In a 7-1 opinion in Foster v. Chatman written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the conviction and death sentence of Timothy Tyrone Foster, who was convicted in 1987 by an all-white jury for the murder of Queen Madge White, a retired white schoolteacher.
Prior to Justice Antonin Scalia’s death in February, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s votes drove most five-to-four Supreme Court decisions. From 2010 to 2015, for example, Justice Kennedy provided the swing vote a whopping 84 percent of the time with Chief Justice John Roberts well behind at 61 percent. As Professor David Cohen has said, “the Court’s… more »
When a friend made a joke about presidential candidate Donald Trump firing U.S. Supreme Court justices, Eric Segall got an idea for a satirical blog article. He was quite surprised when Newsweek picked it up for newsweek.com.
The Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law wrote You’re Fired, Mr. Chief… more »
Q: Describe how it feels to be finally leaving Georgia State Law. A: Although I’m excited to finally graduate Georgia State Law and join the distinguished ranks of Georgia State Law alumni, I can’t help but feel a tinge of sadness as well. The last three years have been the most challenging years of my… more »
The most powerful learning for law students occurs when they are able to link theory and practice. Georgia State Law students receive a strong foundation in academics, blended with practical skills education throughout the three years of law school. Our experiential curriculum allows students to become immersed in the practice of law through… more »