Thomas says high court needs geographic diversity
University of Notre Dame Law School professor Richard Garnett told The Associated Press he’s not bothered by the lack of geographic diversity on the Supreme Court because he thinks the justices’ skills are more important than their roots.
Thomas says high court needs geographic diversity
President Obama has nominated Judge David Campos Guaderrama to serve on the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Ten years on, experts revisit their perspectives from Sept. 12, 2001
Doug Cassel is Worldview human rights commentator and professor of law at the University of Notre Dame.
Church-state separation seen as issue in hospital merger
…Richard W. Garnett, law professor at the University of Notre Dame, said: “We could have what the court has called ‘excessive entanglement’ between religious and governmental authority.”
Robert George, the McCormick Chair of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, will speak at 5 p.m. September 8 in 1130 Eck Hall of Law.
Court Rejects Challenges to German Euro Bailouts
New York Times, GoUpstate
“The court has defined itself as the guardian of the Constitution, playing a much different role from that of the American Supreme Court,” said Donald P. Kommers, emeritus professor of political science and law at Notre Dame and author of a book on the German court.
Osvaldo Hurtado, former President of Ecuador, will speak at NDLS September 8 on “Independence of the Judiciary, Freedom of the Press and other Constitutional Developments in Ecuador.”
Last spring, Oxford University Press published a five-volume collection of essays by Biolchini Family Professor of Law John M. Finnis and a second edition of Finnis’s masterwork, Natural Law and Natural Rights.
To celebrate this remarkable achievement, Professor Gerard Bradley and Notre Dame Law School hosted an all-day conference at the Law School on September 9, 2011 in Eck Hall of Law – Lecture Hall 1140.
See event schedule.
The Justice Department is suing to prevent AT&T from acquiring T-Mobile USA and displacing Verizon as the nation’s largest wireless carrier, and antitrust expert Joseph Bauer, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, strongly supports the challenge.
“I’m pleasantly surprised, in light of reluctance on the part of the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to go after a number of other highly problematic mergers in the past 5 to 10 years,” Bauer says. “This merger would seriously reduce competition in the wireless market. By eliminating one of only four firms in the market and by creating what would be the largest entity in the industry and in which the two largest firms would have more than 80 percent of the market, the merger has the strong likelihood of diminishing consumer choice and leading to higher prices.”
The Primacy Of The Life Issue
National Right to Life News
I don’t know how long “The Public Discourse” has been in business (I discovered it about just a few months ago), but the site produces wave after way of thought-provoking pro-life material. To take the most recent example, there is “Protect the Weak and Vulnerable: The Primacy of the Life Issue” by O. Carter Snead.
While church leaders may be startled by Google’s changes, corporations often exclude faith-based groups from their philanthropic programs or restrict who can qualify, said Lloyd Mayer, a professor at Notre Dame Law School. He said Google is “trying to avoid anything that would reflect negatively on them” by avoiding potentially polarizing causes that might alienate customers. > Read Articles
Catholic doctors’ group launches petition against contraception mandate
Catholic News Agency
Notre Dame Law School professor O. Carter Snead told CNA on Aug. 2 that the exemption fails to cover “virtually any” Catholic institution that serves or employs non-Catholics. He said the government mandate could require contraceptive coverage for the health care plans of Catholic universities and Catholic social service agencies.
A joint project between the Notre Dame Law School’s Legal Aid Clinic and the College of Arts and Letters’ Center for Children and Families will examine the effectiveness of mediation in child custody disputes—specifically the success of educational programs required by the courts and whether the type of mediation makes a difference.
Margaret Brinig, the Law School’s associate dean for faculty research, is one of the project’s principal investigators.
More single dads winning primary custody of children
“If the dad is really interested in getting custody and wants to have a relationship with his kids, he is far more successful than he was 20 years ago,” said Margaret Brinig, a family law professor at the University of Notre Dame.
Illinois Injury Lawyer: Supreme Court Ruling Shows State’s Tough Stance On Drugged Driving
[Patrick A.] Salvi and his law firm have secured hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for Illinois car accident victims, including compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Salvi teaches personal injury law at the University of Notre Dame School of Law.
IRS Buckled To GOP Pressure On Secret Donations, Lawyer Says
Lloyd Mayer, who teaches tax law at the University of Notre Dame, agreed. “The worst fear of most career government servants is being drawn into the political spotlight,” he said. “The political heat got a little bit too hot, and the IRS blinked, rather than stick to its position, which I think was right.”