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  • Prof. Meili Interviewed by Local NBC Affiliate Regarding Proposed Change in Birthright Citizenship

    October 31, 2018

    Professor Steve Meili was interviewed by KARE 11 television, NBC’s Minneapolis affiliate, on October 30 regarding President Trump’s intention to issue an Executive Order revoking birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Professor Meili, who teaches immigration law and supervises the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at the Law School, pointed out that it is well-settled law that the 14th Amendment confers citizenship on any person born in the United States, regardless of the immigration status of that person’s parents. In addition, any change to the  U.S. Constitution would need to be implemented through the normal constitutional amendment process rather than via Executive decree.

  • Prof. Hickman & Mark Thomson ’12 Cited By Federal District Court

    October 31, 2018

    Professor Kristin Hickman’s work with Mark Thomson ’12 on judicial review of agency rulemaking was cited by Judge James Browning in New Mexico Health Connections v. U.S. Dep’t of Health & Human Services, __ F.3d __, 2018 WL 5112912 (D.N.M. Oct. 19, 2018). In the article, Open Minds and Harmless Errors: Judicial Review of Post-Promulgation Notice and Comment, 101 Cornell L. Rev. 261 (2016), Hickman and Thomson documented and discussed judicial responses to agency procedural violations. In his opinion, having found that the agency action at issue violated procedural requirements, Judge Browning highlighted a lack of clarity in Tenth Circuit jurisprudence regarding vacatur of agency action as injunctive relief, declared his own view that remand without vacatur is an inappropriate remedy, and cited the Hickman and Thomson article as documenting issues raised by that remedy.

  • Prof. Hasday Discusses the Constitutional Basis for Birthright Citizenship on WCCO-TV

    October 31, 2018

    Professor Jill Hasday appeared in the “Good Question” segment on WCCO-TV News. She answered questions about the constitutional basis for birthright citizenship.

  • Prof. Hickman Rumored To Be On D.C. Circuit Short List

    October 29, 2018

    Prof. Kristin Hickman was identified in an E&E News Greenwire article as a possible contender for a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Administrative law cases dominate the D.C. Circuit’s docket.  Prof. Hickman, who co-authors the Administrative Law Treatise and a textbook on federal administrative law, is a recognized expert on administrative law.  The article also noted Prof. Hickman’s work on agency deference doctrine, including that Justice Gorsuch cited her work in an opinion last year.

  • Prof. Cotter Speaks at FTC Hearing on Innovation and IP Policy

    October 24, 2018

    The Federal Trade Commission is in the process of holding a series of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. During the fourth round of hearings on October 23-24, Professor Tom Cotter participated in a panel on Innovation and IP Policy, noting among other things that patents can serve different purposes in different industries. Video of the session is available, with Professor Cotter’s opening statement running from 13:15 to 22:50.

  • Prof. Turoski Discusses Intellectual Property and the Critical Role of Chemistry at Amercian Chemical Society’s 53rd Midwest Regional Meeting

    October 23, 2018

    Professor Christopher M. Turoski presented at the Amercian Chemical Society’s 53rd Midwest Regional Meeting on the topic of intellectual property and the critical role of chemistry. Prof. Turoski generally discussed an Entrepreneurs Tool Kit: Resources & Best Practices, and more specifically how patents intersect with research and business.

  • Prof. Shen’s Research on War Casualties Featured in New York Times

    October 23, 2018

    Professor Francis Shen’s research on inequality and U.S. war casualties was featured in a New York Times Magazine article. Professor Shen was quoted on the political consequences of inequality in military sacrifice: “While much of the country has moved on, war is front and center in the living rooms and hospital beds of the communities whose families are fighting it.”

  • Prof. Shen’s Groundbreaking Work in Neurolaw Profiled in the Star Tribune

    October 17, 2018

    Professor Francis Shen’s groundbreaking work in the emerging field of neurolaw was profiled by the Star Tribune. In his research and writing, Shen examines how brain science could affect law and public policy and the legal implications of everything from concussions in youth sports to the reliability of memory. “Seeing the world through brain circuitry is a really foundational shift, not just for law, but for policy,” said Shen. “We’re trying to prepare for a world that’s coming, but not quite here yet.”

  • Prof. Wolf Publishes Article in Science on Sharing Data and Results with Research Participants

    October 17, 2018

    Professor Susan Wolf co-authored an article published in Science challenging a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that makes recommendations on how to share research results and data with people who agree to participate in research studies and calls for problematic changes to federal law. Wolf and co-author Barbara J. Evans of the University of Houston Law Center maintain that “the Academies’ report endorses the idea of participant access to results and data, but then builds daunting barriers” and that it “rejects widely supported, legally sound approaches” to returning results and data to research participants.

  • Prof. Hasday Discusses the Constitutional Law Governing Affirmative Action on KARE 11 TV News

    October 16, 2018

    Professor Jill Hasday appeared on Kare 11 TV News to discuss the Supreme Court’s precedents governing the use of affirmative action in public higher education.

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