New US visa definition of family strict, but soft on sensibility

The State Department issued new immigration guidelines aimed at clarifying the Trump administration’s travel ban, which limits visas for citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries. The guidelines outline the meaning of “bona fide” relationship, one of the visa requirements for foreign visitors from those countries attempting to come to the U.S. Maria Cristina Garcia, professor […]

Cornell labor law experts available to comment on Supreme Court vote on unions

Kate Bronfenbrenner, director of labor education research at Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations is available to comment on the Supreme Court vote to uphold public employee fees for unions. Bronfenbrenner researches union and employer strategies in organizing and bargaining in the global economy. She has done extensive research on the impact of trade […]

Taylor Bell’s rap song is poetry, not crime

The case of Taylor Bell, a Mississippi high school student disciplined for posting online a rap song about sexual misconduct of the school’s coaches has drawn national attention. This week a number of high profile hip-hop artists – including Killer Mike, Big Boi and T.I. – signed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to hear the […]

Hall v. Florida, Cornell law expert available

John Blume is a professor of law at Cornell University Law School and has written extensively on the topic of intellectual disability and the criminal justice system, including Atkins v. Virginia. He explains the history of the law being debated this week as well as potential implications of the Court’s ruling. Blume says: “Tomorrow, the […]