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DACA supreme court decision
The high court’s 5-4 opinion signals there are other legal pathways for Trump or other opponents of DACA to dismantle it, but the question remains whether the administration will do so this election year.(Photo/Rhododendrites).

Supreme Court decision is a win for ‘Dreamers’ — but USC experts say it may not last

While many advocates are celebrating the Supreme Court’s opinion on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, USC experts warn that additional legal challenges are likely.

Policy/LawScience/Technology
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Hunter Collins, an intelligence and cyber operations major at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, testifies in a mock trial involving digital espionage. (Image/Courtesy of Joseph Greenfield)

To test their cybercrime knowledge, USC students take witness stand in virtual courtroom

With COVID-19 cyberscams rampant, industry pros from firms worldwide watch as USC digital forensics students show their crime-fighting smarts in front of a real-life judge online.

HealthPolicy/Law
WHO coronavirus pandemic
President Donald Trump said he would suspend funding for the World Health Organization due to concerns that it failed to provide accurate information about the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo/Diego Grandi, iStock)

Why the WHO, often under fire, has a tough balance to strike in its efforts to address health emergencies

As the world confronts a pandemic, the World Health Organization finds itself under a storm of criticism. A USC health policy expert asks: To what extent can we say the agency did not provide adequate information?

HealthPolicy/Law
national stockpile supplies shortage
Members of the Maryland Air National Guard 175th Logistics Readiness Squadron work with members of the Maryland Office of Preparedness and Response to prepare and load medical supplies and equipment at the Maryland Strategic National Stockpile location. (Photo/Christopher Schepers, U.S. Air National Guard)

Coronavirus: Strategic National Stockpile was ready, but not for this

A USC Dornsife professor examines why the stockpile does not have nearly enough of needed supplies like ventilators and protective masks.