Category: ABA Journal

Authority for Ebola quarantine ‘is as American as apple pie

October 7th, 2014 in 2014, ABA Journal, Newsmakers, School of Law, School of Public Health, Wendy Mariner 0 comments

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Wendy Mariner, School of Law, School of Public Health

State law in Texas gives health officials “truly staggering” powers to quarantine people who could spread Ebola or other dangerous, contagious diseases, according to an expert with the University of Houston Law Center. And Texas is not alone…

Expert quote:

“Isolation is a useful tool in extreme circumstances, but it has an unhappy history of being applied rather selectively.”

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6th Circuit judge retired amid probe of travel expenses; allegations referred to DOJ

January 21st, 2014 in 2014, ABA Journal, Newsmakers, School of Law, Tracey Maclin 0 comments

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Tracey Maclin, School of Law

A federal appeals judge announced his retirement this summer as an ethics committee was investigating his travel expenses, a federal panel on judicial conduct has revealed…

Expert quote:

“The judge has always been honest, straightforward and a person of utmost integrity.”

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Lucky 36: What It Takes to Land a Supreme Court Clerkship

October 1st, 2012 in 2012, ABA Journal, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

About a thousand candidates—most if not all of whom have top grades, fascinating backgrounds and served as law review editors—apply for U.S. Supreme Court clerkship slots each year…

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Are Ponzi Scheme Victims Partly to Blame for Their Losses? Law Prof Sees Some Gullibility

August 22nd, 2012 in 2012, ABA Journal, Newsmakers, School of Law, Tamar Frankel 0 comments

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Tamar Frankel, School of Law

When people who eat too much and smoke eventually succumb to heart disease, many would agree they bear some responsibility for the illness, according to Boston University law professor Tamar Frankel…

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Shhh! Former Supreme Court Clerk Dishes on RBG’s Goofy Song Dance, CT’s Normality

August 21st, 2012 in 2012, ABA Journal, Jay Wexler, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Jay Wexler, School of Law

Boston University law professor Jay Wexler tells all in an essay about his onetime job as a U.S. Supreme Court clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, or “RBG” in clerkship speak…

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