The Right to Legal Counsel

Adequate legal counsel is not provided to many of the poor accused of crimes.
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Why is Perjury So Rarely Prosecuted?

Perjury is often considered the "forgotten offense." Despite being widespread, it is rarely prosecuted. 

How Reforms to Rape Law Changed Our Understanding of the Crime

Reforms to rape law in the 1970s and 1980s transformed the definition of rape and brought the crime out of the shadows.
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Did You Hear the Joke about the Lawyer?

Why lawyer jokes typically involve the killing or maiming of lawyers.
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Leopold and Loeb, Again

The defense in the trail of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombing is using Clarence Darrow's strategy in the Leopold and Loeb trial of 1924.

The Logan Act

An old American Law, The Logan Act, has suddenly been thrust into the news.

Magna Carta at 800

The Magna Carta's 800th birthday is this year.

The Origins of American Law Schools

When did law schools become a fixture in the training of elite Americans?

What’s in a Name? Probably not Avery Fisher

In 1973 billionaire industrialist Avery Fisher donated $10.5 million to Lincoln Center. The money went to renovate Philharmonic Hall.
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Anniversary: The Nuremberg Trials

On November 20th, 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, the Nuremberg War Crime Trials began. ...