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Daily Archives: October 13, 2020

COVID-19 IMPACT: School District Status Updates for Fall 2020

MCH Strategic Data: “In partnership with Esri, the global market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), we’ve created the below information to keep you informed of the rapid changes and impact of COVID-19 on school reopening plans and operations at the district level. Check back often. This valuable resource is tracking school district reopening dates,… Continue Reading

Native American Treaties Now Online for the First Time

“Hundreds of Native American treaties have been scanned and are now available online, for the first time, in our Catalog. In partnership with The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), you can learn more about these treaties: Native American Heritage Month – selected online highlights Efforts Begin to Digitize 377 Native Treaties, National… Continue Reading

The Coronavirus Unveiled

The New York Times: “In February, as the new coronavirus swept across China and shut down entire cities, a scientist named Sai Li set out to paint its portrait. At the time, the best pictures anyone had managed to take were low-resolution images, in which the virus looked like a barely discernible smudge. Dr. Li,… Continue Reading

How to Tell If Socializing Indoors Is Safe

The Atlantic: “…No indoor gathering will be perfectly safe. Although many states have allowed indoor public settings such as gyms and restaurants to reopen at least in some capacity, experts don’t recommend spending a lot of time indoors with others, especially in situations where masking isn’t possible. The odds of catching the coronavirus are about… Continue Reading

WHO chief slams herd immunity response to coronavirus pandemic as ‘unethical’

Evening Standard via MSN: “Deliberately allowing Covid-19 to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity is “unethical”, an expert has warned. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the concept, which occurs when a large portion of a population becomes immune to a disease, “means allowing unnecessary infections, suffering and death”. It came as… Continue Reading

The proportion of Americans dying from coronavirus infections is the highest in the developed world

Bloomberg: “…according to a study of global mortality rates that shows the U.S. pandemic response left citizens exposed to the lethal disease. Early in the outbreak, the U.S. mortality rate from Covid-19 was lower than in many other hard-hit countries, including the U.K., Spain and the Netherlands, according to the report Monday in the Journal… Continue Reading

How do we make a good taxonomy of legal problems?

Open Law Lab: “I have been working on the giant effort to make a comprehensive, user-centered taxonomy of legal issues that people have in the US. It’s called LIST, Legal Issues Taxonomy, and up in its growing glory at the site Note: this new taxonomy was previously called National Subject Matter Index v2 (NSMIv2),… Continue Reading

Mind the Gap: Gender Pay Disparities in the Legal Academy

Ryan, Christopher and Dawe, Meghan, Mind the Gap: Gender Pay Disparities in the Legal Academy (September 24, 2020). Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Forthcoming, Roger Williams Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 207, Available at SSRN: – “Differences in pay between women and men in the same jobs have captured the public’s attention in recent… Continue Reading

The Role of Justice in the Constitution: The Case for Social and Economic Rights in Comparative Perspective

Rosenfeld, Michel, The Role of Justice in the Constitution: The Case for Social and Economic Rights in Comparative Perspective (October 5, 2020). Cardozo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 620, Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: – “Liberal Constitutions enacted after World War Two typically comprise social and economic rights and hence enshrine a distributive… Continue Reading