Will Justices give a green light to states to decide on abortion?
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Arguments in a case that could fundamentally alter a woman’s right to abortion were heard at the Supreme Court. Justices’ questions suggest that Roe v. Wade is on shaky ground.
Murderers who will face maximum sentence of life in prison.
Experts help explain the context around the murder trial and convictions of Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael and William Bryan.
People protest against the white supremacist movement and racism outside the United States consulate in Toronto in August 2017 after racism-fuelled violence in Charlottesville, Va.
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Critics of new terrorism laws argue they do not necessarily eradicate hate-fuelled violence — and they could make structural and institutional violence seem more palatable.
Bannon faces potential jail time for contempt of Congress.
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Donald Trump asked former aides not to testify before a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. The Department of Justice has now charged one over that refusal.
As the Law Society recently reported, legal aid in New Zealand is ‘on life support’. Urgent action is required to avoid the justice gap becoming a chasm.
The consumption of alcohol and drugs can be linked with the increase in crime, violence and public disorder.
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In general, intoxication is not a defence against criminal charges. There are, however, a few circumstances under which intoxication can be used as a defence.
Supporters of gun controls rally outside the Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that you have a constitutional right to have a gun in your home. Now, the justices will consider how far outside of the home that right extends.
Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia (pictured) was inundated with libel suits before she was killed.
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Journalists and whistleblowers are being targeted by expensive lawsuits to stop them working.
Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court on December 3, 2018, in Washington.
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Despite a historically diverse high court, its voting rules often fail to include minority viewpoints. That could be avoided if justices decided their cases by unanimous vote.
It’s estimated that up to 400,000 Americans die every year from medical mistakes.
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Mistakes at the hands of health care providers are a major cause of death in the US. And many of the blunders are a byproduct of the system.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and co-defendants return to court in November.
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A scholar who has visited Guantanamo 11 times to observe legal proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case explains why the conflict continues to delay the case going to trial.
How much importance does the Supreme Court place on prior decisions?
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There is value in observing legal precedent, but sometimes circumstances, logic or judges’ views determine it’s time to overturn it.
Unlike other professions dealing with human trauma, criminal lawyers are very rarely offered psychological support. New research aims to learn how best to improve this.
Students with certain disabilities are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
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The Department of Education is investigating whether state bans on mask requirements in schools discriminate against students with disabilities.
Time for a new slogan?
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The abortion rights debate has moved on from freedom to choose – it is now about having available options, a bioethicist writes.
Walter Plywaski fought for atheists to be given citizenship rights.
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Polish-born Holocaust survivor paved the way for atheists to refuse pledge to God in citizenship oath. But discrimination against nonreligious Americans remains.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford walks to his office in June 2020 as legislators debated the government’s legislation that enabled it to invoke the notwithstanding clause.
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By paying greater attention to the originally intended application of the Canadian Constitution’s notwithstanding clause, along with the diversity of lawmakers in Canada, there’s a better path forward.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court in session in 2018.
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South Africa’s Constitutional Court should offer no apology for its split judgments.
It takes generations to know whether a major court ruling has actually changed society.
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Even famous Supreme Court rulings like Brown v. Board of Education haven’t necessarily pushed US society forward in a linear direction.
Illuminating recent Supreme Court rulings.
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Religion was a common theme in some of the cases to come before the nine justices in the recently concluded Supreme Court term. Three experts help explain what is at stake.