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Foster v. Chatman: Expert Explains the Good, the Bad and the Predictable

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Washu Expert: SCOTUS Should Not Have Punted on Zubik v. Burwell

On May 16, the U.S. Supreme Court sent the Zubik vs. Burwell case, a challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts for further examination, leaving women employees and students at workplaces around the country in limbo, according to Elizabeth Sepper, associate professor of law and expert on health law at Washington University in St.

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WashU Expert: Spokeo Decision Has Potential to Expand Privacy Laws

A recent Supreme Court case that was expected to limit privacy laws actually has the potential to expand them, according to an expert on privacy law at Washington University in St. Louis.“This is a big deal,” said Neil Richards, professor of law. “The surprising decision actually gives Congress a green light to allow consumers to sue corporations or online sites that violate their privacy rights or consumer protection laws.

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Can The States Challenge President Obama On Immigration Policy Before The Supreme Court? Legal Expert Explains

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Speak at URI's 130th Commencement, May 22

The thousands of students and families gathered for the University of Rhode Island's 130th Commencement will hear from one individual whose words are part of the national dialogue on equal justice and constitutional law.

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Expert Thoughts: Supreme Court Upholds 'One Person, One Vote'

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Cornell Labor Law Experts Available to Comment on Supreme Court Vote on Unions

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President Has Constitutional Power to Appoint, Not Just Nominate, Successor to Scalia

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After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Republican senators, led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, announced that they would neither consider nor vote on any nominee to the court picked by President Barack Obama. According to a new paper co-written by two University of Illinois legal experts, that position may be more problematic - both pragmatically and constitutionally - than those senators realize.

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McConnell’s Moves To Oppose Supreme Court Nominee May Hurt GOP, says Texas A&M Political Scientist

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WashU Expert: Garland More Palatable to Senate Republicans Than Potential Nominee of Next Administration

President Barack Obama’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, could make senate Republicans think twice about stonewalling the nomination process, especially as the presidential election nears, said Greg Magarian, constitutional law expert at the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis.“President Obama may have decided that the Democratic candidates didn’t need a nomination fight to animate the base,” Magarian said.







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