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UMD Researchers Assess Potential Public Health Impacts of Fracking in Maryland

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Following their release of a state-commissioned study on the potential public health impacts of fracking in Western Maryland, University of Maryland researchers are helping to inform the conversation about the potential risks associated with unconventional natural gas development and production.

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ATS Expert Can Comment on US Supreme Court's ruling of EPA’s clean power plan

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ASEAN Summit: U-M Experts Can Discuss What to Expect

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University of Utah Law Professor Paul Cassell Asks President Obama to Commute 55-Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence of Weldon Angelos

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In letter to White House, Cassell, a former federal judge, cites “unjust” 55-year mandatory minimum sentence he was forced to hand down in 2004 to Angelos, then a 24-year-old music producer.

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Venezuelan Economy Facing the Perfect Storm

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Legal Expert on Equal Protection, Constitutional Law Available for Comment on Women Registering for Selective Service

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A First Time for Everything: Thoughts on Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf's Upcoming Budget Address

Political blogger covers the ongoing Pennsylvania budget saga in this edition of Weekly Capitol Update Blog.

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ND Expert: Law Prof Attends White House Colombia Meeting Today, Applauds Continued US Aid

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Owe the IRS This Year? Don’t Panic: Take Advantage of These Three Options, Tax Law Expert Says

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Government Decisions in Flint’s Water Crisis Guided by Disregard for Class and Color

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History of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, Public Lands, Western Wildlife Refuges

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Study Finds Human Trafficking Is Judged Unevenly by Law, Public

The severity of the criminal penalty for human trafficking in the U.S. has no effect on the number of suspects who are arrested and prosecuted for the crime, according to a wide-ranging new study by Northeastern criminologist Amy Farrell and her research partners.

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Law expert from University of Arkansas available to comment on U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding life imprisonment of teenagers

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ND Expert: Immigration Reform Necessary, but Could Limit Executive Power

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WashU Expert: Supreme Court's Decision to Take Immigration Case Will Have Profound Consequences

Article Body 2010The United States Supreme Court agreed Jan. 19 to hear United States v. Texas, the challenge brought by 26 states to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. The stakes could not be larger, and they are not limited to immigration, said an immigration law expert at Washington University in St.

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Comer Children's Doctor, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin Call for Federal Research Funding Into Gun Violence

A University of Chicago Medicine physician Catherine Humikowski joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., at a press conference as he continued to push for federal funding for research into the causes and implications of gun violence.

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New FAU Report Shows 45 Percent Increase in Death by Law Enforcement From 1999 to 2013

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Between 1999 and 2013, there were 5,511 deaths by legal intervention or law enforcement in the U.S., and in 2013, an estimated 11.3 million arrests resulted in approximately 480 deaths from law enforcement.

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Better Design Improves Understanding of Online Privacy Notices

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Privacy policies for websites, smartphone apps and, especially, components of the emerging Internet of Things are usually ineffective or ignored by users, but Carnegie Mellon University researchers say properly designed privacy notices — pushed out to users at appropriate times — could help remedy that problem.

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WashU Expert: Supreme Court Decision Could Challenge Unions to Fight for Their Existence

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Article Body 2010   A California teachers’ union case being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week has American labor unions bracing for the worst. Many predict its decision this summer could cripple the ability of public sector unions to collect mandatory dues from the employees they represent under collective bargaining agreements.

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With Supreme Court Striking Down Florida's Death Penalty System, Capital Punishment May Be on Its Way Out, Expert Says