The Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court ruled recently, after hearing arguments from a Northeastern School of Law alumna, that the commonwealth must specifically adhere to mandates that call for significant emission reductions by 2020, a ruling that Northeastern environmental law expert Lee Breckendridge says is influential and demonstrates the role courts can play in addressing climate change.
The leading Republican presidential candidate this week called for a ban on all Muslims entering the country. Law professor Wendy Parmet says this ban would fly in the face of U.S. constitutional values, morality, and human rights.
Students, faculty, and staff convened on Tuesday evening to examine the growing need for gender justice. “Recognition of diversity and plurality is essential to building a strong campus as well as a fully functioning society,” noted Uta Poiger, dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Civil rights activist Julian Bond, who co-founded the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as chairman of the NAACP for 22 years, died on Saturday at the age of 75. An […]
Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky described the federal government’s new Heroin Response Strategy, which looks to combat drug abuse through a public health approach, as a positive development, but added that there is still more work to be done.
A courtroom rendering of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received some unexpected attention online Wednesday. Here, law professor Daniel Medwed explains why these drawings—though not always flattering—are an important part of court proceedings.
Public health law expert Wendy Parmet recently co-authored an article in the New England Journal of Medicine exploring the evolving landscape of vaccination policy. Here, she discusses what could come from a recently adopted law in California.
The NFL on Tuesday upheld Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension. School of Law professor Roger Abrams talks about what could come next on the legal landscape, and predicts “the beginning of the end” of Roger Goodell’s tenure as NFL commissioner.
In a landmark ruling for gay equality, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states. Here, School of Law professor Martha Davis offers insight into the decision and what comes next.
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.
Mary Bonauto, L’87, has been selected by the attorneys for gay and lesbian plaintiffs to argue for overturning same-sex marriage bans, based on the rights afforded by the 14th amendment.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert this week signed a new law that makes death by firing squad an alternative option for capital punishment. Northeastern law professor Michael Meltsner weighs in on the controversial law.