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Texas’s Sham Abortion Laws

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in an historic abortion case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, involving two Texas laws that, if upheld, will make it much more difficult for poor women in Texas to obtain abortions. The death of Justice Scalia has little effect on the outcome of this case. There are… more »

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Wrongful Conviction? Cino and Students Investigate

Investigating Old Murder Case for Podcast

Jessica Gabel Cino, associate professor of law at Georgia State Law, and several students investigate who killed Donna Brown in their Conviction podcast. Read more>>

A cold-blooded murder in a small Georgia town is blamed on an outsider, a young black transplant from California. He’s arrested despite… more »

Peggy H. Walker Awarded Emory’s EPIC Award for Unsung Devotion

Peggy H. Walker (J.D. ’86) has dedicated decades to advocating for children in need. She was honored for her work with the Unsung Devotion to Those Most in Need at the EPIC Inspiration Awards ceremony at Emory Law on Feb. 2. Walker is the chief judge at the juvenile court in Douglas County… more »

Perhaps the President Should Defer a Supreme Court Nomination

The Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate has indicated an unwillingness to consider any Supreme Court nominee put forward by President Obama. In response, the president has said that he will exercise his constitutional duty to make such a nomination.

He certainly has that prerogative. The Constitution quite clearly… more »

Who Killed Donna Brown? Cino and Students Investigate Old Murder Case

DNA Evidence, Witnesses Recanting and Possible Corruption In South Georgia Town Explored in Upcoming ‘Conviction’ Podcast About Case

Who killed Donna Brown?

DNA Evidence Should Matter, Cino Says

“It’s almost unimaginable that in this day and age where DNA has become such a pivotal point in solving crimes that the DNA in this case… more »

Students: Putting Skills into Practice “Powerful and Important”

“This has been enlightening for me,” said Mike Williford (J.D. ’17). “You sit in class and learn the black letter law, you learn what is supposed to happen in contracts, or criminal law or whatever, and then to be exposed to how that functions in the real world is eye-opening. It’s not always as clean… more »

What happens now? New DNA Evidence Should Merit Review, Cino Says

Investigating Old Murder Case for Podcast

Jessica Gabel Cino, associate professor of law at Georgia State Law, and several students investigate who killed Donna Brown in their Conviction podcast. Read more>>

“It’s almost unimaginable that in this day and age where DNA has become such a pivotal point in solving crimes… more »

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Sobelson Stepping Down; Cino Appointed New Associate Dean

Associate Professor Jessica Gabel Cino has been named the new associate dean for academic affairs for Georgia State University College of Law after Roy M. Sobelson, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, returns to the faculty in May.

“This self-effacing good man has given us… more »

Hospitals Rationing Drugs Behind Closed Doors: a Civil Rights Issue

The United States is facing a shortage of prescription drugs, ranging from antibiotics to cancer treatments. These shortages are putting the medical profession in the frequent position of deciding who will get the drugs that are in short supply and, more importantly, who will not.

Physicians and hospitals always have had to make rationing decisions… more »

Why Do We Pretend Supreme Court Justices Are Anything But Political Officials

The late Justice Antonin Scalia believed that the federal Constitution allows states to ban abortion, to prohibit consensual sex between two adults in the privacy of their home as well as same-sex marriage, to keep a prestigious state-funded military college exclusively all male, and to start official legislative sessions… more »