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Professor Schwinn weighs in on USSC Facebook death threats case

Posted December 1, 2014 by

The United States Supreme Court this week will consider whether death threats posted on Facebook are liable to prosecution. Professor Schwinn stated, "When it comes to these types of low-value -- even harmful -- speech, the Roberts court has been clear: if you don't like the speech, speak out against it; but government cannot ban it."

AFP via Yahoo News - Nov. 30 - US top court debates if online death threats are free speech - Read More

The Telegraph - Dec. 2 - Explainer: why is the US Supreme Court looking at Facebook posts and Eminem lyrics? - Read More


Alum slated for Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin

Posted November 26, 2014 by

The Star - Nov. 25, 2014

John Marshall alum Andrew Cook (JD '03) has been tapped to serve as Deputy Attorney General of Wisconsin upon taking the oath of office in January.

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Faculty, delegates reflect on Illinois law 45 years after 'Con-Con'

Posted November 25, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Nov. 19, 2014

Professors Ann Lousin and Ronald Smith hosted a celebration honoring the 45th anniversary of the Illinois Constitutional Convention. The event reunited original delegates and staffers who shared their memories of the convention, as well as thoughts on current issues facing Illinois constitutional law.

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Adjunct professor to speak at Berea College graduation

Posted November 25, 2014 by

Berea College - Nov. 24, 2014

Adjunct Professor Vicki E. Allums will address the Berea College seniors participating in their Mid-Year Graduation Ceremony on Dec. 7, 2014. Allums is Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property at the Defense Information Systems Agency, a component agency of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Alum plays lawyer by day, culinary instructor by night

Posted November 25, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - Nov. 24, 2014

John Marshall Alum Jeffrey S. McDonald (JD '87) trades in his suit for a chef's coat on evenings and weekends when he teaches culinary classes at Harper College in Palatine, Ill.

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Professor Schwinn breaks down recent contraception ruling

Posted November 17, 2014 by

Constitutional Law Prof Blog - Nov. 14, 2014

Professor Steven Schwinn discusses a recent district court decision out of Washington D.C., which upheld U.S. Department of Health and Human Services accommodations to religious nonprofits that object to contraception requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

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Shake-up coming in the music industry: Adjunct Professor McGrath

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - November 5, 2014

Adjunct Professor William McGrath discusses Flo & Eddie Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, a case in which the plaintiff believes Sirius XM Radio should be paying bands licensing fees to play their songs. McGrath believes the result in this case could have a major impact on the music industry and future copyright laws.

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Professor Timothy O'Neill talks about the importance of Justice Kennedy

Posted November 13, 2014 by

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - November 5, 2014

Professor Tim O'Neill examines why United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is not as infamous as his fellow justices and why his work on the bench has been so monumental.

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Professor Schwinn details how the USSC may scrutinize Affordable Care Act

Posted November 12, 2014 by

Arise America - Nov 11, 2014

On Arise America, Professor Steve Schwinn sheds some light on what aspects of the Affordable Care Act are under scrutiny before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Report from International Human Rights Clinic, advocate details detention abuse

Posted November 10, 2014 by

teleSUR - Nov 8, 2014

A report from John Marshall's International Human Rights Clinic and the Heartland Alliance National Immigrant Justice Center details various abuse and torture that immigrant detainees can suffer in U.S. detention centers.

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