KU international trade law expert reacts to Brexit, says U.S. should prioritize trade agreement with Britain

"Brexit’s effects on trade will be felt by locales worldwide, and it may surprise some that even includes Kansas, says an international trade law expert from Kansas University.

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Businesses in Kansas dealing in everything from wheat to beef to GPS technology to aerospace equipment have been accustomed to being able to sell in all 28 EU countries under one set of trade rules, Bhala said. Now if they want to keep selling in Britain, they’ll have to follow two sets of rules.

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Separation of Powers Still Vital, Says KU Law Professor

"A professor of law at the University of Kansas who testified in the regular legislative session to the Senate Judiciary committee about the separation of powers said then and reiterates now their importance in government.

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'The people of Kansas have insisted in article six of the constitution that the schools receive suitable funding,' Mulligan said. 'They put a funding provision into the constitution. When you put things into a constitution, the judges enforce them. That’s how it goes.'” 

 

256-acre gift a bit wait-and-see

"The Razorback Foundation, a public charity that supports University of Arkansas at Fayetteville athletics, took control in January 2015 of about 256 acres adjacent to the park. The property, west of South Cato Springs Road and near the Interstate 49 intersection, was a gift from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his wife, Gene.

Lobbyists, Legal Experts Weigh-In on School Funding Debate

"Governor Sam Brownback isn't saying yet whether he'll call the Kansas Legislature into special session to respond to a recent state Supreme Court order on public schools. The court rejected education funding changes made earlier this year by the Legislature and warned that schools will be unable to reopen after the end of this month if lawmakers don't approve additional changes to fix a $40 million imbalance in funding between rich and poor school districts. 

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Obscure 2005 law emerges as possible tactic in Kansas schools fight

"When the Kansas Supreme Court and state legislature faced off over school finance more than a decade ago, many lawmakers insisted that judges had overreached.

So much so that they passed a law banning courts from closing schools if the issue ever got to that point again.

And now that we’re there, with a June 30 deadline looming and the threat of a school shutdown real, some legislators insist judges should go back and abide by that 2005 law.

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Constitutional Crisis Possible, According to KU Law Professor

"A University of Kansas Law Professor says that if the Kansas Legislature does not reconvene in special session before the end of the month, we will have a constitutional crisis.

'Under our theory of government, hearkening all the way back to the 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case of Marbury v. Madison, which I imagine most of us studied in high school civics, it’s the high court that has the duty to declare what the law is,' said Professor Lumen 'Lou' Mulligan. Mulligan is the Director of the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy at KU.

UO Today with Maxine Burkett and Elizabeth Kronk Warner

Maxine Burkett, Law, University of Hawai'i, and Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Law, University of Kansas, talk about how climate change impacts indigenous communities on Pacific Islands and in the Arctic. They discuss the role law can play in planning for adaptation to loss of resources and land. Burkett and Warner were keynote speakers at the UO's Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Symposium, addressing tribal sovereignty, traditional knowledges, and climate-induced change among indigenous peoples in the U.S.

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