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Reporters Share Inside Look at SCOTUS

Miller Lecture Tackles Supreme Court Transparency

“Citizens in a democracy ought to be able to see their government at work in a public setting,” said Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times during the 57th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture on Feb.11.

Liptak, along with Dahlia Lithwick, senior… more »

Georgia Innocence Project Offering Real-World Lessons

Externs Explore Effects of Overburdened Criminal Justice System

Kylie Jones (J.D. ’17) and Karyn Pagnotta (J.D. ’17) sift through stacks of letters from Georgia inmates—some new, some over a decade old. Many claim innocence of the crimes they were convicted of —murder, sexual assault, burglary. Some complain about conditions in prison.

Boxes of evidence and… more »

Radford: Balancing Autonomy with Protection in Elder Law

“What If Grandma Wants to Gamble?”

“Aging for women and men is a time that brings power that’s born of experience, it’s born of wisdom, it’s born of maturity, it’s born of creativity,” said Mary F. Radford, Marjorie Fine Knowles Professor of Law, during her Feb. 4 Women Inspire Series at… more »

Wolf inducted into Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars

Wolf To Represent Lawyers in Society of Scholars

From doctors to historians, philosophers to engineers, the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars comprises more than 600 of the most influential and pioneering minds in the world. But since its founding in 1969, the society has not included a single lawyer among its illustrious ranks—until now.

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Cino: ‘Making a Murderer’ Highlights a Larger Problem

For every Steven Avery or Adnan Syed, there are hundreds (perhaps thousands) more whose stories will never be heard

The Netflix documentary, “Making a Murderer,” thrust wrongful convictions into the spotlight. The documentary begins with an exceptional (and horrific) story of the circumstances that led to an innocent man’s incarceration: that police and… more »

SCOTUS in Real Time

Last fall, I took my favorite class in law school: Legislation taught by Professor Neil Kinkopf. On the course’s final day, we analyzed the “Obamacare” case, King v. Burwell. The class attempted to predict how the Court would decide the case, which interpretive canons would be used, what judicial ideologies would… more »

Movies and Myths About Human Trafficking

Hollywood loves a good bad guy.

From ruthless mobsters to drug kingpins to serial killers, evil characters are often plucked from real-world events. As human trafficking has garnered more attention, it was inevitable that the issue would hit the big screen. Traffickers, after all, are your quintessential villains. They enslave and exploit human beings for… more »

Does Gambling Grandma Need a Guardian?

Radford to speak as part of Women Inspire Series on Feb. 4

If Grandma wants to wear a red hat with a purple outfit and spend her life savings gambling, should she be allowed to do so without question? Or would that be grounds to appoint a guardian to make decisions for her?

What if… more »

Supreme Court Transparency Focus of Feb. 11 Law Review Symposium

ATLANTA—Georgia State University Law Review will explore the Invisible Justices: Supreme Court Transparency in the Age of Social Media during its annual symposium on Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Student Center East, 44 Courtland St., Atlanta.

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