Category Archives: Law Commentary

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, assistant 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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W&L Law's Russ Miller Discusses German Reaction to NSA Spying (Audio)

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What are the differences between the German and United States views of surveillance?

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

Christopher Seaman

Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law, discusses the Supreme Court case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.

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W&L International Law Expert Discusses Syria (Audio)

Mark Drumbl, professor of law, Washington and Lee University

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.

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Commentary: A Prosecutor's Response to "Too Much, Too Many"

Christopher Russell, Commonwealth's Attorney and adjunct professor at W&L Law.

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.

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W&L Law Prof. Michelle Drumbl Discusses IRS Sequester Cuts in Federal Times

Michelle Drumbl, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law

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.

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Commentary: A Backwards-Looking Profession

James E. Moliterno

In this recent op/ed from the National Law Journal, Washington and Lee law professor Jim Moliterno argues that for its own self-interest, the legal profession should welcome the input of non lawyers and even cede some measure of power to them.

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W&L Law's Seaman on Voting Rights Decision (Audio)

Chris Seaman

Christopher Seaman, assistant professor of law at Washington and Lee University, provides background and context to the landmark Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act.

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W&L Law's Ann Massie on Fisher Case (Audio)

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Ann Massie, professor of law at Washington and Lee University, examines today's decision (June 24, 2013) by the Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. Listen to Massie's commentary below:

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