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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 »

Court Interpreter Exposes Law Students to Hispanic Culture

The Hispanic Student Bar Association focuses on spreading awareness of the Hispanic culture within Georgia State College of Law and the legal community—teaching law students to speak Spanish plays a big part in this initiative.

“If you’re working in immigration law or workers compensation, or even personal injury law, it’s advantageous to speak Spanish because… more »

Southern Center for Human Rights to Honor Davis (J.D. ’02)

The Southern Center for Human Rights will honor Mawuli Mel Davis (J.D. ’02) with its inaugural SCHR Luminary Award at its annual Justice Taking Root Benefit Reception on Tuesday, May 12.

The award recognizes a person who inspires and influences others by his or her fearless and relentless efforts… 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 »

Cynthia Roseberry (J.D. '97)

Roseberry Appointed to Colson Task Force

Cynthia Roseberry (J.D. ’97) is one of nine appointed members on the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections. The U.S. Congress created the bipartisan task force to examine challenges in the federal corrections system and develop practical, data-driven policy responses.

Roseberry was a founding board member of the Georgia Innocence Project and is… 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 »