"J. KEITH MANN, 82, LABOR NEGOTIATOR, DIES"
"The New York Times" J. Keith Mann obituary details the life and death of the former Stanford University law professor and acting dean who negotiated labor disputes for three presidents and wrote a report for the United States Supreme Court that led to the protection of Alaskan barrier islands from oil drilling. [Subscription Required]
"PRIVATE SCHOOL IS ALLOWED TO FAVOR NATIVE HAWAIIANS IN ITS ADMISSIONS"
"The Los Angeles Times" quotes Stanford Constitutional Law Center Director, Professor, Former Dean, and a lawyer for the Kamehameha schools, Kathleen M. Sullivan, about the 9th Circuit Court splits 8-7 on the policy for educational parity. [Login May Be Required]
"STATE TO SIMPLIFY TAX FILING FOR SOME"
"The San Jose Mercury News" quotes ReadyReturn creator and professor Joseph Bankman about California's plan next year to expand the popular state-prepared tax returns for residents of modest means, despite fierce opposition from the Silicon Valley maker of TurboTax software.
"ANONYMOUS TESTIMONY PUSHES LIMITS"
"The Los Angeles Times" quotes Jeffrey L. Fisher, Associate Professor of Law (Teaching) and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, about whether witnesses should be able to remain anonymous in a court of law. [Login May Be Required]
"JUDGE: RETHINK LETHAL INJECTION"
"The Sacramento Bee" quotes Criminal Justice Center Director and Professor Robert Weisberg and Lecturer Jeremy Fogel about a federal ruling which states California's lethal injection methods are unconstitutional but can be fixed if Governor Schwarzenegger is willing to cooperate. [Login May Be Required]
"COURT BARS AUTOMATIC DEPORTATIONS IN DRUG CASES"
"The Los Angeles Times" quotes Immigrants' Rights Clinic Director and professor Jayashri Srikantiah, who filed a brief on behalf of Jose Antonio Lopez, the immigrant whose Supreme Court appeal led to the decision, Lopez v. Gonzales, No. 05-547. [Login May Be Required]
GREELY: "THE GENOME DIVERSITY PROJECT"
"The New York Times" features an opinion piece written by Henry T. "Hank" Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law. [Login Required]
LESSIG: "DO NOT BOW DOWN BEFORE THE FAMOUS ON COPYRIGHT"
"Financial Times" features an op-ed written by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law.
SIVAS: "IF COURT WON'T ACT, CONGRESS MUST TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE"
"The San Jose Mercury News" features an op-ed written by Deborah A. "Debbie" Sivas, Director, Environmental Law Clinic and Lecturer in Law. [Login May Be Required]
THE SUPREME COURT, February 7, 2007, PBS
THE SUPREME COURT is the first major television series to trace the story and influence of America's highest court. Over four hours long, the series traces the Court's evolution from its establishment to the present day by focusing on the temperament and constitutional vision of key Justices and crucial cases throughout our history. Dean Larry Kramer will be featured in Program Four - "With Liberty and Justice for All" which will investigate how the Court, under Chief Justice William Rehnquist, has risen in importance to become the institution most responsible for resolving central questions of American life. The first two shows will air January 31, 2007, and the second two will air February 7, 2007, on PBS.
JUDGES AS POLITICIANS? JUDICIAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND THE ETHICS OF BEING A JUDGE
Tuesday, January 23, 2007 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, The Moot Court Room, Stanford Law School (followed by a reception in the Student Lounge)
Sponsored by the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and Stanford Center on Ethics. This panel brings together experts to discuss whether judicial elections can be reconciled with a judge's duty to be impartial and fair. The distinguished panel includes:
Please RSVP online if you wish to either attend the reception or register for the CLE credit. 1.5 hours of CLE Ethics credits offered.
IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS & CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON IMMIGRATION REFORM
Saturday, February 10, 2007 from 8:00 am - 5:15 pm, Stanford Law School
Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law, the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and the Stanford Immigrants' Rights Clinic. This one-day symposium will feature prominent practitioners and scholars discussing immigrant rights and immigration reform. Congressman Xavier Becerra '84 (BA '80) will give the keynote address. Registration is free.
NEGOTIATION & TACTICS WITH JANET MARTINEZ
Thursday, January 25, 2007, 6:30 p.m., San Francisco (previously scheduled for November 16, 2006)
Hosted at Severson & Werson by Don Querio '72 (BA '69)
Guest Speaker: Ralph Pais, Partner, Fenwick & West LLP
Janet Martinez, Senior Lecturer in Law and Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, will share a short overview of current theory on "3-D Negotiation", then use a series of examples to relate theory to practice in this highly interactive session.
To register for this event, RSVP to Alumni.Relations@Law.Stanford.Edu or call 650 723.2730.
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