Oct. 25, 2022—Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk writes that litigants are increasingly using foreign data protection laws-especially new laws in China and the EU-to resist discovery requests from U.S. courts.
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Sep. 14, 2022—Vandenbergh and Shewmake discuss their research showing the importance of the work-from-home transition for climate policy and recommend that employers include greenhouse gas emissions attributable to employees working from home in reporting their environmental impact.
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Aug. 1, 2022—Wuerth is a foreign policy expert and holds the Helen Strong Curry Chair in International Law. "The state sponsor of terrorism designation is not a symbolic act to chastise states that behave badly," she writes. "It is a legal trigger embedded in an extremely complex statutory and regulatory framework. The effects of pulling that...trigger are not easy to identify and untangle."
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Jul. 20, 2022—Wuerth's column, published in Just Security and in the Transnational Litigation blog, suggests the designation would be largely symbolic and could ultimately harm the interests of the Ukrainian government and the people of Ukraine.
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Jun. 24, 2022—Shaw argues that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that Maine cannot exclude faith-based schools from a state program that pays for private school tuition in areas of the state that lack public schools could erode the Constitution’s Establishment Clause.
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Apr. 12, 2022—Judge Jackson is the first Supreme Court justice whose prior experience includes work as a federal public defender. Mayeux asserts that "given that several...justices previously worked as federal prosecutors, Jackson's confirmation injects a welcome measure of professional balance to the lineup" and that Jackson is the "first justice since Thurgood Marshall with meaningful criminal defense experience."
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Mar. 15, 2022—Congress is considering a resolution to investigate the Russian invaders of Ukraine for possible war crimes. In an email interview with CNN Opinion, conduct of hostilities expert Mike Newton argues that such an investigation is justified due to Russia's attacks on civilians.
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Mar. 3, 2022—Constitutional law James F. Blumstein discusses Dunn v. Blumstein, the case brought in 1970 challenging Tennessee's residency requirements for voter registration, in a March 1 podcast produced by the Tennessee Attorney General's office. Blumstein ultimately argued the case before the Supreme Court.
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Feb. 25, 2022—Wuerth is a leading scholar of foreign affairs and serves on the State Department's Advisory Committee on the American Law Institute's Restatement (Fourth) on U.S. Foreign Relations Law. In this Lawfare post, she states: "Russia's invasion of Ukraine violates Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter, which prohibits the use of force against the territorial integrity of another state."
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Sep. 29, 2021—In a column published online at The Conversation, Prusak explains why providing more tenants facing evication with access to a lawyer could be the key to keeping more people in their homes. Prusak is an associate clinical professor of law. She launched Vanderbilt's Housing Law Clinic in spring 2021.
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Dec. 21, 2020—In a co-authored opinion piece in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the authors discuss the need for a national climate change strategy based on the same sort of public-private collaboration that led to the rapid production of COVID-19 vaccines.
Oct. 21, 2020—Ezra Klein and Ganesh Sitaraman discuss proposals for Supreme Court reform, including Sitaraman's own proposal, in a conversation that covers such options as court-packing and term limits and more obscure proposals like the 5-5-5 balanced bench and a judicial lottery system.
Jul. 14, 2020—Blumstein, a noted scholar of constitutional law and health policy, provides an overview of challenges to the Affordable Care Act and analyzes the current constitutional challenges posed by California v. Texas, a case brought by 21 state attorneys general to decide whether the ACA should remain in place, and a cross-appeal by Texas and other states asking that the entire law be invalidated in a short essay posted on the Journal of the American Medical Association Health Forum.
Oct. 16, 2017—Read "How the Oligarchy Wins: Lessons from Ancient Greece," Sitaraman's Oct. 15 column in The Guardian.
Sep. 19, 2017—Blumstein proposes that Republicans "pass a two-page bill clarifying that Congress did not intend to use its taxing power to enforce the individual mandate."
Aug. 16, 2017—"Even if the United States leaves NAFTA, the president will still be bound to implement the agreement's rules on the terms dictated by Congress until Congress says otherwise," Meyer notes in a post on The Conversation.
Aug. 1, 2017—"There is a nonpartisan, good government reason for" splitting the 9th Circuit, Fitzpatrick writes: "Smaller circuits minimize outlier decisions in both directions."
Oct. 27, 2016—Morgan Ricks explains the genesis of his book, The Money Problem, which offers a simple solution to the problem created by short-term borrowing. In 2009 I joined the U.S. Treasury Department as a member of the Crisis Response Team, a small group of Wall Street professionals—investment bankers, traders and buyout specialists—whom Secretary Timothy Geithner had...