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Splitting Hairs: Why the FBI Forensic Lab Review Matters

Posted On May 12, 2015 by Jessica Gabel Cino

Forensic science should prevent wrongful convictions, not cause them. We want forensic evidence to give convictions certainty, but we learned a few weeks ago that the scope of bad science used in criminal cases could be wide.

The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI formally admitted that almost every examiner in the FBI’s microscopic hair… more »

‘Graduation Is Just the Beginning,’ Barnes Tells Class of 2015

“You are celebrating your first step at becoming a lawyer,” Former Gov. Roy Barnes told the Class of 2015. “Graduation is the beginning of your legal education, you’ll continue to learn from your clients, cases and courtrooms. It’s a fascinating journey and will help mold you into the lawyer you’ll become.”

Barnes equated the law… more »

Sheffey Receives Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award

“Rita Sheffey represents the noble idea of public service,” said Dean Steven J. Kaminshine in kicking off the 2015 Ben F. Johnson Jr. Public Service Award ceremony on May 7. “She is proof that attorneys don’t have to, nor should, choose between good lawyering and public service.”

Sheffey, the assistant dean for public… more »

Georgia State Law Wins Legal Food Frenzy for Second Consecutive Year

Georgia State University College of Law won the 2015 Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Law School Division Attorney General’s Cup, beating the state’s other four schools for the second consecutive year. Luke Donohue (J.D. ’16) and Wayne Satterfield (J.D. ’15) led Georgia State Law’s efforts to raise the equivalent of 22,369 pounds of food… more »

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 »