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ONU Law Professors Review Supreme Court Term

Oct 10, 2006

At the conclusion of an eventful Supreme Court term, the Pettit College of Law at Ohio Northern University will present “The United States Supreme Court: Highlights of the 2005-06 Term” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Oct. 12 in the college’s moot court room (Room 129).

This is the first of two programs where ONU law faculty will survey leading cases of the court’s term and comment on the implications. Law professor Joanne Brant will moderate. A question and answer session will follow.

Assistant Professor of Law Michael Lewis will discuss Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, and the effect of recent legislative developments on the President's power to try enemy combatants in military tribunals.

Professor of Law David Raack will discuss Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. United States Army Corps of Engineers, and Congress' authority to regulate the discharge of pollutants into non-navigable wetlands under the Clean Water Act.

Professor of Law Kevin Hill will discuss Rumsfeld v. FAIR and the obligations that universities receiving federal funds owe to military recruiters under the Solomon Amendment.

Associate Professor of Law Liam S. O'Melinn will discuss eBay Inc. v. MercExchange LLC, and injunctive remedies for patent infringement.

The program is open to the public. A second program is scheduled for noon on Nov. 15.

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