Apr 01, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and high court judges from the U.K., Germany and the European Court of Human Rights kicked off a two-day conference on comparative constitutional approaches to civil liberties at Cardozo on March 31.Dean Melanie Leslie welcomed the International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) in opening remarks on a day dedicated to the memory of the late Norman Dorsen, an innovator in the field of comparative constitutions.

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May 22, 2019

Professor Ed Zelinsky spoke to Law360 about Secretary Mnuchin's refusal to comply with the subpoena to submit President Trump's tax returns.

Professor Zelinsky told Law360 that as long as Mnuchin can articulate an argument casting doubt on the intent behind the committee’s request, there is no guarantee that Democrats will prevail in a court battle.

Read the complete article here.

May 21, 2019

Visiting professor and international law scholar Gabor Rona was published on Opinio Juris, an academic blog spanning 70+ countries.

Rona's post is part of the "Punishing Atrocities Symposium" series, which includes works from leading academics examining the tensions in current international law. Rona explores the rights of the individual in post-World War II international law.

May 17, 2019

"Steve Mnuchin really has no idea what he's talking about," Professor Kyron Huigens said on Al Jazeera.

"The other contention is that there is no legitimate legislative purpose for Congress to have these tax returns, and of course that's a very dangerous proposition. If the President can say what's a legitimate Congressional purpose then the President has complete control over Congress and the nature of cooperation between the President and Congress...and that violates the basic structure of separation of powers."

May 17, 2019

Professor Myriam Gilles testified before of the House Judiciary Committee. She said, "Forced arbitration clauses are everywhere...what this really means is if an employer rips off a group of employees, they can't sue that employer...The only thing they can do is take on all the burden and cost of going against the employer in a one on one arbitration...Forced arbitration is so popular that over the past decade it's almost impossible to find a product, a service, an amenity of modern life that doesn't force us to sign away our rights.

May 17, 2019

Professor Kate Shaw testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on May 15 titled "Executive Privilege and Congresstional Oversight."

She told the House Judiciary Committee, "My view as a scholar and a former White House lawyer, is that blanket invocations of executive privilege of the sort the White House has made here are without substantial support in either case law or executive branch practice."

Watch the testimony.

May 17, 2019
Professor Anthony Sebok's study into the litigation finance industry examined 200,000 cases handled by one nationwide litigation finance firm over the course of a decade. 
Read more in Law360 about the study and the results.

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