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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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Prof. Meyerson Offers Preview of Supreme Court Term in WYPR Radio Interview

The Supreme Court began its new term this week with just eight justices on the bench. How does the empty seat influence which cases the court decides to hear, and how the justices rule? In today’s On the Record program … Continue reading

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The ‘Machinery of Death’ is Back on the Docket

“From this day forward,” Justice Harry Blackmun announced in 1994, “I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.” Blackmun had long been in favor mandatory death sentences. But after 25 years of support, he said, he felt “morally and intellectually … Continue reading

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Lunchtime Discussion of Kavanaugh Hearings

The Senate confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been a traumatic time for the country, and a tumultuous one for the rule of law. People have lots of questions and concerns about how the confirmation process is … Continue reading

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