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How the Supreme Court grasps religion

May 15, 2018

Two upcoming cases will tell us how the Supreme Court defines religious discrimination and who it thinks needs the court’s protection.

Yale Law School veterans clinic advocacy helps lead to new Connecticut law

May 10, 2018

The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at YLS helped to extend state veterans’ benefits to former service members discharged under other-than-honorable conditions

We should oppose Gina Haspel’s CIA nomination because of her torture record

May 9, 2018

Haspel’s nomination for director of the CIA is antithetical to historical bipartisan condemnation of torture.

Can a judge solve the opioid crisis?

May 8, 2018

Multidistrict litigation cases have become the court system’s tool of choice for handling high-profile harm caused by national companies.

Beatrice Walton ’18 J.D. awarded prize for best law student article

May 7, 2018

Beatrice Walton ’18 was awarded the Student Deák Award at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C. in April.

The Supreme Court and the new civil war

April 26, 2018

In the civil war now being waged in this country, the combatants are not the blue and the gray of old. It’s the White House versus the blue states.

Law professor Judith Resnik awarded Andrew Carnegie Fellowship

April 25, 2018

Resnik has been selected as a member of the 2018 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows, awarded to support innovative scholarship on pressing contemporary issues.

How the human rights movement failed

April 24, 2018

The growth of international human rights politics has accompanied the economic phenomena that have led to the rise of radical populism and nationalism today.

The real “red line” behind Trump’s April 2018 Syria strikes

April 19, 2018

There is an obvious need for the U.S. to articulate its long-overdue legal justification for using military intervention for genuinely humanitarian purposes.

Why Children Follow Rules

April 17, 2018

Tom R. Tyler, the Macklin Fleming Professor of Law, and Rick Trinkner, assistant professor Justice at Arizona State University (Oxford University Press)