A footnote in Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recent majority opinion in Timbs v. Indiana, an important case that prohibits excessive fines by law enforcement, cites a "Brief for Eighth Amendment Scholars as Amici Curiae." One of the three Eighth Amendment scholars who wrote the brief is University of Baltimore School of Law Prof. John Bessler.
Quoted by Bloomberg News, Charles Tiefer, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, predicts that Democrats will sue to try to stop President Trump's declaration of a national emergency over funding for a southern border wall. Tiefer says that future government-funding bills may specifically forbid such appropriations.
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will deliver the keynote address for the University of Baltimore School of Law Commencement on May 13 at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore.
Ten years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act became law, the pay gap between men and women has narrowed slightly. But it's still a significant gap. Writing in The Conversation, UB's Venable Professor of Law Michele Gilman explores the reasons for this persistent inequity and discusses ways to close the gap. Gilman is director of the Saul Ewing Civil Advocacy Clinic and co-director of the School of Law's Center on Applied Feminism.
Thirteen students were inducted Jan. 28 into the Royal Graham Shannonhouse III Honor Society, which recognizes University of Baltimore School of Law students who have distinguished themselves academically after completing 32 credits.