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Prof Explains Courtroom Persuasion Strategies, Trial Tactics

Trial tactics that defy common sense are just one reason millions of Americans are drawn to the many law-related shows on television, says a Purdue University psychologist who studies persuasion in the courtroom.

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Congressional Involvement After Schiavo -- Resolving the Divergence of Ethics, Law?

Alice Herb, an attorney, medical ethicist, and faculty member in the Graduate Program in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College, offers several guidelines to keep ethics and the law in line as Congress examines end-of-life healthcare issues after the Terri Schiavo case.

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Understanding Biological Foundation of Human Behavior Critical to Improving Laws

Laws and public policy will often miss their mark until they incorporate an understanding of why, biologically, humans behave as they do, scholars from Vanderbilt and Yale universities argue in the March issue of Columbia Law Review.

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Reform Post 9/11 Sensitive Information Policy

Since 9/11, U.S. government efforts to keep sensitive but unclassified materials out of the hands of terrorists have led to tangled regulations that too often bottle up needed information without providing adequate security, says a new report from the University of Maryland.

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Bush Record on Human Rights

The Bush Administration has received a "C" on this year's second annual Presidential Human Rights Performance Report Card issued by the Center on Democratic Performance (CDP) at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Vanderbilt University, Robert Talisse

Government Should Educate Public for Stronger Democracy

The U.S. government should take action to strengthen democracy by educating the public to be better citizens, argues Vanderbilt University philosopher Robert Talisse in his new book.







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