KU law professor receives third law degree from KU

"Four more years of school after college. Passing the bar. Many would consider getting a law degree impressive. But how about getting three law degrees?

It seems University of Kansas law professor Bruce Hopkins can't get enough of learning the art of law.

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'I had a number of times when students that I was either teaching, or had taught in the past,' Hopkins said, 'was now in class with them.'

Hopkins, who turns 76 next month, got his second law degree just a couple years after receiving his first, in the early 70s."

University alumna's run-in with the law brought her to run her own animal law practice

"The then-Shawnee resident Katie Barnett was at home when the police knocked on her door. They asked to see her dog. She was scared, but she was also pretty sure she hadn't broken the law.

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Retired law professor William Westerbeke, who taught Barnett during her time at the University, said animal law is something of a novelty interest among law students. Although it’s possible to start a specialty practice, few people are able to carve a niche for themselves as Barnett has.

Judge Gorsuch grilled on possible conflicts of interest

"Judge Neil Gorsuch is facing questions about conflict of interest from senators on both sides of the aisle about nearly 1,000 cases the Supreme Court nominee recused himself from hearing during his time on the circuit court.

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Lumen Mulligan, an associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Law, told The Washington Times that nearly 1,000 recusals is 'definitely more than average' in the 10th Circuit.

KU law professor receives third law degree from KU

Hopkins, who turns 76 next month, got his second law degree just a couple years after receiving his first, in the early 70s.

He’s been a nonprofit lawyer his entire career, so he went back for a couple credits in tax law—and ended up getting a second degree. Hopkins says he never needed the extra second or third degrees. For him it was just the love of the law and accomplishing something.

Is Trump Raj Trade Policy Narcissistic Populism?

Populism may be defined – and is, by none other than Pope Francis – as the use of the people for political purposes. It is utilitarian: the masses are an instrument to advance policy goals. When the goals are about a politician himself (it usually is a guy), or when he declares himself indispensable, then populism becomes narcissistic. So, “Narcissistic Populism” is mass manipulation to promote both the policies and power of one man.

Advocates of Local Control and Minimum Wage Score a Legal Victory in Missouri

"The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state couldn't bar St. Louis from establishing its own minimum wage. The ruling could bolster legal arguments in favor of a higher minimum wage in Kansas City if voters approve one in an upcoming election.

In a case concerning a minimum wage approved by St. Louis aldermen, the state high court ruled that St. Louis had charter authority to set a higher minimum wage for the city than that set by the state.

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Trump administration says US may defy WTO rulings: What does that mean?

"On Wednesday night, the Trump administration released the 2017 Trade Policy Agenda to the public. The document, which was also sent to Congress, outlines a new approach to trade, with a focus on tougher bilateral trade deals which President Trump has touted as a way to get better "deals" for the United States.

Included in the agenda was a highly unusual and controversial promise that the US would not be bound by settlements from multinational bodies like the World Trade Organization (WTO) if it deemed that such settlements encroached on 'American sovereignty.'

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