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. … read more »
A panel discussion among Northeastern professors examined the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the bulk of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
An amicus brief filed by Wendy Parmet, an associate dean in the School of Law, was cited to demonstrate that statewide reforms cannot fully solve health-care issues because of the market’s interstate nature.
Law and health sciences professor Kristin Madison analyzes the Supreme Court’s 5–4 ruling upholding President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Three alumni have formed a Northeastern law triumvirate at the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Professor Kristin Madison examines the potential outcomes of the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on President Obama’s signature health-care legislation.
Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union released a new report revealing that law-enforcement agencies frequently use cell-phone tracking data provided by wireless carriers — often without a warrant. … read more »
A trio of Northeastern professors discussed the constitutional challenges and political implications of the Supreme Court’s health-care case.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a California law banning the sale of violent video games to children is unconstitutional. Here, Cynthia Baron, academic director of the digital media program at Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, discusses First Amendment cases in the gaming industry, how the newest ruling may affect the video game rating system and whether children are capable of judging computer-generated violence.