"ASSESSING THE ALITO NOMINATION"
"NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" features commentary by Professor Pamela Karlan on the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court of the United States.
"PROSECUTOR HAS BUILT A STRONG CASE, EXPERTS SAY"
"Los Angeles Times" story quotes Professor Robert Weisberg on the strength of evidence of the prosecution in the indictment of I. Lewis Libby. Weisberg says, "Fitzgerald made sure that he could establish such a consistent discrepancy between what is now known to be true and what Libby repeatedly said."
"STRONG CASE SEEN THAT LIES WERE TOLD"
"Boston Globe" coverage quotes Professor George Fisher on the indictment of I. Lewis Libby and the strength of the case against him. Fisher says, "On the simple question of perjury, it sure sounds like a strong case because it's hard to say that you forgot [numerous] separate conversations in which you heard the name."
"PUBLISHERS CHALLENGE GOOGLE'S BOOK-SCANNING EFFORTS"
"Wall Street Journal" coverage quotes Professor Mark Lemley on the copyright infringement case that has been mounted by the publishing industry in response to Google's attempt to make millions of books available online.
"WITH NEW DIGS, CLINICAL EDUCATION AT LAW SCHOOL AIMS HIGH"
"Stanford Report" coverage quotes Professor Lawrence Marshall, director of clinical education, on the rapid growth of clinical programs, as well as the newly renovated clinical education center, which opened October 20.
"THE SHRINKING PUBLIC DOMAIN"
NPR's "Marketplace" features Professor Lawrence Lessig on protecting the public domain.
"FILINGS SHOW L.A. LINK IN KPMG CASE"
"Los Angeles Times" coverage quotes Professor Joseph Bankman on why some co-conspirators in the high-profile tax fraud investigation of former KPMG executives have remained unindicted.
"FILM CAPTURES THE SPIRIT, TRIALS OF S.F.'S JUDGE HENDERSON"
"San Francisco Chronicle" coverage quotes Professor Barbara Babcock on the new film "Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey." Henderson established the first minority-recruiting program at Stanford, and Babcock comments, "This is an uplifting story for our country and for affirmative action."
"SPHERES OF INFLUENCE: DAILY JOURNAL TOP 100"
"Daily Journal" named Professor and former Dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and Professor Mark Lemley and among the "top 100 lawyers" in California, along with alumni Hon. Warren Christopher '49, Mary Cranston '75 (BA '70), David Drummond '89, California Chief Justice Ronald M. George '64, U.S. Attorney Carol Chien-Hua Lam '85, and Fred von Lohmann '95 (BA '90).
LESSIG: "THE MARCH OF THE WEB-ENABLED AMATEURS"
"Digital Business" article by Professor Lawrence Lessig, director of the Center for Internet and Society, reflects on open source projects, concluding, "If work is what we have to do, then the net is beginning to demonstrate the potential that play might produce."
LUBAN: "ROBERTS' BAD DECISION"
Visiting Professor David J. Luban examines Roberts' failure to recuse himself in the proceedings of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and says, "It is not too late to correct this error, and with Roberts slated to become the next chief justice, it is especially important that he do so."
PETERSILIA: "PRISONS CAN BE CAGES OR SCHOOLS"
"Los Angeles Times" Op-Ed by Visiting Professor Joan Petersilia emphasizes the importance of rehabilitation programs in the California prison system. "Good rehabilitation and reentry programs translate into going home to stay and living as law-abiding citizens. That benefits all Californians."
RHODE: "SURVEY INDICATES LITTLE EMPHASIS ON PUBLIC SERVICE"
"National Law Journal" Op-Ed by Professor Deborah L. Rhode, director of the Stanford Center on Ethics, criticizes the lack of emphasis on pro bono service in the nation's law schools. "It is a shameful irony that the nation with the world's highest concentration of lawyers has one of the least adequate systems of legal aid for the poor. It is more shameful still that the problems occupy so little attention in the legal academy's curricular and research agendas."
SECRET PRACTICES OF THE WAR ON TERROR
Thursday, November 10, 2005, 5:30 p.m., Room 190, Stanford Law School. Barbara Olshansky '85, lead attorney in the Guant·namo detainee case, "Rasul V. Bush," and associate legal director of the Center on Constitutional Rights, will lecture as the 2005 Public Interest Lawyer of the Year. There will be a reception immediately following, in the faculty lounge. Ms. Olshansky was presented with the 2005 Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award on Wednesday, November 9, 2005. "Rasul v. Bush" challenged the U.S. government's practice of holding foreign nationals captured in connection with its war on Afghanistan and al-Qaida in indefinite detention, without counsel and without the right to a trial or to know the charges against them. In 2004, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the detainees have access to U.S. Courts to challenge their detention. Sponsored by the Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation and the Freeman Spogli Institute of International Studies. For more information, contact Diane Chin at email@example.com.
SLS FEDERALIST SOCIETY PRESENTS: ASSISTANT SOLICITOR GENERAL JOHN ELWOOD
Monday, November 14, 2005, 4:15 p.m., Room 190, Stanford Law School. John Elwood is the Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice. He will discuss the Supreme Court Term. Sponsored by the Stanford Law School Federalist Society.
VOTING RIGHTS ACT AUTHORIZATION: COLLECTIVE VISIONS
Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., Room 190, Stanford Law School. Rainbow Push Coalition Vice President Janice Mathis and Professor Pamela Karlan will speak on the Voting Rights Act. Sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. For more information, contact Fred Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAR SWEARING-IN CEREMONY FOR THE CLASS OF 2005
Monday, December 5, 2005, 6:30 p.m., Moot Courtroom, Stanford Law School. The school's annual swearing-in ceremony will honor 2005 graduates who have passed the California bar. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the student lounge. For further information and to RSVP, contact Courtney Ewing at email@example.com.
AUSTIN: STANFORD LAW SOCIETY OF AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO LAUNCH PARTY
Thursday, November 10, 2005, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m., Thistle CafÈ, 300 West 6th Street, Austin. Alumni in the Austin and San Antonio areas are welcome to attend this inaugural event. Please join us in welcoming Ms. Susan Hightower as the regional chair for this exciting new law society. Respond with your name and the names of any guests to the Office of Alumni Relations at 650/723-2730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHICAGO: "POPULAR CONSTITUTIONALISM: A SYMPOSIUM ON THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES: POPULAR CONSTITUTIONALISM AND JUDICIAL REVIEW"
Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19, 2005, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 656 West Adams Street, Chicago. This symposium, sponsored by the Chicago-Kent Law Review, the Institute for Law and Humanities at Chicago-Kent College of Law, the Stanford Law Society of Chicago, and the Center for New Deal Studies at Roosevelt University, will bring together legal historians and constitutional scholars to discuss new perspectives on the history and theory of constitutional interpretation. The conference will be framed by consideration of Dean Larry Kramer's book and will consider the rise of judicial power in the United States and alternative ideas of the place of the Constitution in law, politics, and American culture. The Symposium is free, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend the symposium should RSVP to Professor Daniel W. Hamilton at email@example.com.
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