NDLS Communicator
Week of 1.11.21

Good morning and happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful and healthy Christmas and a restful break. The next publish date for the Communicator will be on January 25, and then we will resume weekly publication. We have a lot of news to share so please read below.

The Latest News
The Education of Amy Coney Barrett
Amy was featured in the most recent edition of the Notre Dame Magazine. Read the story here.
Justice Alan Page to be featured
speaker at Martin Luther King Day event

Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, a 1967 University of Notre Dame graduate and the first African American justice to serve on Minnesota’s highest court, will join Dean Cole for a virtual “fireside chat” at noon January 18 as part of the University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read more here.
Veronica Root Martinez publishes new article

Veronica recently published "Avoiding Judicial Discipline," which suggests two reforms. Read more here
Carter Snead featured in Bloomberg Opinion Q&A

Carter was featured in the article "Ending (and Creating) a Life: It’s Not All About You." Read more here
Patrick Thomas quoted in Forbes

Patrick was quoted in the article, "Prisoners Eligible For $600 Stimulus Checks; Stimulus Bill Language Doesn’t Exclude Them." Read the article here

Nicole Garnett writes for Newsweek

Nicole wrote an op-ed for Newsweek, "The Supreme Court opened the door for religious charter schools." Read more here. 

Jonathan Hannah wrote an article for Public Disclosure

John wrote the article, "A Tax Policy for the Common Good: Renew the CARES Act’s Charitable Tax Deduction Permanently," for Public Disclosure.
Rick Garnett quoted in Catholic News Service and National Catholic Reporter

Rick was quoted in the Catholic News Service article, "Capitol invasion adds to challenges facing incoming Biden administration." Read more here. 

Rick was also quoted in the article, "Of course Biden is the president-elect," in the National Catholic Reporter
Jimmy Gurulé in the news

Jimmy was interviewed by WSBT regarding the chaos in the Capital. Watch the interview here

Jimmy was quoted in the Forbes article, "Trump Is Reportedly Mulling Pardoning Himself. Is That Legal?"

Jimmy was also quoted by Politico in "MAGA leaders call for the troops to keep Trump in office." Read the article here
Faculty News
On January 5 Stephanie Barclay participated in the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting on a panel discussing COVID and Religious Free Exercise.

Also on January 5, Veronica Root participated in a panel on Federal Courts at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting.
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
Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 13 - Faculty Meeting, 12:30 p.m., zoom

Friday, January 15  - Law Review Symposium, 10 a.m., zoom

Around the Watercooler
Welcome New Employees!
Please welcome Edward Marshall as the new IT solutions consultant. Ed will be located at 3305 Biolchini Hall.

We also welcome Maria Gonzalez-Diaz to the Law School as an administrative assistant for International and Graduate Programs. Maria is located in Suite 2150 Eck Hall of Law.
Good Luck Joe Nugent!

Joe Nugent '17 J.D. joined the Kresge Law Library in August, 2017 as an assistant law librarian. Joe will be returning to Washington D.C. where he will join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as an assistant law librarian. Joe’s last day is January 15. Good luck, Joe!

Holiday Memories
The Baska Family
The Baguer family trimming the tree!
Amanda and Ben Perry celebrate their daughter Minerva's first Christmas. 
The McLaughlin family selecting the perfect tree!
Alicia Sachau's children, Addie, Gigi, and Linus, anxiously await the arrival of Santa!
Happy Birthday!

Mary Squyres - January 12

Jenny Fox - January 16

Tammye Raster - January 16

Amanda Gray - January 17
We would like to celebrate your birthday too! We need your permission first, so please fill out the form here.

Covid Surveillance Testing

Surveillance testing for faculty, staff, and students regularly working and/or living on campus will resume today, January 11. See the schedule and make an appointment here. Remember that appointments must be scheduled ahead of time. Please complete your Daily Health Check each day, regardless of whether you are planning to come to campus.

Have a great week!
Contact Theresa Fry with suggestions, comments, and content.
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