A University of Kansas Law Professor and Middle East expert doesn’t see anything wrong with the Trump administration looking into the Iran nuclear deal, but when they look closely, he believes they’ll see it’s got good safeguards as part of it.
"America’s ghastly gluttony for guns shows no sign of abating, nor does the abuse of arms by a few notorious state and non-state actors. With its focus on Las Vegas, the world has forgotten about burgeoning black-market trade of arms across borders, and into conflict zones, and thus about the remedy for this evil – the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)."
"Juliann Morland DaVee is the managing attorney for a partnership between LMH and the KU Law School that provides free legal service to low-income hospital patients who are having some type of issue with the law that is likely making it harder for them to be healthy.
'We meet patients where they are,' she said. 'They sometimes have trouble with transportation. This allows them to see their doctor and their lawyer at the same time.'"
"The state of Kansas would have done far more for wrongly convicted Floyd Bledsoe had he actually committed the murder for which he spent 15 years in prison.
Work of the Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies at the University of Kansas law school led to compelling DNA evidence that Jefferson County officials convicted the wrong person in the 1999 death of 14-year-old Camille Arfmann. In a bizarre twist, Bledsoe’s brother confessed to the crime in a suicide note.
"When President Trump announced earlier this month that his administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, law schools around the nation quickly responded by setting up legal clinics to help DACA recipients renew their protections.
Similar clinics popped up at The University of Kansas School of Law and Washburn University School of Law, where law school faculty received multiple calls a day requesting information about DACA.
Margaret Cronin Fisk, a reporter for Bloomberg News, and Andrew Torrance, a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, discuss a settlement under which Syngenta agreed to pay more than 100,000 farmers more than $1.4 billion after they complained that the marketing of the company’s genetically modified corn seeds shut them out of the Chinese market. They speak with Bloomberg’s Michael Best and June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Law.
"Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time. This is big news in a traditionally conservative Kingdom.
'It’s a very significant development,' said Raj Bhala, the Brennesein Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas Law School, and a Senior Advisor at Dentons. 'What it means, first, in the most technical way, is that the Saudi government will start issuing driver’s licenses to women in June of 2018. Technically, they were allowed to drive, but the government was not issuing the licenses, so, in fact, they could not drive.'
"For many years, Kansas has allowed non-U.S. citizens who grew up in Kansas to attend public colleges and universities and pay in-state tuition rates, as long as they met all other qualifications for admission and residency. But the decision to rescind DACA has rattled all college and university campuses, officials said.
Law schools at both the University of Kansas and Washburn University are operating clinics to help students and others who will face legal issues if DACA is repealed and not replaced by another program.
"Millions of victims of a data hack that targeted a Kansas state agency in possession of Social Security numbers were not informed
of the breach directly, according to information obtained through an open records request.
"Some DACA recipients have until October 5th to apply for renewal if their status expires between now and March 2018. With the deadline fast approaching, KU Law students and faculty say they’re ready to help.
'I want to be able to help out people, let them stay here in Lawrence and I don't think it was right to revoke DACA, it was kind of a surprise move,' First year law student, Max Iverson, said.