Articles by Law School
Holder Contempt Vote: What?s Next?
June 28 2012 4:41 PM
It now falls to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to send the contempt citation to a grand jury, an unlikely outcome. Here's what might happen instead.
Health Care Supreme Court Decision: Chief Justice Roberts Is Person Of The Day
June 28 2012 11:49 AM
While Republicans and most conservatives might well be disappointed by Thursday?s Supreme Court decision to uphold President Barack Obama?s Affordable Health Act, one of their own is the person of the day: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
Staff 'Arrogance' Behind Botched Facebook IPO, Says Nasdaq Boss
June 25 2012 8:13 AM
Chief Executive Robert Greifeld told a conference of directors at Stanford University's Law School that the exchange had tested its computer systems before the May 18 IPO, but failed to take into account the volume of canceled orders in the run-up to the stock debut, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen: The Pretty New Face Of French Fascism
June 18 2012 3:37 PM
Marion, a law school student at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, has no political experience whatsoever.
Sandra Fluke Endorses Obama For Re-Election
June 15 2012 12:48 AM
Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University Law School student who was called slut by radio host Rush Limbaugh, has given United States President Barack Obama her endorsement.
Wisconsin Union Membership Plunges After Labor Law
June 01 2012 10:45 AM
A Wisconsin law that limited collective bargaining for local unions had led to a sharp decline in membership in the past 15 months, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Limbaugh Boycott Gets Mixed Results; Sponsors Still Out On Ratings Decline
May 25 2012 1:07 PM
Three months after Rush Limbaugh characterized a Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke as a ?slut? and a ?prostitute,? a liberal-backed boycott of the right-winger?s radio show has been effective.
$114,000 Debt Paid In Cash By Canadian Lawyer Alex Kenjeev
May 24 2012 12:42 PM
A Canadian law school graduate thought it would get a few laughs if he paid his $114,000 law school debt in cash. The story of Alex Kenjeev, from Montreal, first surfaced when a Reddit user reposted a photo of the $114,000 receipt Kenjeev had posted on his Facebook account on the Reddit website.
More Than 2,000 Wrongfully-Convicted Exonerated In Past 23 Years: Study
May 21 2012 2:37 PM
Researchers found that more than 2,000 defendants who were falsely convicted of serious crimes have been exonerated in the past 23 years.
From House Arrest to Freedom: Blind Chinese Activist Departs Beijing On Flight To US
May 19 2012 11:58 AM
Chinese blind legal activist Chen Guangcheng and his family were allowed to leave Beijing on a plane headed to the U.S. on Saturday, indicating a that a diplomatic impasse between the two countries may be over.
After $2B JPMorgan Loss, Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren Calls For 'New Glass-Steagall Act' [FULL TEXT]
May 14 2012 3:37 PM
The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 was a Depression-era law that separated investment and commercial banks. It was repealed in 1999 during the Clinton administration.
The Five Senate Races To Watch
May 14 2012 12:13 PM
With Democrats defending nearly twice as many Senate seats as Republicans in 2012, the GOP has an excellent chance of taking the upper chamber and holding majorities in both houses of Congress.
'Rush Babes For America' Launched By Limbaugh: Facebook Page Against 'Feminazis' Has 25K Likes
May 09 2012 11:50 AM
Controversial conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh launched a Facebook campaign aimed at uniting conservative women against feminazis planning to take Rush off the air.
Primary Election 2012: Wisconsin, Indiana, North Carolina Vote In Nationally Watched Races
May 08 2012 12:47 PM
Voters in three big U.S. states Tuesday will weigh in on several closely watched campaigns. Here is what's at stake
Genevieve Cook: 5 Things We Learned About Obama From His Ex-Girlfriend
May 02 2012 8:56 PM
An excerpt from the book published in advance by Vanity Fair focuses on his romantic relationships with Genevieve Cook and another woman, Alex McNear after graduating from Columbia Law School. According to the book, Obama was an intelligent and gentle man who struggled with his own identity and constantly worked to define himself. Here are the juiciest bits:
Biographer David Maraniss Details Obama's Post-College New York Years Through Love Letters
May 02 2012 1:17 PM
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and biographer David Maraniss has dug up love letters and journal entries from President Barack Obama's ex-girlfriends to get an idea of what the president was like during his largely unknown time in New York City in his early 20s.
Puerto Rico Politician Rafael Cox Alomar Compared To Yuyo The Chimp In Racist Tweet
May 01 2012 5:54 PM
A racist image of a Puerto Rican candidate for U.S. Resident Commissioner, Dr. Rafael Cox Alomar, has been posted on Twitter, sparking outrage ahead of November's election.
Erika Harold For Congress? Former Miss America May Run In Illinois
April 26 2012 4:11 PM
The race to succeed U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson (R-Ill.) may get a little bit hotter after former Miss America Erika Harold announced she is considering a candidacy.
Tribeca Film Festival 2012: 'Free Samples' Director, Jay Gammill On His Debut And Why Indie Films Are The Most Fun
April 25 2012 2:19 PM
This year's Tribeca Film Festival line-up features the work of 33 first time directors. The festival is known for elevating the careers of emerging filmmakers by provided them with a platform in one of the most film friendly cities in the world; New York.
Obama Tells Students He Finished Paying Student Loans Only 8 Years Ago
April 24 2012 5:33 PM
President Obama, relating his and the First Lady's experiences with student loans, told a crowd of college students that he's been in their shoes.