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Supreme court fight
President Donald Trump has nominated a conservative judge to the court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. (Photo/Pixabay)

What to make of the fight over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court replacement

A lot remains unclear about the brewing battle — from the timing and how it might help or hurt the presidential candidates, to whether it will galvanize voters motivated by issues like abortion, religious freedom and health care. USC experts weigh in.

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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.

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Intellectual Property Technology Law Clinic Law
Game developer and USC Cinematic Arts student Aimee Zhang poses with Jef Pearlman of the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic and law students Austin Stenberg and Christine Cheung, clockwise from bottom left. (Photo/Tom Queally)

USC tech law clinic helps video game designers avoid intellectual property trouble

Thanks to USC Gould’s Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic, game designers can learn how to factor copyright and fair use laws into their creative choices.