China’s citizens are no strangers to being monitored by, well, strangers. Since the Mao era, the government has maintained the dang’an system in which each citizen’s dang’an, or personal file, served as a womb-to-tomb dossier — comprised of school grades, job evaluations, political leanings, and much more — meant to help the Communist Party maintain […]

There’s something haunting South Asian schools: “ghost teachers.” These aren’t the specters of teachers past. They’re fictitious teachers, who exist only on paper to misappropriate education funds, or they’re real teachers who rarely show up to their jobs. In July, internal records from Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education revealed that 1,100 schools were receiving funding for […]

Should the Confrontation Clause limit the admissibility of children’s statements to mandatory child abuse reporters? Richard Friedman (University of Michigan Law School) and Thomas Lyon (USC Gould School of Law) will discuss alternative perspectives on the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment. The Confrontation Clause typically guarantees citizens the right to face their accusers. The […]

March 2015 marked the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s flagship policy and potentially his enduring legislative legacy. Following the 2012 ruling in NFIB v. Sebelius, proponents of the ACA for the most part believed themselves out of the woods. However, a recent case brought before the Supreme Court, King v. Burwell, […]

Nevada requires emergency medical technicians to complete 26 days of training before obtaining a license — a pretty standard state requirement for an occupation licensed across the country. However, Nevada is also one of only three states and Washington, DC that license interior designers, and the requirements are steep: 2,190 days, or six years, of […]

Since Sputnik kicked off the space race, humans have steadily littered Earth’s orbit with derelict satellites, spent rocket stages and bits of space projects gone awry. Burgeoning space industries, private and public, only continue to add to the ever-expanding trash. Though growing private markets may provide more opportunities to explore and access space, the deteriorating […]

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