Professor Fred Smith, in a Feb. 5 Atlanta Journal-Constitution opinion piece, says Democrats should give Judge Neil Gorsuch a respectful and fair hearing. They should, and then they should vote against his confirmation.
The process by which judges are nominated and appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court is a political one, and designed… more »
Given President Trump’s recent (and not so recent) attacks on the federal judiciary, it is not surprising that Justice Stephen Breyer choose to speak out on Saturday (Feb. about the public’s mistaken notion that “we are actually politicians.” Breyer emphasized that the justices go through each case “with an open mind” and that… more »
Adriana Heffley (J.D. ’19), an evening student and immigration paralegal at Elliott Immigration Law, spent the first week of January working with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Detention Center in Dilley, Texas, where over a thousand women and children, many with valid claims to asylum, are detained.
The challenges facing cities around the world are not unique and different. Every city grapples with balancing urban growth issues such as affordable housing, equitable transport, social and economic exclusion, and climate change. The examples of city leaders working collaboratively across the globe and sharing strategies are numerous. Much can be learned through travel, collaborations… more »
The president’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, is not likely to impact the ideological balance on the Court between conservative and liberal justices. After all, nominee Judge Gorsuch would be taking the seat vacated by the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who… more »
The Spring 2017 Urban Fellows lecture series, featuring experts from around the world as well as locally, has started. The program provides graduate students with an opportunity to enrich their studies through discussions with experts in environmental, land use, and urban issues through a special lecture series.
Visiting Professor Romulo Sampaio presented Relevant Regulatory Issues Regarding Public Parks Management, as part of the Urban Fellows Program on Jan. 31. He discussed an ongoing case study of Flamengo Park, Rio de Janeiro’s largest urban park, and the legal solutions being developed to create a financially sustainable park.