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Vanderbilt University experts available to speak about abortion legislation

Mar. 13, 2006—Following recently signed legislation banning almost all abortions in South Dakota, several other states are considering similar legislation, setting up a possible challenge to Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court. Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss constitutional and political issues surrounding this debate.

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Vanderbilt experts available to comment on Supreme Court nomination, process

Jan. 10, 2006—Vanderbilt legal and political experts Suzanna Sherry and Stefanie Lindquist are available to discuss the qualities that make a good justice, how the Senate should seek to evaluate those qualities in Samuel Alito's confirmation hearing, and the politics surrounding Supreme Court appointments.

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New Vanderbilt Law program named for attorney and civic leader Cecil Branstetter, Program offers advanced curriculum in civil litigation and dispute resolution

Dec. 16, 2005—Vanderbilt Law School honored local attorney Cecil D. Branstetter this week by naming its first endowed curricular program "The Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program."

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Vanderbilt experts available for 2005 year-in-review features

Dec. 12, 2005—Vanderbilt experts are available to provide insight on 2005's top stories, including the ongoing trial of Saddam Hussein, Hurricane Katrina, President George W. Bush's appointments to the Supreme Court, the bankruptcy of two major airlines and more.

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Hussein’s lawyers’ threat to not recognize the Iraqi court is “legal maneuvering” says Vanderbilt International law expert

Nov. 9, 2005—A Vanderbilt international law expert says the threat by attorneys for Saddam Hussein to end all contact with the Iraqi court that will try the former Iraqi president is nothing but "legal maneuvering."

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New civil litigation and dispute resolution program granted $2.9 million, Court determined Vanderbilt would be fitting beneficiary of class action lawsuit

Oct. 31, 2005—Vanderbilt University Law School has received $2.9 million from the settlement of a class action lawsuit to which it was not a party. The award will fund the school's new civil litigation and dispute resolution program, designed to produce graduates with the experience and necessary competencies to make them more productive from their first day at work.

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C.I.A. leak case draws parallels to Iran Contra: Vanderbilt presidential historian

Oct. 28, 2005—The C.I.A. leak case has brought renewed scrutiny of the Bush administration's decision to go to war in Iraq, and there are historical parallels to the Reagan administration's foreign policy during the Iran-Contra scandal, according to Vanderbilt University Professor of History Thomas Alan Schwartz.

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An ‘evildoer’ by any other name: how labels shape our attitudes toward violence

Oct. 21, 2005—What difference does it make if a prosecutor describes a defendant as a "murderer" or as "someone who commits murder?" In some cases, those few words could mean the difference between life and death.

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BBC radio program “Law in Action” interviews Vanderbilt legal expert Mike Newton on Iraqi Special Tribunal

Oct. 17, 2005—Mike Newton, acting associate clinical professor of law at Vanderbilt University, is an expert on the Iraqi Special Tribunal and international criminal law. He helped establish the Iraqi Special Tribunal and led the training in international criminal law for its judges, including two sessions in Baghdad. He was interviewed on Oct. 11 by the BBC about the upcoming trial of Saddam Hussein for the U.K.'s longest running legal weekly program, "Law in Action."

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SADDAM HUSSEIN TRIAL: VANDERBILT EXPERTS

Oct. 13, 2005—Vanderbilt's Newton was involved in the creation of the Iraqi Special Tribunal and trained its judges. Mike Newton, acting associate clinical professor of law at Vanderbilt University, is an expert on the Iraqi Special Tribunal and international criminal law.

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Scopes monkey trial play to be performed in Nashville, Great Performances series includes free forum on the trial’s controversial legacy

Oct. 6, 2005—What would it have been like to have been in the Rhea County, Tenn., courtroom during the summer of 1925 to witness William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow argue Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes? Theatergoers will have the opportunity to experience it for themselves when Great Performances at Vanderbilt presents The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial on Oct. 19 and 20.

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Scopes monkey trial play to be performed in Nashville, Great Performances series includes free forum on the trial‘s controversial legacy

Oct. 6, 2005—What would it have been like to have been in the Rhea County, Tenn., courtroom during the summer of 1925 to witness William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow argue Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes? Theatergoers will have the opportunity to experience it for themselves when Great Performances at Vanderbilt presents The Great Tennessee Monkey Trial on Oct. 19 and 20.

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