"The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would not rule in a major case on access to contraception under the Affordable Care Act.
"Gov. Sam Brownback announced Kansas’ withdrawal from the federal refugee resettlement program last month, but agencies within the state will continue to help.
Maxine Burkett, Law, University of Hawai'i, and Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Law, University of Kansas, talk about how climate change impacts indigenous communities on Pacific Islands and in the Arctic. They discuss the role law can play in planning for adaptation to loss of resources and land. Burkett and Warner were keynote speakers at the UO's Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Symposium, addressing tribal sovereignty, traditional knowledges, and climate-induced change among indigenous peoples in the U.S.
"A law professor from the University of Kansas has explored innovative approaches for cities to switch to a low-carbon energy grid.
Uma Outka, an associate professor of law at the University of Kansas, is the author behind Cities and the Low-Carbon Grid, an upcoming article in the journal Environmental Law. The paper details innovative approaches cities and communities can use to cut carbon emissions, and how these efforts will affect energy governance in years to come.
"US President Barack Obama is unlikely to overcome fears in Germany that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) pact might weaken food safety and public health regulations, former delegate to the UN Convention on International Trade Law Raj Bhala told Sputnik.
The University is used to acknowledging all sorts of championships in various sports, but another University team just brought home a championship in something a little less known.
Law students Ashley Akers, from Casper, Wyo., and Maureen Orth, from Prairie Villiage, earned first place last weekend at this year’s National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition, which took place at Michigan State University.
"Floyd Bledsoe was convicted of a murder he did not commit. His brother betrayed him; he spent 16 years in prison. DNA testing and his brother’s suicide note helped get him exonerated.
The Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post Conviction Remedies at the University of Kansas took up Floyd’s case in 2007.
"Sunshine Week, March 13 to 19, is a time to celebrate the Kansas Sunshine Laws. Under these laws, state and local governments generally must open their meetings and records to the public. Under the Sunshine Laws, Kansans have a right to know how officials are exercising their power and find out what the government is up to.
However, the Sunshine Week celebration this year coincides with rising concern about whether government in Kansas is sufficiently transparent. Open-government advocates are calling upon the Legislature to enact improvements in the Sunshine Laws."
"The Kansas Supreme Court ruled last week that criminal punishment for refusing a sobriety test violates both the fourth and the fourteenth amendments of the United States Constitution.
'The Kansas Supreme Court took the position that a warrant is necessary if you're going to impose a criminal sanction for objecting to law enforcement when it seeks to take a blood test or a breath test,' said Mike Kautsch, law professor at the University of Kansas."
"Sri Srinivasan, a federal appeals judge who was born in India and grew up in Kansas, would be the first foreign-born justice to serve on the Supreme Court in more than 50 years.
'I think any objection to Sri would have to be based on notions that he’s either not conservative enough or not liberal enough,' said Stephen McAllister, a law professor at the University of Kansas. 'It could not be intellectual ability, could not be writing ability, it could not be his general competence in the law,' McAllister said. 'He’s just extremely talented in all respects.'”