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Prof. William McGrath Says in Trade Battle with U.S., Antigua May Be the 'Mouse That Roared'

Posted March 6, 2013 by

March 1 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

In the late 1990s, the U.S. started cracking down on Internet gambling. It invoked various law to prevent offshore gambling providers from accessing the U.S. market. Antigua claims it lost a $3.4 billion industry. It also says that the prohibition of online gambling violated U.S. obligations under World Trade Organization agreements.

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Chicago’s John Marshall Law School Takes First Place at Tax Competition for Second Year

Posted March 5, 2013 by

March 5 - Yahoo! News

Third-year law students Patrick Bushell and Ryanne Dent took top honors at the Albert R. Mugel Tax Competition in Buffalo, N.Y., both also taking home honors in oral advocacy.

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Moot Court Students Advance to Nationals

Posted March 4, 2013 by

March 4 - GUDELNews.com

Students Myka Bell and David Middleton of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago will compete this week in the national Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition in Atlanta. The competition is part of the National Black Law Students Association annual convention March 6 through 9, 2013.

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'It's Not Clear Where These People Go for Justice' - Prof. Steven Schwinn Says of Plaintiffs in KBR Case

Posted March 4, 2013 by

March 2 - The Oregonian

When it comes to the way the military prosecutes war, said Steve Schwinn, associate professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, "courts have really shied away" from intervening over the last decade or so.

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Prof. Anthony Niedwiecki Debunks the 'Save Our Children' Argument on Critical Thinking with Waymon Hudson

Posted March 4, 2013 by

March 1 - Huffington Post

"In the late '70s, there were some political campaign initiatives to overturn anti-discrimination ordinances that were in different cities. Anita Bryant, who was a beauty queen back then, overturned the first one with a campaign that was based on 'save our children,' with the idea that children were in danger of being harmed by gay people."

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ABA President Laurel Bellows to Give Herzog Lecture on Human Trafficking

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Feb. 28 - International Law Prof Blog

American Bar Association President Laurel Bellows will deliver The John Marshall Law School Herzog Lecture on April 8, 2013 on the problem of Human Trafficking. The lecture will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association, a co-sponsor of the program, followed by a reception at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

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Prof. Doris Long Talks Pride, Prejudice and Zombie Fiction

Posted February 28, 2013 by

Feb. 22 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The 19th-century Jane Austen would be staggered to discover the diversity of fan fiction and other reimaginations of her work. A 21st-century Austen would probably be upset of she had not developed such a rabid following. Both authors would be faced with the tough job of determining where to draw the line between permissible celebration and impermissible freeriding. They would be dismayed at how little actual legal protection exists internationally to protect their choices.

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National Road Project Shaped U.S. Economic and Constitutional History, says Adjunct Prof. Ted Sky

Posted February 28, 2013 by

Feb. 11 - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

The National Road has contributed much to the economic, transportation and cultural history of the United States. It also influenced its constitutional history. It did so by serving as the context for a legal battle over the scope of power in the Constitution to tax (and spend) to provide for the general welfare of the United States (Article I, Section 8, Clause 1). This aspect of the National Road saga is depicted in a book that I wrote, "The National Road and the Difficult Path to Sustainable National Investment," (University of Delaware Press; The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc., 2011).

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Diane Jennings (JD '82) Running as Incumbent for Orland Park Library Board

Posted February 28, 2013 by

Feb. 27 - TribLocal Orland Park & Homer Glen

Diane I. Jennings, 65, an Orland Park resident for 40 years, has served on the library board for the last six years. She is a retired attorney and most recently practiced medical malpractice defense with Anderson, Rasor & Partners LLP.

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Prof. Steven Schwinn Talks about the Voting Rights Act on WBEZ's Afternoon Shift

Posted February 28, 2013 by

Feb. 27 - WBEZ Chicago Public Media

"It's been nothing like the coverage we saw for the Affordable Care Act last summer," said Prof. Steven Schwinn. "Part of that must be because the Affordable Care Act is the signature achievement of the Obama Administration … Still, you would expect Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act—the crown jewel of Civil Rights in this country—to get more attention … It turns upside down the way we think about Civil Rights in this country."

Listen here: Prof. Steven Schwinn Talks about the Voting Rights Act on WBEZ's Afternoon Shift