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Feds: We Can Read All Your Email, and You’ll Never Know

Clark D. Cunningham, Georgia State University

Fear of hackers reading private emails in cloud-based systems like Microsoft Outlook, Gmail or Yahoo has recently sent regular people and public officials scrambling to delete entire accounts full of messages dating back years. What we don’t expect is our own government to hack our email… more »

Segall: Why We Don’t Need a Ninth Supreme Court Justice

Posted On September 16, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy & Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

The hand-wringers are wrong—an evenly split Supreme Court would end a narrow majority imposing its out-of-step will and would be good for the country.

When the U.S. Supreme Court begins its 2016-17 term in October, the biggest story will not involve a blockbuster case but the still empty seat created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death… more »

Eskridge: Gay Marriage ‘A Long Struggle’ in Lead-Up to Obergefell

Julie Goodrige. Jack Baker. Edie Winsdor. Mike McDonnell. April Deboeur. Jayne Rowse. Few recognize these names. They are just a few of the people whose actions led to last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage nationwide.

William Eskridge Jr., the John A. Garver… more »

William Eskridge

Eskridge Discusses Marriage Equality at Sept. 15 Miller Lecture

William Eskridge, the Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at the Yale Law School, discussed “The Story Behind the Marriage Equality Decision — and What is Next for America” in the 58th Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Marjorie and Ralph Knowles Conference Center at Georgia State University… more »

Kinkopf Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee in Washington, D.C.

Professor Neil Kinkopf testified Sept. 7 before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice about the legalities and oversight of the Judgment Fund.

“The Judgment Fund fulfills a fundamentally important duty of the federal government — to provide an effective remedy when the rights of individuals are violated,” Kinkopf said.

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SBA, First-Year Students Help Feeding ATL Project

When Student Bar Association President Darlene Childers (J.D. ’17) learned of an opportunity to help a local charitable organization, she sprang into action. She reached out to incoming first-year students and, within a few days, she had more than enough volunteers to assist Caring For Others Inc. with its Feeding ATL… more »

Segall on Who is Justice Clarence Thomas?

This week at the Southeastern Association of American Law Schools Annual Conference, I will be leading a discussion group commemorating the 25th anniversary of the nomination of Justice Clarence Thomas. On this blog, and in law reviews, I have been quite critical of Justice Thomas’ constitutional law jurisprudence. For this post, however, I… more »

Charity Scott Honored for Work in Health Law Partnership

Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, was recognized for her “Vision, Inspiration, and Resourcefulness” in the creation of the collaborative community program known as the Health Law Partnership [HeLP] at the annual Shake It Up for HeLP event in April.

“The advisory council for the Health Law Partnership and staff and… more »

Segall on Justice Ginsburg and the Emperor’s New Clothes

Posted On July 15, 2016 by Eric Segall, Kathy & Lawrence Ashe Professor of Law

How does a reliably liberal and feminist Supreme Court Justice get the New York Times Editorial Board, the Washington Post Editorial Board, and approximately 95 percent of Supreme Court commentators and law professors (most of whom reside on the left) to take sides with Donald Trump and against her? Unless you have been on a remote desert… more »

Peach Sheet Cited by 11th Circuit in June 23 Opinion

A Peach Sheet, written by Alex Galvan (J.D. ’14) and Ashley Worrell (J.D. ’14) and published in the 2013 Georgia State University Law Review, was cited in a June 23 opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. (See Grange Mutual Casualty Company v. Woodward et al., No. 15-13295, manuscript op. 23-24. 11th… more »