The Law School Magazine  ·  Winter 2014

Peter Shane


Moritz professors preview Supreme Court term

“The last term was a blockbuster term. It is a very exciting time to be a lawyer. This term promises some of the same excitement,” Dean Alan C. Michaels said. Several professors at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law sat down to previ...

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Connecting Democracy: Online Consultation and the Flow of Political Communication

With the proliferation of online communication tools, e-democracy is steadily transforming the relationship between government and citizens, a phe­nomenon that Peter M. Shane, the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at The Ohio State U...

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

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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Saxbe Made Impact at Moritz, in Ohio, across Nation

William B. Saxbe ’48 passed away on Aug. 24, 2010 at the age of 94. He was a former U.S. senator and served as U.S. attorney general under Presidents Nixon and Ford. It is impossible to quantify the value of the contributions made by Saxbe to his c...

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Madison’s Nightmare: How Executive Power Threatens American Democracy

Though he campaigned on a theme of change, Barack Obama in his first months in office has already asserted inherent presidential power in some ways reminiscent of his Republican predecessors. While abandoning the Bush Administration’s most audaciou...

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