Law

It's Easier than Ever to Charge Someone with Piracy
It's Not Just Vladimir Putin: Governments Around the World Are Making it Easier to Jail Someone as a Pirate
November 30, 2013

It's not just Vladimir Putin who's arresting activists for piracy. In international law, the term has changed meanings.

These Two Cases Could Be Corporate America's Biggest Gift Since Citizens United
November 26, 2013

A ruling on the Obamacare contraception mandate could give corporations all kinds of new powers.

This Texas Law Could Be the Supreme Court's Next Big Abortion Case
November 05, 2013

On Friday, about one-third of the abortion clinics in Texas started calling women to cancel long-standing appointments and turning away panicked, crying patients who showed up at the door.

This Chart Shows Why Law Schools Are in Trouble
November 01, 2013

Fewer people are sweating over the LSAT’s infamous reasoning questions these days.

The Security Burden Shouldn't Rest Solely on the Software User
October 31, 2013

The below is the final installment in a five-part series. Part 1 explored the problems stemming from our collective unwillingness to hold software providers accountable for vulnerability-ridden code. Part 2 argued that the technical challenges associ

We Need Strict Laws If We Want More Secure Software
October 30, 2013

This is the fourth installment in a series on whether and how to hold software makers financially liable for the insecurity of their products. Part I offered an overview of the problem of insecure code. Part II countered the notion that the technical

The NSA Doesn't Need Wholesale Reform, Just Greater Oversight
October 29, 2013

What should we do about the NSA? Should we do anything at all? These question are on the forefront these days.

History's Most Consequential Terrorism Trial Still Isn't Happening
October 28, 2013

So when will the 9/11 case go to trial, anyway?

I Did Not 'Recant' on Voter ID Laws
Richard A. Posner on judges, data, and consequences
October 27, 2013

The federal judge ponders data, consequences, and a decision that enabled voter suppression 

Drone Strikes Kill Innocent People. Why Is It So Hard to Know How Many?
October 25, 2013

Two major human rights groups released reports this month that together provide much-needed texture to the debate on civilian casualties from U.S.

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