Crime and Law

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On the Lackluster National Response to the Opioid Epidemic

How should the United States react to the opioid crisis's label as a "health emergency"? And how should we work to solve this crisis?
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Inconsistency in Animal Abuse

Many express outrage at news stories involving the poor care of pets, but the implications of our indignation often go unnoticed.
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Complications in Our Picture of Looting

While the vast majority of protests have been peaceful, those that aren't challenge us in ways that require further investigation.

Walgreens and the Conscience Clause

After the Masterpiece Cake Shop decision, the concept of conscience clauses has come under fire -- most recently with a pharmacist in Arizona refusing to fill a prescription.
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The Criminalization of HIV Transmission and Responsibility for Risky Behavior

HIV criminalization laws have a lot to say about the duty to disclose and assumption of risk, and perhaps even more to say about attitudes of racism and homophobia.
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The “Wall of Moms” and Manipulating Implicit Bias

Media narratives regarding the "Wall of Moms" protests in Portland have a lot to say about implicit bias and the responsibilities of white allyship.