Monthly Archives: February 2019

Faculty Share Views on Establishment Clause Challenge in Supreme Court

One of the most significant cases of the 2018 term was to be argued today in the Supreme Court. The American Legion v. American Humanist Association presents an Establishment Clause challenge to a 40-foot-high World War I memorial shaped like a … Continue reading

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Prof. Bessler Contributed to Amicus Brief Cited in Recent Supreme Court Decision

On Feb. 20, in Timbs v. Indiana, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously vacated a lower court ruling. In doing so, it decided that the Eighth Amendment’s Excessive Fines Clause is applicable to the states under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process … Continue reading

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A Day at the Supreme Court: UB School of Law Students Enjoy a Rare Treat

Eight students from Prof. Kim Wehle‘s Federal Courts class visited the U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 20 and enjoyed special behind-the-scenes tours and meetings. In addition to watching oral arguments before the justices and hearing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg announce … Continue reading

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Online Bidding is Open for UBSPI Auction; Get Event Tickets Today!

Have you ever dreamed of spending a week in Guatemala, or taking 13 of your closest friends to see a Baltimore Orioles game in style? You can bid on these and many more exciting opportunities at the Feb. 22 UB … Continue reading

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What Is, a 2012 Cum Laude Graduate of UB School of Law?

The answer is: Eric Backes. If you’re a “Jeopardy!” fan, you might have seen this confident contestant handily defeat the reigning champion, Bif Reiser, on the Feb. 11 episode. In case you missed it, Backes finished his first appearance with … Continue reading

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U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Speak at UB School of Law Commencement

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will deliver the keynote address for the University of Baltimore School of Law commencement on May 13, 2019, at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric Theatre in Baltimore. Rosenstein, a Bethesda resident … Continue reading

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Prof. Higginbotham on Blackface: ‘It’s Problematic and People Need to Stand Up Against It’

Recent disclosures that several public officials in Virginia and Florida have worn blackface have caused outrage across the nation. It has also prompted some to seek a better understanding of why blackface is so inappropriate and offensive to African-Americans. UB … Continue reading

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