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.
Entering the public domain (finally)
Center for the Study of the Public Domain celebrates expiration of copyright for Safety Last! and other works from 1923.
Stenberg v. Carhart
In 1997, the Nebraska Legislature voted to ban a procedure known as partial-birth abortion. Although the ban's supporters argued that it only affected certain late-term abortions, abortion provider Dr. LeRoy Carhart feared that the law would affect other common abortion procedures. He sued the state, arguing that the ban placed an unconstitutional burden on a woman's right to an abortion. The case eventually went to the Supreme Court and became the focus of the ongoing political and cultural battle over abortion rights.