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Global influence of U.S. Constitution on the decline

The U.S. Constitution’s global influence is on the decline, finds a new study by David S. Law, JD, PhD, professor of law at Washington...

Psychology and the law: A special issue of Current Directions in...

Legal systems are necessary in any functioning society. Centuries ago, people realized that the only way to maintain a peaceful community was to develop a firm set of rules -- laws -- to punish transgressors. As laws have continued to evolve in soci...

Elder law expert: Health care reform act a mixed bag for...

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Although the effects of the controversial health care reform act will be somewhat muted for many older Americans, it will inevitably have enough of an impact that seniors will discover that there is plenty to like and dislike...

Inverse benefits due to drug marketing undermine patient safety and public...

GALVESTON, TX -- Drugs that pharmaceutical companies market most aggressively to physicians and patients tend to offer less benefit and more harm to most patients -- a phenomenon described as the "inverse benefit law" in a paper from the Universi...

Seminal papers on election law and election administration

New Rochelle, NY, December 21, 2010 -- A festschrift honoring Daniel H. Lowenstein, a pioneering legal scholar, Professor at UCLA School of Law, and Founding Co-Editor of Election Law Journal, who devoted his career to advancing election la...

UT researcher finds power and corruption may be good for society

They are familiar scenes: politicians bemoaning the death of family values only for extramarital affairs to be unveiled or politicians preaching financial sacrifice while their expense accounts fatten up. Moral corruption and power asymmetries ar...

GM, Chrysler bankruptcies created troubling legacy, legal scholars say

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcy reorganizations represented a sea change in corporate restructuring, one that could portend the end of our current system of bankruptcy reorganization, according to a published articl...

Prospective voters and the new health care law

Boston, MA -- A comprehensive review of national opinion polls, including newly released data, shows that those who say they intend to vote for a Democratic congressional candidate in 2010 and those who say they intend to vote for a Republican in t...

Partners who had powerful faces in college lead profitable law firms

Los Angeles, CA (October 21, 2010) Law firms are more profitable when they are led by managing partners who have faces that look powerful, according to a study in the current Social Psychological and Personality Science (published by SAGE). Appea...

White women three times more likely to commit suicide than black

White women in North Carolina commit suicide at nearly three times the rate of minority women across the state, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. No one knows why. Some say black women, for example, may have a larger circle of nearby family members and friends to help them through trying times, but study leader Dr. Carol Runyan says she prefers not to speculate.

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