The Law School Magazine  ·  Winter 2014

Faculty Q & A

 

Joshua Dressler explains the long-lasting effects of some of the summer 2013 court rulings


Issue: Winter 2014
The summer of 2013 was full of blockbuster cases for those who follow criminal law. Joshua Dressler, ther Frank R. Strong Chair in Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, explains the long-lasting effects of some of those rulings. Q: ...

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Amy Cohen dishes about the ‘supermarket revolution’ and its effects on developing countries


Issue: Summer 2013
What are you researching currently? I am working on a project that examines what is at stake when developing countries regulate their food markets around the imperatives of large, corporate supermarket chains. Supermarkets, so common in the West are ...

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Professor David Stebenne reflects on lessons to be learned from the 2012 presidential election


Issue: Winter 2013
Ohio was the focus in the lead-up to Election Day for candidates and media alike. Why do you think President Obama prevailed? In retrospect, the single most important fact of the 2012 presidential campaign was that Barack Obama led steadily in Ohio ...

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Donald B. Tobin shares his thoughts on political fundraising and nonprofits


Issue: Spring 2012
What changes in the law have led political operatives to consider alternative structures when setting up campaign organizations? The short answer is that organizations are improperly choosing alternative structures to avoid the campaign disclosure pr...

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What has the Obama presidency meant for the growth of presidential power?


Issue: Spring 2011
In Madison’s Nightmare: Executive Power and the Threat to American Democracy (University of Chicago Press 2009), Professor Peter M. Shane wrote about what he describes as an accelerating trend since 1981 towards “presidentialism.” He observed a...

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What is the Legal Significance of Kristin M. Perry v. Arnold Schwarzenegger?


Issue: Spring 2010
As litigation and referendums relating to same-sex marriages continue around the country, so do the legal questions surrounding them. Professor Marc Spindelman, who teaches constitutional law and family law, and who is also an expert in lesbian and g...

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What Made the Farrakhan v. Gregoire Ruling Landmark?


Issue: Spring 2010
Farrakhan v. Gregoire considered the state of Washington’s law disenfranchising people who have been convicted of felonies. The court concluded that Washington’s felony disenfranchisement law violates the Voting Rights Act because of its dispropo...

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What Should You Know Regarding Possible Changes to Consumer Arbitration?


Issue: Fall 2009
In recent months, a major lawsuit was filed by the Minnesota Attorney General against one of the nation’s major arbitration providers, and Congress is considering legislative reform of arbitration guidelines. Professor Sarah Rudolph Cole, an expert...

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What happens to notice pleading after Twombly and Iqbal?


Issue: Fall 2009
For more than 50 years, it has been black letter law in civil procedure that federal pleading practice requires only “notice pleading.” In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court muddied the pleading waters with Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 ...

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Technology Adds New Questions Regarding Employee Supervision


Issue: Summer 2009
As the Internet and other technologies continue to advance, employers have more and more tools to monitor employees and research prospective employees. Whether reviewing online profiles or monitoring employees’ computer keystrokes, employers will f...

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