Law, Science, and Contagion

By Professor Charles Norchi The Pandemic of 2020 underscores the importance of science for everyone. COVID-19 appears to have terminated the anti-science moment that emerged in 2016. Nearly everyone now accepts that physical reality is a fact, even when we … continue reading

Novel coronavirus raises novel legal issues

By Visiting Associate Professor Jeff Thaler Excerpt from an op-ed published in the Portland Press Herald In Maine, one inhabited island tried to keep people from coming over from the mainland because of contagion concern; on a nearby island, several … continue reading

Maine-Arctic on Ice?

By Professor Charles Norchi* In January as COVID-19 swept from Asia to Europe, my scientist colleagues warned of a great disruptor. Our institution deploys Arctic field missions, research, and teaching across a number of disciplines that appeared to be at … continue reading

Is Lying Permitted in a Broken System?

By Associate Professor Thea Johnson I am, admittedly, a crime drama devotee, and I’ve written on this blog before about portrayals of the criminal justice system on prime-time TV. I’m excitedly tuning into a new show that tackles the criminal … continue reading

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