Shon Hopwood’s life has taken a turn for the better, thanks to his jailhouse lawyering skills and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Hopwood, who served more than nine years in prison for robbing five banks, is attending the University of Washington law school on a foundation scholarship, Bloomberg News and the Lincoln Journal Star report. He clerks for U.S. District Judge John Coughenour of Seattle. He is married, with two children. And he has published a memoir with the help of a co-author that is called Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning Supreme Court Cases and Finding Redemption.Hopwood was assigned to the law library in prison and took correspondence courses. “It turns out,” he wrote, “that school is not so difficult if you actually read the textbooks.” He also helped a prisoner prepare a cert petition for a fellow inmate that was accepted by the U.S. Supreme Court. Former U.S. Solicitor General Seth Waxman, who later represented the … [Read more...] about Skilled Jailhouse Lawyer Is Now in Law School, Thanks to Bill and Melinda Gates
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POLITICS 05/17/2018 09:39 pm ET “So I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other,” the tech mogul said. By Doha Madani 3k Microsoft founder Bill Gates told his foundation’s staff that President Donald Trump didn’t know the difference between HPV and HIV when they met with each other on two different occasions, according to an exclusive clip obtained by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes. The clip shows Gates telling the room that in two separate meetings with the president, specifically recalling a March 2017 meeting, Trump asked him about the difference between the two viruses. “He wanted to know if there was a difference between HPV and HIV,” Gates said in the clip. “So I was able to explain that those are rarely confused with each other.” HPV, the human papillomavirus, is an infection that can cause warts and lead to cervical cancer, while HIV, the human immunodeficiency … [Read more...] about Bill Gates Says Trump Didn’t Know The Difference Between HPV And HIV
Rick Noack, The Washington Post Published 6:16 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Almost half of all countries have fertility rates below the replacement level, according to an unprecedented study published by The Lancet journal. While there was not a single nation with a fertility rate below the 2.05 threshold back in 1950, the global average is now only 2.4 - down from 4.7 about 70 years ago. Differences between nations have become more pronounced, with some European countries having record-low rates down to one child per woman on average, compared to more than six children in some African nations. If you live in a poorer nation with high fertility rates, a decrease would likely be a reason for celebration. Lower fertility rates are often the result of fewer child deaths, easily accessible contraception and prosperous economies, which explains why Europe, North America and richer Asian nations like Japan are disproportionately affected. In countries with … [Read more...] about Fertility rates around the world are declining. Trump supporters won’t like the solution.
Erin Blakemore, The Washington Post Published 6:26 am PDT, Monday, April 8, 2019 "Contagious Conversations" CDC Foundation podcast www.cdcfoundation.org/podcast - - - How can people tackle the world's thorniest health challenges? From journalism to activism to philanthropy, there are plenty of ways to change the course of human health. A new podcast, "Contagious Conversations," shows how. The show is produced by the CDC Foundation, an independent nonprofit group that mobilizes the private sector to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to protect public health. The podcast's first season is available now. Topics range from global disease threats to disability rights to health inequality - issues that are brought down to earth using personal stories and perspectives. In the first episode, host Claire Stinson interviews Maryn McKenna, a journalist who covers the dangers of outbreaks, drug-resistant diseases and other threats. McKenna tells how she switched … [Read more...] about The perfect podcast for those curious about global diseases and other health problems
By: aasavri Rai 15 April 2019 1:57 PM GMT Nishant Gokhale, alumnus, NUJS Class of 2011 has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship for pursuing a PhD in law at the University of Cambridge. Nishant Gokhale was a member of the NUJS Legal Aid Society during his college days and was the convener for the same from 2010-11. He then did a judicial clerkship, followed by a few years of working as an associate at the Law Chambers of Kapur and Trehan and at Project 39-A at the National Law University, Delhi (then the Centre on the Death Penalty). Nishant Gokhale He pursued courses during his LL.M. at Harvard which helped him make a transition from criminal litigation to legal history and tribal issues in India. He currently works at William J. Clinton American India Foundation based at the Adivasi Academy which is managed by the Bhasha Research & Publication Centre. This gave him an opportunity to work in a predominantly tribal area and spend a year in an … [Read more...] about Nishant Gokhale, NUJS Batch Of 2011, Bags Gates Cambridge Scholarship For Ph.D. At Cambridge