Legal Aggregate

Illegal Wildlife Trafficking & The U.S.-Africa Summit

More than forty heads of state from African nations will be in Washington during the week of August 4th for a U.S.-Africa Summit meeting with President Obama and affiliated meetings with the U.S.-Africa Business Forum. The agenda is packed. Africa’s resource-rich, emerging economies are increasingly important to the U.S., China, [...]

SLS Faculty Weigh In on Recent SCOTUS Decisions

With the 2013 Supreme Court term nearing an end, Stanford Law School faculty weigh in on key decisions. Riley v. California Decision on June 25, 2014 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest. In a landmark Fourth Amendment case, Riley [...]

Stanford Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Wins Landmark Fourth Amendment Case on Cellphone Searches

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled today that police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest. In a landmark Fourth Amendment case, Riley v. California, Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic students and Professor Jeffrey Fisher represented David Riley, a college student currently serving a 15-to-life prison term [...]

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International Law and the Future of Freedom: A Posthumous Publication of John Barton’s Work

The Bender Reading Room in Green Library is a beautiful place, peacefully looking over the Quad from the library’s top floor. On Wednesday afternoon April 30, it was home to a combined beginning and ending: Stanford University Press’s launch of the late John Barton’s posthumous book, International Law and the [...]

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The Case for Rebooting the Network Neutrality Debate: The future of the Internet hangs in the balance

The Internet uproar about network neutrality tends to come in waves. Right now we’re riding the crest of one. In the two weeks since Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal for new net neutrality rules became public, the Internet has erupted in protest. His proposal attempts to fill the [...]

A Conversation with U. S. Senator Cory Booker: The Next 50 Years of Civil Rights and Racial Justice

U. S. Senator Cory Booker walked into a packed auditorium at Stanford Law School on Saturday, February 22, smiling broadly and warmly greeting the assembled law students, some a bit stunned by his friendliness. “How are you? Where you from? Oh, L.A.? Do you know so and so? You do! [...]

Reflections on the Newtown Shooting One Year Later

One year has passed since the horrific Newtown school shooting of December 14, 2012, and we have likely learned all that will be known about the tragic events of that day. As we reflect back on the event and the subsequent political and legislative responses, a few points should be [...]

New Texts Boost Timor-Leste’s Legal Capacity

Justin Bieber may not have visited Asia’s newest state, Timor-Leste, yet, but as six Stanford law students found out earlier this year, his popularity has preceded him at the National University of Timor-Leste (UNTL). The Stanford students were visiting UNTL with the Timor-Leste Legal Education Project (TLLEP), a partnership among [...]

FISA Court Rolls Over, Plays Dead – excerpt from Forbes article

A newly declassified opinion shows FISA court “oversight” in the face of egregious, unconstitutional and potentially criminal government misconduct means nothing. Last week, thanks to the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s excellent FOIA work, we got the gift of a newly declassified 2011 FISA court opinion. The opinion finds that the government [...]

Some Thoughts on State v. Zimmerman

When the dramatic moral and political outcry quiets, and the distortions of the legal issues and processes cease, a lawyer’s consensus on the case might look like this: —“Stand Your Ground” was always mostly a distraction. If by this colorful term we mean that there is no duty to retreat [...]