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Jeff Larson used RNC piggy bank to pay friends; Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law? (Quotes: Lloyd Mayer) – City Pages (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) – March 16, 2011
Edmonds’ luncheon talk, “A Look at Baseball’s Handling of ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ – MLB’s System of Salary Arbitration,” focused on the recently completed 2010-2011 cycle that involved 119 players who filed for arbitration.
Professor Douglass Cassel, a consultant to the legal team that filed the Red Shirt Petition before the International Criminal Court, along with counsel for the Red Shirts, Robert Amsterdam, recently published an opinion piece on Brazil’s responsibility to denounce Thailand for its gross violations of human rights.
An exhibit featuring woodworking pieces created by Head Research Librarian Dwight King will be featured at the South Bend Museum of Art.
The national media has been seeking Professor Garnett’s views on a federal district court’s recent decision declaring the new health care law unconstitutional.
An Associated Press story on the ongoing federal grand jury investigation into former presidential candidate John Edwards sought Professor Lloyd Mayer’s views on whether any violations of the campaign finance laws had been uncovered.
Pastors & Politics: Why is the IRS letting tax-exempt churches play politics? (Quotes: Lloyd Mayer) – Humanist, January 1, 2011
Associate Professor Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer is speaking at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) annual conference in Alexandria, Virginia, November 18 and 20.
Donald P. Kommers, Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science emeritus and professor of law emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Monday (Nov. 8) at a ceremony in the office of the German Consulate in Chicago.
On October 28, Prof. Judith Fox is presenting on multiple panels at the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Foundation’s program, “MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE: Where Do We Go From Here?”
Professor Paolo Carozza was featured in a two-minute ad that was produced and aired by NBC as part of the “What Would You Fight For?” ad series.
Michael Kirsch, professor of law and associate dean at the University of Notre Dame Law School, will speak at the kickoff meeting of the League of Women Voters of Elkhart County Sept. 22 at the Matterhorn Restaurant in Elkhart.
US Works With Sudan on Gitmo
Wall Street Journal
Mary Ellen O’Connell, a professor of international law at the University of Notre Dame, took another view. “Engaging with the Sudanese on this issue is more likely to have a positive impact than a negative one. The United States is in a difficult position to press Sudan on human rights violations, while holding Sudanese nationals at Gitmo,” she said. > Read Article
Judge in gay marriage case subject to speculation
The Associated Press (August 6, 2010)
Gerard Bradley, a law professor at the University of Notre Dame, published a Fox News column in the hours before Walker filed his opinion faulting the media for not forcing Walker to address his sexual orientation. > Read Article
Why Has Media Ignored Judge’s Possible Bias In California’s Gay Marriage Case?
FOXNews (Opinion: By: Gerard Bradley) August, 4, 2010
Any minute now we will hear the result of another lawsuit about same-sex marriage. This month a federal judge in Massachusetts threw out a Congressional law which defined marriage as the union of man and woman. > Read Article
Hentoff: Is Obama ‘in Love With Drones’?
Richmond Times Dispatch (Quotes: Mary Ellen O’Connell)
On Scott Simon’s always-illuminating Weekend Edition program on National Public Radio, Mary Ellen O’Connell, a research professor at the University of Notre Dame, said: "I am not at all against the use of technology that protects our soldiers, and I’m with the American public on that entirely. But I do think a lot about not only the legal but the moral ramifications of the drone, the ability to kill from thousands of miles away, not just a mile or two away. And what is that doing to us as a nation? > Read Article
Obama’s in love with drones
WorldNetDaily (Quotes: Mary Ellen O’Connell) July 27, 2010
On Scott Simon’s always-illuminating Weekend Edition program on National Public Radio, Mary Ellen O’Connell, a research professor at the University of Notre Dame said: "I am not at all against the use of technology that protects our soldiers, and I’m with the American public on that entirely. But I do think a lot about not only the legal but the moral ramifications of the drone, the ability to kill from thousands of miles away, not just a mile or two away. And what is that doing to us a nation?” > Read Article
USA Today published an opinion by Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett in an article “On religious liberty, what would Kagan do?” Here is an excerpt: …
It’s Not Dead, It’s Only Lame: John Boehner and the 20th Amendment
The Atlantic (blog) (Quotes: John Copeland Nagle) July 26, 2010
As constitutional scholar John Copeland Nagle of Notre Dame points out, many important laws have been passed by “lame duck” Congresses since 1933. The federal “superfund” law was passed in 1981 by a Democratic Congress that knew the new Republican Senate would block it. In 1994, Democrats lost control of both House and Senate; the old Congress promptly met and implemented the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. > Read Posting
Conahan guilty plea expected today
Citizens Voice (Quotes: G. Robert Blakey) July 23, 2010
But Notre Dame law professor G. Robert Blakey, who wrote the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act under which Conahan was charged, said the rulings will have no effect because the honest services fraud charges against Conahan are based on the payment of bribes. “They fall within the definition of what the Supreme Court approved,” said Blakey, who drafted the RICO legislation while working as chief counsel to a U.S. Senate subcommittee in the 1970s. > Read Article
World Socialist Web Site (Quotes: Judy Fox) July 16, 2010
“We have created a de facto debtors prison system in the United States that is largely unconstitutional,” said Judith Fox, a law professor at Notre Dame Law School. “In some parts of the country, people are so fearful of arrest they are scrambling to pay money they might not even owe,” she concluded.
In Defense of Professor Kenneth Howell
ministryValues.com (Quotes: John M. Finnis) July 16,2010
John M. Finnis, the Catholic thinker who is regarded as one of the most influential living legal philosophers in the world, often uses language of “complementarity,” “natural” or “unnatural,” “moral” or “immoral” when writing about sexual ethics, particularly about homosexual relations—a topic he has written on extensively… Furthermore, Finnis holds prestigious professorships at both Oxford and Notre Dame Law School, the two institutions where he divides his time during the academic year, and where he is—of course—a very respected scholar.
South Bend Tribune (By: Charles Rice) July 16, 2010
Common Council Bill 30-10 would amend the South Bend Human Rights Ordinance to forbid private employment discrimination on grounds of “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” Charles E. Rice is professor emeritus at Notre Dame Law School.
Spero News (By: Vincent Rougeau) July 9, 2010
Is there a unified Catholic voice in the American public square, and if so, what is it saying at the moment? As the United States celebrates Independence Day on 4th July, Professor Vincent Rougeau of the University of Notre Dame, describes the past and present tensions experienced by Catholic Americans as a result of the support and opposition encountered in various other religious and political voices. > Read Article
Helena Independent Record (Quotes: Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer)
In most states, including Ohio and Minnesota, religious groups do not have to file financial reports at all, says Helen Ng, a spokeswoman for the Charities Review Council, a nonprofit watchdog group. “It’s been a common tax scam for many years for a family, for example, to claim ’we’re a church,’” says Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, an associate professor of law at the University of Notre Dame. “The church category, unfortunately, is one that can be abused.” > Read Article
PolitiFact (Quotes: Mary Ellen O’Connell), July 1st, 2010
Mary Ellen O’Connell, a University of Notre Dame law professor, argues that “without a right to use military force on Pakistan’s territory, we not only violate that state’s rights under international law, we are violating the human rights of all victims, regardless of whether they are Taliban militants on a CIA hit list or bystanders. Some of the publicly acknowledged strikes in Pakistan have not been part of Pakistan’s own armed conflict hostilities with Taliban. I know of no justification in international law for those.” > Read Article