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Media Contact:Laura Cavender | cavender@upenn.edu | 215-746-6411July 11, 2013

President Obama Requests Bioethics Commission to Play Early Role in BRAIN Initiative

WASHINGTON -- As part of the new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN Initiative, announced in April, President Barack Obama has asked the Presidential Commission f

Why the Zimmerman Verdict Will Be All or Nothing

July 8, 2013

Paul Robinson of the Law School pens an op-ed about the murder trial of George Zimmerman.

Article Source: The Wall Street Journal

Audio: Legalese Aside, How Do We Talk About Race Nowadays?

June 29, 2013

Dorothy Roberts of the Law School shares her comments on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Voter Rights Act.

Article Source: NPR

Will the DOMA Decision Kill Gay Marriage Bans?

June 26, 2013

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School shares his comments the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA and how state marriage bans might be affected in the future.

Article Source: Washinton Post
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The Supreme Court and the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Dr. Rogers Smith, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, chairs the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism.