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A pioneering Asian American suburb shaken by the tragedy of a mass shooting

(THE CONVERSATION) For Americans of Asian descent, Monterey Park – a town near Los Angeles, located in the San Gabriel Valley – is a cultural center.
It embodies the modern Asian American experience; that is, a place where Asians in America can access and practice a diverse array of traditions and cultural pursuits i ... (full story)

How California's ambitious new climate plan could help speed energy transformation around the world

(THE CONVERSATION) California is embarking on an audacious new climate plan that aims to eliminate the state's greenhouse gas footprint by 2045, and in the process, slash emissions far beyond its borders. The blueprint calls for massive transformations in industry, energy and transportation, as well as changes in institutions and hu ... (full story)

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor reflects on long and illustrious career

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, whose law practice started in Summit County, has retired from the bench after a long career in public service dedicated to justice and to helping the less fortunate. She was the t10th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the first woman to hold that position.
But ... (full story)


New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits recently challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what's expected to be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications.
The lawsuits argue that limits on the drugs in North Carolina and West Virginia run afoul ... (full story)

Crusading judge tests boundaries of free speech in Brazil

Crusading judge tests boundaries of free speech in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — With his Batman-like gown, athletic build and bald head, Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes cuts an imposing figure.
To some, his actions from the bench are more intimidating. Whether it is investigating former President Jair Bolsonaro, arresting protesters on slim evidence or banishing hi ... (full story)


US Supreme Court to hear IP cases

The United States Supreme Court is set to decide a wide range of intellectual property cases in its upcoming term, including cases involving Andy Warhol and Jack Daniels whiskey.
Feel free to dig into these cases yourself if you’re interested.
Here’s a brief overview.
The most highly publicized of these cas ... (full story)