Fordham Law professor Olivier Sylvain co-publishes report on free speech and social media

9 July 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS – Professor Olivier Sylvain contributed to a report put out by the Knight Foundation and Gallup that explores how free expression and harmful speech and the challenges each bring in social media and the digital world. Professor Sylvain wrote a piece of the report called “Solve the Underlying Problem: Treat Social Media as….

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George Washington Law faculty condemn US Attorney General’s actions in office

9 July 2020

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW – More than 80% of the faculty at the Washington law school signed a letter condemning Barr’s actions as attorney general and calling for him to resign. But one of the professors who spearheaded the letter said earlier media reports of a faculty effort to strip Barr of his honorary….

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Fordham Law Democracy Clinic releases report on presidential powers and government accountability

18 June 2020

FORDHAM LAW NEWS — A Fordham Law School clinic is recommending a slate of non-partisan reforms to strengthen the United States’ institutions and its democracy. In six policy reports announced today, the Democracy and the Constitution Clinic calls for reforms to check presidential powers, improve ethics and transparency in government, and ensure fair and effective representation.

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University of Virginia Law professor Michael Gilbert publishes study on the impact of voter identification laws

18 May 2020

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — Professor Michael Gilbert and other academics studied voter lines in 2016 in 28 election jurisdictions across the United States. The study, titled “Waiting to Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election: Evidence from a Multi-county Study,” is believed to be the largest review of its kind.

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UC Irvine Law professor Richard L. Hasen co-authors report on election security

11 May 2020

UC IRVINE SCHOOL OF LAW — Recognizing the need for multifaceted solutions to the issue of the legitimacy and acceptance of fair election results in the United States, Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), convened an ad hoc committee made up of a diverse group of leading….

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University of Houston Law professor Sandra Guerra Thompson to supervise Harris County bail reform

10 March 2020

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER — A federal judge has appointed University of Houston Law Center Professor Sandra Guerra Thompson to serve as an independent monitor of the landmark Harris County bail settlement that could serve as a national model for cash bail reform.

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Harvard Law launches Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic addressing voter suppression and redistricting policy

3 March 2020

HARVARD LAW TODAY — Harvard Law School has launched a new Voting Rights Litigation and Advocacy Clinic. The clinic joins the 46 legal clinics and student practice organizations that make up the school’s clinical program. The new externship clinic focuses on voter suppression and redistricting law and policy, with a particular emphasis on voting rights threats and….

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University of Baltimore Law hosts law forum symposium on Baltimore city charter

25 February 2020

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW — How relevant is the Baltimore City Charter, originally created in 1898, in a 21st-century Baltimore? That is the question a panel of current and former elected officials will address on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the UB Law Forum Symposium, “The City Charter: Does it Work for a 21st Century Baltimore?”  The symposium….

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American University Law Review hosts symposium

10 February 2020

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW — American University Law Review hosted its 69th annual symposium on Friday, Jan. 31. The topic was unavoidably relevant— Democracy and the Law: 2020. Legal scholars across the nation engaged in discourse on campaign financing, online political speech, and modern voting issues.

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Penn State Dickinson Law professor Matthew B. Lawrence selected as Special Legal Advisor to US House Budget Committee

3 February 2020

PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW — In fall 2019, Penn State Dickinson Law Assistant Professor of Law Matthew B. Lawrence introduced first-year Dickinson Law students to the legislative process through the Legal Argument and Factual Persuasion course. While continuing to teach administrative law at Dickinson Law this semester, Lawrence will also be working part time with the U.S. Congress as….

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