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Will We Ever See a Non-Ivy League Supreme Court Justice?

by Sean McGilvray June 18, 2009 Law School

You went to a middle-of-the-road undergraduate school where the focus was more on tailgating in the stadium parking lot than schmoozing over brandy and cigars or whatever the ultra-elite do when they’re not conducting secret meetings to control the world. You got straight As, even though you decided to take the hardest classes. Your law […]

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PSU’s Appellate Clinic files SC amicus brief in Ricci v. DeStefano

by Mr. X March 26, 2009 Legal

Penn State Dickinson’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, lead by Prof. Foreman, just filed it’s second Supreme Court amicus brief of the semester.  The Clinic co-authored this brief in support of Respondents (Mayor DeStefano and the City of New Haven) with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.  The brief […]

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Penn State Law’s Appellate Clinic Files Amicus Brief in Gross v. FBL Fin. Servs.

by Mr. X February 12, 2009 Law School

Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic recently filed an amicus brief in Gross v. FBL Fin. Servs. with Cohen Milstein and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

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Does Oral Argument Matter? – Stats From the Court

by Mr. X October 6, 2008 Legal

The Supreme Court began hearing oral argument for the fall term this morning.  SCOTUS Blog always has great coverage of what cases are being argued today and a preview of the cases this week.  Two interesting criminal procedure cases are being argued Tuesday: Herring v. United States (07-513), on whether courts must suppress evidence seized […]

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Vagary Statute Struck Down by SC in Papachristou (1972)

by Mr. X October 4, 2008 Legal

So I’m doing a ton of research for PSLR and came across this sweet Florida statute that was “void for vagueness because it did not give fair notice of what conduct was forbidden and because it encouraged arbitrary and erratic arrests by the police.” (Lexis) Jacksonville Ordinance Code § 26-57 provided at the time of […]

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QOTW: Harris v. Forklift Sys.

by Joshua Auriemma February 25, 2008 The Lighter Side

I think I’m going to start a Quote of the Week feature where I’ll post some law-related amusing quote. If you’re lucky, it’ll be a real quote and not from class. The quote this week is from oral arguments in Harris v. Forklift Sys., 510 U.S. 17. QUESTION: You would seem to be developing a […]

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