News & Events
Oct. 29, 2004
Law and Interrogation in War and Peace
Events of the past decade reaffirm the compelling need to clarify the relationship between the rule of law and the conduct of military and civilian personnel during times of war. International tribunals prosecute leaders for committing war crimes. The recent reporting of torture and abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. troops at the Abu Ghraib prison raise issues regarding the ethical and legal ramifications of the use of interrogation and torture.
In a panel discussion of legal issues arising in the context of this year’s election, sponsored by Election Law @ Moritz and held in the College of Law’s Saxbe Auditorium, Gov. Bob Taft of Ohio acknowledged the possibility that the nation might not know who wins the presidential race on Nov. 2 or 3, but instead may need to wait a week or two in order to count absentee and provisional ballots.
Oct. 11, 2004
False Campaign Ads: Pros and Cons of Regulation
Professor Bil Marshall was selected by Election Law @ Moritz as the featured speaker to discuss the issue of false campaign ads, an issue that has featured prominently in this year's presidential election, because he has published the leading academic work on the subject (which he self-deprecatingly referred to as the only published work on the topic).
Professor Russell Korobkin explores the role of cognitive and social psychology as it relates to mitigating impediments to successful mediation in the Fall 2004-2005 Schwartz Lecture, "Psychological Impediments to Mediation Success: A Theoretical Look at Practical Problems."
Sep. 23, 2004
Electronic Voting: the 2004 Election and Beyond
Four years after the 2000 election debacle, a fierce debate still rages over the machinery used to cast and count votes. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 ("HAVA") promised major changes in the infrastructure of American democracy, including funding for the replacement of outdated voting equipment. The Election Law @ Moritz panel discussion, "Electronic Voting: The 2004 Election and Beyond," wil take address the use of electonic voting machines and their impact on upcoming elections.
Sep. 15, 2004
Money & Politics 2004: New Rules, New Practices
Who pays for the political attack ads you see on TV? The candidates say they've got nothing to do with it. Seemingly independent groups on both sides are attacking each other's candidates. Where do they get their money and what, if anything, can or should be done about it?
Recent world events have demonstrated the perils and pitfalls associated with post-conflict reconstruction and nation-building. International disputes that arise during the reconstruction process may present decision-makers with difficult choices that have far-reaching and long-lasting global consequences. The global importance of effectively resolving post-conflict disputes will be a main topic of discussion when an all-star line-up of experts in the field of International Dispute Resolution gather at "Winning the Peace: Post-Conflict Dispute Resolution and Nation-Building."