3Qs: Why court ruling on emission reductions is ‘important and influential’

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.

3Qs: Is Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the US even legal?

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.

Northeastern reflects on sex, gender, and justice

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.

3Qs: Law professor remembers civil rights icon

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 […]

New White House drug program to help combat ‘national crisis’

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.

Internet reacts to unflattering Brady sketch

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.

3Qs: Vaccination policy, the Constitution, and the education system

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.

3Qs: Brady ‘Deflategate’ suspension upheld. What’s next?

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.

Law professor on the Supreme Court ruling and what comes next

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.

3Qs: Supreme Court upholds healthcare law for second time

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.

Law school alumna to argue landmark Supreme Court same-​​sex marriage case

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.