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Is it illegal to die in Longyearbyen? If you do, you will not be buried here

February 28, 2018

Longyearbyen is a small town on the Spitsbergen in Norway. It is unique in many ways. For example,…
Risky business – new research explores how corporate law undermines financial stability

December 1, 2017

With the effects of the 2007 credit crunch still being felt around the world, a new book by…
NIST Experts Urge Caution in Use of Courtroom Evidence Presentation Method

October 16, 2017

Two experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are calling into question a method of…
Promote legal alternatives to stop unlawful downloading says study

September 16, 2016

The promotion of legal alternatives, rather than the risk of prosecution, is more likely to change unlawful file…
Smoking-free laws significantly reduce the number of smoking teenagers

March 3, 2016

People often say that bans do not solve anything. For example, we can forbid people to use drugs,…
Teens and parents agree: Electronic cigarettes need restrictions

November 17, 2015

As electronic cigarette use skyrockets among youth, even teens agree with parents that what’s known as “vaping” needs…
Alcohol laws help prevent young men from abusive drinking

July 31, 2015

There are many laws regulating consumption of alcohol. Most of them are aimed at reducing drinking at young…
Robotics and the law: When software can harm you

July 14, 2015

Recent headlines declaring “Robot Kills Man in Germany” are examples of growing news coverage about the impact of…
Harsh prison sentences swell ranks of lifers and raise questions about fairness, study finds

July 8, 2015

Stricter state sentencing laws in Washington have swelled the ranks of inmates serving life sentences to nearly one…
Unvaccinated Running Out of Options: Cal Legislature Votes for Tough Mandate

June 30, 2015

Both houses of the California Legislature have now passed a bill to require virtually all California school children…
Study suggests that lawyers stimulating ligitation become “dragon-kings”

February 2, 2015

Lawyers should not motivate ligitation. Nonetheless this practice is not illegal. New study, conducted by Brazilian scientists showed…
Supreme delay: Why the nation’s highest court puts off big decisions until the last moment

October 3, 2014

As the Supreme Court of the United States begins its fall 2014 session this month, it faces decisions…
Neuroscience in the courtroom? Top scholars offer recommendations to President Obama

September 24, 2014

Brain scans are invoked as evidence in the courtroom already. Such innovations raise a lot of challenging questions.…
G20 whistleblower protection laws lacking

June 18, 2014

The majority of whistleblower protection laws in G20 countries fail to meet best international standards despite a public…
Lawsuit accuses BlackBerry of raising false hopes

October 16, 2013

BlackBerry shareholders on Tuesday launched a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging its optimistic sales forecasts for its…
Nearly half of distracted drivers are texting, study finds

September 16, 2013

In Washington state’s first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, UW investigators saw that more than…
Stem Cell Patents and Consumer Rights

July 17, 2013

In the wake of the recent 2013 ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States on gene…
US lawmakers shuffle the deck on online gambling

July 15, 2013

Online gambling is back before Congress, and some are betting it will move forward this time. Congress has…
Higher quality court videolinks will improve justice outcomes: study

July 5, 2013

Poor lighting, bad camera angles and technical glitches in videolink testimonies can affect justice outcomes in court, a…
Update: US court says human genes cannot be patented

June 17, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously threw out attempts to patent human genes, siding with advocates who…
Lethal autonomous robots must be stopped in their tracks

June 10, 2013

The topic of killer robots was drawn back into the public sphere last week with the widely publicised call…
Covert recordings as evidence in court: the return of police ‘verballing’?

May 23, 2013

Today, we take it for granted that police interviews with suspects will be electronically recorded and independently transcribed.…
Brave new world: drones and the law

April 8, 2013

In the late 1970s I found myself wandering the mostly deserted streets of East Berlin, having successfully negotiated…
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