Bills passed by Republican-controlled legislatures in Wisconsin and two years ago in North Carolina to limit the power in incoming Democratic governors may be the new normal, says a constitutional law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University in St. Louis experts from all corners of academia long have been studying climate change in the context of their own fields. Here is a sampling of their perspectives on the National Climate Assessment released Nov. 23.
The National Climate Assessment, released the day after Thanksgiving, highlights the risks to which federal policymakers are exposing the country — including very pointedly the Midwest — by attempting to roll back limits on greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, says an expert on environmental policy at Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University’s newly launched Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law has signed on as one of the early signatories of French President Emanuel Macron’s “Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace,” announced Nov. 12 as part of the peace forum commemorating 100 years since the ending of World War I.
President Donald Trump’s plan to sign an executive order that would eliminate birthright citizenship for children born to non-citizens or unauthorized immigrants is “flatly wrong,” says an expert on immigration law at Washington University in St. Louis.
President Donald Trump has touted his new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as a way to boost the American economy. It may not, however, have any impact on one of his other campaign promises: reducing prescription costs for U.S. consumers, says a drug pricing expert at Washington University in St. Louis.
Peter Mutharika, president of his native country, the Republic of Malawi, and the Charles Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law Emeritus at Washington University School of Law, received an honorary doctor of humane letters from the university.
The 2018-19 “Access to Justice” Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis will address a spectrum of high-profile issues including American politics, immigration policy, the U.S. Supreme Court, the #MeToo movement, criminal forensics and gun violence. The first speaker is Jonah Goldberg, political analyst and senior editor for the National Review, Tuesday, Sept. 18.
To tackle important questions of policy and legal ethics in the field of human health and beyond, Washington University School of Law alumni Joseph Cordell (LLM ’08) and Yvonne Cordell (JD ’88) have made a $5 million commitment to establish and endow the Joseph and Yvonne Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law.
National security adviser John Bolton, a longtime critic of the International Criminal Court, threatened to impose sanctions on court personnel if the court continues with an investigation into alleged U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan. The move could easily backfire, says international war crimes expert Leila Sadat.