Clinical Professor Rob Owen, director of the the University of Texas School of Law’s Capital Punishment Clinic, will argue before the the Supreme Court of the United States today, Oct. 13, 2010.
Professor Norma Cantu was interviewed about the recent U.S. Supreme Court case on the limits of free speech, Snyder v. Phelps, on Fox 7’s Good Day Austin.
Scott Keller, ’07, is the latest Law School alumnus to clerk on the Supreme Court, under Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Stefanie Lindquist, Thomas W. Gregory Professor in Law at the Law School, has written an opinion piece in the Austin American-Statesman on misunderstandings of the term “judicial activism.”
Assistant Professor Justin Driver has written an article in the New Republic about the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.
William Peterson, ’08, has accepted an appointment to serve as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during the Court’s 2010–2011 term.
The Supreme Court of the United States agreed on Monday, May 24, 2010, to resolve an important dispute among the lower federal courts over the reach of a federal civil rights statute in a DNA evidence case brought by Texas death row prisoner Hank Skinner. This marks the fourth time in as many years that the Supreme Court has granted plenary review in a case in which the Capital Punishment Clinic of the University of Texas School of Law is serving as counsel to a condemned prisoner.
Justin Driver, an assistant professor at the Law School, has written an article in the New Republic wondering why everyone has fallen for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’s “self-serving narrative.”
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law at the Law School, has written an article in the Houston Chronicle discussing the possibility that Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Diane Wood, ’75, could be the next Supreme Court justice.
Law Professors Scot Powe and Steve Bickerstaff discuss the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision and its impact on the influence of money in politics.