Looking ahead: Social movements in 2015

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.

3Qs: The lasting impact of historic Gideon ruling

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.

3Qs: The future of the Affordable Care Act

Pro­fessor Kristin Madison exam­ines the poten­tial out­comes of the Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling on Pres­i­dent Obama’s sig­na­ture health-​​care legislation.