Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum – a Blow to Human Rights?

Yesterday the Supreme Court handed down a decision on the case Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. I was actually in the room when the court heard this case, which involves a group of Nigerians attempting to sue multinational oil companies for human rights abuses in Nigeria. The case involves the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which … Continue reading

Prison Hodgepodge

First off, let’s talk about how 40 years of solitary confinement is just too long. People left in solitary for that kind of time end up with serious physical and emotional problems. Unfortunately, it happens every day in America. National Geographic made a documentary on this problem that I found pretty helpful. You can watch … Continue reading

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