Ex-steelworkers in KC watching what comes of Trump’s pledge to bring jobs back

"American workers watch like everyone else, wondering, will a Trump administration spark trade wars? Will the U.S. break off agreements and stand on the outside while China instead deals with the world?

Maybe workers will get a stronger, more intimidating America, said Raj Bhala, a University of Kansas School of Law professor in international trade.

But maybe, he warns, they’ll see a dangerously isolating America as well.

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.'"

Russia, China, and Japan Fill the Trump Trade Gap

"The dozen nations in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade group took seven years to hammer out a deal. President-elect Donald Trump promises to take just one day to scrap it. His fiery anti-TPP, anti-Nafta, and anti-Chinese exports rhetoric creates opportunities for rival powers to promote their own trade agenda, says Hussain Rammal, senior lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney Business School. When it comes to global trade, he says, 'there is a leadership vacuum.'

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Who Owns Tradition? Reconceptualizing the Protection of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge

"This Fall, the Spangenberg Centre on Law, Technology and the Arts will be holding its annual conference on the issue of Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge, and Folklore. Focusing on the international aspects of the issue with a US perspective, the conference seeks to revisit and re-examine the theoretical discomfort, and sometimes outright rejection of the possibility of protection of GR, TK and Folklore in mainstream intellectual property discourse in developed countries.

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.'

Catholic parish's bulletin says Democratic voters are doomed to hell, Clinton is satanic

The Oct. 16 bulletin from the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church was stuffed with a flyer written in both English and Spanish that cited five legislative policies — support for abortion, same-sex marriage, euthanasia, human cloning, and embryonic stem cell research — that will doom a politician and their supporters to eternal damnation.

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National free speech group says KU is among schools with codes that ‘violate’ the First Amendment; University Senate free speech committee continues meeting

"The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, has included the University of Kansas on a list (a rather large list) of public colleges and universities it says have speech codes that violate the First Amendment and student and faculty rights to free speech. 

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The committee is continuing to work on its charge, led by Richard Levy, KU’s J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law. He recently checked in with the University Senate Executive Committee for some guidance. 

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