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How Did Guns Get So Powerful?

The New Yorker – Decade by decade, firearms have become deadlier—and tightened their grip on our collective imagination – “The guns that today’s Americans buy and sell by the millions are perfectly suited for that purpose. Civilian AR-15s differ from military versions because, in 1986, the Firearm Owners Protection Act banned the transfer or possession of… Continue Reading

Mandatory Student Spyware Is Creating a Perfect Storm of Human Rights Abuses

EFF: “Spyware apps were foisted on students at the height of the Covid-19 lockdowns. Today, long after most students have returned to in-person learning, those apps are still proliferating, and enabling an ever-expanding range of human rights abuses. In a recent Center for Democracy and Technology report, 81 percent of teachers said their schools use some form… Continue Reading

K-12 School Shooting Database

“The K-12 School Shooting Database research project is a widely inclusive database that documents each and every instance a gun is brandished, is fired, or a bullet hits school property for any reason, regardless of the number of victims, time, day of the week. The School Shooting Database Project is conducted as part of the… Continue Reading

Reflections on Legal Education in the Aftermath of a Pandemic

Casey, Timothy, Reflections on Legal Education in the Aftermath of a Pandemic (August 23, 2021). 28 Clinical L. Rev. 85 (2021), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4117949 “This essay considers two significant changes to legal education in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. First, on-line programs will expand, based on the largely successful experiment in delivering legal… Continue Reading

With Google dominating search, the internet needs crawl neutrality

Fast Company: “Today, one company—Google—controls nearly all of the world’s access to information on the internet. Their monopoly in search means for billions of people, their gateway to knowledge, to products, and their exploration of the web is in the hands of one company. Most agree, this lack of competition in search is bad for… Continue Reading

FAQ on researching public international law

In Custodia Legis: “…A favorite of mine is the FAQ on researching public international law. This FAQ provides information about public international law as well as a link to a Law Library research guide on this topic. This FAQ also provides references to another research guide on the related topic of treaties and an FAQ… Continue Reading

The linguistics search engine that overturned the federal mask mandate

The Verge: “The COVID-19 pandemic was still raging when a federal judge in Florida made the fateful decision to type “sanitation” into the search bar of the Corpus of Historical American English. Many parts of the country had already dropped mask requirements, but a federal mask mandate on planes and other public transportation was still… Continue Reading

The New Words Without Borders: The Future of Reading the World

Words Without Borders: “The launch of our new website and publishing model ushers in a new era for the leading digital magazine for international literature. In our pages this month, new work by Olga Tokarczuk, Jokha Alharthi, Fernanda Melchor, Boubacar Boris Diop, and more…As Words Without Borders nears twenty years of publishing, it can boast… Continue Reading

The Free Learning List

Published by The School of Thought International, a 501c3 nonprofit and registered Australian Charity organization. The Internet’s Best Education Resources. “We’re attempting something quite ambitious: to save the world from itself by popularizing critical thinking, reason, and understanding.  So far our non-profit’s creative commons resources have reached over 30 million people – so while this… Continue Reading

Interactive Map: Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Institute for the Study of War: “This interactive map complements the static control-of-terrain maps that ISW daily produces with high-fidelity and, where possible, street level assessments of the war in Ukraine. ISW’s daily campaign assessments of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, including our static maps, are available at understandingwar.org; you can subscribe to these daily reports… Continue Reading

Webinar: “The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion”

In Custodia Legis: Join Us on 6/16 for Our Webinar: “The Most Improbable War: Legal Transformations in Ukraine and Russia Before and During the Invasion” – “This entry in our Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series will provide an overview of the historic roots of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. It is co-sponsored by the Law Library… Continue Reading