Even a day before the oral arguments, a line had formed outside the Supreme Court to sit in on the court’s session.
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A retired federal judge examines the oral arguments the Supreme Court heard on a case in which Colorado has blocked former President Donald Trump from the ballot.
Federal courts can be high-pressure environments, even for judges.
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The retired judge says the judiciary doesn’t ‘do justice’ but follows the law and the facts, which doesn’t always mean a sympathetic or compassionate ending.
Denmark’s King Frederik X wipes away a tear as he waves to a crowd of 300,000 people.
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American men see manhood in opposition to womanhood. Danes, on the other hand, see manhood as not acting immaturely, as a boy would.
Judge Lewis Kaplan, right, admonishes Donald Trump and his attorney Alina Habba in court.
A retired federal judge sheds light on what’s going on in Judge Lewis Kaplan’s courtroom during the latest trial involving former President Donald Trump.
Children’s education is frequently disrupted in conflict-fraught areas.
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Education can spur peace and development. Here are five essential reads on the topic.
Palestinians tend to the wounded after an Israeli strike hit a building next to Al-Aqsa Hospital in the Gaza Strip on Jan. 10, 2024.
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Just-war theory insists that civilians are not legitimate targets. However, civilian immunity does not provide blanket protection from harm.
Facial recognition software misidentifies Black women more than other people.
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One researcher’s experience from a quarter-century ago shows why bias in AI remains a problem – and why the solution isn’t a simple technical fix.
With so many competing demands during the holidays, it’s easy to take on more than you can handle.
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Denmark, despite its cold and gloomy winters, is full of people who consistently rank among the happiest in the world.
Students from the public school where more than 200 girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 on their first day back at the school.
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Research shows that radio and mobile technologies can support a swift and sensitive response to educational disruption.
Pedestrians walk past a waste bin for disposable face masks in Aarhus Center, Denmark.
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The word, which roughly translates to considering the needs of society above your own, has become a buzzword in Denmark.
A detail from Abbott Thayer’s 1887 painting ‘Angel,’ in which his eldest daughter appears as a heavenly figure.
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When Abbott Thayer’s wife succumbed to the disease, his life and art underwent a dramatic shift.
Many films that address race end up lulling audiences into complacency.
Books, movies and records that seem to challenge racism also subtly advance the idea that progress shouldn’t happen too quickly.
Unless danger is flashing before us, we view risks through rose-colored glasses.
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Humans tend to downplay their own susceptibility to being harmed – an attitude of ‘it won’t happen to me’ that could be hindering the collective response to the pandemic.
Taylor Swift, one of millions of Americans who has struggled with an eating disorder.
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As National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is observed Feb. 24-March 1, here are some things to consider.
Many of Latin America’s leftist ‘revolutions’ are now in crisis. But the left is resurging in some countries.
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Progressives are leading in the presidential elections of Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia, bucking the region’s recent rightward trend. But there are lessons in the failures of leftists past.
Chibok schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram captivity shown in Abuja, Nigeria in 2017.
Four young women who escaped Boko Haram during the 2014 Chibok schoolgirl kidnapping are now studying in the US. Their professor recounts a recent breakthrough in their quest to go to college.
Instead of overreacting to minor slights, it’s healthier to just say, ‘pyt.’
Pyt doesn’t have an exact English translation, but there’s a rich strain of psychological research devoted to its benefits in everyday life.
Hanukkah demands fewer religious rituals than most other Jewish observances.
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Despite the primacy of Christmas in American culture, the visibility of Hanukkah in pop culture reminds Jews that they have their own holiday in which they can take pride.
Yom Kippur break fast.
An expert explains why the Jewish practice of abstaining from food on Yom Kippur is so out of step with the rest of Jewish tradition.
The 1947 and 1956 editions of the ‘Green Book,’ which was published to advise black motorists where they should – and shouldn’t – frequent during their travels.
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From the 1930s to the 1960s, ‘The Negro Motorist’s Green Book’ and ‘Travelguide: Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation’ offered African-American roadtrippers lists of black-friendly businesses.