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Coenen's article quoted by the Virginia Supreme Court

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

University Professor and Caldwell Chair in Constitutional Law Dan T. Coenen's article “Suspect Linkage: The Interplay of State Taxing and Spending Measures in the Application of Constitutional Antidiscrimination Rules” (95 Michigan Law Review 2167 (1997)) (with W. Hellerstein) was quoted by the Virginia Supreme Court in International Paper Co. v. County of Isle of Wight (Sept. 17, 2020).


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Hellerstein's article quoted by the Virginia Supreme Court

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Distinguished Research Professor & Shackelford Distinguished Professor in Taxation Law Emeritus Walter Hellerstein's article “Suspect Linkage: The Interplay of State Taxing and Spending Measures in the Application of Constitutional Antidiscrimination Rules” (95 Michigan Law Review 2167 (1997)) (with D.T. Coenen) was quoted by the Virginia Supreme Court in International Paper Co. v. County of Isle of Wight (Sept. 17, 2020).


West featured on NPR

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law Sonja R. West was featured on NPR affiliate WABE regarding "the life and legal legacy" of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the process of nominating her replacement on the country's highest court. The segment titled "Remembering The Legal Legacy Of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" aired 9/21/20.


Amann featured as part of UGA's "Focus on Faculty"

Monday, September 21, 2020

Woodruff Chair in International Law Diane Marie Amann was profiled on UGA Today as part of the university's "Focus on Faculty" feature.


First Amendment Clinic presents to city/county attorneys on social media presence

Monday, September 21, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic presented to 140 city and county attorneys in Georgia on the current state of the law regarding public officials blocking constituents on social media. First Amendment Clinic Director and Clinical Assistant Professor Clare R. Norins and second-year student Mark L. Bailey shared that a critical mass of courts that have addressed this issue find that when using a social media account to communicate with the public about official duties and activities, a public official violates the First Amendment if they censor or block a user because of disagreement with the user’s expressed viewpoint. The pair discussed the elements of the First Amendment claims that arise from social-media-blocking, the factors that courts consider in adjudicating these claims and suggested some best practices for municipal attorneys to consider when counseling their clients on how to reduce risk of liability associated with social media use. The presentation was hosted by the Georgia Municipal Association during September. 

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