2013-2014 National Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to GLR members Steven Strasberg, Ben Thorpe, and Emily Westberry! (Feb. 14, 2014) The Executive Moot Court Board is proud to announce that our National Moot team won the 2013-14 National Moot competition nationals held in New York City.  Team members Steven Strasberg, Ben Thorpe and Emily Westberry won the final round against Emory […]

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Eleventh Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of City Ordinance Prohibiting Picketing, Denies Constitutionality of Loitering Provision in Ordinance

In Winnifred Bell v. City of Winter Park, Florida, No. 13-11499 (Mar. 20, 2014), the Eleventh Circuit decided whether the City of Winter Park’s Ordinance No. 2886-12, which generally prohibits targeted picketing within fifty feet of a residential dwelling, is an unconstitutional infringement on First Amendment freedom of speech. Comparing § 62-79 of the ordinance […]

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GLR Alumnus to Clerk for Supreme Court

Andrew Pinson, Class of 2011 and the Executive Articles Editor for Volume 45, has been selected to clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas. Mr. Pinson’s selection makes him the sixth UGA Law graduate in nine years to clerk for the Supreme Court. Click here for the UGA Law announcement.

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Capital Crime and Punishment: An Analysis of Dostoyevksy, Collective Guilt, and Executions in America

Capital Crime and Punishment: An Analysis of Dostoyevksy, Collective Guilt, and Executions in America Alex B. Johnson* I.  Introduction Fyodor Dostoyevsky described in a letter to his brother how he and twenty other men were accused of conspiracy, condemned to death, and bound to a stake to await public execution.  Only after his final thoughts […]

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Police Reform and the Judicial Mandate

Julian A. Cook, III[*] PDF Version here I.  INTRODUCTION In response to a crisis that threatens his tenure as Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel announced in December 2015 reform measures designed to curb aggressive police tactics by the Chicago Police Department (CPD).[1]  The reform measures are limited, but aim to reduce deadly police-citizen encounters by […]

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Products Liability Suit Against Gun Manufacturer Can Proceed

In Seamon v. Remington Arms Co., 813 F.3d 983 (11th Cir. 2016), the Eleventh Circuit held that the district court had abused its discretion in excluding the plaintiff’s expert witness’s opinion. The record showed that Kenneth Seamon went hunting in late 2011 and was later found in his elevated tree stand, dead of a single […]

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