Ashely Monti—In 1999, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a beta-agonist drug commonly known as ractopamine. Meat producers use ractopamine to accelerate weight gain and promote leanness in pigs, cattle, and turkeys. Today, over 160 countries either restrict or completely ban the use of ractopamine. However, the United States (U.S.) and 25 other countries […]READ FULL ARTICLE
By Nicholas Barry Creel | Georgia College and State University, Assistant Professor of Business Law and EthicsJuly 21, 2021—The Supreme Court decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee regarding Arizona election laws immediately and predictably drew considerable criticism from numerous voting rights advocates. The two laws challenged in this instance allowed election officials to discard […]READ FULL ARTICLE
By: Tyler Yeargain | Associate Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law and PolicyFebruary 15, 2021—What if things had gone differently in 2020? There are countless ways to present the hypothetical—what if Pete Buttigieg had won Iowa outright, and walked away from the caucus with momentum? What if Joe Biden hadn’t been endorsed by Congressman Jim […]READ FULL ARTICLE
Kijana Plenderleith—The LGBTQ+ “panic” defense allows “a jury to find that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression is to blame for a defendant’s violent reaction, including murder.” Eleven states have banned the use of the LGBTQ+ panic defense; nine more have proposed legislation doing the same. However, not all states that have enacted this […]READ FULL ARTICLE
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