Trump appoints former KU dean as U.S. attorney

President Trump has tapped Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister to serve as U.S. attorney for Kansas, officials said Friday.

McAllister has been the point man for the state’s defense in the ongoing school finance litigation before the Kansas Supreme Court and is a former dean of the University of Kansas Law School.

McAllister will have to go before the Senate for confirmation, where he’ll enjoy strong support from both of Kansas’ senators, Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran.

Trump picks state solicitor general, KU law professor for U.S. attorney for Kansas

President Donald Trump has tapped Kansas’ solicitor general to serve as the next U.S. attorney for Kansas.

Stephen McAllister, a University of Kansas law professor and former dean, has served as the state’s solicitor general since 2007. During that time, he has represented the state in an ongoing case concerning the adequacy of Kansas school funding and successfully argued death penalty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Posner says friction on 7th Circuit bench led to his retirement

"Richard A. Posner says clashes with his fellow judges over the way the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals treats litigants who represent themselves led him to retire from the bench earlier than he planned.


Posner told National Public Radio in 2012 he had become less conservative 'since the Republican Party started becoming goofy.'

And in a 2014 interview with the Daily Law Bulletin, Posner cited a 2010 study conducted by Corey Rayburn Yung as evidence that he was a moderate.

An American Perspective on NAFTA’s Past, Present, and Future

During this webinar, Raj discusses the following areas:

Origins and Visions for NAFTA — the 1989 Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, Mexican instability, and North American integration.

Effects of NAFTA – production and consumption gains, impact on trade balances and employment, and income inequality.

Renegotiating NAFTA – sensitive agricultural and industrial sectors, expanding NAFTA beyond goods trade to services, IP, government procurement, and dispute settlement procedures.

President Trump uses ‘explicit power’ in pardon of Arpaio, KU professor says

"A University of Kansas professor said it’s well within the President’s powers to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, as he did last week.

'The President is given an explicit power in the Constitution to issue pardons,' said Richard Levy, the J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Kansas. 'The Constitution doesn’t indicate any limits or substantive requirements or procedures. There aren’t any legal avenues to challenge the validity of a pardon.'”

Trump's Promise to Leave NAFTA Looks Like Another Empty Threat

"The president reaffirmed one of his most controversial campaign promises when he said, again, that he wanted to kill the North American Free Trade Agreement. 


Ending NAFTA, in fact, could ultimately do more harm to the US than to its neighbors, said Raj Bhala, a Rice distinguished professor at the University of Kansas and senior adviser for the law firm Dentons US LLP.


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