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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.
What To Do With Unused Embryos?
A few months ago, "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiance Nick Loeb had a public dispute over whether to use their frozen embryos created through in vitro fertilization. This type of disagreement is becoming more common across the country with the increasing popularity of embryo freezing—a procedure that is now completely covered by some companies. Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, joined NPR's "Diane Rehm Show" to unravel the complicated moral and legal questions about what to do with unused embryos.
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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.
June 29, 2015 . Read more
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
Professor Finds Flaw in AIG Ruling
On June 15, Judge Thomas Wheeler issued a decision in the high-profile AIG bailout case, but that ruling has a critical problem according to Visiting Associate Professor of Law Michael P. Goodman. In an op-ed for National Law Journal, Professor Goodman points out that the case—based on the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment—must be decided by an Article III judge with a lifetime appointment. Judge Wheeler serves on the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, an Article I court subject to the control of Congress and the president. Professor Goodman's conclusion is based on research described in one of his recent papers in the Villanova Law Review.
June 22, 2015 . Read more
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Faculty in the News
PolitiFact . July 01, 2015
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the dangers to free speech that come with expanding definitions of hate speech. More
The New York Times . July 01, 2015
Naomi Cahn is quoted about a comparison of family structure in politically liberal and conservative states. More
The Christian Science Monitor . July 01, 2015
Robert Tuttle is quoted about the possibility of conservative religious colleges losing tax-exempt status because of the Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling. More
American Banker . July 01, 2015
Arthur Wilmarth is quoted about legislative dangers to Dodd-Frank. More
"The Diane Rehm Show" . June 30, 2015
Naomi Cahn is interviewed about what to do with unused frozen embryos. More
Slate . June 29, 2015
David Fontana writes about pushing social progress through the courts. More
The Huffington Post . June 29, 2015
Sara Rosenbaum is quoted about the King v. Burwell ruling. More
CNN . June 29, 2015
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about a Supreme Court ruling that upheld the use of an execution drug. 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
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