We need a way for our laws to protect both humans and nature when it comes to bushfire risk
What people consider to be fair and just today are in line with the laws of ancient Mesopotamia and the Tang Dynasty in China – suggesting that these intuitions are part of human nature.
‘No body, no parole’ laws may at first appear to be in the public interest. But there’s a lack of evidence they work and a risk they may disproportionately penalise the wrongfully convicted.
If the crisis worsens, more people will ask, how did this happen? The answer will be simple: governments made good laws, but they did not enforce them.
The shooters in the Buffalo and Uvalde massacres were both 18, and legally purchased assault rifles. This is fueling calls to raise the age when someone can purchase this weapon from 18 to 21.
Current HIV criminal laws increase HIV stigma and discrimination against marginalized people – and negatively affect public health.
Parties who design the technologies and platforms on which mobile apps are built and marketed must be brought within the legal accountability framework to close the privacy loop.
Students of color are largely missing out on paid internships working for lawmakers on Capitol Hill, new research has found.
Morals and laws are not binaries. They complement each other to enable harmonious coexistence.
A social scientist argues that in the absence of strong government action, people took it upon themselves to work out conduct to stem the spread of virus.
Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.
The US has bought up most of the world’s supply of remdesivir. This type of treatment nationalism is nothing new, though.
Laws enabling citizens to apprehend suspects, which date back to medieval England, were historically used in the US to suppress slave revolts.
We need any new laws on what we can and can’t do to be clear to all, applied consistently and transparently, which is not the case at the moment.
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.
Assuming machines could take the place of judges belies their role as the third arm of government and makers of law.
Here’s when the law says it’s okay to let rude words fly.
A group of scientists want a new Geneva Convention to safeguard the environment during wars and conflicts. We already have such rules, but they’re inadequate, inconsistent and unclear.
President Trump hinted that he would defy a Supreme Court ruling recently, though he later yielded to its authority. Andrew Jackson – Trump’s hero – likewise challenged the rule of law in the 1830s.
States like California have been at the forefront of privacy innovation in recent decades. A possible federal law could bring their experimentation to a halt, harming consumers.