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National Catholic Register
Less than a week before the Senate hearings begin on June 28, Judge Robert Bork, the former Yale constitutional scholar whose 1987 nomination to the Supreme Court was blocked by an alliance of liberal groups, Gerard Bradley, the Notre Dame law professor, and William Saunders of Americans United for Life, argued that Kagan’s activist judicial philosophy would have negative consequences for the nation.…
Christian Science Monitor (Quotes: Richard Garnett)
“This does not necessarily mean, though, that the states and the national government cannot ever legislate on the same subject. They do all the time," says Richard Garnett, Professor of Law and Associate Dean at Notre Dame Law School. "The question will be, in this case (as with the more recent Arizona law) whether the Arizona law interferes in some way with the federal policy.” > Read Article…
San Francisco Chronicle (Quotes: Richard Garnett)
“Given that other fundamental rights – the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, and so on – limit both state and national governments, it would have been strange for the court to rule otherwise here,” said Rick Garnett, associate dean and constitutional law professor at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. > Read Article
Scholars from around the globe will gather at the University of Notre Dame June 30 to July 4 (Wednesday to Sunday) for the meeting of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&R). The theme of the conference is “Transforming Violence: Cult, Culture, and Acculturation.” More than 150 scholars from 14 countries are expected to attend.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett told TIME magazine that a law degree from Harvard or Yale should not be a prerequisite for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Rick Garnett spoke with CNN about the religious constitution of the Supreme Court, and the possibility that Justice John Paul Stevens’ departure could leave the Court with no Protestants for the first time in history.
Northeast Florida’s hospitals wonder what the impact of new health care law will be; More will have benefits, but may not be able to pay their deductibles (Quotes: Lloyd Mayer) – Florida Times-Union – April 20, 2010
Christian co-ops swamp burden of medical bills; Little-known health care sharing ministries exempt from fines in health law (Quotes: Lloyd Mayer) – msnbc.com –April 14, 2010
Prof. Garnett on SCOTUS; Prof. O’Connell on drones
The Globe and Mail, a Toronto newspaper, quoted Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead extensively in an article about the politics of abortion.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Mary Ellen O’Connell disagrees with the Obama administration’s rationale for the use of drone strikes to target enemy combatants.
ND Law Professor John Nagle talks to WSBT radio about the constitutionality of the new health care law.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Douglass Cassel’s amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Samantar v. Yousuf argues that a former Somali leader living in Virginia is not immune to civil lawsuits alleging torture under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).
Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer is quoted extensively in the latest issue of “The Non-Profit Times,” a business publication for non-profit managers.
Professor Jay Kleinberg from Brunel University and Professor Carter Snead from Notre Dame University, Indiana join Jenni to discuss the issues.
Dean Edmonds was quoted regarding the criminal charges facing Washington Wizard’s player Gilbert Arenas in Bill Myers, “Crittenton May Face Grand Jury This Week, Source Says,” Washington Examiner.
Today’s narrow Supreme Court decision that corporations may spend freely to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress drew reactions from two Notre Dame Law School faculty members.
Healthcare reform and nonprofits; It could be a good deal for some and not for others (Quotes: Lloyd Mayer) – The NonProfit Times – January 15, 2010
Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame, tells the “National Journal” that “there simply is no right to use military force against a terrorist suspect far from any battlefield.
Return democracy to Honduras
In a telephone interview, Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett echoed Alito’s comment that the religion of qualified justices will not determine their views of pending cases, even if their experiences might shade it.
University of Notre Dame Associate Clinical Professor of Law Judy Fox was interviewed by MSN.com about “bank walkaways,” a new trend in the way banks are approaching home foreclosures.
Notre Dame Professor of Law Jay Tidmarsh, an expert in complex civil litigation and civil procedure, weighed in on a case involving Google’s exclusive right to digitize millions of books. His comments appeared in the September 9, 2009 edition of the “New York Times.”
Notre Dame Professor of Law M. Cathleen Kaveny tells the New York Times that the debate over the relationship of abortion and euthanasia to other issues of social justice is “the great tension in Catholic thought right now,” including in the debate over health care reform. Her comments appeared in a front-page story of the August 27, 2009 edition.
The Associated Press reports that, for the first time ever, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act is being used to prosecute a human trafficking case. Notre Dame Professor of Law G. Robert Blakey helped write the RICO Act.
On Tuesday, August 11, Notre Dame Associate Professor of Law Carter Snead joined a panel of experts to discuss President Obama’s proposed health care plan. Video clips of the show can be found on YouTube….
University of Notre Dame Professor of Law and of Theology Cathleen Kaveny told the Times, “I don’t think there is any one Catholic stance on the law. Catholicism is a big tent, so different people are drawn to different aspects of it. A Dorothy Day Catholic is going to be different than an Opus Dei Catholic.”
The “New York Times” worked with Notre Dame Associate Clinical Professor of Law Judy Fox to document a growing phenomenon in the foreclosure crisis: banks walking away from foreclosed homes and leaving the former owners liable for ongoing maintenance and other costs.
Here is a brief excerpt from an op-ed written by Notre Dame Professor of Law Richard Garnett and published by USA Today on Monday, March 30, 2009: