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Distinguished Prof. Robson on Recent State Secession Petitions

November 27, 2012

Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson is quoted in a CBC News piece and a South Carolina Lawyers Weekly article on recent petitions to secede from the United States filed in some states.

The petitions illuminate the tension inherent in the federal system, Robson told South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.

“If we look at it more broadly, that’s the balance between states’ rights and federal power, it’s really about this,” she said.

Prof. Robson teaches in the areas of constitutional law, family law, feminist legal theory, and sexuality and the law. She is the author of many articles in such journals as New York Law School Journal of Human Rights, Albany Law Review, Women’s Rights Law Reporter, Hastings Law Journal, Australian Feminist Law Journal, and Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence.

Read the CBC News article

Read the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly article (Subscription required)

 

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