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Georgia State Law Named ACS Rising Chapter of the Year

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) recently named the Georgia State Law chapter as Rising Chapter of the Year for 2015-16. ACS awards this annual recognition to chapters that have made the greatest strides as a new or recently revived chapter in establishing a presence on campus.

The ACS Georgia State… more »

Segall on Justice Scalia’s Cruelest Irony: The Real Impact of a 4-4 Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia’s death dramatically affected the Supreme Court, the course of constitutional law, and the entire country. But there is one person whose career and influence was changed the most the moment Justice Scalia passed away. One person who, in one sense, was Justice Scalia’s foe, but in another, a much-needed ally. That person… more »

We Don’t Need Another Scalia: Why Liberals Should Embrace a 4-4 Court

There has been an avalanche of essays, articles and blog posts discussing Justice Antonin Scalia’s successor. The vacancy is much more important than most prior empty seats because the Supreme Court, for the first time, is divided four-to-four among Democrats and Republicans with the most conservative Democrat (Breyer) being more liberal than the most liberal… more »

Scalia’s Legacy, Counter-Clerks, Affirmative Action: Why the Court Should Change Course

There has been a lot written about Justice Antonin Scalia since his passing a few months ago. He was a larger-than-life figure (even by the standards of Supreme Court justices), and no one can deny that he was a tireless public servant who devoted much of his career to government service. He was… more »

Scalia’s Cruel Irony: Absence Exposes Truth About Supreme Court

Justice Antonin Scalia’s empty seat at the Supreme Court generated two orders the week of March 28 that demonstrate yet again the essentially political nature of our highest Court.

First, in a widely watched case involving a First Amendment challenge to the mandatory payment of public sector union dues, the Court divided 4-4 (presumably among… more »

Perhaps the President Should Defer a Supreme Court Nomination

The Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate has indicated an unwillingness to consider any Supreme Court nominee put forward by President Obama. In response, the president has said that he will exercise his constitutional duty to make such a nomination.

He certainly has that prerogative. The Constitution quite clearly… more »

Why Do We Pretend Supreme Court Justices Are Anything But Political Officials

The late Justice Antonin Scalia believed that the federal Constitution allows states to ban abortion, to prohibit consensual sex between two adults in the privacy of their home as well as same-sex marriage, to keep a prestigious state-funded military college exclusively all male, and to start official legislative sessions… more »

Panel: Stakes High in Appointment of Supreme Court Justice

What happens now? That’s the question many are asking after the the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Georgia State Law professors Neil Kinkopf, Eric Segall, Patrick Wiseman and Emory University Associate Law Professor Alexander “Sasha” Volokh… more »

Justice Scalia’s Final Mark on Corporate Law May Be Form Over Substance

Justice Antonin Scalia’s sudden passing has generated a tidal wave of media and academic attention on the future of the Supreme Court. As a corporate law scholar, I have to admit to a tinge of jealousy to be seemingly outside of this controversy, the hand wringing, and the political equivalent of Dungeons and Dragons that… more »

Students Organize Feb. 17 Panel on Implications of Justice Scalia’s Death

The Georgia State Law American Constitution Society students tapped Professors Neil Kinkopf, Eric Segall, Patrick Wiseman and Emory University Associate Law Professor Alexander “Sasha” Volokh, for a noon panel discussion, “Implications of Justice Scalia’s Death,” on Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Room 241.

Implications of Justice Scalia’s Death Time and… more »