Swift, Avila Put Law School in the Press

The law school visit by Distinguished Alumnus Charles Swift, and a voting rights case filed by Professor Joaquin Avila, generated regional print and broadcast coverage.

Passed over officer deserves honor
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 1, 2006
Columnist Susan Paynter profiles Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, a 1994 graduate being honored with a Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Navy lawyer who challenged military tribunals wins award
Seattle Post Intelligencer
November 3, 2006
The Navy lawyer who led a successful U.S. Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration’s military tribunals received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the law school and was the keynote speaker at a forum on presidential powers.

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Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift accepted his Distinguished Alumnus Award and gave the keynote speech at a forum on presidential powers.

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Lawsuit targets political jurisdictions
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November 3, 2006
Professor Joaquin Avila filed suit on behalf of two Merced County, Calif., residents claiming multiple political jurisdictions in the county have undertaken more than 200 annexations and other related changes without federal approval, violating the Voting Rights Act.

Federal judge rules Merced elections must wait to be certified
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November 3, 2006
A federal judge ruled that certification of local election results in five Merced County cities should be halted until two weeks after voters go to the polls, or until federal authorities give them clearance to determine a winner after a class-action suit against five cities, 17 special districts and a state agency in Merced County by Professor Joaquin Avila.

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