On Monday, a New York judge granted two chimpanzees a writ of habeas corpus. In other words, the chimps have the right to a day in court — under a law that only applies to people.
This isn’t coming from nowhere: The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) has been trying to get chimps the rights of personhood for years. They represent the animals in court, arguing that their living situations — as pets or performers — should be considered as unlawful as the inhumane detention of a human.
EASTON, Pa. — The court battle between two girls and their school over “I (heart) Boobies!” breast cancer awareness bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.
School officials in the Pennsylvania town of Easton plan to appeal a federal appeals court’s decision that rejected its claim the bracelets are lewd and should be banned from school after a school district board vote Tuesday night. Officials say they’re concerned about a “hyper-sexualized” school environment.
Many class of 2015 graduates with federal student loans will face an important milestone this November: The six-month grace period on their loans will expire, meaning they'll need to start making payments unless they're entering the military or enrolling in school at least part time.
When I applied to law school in 1975, the nation was recovering from a severe and prolonged recession. Even so, I always assumed that I’d be able to make a comfortable living with a legal degree, although I didn’t think that practicing law would make me rich.