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    BRISTOL, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline are scheduled to share their insiders' take on the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The Rhode Island Democrats will appear at an online program hosted by Roger Williams University School of Law on Tuesday evening titled “Incitement, Insurrection, and Impeachment: Inside the Second Trump Impeachment Trial.” The program also includes nationally recognized constitutional law expert Michael Gerhardt, special counsel to the impeachment trial’s presiding officer, Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy. The program will feature commentary on the trial itself as well as a discussion of its ramifications for the future of the Senate, impeachment, the presidency, the Constitution and the rule of law in the United States. Roger Williams Law Dean Gregory Bowman will introduce and close the event. “The second impeachment trial will affect our country for generations to come,” Bowman said in a...
    VICE President Joe Biden went to the University of Delaware for undergraduate and Syracuse University for law school.  He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1965 and just three years later received his law school diploma.  8Vice President Joe Biden has two college degreesCredit: Getty Images - Getty What college did Joe Biden go to?  Joe Biden, 77, earned two college degrees throughout his academic career.  He double majored in history and political science and minored in English while studying at the University of Delaware. 8Biden got his Bachelor's degree at the University of DelawareCredit: WIKIMEDIA/Cargoudel 8He got a law degree from Syracuse UniversityCredit: Biden Campaign Shortly after he received his law degree, he was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1969 and began practicing law as a public defender. Biden eventually went on to form his own law firm with another attorney before he was elected to Delaware’s...
    Professor John Eastman retired Wednesday from Chapman University after speaking at last week’s rally for President Donald Trump in Washington, DC, which is associated with the riot in the Capitol that led to a second impeachment. Earlier in the day, the Los Angeles Times reported that the university had resisted pressure from faculty members who demanded that Chapman be fired after he made claims of voter fraud alongside Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. The Times noted: Chapman University’s president says he cannot and will not fire a professor and former law school dean amid growing campus calls for action against the faculty member’s participation in a pro-Trump rally during which he made claims about election fraud on the day a violent mob stormed the Capitol. … John Eastman, an endowed professor and constitutional law scholar at Chapman, spoke alongside Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani at the “Save America” rally Jan. 6, citing “secret...
    John Eastman, an endowed law professor at Chapman University who last week repeated false claims of election fraud to an angry crowd just before they stormed the U.S. Capitol, is retiring. Chapman President Daniele Struppa issued a statement late Wednesday saying the school and Eastman negotiated an exit, and that their agreement “closes this challenging chapter for Chapman.” The deal comes as hundreds of students and professors at Chapman are calling for Eastman’s dismissal, citing a range of issues ranging from his accusations about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ qualifications for office to his legal work for President Donald Trump in which he has made false claims that the election was rigged to help President-elect Joe Biden. Eastman most recently generated controversy with a speech he gave on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C. While standing next to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Eastman told the crowd about a chaotic — and false...
    Rutgers University’s former law school in Newark, New Jersey, will be named for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a law professor there, the university announced Thursday.  The name change for the historic building — now a residence hall at the Newark campus — was approved by the university’s board of trustees, the school said in a statement. “When I think of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, I hope future generations will understand her perseverance, her clear-eyed pursuit of justice and equity, and her care for those people who are often seen as voiceless or without history,” Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said in the statement. “These are the principles that Ginsburg stood for. I think they are the principles that Rutgers stands for, and I’d love for future generations to understand how they are connected in that way.” The hall faces Washington Park in Newark that will soon...
    Former FBI Director James Comey will be teaching at Columbia University Law School beginning in January. Comey made the announcement on his Twitter account on Tuesday. He wrote: “Very excited to return to teaching at Columbia in the new year.” And the school, on its website, added: “Beginning in January 2021, former director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation James B. Comey will be appointed senior research scholar at Columbia Law School and distinguished fellow of the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership. “He will teach a new seminar entitled ‘Lawyers and Leaders and engage with students and faculty.” President Donald Trump fired Comey on May 9, 2017. Related Stories: Comey Says He Cant Remember Claim That Clinton Started Russia Controversy Trump Calls Comey a Liar for Senate Testimony © 2020 Newsmax. All rights reserved.
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A fraternity member was arrested Monday on charges including hazing in connection with an incident that reportedly hospitalized a Louisiana State University freshman. University police arrested Phi Kappa Psi member Terry Pat Reynolds II on Monday on charges of criminal and misdemeanor hazing and of failure to seek assistance, University spokesman Ernie Ballard III said. “The university has stated on multiple occasions that hazing will not be tolerated and the university acts swiftly when any hazing allegations are brought forth,” his emailed news release said. It was not immediately clear if Reynolds had an attorney who could speak for him. He was released on $13,500 bond, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish jail's online roster. News outlets cited arrest documents that said the victim was dropped off at a hospital about 3 a.m. on Oct. 19 and immediately had to be put on life...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A fraternity member was arrested Monday on charges including hazing in connection with an incident that reportedly hospitalized a Louisiana State University freshman. University police arrested Phi Kappa Psi member Terry Pat Reynolds II on Monday on charges of criminal and misdemeanor hazing and of failure to seek assistance, University spokesman Ernie Ballard III said. “The university has stated on multiple occasions that hazing will not be tolerated and the university acts swiftly when any hazing allegations are brought forth,” his emailed news release said. It was not immediately clear if Reynolds had an attorney who could speak for him. He was released on $13,500 bond, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish jail’s online roster. News outlets cited arrest documents that said the victim was dropped off at a hospital about 3 a.m. on Oct. 19 and immediately had to be put...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the Supreme Court of the United States.FactsThe US Supreme Court was created in accordance with Article III, section 1 of the Constitution of the United States and by the authority of the Judiciary Act of September 24, 1789. Nine justices comprise the US Supreme Court, one chief justice and eight associate justices. The number of justices is fixed by Congress by the authority of judicial code, (28 U.S.C. 1), enacted on June 25, 1948.The President of the United States nominates candidates for the Supreme Court. They must be approved by the US Senate.Read MoreOnce approved, all justices serve for life. Congress can remove a justice through impeachment for corrupt behavior or other abuses of office, but this has never happened.Chief justices are sworn in by the outgoing chief justices. Associate justices are sworn in by the current chief justice or one of the other associate...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A University of Pittsburgh School of Law professor has resigned after using the N-word in class. According to our news partner at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, an adjunct professor used the racial slur during a discussion about a case involving offensive language. Pitt has not identified the class or the instructor. Last month, Duquesne professor Gary Shank used the N-word three times to “demonstrate a point.” He was later fired.
    University of Notre Dame leaders voiced their support of alumna and law professor Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States Saturday, according to the Notre Dame News. University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins praised Barrett’s character and said it “will serve her and the nation equally well as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court,” according to the Notre Dame News. “An alumna and a faculty member of Notre Dame Law School, Judge Barrett has epitomized the University’s commitment to teaching, scholarship, justice and service to society. She is a person of the utmost integrity who, as a jurist, acts first and foremost in accord with the law,” Jenkins continued, according to the Notre Dame News. Judge Amy Coney Barrett, professor of law and a 1997 graduate of @NDLaw, was nominated today to the Supreme Court of the United States...
    (CNN)For months, the city of Louisville in Kentucky has been at the center of nationwide protests demanding justice for the police killing of Breonna Taylor. Now the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law is offering a course to educate its students on the systemic inequalities that have led up to her death.The 15-week course, titled "Breonna Taylor's Louisville: Race, Equity and Law," is being overseen by the law school's Dean Colin Crawford. The class, which began on August 13, touches on topics relating to race, inequity, and law such as as policing, housing, employment, finance, and healthcare."The circumstances of Breonna Taylor's tragic death demand we collectively rethink how police and other institutions of the state engage with the public," Crawford told CNN. "My goal in this course is to give students material for them to think of themselves as agents of positive change using the law, not just looking...
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of Trump’s race against Democrat Joe Biden is known. Trump had previously named more than 40 people he promised to choose from to fill a potential vacancy on the Supreme Court. The names of his first two nominees, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, appeared on the lists before their nominations. The most recent additions to Trump’s list came earlier this month. Here are the people now on Trump’s list: BRIDGET BADE Bade is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of...
    Amid political vitriol of potentially nominating and voting on a Supreme Court justice in the waning days before an election, the Trump campaign seized on one of President Donald Trumps leading campaign issues: His list of potential nominees. A simple Trump campaign press release Saturday morning read: "Question of the day for Joe Biden: Wheres your Supreme Court list?" Trump has already brought two conservative justices to the Supreme Court during his first term after making a first-time campaign play for votes by sharing his list of preferred justice candidates. Trump has already brought out his next 2020 campaign list, while Democrat presidential opponent Joe Biden has been silent on his preferences. Political pundits has surmised Bidens list would prove problematic for his campaign, because of the myriad voting blocs his list would have to play to, including abortion advocates that might cost him votes from pro life moderates. Justice Ruth...
    WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate - and the Republican-led Senate should confirm - her successor, or whether the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of Trump's race against Democrat Joe Biden is known.Trump had previously named more than 40 people he promised to choose from to fill a potential vacancy on the Supreme Court. The names of his first two nominees, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, appeared on the lists before their nominations. The most recent additions to Trump's list came earlier this month.Sources tell ABC News that Amy Coney Barrett is a leading contender. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is a candidate the White House has explored in the past and a favorite of religious conservatives, a key sector...
    WASHINGTON -- Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate - and the Republican-led Senate should confirm - her successor, or whether the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of Trump's race against Democrat Joe Biden is known.Trump had previously named more than 40 people he promised to choose from to fill a potential vacancy on the Supreme Court. The names of his first two nominees, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, appeared on the lists before their nominations. The most recent additions to Trump's list came earlier this month.Sources tell ABC News that Amy Coney Barrett is a leading contender. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is a candidate the White House has explored in the past and a favorite of religious conservatives, a key sector...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of Trump’s race against Democrat Joe Biden is known. Trump had previously named more than 40 people he promised to choose from to fill a potential vacancy on the Supreme Court. The names of his first two nominees, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, appeared on the lists before their nominations. The most recent additions to Trump’s list came earlier this month. Here are the people now on Trump’s list: BRIDGET BADE Bade is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of Trump’s race against Democrat Joe Biden is known. Trump had previously named more than 40 people he promised to choose from to fill a potential vacancy on the Supreme Court. The names of his first two nominees, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh, appeared on the lists before their nominations. The most recent additions to Trump's list came earlier this month. Here are the people now on Trump's list: BRIDGET BADE Bade is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College...
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday at 87 is sure to spark a battle over who will fill her seat. Here are some of the judges who could be in line to succeed her on the high court, should President Trump choose to nominate someone: Amy Coney Barrett A judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Barrett was on Trump’s shortlist for his second Supreme Court nomination, which ultimately went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. A graduate of Notre Dame University Law School, she clerked for the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia and then spent two decades as a law professor at Notre Dame. Barrett, 48, is a favorite of the religious right, and her deep ties to her Catholic faith earned her a grilling from Democrats during her confirmation hearings to the federal bench. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein memorably told her:...
    Joe Biden’s choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate marks the first time that the Democratic presidential ticket hasn’t had an Ivy League graduate since 1984, according to a report. Biden, who revealed his selection of the California senator on Tuesday, graduated from the University of Delaware and the Syracuse University College of Law. Harris, a former California attorney general, attended Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of Law, CNBC reported. Harris, whose mother is Indian and whose father is Jamaican, became the first woman of color nominated for a major ticket. The Democratic presidential ticket of Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 was the last without an Ivy League graduate. Mondale attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Law School. Ferraro, of Queens, attended Marymount Manhattan College and Fordham University School of Law. They lost to Ronald Reagan and...
    Joe Biden’s choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate marks the first time that the Democratic presidential ticket hasn’t had an Ivy League graduate since 1984, according to a report. Biden, who revealed his selection of the California senator on Tuesday, graduated from the University of Delaware and the Syracuse University College of Law. Harris, a former California attorney general, attended Howard University and the University of California, Hastings College of Law, CNBC reported. Harris, whose mother is Indian and whose father is Jamaican, became the first woman of color nominated for a major ticket. The Democratic presidential ticket of Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 was the last without an Ivy League graduate. Mondale attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Minnesota Law School. Ferraro, of Queens, attended Marymount Manhattan College and Fordham University School of Law. see also The pick is...
    Students at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University are demanding that administrators establish a scholarship fund for minority students. The student activists behind the push have demanded a response from officials by the end of this week. According to a report by Campus Reform, students at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University have called on administrators to enact a series of “social justice” initiatives, including a full-tuition scholarship for minority students. The petition, which was signed by various student organizations at the law school, includes a wide-ranging list of demands. The petition demands that university officials respond with a public statement by this Friday. “We ask that the Antonin Scalia Law School raise funds and provide full tuition merit scholarships for diverse candidates, particularly for Black students and all students of color, with good standing as the only requirement for renewal,” the petition reads. “We...
    By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer NOVI, Mich. (AP) — The first female to publicly say she was sexually abused by a team doctor at the University of Michigan says she hopes to inspire other women and men to come forward. Cathy Kalahar, who played tennis for the Wolverines in the 1970s, joins hundreds of Michigan graduates who have already alleged that doctor Robert Anderson molested them. Anderson died in 2008. Kalahar told The Associated Press on Monday that Anderson assaulted her during an exam when she was a freshman in 1973, when the school had its first women's tennis team. Kalahar said she told a psychological counselor at the school about what happened but that the woman, whose name Kalahar does not recall, brushed it off as a “sexual fantasy" she said the student was having about Anderson. Kalahar is represented by Denver-based Wahlberg, Woodruff, Nimmo & Sloane, a...
    NOVI, Mich. (AP) — The first female to publicly say she was sexually abused by a team doctor at the University of Michigan says she hopes to inspire other women and men to come forward. Cathy Kalahar, who played tennis for the Wolverines in the 1970s, joins hundreds of Michigan graduates who have already alleged that doctor Robert Anderson molested them. Anderson died in 2008. Kalahar told The Associated Press on Monday that Anderson assaulted her during an exam when she was a freshman in 1973, when the school had its first women’s tennis team. Kalahar said she told a psychological counselor at the school about what happened but that the woman, whose name Kalahar does not recall, brushed it off as a “sexual fantasy” she said the student was having about Anderson. Kalahar is represented by Denver-based Wahlberg, Woodruff, Nimmo & Sloane, a law firm that is representing more...
    A student who spent years picking up trash to pay for college was recently accepted to Harvard Law School.Rehan Staton told "Good Morning America" his family had a privileged life in Bowie, Maryland, until his mother left the country and his father lost his job.He said his father started working up to three jobs at a time. Food became scarce, and sometimes heat was a luxury the family could not afford.With insecurity at home, Staton's grades slipped. When he reached seventh grade, his father found an aerospace engineer who offered to tutor him free of charge, and his grades started to improve.During his high school tenure, Staton said he trained to become a professional boxer. He suffered severe tendonitis in both shoulders his senior year, so while the injury wasn't career-ending, he didn't have medical insurance and therefore physical therapy wasn't an option.EMBED More News Videos Durham mother-daughter duo earn...
    A college graduate from Maryland has been admitted to Harvard Law after continued adversity nearly made him abandon school altogether.After graduating high school, financial issues, illness and a major sports injury left 18-year-old Rehan Staton frustrated and exhausted as he worked to support his brother and father.However, neither his family nor his co-workers at the Bates Trucking & Trash Removal sanitation company could watch him give up on himself.MORE: Harbor City student-athlete graduates with perfect attendance K-12EMBED More News Videos Student-athlete Isaiah Ginn graduated from Narbonne High School with perfect attendance from kindergarten through 12th grade. Today, Rehan is not only a college graduate, but is heading to Harvard Law School this fall.Rehan was born and raised in Bowie, Maryland. "Life was pretty normal until I was eight years old," Rehan says. During that time, his mother left his father and moved out of the country.After she left, the previously...
    One man’s trash became this student’s treasure. A 24-year-old Maryland man has been accepted into Harvard Law School after working as a garbage collector for three years to pay for his education. “I had to go to the ‘bottom’ of the social hierarchy — that’s to say formerly incarcerated sanitation workers — in order to be uplifted,” Rehan Staton told CNN. It’s an accomplishment Staton never imagined was possible. Staton had struggled to find security since he was 8 years old, when his mother abandoned him, his brother and his father. Things got worse when Staton’s father lost his job, and had to pick up three others at once to pay the bills. “There were often times without food on the table and no electricity in the house,” Staton told the Washington Post. “That was common throughout my childhood.” ‘No one can promise that life will be fair — but...
    A Maryland student who woke up every morning at 4 a.m. for his garbage collector job to support his family has been accepted into Harvard Law School. Rehan Staton, 24, from Bowie, Maryland, will start classes at the prestigious law school this fall after overcoming numerous obstacles in life that almost led to him giving up on his dreams.  After a turbulent upbringing, where his mother abandoned him, his father struggled to make ends meet to support him and his brother, and his hopes of becoming a professional boxer were cut short by a major injury, Staton took up a job at Bates Trucking & Trash Removal sanitation company as a garbage collector.  He said it was here that his ex-convict colleagues and the company owner's son Brent Bates saw his potential and helped him get the break he deserved.    A Maryland student (left) who woke up every morning at...
    Maryland trash collector Rehan Staton has traded in his uniform for an acceptance letter to Harvard Law School. Staton has come a long way. From abandonment and poverty as a child, to classes between early shift work as a waste management employee. He is now on the path to earn a law degree from Harvard. And while Staton and his family are celebrating today, the victory was a long time coming — and far from assured. The 24-year-old Bowie, Maryland, native and his brother Reggie were abandoned by their mother when he was just eight years old. “That’s when everything went south,” Staton remembered. “My mom abandoned my dad, my brother, and I when she moved back to Sri Lanka,” he said. “I was probably too young to notice some of the things that happened, but I know it was bad.” What he did notice was a childhood spent alone, as his...
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Concordia University School of Law, which planned to reopen this fall as an affiliate of Concordia University St. Paul, will instead shut down. The Statesman reports that interim Dean Latonia Haney Keith informed students, faculty members and staff on Thursday afternoon that the law school’s original sponsor, Concordia University in Portland, and Concordia St. Paul could not reach a final agreement for the transfer. “It’s incredibly disheartening for us today,” Haney Keith told the newspaper.“This was unforeseen and inexplicable in many respects. We were expecting to fully transition to St. Paul, but it unraveled in such a surprising way.” In February, Concordia University in Portland announced it was closing due to financial troubles. The law school found a willing partner in Concordia University St. Paul and spent months working out a transfer agreement and obtaining approval from the American Bar Association. The deal unraveled over the...
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