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Released: 6-Jul-2020 6:05 PM EDT
WashU Expert: Electoral College ruling contradicts Founders’ ‘original intent’
Washington University in St. Louis

While the Supreme Court decision limits independence of electors and prevents potential uncertainty in 2020 election, it contradicts the Constitution framers’ intentions for the Electoral College, according to a political science expert at Washington University in St. Louis. 

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Released: 18-Jun-2020 2:05 PM EDT
WashU Expert: DACA decision lets ‘Dreamers’ breathe a little easier
Washington University in St. Louis

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision June 18 that the Trump Administration cannot shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program will allow more than 700,000 “Dreamers” to worry a bit less and continue focusing on their jobs, education and futures, said an immigration law expert at Washington University in St.

Newswise: Expert: Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ workplace protection long overdue
Released: 15-Jun-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Expert: Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ workplace protection long overdue
Virginia Tech

President Trump is expected to present details of his long-awaited peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians today following his White House meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and leader of the opposition, Benny Gantz, earlier this week Virginia Tech’s foreign policy expert Joel Peters is skeptical that the plan will jumpstart the long-stalled effort to bring Israelis and Palestinians together.

Newswise: Is This the End of DACA?
Released: 9-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Is This the End of DACA?
Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU Law professor talks about the possible outcomes of the upcoming Supreme Court DACA ruling

Newswise: Has COVID-19 changed U.S. Supreme Court dynamics?
Released: 8-May-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Has COVID-19 changed U.S. Supreme Court dynamics?
University of Utah

New commentary from Utah legal scholars suggest new platform for oral arguments unveils insight into the most silent justice in modern history.

3-Apr-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Can the Government Stick Warning Labels on Soda Bottles?
New York University

NYU's Jennifer Pomeranz says that existing warnings on other products should offer a roadmap for labeling sugary drinks—without violating the First Amendment.

Newswise: U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers
8-Jan-2020 9:00 PM EST
U.S. protections for constitutional rights falling behind global peers
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

New research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (WORLD) shows that the United States is falling behind its global peers when it comes to guarantees for key constitutional rights. Researchers identified key gaps in the U.S. including guarantees of the right to health, gender equality, and rights for persons with disabilities.

Released: 12-Dec-2019 2:15 PM EST
Supreme Court victory hinged on evidence of racism
Cornell University

Cornell Law School professors Sheri Lynn Johnson and Keir Weyble took over Curtis Flowers' appeal to the Supreme Court and won.

Newswise: Toward a more civil discourse
Released: 17-Nov-2019 3:45 PM EST
Toward a more civil discourse
Washington University in St. Louis

In our current climate of sometimes intense vitriol, reappropriation — by which a group of people reclaims words or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group — can tame uncivil discourse, finds a new study by political scientists and a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

Newswise: Political Science Professor can Provide Analysis, Context on Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Workplace Rights Dispute
Released: 8-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Political Science Professor can Provide Analysis, Context on Supreme Court Hearing on LGBTQ Workplace Rights Dispute
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sara Benesh's research interests include decision-making in federal and state courts, as well as the legitimacy of courts and institutions.

Newswise: Affordable Care Act good for hospitals’ fiscal health
Released: 24-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Affordable Care Act good for hospitals’ fiscal health
University of Illinois at Chicago

Interest rates on healthcare municipal bonds significantly decreased due to the ACA, according to a study from the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Released: 1-Aug-2019 4:05 AM EDT
Buttigieg SCOTUS strategy based on WashU ideas
Washington University in St. Louis

During the July 30 Democratic presidential debate, candidate Pete Buttigieg renewed his calls to “depoliticize the Supreme Court with structural reform.”Buttigieg has previously endorsed a Supreme Court reform proposal offered by Daniel Epps, associate professor in the School of Law at Washington University in St.


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