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Trump’s pardon power is a double-edged sword

June 6, 2018

Even if the President doesn't try to pardon himself, the pardons he has granted or may grant to others could be viewed as self-pardons by proxy.

The Supreme Court’s arbitration ruling undercuts the court system

May 29, 2018

There is no excuse for those in the business of justice — judges, on courts — to put up barriers to courts.

‘The Power of Law’: Text and video from Yale Law School 2018 Commencement

May 21, 2018

More than 200 graduates of Yale Law School were urged to continue to use what they’ve learned during commencement activities on May 21, 2018.

Law School’s Ethics Bureau has winning argument in SCOTUS case

May 16, 2018

On May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a death row inmate’s murder conviction, siding in favor with an argument put forth by the Ethics Bureau at Yale.

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.