Reforming laws relating to unmarried couples is long overdue. But it can also represent an affront couples’ autonomy and erodes the freedom to choose to live in non-marital situations.
From cannibalism to carbolic smoke balls, these are some of the fascinating cases that have made the law of England and Wales what it is today.
A record number of immigrant children are being detained in the US. Here's what you need to know.
The government needs to revisit its punitive approach to drug users and stop sending them to prison to avoid overcrowding.
New legal boilerplate in corporate merger agreements signals just how important #MeToo has become – not just as a social movement but as a business risk.
The hotel company filed an unprecedented lawsuit against the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas last October, arguing it has immune from liability under federal law.
Courts have created three legal barriers that have made it much harder for workers to complain to their employers about sexual harassment.
Millions of dollars are lost each year by Australian's caught in romance scams. But one Australian grandmother now faces paying a much higher price: she's been sentenced to death.
Reliving trauma and not being believed – just two of the damning indictments about seeking justice for sexual violence.
Prostitution is now illegal in Canada. Is prostitution harmful and exploitative? Or is sex work a legitimate form of labour?
Most law schools frown upon their students questioning how laws were originally conceived. But a Canadian law school once argued convincingly that law should be taught as a social science.
The idea that courts should routinely grant stays of proceedings in the event of trial delays is largely unique to Canada. There are ways to address trial delays without terminating prosecutions.
A look at the recent Supreme Court battle over priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses and what it really means for disabled people.
Developers working on apps to help monitor and improve our health could accidentally find themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Former South Africa's President, Thab Mbeki, has made a remarkable intervention that condemns parliament's failure to act against President Jacob Zuma. But he is eight years too late.
Company directors who ignore or don't properly asses climate related risks could be found liable for breaching their duty of care.
Justin Gleeson's resignation strikes at the role of the Solicitor-General in Australia, and the government needs to take steps to restore confidence in the office.
TV cameras will be coming to a court near you.
Google has lost the latest round in the ongoing defamation case about its delivery of potentially harmful search results.
Hulk Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million in a case that not only could bankrupt the media empire known for its gossip but could erode the First Amendment as well.