A recent study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center found that 37 percent of people do not know a single freedom guaranteed to them by the First Amendment.
President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a 6-month plan to end DACA, which would impact nearly 800,000 immigrants between the age of 15 and 36 years as well as their children. KU Law professor Lua Yuille claims that adolescents will be the demographic hit hardest by this plan. Yuille said that the removal of the program could cause many adolescent recipients to lose their jobs, educational opportunities, and access to a driver's license. Yuille also said, "At best, it will be a return to the shadows.
Harvey Weinstein could face five to 25 years in prison on sexual assault charges if the latest abuse allegations are tried in criminal court, legal experts said. Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault and rape by women across the globe. Lucia Evans, a former aspiring actor, has claims against him that could rise to the level of a felony charge under New York Laws. KU Law professor Corey Rayburn Yung commented on the case, saying that prosecutors could argue the case based on Evan's testimony and by establishing that Weinstein has a "pattern" of this behavior.
"The fourth of seven planned rounds of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement is scheduled to start Oct. 11 in the United States.
Generally speaking, the business community would be very much against withdrawal, said Raj Bhala, an international trade law expert, Brenneisen Distinguished Professor at University of Kansas Law School and senior adviser for law firm Dentons U.S. LLP.
"A case that was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week regarding gerrymandering in Wisconsin could be the most politically important case to go in front of that body this term, according to Professor Lumen “Lou” Mulligan. Mulligan is the Director of the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence in Advocacy at KU."
A University of Kansas Law Professor and Middle East expert doesn’t see anything wrong with the Trump administration looking into the Iran nuclear deal, but when they look closely, he believes they’ll see it’s got good safeguards as part of it.
"America’s ghastly gluttony for guns shows no sign of abating, nor does the abuse of arms by a few notorious state and non-state actors. With its focus on Las Vegas, the world has forgotten about burgeoning black-market trade of arms across borders, and into conflict zones, and thus about the remedy for this evil – the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)."
"Juliann Morland DaVee is the managing attorney for a partnership between LMH and the KU Law School that provides free legal service to low-income hospital patients who are having some type of issue with the law that is likely making it harder for them to be healthy.
'We meet patients where they are,' she said. 'They sometimes have trouble with transportation. This allows them to see their doctor and their lawyer at the same time.'"
"The state of Kansas would have done far more for wrongly convicted Floyd Bledsoe had he actually committed the murder for which he spent 15 years in prison.
Work of the Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies at the University of Kansas law school led to compelling DNA evidence that Jefferson County officials convicted the wrong person in the 1999 death of 14-year-old Camille Arfmann. In a bizarre twist, Bledsoe’s brother confessed to the crime in a suicide note.
"When President Trump announced earlier this month that his administration would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, law schools around the nation quickly responded by setting up legal clinics to help DACA recipients renew their protections.
Similar clinics popped up at The University of Kansas School of Law and Washburn University School of Law, where law school faculty received multiple calls a day requesting information about DACA.