The president’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, is not likely to impact the ideological balance on the Court between conservative and liberal justices. After all, nominee Judge Gorsuch would be taking the seat vacated by the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who… more »
The Jan. 21 Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women, which was one of hundreds of demonstrations by millions of people across the United States and around the world, was an important exercise in democracy and First Amendment rights.
Donna Brazille, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, and Republican strategist Margaret Hoover discussed “The Rise of the Millennial Voter” on Oct. 11 during a Georgia State University panel focusing on Millenniual voters, their political impact and issues they face in this election.
The panel, part of the university’s Distinguished Speaker Series, was… more »
Georgia State Law is hosting a nonpartisan panel discussion Monday, Oct. 10, on Amendment 1, a state constitutional amendment before Georgia voters this November to approve or reject a proposed statewide Opportunity School District (OSD).
The panel will be held at noon, Monday, Oct. 10, in Room 242 of 85 Park Place N.E. State Rep. Valencia Stovall… more »
A three-week immersive program, the 10th Annual Gate City Bar Association’s Justice Robert Benham Law Camp, has inspired local high school students to pursue legal careers. Georgia State Law hosted the camp June 6-24, which exposes minority students to the legal profession.
“The camp influenced me to pursue a career in law because in the… more »
Saito was named University Distinguished Professor; Washington, professor of law,… more »
The president’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland puts the Republican leadership, which announced within hours of Justice Antonin Scalia‘s passing that it would not vet any Supreme Court nominees, between a rock and a hard place. Judge Garland, a moderate candidate, enjoyed considerable support from GOP leadership for his appointment to… more »
Recent demands for a more diverse faculty at the University of Missouri are being echoed by student activists at universities across the country. Inspired by calls for reform at Mizzou, 400 Virginia Commonwealth University students, faculty and alumni convened a forum on the scarcity of black faculty. Hundreds of Yale students called… more »
On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same-sex marriage across the country. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited an amicus curiae brief co-written by Tanya Washington, Georgia State University professor of law.
“This is so awesome,” Washington said. “This means… more »
ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law’s Tanya Washington is partnering with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the law firm of Hunton & Williams for a panel discussion commemorating a rare exhibition of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. papers on display… more »