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Memorial ceremony for Judge Ross

On March 24, 2014, a joint session of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska was held in memory of Judge Donald R. 293 more words

April 18th 1857: Clarence Darrow born

 

On this day in 1857 the legendary American lawyer Clarence Darrow was born in Ohio. Darrow was a prominent member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the leading defense attorney of his day, taking many high profile cases. 277 more words

History

Center Sponsors Successful Joint Colloquium with Villanova Law School

Here’s an article, from the St. John’s Law School website, on the inaugural session of the Joint Colloquium in Law and Religion, which the Center hosted with Villanova Law School this semester. 268 more words

Scholarship Roundup

Justice Douglas and his first day on the job

As some of you know, I am privileged to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors of The Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit. 594 more words

Supreme Court of Canada Aboriginal Law Stats

Here are the updated stats for the Supreme Court of Canada’s rulings in Aboriginal law cases since the patriation of the Constitution in 1982.  There have been some big changes since the last update a few years ago – Justices Binnie (14/33 – 42.4% in favor of Aboriginal interests), Charron (6/19 – 31.5%), and Deschamps (7/23 – 30.4) have left and Justices Moldaver (0/2 – 0%), Karakatsanis (0/2 – 0%) and Wagner (0/1 – 0%) are not off to a very auspicious start since coming on board. 45 more words

Research

The Weekly Five

This week’s collection of five new articles from SSRN includes Corinna Lain’s history of Engel v. Vitale, the school prayer case; Anna Su’s review of Steve Smith’s new book on the decline of religious freedom; and pieces on corporate social responsibility in Asia; Christianity and other foundations of international law; and the will to live. 441 more words

Scholarship Roundup

"The Post-Postcolonial Woman or Child"

WASHINGTON – Yesterday I had the honor of serving as Distinguished Discussant for the 16th Annual Grotius Lecture, a keynote event at the ongoing joint… 2,261 more words

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