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Moritz Federalist Society Chapter Award

Moritz Federalist Society named National Student Chapter of the Year

The Moritz College of Law Federalist Society Student Chapter was awarded the 2016-2017 James Madison Award for Student Chapter of the Year at The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies’ national student symposium earlier this month.

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Spindelman testifies before Ohio House

Professor Marc Spindelman appeared before the Ohio House of Representatives Community and Family Advancement Committee to give interested party testimony on the constitutionality of House Bill 36—referred to by some as the “Pastor Protection Act.”

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Alumnus works to defend religious liberties in the armed forces

Practicing law is one thing. Changing the law is another thing altogether. Michael Berry ’05, has managed to make a career of the latter, defending religious liberties as senior counsel and director of military affairs at First Liberty Institute.

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Professor Amna Akbar receives American Constitution Society award

Professor Amna Akbar was awarded this year’s Columbus Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society’s Progressive Young Leader Award at its annual awards reception in April.

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Shane writes op-ed for American Constitution Society blog

Peter M. Shane wrote an opinion piece for the American Constitution Society’s blog on U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen and the legality of deferred action.

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Shane writes op-ed for Bloomberg BNA

Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law and an internationally recognized scholar in administrative law, wrote an article for Bloomberg BNA about congressional attacks on FCC-White House links and net neutrality.

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State Constitutions in the United States Federal System

On March 6 the Ohio State Law Journal will host “State Constitutions in the United States Federal System: An Exploration of the Construction, Execution, and Interpretation of State Founding Documents.” The symposium will explore the various structural aspects of state constitutional law.

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Anita Hill to Visit OSU for 2-Day Symposium

Members of The Ohio State University community will have the chance to hear the story of Anita Hill, a woman who unwittingly became synonymous with one of the biggest political scandals of the last century, during a two-day symposium titled “From Anita Hill to the White House Task Force on Sexual Assault,” in November.

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Student group named ACS chapter of the year

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) was named student chapter of the year at the organization’s national convention in Washington, DC last month. It was just one of several awards the chapter won at the event.

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Shane writes for Slate

Professor Peter M. Shane, one of the country’s foremost experts in presidential powers, wrote a commentary on the Bergdahl-Guantanamo prisoner swap. Ironically, a Bush-era memo would give the President legal cover, but Shane argues he doesn’t need it.

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WOSU to air ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ film Tuesday

Professors and alumni from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and several Central Ohio leaders and residents read Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as part of a moving film that will be broadcast on WOSU TV at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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Shane writes about recess appointments in The Atlantic

Professor Peter M. Shane, a nationally recognized expert in separation of powers law, wrote a column in The Atlantic on the Supreme Court case Noel Canning v. NLRB. Shane wrote: “There is nothing liberty-protecting in the capacity of the Senate to undermine public administration by stonewalling the nominations of perfectly qualified government officers.”

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