Could capital punishment one day be banned in the U.S.? We posed that question to Northeastern law professor Michael Meltsner, who assessed the Supreme Court’s capital punishment ruling Monday.
Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law Wendy Parmet discusses the implications of the court’s ruling on Thursday that federal subsidies can be offered to subscribers to President Obama’s healthcare law, regardless of whether the states in which they live have set up their own health insurance exchanges.
Max Abrahms says the Charleston massacre is an act of terrorism. Here, the terrorism theorist and Northeastern assistant professor of political science, explains why, and discusses the distinction between hate crimes and terrorism.
Northeastern associate professor Matthew Nisbet examines what Pope Francis’ encyclical means for the global climate change discussion and the 2016 presidential race in the U.S.
On Monday, the Supreme Court for the first time addressed the implications of free speech on social media. In the case Elonis v. United States, the court reversed the conviction […]
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday indicted 14 individuals on charges alleging widespread corruption at FIFA, international soccer’s governing body. Law professor Roger Abrams examines the criminal investigation and what it could mean for the sport.
Professor Sanjeev Mukerjee, director of the Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology, says the new Powerwall lithium-ion battery is a good first foray into home energy storage but notes that the “ultimate solution” will require bringing down costs even further.
On Friday, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote, a historic event for the traditionally conservative nation. Northeastern associate professor Patrick Mullen discusses what it was like to be on the Emerald Isle during the vote.
Graduate students in Joseph Guay’s Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action course are doing their part to help with the Nepal earthquake relief response by analyzing and sharing data coming out of the region.
Nepal’s “harsh geography” will make the rescue and humanitarian aid efforts in response to the devastating earthquake rather challenging, but technology and social media are improving the efficiency of these efforts, says Northeastern associate professor Ozlem Ergun, an expert in large-scale networks.
Gabriel Arkles, a legal research and writing professor in the School of Law, discusses Jenner’s decision to come out as a transgender woman, the barriers facing the transgender rights movement, and the current state of resources and services for the transgender community.
Sentencing began Tuesday in the case of 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who a jury earlier this month found guilty of all 30 counts stemming from the deadly Boston Marathon bombings two […]