School of Law in the News

July 2006

Gay-marriage advocates grapple with their next course of action
Seattle Times
July 30, 2006
Professors David Skover and Julie Shapiro comment on the legal ramifications of the recent State Supreme Court decision upholding the ban on gay marriage.

Gay marriage backers look to legislatures as new field
The Olympian
July 30, 2006
Professor Julie Shapiro comments on the legal steps in the battle over legalizing gay marriage.

Prominent lawyer to teach at Seattle U Law School
Seattle Times
July 29, 2006
Robert C. Boruchowitz, the director of The Defender Association for nearly 28 years, has accepted a visiting teaching position at Seattle University Law School.

Longtime defender making a case for a new generation of lawyers
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 28, 2006
Longtime director of The Defender Association Robert C. Boruchowitz says he’s excited about teaching at the law school next spring.

Judges to hear same-sex lawsuit
Baltimore Sun
July 28, 2006
Professor Julie Shapiro comments on a Maryland same-sex marriage case in the wake of decision in Washington and New York that upheld bans on gay marriage.

Supreme Court upholds state gay-marriage ban
Seattle Times
July 27, 2006
Professor Julie Shapiro comments on the Supreme Court ruling upholding the ban on gay marriage.
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Nine justices, six opinions, no consensus
Seattle Times
July 27, 2006
Professor Julie Shapiro comments on the fractured ruling from the State Supreme Court upholding the ban on gay marriage.

Gay marriage commentary
Northwest Cable News
July 27, 2006
Professor Julie Shapiro commented throughout the day on the legal ramifications of the gay marriage ruling.

Same-sex marriage case
KIRO Radio
July 26, 2006
Professor Julie Shapiro comments about the State Supreme Court ruling upholding the ban on gay marriage.

State Supreme Court upholds gay marriage ban
Seattle Times
July 26, 2006
Professor Julie Shapiro comments on the case and the 18 months it took for the court to rule.

Kitsap Resident named top deputy attorney general
Kitsap Sun
July 13, 2006
Brian Moran, a 1988 graduate of the law school, was named chief deputy for the state Attorney General’s Office. He will be Attorney General Rob McKenna’s top legal adviser and drive legal strategy for the office. He also will manage the Solicitor General’s Office, the deputy attorneys, division chiefs and more than 500 other assistant attorneys general.

Gitmo win likely cost Navy lawyer his career
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 1, 2006
School of Law graduate Charles Swift, whose Supreme Court victory dealt the president a stinging loss over his plan to try Guantanamo detainees in military tribunals, says it was worth it – even if it costs him his job.

Not Previously Included

The Crafter’s Paradise: The Legacy of Forgiveness in South Africa
The Weekender (South Africa)
June 3, 2006
Professor Ron Slye, the Bram Fischer Visiting Professor at the Nelson Mandela Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, writes about his conversation with Adriaan Vlok, one of the highest-ranking members of the old apartheid government, who received amnesty.
(E-mail hedlandk@seattleu.edu for a copy.)

A Special Case: Remembering a California Hero
The California Supreme Court History Society Newsletter
Published Summer 2006
Professor Lorraine Bannai writes about her experiences on the historic case involving the late Fred Korematsu, who challenged the internment before the United States Supreme Court and ultimately received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
(E-mail hedlandk@seattleu.edu for a copy.)

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