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Law Street (TM) | July 24, 2014

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Why Does the Fashion Industry Protect Alleged Sex Offenders Over Models?

July 24, 2014 |

Last month, clothing retailers American Apparel and Aldo fired fashion photographers Terry Richardson and Dov Charney for sexually harassing models. Several models have spoken out about their inappropriate behavior over the last few years, so why did these companies wait … Read More

The Case of the Million Dollar Napkins

July 24, 2014 |

I’m a messy eater — ask anyone who knows me. I can make a mess while eating plain bread. So if there is anyone who knows the importance of a steady supply of napkins, it’s me. And also Webster … Read More

Families of Victims of Police Brutality Question Officer Accountability

July 23, 2014 |

More police officers than ever before are being held accountable for misconduct as a result of increased public awareness, media pressure, and new technologies capable of documenting altercations in horrifyingly graphic detail. While the frequency of punishments has increased, however, victims and their families are starting to realize that the word “accountability” may not actually mean very much.Read More

University of Wisconsin Policy Calls for Grade Distribution by Race and Ethnicity

July 23, 2014 | 3

University of Wisconsin – Madison has come up with a new policy, the “Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence,” that good grades should be distributed equally among different races. Allison Dawson argues that while they may be promoting diversity, they are also promoting racial oppression.Read More

Are We Nearing the End of Failed Mandatory Minimum Sentences?

July 22, 2014 | 1

Keeping non violent criminals incarcerated for decades leads to overcrowded conditions and billions of taxpayer dollars. The mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses have led to prisons vastly exceeding their maximum capacity. The United States has seen a 500 percent increase in the number of inmates in federal custody over the last 30 years. Will Congress pass the Smarter Sentencing Act this year?Read More

Conflicting Courts: Affordable Care Act Up in the Air Again

July 22, 2014 | 1

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) never has a boring day in court, and today is no exception. Rulings were just made in two related ACA cases, and they couldn’t be more different.Read More

It’s Time to Shut Down New York’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant

July 22, 2014 | 2

Nuclear reactors are notorious for their cooling systems; the Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima meltdowns all occurred because of cooling system failures. Located in Buchanan in Westchester County, Indian Point sits at the edge of the Hudson River, which supplies the drinking water for over nine million people. The plant draws in two billion gallons of river water every day in order to cool its reactors, discharging it back into the river eight degrees warmer, with catastrophic consequences for the aquatic life there. Read on for a full review of the consequences of the Indian Point power plant.Read More

Cruel and Unusual: California Death Penalty Delays

July 21, 2014 | 1

A federal judge ruled last week that California’s death penalty system is unconstitutional because it violates the Eighth Amendment protection against cruel and unusual punishment. This decision is notable, but not in the way you might think. U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney did not rule the death penalty itself to be unconstitutional, but rather the conditions that accompany it–namely the long wait for California’s death row prisoners.Read More

Top 10 Law Schools for Business Law: #1 New York University School of Law

July 21, 2014 | 2

New York University School of Law is one of the top 10 law schools for business Law in 2014. Discover why this program is number one in the country.Read More

Top 10 Law Schools for Business Law: #2 Harvard Law School

July 21, 2014 |

Harvard Law School is one of the top 10 law schools for business Law in 2014. Discover why this program is number two in the country.Read More

Top 10 Law Schools for Business Law: #3 Columbia Law School

July 21, 2014 |

Columbia Law School is one of the top 10 law schools for business Law in 2014. Discover why this program is number three in the country.Read More

Top 10 Law Schools for Business Law: #4 Northwestern University School of Law

July 21, 2014 | 2

Northwestern University School of Law is one of the top 10 law schools for business Law in 2014. Discover why this program is number four in the country.Read More

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