Faculty

What’s Wrong with Religious Freedom Restoration Acts?

When Common-Sense Protection Becomes a License to Discriminate

By Lynn Hogue, Professor of Law Emeritus

Government neutrality is at the core of the First Amendment’s Religion Clauses (the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause). Taken together, these two clauses put government on the sidelines of religious controversy. On the one hand, there can… more »

King v. Burwell Tests the U.S. Supreme Court’s Reputation

If the Supreme Court sides with the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell, and holds that federal tax credits are unavailable for millions of people who purchase their insurance on federal health exchanges, many will suffer needlessly and insurance markets may well be destroyed in 36 states. In addition to the health insurance implications, this case… more »

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Segall Takes to Radio Airwaves; Four Shows in 24 Hours

Eric J. Segall, Kathy and Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law, is no stranger to radio interviews. He appears regularly on the national XM Radio show StandUp with Pete Dominick talking about the Supreme Court and constitutional law.

However, in the wake of the recent religious freedom and gay… more »

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Girth Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On April 2, Emory University School of Law’s Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal honored Marjorie Girth, professor and dean emerita, with is annual Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award recognizes Girth’s numerous accomplishments during her career as a practicing attorney and scholar in bankruptcy law… more »

New Building Update: Construction Trailers Decommissioned

Something is missing from the Georgia State University College of Law new building site. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. decommissioned the construction trailers in March and moved into the ground floor of the new building, which now has electricity.

Landscaping and sidewalks take up the areas once occupied by the trailers. With a few… more »

Much at Stake for Georgians in Health Care Fight

By Erin C. Fuse Brown

After the oral argument on March 4, it remains unclear what the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in King v. Burwell, the latest case challenging the Affordable Care Act. What is clear is that a decision striking down subsidies for all those who obtain insurance on federal exchanges would have… more »

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Holloway Receives NASIG Robischon Scholarship

Trina Holloway, acquisitions/serials librarian, has been awarded the Rose Robischon Scholarship from NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group Inc.), an independent, international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas about serial publications. The scholarship will cover the costs for Holloway to attend the NASIG annual conference in Washington, D.C., in May.

“This… more »

Interest in Public Policy Leads to Georgia State’s First J.D./M.P.H. Graduate

Christine S. Lee chose law school to pursue her interest in problem solving, but while at Georgia State University College of Law, she discovered a new area of appeal – public policy. In December, Lee became the first Georgia State graduate with a dual J.D. and master of public health.

“While I would… more »

Fleischman Wins Appeal in Cruelty to Children Case

On Feb. 16, the Supreme Court of Georgia reversed the decision in Corvi v. The State of Georgia, acquitting the client of Andrew Fleischman (J.D. ’11), who was convicted of cruelty to children in the second degree and reckless conduct in the drowning death of her granddaughter and another girl.

Fleischman, an appellate… more »

Lombardo Finds Relevancy in the Echoes of History

Matlock, the plain-spoken lawyer played by Andy Griffith on the eponymous TV show, worked out of the Flatiron Building on Peachtree Street. Depending on whom you talk to, he was based on noted north Georgia attorney Bobby Lee Cook. But the legacy Cook has created in downtown Atlanta is far from fictitious.

Created in… more »