Articles by Law School

  • Analysis: Manning's Legal Strategy Could Lead to Plea DealAnalysis: Manning's Legal Strategy Could Lead to Plea Deal

    December 29 2011 1:30 PM

    While it may appear that the government's document-leaking case against U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning is strong, the defense could have some surprising leverage with prosecutors and force plea negotiations.

  • Web Gambling Gets Boost from Obama Administration

    December 26 2011 10:46 AM

    The Obama administration cleared the way for U.S. states to legalize Internet poker and certain other online betting in a switch that may help them reap billions in tax revenue and spur web-based gambling.

  • Christmas Reindeer Mystery: The World’s Largest Herd is VanishingChristmas Reindeer Mystery: The World’s Largest Herd is Vanishing

    December 23 2011 12:45 PM

    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.

  • Reaction to Canadian court ruling on securities regulatorReaction to Canadian court ruling on securities regulator

    December 22 2011 7:54 PM

    The Supreme Court of Canada ruled against the federal government's plan to create a single, national securities regulator, forcing Ottawa to rethink its campaign to replace the current patchwork of provincial watchdogs and regulations.

  • Ottawa to rethink federal regulator planOttawa to rethink federal regulator plan

    December 22 2011 5:52 PM

    Canada's top court derailed government plans to consolidate a patchwork system of provincial securities regulators on Thursday, ruling that proposed federal legislation violated provincial rights and forcing the government back to the drawing board.

  • 2011's Top Quote: 'We Are The 99 Percent'2011's Top Quote: 'We Are The 99 Percent'

    December 20 2011 2:56 PM

    Fred Shapiro, a Yale Law School librarian and well-known authority on quotations, just released his sixth-annual list of the most memorable quotations of the year. The top three quotes all deal with statements made by people protesting the income disparity in the U.S. The Occupy Wall Street protesters’ slogan --“We are the 99 percent” – was the list's top quote.

  • Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Allowed in Payroll Tax Cut BillDrug Testing for Unemployment Benefits Allowed in Payroll Tax Cut Bill

    December 15 2011 10:38 AM

    A House bill to extend a payroll tax cut would also authorize states to require drug testing for recipients of unemployment benefits, prompting questions about the measure's effectiveness and legality.

  • Undercover police spied on protesters at Occupy LAUndercover police spied on protesters at Occupy LA

    December 11 2011 9:11 PM

    Undercover police officers infiltrated Occupy LA's tent city last month to spy on people they suspected of stockpiling human waste and crude weapons for resisting an eventual eviction, police and city government sources said.

  • Harry Morgan Dies at 96: Beloved 'MASH' Colonel Passes Away [VIDEOS]

    December 07 2011 2:03 PM

    Morgan, best known for playing Colonel Sherman T. Potter on long-running TV classic M*A*S*H, died Wednesday at age 96, possibly from pneumonia. Look back on the prolific character actor's five-decade career, and watch Morgan's interview with the Television Academy Foundation in 2004 and classic M*A*S*H moments with his Col. Potter.

  • Senators Consider New Bills to Address Inside Trading Among Lawmakers

    December 01 2011 6:31 PM

    Insider trading by members of Congress is a clear problem, but fixing it may prove difficult.

  • Carrier IQ Spyware: Company’s Android App Logs the Keystrokes of Millions [VIDEO]Carrier IQ Spyware: Company’s Android App Logs the Keystrokes of Millions [VIDEO]

    December 01 2011 10:13 AM

    The Carrier IQ secret spyware app is embedded in millions of Android, Nokia and RIM phones around the globe and has been logging the keystrokes of its users.

  • Immigration Enforcement Shift Could Spare Thousands from DeportationImmigration Enforcement Shift Could Spare Thousands from Deportation

    November 23 2011 11:06 AM

    The Department of Homeland Security announced last week a sweeping review of deportation cases before immigration courts and the establishment of a nationwide retraining program for enforcement agents and prosecuting attorneys. Both are intended to focus deportations on immigrants who have committed serious crimes or who pose a threat to public safety, rather than a broad category of noncriminal immigrants.

  • Woody Allen, Mia Farrow's Son Named Rhodes ScholarWoody Allen, Mia Farrow's Son Named Rhodes Scholar

    November 21 2011 6:30 PM

    Ronan Farrow, the son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow who works as a State Department special adviser on global youth issues, has been named a Rhodes Scholar.

  • Ted Forstmann: Sportsman, Philanthropist and Ladies' Man, Dies at 71Ted Forstmann: Sportsman, Philanthropist and Ladies' Man, Dies at 71

    November 21 2011 7:23 AM

    Theodore J. Forstmann, better known as Ted Forstmann, the co-founder of private equity firm Forstmann Little & Company and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Management Group (IMG) died on Sunday, of brain cancer. The 71-year-old private equity investor and philanthropist had been battling the illness for six months.

  • Obama 1991 Commercial for TBS' ‘Black History Minute’ Goes Viral [VIDEO]Obama 1991 Commercial for TBS' ‘Black History Minute’ Goes Viral [VIDEO]

    November 20 2011 8:48 PM

    Believed to be Obama’s first ever national appearance, a 1991 commercial for TBS’ “Black History Minute, featuring the then-29-year-old, deep-voiced Harvard Law Review graduating editor in chief (before he became commander in chief), has gone viral since its discovery.

  • Insight: Anger rises as MF Global clients see billions frozenInsight: Anger rises as MF Global clients see billions frozen

    November 20 2011 3:28 PM

    Three weeks after MF Global's collapse, furious former customers are still fighting for access to billions of dollars as they question why as much as two-thirds of their money is still frozen.

  • Insight: Anger Mounts as MF Global Clients See $3 Billion Still FrozenInsight: Anger Mounts as MF Global Clients See $3 Billion Still Frozen

    November 20 2011 2:21 PM

    Three weeks after MF Global's collapsed, furious former customers are still fighting for access to billions of dollars as they question why as much as two-thirds of their money is still frozen.

  • Protesters Remain Calm While Occupying A,C,E SubwaysProtesters Remain Calm While Occupying A,C,E Subways

    November 17 2011 7:23 PM

    At 3 p.m. the Occupy Wall Street movement promised to take over the subways in all five boroughs. However, there was relatively little disturbance for commuters. On 23rd St. and 8th Ave, a group of about 30 protesters gathered near the subway terminal in order to continue the ongoing protest of the day.

  • Fannie, Freddie Executives Say They Need Big Paychecks to Protect Taxpayer MoneyFannie, Freddie Executives Say They Need Big Paychecks to Protect Taxpayer Money

    November 16 2011 3:52 PM

    Top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac defended their lucrative pay before a House panel on Wednesday, one day after lawmakers approved suspending top executive compensation packages and moving the firms' thousands of employees onto a pay scale that lines up with federal financial regulators.

  • Diaspora Co-Founder’s Suicide: Ilya Zhitomirskiy Was an Idealist, Loved Unicycling and DancingDiaspora Co-Founder’s Suicide: Ilya Zhitomirskiy Was an Idealist, Loved Unicycling and Dancing

    November 16 2011 5:13 AM

    Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of the four co-founders of open source social networking start-up Diaspora, died at his home in San Francisco over the weekend. An officer from the San Francisco Police Department said Zhitomirskiy's death appeared to be a suicide, adding that the final decision would have to wait until after the medical examination procedures.