School of Law in the News

January - February 2012

February 29

White House issues new rules on Al-Qaida suspects

NPR
Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality Lorraine Bannai's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Due Process Guarantee Act was quoted on a radio program.

Senate may have faulty aim at indefinite detention law

Courthouse News
Professor Lorraine Bannai, director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, is quoted about the dangers of indefinite detention.

February 28

Seattle launches Youth Traffic Court

Seattle.gov
Teen drivers who admit they committed their traffic offense will have the opportunity to have their punishment set by their peers instead of a judge through a new Youth Traffic Court alliance among Seattle Municipal Court, the School of Law, and Garfield High School.

Listen to a radio interview on KOMO News discussing the Youth Traffic Court.

State Indian tribes may regain autonomy if legislature acts

Chinook Observer
Douglas Nash, director of the Center for Indian Law and Policy, comments on the state legislature's proposed Retrocession Act.

February 22

Grant County prosecutor could face discipline

The Wenatchee World
Professor John Strait comments on the Washington State Bar Association's decision to pursue disciplinary action against a prosecuting attorney.

'Librotraficante' movement to open 'underground libraries' following alleged book banning

Huffington Post
Professors Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic speak out about the recent book-banning by the Tucson Unified School District.

February 17

LULAC honors key leaders who serve Hispanic community

Hispanic Business
Distinguished Practitioner Joaquin Avila, director of the National Voting Rights Advocacy Initiative, is honored with the Presidential Award from the League of United Latin American Citizens.

February 10

Halos can turn to horns, corporate donors find

NPR
Visiting Professor Faith Stevelman comments on the potential dangers involved in corporate giving.

February 8

Breaking out LGBT inmates 

East Bay Express
Professor Dean Spade's book "Normal Life," which examines the limits of the law in protecting queer and transgender people, is featured.

February 6

Singled out: Are unmarried people discriminated against?

The Daily Beast
Professor Lily Kahng says the U.S. tax system penalizes single people and privileges married people.

January 30

A public letter from the Cobell lawyers prompts ethics and harassment concerns

Indian Country Today
Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence Eric Eberhard says that, regardless of the merits of the Cobell appeals, everyone has the right to be heard and have their claims reviewed.

January 13

City Inside/Out: Race relations

Seattle Channel
Director of Student Life Fe Lopez discusses race relations as a guest on a television program.

January 8

A practical approach to marijuana control

HeraldNet.com
Professor from Practice John McKay explains, along with two other sponsors, why Wash. should pass I-502, an initiative to the Legislature that would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana under state law.

January 1

DOJ report on Seattle Police Department can provide a basis for improvement

The Seattle Times
Distinguished Jurist in Residence Terrence Carroll co-writes a guest column about the recent Department of Justice report concerning use of force by the Seattle Police Department.

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