KU law partners with Indian law schools

Kate Miller wrote:

"The University’s Law School recently revealed its new partnerships with four of India’s top law schools, which will encourage collaboration between students and faculty of the universities. In addition, the program aims to increase the University of Kansas’s visibility in India, enhancing job opportunities for law students from all universities involved.

Lawyer teaches new LGBTQ course in KU law school

Hayley Francis wrote:

"Lawrence attorney David Brown is teaching a new lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer seminar in the KU School of Law this semester. Brown has represented gay and lesbian clients including two LGBTQ couples that recently sued the state of Kansas for the ability to file joint income tax returns. In a recent interview, Brown discussed his course and the impact of the latest court decisions:

Kansas abortion ban differs from Arizona ban at center of Supreme Court decision

Bryan Lowry wrote:

"The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Arizona officials defending a law that banned abortions after 20 weeks.

The Arizona law, enacted in 2012, violates a woman’s right to end a pregnancy before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco ruled in May. The high court’s decision not to hear that case upholds that ruling.

Free speech battle heats up

KU Law professor Raj Bhala weighed in on the Kansas Board of Regents' new social media policy for university employees. 

Craig Andres wrote: 

"The Kansas Board of Regents recently announced that speech by University employees that is a detriment to the functions of the University, could be cause for discipline.

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Now, some professors say the Kansas Board of Regents policy could have a chill on free speech. In fact, some say they wonder if they could be disciplined or even fired for talking to the media.

Washing Machine Classes Approved Again; New Scrutiny Followed Comcast Ruling

Jessie Kokrda Kamens wrote: "Two classes of consumers with allegedly defective Kenmore-brand Sears washing machines withstood another round of scrutiny from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Aug. 22 following the U.S. Supreme Court's remand in light of Comcast Corp. v. Behrend (Butler v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 7th Cir., No. 11-8029, 8/22/13).  Judge Richard A. Posner reinstated the appeals court's 2012 opinion ordering certification of one class and affirming certification of the other. The appeals court found that Fed. R.

For Saudi women in Kansas City, driving isn’t ‘a big issue’

Rick Montgomery wrote: "When she recently obtained a Missouri driver’s license, college student Shrouk Alburj wasn’t thinking of liberation. She was thinking: I need the wheels.

Her native Saudi Arabia is the world’s only country that bars women from driving. But as a movement quietly builds back home to issue licenses to women, Alburj and other Saudi women studying in Kansas City say they’re puzzled by the attention that Americans have given the subject.

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