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U.S. Flag

July 10, 2015: Update: South Carolina removes the Confederate flag. As a bipartisan effort continues to pursue approval by 2/3 of the legislature to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House of South Carolina, it is interesting to consider the history, custom, and law related to the U.S. flag, a.k.a. “Old …Read the Rest

Summer Legal Academy

Thirteen students are attending the Eleventh Annual Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy from June 15-26, 2015 at CWRU. One of their assignments was to prepare brief biographies of icons of the law, ranging (chronologically) from the first African-American female lawyer, Charlotte E. Ray, to civil rights lawyer (and CWRU Law graduate) Fred Gray, to the first …Read the Rest

Delly on Demand

Update: June 22, 2015 Though Delly didn’t continue to dominate during the Finals, and he has yet to inspire any ebooks, he may have inspired a movie.   Cleveland Cavalier J.R. Smith, commenting on teammate, Mathew Dellavedova (“Delly”), said: “We were just thinking on the bench that somebody has to write a book on this kid.” …Read the Rest

USA FREEDOM Act and USA PATRIOT Act

On June 2, 2015, the Senate passed the USA FREEDOM ACT, restoring, and extending through 2019, “three key sections of the Patriot Act that expired at midnight Sunday.” The controversial Section 215 was amended to allow the phone companies to collect phone data, rather than the National Security Agency, which will have to end its …Read the Rest

Title IX and College Sexual Violence Policies

Update: Jonathan Adler, Northwestern’s Kipnis Cleared in Title IX Investigation (June 1, 2015)   Jonathan Adler. How Northwestern University is Throwing Academic Freedom under the Bus… Volokh Conspiracy (blog) (May 29, 2015) Laura Kipnis. Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe. The Chronicle Review (Feb. 27, 2015) Northwestern policy on consensual romantic or sexual relations (Jan. 13, 2014) S. Daniel Carter. How to …Read the Rest

WTO and COOL

On May 18, 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) confirmed an October, 2014 panel report (ruling) that U.S. laws and regulations that require country of origin labeling (COOL) discriminate against beef imported into the United States. Canada requested the WTO consultation on Dec. 1, 2008 under Articles III:4, IX:4, and X:3 of GATT 1994; Article …Read the Rest