Yale Law Professor Exposes Disturbing Eugenic Origins of Colorado’s Habitual Criminal Law

DENVER, Colorado – Yale Law School professor Daniel Loehr, along with research assistants Balen Essak-Hernandez and Courtney Perales, has filed an amicus brief before the Colorado Supreme Court, arguing that the state’s habitual criminal law is linked to the eugenics movement. Loehr’s brief, based on historical research conducted during his time at the Law School, aims to demonstrate the historical origins of the law and its ties to the eugenics movement. The brief focuses on the case of Ward v. the People of Colorado, in which an individual was charged under the habitual criminal law … Read more

Landmark Verdict: Professor Awarded $30 Million in Landmark Revenge Porn Trial

New York City, NY – A groundbreaking trial under the city’s revenge porn legislation has resulted in a $30 million jury award for the plaintiff, Dr. Spring Chenoa Cooper. Attorneys representing Dr. Cooper credit her powerful testimony and unwavering commitment to reporting her ex-boyfriend’s heinous crimes for securing this landmark verdict. The jury’s decision came after Dr. Cooper endured the malicious and repeated posting of intimate photos and videos by her ex-partner, Ryan Broems. These explicit materials were not the only weapons in his endless campaign of harassment, as he also exposed her personal information, … Read more

Religious Studies Professor S Brent Rodriguez-Plate Takes on The Berlin International Film Festival: An Ecumenical Journey Through Diverse Films

Berlin, Germany – Professor of Religious Studies S Brent Rodriguez-Plate recently had the honor of being a member of the ecumenical jury at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival, also known as the Berlinale. As a longstanding tradition, the ecumenical jury at the Berlinale recognizes and celebrates outstanding international films. Over the course of ten days, Rodriguez-Plate and the jury watched more than 30 films, encompassing a diverse range of genres and settings. This year, the ecumenical jury presented awards in three categories: the main competition, panorama, and forum. The top prize in the main … Read more

University of Maryland Law Professor Maxwell L. Stearns Proposes Revolutionary Plan to Strengthen American Democracy

Baltimore, Maryland – Maxwell L. Stearns, the Venable, Baetjer & Howard Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, has proposed a radical solution to repair America’s broken democracy in his latest book, “Parliamentary America: The Least Radical Means of Radically Repairing Our Broken Democracy.” Drawing on his extensive research and travels to different democracies around the world, Stearns advocates for transforming the U.S. government into a parliamentary system. Stearns recently discussed his ideas at a Z√≥calo and Los Angeles Times event titled “Would Parliamentary America Have More Fun?” … Read more