August, 2017

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: 'Kingly' Pardons, Fla. Execution, Monuments and Speech

Friday, August 25, 2017

How American Presidents Ended Up With the ‘Kingly’ Power to Pardon I History Channel

“There was a proposal to require Senate approval for pardons, but it was rejected” by the Constitutional Convention, says Caroline Mala...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Is Racist Speech Protected? Twitter’s Trump Dilemma, Alt-Right Trolls & Confederate Street Names

Friday, August 18, 2017

Some racist, homophobic chants in Charlottesville may not be protected under 1st Amendment Vox

Constitutional law experts say these last two examples may not be protected forms of speech.

"You could make the...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Odd Property Law and Marketing Gone Bad

Friday, August 11, 2017

In the US, buying streets is a centuries-old trend I BBC News

“There’s a variety of ways that property law is odder than what you might think,” says Andres Sawicki, associate professor at the University of Miami School of Law...

EXPERTS IN THE NEWS: Encouraging Suicide, Educational Segregation, Alt-Right Trolls & Judicial FB Friending

Friday, August 04, 2017

Michelle Carter, who encouraged boyfriend to commit suicide, to serve 15 months in jail I The Week

The case sparked debate over the legal definition of manslaughter and whether an individual could be held responsible for...