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Supreme Court signals shift on abortion – but will it strike...

Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts Lowell The Supreme Court justices signaled a potential major shift on abortion law on...

What policing during the pandemic can tell us about crime rates...

Tom Nolan, Emmanuel College Social distancing orders in place across the U.S. have added to the long list of low-level offenses that police are charged...

New federal sick leave law – who’s eligible, who’s not and...

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon On March 18, President Donald Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law. The legislation is an emergency...

I track murder cases that use the ‘gay panic defense,’ a...

W. Carsten Andresen, St. Edward's University On January 21, New Jersey became the ninth state in the nation to ban the gay panic defense, a...

Firearm-makers may finally decide it’s in their interest to help reduce...

Timothy D. Lytton, Georgia State University Mass shootings have become a routine occurrence in America. Gun-makers have long refused to take responsibility for their role in...

Why the IRS is legally required to give Congress Trump’s tax...

Philip Hackney, University of Pittsburgh Is the IRS required to hand over the president’s tax returns if Congress asks? According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the...

FUCT gets day in court as SCOTUS considers dropping slippery moral...

Megan M Carpenter, University of New Hampshire When’s a brand too scandalous to trademark? That’s a question the Supreme Court will soon decide in a...

What Oklahoma’s opioid settlement means for other states, cities and counties...

Andrew Pollis, Case Western Reserve University Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter recently announced that the state had reached a US$270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma,...

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How Germany managed to abolish university tuition fees

By Barbara Kehm, University of Glasgow If Germany has done it, why can’t we? That’s the question being asked by many students around the world...