Law & Policy

Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks at Stanford

Sonia Sotomayor, who became a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2009, spoke about the importance of broad education and charity at Stanford Memorial Auditorium.

Unexamined risks from tar sands oil may threaten oceans

A lack of publicly available information about the chemical composition of fuel mined from tar sands hampers efforts to safeguard marine habitats. A new analysis recommends that officials gain a better understanding of the fuel’s environmental impacts before setting regulations.

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What is the future of the EPA?

Environmental law experts Deborah Sivas and Michael Wara discuss the future of the Environmental Protection Agency under the president-elect’s pick to head the agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

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What are the ethical obligations of U.S. presidents?

Legal historian and ethics expert Robert W. Gordon discusses potential challenges facing President-elect Donald Trump, a businessman with holdings and interests across the country and around the globe.