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NDLS Communicator
Week of 7.6.20

Good afternoon! We hope you all enjoyed a restful and safe 4th of July holiday. We have a lot of news to share below. As a reminder the next issue of the Communicator will be published on July 20.   

The Latest News

Notre Dame Law School establishes Religious Liberty Clinic

The Law School has announced the creation of the Notre Dame Religious Liberty Clinic. Stephanie Barclay has been appointed as an associate professor to teach and generate scholarship related to the initiative, as well as to help launch the clinic. Read more here.

Stephanie spoke to EWTN News Nightly about the clinic. Listen to her interview here.

Dean Cole announced the new clinic on an ND Loyal livestream where he also spoke about current events and other Law School initiatives. Listen here.

Professor Mark McKenna named founding director of ND Technology Ethics Center

Congratulations to Mark who was named founding director of the ND Technology Ethics Center. Read more about the center and his role here.

Also, read his comments here about the new Tech Ethics Lab, a partnership with IBM that will operate as a separate unit within the Technology Ethics Center. 
Marcus Cole featured in story
Dean Cole was featured in the story, "'Anger Can Be Righteous and Eloquent': Black Law Deans Send Intensely Personal Messages to Their Students." Read the story here.

Breaking Down Systemic Barriers to African American Entrepreneurship

Dean Cole joined the ND Idea Center for a webinar on African American entrepreneurship. Watch the video at the link here.

Sean O’Brien completes 15 years advancing Hesburgh’s human rights vision

Read about Sean's service to the law school and a generation of human rights lawyers around the world here.

Justice Thomas cites Sam Bray in securities case

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas cited Sam's work four times in the justice's dissent in Liu v. SEC. Read more here.

Program on Ethics, Compliance and Inclusion announces initiatives for academic year

Veronica Root Martinez outlines initiatives and goals for the Program on Ethics, Compliance, and Inclusion here.
Rick Garnett and Carter Snead in the news about latest abortion ruling

Rick writes for Our Sunday Visitor in "Justices fail to correct a serious mistake in latest abortion ruling." Read more here.

He was also quoted by NPR in "Supreme Court Hands Abortion-Rights Advocates A Victory In Louisiana Case." Read more here

Carter was quoted by the Associated Press in "Abortion foes vent disappointment after Supreme Court ruling." Read more here.

He was also quoted by Catholic Standard in "Supreme Court's abortion ruling continues 'cruel precedent,' says bishop." Read more here.

He wrote "The Way Forward After June Medical for First Things." Read more here.

Avishalom Tor awarded fellowship 

Congratulations to Avishalom who was awarded a fellowship from the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies. Read more here.
Jennifer Mason McAward quoted by the Indianapolis Star

Jen was quoted in "Qualified immunity: What police, protesters and lawyers say about controversial standard." Read more here.
Rick Garnett discusses the Espinoza v. Montana decision

Rick discusses the Supreme Court decision that states must include religious schools in programs that offer taxpayer subsidies for private education on the Bloomberg Law podcast. Listen here.

He also wrote "A Win for Religious Schools" for First Things. Read more here. 

Phil Muñoz quoted by Justice Thomas in Espinoza v. Montana

Phil was quoted in last week's religious liberty decision, Espinoza v. Montana by Justice Thomas in his concurring opinion. Thomas cites Muñoz's article, "The Original Meaning of the Establishment Clause and the Impossibility of Its Incorporation."

Supreme Court preserving DACA underscores integrity of process, expert says

Lisa Koop talks about the Supreme Court's ruling on DACA here.

She was also quoted by Financial Times in "US Supreme Court thwarts Trump’s push to end protection for "Dreamers"' here (subscription required).
Jimmy Gurulé quoted by the New York Times

Jimmy was quoted in "Former Atlanta Officer Is Charged With Murder in Shooting of Rayshard Brooks." Read the story here.

Patrick Thomas quoted by Law 360

Patrick was quoted  in "Reopening Presents Chance To Improve IRS Third-Party Unit." Read more here (subscription required).
Rick Garnett quoted by Crux

Rick was quoted in the article, "Catholics respond to landmark Supreme Court ruling." Read the story here.
Doug Cassel quoted by the Washington Post

Doug was quoted in the article, "Lawyers urge Trump to rescind sanctions and travel bans for International Criminal Court." Read more here.

The full Statement of Lawyers and Legal Scholars Against U.S. Sanctions on ICC Investigators of Atrocities, which is signed by Doug and Mary Ellen O'Connell is here.
Felicia Caponigri writes for Italian research institute 

Felicia wrote ""Malleable monuments": Italianness between the past, the present, and the future across the Atlantic" for the Institute for Research on the Public Administration in Rome. Read the article here
JET Publishes New Issue
The ND Law Journal on Emerging Technologies has published their third issue. Article topics include healthcare algorithms, the future of nuclear power, and the constitutional right to a livable climate. Explore the issue here.
Congratulations to 3L Allison Lantero and Michigan State University School of Law 3L David Konarske Jr. for winning this year's Smith-Doheny Legal Ethics Writing Competition. Read more about their winning papers here.
Dear faculty and staff,
We want to share your scholarship and other news and accomplishments with the ND Law community. If you have a new research piece, receive an award, or have anything else to share please let us know. You can email news here
Around the Watercooler
Important Parking Permit Registration Correction

While University parking permits for faculty and staff members will be extended through June 30, 2021 and new permits are not required, you do need to register your vehicle(s) online as you have done in the past by using iNDCARS through InsideND. 

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