Does Torture Violate more than just U.S. and International Law?

By Steven Nielsen for I am an American. I believe in the fair treatment of all people despite where he or she may be from or for what crimes he or she may have committed. In addition, I believe that prisoners or detainees should always be treated with respect and should never be subjected […]

Drone Court Proposal: A Response to Professor Vladeck

By Jeffery S. Brand, Amos Guiora and Steven Barela for This post is in response to “Drone Courts: The Wrong Solution to the Wrong Problem,” by Steve Vladeck originally posted on December 2, 2014. Professor Brand is the co-author, along with University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora, of an […]

Circulation Service Interruption

By Melissa Bernstein for the Quinney Library Blog – The three campus libraries are moving over to a new resource management system. As part of the transition, there will be a freeze on circulation services from Wednesday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m. through Friday, December 19. During the freeze, you will not be able to […]

Potential Congressional Vindication of Utah Hemp Extract Patients

By Danny Barber for blog: In the past few years, the cultural attitudes towards the medical use of hemp extracts and marijuana have greatly changed. In one of the more public Utah examples, this past March Governor Gary Herbert signed into law H.B. 105, thereby decriminalizing the cultivation, possession, and use of hemp extract for […]

Cold Weather and Hot Beverages Go Together Like PDO and Networking

By Jess Hofberger for Career Brief Blog.  Job Seekers, Winter Break is a great time for informational interviews. Here is the challenging part: you have to ask for them. If you meet someone at a party or event, don’t be afraid to ask. “Your career (or firm) sounds very interesting. Do you have time this […]

Decision to Recycle or Repurpose Carlson Hall

By Whitney Ward for Reviewing the Green Team survey, there were a number of comments regarding the demolition of Carlson Hall. Although it would have been nice to renovate Carlson Hall and incorporate into a new building design (or leave as a stand alone facility), the state of the Carlson Hall’s structural, mechanical and […]

Collaboration is the Solution to Ozone Pollution

By John Robinson Jr. for EDR Late last month, EPA proposed a new national ozone air quality standard that would reduce the permissible ambient ozone concentration by five to ten parts per billion (from 75 ppb to the range of 65–70 ppb). The recent proposal is actually the second time EPA has moved towards such […]

To Die, To Sleep – Assisted Suicide and Choice

By Travis Walker for the blog. This fall Brittany Maynard moved to Oregon to end her life lawfully. On a quiet Saturday, she took a fatal dose of barbiturates and passed away in a room with family.[1] When the New York Times interviewed Maynard’s husband the next morning, however, he confirmed that “in accordance […]

International Response to Non-State Force

By Steven Young for Traditional states once were the only entities with the power to work extra-territorially in a significant manner. This power was manifest through diplomacy, economics, and the use and threat of force. The United Nations (U.N.) was formed in order to control states and the manner in which force was used […]

Cutting Cords: The Present State of Wireless Medical Devices

By Austen Paulsen for BiolawToday blog. Medical devices are being increasingly equipped with wireless capabilities. The wireless technology in these devices can be used to send patient data to other sources, control and program the devices, and to monitor patients remotely. Many patient benefits can be derived from these devices; the most significant benefits being […]