Law

The Supreme Court Reveals its Ignorance of Genetics
June 13, 2013

The Supreme Court decided today that human gene sequences cannot be patented, invalidating some of Myriad Genetics's patent claims on the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.

Bathrooms Are Not Separate-But-Equal
A Maine court case signals the next frontier of civil rights: transgender equality.
June 12, 2013

A Maine court case signals the next frontier of civil rights: transgender equality.

A Tale of Two NSA Leaks
One is unsurprising, and damaging. The other is worth debating.
June 10, 2013

One is unsurprising, and damaging. The other is worth debating.

The Constitutional Amnesia of the NSA Snooping Scandal
I've seen this all before—and have an FBI file to show for it
June 10, 2013

I've seen this all before—and have an FBI file to show for it.

Show Me the Memo
Obama should share his legal justification for collecting Verizon's phone records
June 06, 2013

Obama should share his legal justification for collecting Verizon's phone records.

A Damning Dissent: Scalia's Smartest, Wittiest Ruling of All Time
Justice Antonin Scalia was at his finest in criticizing the Court over its approval of DNA swabs
June 04, 2013

Justice Antonin Scalia was at his finest in criticizing the Court over its approval of DNA swabs.

The Right to Evade Regulation
How corporations hijacked the First Amendment
June 03, 2013

How big business hijacked the First Amendment.

How Obama Undermined the War on Terror
The President promised not to undercut the rule of law for expedience's sake. He did. Now we face the consequences.
May 01, 2013

When Obama took office, he promised not to expend "the rule of law" for "expedience's sake." He did, and now we all face the consequences.

The White House Was Wise Not to Declare Dzhokhar Tsarnaev an Enemy Combatant
April 22, 2013

More than a decade after 9/11, the “war on terrorism” continues to produce new legal questions.

Moneyball for Judges
The statistics of judicial behavior
April 10, 2013

How can we learn how political judges' decisions are? By looking at the statistics.

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