Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank and retired federal judge Nancy Gertner discussed during last week’s Myra Kraft Open Classroom lecture the ramifications of the U.S. Supreme Court between 1953 and 1969, when Earl Warren served as chief justice.
Students and staff described the 5–4 decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide in unequivocally positive terms, calling it “exciting” and “long overdue.”
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.
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 […]
Marches and demonstrations aimed at shaping the conversation around race and social inequalities captured the nation’s attention in 2014. Here, Northeastern assistant professor Sarah Jackson talks about what we’ve learned from recent activism and what we might expect in 2015.
A new book coauthored by Len Albright, an assistant professor of sociology and public policy, examines the social, political, and economic efficacy of an affordable housing complex in a New Jersey township.
Faculty experts weigh in on this week’s highly anticipated Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage, voting rights, and affirmative action.
Michael Bennett, associate professor in the School of Law, examines the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that wipes out three decades of government patent awards.
Law professor Daniel Medwed said he is conflicted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that police can take DNA samples from people upon arrest, noting both the privacy concerns and the potential to solve cold cases.
Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right to a court-appointed lawyer. But this fair trail right is viewed as more aspirational than operational, according to law professor Daniel Medwed.
The Department of Justice has filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to strike down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, arguing that it violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause. […]
A panel discussion among Northeastern professors examined the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the bulk of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.