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Symposium: Fourth down and goal — Will the court punt again?

Michelle Ghetti is Deputy Solicitor General for the state of Louisiana, which authored a multi-state amicus brief in support of the petitioners in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York. As we spend fall weekends watching football, one has to wonder – in the big game of constitutional football, will […]
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November 21, 2019/by Michelle Ghetti

Symposium: The Second Amendment permits premises handgun licenses

Clare Kindall is the Solicitor General for the state of Connecticut. Connecticut joined a multi-state amicus brief filed in support of the respondents in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York. While in accord with the filed brief, the views expressed here are entirely her own. On December 2, 2019, […]
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November 21, 2019/by Clare Kindall

Thursday round-up

Briefly: Kimberly Robinson reports at Bloomberg Law that “[a] bipartisan bill strengthening security permanently for U.S. Supreme Court justices when they travel domestically or overseas is on its way to President Donald Trump’s desk for his signature.” At Quartz, Ephrat Livni looks at Google v. Oracle America, “an epic dispute” over the copyright status of […]
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November 21, 2019/by Edith Roberts

The Truth About Student Loan Debt and Bankruptcy

Student loan debt is what we have done to our children. The promise to the children is this: go to school, get a degree, and make more money and have a better life right? The price tag for this promise? Crippling student loan debt that can ...
November 20, 2019/by Wesley Scott

Symposium: Supreme Court should address lower court nullification of the Second Amendment

David B. Kopel is Research Director at the Independence Institute and an Adjunct Professor at University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. Randy Barnett is Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at Georgetown Law. Kopel wrote and Barnett  joined an amicus brief filed by Second Amendment professors on behalf of the petitioners in New York […]
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November 20, 2019/by David Kopel and Randy Barnett

Symposium: Disrupting the consensus on Second Amendment doctrine would be a mistake

Joseph Blocher is Lanty L. Smith ’67 Professor of Law at Duke Law School, where he co-directs the Center for Firearms Law. Eric Ruben is Assistant Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law and a Brennan Center Fellow. Along with Darrell A.H. Miller of Duke Law School, they filed an amicus brief in […]
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November 20, 2019/by Joseph Blocher and Eric Ruben

If You Represent Yourself in Bankruptcy, You Have a Fool for a Client

I can remember in law school the professors pounding into our heads that if you, even as a lawyer, try to represent yourself in a legal matter you have a fool for a client. This is especially true for non-lawyers who try to represent themse...
November 20, 2019/by Wesley Scott

Wednesday round-up

Briefly: For The National Law Journal, Marcia Coyle reports that “[d]espite putting a temporary hold Monday on a decision approving a U.S. House Committee subpoena for President Trump’s financial records, the U.S. Supreme Court soon will face a more critical question: whether to hear and decide the president’s separation-of-powers challenge in the current term.” At […]
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November 20, 2019/by Edith Roberts

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