President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the seat on the United States Supreme Court left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia eleven months ago. University of Kansas Law Professor Lumen R. Mulligan has argued before Gorsuch in his current capacity as a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Mulligan is the Director of the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy at KU. Mulligan says Gorsuch intellectually fulfills the requirements of the post.
Professor McAllister discusses President Trump's Supreme Court selection, Neil Gorsuch.
"A former employee of a national victims’ advocacy group is suing the organization, saying she was fired after questioning what she said was evidence that it was accepting kickbacks for referring sex abuse victims to attorneys.
The civil lawsuit, filed Tuesday against the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, alleges that instead of protecting or helping survivors of sexual abuse, the organization neglects and exploits them.
"It's official: The former law professor Barack H. Obama is back on the job market.
It can be tough out there for an academic who's been out fo the game for so long, and Mr. Obama probably hasn't updated his curriculum vitae in a while. So we did it for him.
A Teacher, Not a Scholar?
"A University of Kansas law professor has written a book calling for support of a revolution in agriculture and outlines the legal, national and international political innovations that would be required to make it happen.
"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.
"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.'"
"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.'