College of Law News

Professor Helfman Hosts DCEx Seminar at DOJ

Friday 7/13/2018

The Summer 2018 DCEx participants met with Professor Tara Helfman at the US Department of Justice on Tuesday, July 10.

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Professor Helfman speaking to DCEx participants.

Larry Logue & Peter Blanck Analyze Military Veterans’ Psychological Wounds

Friday 7/13/2018

The psychological after-effects of war are not just a modern-day plight. For instance, following the US Civil War, numerous soldiers returned with damaged bodies and damaged minds, but compassion was often lacking in their treatment. Published at a time when American public consciousness is recognizing more than ever the psychological wounds of war, and the veterans’ health crises of post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and self-harm, Heavy Laden: Union Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide (Cambridge University Press, 2018) is a look at the “hidden wounds” that remained open in the aftermath of the war between the states ...

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Heavy Laden

Paula Johnson Speaks to the AP as Emmett Till Case Is Re-Opened

Thursday 7/12/2018

Paula Johnson, co-director of an academic group that reviews unsolved civil rights slayings, said she can’t think of anything other than Tyson’s book that could have prompted the Justice Department to reopen the Till investigation.

“We’re happy to have that be the case so that ultimately or finally someone can be held responsible for his murder,” said Johnson, who leads the Cold Case Justice Initiative at Syracuse University ...

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Paula Johnson

"A Slow Check & Balance": Newsweek Speaks to William C. Snyder About SCOTUS & Presidential Power

Wednesday 7/11/2018

“Our federal courts are reactive. They only respond to actual cases and controversies. So, they seem to be a slow check and balance in a world that moves fast. But, the Supreme Court does come around,” Snyder told Newsweek in an email ...

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William C. Snyder

CCJI to Assist With Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit filed by the Family of Native American Rexdale Henry

Tuesday 7/10/2018

On Friday, July 6, 2018, the family of Rexdale Henry filed a lawsuit alleging constitutional claims and violations of federal civil rights that resulted in Mr. Henry’s death while in custody at the Neshoba County Detention Center in July 2015.

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