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Populism—the politics of resentment—is generally regarded as a right-wing phenomenon. Populists supposedly appeal to the lowest prejudices of the unintelligently disgruntled, such as unskilled workers who believe that the immigration of large numbers of people from poorer countries than theirs suppresses their wages or destroys...

At Just Security, William Dodge discusses last week’s oral argument in Jesner v. Arab Bank, in which the justices considered whether corporations are liable under the Alien Tort Statute, explaining that “the Justices seemed to be looking at the question in two steps: (1) whether...

Pretense—the attempt to make something that is not the case appear to be true. It’s the word that comes to mind when so-called family-friendly events take place at the facility in which I am confined. Every six to eight weeks, the visiting room at Stafford Creek...

Many insurance policies contain a war exclusion precluding coverage for loss caused by war. But in world where violent conflicts involve a wide variety of different groups and parties, what exactly constitutes “war”? In a recent coverage dispute presenting this issue, a federal judge concluded...

Low-dose Photon Irradiation May Help Malignant Mesothelioma Cells Spread, German Study Warns Low-dose photon irradiation, frequently used in radiotherapy, potentially assists deadly pleural malignant mesothelioma (MPM) cells spread out, warns a research study by Germany’s University of Heidelberg. The study, “Low-dose photon irradiation induces invasiveness through the...