“Their advocacy for less draconian drug laws could prove to be a stalking horse for their long-standing efforts to protect corporate criminals and roll back environmental, health and safety laws,” says Michigan Law Professor David Uhlmann.
"Follow the money". Excellent advice for anyone wanting to know the real 'why' of draconian, nonsensical drug laws. The laws serve as causation for more prisons, which means huge amounts of money are being made by entities that build and service the prisons in the form of administration and staffing. Never mind justice or law enforcement or keeping the public 'safe'...it's really all about money.
"Jaime Peterson, a mentally disabled man, spent 17 years behind bars for a rape and murder before being cleared by DNA evidence last year. He 'would have been living behind a dumpster' if University of Michigan law school students hadn't found him a spot at a group home and provided food, clothing and a legal guardian, according to David Moran, director of the school's Michigan Innocence Clinic." http://on.freep.com/1Nl1nAy via @freep
Law and history Professor Martha Jones, Co-director of the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law, and history will participate in a live Twitter chat at 1p (EDT) today on Activism & Racial Education. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #UMichChat.
Mention of Michigan Law School's South Hall: "Everything from single-family homes to gorgeous historical structures like South Hall at the University of Michigan Law School have benefited from LEED certification."
The Animas River contamination in Colorado is just one in a series of man-made environmental disasters that have taken a toll on the United States. In most cases, cleanup efforts have taken years and have required millions of dollars.
“There are a small percentage of investors interested in having this information. But you have to imagine that the overwhelming majority are not getting anything out of the rule,” said Adam Pritchard, a corporate law professor at the University of Michigan’s law school.
Coming up with a “conflict-free” determination to comply with the SEC’s rule can be costly for companies—and the value of the information is up for interpretation.
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