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Prof. Epps on Kentucky county clerk: Find another job

Saying she was acting “under God’s authority,” Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, hours after the Supreme Court refused to back her position. The brouhaha at the Rowan County Courthouse, which … Continue reading

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Professor C.J. Peters analyzes gloom-and-doom op-ed

In a post on his Matter of Dispute (MOD) blog, Professor C.J. Peters analyzes a recent New York Times op-ed, “Too Many Law Students, Too Few Legal Jobs.” While Peters accords some points to op-ed writer Steven J. Harper — … Continue reading

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Professor Colin Starger’s Supreme Court Mapping Project joins forces with Free Law Project

Professor Colin Starger, the creator of the Supreme Court Mapping Project, has joined forces with the Free Law Project to build a web-based version of his mapping software that will allow users to create their own visualizations of Supreme Court … Continue reading

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Prof. Dionne Koller discusses Baylor football scandal

Professor Dionne Koller, the director of UB’s Center for Sport and the Law, is quoted in an Inside Higher Ed story about a controversy involving Baylor University’s football team. While the Baptist institution, led by former judge and prosecutor Kenneth Starr, … Continue reading

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Watergate revisited: Epps outlines the legal legacy

In an Aug. 22 interview on C-SPAN Radio, Professor Garrett Epps discusses the Watergate scandal that brought down President Richard Nixon and the legal legacy of the case. Said Epps: “It shapes the entire landscape of executive power to this … Continue reading

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Dean Weich refutes portrayal of Sen. Edward Kennedy as a builder of ‘Prison America’

In an Aug. 20 article in The Crime Report, Dean Ronald Weich refutes an assertion by Princeton professor Naomi Murakawa that former Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) was among the lawmakers responsible for building “Prison America” by enacting harsh federal sentencing … Continue reading

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91 student-attorneys sworn in by Judge Shirley Watts

Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Shirley M. Watts officiated Tuesday, Aug. 18 at a swearing-in ceremony for this semester’s 91 student-attorneys, who will take part in the School of Law’s 10 clinics. Congratulations to all!

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