KC councilman Quinton Lucas enters 2019 mayoral race

KU Law professor Quinton Lucas recently announced his candidacy for mayor of Kansas City on Saturday, June 23. Lucas currently serves as a councilman in Kansas City.   

Lucas, 33, is an attorney and at-large representative for the 3rd District, which takes in much of the city's economically distressed East Side. In remarks prepared for his early-evening kickoff at Ruby Jean's Juicery on Troost Avenue, he pledged a mayoralty focused on accountability at City Hall and a greater quality of life for the city's poor.

Elena Kagan is up to something

So far this term, Justice Elena Kagan has crossed ideological lines at least three times to join the Supreme Court’s conservatives. On June 21, Kagan authored the majority opinion in Lucia v. SEC, a huge case that threatens to erode the political independence of multiple federal agencies. Kagan took the lead in authoring an opinion that prompted a sharp dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who accused her colleague of making legal and factual errors.

Kobach lost: What’s that mean for voting in Kansas?

A federal high court recently ruled that individuals do not need to show proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach plans to appeal. An article by High Plains Public Radio laid out the repercussions of this decision and consulted KU Law professor Lumen Mulligan.

In January, one of six men vying for Kobach’s job will take office and replace him as defendant. Since the appeal likely won’t be done, that person will have the power to continue or kill it.

Middle East expert sees Iran deal backout as likely ineffective

 KU Law Professor Raj Bhala talks to WIBW about President Trump stepping away from the Iran nuclear deal." “Let’s keep in mind that this is an administration, that in taking that extreme stance that this is a horrible deal, I’m tearing it up or I’m going to tear it up, unless you agree to my demands, that strategy has failed every single time, except one minor instance, with the Korea-U.S. free trade agreement,” said Raj Bhala.

KU Law professor sees Kobach contempt order as ‘not especially common’, says underlying restrictions will likely stay past his term

Lou Mulligan comments on the contempt order issued against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. '“To get this contempt order, the plaintiffs had to show that the court had issued an order, that the defendant knew of the order and that the defendant disobeyed the order,” said Lumen “Lou” Mulligan, Director of the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy at the University of Kansas.'

Two separate cases at center of U.S.-China trade tiff, professor says

"An expert on international trade law spoke to us earlier this week prior to the official announcements by the U.S. and China of the products that are part of the trade conflict that is ongoing. 'There are two separate cases going on,' said Raj Bhala, the Brennesein Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas Law School, and a Senior Advisor at Dentons. 'One is a case that the United States has brought on steel and aluminum under section 232 of the Trade Act of 1962.

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