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How to help children at risk for abuse

Resources are available to protect kids from systemic child abuse. The executive director at Penn’s Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research has insight and advice for everyone to help keep kids and communities safe.

Jill DiSanto , Jill DiSanto

The Supreme Court: Wedding cake case

The Supreme Court has heard and is set to rule on the case Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd., v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission involving a cakeshop owner who denied service to a gay couple on the grounds that it was against his religious belief.

Catalonia’s independence

Although Catalonia has declared independence based on at least three elections that have reflected its desire to separate from Spain, the national government in Madrid has imposed direct rule over the region. According to the Spanish government, Catalonia has no right to become independent, because Spain is indivisible under its constitution.



In the News


The New York Times

Lawyers Told Gina Haspel Torture Was Legal. But It Never Was.

Claire Finkelstein and Stephen Xenakis of the Law School’s Center for Ethics and Rule of Law co-wrote an exploration of C.I.A. director nominee Gina Haspel’s culpability for “enhanced interrogation techniques” that occurred at the secret detention site she oversaw in 2002.

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The New York Times

Amazon, the Elephant in the Antitrust Room

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp warned that companies claiming that merging is a necessary preemptive strike against large competitors like Amazon may find that such a claim could be used to validate nearly any merger.

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NBC News

Hundreds of Human Trafficking Victims Freed in 13 Countries After Vast Interpol Operation

The Law School’s Sarah Paoletti explained how people escaping labor trafficking can unwittingly violate their visas, leaving them vulnerable to deportation. Paoletti recommended that rescue operations take a “victim-centered approach” in order to prevent re-trafficking.

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MarketWatch

Opinion: Using Antitrust Laws to Break Up Amazon, Facebook and Google Is Just Political Fantasy

Herbert Hovenkamp of the Law School and the Wharton School discussed antitrust law and identified key traits of monopolistic behavior. Hovenkamp stated that Amazon hasn’t committed antitrust violations with their competitively low margins.

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Houston Chronicle

Deputy's Body Cam Was Charging When Unarmed Man Fatally Shot

Amanda Woog of the Law School is quoted on the scrutiny of police shootings and violence and its effect on police departments.

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