Law and Public Policy
Leading Global Health Commission Calls for Reform of Drug Policies Worldwide
A leading global public health commission is calling for new policies that would transform our approach to drug use, addiction and control worldwide, including the decriminalization of minor and non-violent drug offenses. According to a report released this morning by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Lancet, the war on drugs and zero-tolerance policies have undercut public health across the globe.
– Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
President Has Constitutional Power to Appoint, Not Just Nominate, Successor to Scalia
After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, announced that they would neither consider nor vote on any nominee to the court picked by President Barack Obama. According to a new paper co-written by two University of Illinois legal experts, that position may be more problematic - both pragmatically and constitutionally - than those senators realize.Media embedded: Image(s)
University of Illinois Law Review
– University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Northeastern University Politics and Security Experts Weigh in on Brussels Attacks
The horrific bombings in Brussels on Monday morning killed dozens and injured hundreds at the city’s airport and a train station, leaving another European nation reeling after a terrorist attack and generating more questions about the ongoing fight against terrorism.Expert(s) available
– Northeastern University
In Wake of Brussels Attacks, What Does the Islamic State Group Want?
The Islamic State group is once again in the headlines, with the organization taking credit for today’s series of deadly explosions in Brussels. USC researchers have worked with a team of international experts to conduct a text analysis to understand the Islamic State group’s strategies.Expert(s) available
– University of Southern California (USC)