9th January - Law News

2208th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based news & legal articles archive focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Focus Video Story: Racial discrimination and police brutality sparked riots in the 1960s, and affirmative action was used to calm the unrest

Focus of the Day Story: Crowdsourcing is an accurate predictor of court judgments, at best proving accurate in over eight out of ten cases, according to a rigorous analysis. A team of academics arrived at the conclusion after assessing the results of a massive public competition to predict the outcome of US Supreme Court cases, involving cash prizes of up to $10,000 (£7,375) for the winners. Full story: Legal Futures

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