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First Amendment Clinic wins free speech protections against online censorship

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The First Amendment Clinic has settled its case involving online censorship by a public official. In Bohanan v. Robinson, a county commissioner blocked a county resident's access to his interactive Facebook page that he used to communicate with the public about his official activities after she criticized his response to constituent concerns. The settlement includes significant protections from online censorship for the county resident and other members of the public, as well as damages, including attorneys’ fees. Third-year student Anish Patel and second-year students Mark L. Bailey and Davis M. Wright as well as First Amendment Clinic Legal Fellow Samantha Hamilton helped litigate the case, under the supervision of clinic Director Clare R. Norins.

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Durkee presents at St. John's University

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Post Professor Melissa J. "MJ" Durkee presented “Interpretive Entrepreneurs” as part of a St. John's University School of Law's Center for International and Comparative Law Colloquium during November. Her article with the same title is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review

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Bruner publishes article in the Cambridge Law Journal

Monday, December 7, 2020

Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law Christopher M. Bruner published “Distributed Ledgers, Artificial Intelligence and the Purpose of the Corporation” in 79 Cambridge Law Journal 431 (2020).

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Evans presents to AALL technical services section

Friday, December 4, 2020

Metadata Services & Special Collections Librarian Rachel S. Evans presented “From Task Management Apps to Accessible Training and Procedures: Tools and ADA Compliant Tech for Teleworking Librarians” as part of an American Association of Law Libraries Technical Services Special Interest Section webinar series during December (with M. Cheney).

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Mangan receives grant for Legal Writing Manual

Friday, December 4, 2020

Legal Writing Instructor Jean Mangan was recently awarded a Continuous Improvement Grant from Affordable Learning Georgia, a University System of Georgia initiative to promote student success by supporting the implementation of affordable alternatives to expensive commercial textbooks, particularly Open Educational Resources (OER) and open textbooks. Mangan will use the grant to add, expand and revise chapters in her Legal Writing Manual.