Police keeping a safe distance from patients awaiting COVID-19 tests at a New York hospital.
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With officers being hit by illness, arrests have dropped during the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile crime rates have remained static, or even fallen. Is it time to rethink policing?
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Many people are unaware of their rights and options if they receive a penalty notice, especially if they think they've done nothing wrong.
The Indonesian government plans to release at least 30,000 detainees to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country’s overcrowded jails.
Releasing convicts amid the pandemic is not enough. The government should issue a law that provides alternatives to detention to avoid overcrowding.
The NBA suspended its season on March 11, citing the coronavirus risk. A force majeure clause in the NBA contract means players could lose money with each canceled game.
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The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing companies, universities and even the NBA to break contracts. What does the law say about liability in a situation like this, and does the money have to be returned?
The drugs needed for abortion are safer than penicillin.
What message is Attorney General William Barr sending citizens in defying court order?
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Could defiance of court orders at the highest level undermine the Constitution's authority in the eyes of American citizens?
A bus carrying British nationals from the city of Wuhan in China, leaves at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
It is now legal in England to isolate people against their wishes to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
You’d thinking flying in a plane would be more dangerous than driving a car. In reality it’s much safer, partly because the aviation industry is heavily regulated. Airlines must stick to strict standards…
Psychological abuse and controlling behaviours can be apparent before perpetrators murder their partners. So let's take these coercive behaviours more seriously and make them a crime.
The ability to prosecute alleged domestic abuse cases without the support of the victim is vital.
There are no criminal provisions around slavery in 49% of world nations, groundbreaking new legal research finds.
In 1948, as Cecil George Harris lay dying after a tractor accident, he scratched a final message into the vehicle’s fender.
illustration supplied by: Impact Studios/Dinalie Dabarera.
Courts have had to consider whether an eggshell, a tractor fender, a petticoat hem, graffiti on a wall, and a poem might be valid wills. They've shown surprising flexibility in judgment.
Charities that engage in advocacy on policy issues can be silenced by administrative burdens.
Proposed laws in Queensland would stymie the work of charities. But if they're tested in court, they'd probably be constitutionally invalid.
The ABA has called for states to curtail ‘gay panic’ and ‘trans panic’ defenses.
In a handful of cases, defendants in murder cases have said that they were defending themselves from a same-sex pass or attempted sexual assault.
The statue of Veritas (Truth) is pictured in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa in May 2018.
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A Québec company is asking for a Charter right usually reserved for people. There could be unintended consequences if it wins its challenge to the Supreme Court of Canada.
The jury at the Weinstein trial will have to check their biases about consent.
As the Harvey Weinstein trials start, a psychology scholar explains why jurors may be biased on the question of consent. While the situations examined in these studies are not equivalent to sexual assault, they illustrate a pervasive psychological bias.
The technology of producing biological parts is advancing, raising new legal and regulatory questions.
Bioprinting, an offshoot of 3D printing, is advancing so rapidly that regulators have been caught off guard. Two legal scholars argue patients and manufacturers would benefit from clearer rules.
If the bill clears its final hurdle next week, Western Australia will become the second state in Australia after Victoria to legalise voluntary assisted dying.
A marathon round of amendments and parliamentary debate will likely see voluntary assisted dying implemented in WA in around 18 months. It's time to start preparing.
African arbitrators are needed for African disputes.
Why Africa needs more African arbitrators.
I heard him saying…
Both political parties are trying to draw analogies between the impeachment process and a criminal trial – for political reasons, not legal ones.