This summer, as we mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break-in, which precipitated modern efforts to respond to the dangers of unfettered political spending, we should ask why our political system is more awash than ever in secret money. Much of the answer lies in the interaction between Supreme [...]
Posts for June, 2012
It was nice to see the Stanford Lawyer raise the question of Internet privacy in the Fall 2011 issue (“Your Privacy at Risk”). But it was also somewhat disappointing to see how the article ultimately answered the question asked. Fortunately, the courts, the Congress, international organizations, and just about everyone [...]
Lately, there’s a lot of news about veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq to uncertain prospects for a future outside of the military. But some are finding their way back into civilian life via education. The number of veterans coming to Stanford Law has surged during the past few years. And their pres ence on campus is being felt both in and outside of the classroom.
John Henry Merryman, Nelson Bowman Sweitzer and Marie B. Sweitzer Professor of Law, Emeritus, received the 2011 ARCA Award for Lifetime Achievement in Defense of Art. ARCA, the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art, is an interdisciplinary research group focused on art crime and cultural property protection. A renowned [...]
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, and Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, were selected by The Green Bag as 2011 honorees for “exemplary legal writing.” Karlan was awarded in the short articles category for “Constitutional Fidelity,” a section from [...]