This student lecture, by Dr Raj Bhala and Professor Jane Kelsey on 30 May 2017, looks at what the future of the TPP means for New Zealand.
"Next up on the list of international agreements from which candidate Donald J Trump had pledged to withdraw as President is the July 2015 ‘Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’ (JCPOA). To rip up the Iran Nuclear Deal next month, at its two-year anniversary, would be to abandon the rest of the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Germany) and Iran.
But, worse than peddling falsehoods about the Iran Nuclear Deal, is the scandalous disinterest of the Trump Administration in improving relations with Iran.
A Catholic with a Hindu father and a Buddhist wife talks to Diana Wichtel about the perils of teaching sharia law.
"Dozens of congressional Republicans are demanding that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse herself from ruling on President Trump’s travel ban case before the Supreme Court hears arguments in October, saying she’s already shown she can’t be an impartial jurist when it comes to Mr. Trump.
Lumen Mulligan, associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Law, told The Washington Times that Supreme Court Justices often feel they have an obligation to hear a case because there’s only nine justices and a recusal would leave the court understaffed.
"A University of Kansas Law Professor believes that though the Legislature showed its work, its amicus brief in the school funding case may not
make much difference in what the court ultimately decides.
"The University of Kansas School of Law is to be commended for its continued work on behalf of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted.
Jones’ case is just the latest victory that the KU Project for Innocence can claim. Since 2008, the project has won more than 40 direct appeals, constitutional challenges and actual innocence cases. Among those successes was helping secure the release in 2015 of Floyd Bledsoe, who spent 16 years in prison for a murder that evidence showed his brother committed.
"Law students and attorneys with the University of Kansas School of Law’s Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies and the Midwest Innocence Project spent nearly two years working to free Richard Jones, who was sentenced to more than 19 years in prison for aggravated robbery after several eyewitnesses, including the victim, identified him as the purse snatcher.
"Gov. Eric Greitens describes his recent run-in with the Missouri Ethics Commission as a minor campaign finance matter.
Greitens, a first-term Republican, agreed to pay a $1,000 fine in late April for failing to disclose that his campaign had obtained a list of donors to The Mission Continues, a charity he founded in 2007.
"Richard Jones spent 17 years in prison for a crime he has always insisted he didn't commit. Then attorneys discovered he had a doppelganger: a man who looked nearly identical to him and had a similar name.
On Thursday, Jones was released from prison after witnesses said they could barely tell the difference between the two men and no longer thought Jones was guilty.
"Investigators discovered that the crime Jones was convicted of was very likely committed by another man — his doppelganger with a somewhat-similar first name.
The resemblance was uncanny. Their braided hairstyles, goatees, dark eyes, thick eye brows and complexion all look strikingly similar.
'We were just like, holy crap,' said Alice Craig, Jones’s attorney.