Mr. Wilbanks, with Sage Bionetworks, says Google will be in a good position to start selling actuarial tables to insurance companies—like predictions on when a white male in his 40s with certain characteristics might be likely to get sick and expensive. When it comes to life and disability insurance, antidiscrimination laws are weak, he says. … More Your Health Data Isn’t as Safe as You Think
The boy is 10 years old, but he doesn’t go to school. He works for much of the day — and sometimes through the night — crawling through pitch-black tunnels inside the makeshift mine, his fingers picking through the earth, collecting and sorting shards of mica. The minerals he picks up will soon make their … More How mica mined by kids in Madagascar ends up in products used by millions of Americans.
Judges are supposed to be apolitical. The rule of law requires that decisions be based on the laws and Constitution of the United States, and not a judge’s personal views or political preference. Judges are bound by a formal Code of Conduct. Among the restrictions imposed is a prohibition of engaging in political activity. But … More Federal judges must stop attending Federalist Society events.
A 2005 federal law protects many gun manufacturers from wrongful death lawsuits brought by family members. But families of victims of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, are pushing a different approach. A survivor and families of nine other victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting are attempting to hold Remington Arms … More Supreme Court allows Sandy Hook families to sue Remington – CNN
The nearly 70,000 migrant children who were held in government custody this year — up 42 percent in fiscal year 2019 from 2018 — spent more time in shelters and away from their families than in prior years. The Trump administration’s series of strict immigration policies has increased the time children spend in detention, despite … More 69,550 migrant children held in U.S. government custody over the past year
For centuries, a deity or an idol has been treated as a “juristic person” in Indian law because many devotees donate their land and possessions to idols who are synonymous with their shrines. A devotee or the manager of the shrine or trust typically handles the deity’s possessions. In light-hearted legalese, the idol is represented … More For more than a decade, he sat in musty courtrooms, representing a Hindu God in one of the country’s most contentious and deadly disputes.