Its scope is limited to U.S. activity where Americans are affected, as in the Noriega case, which means that prosecutors would have limited options for using RICO to pursue News Corp, said G. Robert Blakey, a University of Notre Dame law school professor who drafted the act, which became law in 1970.
Notre Dame Law School’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and the British Human Rights Lawyers Association are co-sponsoring a seminar from 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. July 20 at the University of Notre Dame London Center, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG.
In its July 2011 ruling in Flomo v. Firestone Natural Rubber Company, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit cites a law review article by Notre Dame Law Professor Doug Cassel, Director of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, arguing that corporations involved in human rights violations overseas can be sued for money damages under the Alien Tort Claims Act (“ATCA”).
FUF: Criticism of Obama over Drone Attacks
Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Notre Dame University, discusses major human rights organizations’ criticism of the Obama administration’s use of drone strikes.…
The Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey presented the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award to Thomas R. Curtin at its annual dinner June 21. The award is given to an outstanding lawyer whose contributions to the law are recognized by the Association as deserving of special and unique recognition as befits the name of Justice Brennan, in whose name the award is given.
Professor Richard Garnett was interviewed for NPR’s Morning Edition with Nina Totenberg June 28 regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a California law restricting the sale of violent video games.
Some of the world’s leading scholars across a variety of relevant disciplines are visiting the University of Notre Dame for a week-long “Workshop on Adult and Non-embryonic Stem Cell Research,” being held on campus through July 2.
Human Rights Defender Now Fights For U.S. Policy
That came as a surprise to Mary Ellen O’Connell, a professor of international law at the University of Notre Dame who fought alongside Koh to protest a broad view of executive power that became popular during the Bush years. > NPR, WFAE 90.7 FM, Minnesota Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting
High Court OKs Sales Of Violent Video Games To Kids
“The answer that we’re getting pretty clearly from a solid majority of the court is that” parental pressure, and market pressure, through labeling, are the only way to limit child access to these games, said Notre Dame law professor Richard Garnett
New Hampshire Public Radio
Some of the world’s leading experts across a variety of relevant disciplines are coming to the Notre Dame Law School for a weeklong “Workshop on Adult and Non-embryonic Stem Cell Research” June 27 – July 1. In conjunction with the workshop, an afternoon lecture series, “Alternate Visions of Stem Cell Research: Scientific, Ethical, Legal & Theological Dimensions” will be open to the public from 4 – 5 p.m. each day in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom in the Law School’s Eck Hall of Law.
Does Libya intervention violate War Powers Resolution?
St. Petersburg Times
“The U.S. has deployed manned and unmanned aircraft to fire missiles and drop bombs — the type of weapons only permissible for use in armed conflict hostilities,” said Mary Ellen O’Connell…
(CNN) — Harold Koh, legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, attempted to convince Congress on June 15 that the “limited nature” of U.S. military operations in Libya are not “hostilities” as envisioned in the War Powers Resolution, and, therefore, required no Congressional authorization.
The Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F., Leadership Award, given to a post-baccalaureate student who displays leadership in promoting a more diverse and inclusive campus community, was awarded to Jacqueline Pimentel-Gannon of Indianapolis.
National Archives and Nixon Foundation to Host Program on Combating Organized Crime
A noted team of Nixon era Justice Department officials, Congressional counselors, and White House advisers will discuss how the Nixon administration combated organized crime and brought substantial, lasting changes to the American criminal justice system…. Panelists will include: G. Robert Blakey…before assuming his present teaching position at Notre Dame Law School in 1980.…
Vincent Phillip Muñoz, Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life in the Department of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law, has been named a co-recipient of the Hubert Morken Award for his book, God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson (Cambridge University Press 2009).