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Justice’s Ruling in Supreme Court Case Tracks Main Points of Southwestern Student’s Amicus Brief

The Supreme Court has ruled that cell phones can't be searched without a warrant, an argument that recent graduate Anna Aran '14 also made in her amicus brief filed for the case of United States v. Wurie as part of our Amicus Project. "They did not cite our brief, but Justice Robert's opinion tracks our main points," said Aran, who wrote the brief with the assistance of Professor Norman Garland and Professo ...

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Faculty in the Media

Intellectual Property Watch reports that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently published a paper by Professor Ryan Abbott on "Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge" ("WIPO Publishes Expert Paper On Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge"). As reported in early April on Facebook and Twitter, Professor Abbott was commissioned to write the paper by WIPO, a division of the United N ...

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Student Files Amicus Brief in SCOTUS Case Regarding Search and Seizure of a Mobile Phone

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Wurie today - a case involving the search and seizure of a mobile phone. Third-year day student Anna Aran wrote an amicus brief on behalf of Respondent Wurie as part of the Amicus Project Practicum, under the supervision of Professors Norman Garland and Michael Epstein. In her brief filed last week, Ms. Aran crafted a unique argument in this case, o ...

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Southwestern Student Andrew Pletcher Helps Professors File Amicus Brief in Major U.S. Supreme Court Case

As part of Southwestern's Amicus Project, third-year day student Andrew Pletcher, under the supervision of Professors Warren Grimes and Michael Epstein, has written an amicus brief that was filed last week with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the respondent in American Broadcasting Company et al v. Aereo. The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments for this case, which can affect the way people wa ...

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Southwestern’s Amicus Project Files First Official Brief

Professors Michael Epstein and Robert Lind submitted the brief, which practicum student Orly Ravid researched and wrote for a case in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals In October, the Amicus Project at Southwestern filed its inaugural pro bono amicus brief in the 9th Circuit. This amicus curiae brief supports the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM) in its federal appeal challenging the constitut ...

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