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Philadelphia Inquirer

Homicides are up, but GOP misleads with claims about blame

David Abrams of the Law School spoke about fluctuating crime rates during the pandemic. “Any theory explaining the rise in homicides would also have to explain why we haven’t seen a spike in other kinds of crimes,” he said.



Workers sue over vaccine mandates

Eric Feldman of the Law School discussed the lawsuits filed by workers against employers’ COVID-19 vaccine requirements. “There’s a distinction that’s not drawn in this lawsuit between mandatory vaccination and compulsory vaccination,” he said. “Compulsory vaccination is literally holding people down and jabbing a needle in their arm and forcing them to get vaccinated against their will; mandatory vaccination isn’t forcing anyone to get vaccinated.”



Black homeowners are being left out of the mortgage refinance boom

Benjamin Keys of the Wharton School spoke about disparities in home refinancing. “Some borrowers may sort of stay on the sidelines to wait until they’ve heard from a trustworthy source that it’s a good time to refinance,” he said.


The New York Times

How far are Republicans willing to go? They’re already gone

Daniel Hopkins of the School of Arts & Sciences spoke about the lack of public understanding of U.S. election law. “Relatively few people are equipped to directly evaluate claims that an election was fraudulent, so voters necessarily rely on politicians, media commentators and other elites to tell them if something ran afoul,” he said.


The Atlantic

America’s dangerous obsession with innocence

Marissa Bluestine of the Law School’s Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice spoke about the numerous innocence organizations working to exonerate wrongfully convicted people on death row in the U.S.