That’s the year man first set foot on the moon. It’s really difficult to imagine the technical challenges of landing on the moon more than five decades ago if you’re not a rocket scientist, but what’s certain is that computers played a fundamental role – even back then. Despite the […]

Your smartphone is more powerful than the combined computers that ...

A central part of my work as executive director of The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) is educating American citizens about the United States Constitution. When I speak to citizens around the country about the Constitution, and ask them what they view as the most important part of that document, they […]

The interesting history of the bill of rights.

History of the Early Court “The judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” Thus begins Article III, Section I of the United States Constitution — the essential framework […]

The fascinating history of the Supreme Court of the US.

The English jury system migrated to colonial America, but the English did not allow juries in all cases. The denial of the right to a jury trial in all cases inflamed the colonists, and it was one of the many reasons for the revolt against England’s rule. During the American […]

“Juries – The Jury System In America” — the history ...

Article Three of the US Constitutionstated that “[t]he judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” The first actions of the newly created Congress was to pass the Judiciary […]

A fascinating article about the history of the US Court ...

Maggie Lau works in a gold mine. But what she seeks here, more than a kilometer and a half (a mile) below the South African surface, may be more precious than gold. She’s looking for life. It’s not easy work, lit only by headlamps. At times, it can feel as […]

World’s deepest zoo harbors clues to extraterrestrial life

Fake news played a bigger role in this past presidential election than ever seen before. And sometimes it has had serious repercussions for real people and businesses. That’s what happened to a pizzeria in Washington, D.C., recently, when an armed man claiming to be “self-investigating” a fake news story entered […]

What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?

Google chairman Eric Schmidt claims that “the Internet will disappear.” No, he wasn’t referring to the fact that you won’t be able to “like” pictures of dogs on Facebook anymore or log in to your Effacts database. He meant that the internet as we know it will become so pervasive […]

An article discussing the legal issues surrounding the ‘internet of ...

In the summer of 2015, Alexandra Franco got a letter in the mail from a company she had never heard of called AcurianHealth. The letter, addressed to Franco personally, invited her to participate in a study of people with psoriasis, a condition that causes dry, itchy patches on the skin. […]

How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Sends You Letters ...