Sagers Writes in Slate on Amazon-Whole Foods Merger

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, wrote in Slate this week on Amazon’s proposed acquisition of the grocery chain Whole Foods. He discusses antitrust aspects of the deal, and asks whether the Trump administration could or should challenge it. You can read the article here.

Professor O’Neill Quoted in ABA Journal on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Public Protest

Professor Kevin O’Neill was quoted in the June 2017 issue of the ABA Journal on new legislative efforts to restrict public protest.  The article, entitled “Paying for Free Speech: Proposed laws would regulate public protests,” is available here.

Sundahl Pens Op-Ed in Advance of Senate Hearing on Outer Space Treaty

On the eve of the May 23rd hearing by a Senate subcommittee about the relevance of the Outer Space Treaty, Prof. Mark Sundahl published an editorial in SPACE NEWS preemptively addressing issues that were likely to arise during the hearing.  A draft Senate bill issued recently calls for consideration of the U.S. withdrawal from the Outer Space Treaty, the 1967 “Magna Carta” of international space law.  In the op-ed, Prof. Sundahl clarifies how it is only because of the Outer Space Treaty that U.S. companies are able to operate freely in a peaceful and orderly space environment.  He concludes that U.S. withdrawal would be a catastrophic for law and order in space.  The editorial can be found here.

Professor Sterio Participates in City Club of Cleveland Foreign Policy Event

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio participated in a panel discussion on the topic of “A New Foreign Policy? – ISIS, Middle East Peace, and the Trump Trip Abroad” on June 6.  The panel discussion was part of the “Happy Dog Takes on the World Series,” which is organized by the City Club of Cleveland and co-sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.  More information about the event is available here.

Professor Kalir Interviews With XM-Radio on Supreme Court and the Travel Ban

On June 5, Clinical Professor of Law Doron Kalir was interviewed by XM Radio’s “The Morning Briefing” show on POTUS Talk Radio (Ch. 124). The interview discussed the DOJ Cert Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as its Motion to Stay the 4th Circuit Order halting the effect of President Trump’s “Travel Ban.” The interview covered issues such as the likelihood of a circuit split, a possible recusal of Justice Ginsburg, the latest Presidential tweets, some word choice by the 4th Circuit’s decision, and the possibility – though remote – that the Supreme Court will refuse to take the case at all. This was Professor Kalir‘s third appearance on the show.

Professor Kalir Presents at Tikkun Leil Sha’vu’ot

On Tuesday May 30, Professor Doron Kalir presented at Tikkun Leil Sha’vu’ot, a community-wide event hosted by Bnei Jeshurun Congregation. Over 300 guests enjoyed a variety of lectures offered by Halachic, legal, medical, and social experts on a wide array of issues, in a night dedicated by the Jewish calendar to text study, review, and reflection. Professor Kalir‘s presentation was entitled: “Be’re’shit Ba’ra Elo’him: What Really Happened ‘In the Beginning'”? It focused on the philosophical, theological, and textual implications of the first three words in the Jewish Bible. It was Professor Kalir‘s fifth presentation at this annual community event.

Professor Sterio Presents at ICC Experts Seminar at Washington University School of Law

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio participated in an Experts Seminar on the International Criminal Court (ICC) on June 1st at the Washington University School of Law.  Professor Sterio presented as part of a session on “Teaching About the ICC- Challenges Encountered and Potential Resources.”  Professor Sterio is a member of a newly formed ICC Scholars’ Forum, an academic expert group on the ICC, which was established during the June 1st Seminar.