asian-Americans.

Harvard Sued for Anti-Asian Admission Policy

November 26, 2014 - Comments Off

Last week, a legal defense group of Project on Fair Representation filed a complaint in federal [...]

After being convicted of attempted murder in February, Dunn was convicted this week of first-degree murder for firing into an SUV of unarmed teens.

Dunn will not have to listen to loud music while in prison

October 4, 2014 - 1 Comment

On Wednesday, Michael Dunn was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of an [...]

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