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UGA Law Prof Pushes US Senators for Misdemeanor Right to Counsel

Friday, May 15, 2015

Associate Dean and Post Professor Erica J. Hashimoto was quoted in the Daily Report regarding her testimony at the U.S. Senate Judicial Committee hearing on the constitutional rights of indigents charged with misdemeanors. The article was written by R. Robin McDonald and published 5/14/15.


Bipartisan support in Washington for reform of misdemeanor courts

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Associate Dean and Post Professor Erica J. Hashimoto was quoted in the Augusta Chronicle regarding her thoughts on civil rights violations in low-level criminal courts. The article was written by Sandy Hodson and published 5/13/15.


Georgia Law graduate Sally Yates confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Recently, Sally Quillian Yates, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general. Nominated by President Barack Obama late last year, Yates has been serving in an acting capacity in the No. 2 post at the U.S. Department of Justice. She replaced Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole.


Hashimoto testifies before U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Associate Dean and Post Professor Erica J. Hashimoto was invited to testify at the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled “Protecting the Constitutional Right to Counsel for Indigents Charged with Misdemeanors.”


In Memoriam: B. Avant Edenfield

Monday, May 11, 2015

The University of Georgia School of Law joins many voices from around the state and nation in mourning the passing of the U.S. District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield on May 9 at the age of 80. “My family and everyone at the law school extend our deepest personal condolences to Melvis, his wife, and the Edenfield family on this sad day,” Georgia Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge said.  “Judge Edenfield was a man of impeccable character, who cared deeply about history and the power of ideas.  He was a fierce patriot who embodied the ideals of the independent federal judge enshrined in our Constitution.”

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