Thursday, September 6, 2018

What Is The 25th Amendment And How Could It Undermine Trump?

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is interviewed about Section 4 of the 25th Amendment.

Friday, August 31, 2018

WIRAC Family Separation Lawsuit Settles in Court

This week, the federal government granted temporary legal immigration status to two children who had been forcibly taken from their parents under the Trump Administration’s family separation policy.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Government Gives Migrant Children Shipped to Connecticut Legal Immigration Status

Aseem Mehta ’20 is quoted in a story about two children represented by the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic who have now been granted temporary legal immigration status. Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73 is mentioned.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bill would make veterans involved in 1966 nuclear cleanup eligible for benefits

A report on legislation introduced by Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73 that would make a group of Air Force veterans, who cleaned up one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, eligible for disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The group was represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Senator Blumenthal ’73 Introduces Bill for Veterans Affected by 1966 Nuclear Disaster

Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73 announced on August 29, 2018, the introduction of the Palomares Veterans Act of 2018, a bill to ensure that U.S. veterans exposed to plutonium in the 1966 Palomares disaster finally receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability benefits.

Friday, August 24, 2018

In “Historic” Decision, Veterans Court Will Allow Class Actions

In a decision Chief Judge Robert Davis described as “seismic,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, acting en banc, yesterday issued an opinion unanimously holding that veterans may bring class actions against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Louisiana’s Ongoing Ethical Crisis: Why SCOTUS Should Weigh In On The Case Of Rogers Lacaze—A Commentary by Lawrence J. Fox

Lawrence Fox is the George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

SFALP Sanctuary City Ruling Upheld by Ninth Circuit

In a significant victory for Yale Law clinic students and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling invalidating the Trump administration’s efforts to defund sanctuary cities.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Associate Professor Orihuela Cited by Georgia’s Top Court

The Georgia Supreme Court cited the work of Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 in a ruling on June 18, 2018, which held that a defendant’s due process rights were violated by automatic detention in his case.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Professor Doherty Cited in Federal Ruling on Supervised Release

A Federal Judge in the Eastern District of New York issued a ruling this month holding that he would no longer send people back to prison for marijuana use while on supervised release. The opinion extensively cited the work of Professor Fiona Doherty ’99.