Investigating N.C.'s role in CIA renditions
Faculty, students examine state’s ties to apprehension, detention, and transport of terror suspects to be tortured outside the U.S.
New Duke Law research center focuses on gun rights and regulation
Second Amendment scholars Joseph Blocher and Darrell Miller co-direct the Duke Center for Firearms Law.
Duke’s Center on Law, Ethics and National Security considers key cybersecurity, terrorism, and national security challenges, February 22-23.
Duke Center on Law, Race and Politics and Law in Slavery and Freedom Project of the University of Michigan host conference on historical period that set the stage for the Civil Rights movement, Mar. 1-2.
Board of Education v. Earls
The Supreme Court expanded schools' ability to conduct drug tests in Board of Education v. Earls, 536 U.S. 822 (2002). The case began when the school board in Tecumseh, Oklahoma developed a policy to test all students in extracurricular activities. High school student Lindsay Earls and her family, with the legal backing of the American Civil Liberties Union, challenged the policy as an unlawful search that violated students' right to privacy.
The documentary tells the story of the case through interviews with the people involved: the Earls family, their ACLU lawyer, members of the Tecumseh School Board and their lawyer, and the federal judges who heard the case.