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Archive for July, 2018


Faculty in Focus: McArdle on Kavanaugh’s Judicial Rhetoric

July 16, 2018

We have a nominee for the Supreme Court. Here’s what Professor Andrea McArdle, our resident expert on judicial rhetoric, wants you to know.   District of Columbia Circuit Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominated earlier this week by President Trump to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, has a reputation for […]

Letter to AG Sessions: Grant Asylum for Domestic Violence Survivors

July 2, 2018

  On June 11, 2018, Attorney General Sessions issued a decision in Matter of A.B., which overturned a lower court decision and prior caselaw recognizing domestic violence survivors’ claims for asylum.   The decision disregards longstanding law, reports and studies on the dynamics and impact of intimate partner violence, and aims to make it harder […]

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