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DOJ’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Expansion Faces Bi-Partisan Roadblock

Sep 14, 2017 By: Owais Ahmed

Civil asset forfeiture is a practice used by law enforcement agencies to seize assets or property from any person suspected of a crime.

CLEAR can help communities use big data to reduce poverty levels

Aug 29, 2016 By: Jackie Black

Governments work hard every day to meet the needs of the community.  When systems are broken citizens look to government entities for

Right to Die: Expansion of legalized Physician Assisted Suicide in the United States while maintaining a conservative approach

May 13, 2016 By: Scott Schweikart

There has been increased debate surrounding Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) in the United States in light of the Brittany Maynard case.

Popular Democracy and Capital Punishment in Nebraska

Feb 10, 2016 By: Max Milstein

In 2015, Nebraska became the seventh state to repeal the death penalty, and did so through its legislature — even overriding a gubernatorial veto.

Clinical Research To Implement Long Overdue Changes to the “Common Rule” for the Protection of Human Subjects

Dec 28, 2015 By: George F. Indest, III

Lawmakers acknowledge that since the implementation of the “Common Rule” in 1991, the volume and landscape of research involving human subjects have changed quite considerably.

High school student suspended over tweet to receive $425,000 settlement

Dec 10, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

The high school student that was suspended last year over tweeting “actually yes” has just settled his civil suit against the school and city for $425,000.

Death penalty via lethal injection: Road to Glossip v. Gross and a new method of execution

Dec 9, 2015 By: Scott Schweikart

Administration of the death penalty via lethal injection has come under intense scrutiny as to both its effectiveness and constitutionality.

Considerations for potential federal government contractors

Jul 16, 2015 By: Laszlo Serester

Along with its opportunities, federal government contracting presents significant regulatory challenges that are not present in commercial contracting.

MN Orchestra travels to Cuba: Is that elephant ivory or mastodon?

May 22, 2015 By: Emily Slagle

The Minnesota Orchestra’s recent trip to Cuba highlights concerns musicians have with bringing their instruments through customs.

Bow and arrow + pillow fort = termination

May 20, 2015 By: Brian Greenlee

At some point, an employer loses patience with an insubordinate and potentially threatening employee.  In this case, a bow and arrow and

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