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Noted political scientist Ira Katznelson to deliver Stimson Lectures

February 21, 2019

Katznelson’s three lectures, titled “Exigencies: From Impermanent Emergencies to Enduring Exceptions,” will take place Feb. 26, Feb. 27, and Feb. 28.

When judges defy the Supreme Court

February 14, 2019

The chief justice faces a time of great testing, both of himself and of the institution he heads, as the lower courts move rapidly even to his right.

Class action for veterans exposed to radiation takes step forward

February 6, 2019

In a 6-3 ruling on Feb. 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims ruled in favor of a suit filed by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at YLS.

YLS clinic, NAACP challenge to 2020 census preparations moves forward

January 31, 2019

Their complaint alleges that unless the Census Bureau improves its plans for 2020, the census will undercount African Americans and other people of color.

Legal historian Samuel Moyn on why human rights are not enough

January 22, 2019

Moyn’s book, “Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World,” explores how human rights connect to global economic fairness and inequality.

Editor and speechwriter to give campus talk

January 18, 2019

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, executive editor of Foreign Affairs and a former speechwriter for Hillary Clinton, will speak as a Poynter Fellow on Jan. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

Yale, other schools file amicus brief on ‘unlawful presence’ visa change

January 17, 2019

A new DHS policy would deter international students from seeking study in America, harming higher education and ultimately the U.S. economy, argues the brief.

No, Trump cannot declare an ‘emergency’ to build his wall

January 7, 2019

If he did, and used soldiers to build it, they would all be committing a federal crime.

A call to arms at the Supreme Court

January 3, 2019

Conservative judges worry that the Second Amendment has become “a second-class right.”

YaleNews looks back on 2018

December 19, 2018

Over the course of 2018, YaleNews published more than 1,200 stories — from news of awards and honors to groundbreaking discoveries, campus events and much more.