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A compilation of news stories about the Mason Law community


 

A snapshot of selected JUNE 2013 news and activities:

IN THE HEADLINES

The Wall Street Journal
Writing in SCOTUSBlog on the Supreme Court's recent decisions in two cases dealing with same-sex marriage, Professor Helen Alvaré says, "Once the Court decides to 'see' opposite-sex marriage definitions as intrinsically hostile and even demeaning to persons wishing to marry another person of the same-sex, the table is already set for same-sex marriage.
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The New York Times
Professor Nelson Lund responded to four questions posed to him by the New York Times as part of an analysis of Wednesday's Supreme Court rulings expanding gay rights.
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Washington Times
Commenting in a Washington Times article, Professor Ilya Somin points out that it is striking the number of times the Obama Administration has been on the losing end of unanimous decisions in cases heard by the Supreme Court.
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PointofLaw.com
Professor Michael Krauss discusses Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. v. Bartlett in an essay that considers whether generic drug manufacturers have more rights than branded drug manufacturers.
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Tampa Bay Times PolitiFact
In an article appearing in the Tampa Bay Times PolitiFact, legal observers, including Professor Ilya Somin, cite multiple options available to the Court in its highly anticipated rulings in two important same-sex marriage cases.
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Salon
Comments made in a blog posting by Professor Ilya Somin are cited in a Salon article that discusses the possible impact of the Supreme Court's decision to send affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin back to the lower courts. 
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EXECUTIVEBRANCHreview
Professor Nelson Lund finds the Obama administration's announced progress on the executive actions it promised to take to reduce gun violence to be somewhat short on executive action.
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U.S. News & World Report
A U.S. News & World Report article regarding an amendment to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act recently passed by the House cites Professor Ilya Somin's earlier testimony before a Senate subcommittee on the use of drones.
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Bloomberg Law
Professor Ross Davies, editor-in-chief of the Green Bag journal of law, uncovered a little-known story of how the eminent Judge Learned Hand made a musical recording for the Library of Congress in 1942 while attending a judicial conference at the Supreme Court.
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CBC News
Commenting on the federal government's failed efforts to provide expanded gun control laws in the wake of the Newtown shootings, Professor Nelson Lund expresses no surprise at the failure.
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The New York Times
With the Supreme Court expected to rule soon in a case involving patents held by Myriad Genetics on two human genes, the New York Times Room for Debate features the arguments of  Professor Adam Mossoff and four others on the topic "Can the Human Blueprint Have Owners?"
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Slate
The author of an article on crowdsourced real estate investment cites the observations of Professor David Schleicher in his analysis.
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PointofLaw.com
A new essay by Professor Michael Krauss looks at an Alabama Supreme Court case in which an ethical issue arose concerning a commonly held belief in jury bias.
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