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Sophomore experiences discrimination founded in her Muslim heritage

When sophomore Deema Rashid moved to America, she felt alienated and left out by an imaginary idea, something that separated her from everyone else. She felt isolated and alone because she was different, because she wasn’t from the U.S. and because she didn’t look like everyone else. This racial prejudice has become increasingly common in society today and has opened the gate for Muslims to be portrayed as dangerous and ‘terrorists’ by the media.

Missouri gun shop agrees to pay $2.2 million after selling gun to mentally ill woman

"An Odessa, Mo., gun dealer on Tuesday agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit that arose when the dealer sold a gun to a mentally ill woman who then used it to kill her father.


Mike Kautsch, a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, said the federal law does not specifically provide for negligent entrustment as a cause of action, but the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that the state’s law can be the basis for such an action. He cited a federal district court ruling in Colorado that said basically the same thing.

Who Owns Tradition? Reconceptualizing the Protection of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge

"This Fall, the Spangenberg Centre on Law, Technology and the Arts will be holding its annual conference on the issue of Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge, and Folklore. Focusing on the international aspects of the issue with a US perspective, the conference seeks to revisit and re-examine the theoretical discomfort, and sometimes outright rejection of the possibility of protection of GR, TK and Folklore in mainstream intellectual property discourse in developed countries.

TPP Gets Passing Grade From International Trade Expert

"When the United States and 11 other nations recently agreed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, they set in motion history’s largest free trade agreement. A University of Kansas professor of law and international trade law expert has authored a comprehensive, objective look at the TPP, giving it a passing grade while detailing what it got right, where it could improve and why it’s important to millions of people around the world.

Democrats gain 12 in Kansas House; Finney County website controversy; which polls were right

"Finney County is in southwest Kansas, and its largest city, Garden City, is home to several meatpacking plants, which accounts for the area's high immigrant population. As a result, the Justice Department had announced before the election that Finney County would be among the 67 jurisdictions where it would be monitoring on the ground for violations of the federal Voting Rights Act.

Decisions on school finance, abortion ahead for Kansas Supreme Court

"The Kansas Supreme Court will be free to rule on several high-profile cases without fear of political backlash after the justices survived ouster campaigns Tuesday, according to attorneys.

Five of the court’s seven justices were on the ballot for retention Tuesday and all five were retained. In the coming months, the court is expected to rule on whether the state has unconstitutionally underfunded schools and weigh whether the state’s constitution guarantees a right to abortion.


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