Tag: Law Schools

Just Ideology? A Study Finds Another Predictor of Supreme Court Decisions

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has said he sometimes misses the old days, when “the sole practitioner with the battered briefcase” would arrive in Washington from the hinterlands to argue a once-in-a-career case at the Supreme Court. These days, that lawyer has usually been replaced by one specializing in Supreme Court advocacy. […]

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Elizabeth Lederer, Prosecutor of Central Park Five, Resigns From Columbia Law

ImageThe prosecutor Elizabeth Lederer leaving criminal court at the lunch break, after presenting her summation in the Central Park jogger case.CreditNancy Siesel/The New York Times Elizabeth Lederer, the lead prosecutor in the Central Park jogger case, which resulted in the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino boys, said on Wednesday that she would not […]

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University of Alabama Returns Millions to Top Donor

The University of Alabama voted Friday morning to return a $21.5 million donation to a Florida businessman after administrators said he was trying to meddle in the operations of the law school, which had been renamed for him. The businessman, Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., had pledged a total of $26.5 million, the largest donation in […]

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