The Record

Adam Adler

“[B]ug, n: An elusive creature living in a program that makes it incorrect. The activity of ‘debugging’, or removing bugs from a program, ends when people get tired of doing it, not when the bugs are removed.”—Datamation

Kelly Carson

In early November, a judge granted a temporary restraining order against parts of a voter-approved California ballot initiative.  The measure’s opponents argue its implementation would significantly curtail the constitutionally protected speech of registered sex offenders in that state.

Kim Farbota

In recent years neuroscience-based arguments have been cropping up in courtrooms with increasing frequency. Litigators have attempted to use brain scans to demonstrate reduced capacity, and more recently to prove the veracity of a client’s statements.

Ben Cain

On October 22, 2012, Italian judge Marco Billi announced a verdict convicting seven men, six prominent scientists and one civil servant, of multiple manslaughter in connection with their public comments before the devastating 2009 L’Aquila earthquake.  If the verdict and sentence survive appellate review, each man will face six years in prison and liability for nearly $12 million in damages. 

Ben Graham

That box of dusty records might sell for a hundred dollars at a garage sale, but what’s the value of the hard drive full of mp3s? The answer may be nothing.