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21 Jun 2021, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar and Jason Mazzone
Two weeks ago the Republican Minority Leaders in both Houses of the Illinois legislature (known as the General Assembly), in their official capacity and as individual registered voters, brought suit in federal district court in McConchie v. [read post]
10 Jun 2021, 2:39 pm by Jonathan H. Adler
UPDATE: For a critical take on Justice Kagan's approach to stare decisis, see this recent piece by Illinois Law Dean Vikram David Amar. [read post]
4 Jun 2021, 10:16 am by Howard Bashman
“Justice Kagan’s Unusual and Dubious Approach to ‘Reliance’ Interests Relating to Stare Decisis”: Law professor Vikram David Amar has this essay online at Justia’s Verdict. [read post]
2 Jun 2021, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
High-level university administrators (say, deans, provosts, chancellors, and presidents)—in both private and public institutions—have been asked with increasing frequency in recent years to issue statements on behalf of the academic units/universities they lead concerning national and world events that certainly involve important topics of discourse but that may not have distinctive relevance to academic institutions. [read post]
In our last column, we focused on the “Most Favored Nation” (“MFN”) approach to the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment from the vantage point of protecting religious exercise as a liberty right. [read post]
About three weeks ago, in a per curiam (that is, unsigned) opinion in a case that was not fully briefed and argued at the Supreme Court, a majority of Justices (Justices Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett) announced a potentially game-changing approach to processing claims brought under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. [read post]
16 Apr 2021, 10:30 am by Howard Bashman
“Analyzing the Recent Sixth Circuit’s Extension of ‘Academic Freedom’ Protection to a College Teacher Who Refused to Respect Student Gender-Pronoun Preferences”: Law professors Vikram David Amar and Alan E. [read post]
25 Mar 2021, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
In Part One of this two-part discussion of Senate reform proposals, I shared some thoughts on the filibuster. [read post]
5 Mar 2021, 10:20 am by Scott Fruehwald
ABA, Four Law Schools Are Back In Compliance With 75% Bar Passage Accreditation Requirement ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Notice and Comment: Standards 303 and 508 and Rules 2 and 13 AccessLex, Law School Scholarship Databank Vikram David Amar (Dean, Illinois), What Accounts for the... [read post]
4 Mar 2021, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar and Jason Mazzone
(Justices Alito and Gorsuch in their dissent cast the issue more broadly, to include not just the Electors Clause of Article II, but also the Elections Clause of Article I, which contains similar language with regard to congressional elections as distinguished from presidential elector selection.)One of us (Vikram Amar) has elsewhere argued that the Republican Party’s theory here—that the federal Constitution frees state legislatures from state judicial review to… [read post]
26 Feb 2021, 10:20 am by Scott Fruehwald
ABA Journal, How Lawyers Can Reengineer Our Profession From the Bottom Up ABA Journal, ABA Seeks Student Loan Debt Relief, Menstrual Equity On Bar Exam; Rejects CA, NY & NJ Deans' Request To Shift Final Jobs Reporting Date Due To COVID-19 Vikram David Amar (Dean, Illinois), What Accounts For The... [read post]
26 Feb 2021, 2:00 am by Paul Caron
Vikram David Amar (Dean, Illinois), What Accounts for the Increase in Law School Applications This Year? [read post]
23 Feb 2021, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
And I’m guessing that young adults understand (or at least intuit) that fact, and that more and more of them appreciate the value of a legal education because of it.Follow @prof_amar Vikram David Amar is the Dean and Iwan Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Illinois College of Law on the Urbana-Champaign campus. [read post]
12 Feb 2021, 7:24 am by Howard Bashman
And at Justia’s Verdict, law professor Vikram David Amar has an essay titled “Why the Biden Administration Was Right Earlier This Week to Change Course in the Obamacare Challenge Pending Before the Court. [read post]
11 Feb 2021, 9:01 pm by Vikram David Amar
Indeed, without “piling on” (the way our series of columns might have been understood to do) or being overly harsh in criticizing the past SG’s filings, more explanation could have demonstrated why this instance was (the unusual) one that justified a change in position, so as to deflect the perception that it’s just about sending a message of support for Obamacare.Follow @prof_amar Vikram David Amar is the Dean and… [read post]