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5 Serial/Serious links for Serious/Serial Listeners Listen Listen

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Are you obsessed with the new podcast Serial? Join the club. We have collected some of the best links around the web for Serial listeners for whom the podcast itself is not enough. Read on. 1. Reddit The conversation on Reddit about the case of Adnan Syed has...

A Take on Serial: Debating Probable Guilt When Probable Guilt Isn’t the Standard Listen Listen

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It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer. —William Blackstone

Legal Briefs: What’s Happening in the Law Listen Listen

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This week in the law, UVA takes dramatic action toward ending sexual assault on campus, a new alternative court appears in NYC, and the Bill Cosby saga worsens.

Cruel and Unusual…Depending on the State Listen Listen

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The Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that mandatory life sentences for juveniles aren't okay, even for murder. But what about the juveniles who were already serving them? Whether that decision applies to them depends on the state.

What is a Culture of School Shootings Doing to Us? Listen Listen

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A few months ago, my son got in the car after school, and said: “Mom, if I’m quiet on the ride home its just ‘cause I am thinking about how I’d stop the intruder.” “What intruder?” I asked, assuming he was talking about a book he...