UHLC in the News 2015

With SCOTUS to Weigh Gay Marriage, What Now for Texas?

Professor Bruhl was quoted in an article reported by the Texas Tribune. Professor Bruhl comments on the potential impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear four cases (with the potential to legalize gay marriage nationwide) on Texas' same-sex marriage case that is pending before the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Prominent Death Row defense attorney suspended, allegedly over late filing

An article from the Houston Chronicle discusses Professor Dow's temporary suspension from appearing before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals as sanction for an untimely filed motion to stay execution on behalf of Professor Dow’s client, Miguel Paredes. The Texas Tribune also posted an article about Professor Dow’s temporary suspension.

Chicano movement leader Reies Lopez Tijerina dies at 88

Professor Olivas was quoted in an AP news story regarding the death of Reies Lopez Tijerina, an activist who led a violent raid of a New Mexico courthouse nearly 50 years ago during which Professor Olivas' cousin was shot.  The article appeared on multiple news websites such as the Houston Chronicle and ABC News. Professor Olivas was also quoted in an article from the Santa Fe New Mexican website regarding the death of Reies Lopez Tijerina.

Students mentor youth in Law Center program

An article in the Daily Cougar discusses the UHLC’s Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project.  Professor Dow is mentioned as the founder of the program and Erin Osborn, the director of JCAP’s mentorship program, is quoted. 

Communities in Crisis: The Effects of Immigration Law and Politics on American Communities

Professor Olivas will be a panelist at the Fellows CLE Research Seminar during the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting on February 7.  The panel will discuss “Communities in Crisis: The Effects of Immigration Law and Politics on American Communities.” 

Supreme Court Has 'Tipped Its Hand' In Favor Of Gay Marriage

Professor Bruhl’s comments quoted by New York Times on December 20, 2014 was again quoted by On Top Magazine in a piece discussing the US Supreme Court’s potential move and Florida’s gay marriage ban.

Houston Police remain on ‘high alert’ after threats posted to social media

Professor Linzer was quoted by both the East Montgomery and Kingwood Observer in a news report on the recent perceived threats posted to Facebook by a Kingwood resident.

The problem of dual citizenship

Professor Olivas was quoted by the Los Angeles Times in an article on dual citizenship.

Window of Law: Teaching Rape Law Becomes a Dilemma for Law Schools

Professor Olivas was interviewed by Voice of America in Chinese on teaching rape law in law school.  The English translation and the original article is attached.  The audio version of the article (in Mandarin) can be heard at http://www.voachinese.com/audio/2582356.html
with Professor Olivas’s voice being heard at 1:50 before the Chinese voice over. 

Sergio Garcia, one of California's few undocumented lawyers, goes solo in Chico

The California Bar Daily Journal quoted Professor Olivas discussing the status of lawyers without immigration documentation.

Houston Business & Tax Journal Publishes New Issue

TaxProf Blog reports that the new issue of the Houston Business & Tax Journal has been published, noting that Professors Wells and Turner have both written articles appearing in this issue.

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