In Hong Kong, a new round in the long-standing clash over law, autonomy, and democracy
Political scientist Jacques deLisle explains what spurred the latest conflict, and whether the desire to end it could prompt mainland China to intervene with force.
Is Huawei a national security threat?
Christopher Yoo, professor of law, communication, and computer and information science, describes why the Chinese technology company has become a hot topic of conversation in national security circles.
Penn Law’s Louis Rulli on the SCOTUS decision on census citizenship question
Penn Law’s Louis S. Rulli responds to the Supreme Court ruling on Department of Commerce v. New York, which addressed adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Documentary shows discriminatory impact of state legal assistance provision
The Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law has produced a new documentary that exposes the discriminatory impact of a provision of the Pennsylvania Victims Assistance Compensation Program law that denies assistance to victims who contribute, or are suspected of contributing, to their own death or injury.
Law faculty react to SCOTUS ruling on jury selection in death penalty case
In Flowers v. Mississippi, the Supreme Court voted 7-2 to overturn the conviction and death sentence in the sixth murder trial of Curtis Flowers, finding that the prosecutor had engaged in misconduct by discriminating against black people in jury selection.
For incarcerated women, From Cell to Home offers a second chance
The program, run by the Ortner Center’s Kathleen M. Brown with support from Penn student volunteers and the Quattrone Center, works to secure the release of reformed prisoners serving life sentences.
Three from Penn elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Vice Provost for Faculty Anita Allen of the Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences, Daniel Rader of the Perelman School of Medicine, and Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of Perry World House join a group recognized for their world-class leadership and expertise.
Without Mueller details, questions remain on Russia
Professors from Penn Law and the School of Arts and Sciences react to what we know—and what’s still unanswered.
Negotiating a truce in the war on drugs
A Penn Law symposium brought together experts from the legal, law enforcement, social work, and policy camps to discuss how to refocus the decades-long fight to be less punitive and more protective.
New contracts rewrite the rules of digital fine print
In an article in the University of Chicago Law Review, Penn Law professor Dave Hoffman challenges widely held notions about the purpose and function of digital fine print.
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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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Biden Denounces 'The Prostitution of the Second Amendment' by Gun-Rights Activists
During his on-campus talk with President Amy Gutmann yesterday, former U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, leader of the Penn Biden Center, expressed support for the March for Our Lives movement, denouncing what he feels to be a misuse of the Second Amendment by gun-rights activists.
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