September 22, 2011
Duke Law School
Nearly three years into President Obama's first term, the number of his judicial nominees who have been confirmed lags well behind the numbers for either President George W. Bush or William Clinton at a comparable point in their presidencies. Christopher Schroeder, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice, discusses President Obama's record in nominating judges, the reasons for the slow confirmation rates, and offers some suggestions as to the implications for the nomination and confirmation process in the future.
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Becoming a Federal Judge (Not a Justice): The Difficulties with the Confirmation Process for Lower Court Judges
September 22, 2011
Blocher argues for creation of interstate market for sovereign territory in the U.S.
Professor Joseph Blocher argues that the unique relationship between state sovereignty and state territory in the United States creates threads—mobile state borders and active markets for public land and sovereign functions—that can and should be woven together to create an interstate market for sovereign territory.University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Duke Law teams with Duke Dining Services to select new cafe vendor
Representatives of Duke Law faculty, staff, and students will participate in the selection of a new vendor to operate the second-floor café.
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