Monthly Archives: December 2011

24 Attorneys General File Amicus Brief in Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act Case

In November, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which requires cigarette makers to place graphic warning labels on their product packaging. The Act requires that labels … Continue reading

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ABA Approves Opening New Law School in Savannah

The ABA’s Council on Legal Education and Admissions has approved the opening of a new law school in Savannah, to be known as Savannah Law School. It will be a branch campus of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, and is billing … Continue reading

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Library’s Free Internet Legal Resources Portal

Check out the Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library’s free Internet Legal Resources Portal.  The librarians have vetted the web sites listed and found them to be accurate, reliable, objective and current.  There are portals and URLs that provide access to bar associations, … Continue reading

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Arizona v. U.S.

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     On Monday, December 12th, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Arizona v. U.S. to determine the constitutionality of Arizona’s immigration statute, popularly known as Support our Law Enforcement or Safe Neighborhood Act, S.B. 70.  In April of 2011, … Continue reading

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K&L Gates Adds a Charleston Office

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K&L Gates opened its 24th U.S.  office recently in Charleston, South Carolina.  This is their 40th office to open worldwide.  According to K&L Gates chairman, Peter Kalis, “South Carolina has one of the most business-friendly public policy climates in the United … Continue reading

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U.S. v. South Carolina: December 19, 2011

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel will preside over the U.S. v. South Carolina case on December 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the South Carolina  Federal District Court for Charleston.  Dean Andy Abrams recently alerted Charleston School of Law faculty … Continue reading

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Cameras in the Supreme Court? The Intersection of the Legislative & Judicial Branches

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Recently  Senator Dick Durbin, with co-sponsors Richard Blumenthal, John Cornyn, Chuck Grassley, and Amy Klobuchar, introduced S. 1945,  Cameras in the Courtroom Act of 2011, which would require televised proceedings of all open sessions of the United States Supreme Court.  … Continue reading

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