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Professors Brinig and Kelly Launch New Program in Law & Economics

Dan Kelly news brinig news This fall Notre Dame Law School is launching a new interdisciplinary initiative, the Notre Dame Law and Economics (NDL&E) Program. NDL&E is dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and collaboration on legal issues, particularly in the areas of law and economics, law and the social sciences, and law and business.

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Prof. O'Connell quoted in Wall Street Journal on impact of US working with Sudan on Gitmo

Mary Ellen Oconnell news 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

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Prof. Bradley quoted by The Associated Press

bradley news 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

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Prof. Bradley publishes opinion in FOXNews

bradley news 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

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Assoc. Dean Garnett to present Hesburgh Lecture

Rick Garnett fall08 news Assoc. Dean Garnett to present Hesburgh Lecture on August 7, 2010 at St. Joseph Parish Koenig Center, Libertyville, IL. The lecture will explore the topic “The Right Questions about School Choice: Education, Religious Freedom, and the Common Good.”

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NDLS alumnus chairs bar association section

David Worhatch news S. David Worhatch ’79, an Executive Advisory Board Member for the Notre Dame Law School, was appointed to the LItigation Section of the Ohio State Bar Association. His appointment a one-year term which began on July 1. He was appointed to the position by Carmen V. Roberto, president of the Ohio State Bar Association.

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Richmond Times Dispatch quotes Professor O'Connell

Mary Ellen Oconnell news 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

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Prof. O'Connell quoted in WorldNetDaily & The Trentonian

Mary Ellen Oconnell news 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

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Prof. John Nagle quoted in The Atlantic

nagle news 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

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Prof. Blakey quoted in Citizens Voice

blakey news 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

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Imprisoned for debt in America

fox news 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.

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Proposed amendment to human rights ordinance full of holes

rice news 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.

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