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Penn State and Respondeat Superior

Former FBI director Louis Freeh released a 267 page report detailing the institutional responsibility of Penn State (PSU) and its senior administrators. In it his team criticized the Univeristy for
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Trashing the Chief Justice: ObamaCare fall out

Since the historic decision approving the meat of President Obama’s healthcare law Chief Justice Roberts has been castigated by the conservative fringe in the blogosphere. I was intrigued by the
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ObamaCare Triumphs!

This week’s historic ruling by the United States Supreme Court, upholding the constitutionality of the meat of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have a little known ironic footnote. The hallmark of
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Arizona Immigration Restrictions Pre-empted

In 2010 the state of Arizona attempted to seek an answer to the perceived problem of illegal aliens crossing its borders. The state, frustrated by the failure of the federal government to control
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Playing for the Fumbles: Defending Sandusky

As the Jerry Sandusky trial moves through more days of sordid testimony from an array of claimed victims, the question lingers: what does Sandusky have to gain from this trial? The weight of
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Sandusky Venue Choice: Hoping for the Right Jurors in Happy Valley

Jury selection was completed this week in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator charged with 52 counts of sexual assault of minors. Sandusky has denied guilt and has
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Gideon’s Trumpet and the Right to Counsel

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, Gideon v. Wainwright. On January 8, 1962 Clarence Earl Gideon filed a handwritten petition with the
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The Art of Summation

In the Broadway hit, Chicago, Billy Flynn, the legendary Chicago defense lawyer tells Roxie Hart the secret of his courtroom success: “Roxie. You got nothing to worry about. It’s all a circus, kid. A
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