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Professor Ryan Abbott commented on some of the unique aspects and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., in the LawDragon article "Hobby Lobby Case Tempts Firms to Find Religion, Law Professors Say." Professor Robert Pugsley has also commented on aspects of the Hobby Lobby case on various radio stations airing around the country this week, including KRLA and W ...

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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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Law Review Publishes Issue Featuring Panel Discussion with Justice O’Connor

The latest issue of Southwestern Law Review (Volume 42, Number 3) is now available online. With the announcement, Editor-in-Chief Annie Levitt said, "The issue includes an incredible panel discussion featuring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Her story is inspiring, and its inclusion in our publication marks a major milestone in the history of the Southwestern Law Review." Click here to view the current issue, ...

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Looking Ahead to the 2013-14 Supreme Court Docket

This week's annual "First Monday in October" event, co-sponsored by our chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society, covered the upcoming Supreme Court term and a preview of three cases. The title of the event refers to the day on which the United States Supreme Court traditionally convenes following its summer recess. The discussions and lively Q&A that followed were both m ...

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Faculty in the Media

The Chronicle of Higher Education published an article about Dean Prager: "A Trailblazer Becomes a First Female Law Dean‚ÄĒAgain" Evidence expert Professor Garland comments on an article in the LA Times about¬†the mishandling of an arrest caught on TV's "Bait Car." Professor John Heilman spoke about DOMA, Prop 8 and the next steps on both sides on KTLK AM 1150. ...

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Faculty in the Media

Amidst the buzz regarding the Supreme Court's unanimous decision in the gene patent case (Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics Inc.), Professor Ryan Abbott told The Chronicle of Higher Education  that the courts can be expected to face other important patent protection cases in this area (see article here). You can read more about Professor Abbott's "Thoughts on Myriad" in his post on Bill ...

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