American Capitalism Just Made a Major Change for the Better

Corporate America Says It Will Now Consider the Community in its Actions (What Took Them So Long?) A group of some of the largest companies in the country recently declared for the first time that they will consider the effects of their decisions on workers, customers, suppliers, and communities, in addition to shareholders. This announcement by the Business Roundtable could

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H&M Used a Graffiti Artist’s Illegal Work Without the Artist’s Consent. Can They Do That?

Bite-size Summary of Legal Issue Question: Can a company use a graffiti artist’s work without the artist’s permission, if the graffiti was done illegally? Answer: The courts haven’t decided yet. H&M, no stranger to controversy, is yet again in trouble in the “court of public opinion.” What did they do this time? The retailer used graffiti art as a backdrop

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Our Current Voting System will Almost Inevitably Lead to Dictatorship. Here’s How to Prevent That.

By: Tristan Blaine Note: In general, Law Soup aims to present factual information about law and policy. However, this piece represents my personal opinions, supported by facts, of course. Democracy is hard. Winston Churchill famously said “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried.” We all know the story by now

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A Request for My Fellow Americans

Hello! I invite you to check out what we’ve been up to at Law Soup! Here’s the deal. I’m worried about Trump. But not merely because I disagree with his politics, but because, as all Americans should be, I’m concerned about his lack of respect for the Constitution, particularly free speech, due process, equal protection, and separation of powers. That

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Law News Digest – Week of July 12, 2015

  Friday, July 17 LGB workers may now be protected from discrimination: The federal agency that handles employment discrimination cases, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, just ruled that current law protects lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees from discrimination across the country. Although sexual orientation is not explicitly protected at the federal level, discrimination based on gender/sex is protected, and the agency found that discriminating

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