Articles by Law School
Rush Limbaugh's Popularity Takes a Nosedive Among Republicans After Sandra Fluke 'Slut' Comment: Poll
March 05 2012 2:27 PM EST
Fallout over Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute is now hurting the conservative radio show host among his core audience, according to a new poll released today.
US to Lay Out Case for Killing Citizens Suspected of Terrorism
March 05 2012 11:14 AM EST
Attorney General Eric Holder will give a speech Monday outlining the legal justification for use of deadly force in the assassination of U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to an official in President Barack Obama's administration.
Obama, Advertisers Denounce Rush Limbaugh Slur in Birth Control Debate
March 03 2012 5:43 PM EST
The ostentatious conservative political pundit Rush Limbaugh drew himself further into controversy after calling a law school student a slut and prostitute in the aftermath of her testimony before Congress about the need for birth control coverage. On Friday, President Barack Obama called Sandra Fluke -- the 30-year-old, third-year Georgetown University law school student who spoke in front of Congress -- to commend her for her willingness to speak out about her cause.
BP Announces $4.7 Billion Oil Spill Lawsuit Settlement
March 03 2012 3:51 PM EST
Late Friday night, BP announced that a $4.7 billion settlement had been reached with individual plaintiffs who sought damages related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Obama Calls Sandra Fluke, Thanks Her After Rush Limbaugh ‘Slut’ Comments
March 02 2012 3:39 PM EST
U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday called up Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student who Rush Limbaugh called a slut and prostitute, to thank her for speaking out on the issue of access to contraception.
Rush Limbaugh Sandra Fluke: Other Controversies From Conservative Commentator
March 02 2012 12:15 PM EST
Throughout his career, right-winged radio host Rush Limbaugh could counted on for controversial moments, the latest being calling Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke a “slut” for testifying to Congress that religious institutions should cover birth control.
Rampant Foreclosure Abuses Suspected Across U.S.
February 16 2012 10:09 PM EST
A report this week showing rampant foreclosure abuse in San Francisco reflects similar levels of lender fraud and faulty documentation across the United States, say experts and officials who have done studies in other parts of the country.
Joseph P. Kennedy III Announces Congressional Candidacy in Massachusetts [VIDEO]
February 16 2012 12:39 PM EST
Joseph Kennedy III has officially launched his congressional campaign for the House of Representatives on Thursdays, as he attempts to continue his family legacy by becoming a Massachusetts politician.
First National Blues Museum Planned for St. Louis Riverfront
February 15 2012 10:50 AM EST
A few blocks from the Mississippi River levee where a homeless W.C. Handy composed St. Louis Blues more than 100 years ago, the first national blues museum in the United States is taking shape.
Jeremy Lin launches NBA Linsanity with meteoric rise with Knicks
February 11 2012 7:51 PM EST
His university classmates may be thriving in law school, at brokerage houses and on the early rungs up the corporate ladder, but Jeremy Lin is blazing a trail as the sudden savior of the New York Knicks.
Path Fumble Highlights Internet Privacy Concerns
February 09 2012 4:49 PM EST
A privacy debate surrounding fledgling social network Path went viral this week, triggering discussions on blogs and on Twitter about how far social networks can go in using members' private data.
$16 House: Kenneth Robinson Misuses Law to Live in $340K Dallas Home: Report
February 06 2012 5:15 PM EST
Kenneth Robinson, a man who paid $16 to file a one-page claim so that he could live in a $340,000 suburban Dallas house, has left the house after a judge's order.
Kansas Immigration Law Would Authorize Illegal Workers, Bucking National Trend
February 03 2012 12:00 PM EST
While Republican states like Arizona and Alabama have passed laws to keep immigrants from finding work, Kansas is exploring a plan that would allow undocumented immigrants to work in industries that face labor shortages.
Canon Earnings Outlook Falters, President Steps Down
January 30 2012 7:00 AM EST
Canon's 76-year-old chairman and CEO will take on the additional role of president after the $60 billion Japanese camera and printer maker forecast weak earnings growth and said its current president was stepping down.
Oklahoma Ruling Exposes Legal Issues with Sharia Law Bans
January 12 2012 11:26 AM EST
A federal appeals court's ruling against a proposed constitutional amendment to ban Oklahoma courts from using Islamic Sharia law represents more than a setback to the measure's proponents. Experts say that the decision also reveals how such laws fall somewhere between impractical and unconstitutional.
Republicans Plan Bill to Force Keystone Pipeline Through
January 11 2012 10:22 PM EST
Congressional Republicans, who are urging President Barack Obama to give a permit to the Keystone XL oil pipeline project, are working on a plan to take the reins of approval from the president should the White House say no.
SEC to Demand Admission of Wrongdoing in Some Cases
January 06 2012 9:49 PM EST
Securities regulators will no longer let companies settle civil cases without admitting or denying the charges if they have already admitted wrongdoing in parallel criminal cases.
Amy Chua, Tiger Mom, Talks Strict Parenting Success
January 04 2012 9:28 AM EST
Amy Chua appeared on the Today show Tuesday to talk about her success through strict parenting one year after she was dubbed one of the most controversial figures of 2011 following the release of her book about being a Tiger mom, or raising her daughters the Chinese way.
Can crowdsourcing shake up education?
December 29 2011 8:46 PM EST
Former teacher Alex Grodd is betting on social media to solve a big problem in education: how to tap other teachers' hands-on experience for what works in the classroom.
Christmas Reindeer Mystery: The World’s Largest Herd is Vanishing
December 23 2011 12:45 PM EST
Children the world over are leaving carrots by the chimney for Santa's reindeer this Christmas, but the real reindeer population, and the Innu people who rely on them, need all the help they can get.