Gregory Magarian

WashU Expert: Proposed Missouri law revoking scholarships violates First Amendment

Two Missouri legislators have proposed a bill that
would require public universities and colleges to revoke scholarships
held by student-athletes who refuse to play, or incite, support or
participate in a strike. The proposed law violates the First
Amendment of the United States Constitution, says an expert on freedom
of speech at Washington University in St. Louis.

Washington University’s Karen Tokarz (left) and Kimberly Norwood attended events in late 2015 in Washington, D.C., focused on incarceration.

Norwood, Tokarz attend White House conference on incarceration​

Karen Tokarz, JD, the Charles Nagel Professor of
Public Interest Law & Public Service, director of the Civil Rights
& Community Justice Clinic and of the Negotiation & Dispute
Resolution Program and professor of African and African-American Studies
in Arts & Sciences, and Kimberly Norwood, JD, professor of law and
of African and African-American Studies, attended events at the Department of Justice and at the White House on “A Cycle of Incarceration: Prison, Debt, and Bail Practices.”


WashU Expert: ‘Thoughts and prayers’ for San Bernardino highlight our deep differences

It’s a response made all too often by politicians in the wake of a mass shooting or violent act of terrorism: Keeping all in “thoughts and prayers.” This week, in the wake of the Dec. 2 shooting incident in San Bernardino, Calif., that sentiment seemed to reached a breaking point and shed light on the wide political and rhetorical chasm dividing the country, said John Inazu, JD, an expert on law and religion at Washington University in St. Louis.

Adam Rosenzweig

WashU Expert: Pfizer deal marks the end of U.S. ability to stop corporate tax inversion

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Nov. 23 a record-breaking $160 billion merger with Irish firm Allergan, the biggest merger to date involving the controversial strategy of tax inversion. The move marks the beginning of the end of the ability to stop corporate tax inversions under current tax rules, said Adam Rosenzweig, JD, professor of law and an expert on international tax law at Washington University in St. Louis.

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