Judge Gorsuch grilled on possible conflicts of interest

"Judge Neil Gorsuch is facing questions about conflict of interest from senators on both sides of the aisle about nearly 1,000 cases the Supreme Court nominee recused himself from hearing during his time on the circuit court.

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Lumen Mulligan, an associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Law, told The Washington Times that nearly 1,000 recusals is 'definitely more than average' in the 10th Circuit.

University of Kansas Law Professor Familiar With SCOTUS Pick Explains What Makes Him Special

President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the United States Supreme Court left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia eleven months ago. University of Kansas Law Professor Lumen R. Mulligan has argued before Gorsuch in his current capacity as a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mulligan is the Director of the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy at KU. Mulligan says Gorsuch intellectually fulfills the requirements of the post.

KU law professor outlines Trump’s potential conflicts of interest

"Several opinion pieces have questioned the constitutionality of Donald Trump continuing to profit from his many business ventures while he’s in office.

University of Kansas Law Professor Lumen 'Lou' Mulligan explains where those writers are getting the argument in the Constitution.

'The United States Constitution in Article I, Section 9, states that no person holding any office of profit or trust under the United States shall, without the consent of Congress, accept any present emolument, office, or title, of any kind, from any king, prince, or foreign state.'"

University of Kansas law professor outlines perils of self-defense at trial

"A University of Kansas law professor says that it isn’t usually a good idea for someone accused of a criminal offense to act as their own attorney, as accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof is attempting to do.

'The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to individuals the right to represent themselves, said Professor Lumen 'Lou' Mulligan, the Director of the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy at KU. 'It seldom works out well for that defendant. It also creates quite a challenge for the trial court judge.'

Death penalty cases a factor behind efforts to oust justices

"Family members of the Carr brothers’ victims came away stunned after listening to the Kansas Supreme Court justices dissect the appeals of their loved ones’ killers in 2013.

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Reversing rulings 'is what the United States Supreme Court is supposed to do,' University of Kansas School of Law professor Lumen Mulligan said. 'That the system works is not a strike against the system.'

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Partnership between KU School of Law and LMH will bring free legal aid, experience

"A newly-formed partnership between the University of Kansas School of Law and Lawrence Memorial Hospital will help bring free legal assistance to patients that are unable to obtain it on their own. At the same time, the program will give law students an opportunity to help with cases and gain valuable real world experience.

The partnership is part of a national movement of hospitals that will bring free legal assistance to low-income patients and other patients that are unable to obtain legal counsel, Associate Dean of Law Lumen Mulligan said.

Partnership between KU, LMH to provide free legal counsel to patients in need

"A new joint program between the University of Kansas School of Law and Lawrence Memorial Hospital that would provide legal counsel to some of the hospital’s neediest patients will likely launch within the next few weeks.

The medical-legal partnership would offer free legal services to low-income patients with health-related legal issues while giving KU law students a chance to build professional experience and earn credit working on those cases.

Kansas Court Upholds Death Sentence in Sheriff Shooting

"The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed the death penalty conviction of Scott Cheever.

The case has been enmeshed in multiple legal battles over the state’s death penalty law. This is just the second such conviction to be affirmed since 1994, when the state’s death penalty statute was enacted.

'The Kansas Supreme Court has not upheld that many death penalty cases,' said University of Kansas Law Professor Lumen 'Lou' Mulligan."

KU Law Professor Explains SCOTUS Ruling on Texas Abortion Statute

"The United States Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision handed down Monday struck down a Texas law that would have severely limited the number of abortion clinics in the state. A law professor from the University of Kansas, Lumen “Lou” Mulligan explains the provisions of the law that were in question.

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Mulligan explained the point of Constitutional law that the court was addressing.

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