Supreme Court immigration decision: No precedent but a setback for immigrants

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre On June 23, a 4-4 split Supreme Court reaffirmed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in United States v. Texas No. 15-674. The ruling upheld an injunction against President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive action Deferred Action for Parents of Americans. DAPA would allow unauthorized immigrants who are the […]

Rwanda experience ‘defies easy emotions’

This guest post about a School of Public and Environmental Affairs class that traveled to Rwanda was written by Karla Lopez-Owens, a 2014 IU graduate who will enroll this fall at the IU McKinney School of Law. Africa pulls at you immediately. The colors, the smells and the bustling of the city of Kigali were […]

Supreme Court finale makes busy day for IU legal, policy analysts

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013-14 session ended with a bang on Monday, producing some frantic deadline analysis by Indiana University legal and policy experts. The blockbuster decision — so called by Daniel Conkle of the IU Maurer School of Law in Bloomington — came in the Hobby Lobby case, in which businesses challenged a requirement […]

IU Public Policy Institute founder retiring

John L. Krauss is stepping down from his full-time position running the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, but he’s not departing the world of public policy that he has inhabited for four decades. He will work independently in mediation and consulting, continue teaching at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and work on […]

Court decision casts doubt on future of unpaid internships

Indiana University students likely took notice last week when a federal judge in New York ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures broke the law by failing to pay interns who worked on the movie “Black Swan.” Judge William H. Pauley III ruled that two former interns who sued the company did the work of “employees” and […]

Clock running down for Supreme Court decisions

Every Monday, legal and policy experts all around Indiana University watch to see what decisions are handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. Many are keen to see how the court rules in Fisher v. the University of Texas, a challenge to the use of affirmative action in university admissions. The case, in which Abigail […]

Marking 50 years since ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’

Fifty years ago this week, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sat in an Alabama jail cell and wrote what was destined to become a defining document of the American civil rights movement – and the global struggle for justice. But as Carlton Mark Waterhouse, associate professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law, […]