Law & Policy

New study analyzes recent gun violence research

Consensus is growing in recent research evaluating the impact of right-to-carry concealed handgun laws, showing that they increase violent crime, despite what older research says.

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Tackling the high cost of prescription drugs

In a Q&A, law Professor Michelle Mello, co-author of the "Making Medicines Affordable" report of the National Academies, explains some of the key challenges facing Americans in need of prescription drugs.

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Why nuclear deterrence can work on North Korea

The same logic that kept a nuclear war from breaking out between the United States and former Soviet Union is the best strategy to now pursue with North Korea, several scholars agree.

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Mueller’s charges against Trump campaign officials

Law Professor David Alan Sklansky dissects the charges filed against Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos, and explores the scope of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Q&A with Robert Waymouth on the future of plastics

Plastics are inexpensive and pervasive, but also degrade slowly and damage critical ecosystems. Stanford chemist Robert Waymouth discusses changes in incentives and technologies to create a more sustainable future for plastics.

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Sexual harassment and the law

As thousands of mostly women have come forward to share experiences on social media of sexual harassment, gender discrimination expert Deborah Rhode discusses the law and sexual harassment in the workplace.

Effects of rolling back the Clean Power Plan

Early October the EPA moved to roll back the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. Stanford legal and economic experts discuss this move and what it means for attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Iran nuclear deal worth keeping, Stanford experts say

Stanford experts say upending the Iran nuclear deal would stymie U.S. efforts to solve the North Korean nuclear crisis, isolate America on the world’s stage and strengthen hard-liners in Iran.