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First Amendment Clinic featured by NYU's First Amendment Watch

Monday, December 14, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic was featured by First Amendment Watch, a New York University online news site, regarding its work on behalf of women who allegedly endured abusive gynecological and other medical treatments while in the custody of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. First Amendment Clinic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor Clare R. Norins and the clinic's Legal Fellow Samantha Hamilton were quoted. The article titled "To Help ICE Detainees Speak Out, a First Amendment Clinic Asked a Court to Keep Their Testimonies Secret" was written by Soraya Ferdman and published 12/11/20.


E. Burch and her book Mass Tort Deals featured in Legal Newsline article

Friday, December 11, 2020

Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and her book Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation was featured in a Legal Newsline article regarding MDL reform. The article titled "Plaintiffs lawyer rips colleagues over multidistrict litigation fees, pressure tactics" was written by Daniel Fisher and published 12/11/20.


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Turner and Van Orsdol publish article in the Buffalo Law Review

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Associate Professor Christian Turner and Justin C. Van Orsdol (J.D.'20) published "The Gun Subsidy" in 68 Buffalo Law Review 1117 (2020).


First Amendment Clinic wins free speech protections against online censorship

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic has settled its case involving online censorship by a public official. In Bohanan v. Robinson, a county commissioner blocked a county resident's access to his interactive Facebook page that he used to communicate with the public about his official activities after she criticized his response to constituent concerns. The settlement includes significant protections from online censorship for the county resident and other members of the public, as well as damages, including attorneys’ fees. Third-year student Anish Patel and second-year students Mark L. Bailey and Davis M. Wright as well as First Amendment Clinic Legal Fellow Samantha Hamilton helped litigate the case, under the supervision of clinic Director Clare R. Norins.


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Durkee presents at St. John's University

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Post Professor Melissa J. "MJ" Durkee presented “Interpretive Entrepreneurs” as part of a St. John's University School of Law's Center for International and Comparative Law Colloquium during November. Her article with the same title is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review

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