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Supreme Court Affirms Same-Sex Marriage

Supreme Court Affirms Same-Sex Marriage | On Friday morning, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the consolidated cases regarding marriage equality for same-sex couples in the United States. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy held that marriage is a fundamental right protected under the Fourteenth Amendment. Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, answered GW Today’s questions about the decision and its consequences.

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Thousands View Lecture on <em>Berkshire Beyond Buffett</em>

Thousands View Lecture on Berkshire Beyond Buffett | Watch Lawrence A. Cunningham, Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law, lecture at St. Anselm College about the unique corporate structure and values of Berkshire Hathaway. The talk incorporates content from his book Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values, which predicts the company will thrive after the departure of iconic chairman Warren Buffett. The lecture also ties into the forthcoming journal article "Berkshire’s Disintermediation: Buffett's New Managerial Model."

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ABA Honors Steve Saltzburg with Presidential Citation

ABA Honors Steve Saltzburg with Presidential Citation | At the American Bar Association Board of Governors Dinner in June, ABA President William Hubbard presented Stephen A. Saltzburg, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law, with a Presidential Citation. The award honored Professor Saltzburg “for his devotion and influential service for the advancement of criminal justice reform; for his exemplary criminal justice, judicial, and litigation scholarship; and for his unwavering leadership in the ABA Criminal Justice Section, the ABA House of Delegates, and as valued counselor to ABA and national leaders.” Reflecting on receiving the citation, Professor Saltzburg said, “I don’t find myself at a loss for words often, but last night I stumbled with emotion.”

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On the Hill: Professor Hammond Testifies on New Energy Report

On the Hill: Professor Hammond Testifies on New Energy Report | Last week, Professor Emily Hammond testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power about the Department of Energy's "Quadrennial Energy Review." As part of her testimony, Professor Hammond urged the committee members to consider the relationship between energy and the environment as the country seeks a uniform energy policy, noting that failure to integrate the two has created problems in electric grid reliability, public health, and the environment.

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Newseum Panel Discusses Secretive World of Private International Banking

Newseum Panel Discusses Secretive World of Private International Banking | In the Knight Studio at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Susan Karamanian, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies and Burnett Family Professorial Lecturer in International and Comparative Law and Policy, moderated the panel "Tax it like it is: Discussing the Luxembourg and Swiss Leaks." The program, which included reporters from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and legal experts, examined leaks from Luxembourg and Switzerland that respectively cast light on the secretive tax arrangements of more than 300 of the world's largest multinational corporations and on the secretive world of private Swiss banking.

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With several events taking place each day, GW Law is a hub of legal activity. From moot court competitions judged by Supreme Court justices to lectures by prominent legal minds to career development programs, the Law School is always abuzz with activities that benefit students, faculty, and the GW community.

 

Analyzing This Term's Supreme Court Rulings

Analyzing This Term's Supreme Court Rulings

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court are adjourning for the summer after delivering 76 opinions this term on a wide range of issues. This month, the court ruled on two highly scrutinized cases: King v. Burwell, which impacted a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, and Obergefell v. Hodges, which granted the national right to same-sex marriage. GW Law faculty members have actively tracked these and other cases throughout the term and shared their expertise with the media.


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News Stories


Supreme Court Affirms Same-Sex Marriage
On Friday morning, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the consolidated cases regarding marriage equality for same-sex couples in the United States. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy held that marriage is a fundamental right protected under the Fourteenth Amendment. Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, answered GW Today’s questions about the decision and its consequences.
June 26, 2015 . Read more

Thousands View Lecture on Berkshire Beyond Buffett
Watch Lawrence A. Cunningham, Henry St. George Tucker III Research Professor of Law, lecture at St. Anselm College about the unique corporate structure and values of Berkshire Hathaway. The talk incorporates content from his book Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values, which predicts the company will thrive after the departure of iconic chairman Warren Buffett. The lecture also ties into the forthcoming journal article "Berkshire’s Disintermediation: Buffett's New Managerial Model."
June 15, 2015 . Watch the video

ABA Honors Steve Saltzburg with Presidential Citation
At the American Bar Association Board of Governors Dinner in June, ABA President William Hubbard presented Stephen A. Saltzburg, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law, with a Presidential Citation. The award honored Professor Saltzburg “for his devotion and influential service for the advancement of criminal justice reform; for his exemplary criminal justice, judicial, and litigation scholarship; and for his unwavering leadership in the ABA Criminal Justice Section, the ABA House of Delegates, and as valued counselor to ABA and national leaders.” Reflecting on receiving the citation, Professor Saltzburg said, “I don’t find myself at a loss for words often, but last night I stumbled with emotion.”
June 12, 2015 .

On the Hill: Professor Hammond Testifies on New Energy Report
Last week, Professor Emily Hammond testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power about the Department of Energy's "Quadrennial Energy Review." As part of her testimony, Professor Hammond urged the committee members to consider the relationship between energy and the environment as the country seeks a uniform energy policy, noting that failure to integrate the two has created problems in electric grid reliability, public health, and the environment. Her testimony can be viewed and read in full online.
June 10, 2015 . Read more


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Faculty in the News


Slate . June 29, 2015
David Fontana writes about pushing social progress through the courts. More

The Christian Science Monitor . June 27, 2015
Robert Tuttle is quoted about potential lawsuits in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. More

"The Takeaway" . June 26, 2015
Jeffrey Rosen is interviewed about the Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. More

CNN . June 26, 2015
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality.More

San Francisco Chronicle . June 26, 2015
Jonathan Turley is mentioned in an article about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act. More

BBC World News . June 26, 2015
Christopher Bracey is interviewed about the Charleston church shootings. More

GW Today . June 26, 2015
Alan Morrison is interviewed about the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. More

CNN . June 25, 2015
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act subsidies. More

San Francisco Chronicle . June 25, 2015
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the Affordable Care Act case decided by the Supreme Court. More

NPR . June 25, 2015
Jeffrey Rosen is interviewed about the Supreme Court ruling upholding the subsidies in the Affordable Care Act. More

Justia . June 24, 2015
Neil Buchanan writes about Social Security and improving retirement for everyone. More

Los Angeles Times . June 24, 2015
Robert Brauneis is mentioned for his report about the Copyright Office’s technology and procedures. More

MarketWatch . June 24, 2015
Lawrence Cunningham's current scholarship about Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffett is featured. More

The Washington Post . June 24, 2015
Lawrence Cunningham's book, Berkshire Beyond Buffett, is listed as one of 10 books to read this summer. More

The New York Times . June 24, 2015
Ira Lupu is quoted about the impact of the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. More

KPCC-FM, San Francisco . June 24, 2015
Alan Morrison is interviewed about a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. More

Vox . June 23, 2015
Cynthia Lee is quoted about racism and implicit racial biases. More

National Law Journal . June 22, 2015
Michael Goodman writes about a problem with the ruling in the AIG bailout case. More

Bloomberg . June 22, 2015
Michael Selmi is interviewed about whether Uber drivers are employees. More

The Wall Street Journal . June 22, 2015
Richard Pierce is quoted about the ruling he expects from the U.S. Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act subsidies case. More

The Washington Post . June 18, 2015
Jeffrey Rosen is mentioned for hosting a podcast about this week’s important Supreme Court decisions. More

Politico EU . June 18, 2015
Francesca Bignami is quoted about a potential U.S.-EU data protection deal. More

The National Interest . June 18, 2015
Lawrence Cunningham writes an op-ed on the AIG case and the rule of law. More

Foreign Policy . June 12, 2015
Donald Clarke is quoted about the trial of Zhou Yongkang, the former chief of China’s state security. More

The Dallas Morning News . June 12, 2015
Sara Rosenbaum is quoted about a potential death spiral of the federally run health insurance marketplace. More

Outlook Business . June 12, 2015
Lawrence Cunningham is interviewed about his book Berkshire Beyond Buffett. More

Family Studies . June 10, 2015
Naomi Cahn co-authors the article, "The Future of Elder Orphans." More

Los Angeles Times . June 10, 2015
Jonathan Turley is mentioned for representing the House of Representatives in an Affordable Care Act lawsuit. More

Washington Monthly . June 09, 2015
Alan Morrison proposes a new methodology for ranking law schools in the article, "Let’s End the US News Law School Madness." More

SCOTUSblog . June 09, 2015
Alan Morrison pens the article, "President Wins in Zivotofsky," a case in which he filed an amicus brief in support of the Zivotofsky family. More

Education Weekly . June 09, 2015
Ira Lupu's 2008 Pew Research Center Q&A on issues of public funding for religion is quoted in this article on school vouchers. More


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