Huffington Post Live - Before James Foley's execution, the Islamic State demanded a $312 million ransom which the U.S. refused. Should America change its policy against negotiating with terrorists? And why did the U.S. make a deal for Bowe Bergdahl but not Foley?
OUP Academic - The recent Hobby Lobby decision, which ruled that corporations with certain religious beliefs were no longer required to provide insurance that covers contraception for their female employees — as mandated by Obamacare — hinged on a curious piece of legislation from 1993.
New York Law Journal - After spending the past year testing potential changes to its second- and third-year curriculum, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is rolling out new and revamped offerings this fall with an emphasis on practical lawyering skills.
Opinio Juris - My blogospheric colleagues have begun debating whether the Administration has sufficient domestic legal authority to proceed with what the Times has called a “targeted, highly selective campaign of airstrikes against Sunni militants in Iraq” – reportedly now under contemplation.