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.
Attorney Ralph Knowles, 71, died May 17 after a battle with brain cancer. Knowles, a partner at Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, was a litigator known for being a passionate champion of justice and equality.
“The legal community has lost a giant,” said Mary Radford, professor of law.
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 »
Kevyn Orr Tells 190 Graduates That Role of Attorney Comes With Awesome Power
“A few years ago, I came across a quote that would change the way I looked at my life, and my future career, forever—‘Don’t you dare shrink yourself for someone else’s comfort. Do not become small for people who refuse to grow,” said… 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 »