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SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

SCOTUS to hear three landmark LGBTQ+ workers-rights cases in next term

04/25/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Searching for the right job is no walk in the park. College grads would be hard-pressed to name a bigger source of stress than answering the dreaded question, “What comes next?” But for gay and transgender Americans, the job search is made all the more difficult by the […]

California making strides toward cruelty-free cosmetics

California making strides toward cruelty-free cosmetics

03/15/2018 By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist  There is a new voice in California’s government, and it’s not human. Animal rights advocates created enough uproar that a new bill has been proposed that will change vendors drastically. State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani (D-CA) proposed the California Cruelty Free Cosmetic Act this past February. The proposed bill […]

Pittsburgh decriminalizes weed possession

Pittsburgh decriminalizes weed possession

By Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh will blaze a new trail in 2016. Pittsburgh City Council recently became the second city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, to decriminalize possession of marijuana. This reduces the penalty for those caught with small amounts of cannabis, without making the substance legal. City Council approved the new policy […]

Levine receives prestigious writing award

By Jessica Lasky Law School professor Jan Levine is set to receive the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial award from the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute for his accomplishments in legal writing. Levine has been improving the law school’s legal writing program since he arrived in 2007 with conferences, new staff […]