Professor Forte Presents at Columbia Law School and at Cato Institute Symposium

On September 18, 2018, Professor David Forte made a presentation, “To Speak or Not to Speak: Compelled Speech and Righteous Causes,” at Columbia Law School.

On September 17, 2018, Professor David Forte made a presentation at the Cato Institute’s annual Constitution Day symposium on the topic, “The First Amendment and the Culture Wars.”

Dean Fisher Welcomes Ohio Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Professor Forte, Committee Vice-Chair, Participates in Hearings

On September 14, 2018, Dean Lee Fisher welcomed the Ohio Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights to the university at the beginning of the Committee’s hearings on School Funding in Ohio.  David Forte, Vice-Chair of the Committee, participated in the hearings.

Sagers Publishes in Harvard Online Forum on Antitrust and the Kavanaugh Nomination

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, published a long essay on the online forum of the Harvard Law & Policy Review, canvassing the opinions of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in antitrust and related areas. He argues that those opinions display an aggressive freedom in interpreting precedent, and suggests that they do not speak well of his more general approach to judging.

Professor Sterio Speaks at Cox Center Conference at Case Law School; Participates in “Talking Foreign Policy” Radio Show on WCPN/90.3

Talking Foreign Policy Photo

“Talking Foreign Policy” taping at WCPN/90.3 (from right to left, counter-clock wise: Dean Michael Scharf, Professor Milena Sterio, Todd Buchwald, former State Department Ambassador, Office of Global Criminal Justice, Professor Paul Williams, American University, Jim Johnson, former prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone)

On September 14, Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio spoke as a panelist at the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Law conference on “International Law and Policy in the Age of Trump.”  Professor Sterio was a panelist on a panel entitled “A Roundtable on Use of Force and Rogue States.”

In addition, Professor Sterio participated as a panelist in the taping of a new episode of the “Talking Foreign Policy” radio show; the episode is entitled “Responding to Rogue States” and it will be broadcast on WCPN/90.3 on September 17th, from 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  “Talking Foreign Policy” is a quarterly radio show on WCPN/90.3, hosted by Dean Michael Scharf of CWRU School of Law, and Professor Sterio has been a regular participant.

Professor Forte Participates in “Sound of Ideas,” Delivers Constitution Day Lecture

On September 6, Professors David Forte and Jonathan Entin of Case Western School of Law, spoke on the Confirmation Hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, at The Sound of Ideas, WCPN/90.3 radio.

This year’s Constitution Day speaker at Cleveland-Marshall was Professor David Forte, who addressed the topic: “Noble Sinners: The Legacy of the Founders.”

Professor Kalir Presents on Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination at CMBA

Doron Kalir

Clinical Professor Doron Kalir

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 Clinical Professor of Law Doron Kalir participated as a panelist in the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA)’s “Hot Talks” series. The discussion, entitled “Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” also featured professor Jonathan Adler of Case Western Law School, and Hon. William Vodrey, a magistrate of Cleveland Municipal Court since 2001.

In his presentation, Kalir made among others the argument that the current nomination resembles, in more ways than one, the Bork nomination of 1987 (for example, both nominees had stellar academic credentials (with Yale Law School behind them); both served, with distinction, one Republican president only to be nominated by another; both served on the D.C. Circuit at the time of their nomination; and both held distinct views on presidential powers, gun control, and abortion rights (to name a few), which were far to the right of many). Alas, Kalir explained that recent changes in the nomination proceeding – requiring only 51 senate votes to confirm – as well as the general shift in public opinion would likely lead to a different result this time than the failed Bork attempt of yore. Finally, since the seat now vacated by Justice Kennedy is the very same seat for which Bork was originally nominated in 1987, Kalir concluded that the Republicans have won the long game over these issues.


Professor Sterio Publishes Blog Post on New United States’ Policy Re: International Criminal Court

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio published a blog post on Intlawgrrls entitled “Commentary on John Bolton’s Speech Regarding New American Policy on the International Criminal Court.”  In this post, Professor Sterio argues that the new American policy vis-a-vis the ICC, as announced by John Bolton, would be detrimental to United States’ global interests.  In addition, Professor Sterio highlights several factually inaccurate claims about the ICC, which were part of Bolton’s speech.

Professor Sterio Publishes Book, “Secession in International Law”

Milena Sterio Book Cover

Professor Milena Sterio’s book, “Secession in International Law: A New Framework,” was published by Edward Elgar.  In this book, Professor Sterio proposes a new legal framework for secession.  She addresses the inadequacy of existing legal norms, case studies, such as Bangladesh, Eritrea, East Timor, Kosovo, Scotland, and Catalonia, and she then proposes a normative framework on secession, which would attempt to reconcile competing claims of territorial integrity (of the mother state) and secession (of the separatist entity).