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Education Law Expert's Book Helps Educators Deal with Lawsuits

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No one wants to be sued, but now educators who find themselves in that situation have a resource guide to help them be better prepared.

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Presidential Scholar: President Sings Second-Term Blues

The recent indictment of a top White House aide is feeding President George W. Bush's second-term blues that many recent re-elected presidents face, but the long-term implications are still unclear, says a Purdue University presidential expert.

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Ongoing Debate: Religion and Politics

The debate over former Supreme Court nominee Harriett Miers' religious beliefs has focused attention once again to questions concerning the role of religion in American politics.

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Book Looks at Trials of Hussein and Milosevic

The evolution of genocide as an international crime and the erosion of sovereign immunity as a defense to prosecution are the heart of the latest book by Michael J. Kelly, a professor of international law at Creighton University School of Law.

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Second-Term Troubles

Nixon, Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush were all plagued by rocky second terms. Bush's approval ratings have fallen in the wake of rising gas prices and the war in Iraq.

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Political Scientists Seek Ways to Promote Civic Participation

As Americans turn a cold shoulder to politics and civic involvement, a group of 19 leading political scientists - including the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Katherine Cramer Walsh - have recommended a package of reforms to improve democracy and heighten civic involvement.

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Protest Scholar Sees Demonstrations Approaching Historic Turning Point

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Recent anti-war demonstrations have brought American society back to the visible protest era of the 1960s, according to Alexander Bloom, history scholar at Wheaton College.

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Voting Rights Act at 40: UM Expert

As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (Saturday, Aug. 6), the original intent of the ground-breaking law faces serious challenges in the courts, congress and at polling places, says University of Maryland political scientist.

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Voting Rights Act Resonates Today: Vanderbilt Expert

Given the flurry of new voting requirements in Georgia, Indiana, Ohio and other states, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 still resonates today with its federal protection of voters, says Devin Fergus, an expert on African-American political history.

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States May Become Constitutional Battlegrounds Over Civil Liberties

Constitutional battles over civil liberties could intensify at the state level -- continuing a more than two-decade-long trend -- if the Supreme Court becomes more conservative under President Bush, according to University at Buffalo Law Professor James A. Gardner.







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