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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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Ringhand delivers Constitution Day keynote address

Friday, September 18, 2020

Dean Rusk International Law Center Interim Director & Hosch Professor Lori A. Ringhand presented "Law, Justice, and the Future of U.S. Elections" as the keynote address for the University of South Carolina's Constitution Day activities.

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Camilla Watson publishes article in the Michigan State Law Review

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Rogers Chair of Law Camilla E. Watson published "Federal Financing of Higher Education at a Crossroads: The Evolution of the Student Loan Debt Crisis and the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965" in 2019 Michigan State Law Review 883 (2020).