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Tight race as primary nears for mayoral candidates

As the deadline for voter registration in the primary ended Wednesday with many candidates looking to spend their fundraising money on campaign ads, over one-third of voters only have a few weeks left to decide who they will vote for in the heated Boston mayoral race to replace longtime Mayor Thomas Menino. Douglas Kriner, a professor of […]

Newly passed bill links student loans to economy, profs. say

While Congress passed a bipartisan bill Thursday that will lower student loan rates for the upcoming academic year, the legislation may only be effective until the economy improves, officials said. BU economics professor Daniele Paserman said the legislation, an effective reversal of the rates doubling on July 1, ties student loans directly to the economy. […]

U.S. Senate passes immigration reform based on DREAM Act

In a 68-32 victory, the U.S Senate issued a sweeping decision Thursday in favor of an immigration reform bill that may put undocumented immigrant students at schools such as Boston University on a quicker and easier path to citizenship. Although there was a strong showing from both liberals and conservatives in favor of this bill, […]

Supreme Court to consider abortion clinic buffer zone law

Boston University School of Law professor Sean Kealy, instrumental in the creation of the “buffer zone” abortion protester law to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in the near future, said he expects the law will be upheld as constitutional once again. The country’s highest court has agreed to consider challenges to the Massachusetts […]

SCOTUS decision a win for same-sex marriage

In a major victory for gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court  issued a decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, opening the path for gay married couples to receive federal benefits they were denied under the act. The 5-to-4 ruling deemed the law unconstitutional under the equal protection clause of the Fifth […]