Prof. McAllister examines the Court's increasing discomfort with the death penalty.
"Richard Jones spent 17 years behind bars all because he looked remarkably like another man, Ricky Amos. Richard’s worst nightmare came true when he was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, simply because of eyewitness misidentification.
ABC News reported that Richard Jones’ conviction has now been overturned after the University of Kansas School of Law and the Midwest Innocence Project were able to uncover what’s now firmly believed to be a wrongful conviction."
"As Florida looks to revise its Constitution, it might do well to switch up the selection and retention process for Supreme Court justices, professors argued at the Florida Bar Convention in Boca Raton.
That's because research shows judicial nominating commissions like Florida's, with some members chosen by the bar, tend to pick judges who are more liberal than the state's population.
"A Kansas man is free after serving 17 years in prison in what officials think was a case of mistaken identity.
Richard Jones, 41, was exonerated and released on June 8 after serving a majority of his 19-year sentence for aggravated robbery in Kansas City. Jones learned that a man who may have been the true culprit was in the same prison — and realized the man looks just like him, ABC News reports.
"Kansas Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical that state lawmakers did enough this year to provide adequate funding for public schools.
Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister, a University of Kansas law professor, answered that the amount of money in the new formula was based on a statistical model showing that districts spending that amount of money tend to perform better on reading and math tests than would be expected, given their demographic makeup."
"Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the long-running school finance case accused the state's attorneys of making misleading and unsupported statements in briefs filed last week with the Kansas Supreme Court, and they are asking the court to strike those comments from the record.
"One may be forgiven for not realizing the Prime Minister of the world’s largest free market democracy visited the President of the world’s most powerful democracy. Media coverage in the United States, in the 24 hours prior to the tête-à-tête between Messrs Modi and Trump, was scant.
To be sure, on June 24, Trump set the right tone with a tweet calling Modi a “true friend.” Thereafter, however, they didn’t meditate on the definition of “true friendship,” nor on how its meaning translates into an itinerary. Rather, they parlayed, parsed a list of issues, and parted.
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.