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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Crime

U.S. Will Seek Death Penalty in Marathon Bombing Case

Tsarnaev, at one time a lifeguard at the Malkin Athletic Complex and Cambridge resident, is being tried on 30 counts, 17 of which are punishable by the death penalty in the event of conviction.

The Courtroom Scene
Crime

Three Weeks After Hearing, Bomb-Threat Suspect Still Awaits Formal Indictment

Eldo Kim ’16 was released from federal custody on Dec. 18, but the Harvard sophomore continues to await a formal grand jury indictment.

The Courtroom Scene
Crime

Bomb-Threat Suspect Eldo Kim ’16 Released on Bail Following Pretrial Hearing

Eldo Kim, the Harvard sophomore who was charged Tuesday in connection with Monday’s bomb scare on Harvard’s campus, was released from custody after an appearance in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

The Courtroom Scene
Crime

The Courtroom Scene

A courtroom sketch by freelance artist Jane F. Collins depicts, from left to right, private defense attorney Allison D. Burroughs, supect Eldo Kim ’16, public defender Ian Gold, and U.S. Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein during Kim’s pretrial hearing Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Boston.

Books

HLS Professor Predicts Future of Supreme Court

Harvard Law School Professor Mark V. Tushnet ’67 hypothesized that, in the event of an appointment to the Supreme Court in 2016, the judge appointed will be either Asian-American or African-American. This hypothesis came after Tushnet claimed to have accurately predicted the appointment of Justice Sonia M. Sotomayor in 2008.

Split Genes
Harvard Law School

Split Genes

MIT biology professor Eric Lander voices his opposition to gene patenting at a panel discussion at Harvard Law School on Monday as HLS professor I. Glenn Cohen looks on. The panel focused on the 2013 Supreme Court case Association for Molecular Pathology et al v. Myriad Genetics.

Split Genes
Harvard Law School

HLS Panel Discusses Gene Patents

Panelists at Monday’s discussion about the recent Supreme Court decision against gene patenting agreed that although patenting might provide incentives to aspiring innovators, it often hinders scientific progress, especially when it concerns the DNA sequences that are found within human bodies.

Chemistry

Former Ph.D. Student Files Lawsuit Against University Seeking $10 Million for Royalties Dispute

Mark G. Charest, a former Harvard Ph.D. student, has filed a lawsuit against the University and chemistry and chemical biology professor Andrew G. Myers, seeking an estimated $10 million as compensation for alleged breach of contract and fraud, among other allegations.

Boston Marathon

Marathon Bombing Suspect Indicted on 30 Counts

A 30-count federal indictment against Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev charged him with killing four people and using weapons of mass destruction, among other counts, officials said Thursday.

Waiting for the Same-Sex Marriage Rulings
Harvard Law School

Law School Professors React to Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Rulings

In the wake of a pair of Supreme Court decisions on two major same-sex marriage cases issued Wednesday, Harvard Law School professors praised the Justices for the landmark rulings that largely aligned with legal experts’ predictions.

LGBT

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Holding colorful signs and waving rainbow flags, supporters of same-sex marriage gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court before the announcement of rulings on cases concerning California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

LGBT

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Reporters and photographers donning umbrellas join flag-waving supporters of same-sex marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court building Wednesday morning prior to the announcement of the much-anticipated rulings on two major gay marriage cases.

LGBT

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American flags and rainbow flags dot the crowd that included many supporters of same-sex marriage outside the Supreme Court building in advance of the court's gay marriage rulings Wednesday morning. Many advocates applauded the decisions as a victory for the BGLTQ community.

LGBT

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The gathered crowd reacts as the Proposition 8 legal team walks out of the U.S. Supreme Court building. The Court issued rulings on the California proposition and the Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday morning.

LGBT

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Harvard students were among the crowd that gathered outside the Supreme Court building before the Court announced rulings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance