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Summary Judgment

Sep 30, 2017

This week, we examine a Second Circuit case involving a defamation claim arising out of a now-retracted article published by Rolling Stone Magazine, involving an alleged gang rape in a fraternity at the University of Virginia.


Sep 22, 2017

This week, we examine a Sixth Circuit case dealing with the right of a criminal defendant to confront the witnesses against him, when the defendant is accused of sexual abuse of a minor, and the witness is a child testifying via closed-circuit TV.


Sep 15, 2017

This week, we discuss probable cause, shopping at Costco, coded phrases for drugs, and a snarky dissent by Judge Alex Kozinski in the Ninth Circuit.


Sep 8, 2017

This week we look at the case of a cadet at West Point who was raped and who attempted to sue the Generals acting as Superintendent and Commandant of Cadets, decided by the Second Circuit.


Sep 1, 2017

This week, we discuss Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, a Ninth Circuit case about a school district employee who engaged in public prayer following a high school football game.