Category Archives: Law Commentary

W&L Law Prof. David Eggert Comments on Obama SCOTUS Pick

Prof. David Eggert

Prof. Eggert comments on his former colleague at Arnold & Porter, "a consensus builder with a brilliant legal mind" who would be an "intellectual leader on the Court."

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Seaman Discusses Trade Secret Theft in Virginian-Pilot

Christopher Seaman

Christopher Seaman, associate professor at the School of Law, was quoted Dec. 4 in The Virginian-Pilot, the commonwealth’s largest newspaper, as an expert on trade secret law.

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W&L’s Russ Miller Analyzes New Developments in German Spying Scandal

Prof. Russell Miller

Washington and Lee law professor Russ Miller was quoted extensively in a Christian Science Monitor report on the furor over Germany's cooperation with NSA spying operations .

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W&L Law's Josh Fairfield on Virtual Currency and the Digital Wallet Revolution

Prof. Joshua Fairfield

Washington and Lee law professor Joshua Fairfield addresses the implications of Apple Pay and digital wallet payment systems in a commentary in the New York Times.

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W&L Law's Chris Seaman On Redskins Trademark Decision

Chris Seaman

Washington and Lee law professor Chris Seaman talks to Virginia Business about the recent decision canceling six of the federal trademark registrations held by the Washington Redskins.

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W&L International Law Expert Examines Russia’s Responsibility for Downed Malaysia Flight (Video)

Mark Drumbl, professor of law, Washington and Lee University

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.

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Jost: Courts Won’t Void the Affordable Care Act Over Semantics

Timothy Jost, Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University

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.

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W&L's Massie Discusses Separation of Church and State on WMRA's "Virginia Insight" Show

Ann Massie

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.

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W&L Law's Chris Seaman on the Supreme Court Decision in Campaign Finance Case (Audio)

Christopher Seaman

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.

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W&L Law Prof. Jill Fraley on 'Acts of God' in NYT Room For Debate

Jill Fraley, associate professor of law, Washington and Lee University

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?

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