It’s perfectly in keeping with the absurdist drama of the O. J. Simpson case that a person can be acquitted of charges he is guilty of and not ones that he isn’t. Given this paradox, it’s difficult to conjure a just result for Simpson’s parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday. That’s because the authorities there will be evaluating a prison sentence that was, at once, both too long and too short. For those who need a refresher, here’s a brief primer.
It would be difficult to design a better legal David and Goliath story than Betty Dukes v. Walmart. In 2000, Dukes was fifty-four years old and a veteran of six years at the company when she realized that she had never had the opportunity for promotions that several of her male colleagues did. This was not unusual at Walmart. At the time, women comprised about seventy-two per cent of the sales workforce and just a third of management—and an even lesser percentage of upper management.
Few American college students in the mid-nineteen-nineties showed as much promise as Rachel Hall. In 1994, Glamour named her one of its Top 10 College Women. “Rachel Hall is a Truman Scholar, former White House intern, licensed massage therapist, onetime Virgin Islands lifeguard, varsity rower and chair of the United Nations’ Global Federation Youth Cabinet,” the magazine wrote. “A double major in Japanese and international relations, Hall recently transferred from UC-Davis to Stanford University.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".