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Johnny Rex Buckles’ most recent article, “Does
the Constitutional Norm of Separation of Church and State Justify the Denial of
Tax Exemption to Churches That Engage in Partisan Political Speech?” has been
accepted for publication in the Indiana Law Journal. In April, Professor Buckles
participated in a debate sponsored by the Federalist Society and the American
Constitution Society at the Lewis and
Marcilynn Burke’s latest article will be
published this spring. “Green Peace? Protecting our National Treasures While
Providing for Our National Security,” 32 Wm. & Mary Envtl. L. &Pol’y.
Rev. 803 (2008). Professor Burke has been invited to present her latest
work-in-progress, tentatively titled, “The Emperor’s New Clothes: Exposing the
Myths Behind Ballot Box Land Use Regulation,” at a property law
works-in-progress conference at the University of Colorado Law School in
Darren Bush, over the last two months, has testified in two separate congressional hearings. He recently testified in a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights hearing on the Delta-Northwest Merger and he is in the process of responding to additional questions submitted by the subcommittee. In February, he testified in a U.S. House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Task Force hearing on railroad antitrust immunities. He recently responded to addition questions put forth by the Antitrust Task Force. Due to the recent Delta-Northwest deal, he has been quoted and appeared in numerous newspaper and television interviews. He appeared twice on Fox 26 News, twice on Local 2 News, several times in the Houston Chronicle, once on Minnesota Public Radio, and twice in AP wire stories that were reprinted in numerous newspapers throughout the country. His op-ed piece on airline mergers was recently published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Houston Chronicle. In addition, Professor Bush and his coauthors put the final changes on three separate pieces slated for publication. With Jill Sundie and Betsey Gelb, he put the finishing touches on, “Economic Reality Versus Consumer Perceptions of Monopoly,” in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing ( forthcoming 2008). Along with coauthor John Connor, he submitted the final edits for,” How to Block Cartel Formation and Price Fixing: Using Extraterritorial Application of the Antitrust Laws as a Deterrence Mechanism”, in the Pennsylvania State Law Review (forthcoming 2008). With coauthor Shubha Ghosh, he completed the final edits for,” Predatory Conduct, Predatory Legislation, and Other Exclusionary Tactics in Airline Markets,” in the Houston Law Review (forthcoming 2008). He also wrote the symposium introduction entitled,” Introduction: Thirty Years of Airline Deregulation,” in the Houston Law Review (forthcoming 2008).
he and David Spence finished edits on a book chapter titled,” Why ERCOT Only
Has One Regulator,” in the Prospect of Electricity Restructuring: The Texas
Model(Andrew Kleit and Lynne Kiesling, eds., forthcoming, 2008). Prof. Bush participated
in an NYU Law School Roundtable discussing the findings of the Antitrust
Modernization Commission. He was quoted in a Competition Law 360 article on
Deutsche Telekom’s potential bid for Sprint Nextel (Deutche is the parent
company of T-Mobile). Finally, he was invited to speak in July at the Capital
Campus Texas Retreat on electricity deregulation in
Barbara Evans was a co-author of the report entitled U.S. Systems of Oversight of Genetic Testing: A Response to the Charge of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, published in April and available at:
in April, she participated in a meeting of
article”Gasping for Breath” was selected as one of the ten best environmental
law review articles of 2007 by the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law.
Professor Flatt spoke at the UH Foundation’s CLE on oil and gas law in both
Houston and Dallas in May. The
Paul Janicke spoke at the Oregon Patent Law Association’s annual conference in April. On May third, he spoke at the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association’s annual seminar.
Craig Joyce has joined the ABA Committee on Copyright Legislation at the invitation of the section chair.
Joan Krause and
Richard Saver submitted the first draft of their co-edited book, Health
Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context, to Aspen Publishing. On April 14, Prof.
Krause participated in A Panel Discussion
on the Gonzales v. Carhart Partial-Birth Abortion Case, sponsored by AWIL
and the Federalist Society. On April 9, Prof. Krause led a discussion on,
Safe, Effective, and Out of Reach: Patients,
Drug Companies, and the FDA, as part of the UH
Michael A. Olivas
published two book chapters and two law review articles: What the War on Terrorism
Has Meant for U.S. Colleges and Universities, in R. Ehrenberg, ed., Doctoral
Education and the Faculty of the Future (
Jordan Paust’s online essay,” The DOJ and the Geneva Conventions: Getting Rights Wrong” is published at
article,”In Their Own Words: Affirmations of the Founders, Framers, and Early
Judiciary Concerning the Binding Nature of the Customary Law of Nations,” is
published at 14 U.C.
Richard Saver’s article,” In Tepid Defense of Population Health: Physicians and Antibiotic Resistance” will be published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Law and Medicine. Earlier this spring, Prof. Saver presented Clinical Practice Guidelines and Health Policy: Is There a Role for Cookbook Medicine? to the Harris County Retired Physicians Association.
Spencer Simons’ article,” What Interests are Served When Academic Law Library Directors are Tenured Law Faculty? An Analysis and Proposal” was accepted for Publication by the Journal of Legal Education.
John Ventura’s latest book, Kiplinger’s Estate Planning, just came out. He won second place in the Texas Bar Journal’s Short Story Contest and his story will appear in the June edition of the Texas Bar Journal.
Greg Vetter hosted
intellectual property law visitors from
spoke on The Future of our Petroleum-Based Economy at the Tulsa Committee of
Foreign Relations on April 29 and on the same topic at the Permian Basin
Landman’s Association in
Stephen Zamora taught a
one-week course in April in
Helen Ehmann Boyce,