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SCOTUS’ Bucklew v. Precythe Decision: Prof. Garrett Epps and Prof. Kim Wehle Express Their Views

One of the Supreme Court cases that was deemed “one to watch” at the start of the current term was decided last week. Some court-watchers thought Bucklew v. Precythe might be another bellwether for how conservative the court was becoming. … Continue reading

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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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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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Prof. Higginbotham Describes Five ‘Heroes of American Dissent’

When it comes to civil rights, progress is largely incremental. In a recent radio program, Heroes of American Dissent, produced by Virginia Humanities, Dean Joseph Curtis Professor of Law F. Michael Higginbotham talked about individuals who took bold steps to … Continue reading

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Law School Alumna Gets Inside View of Brett Kavanaugh Hearings as Senate Judiciary Committee Staffer

When UB School of Law alumna Bryanna Spann, J.D. ’18, began her job as a law clerk to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in August, she had no idea she would have a front-row seat — literally — at one of … Continue reading

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Dean Weich on Lifetime Tenure for Supreme Court Justices

“The lengthening tenure of justices has intensified the Supreme Court confirmation process,” writes University of Baltimore School of Law Dean Ronald Weich in a commentary in today’s Daily Record. “These have become white-hot battles with the accoutrements of modern political campaigns … Continue reading

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Professor Epps on Threats to the Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

Reminiscing about his childhood view of the Supreme Court on WBUR’s Radio Boston program Oct. 8, Professor Garrett Epps noted, “To me, a federal judge was the next best thing to being God.” In the wake of the heavily partisan … Continue reading

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