Regulated to Death

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For two decades, Professor Carol Steiker ’86 and her brother, Jordan Steiker ’88, a law professor at the University of Texas, have focused their careers on the death penalty, whether in the classroom or through scholarship, litigation, and law reform projects.

In their latest collaboration, the Steikers have co-written a new book, “Courting Death: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment,” in which they argue that the Court has failed in its efforts to regulate the death penalty since Gregg v. Georgia, its 1976 decision that allowed capital punishment to resume.

New Harvard report addresses legal and ethical factors affecting players’ health

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The Football Players Health Study at Harvard University today released a set of legal and ethical recommendations to address a series of structural factors that affect NFL player health. The Football Players Health Study is a research initiative composed of several ongoing studies examining the health and wellbeing of NFL players.

Examining Election 2016: Faculty and scholars weigh in

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The 2016 presidential race — and the many events and controversies surrounding it — have prompted HLS scholars to share their viewpoints, to examine the political landscape and to address issues that will have national and global consequences far beyond November 8.

Professor has Ed Portal audience vote on legalization of marijuana

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It’s been eight years since Massachusetts voters decriminalized the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. On Tuesday, they’ll decide whether to tax and regulate the sale and adult consumption of it. The initiative, known as Question 4, would legalize and create a commission to regulate marijuana in Massachusetts.

Examining Election 2016: Faculty and scholars weigh in

The 2016 presidential race — and the many events and controversies surrounding it — have prompted HLS scholars to share their viewpoints, to examine the political landscape and to address issues that will have national and global consequences far beyond November 8. As the season draws to a close, here is a selection of their articles and op-eds.