Washington and Lee law professor and international law expert Mark Drumbl says tragic downing of Malaysia Flight 17 raises some serious questions for international law, such as whether Russia can be held responsible for the activities of the pro-Russian militia in Ukraine.
Timothy S. Jost, the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at Washington and Lee's School of Law, published a guest column in the July 10, 2014, Washington Post about lawsuits asking the courts to invalidate the Affordable Care Act. Jost concludes the lawsuits will not succeed.
Ann Massie, professor emeritus at W&L's School of Law, has long been fascinated by the phrase "the separation of church and state"—both by the history of the concept and its practice in American law. Since a recent Supreme Court decision has added new urgency to the issue, she shared her scholarly findings on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Thursday, May 29.
In this audio, Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law at Washington and Lee University, provides background on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission and assesses its impact.
Typhoon Haiyan didn't surprise anyone, so should government officials in the Philippines be held responsible for not doing more to prepare the country for the storm's onslaught?
What are the differences between the German and United States views of surveillance?
Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law, discusses the Supreme Court case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
Mark Drumbl, director of the Transnational Institute at Washington and Lee's School of Law, sees Iraq's shadow on decisions about action in Syria.
Christopher Russell, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Buena Vista, Virginia and director of the public prosecutor's externship program at W&L Law, offers his thoughts on the recent feature story in the W&L Law alumni magazine addressing overcriminalization in the U.S.
A recent Freedom of Information act request from the "Federal Times" turned up an IRS planning document that predicts sequester-related budget cuts will result in billions of lost revenue.