For lawyers, it can be tough to be a ‘friend of the court’

A Washinton Post article regarding "amici curiae," or friends of the court, who argue difficult issues before the Supreme Court, featured Professor Stephen McAllister.

Aizenman wrote:

But Stephen McAllister did not hesitate when he got the call for a case the court heard last year. A law professor at the University of Kansas, he had already come before the court four times representing clients.

“Maybe there are people who feel they can afford to say no,” he said. “I certainly didn’t. It’s a great honor.”

Former adviser to the Bush administration visits campus

An article detailing former Bush administration adviser John Yoo's visit to campus featured Steve McAllister, professor of law.

Amin wrote:

The program was co-sponsored by the KU School of Law, and Constitutional Law Professor Stephen McAllister was instrumental in bringing Yoo to the University of Kansas. McAllister conducted an interview with Yoo that lasted roughly 40 minutes.

Kansas insurance chief goes against GOP grain

A Kansas City Star article on the new health care law's requirement for states quoted Stephen McAllister, professor of law .

Johnson wrote:

Stephen McAllister, a University of Kansas law professor who once was a clerk for conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, shared her skepticism. He said Republicans would have to win the presidency, retain their U.S. House majority and capture a U.S. Senate majority to repeal the law.

“I'd be surprised – frankly shocked – if this got repealed,” he said.

Kan. judge won't dismiss suit over abortion rules

Serving as the state's solicitor general, Professor Stephen McAllister argued during a recent hearing that resulted in a judge refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two doctors challenging state regulations.

Hanna wrote:

Stephen McAllister, a Lawrence attorney and University of Kansas Law professor who serves as the state's solicitor general, argued during the hearing that only the state's highest court can settle some issues, such as whether the Kansas Constitution recognizes a right to privacy protecting access to abortion.

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