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South Korea is the first East Asian country to legalize medical cannabis | US News
Until recently, South Korea made headlines as one of the most restrictive nations in its regulation of cannabis, and the country today still punishes its citizens not only for recreationally smoking marijuana within the borders of their homeland, but also abroad. Karen Boxx, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
US.News  natl  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  Boxx.karen  marijuana 
3 days ago by uwnews
Do bots have First Amendment rights? | Politico
Even as Facebook has vowed to stamp out these malicious bots, it and other platforms have pushed their own chatbots as the next wave in communication and marketing. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  !UWitM  2018  natl  Politico  Artificial.Intelligence  School:Law 
19 days ago by uwnews
Facebook increasingly reliant on AI to predict suicide risk | NPR
A year ago, Facebook started using artificial intelligence to scan people's accounts for danger signs of imminent self harm. Ryan Calo, co-director of the University of Washington's Tech Policy Lab, is quoted.
!UWitM  2018  Artificial.Intelligence  Calo.Ryan  natl  NPR  School:Law  Tech.Policy.Lab 
19 days ago by uwnews
Can judging be automated? | Axios
A court hands down an opinion: thoughtfully reasoned, forcefully argued, eminently fair. It’s lauded widely — until it comes out that the author wasn't a renowned judge but rather an advanced artificial intelligence system. The big question: Should the opinion be rejected because of its source, even if it’s indistinguishable from — or better than — what a human would have produced? Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington, is quoted.
!UWitM  2018  Axios  Calo.Ryan  natl  School:Law 
19 days ago by uwnews
The Native Americans who saved the pilgrims could lose their land, again | Vice
The 2,600-member Mashpee Tribe, based in Massachusetts, has been laboring to secure a permanent homeland since before the Revolutionary War, but unless Congress enacts legislation to secure the reservation, or an appellate court reverses a U.S. district court’s decision, the Mashpee will once again be virtually homeless. Eric Eberhard, an affiliate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
VICE  !UWitM  2018  Eberhard.Eric  School:Law  natl 
20 days ago by uwnews
If you could keep the sun from setting… would you? | KUOW
The Golden State has gone rogue and decided to let the sunshine in – permanently. But is it a good idea? KUOW asked University of Washington law professor Steve Calandrillo, who researchers daylight savings and its effects.
KUOW  Calandrillo.Steve  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law  Daylight.Saving.Time 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Washington keeps close eye on permanent daylight saving time vote in California | Q13 FOX News
In California, voters appear to have overwhelmingly approved Proposition 7, which aims to keep daylight saving time year round. And while it’s a victory in the polls, there are still many hurdles before it happens. Steve Calandrillo, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calandrillo.Steve  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  Q13  election 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
'The Record': Judge elections | KUOW
Do you know the judges on your district court? Superior court? Appeals court? State supreme court? Probably not… and yet, they’re on your ballot. Why do we elect judges? KUOW asked University of Washington law professor Hugh Spitzer and political science professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Chris Bonneau. [This is the second story in this list]
Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW  election 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
What are they so few candidates for judge? | KUOW
Why are there so few people running for judge? That was one listener's question to KUOW. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is interviewed.
radio  KUOW  regl  !UWitM  2018  Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
Questions answered on the carbon 'fee' initiative | Seattle Met
With the carbon “fee” initiative — Initiative 1631 — Washington could be the first state to enact a measure to combat climate change. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Met  School:Law  election 
5 weeks ago by uwnews
26th District mailer called 'deception tactic' | Kitsap Sun
Former state senator Nathan Schlicher has been fielding a steady stream of phone calls from supporters surprised to see his face on campaign mailers again. The Gig Harbor Democrat hasn’t run for the Legislature since 2014. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  Kitsap.Sun 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
'Phone, Wallet, Keys': Was song 'ripped off' in Adam Sandler special? | Kitsap Sun
Adam Sandler's new Netflix special features a song called "Phone, Wallet, Keys," which bears similarities to one David Olivas wrote and produced in 2015 for his debut hip-hop album "We Thrive." Zahr Said, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Kitsap.Sun  !UWitM  2018  Said.Zahr  School:Law  regl 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Editorial: President Trump, leave the 14th Amendment alone | The Seattle Times
"Elected officials, ranging from House Speaker Paul Ryan to Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, are right to push back on President Donald Trump’s absurd and offensive proposal to undermine the birthright guaranteed by the 14th Amendment," writes The Seattle Times Editorial Board. Stewart Jay, professor emeritus of law at the UW, is quoted.
Jay.Stewart  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
Washington Supreme Court upholds state's embattled charter schools | Education Week
Charter schools in Washington state can continue to receive public money, the state's high court has ruled. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted. [Note: This story may be behind a paywall]
Education.Week  !UWitM  2018  natl  Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
In year of Parkland and Pittsburgh shootings, gun control appears on one state's ballot | Governing
Washington state has a history of letting voters weigh in on gun legislation. This year's measure is the most comprehensive yet. Hugh Spitzer, a law professor at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  Governing.Magazine  natl 
6 weeks ago by uwnews
What’s next for Washington state charter schools and their opponents following Supreme Court ruling | The Seattle Times
Last week’s Washington Supreme Court ruling that the state’s 12 charter schools can continue to receive state lottery money does not mean necessarily end the battle over the publicly-funded, privately-run schools. Hugh Spitzer, a law professor at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  Seattle.Times  regl 
7 weeks ago by uwnews
Washington Supreme Court bans life without parole for youth | KNKX
A split Washington Supreme Court has ruled that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is a "cruel punishment," and so is unconstitutional. Kim Ambrose, a senior lecturer of law at the UW, is quoted.
Ambrose.Kim  KNKX  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
The race is on after feds pave way for driverless trucks | US News
The most optimistic analysts project that trucks with empty cabs and a computer at the wheel will travel on U.S. highways in as little as two years with no escort or safety driver in sight now that the Trump administration has signaled its willingness to let tractor-trailers to become truly driverless. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  !UWitM  2018  natl  US.News  School:Law 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Writer Stephen Elliott sues #MeToo activist over rape list | The Stranger
Stephen Elliott, the novelist and filmmaker who was anonymously accused of rape, is suing Moira Donegan, the creator of the "Shitty Media Men list." Zahr Said, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Said.Zahr  !UWitM  2018  The.Stranger  regl  School:Law 
8 weeks ago by uwnews
Will Washington state Supreme Court decision encourage other states to end death penalty? | KUOW
Death penalty opponents are hoping yesterday's ruling from the state Supreme Court will encourage other states to follow Washington's lead. Jeff Feldman, professor of law at the UW, is interviewed.
KUOW  Feldman.Jeff  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  radio 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
The ick of AI that impersonates humans | WIRED
Google announced this week that Duplex, the company's phone-calling AI, will be rolled out to Pixel phones in the Bay Area and a few other US cities before the end of the year. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  !UWitM  School:Law  natl  WIRED  Artificial.Intelligence  2018 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Nine law experts on what Brett Kavanaugh means for the future of America | KUOW
Brett Kavanaugh is more of a centrist than his critics say, said Sen. Susan Collins of the newest Supreme Court justice. KUOW asked legal experts to respond to this with short essays. The UW's Lisa Manheim, associate professor of law, and Elizabeth Porter, professor of law, are among those that responded.
regl  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  Manheim.Lisa  Porter.Elizabeth  School:Law 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Would a BDSM robot violate Asimov's first law of robotics? | Gizmodo
For this week’s "Giz Asks," Gizmodo surveyed lawyers, ethicists, computer scientists and philosophers on whether or not a BDSM robot would violate Isaac Asimov's first law of robotics. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  School:Law  Gizmodo  !UWitM  2018  natl 
9 weeks ago by uwnews
Pacific Northwest professors sign on to letter asking Senate to not confirm Kavanaugh | The Spokesman-Review
Eight Gonzaga University law school professors and 25 UW law professors are among the more than 2,400 signatories to a letter to the U.S. Senate asking the body not to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Spokesman.Review  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Washington senators say FBI report on Kavanaugh is incomplete | KING 5
Sen. Patty Murray said the FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was too narrow in scope, and Sen. Maria Cantwell said it brought up more questions than answers. A letter signed by more than 2,000 law professors, including at least 25 from the UW, is referenced.
KING  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Washington Supreme Court rules kids don’t have a right to a lawyer in dependency hearings | The Seattle Times
A divided Washington Supreme Court has ruled that children who are involved in dependency hearings are not guaranteed an attorney to represent their interests. Work by the UW's Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic is referenced.
Seattle.Times  regl  School:Law  Children.Youth.Advocacy.Clinic  !UWitM  2018 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
If your boss asked you to take a polygraph test, would you? | BBC
In a workforce that's filled with employers wanting to keep tabs on you and track your data, just how far could they go? And how comfortable would you be with it? Jeffrey Feldman, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Feldman.Jeffrey  BBC  natl  !UWitM  2018  School:Law 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Trump family's taxes: Here's what stood out to tax lawyers | Time
President Donald Trump’s business dealings and tax history are in the spotlight again after an extensive New York Times report pulled back the curtain on his father’s family businesses. Scott Schumacher, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Schumacher.Scott  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  natl  TIME 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Opinion | The Senate should not confirm Kavanaugh — signed, 1,700+ law professors (and counting) | The New York Times
"We are law professors who teach, research and write about the judicial institutions of this country," write the law professors, including 16 from the UW. "We regret that we feel compelled to write to you, our Senators, to provide our views that at the Senate hearings on Sept. 27, Judge Brett Kavanaugh displayed a lack of judicial temperament that would be disqualifying for any court, and certainly for elevation to the highest court of this land."
New.York.Times  opinion.analysis  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Law  Aronson.Robert  Eddy.Jonathan  Fan.Jennifer  Feldman.Jeffrey  Howard.Maureen  Krug.Anita  Manheim.Lisa  Mastroianni.Anna  Nicolas.Peter  O'Connor.Sean  O'Neill.Kate  Porter.Elizabeth  Said.Zahr  Thieme.Sanford.Sallie  Winn.Jane  Wolcher.Louis 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Time is now the key factor in Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation | MyNorthwest.com
The allegations surrounding Brett Kavanaugh and his Supreme Court confirmation process have drawn attention not often paid to Senate proceedings. Ronald Collins, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Collins.Ronald  !UWitM  2018  regl  KIRO  School:Law 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
State bar offers help to judges facing personal struggles | Tri-City Herald
On July 9, Judge Doug Federspiel with Yakima County Superior Court was found pacing on an Interstate 82 bridge near Selah. He told Washington State Patrol troopers he was “trying to decide whether to live or not,” according to dash cam video obtained by the Tri-City Herald. William Bailey, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Bailey.William  Tri.City.Herald  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law 
10 weeks ago by uwnews
Foster kids trapped as WA system collapses | Crosscut
Abused and neglected kids in Washington’s overwhelmed foster care system were housed in hotels and state offices at a higher rate than ever over the last year, newly released figures show. Lisa Kelly, director of the UW School of Law's Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic, is quoted.
Crosscut  !UWitM  2018  Kelly.Lisa  School:Law  regl 
12 weeks ago by uwnews
Opinion | On eve of Constitution Day, defend the proper protocol for changing it | The Seattle Times
"Monday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day, a time to celebrate the remarkable document signed on Sept. 17, 1787, 231 years ago. But we can’t just honor America’s very special Constitution — we need to protect it vigorously," writes Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW.
Seattle.Times  regl  opinion.analysis  Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2018  School:Law 
september 2018 by uwnews
UW benefactor Jay Shidler lines up a gift that could be worth billions of dollars | Puget Sound Business Journal
Even though he is a major donor to the University of Washington, most people in Seattle don't know Jay Shidler. In an interview Monday while visiting Seattle, Shidler talked about a topic he has mastered: ground leases and structuring them to benefit UW and the University of Hawaii, his alma mater.
Puget.Sound.Business.Journal  !UWitM  2018  Shidler.Jay  regl  School:Law  UW:Medicine  philanthropy 
september 2018 by uwnews
Hearings for Kavanaugh begin in uproar | KUOW
The Supreme Court hearings for Brett Kavanaugh began in an uproar, when the Senate was given 42,000 pages of the judge’s papers less than 24hrs before the hearing. University of Washington law professor Lisa Manheim explains how likely that is to matter.
Manheim.Lisa  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law 
september 2018 by uwnews
New dean aims to boost diversity at UW Law School | seattlepi.com
The University of Washington Law School has a new dean: Mario Barnes. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
seattlepi.com  AP  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law  Barnes.Mario 
september 2018 by uwnews
UW picks former Navy lawyer with big personality to lead law school | The Seattle Times
The new head of the University of Washington School of Law, Mario Barnes, is a former prosecutor who learned from personal experience how using social identity in a court of law can have long-lasting effects on defendants.
Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  Barnes.Mario 
september 2018 by uwnews
Seattle protesters rally for abortion rights in opposition to Trump Supreme Court nominee | The Seattle Times
More than a hundred people gathered in Seattle on Sunday to protest President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who remains on track to be confirmed for the seat despite recent events that have challenged the process. Stuart Streichler, a UW affiliate associate law professor, is quoted.
Streichler.Stuart  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times 
august 2018 by uwnews
How likely are Seattle teachers to walk out on the first day of school? | The Seattle Times
With less than two weeks until school starts in Seattle, how likely are contract negotiations over educator pay to devolve into a teacher walkout? Lea Vaughn, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Vaughn.Lea  Seattle.Times  regl  !UWitM  2018  School:Law 
august 2018 by uwnews
Will a typo tank the biggest gun control initiative in years? | The Stranger
A Thurston County judge threw out more than 300,000 signatures on Initiative 1639 — a gun-control measure — on Friday over illegible type. Hugh Spitzer, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
The.Stranger  !UWitM  2018  regl  Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law  guns  waleg 
august 2018 by uwnews
IBM has invented coffee drones — and they predict when you need a cup | USA Today
IBM has secured a patent for a coffee drone that not only flies around public spaces to deliver cups of brew but also predicts which people need caffeine pick-me-ups. Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  natl  USA.Today  drones 
august 2018 by uwnews
What your car knows about you | Wall Street Journal
Car makers are collecting massive amounts of data from the latest cars on the road. Now, they’re figuring out how to make money off it. Ryan Calo, an associate law professor at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  Wall.Street.Journal  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Law 
august 2018 by uwnews
Voting rights advocates used to have an ally in the government — that’s changing | The New York Times
A new voter ID law could shut out many Native Americans from the polls in North Dakota. Lisa M. Manheim, an associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Manheim.Lisa  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  natl  New.York.Times 
august 2018 by uwnews
16-year-old charged with murder | Q13
A 16-year-old charged with the murder of a Kent police officer pleaded not guilty in court Thursday. Kimberly Ambrose, senior lecturer of law at the UW, is interviewed.
Ambrose.Kimberly  Q13  video  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  regl 
august 2018 by uwnews
Do local police need to protect ICE workers? | Crosscut
Following a tense standoff in Portland, a union threatens to sue the mayor for telling police to stand down. Jeff Feldman, affiliate professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Crosscut  Feldman.Jeff  2018  School:Law  regl  !UWitM 
august 2018 by uwnews
When should a teenager be charged as an adult? | KUOW
A 16-year-old was arraigned Thursday at the King County Courthouse for the murder of a Kent police officer. KUOW talks with Seattle Times crime reporter Sara Jean Green, King County prosecutor Dan Satterberg, and UW law professor Kimberly Ambrose, about when a teenager should be charged as an adult.
Ambrose.Kimberly  !UWitM  2018  KUOW  regl  School:Law 
august 2018 by uwnews
Brock Turner sought 'outercourse' with victim, says lawyer for ex-Stanford student | The Guardian
A lawyer for Brock Turner, the former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, argued in court during an appeal hearing that his client was seeking “outercourse” with his victim. Mary Fan, a University of Washington law professor, is quoted.
Fan.Mary  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Law  The.Guardian 
july 2018 by uwnews
How social media bots could compromise public health | US News
Headlines for months have railed about social media bots aiming to manipulate election votes. But similar digital devices and the forces behind them may be seeking to influence something even more personal: your health. Ryan Calo, an associate professor at the UW School of Law, is quoted.
US.News  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Law  Calo.Ryan  robots  Tech.Policy.Lab 
july 2018 by uwnews
In TV ad, Democratic congressional candidate Jason Rittereiser lobs ‘treason’ charge at Trump | The Seattle Times
Attempting to stand out in a contested primary for Washington’s 8th Congressional District, Democratic candidate Jason Rittereiser is running a TV ad accusing President Trump of “treason.” UW law professor Hugh Spitzer is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Times  politics 
july 2018 by uwnews
Opinion | Historic deal on shared Macedonian identity must be honoured | The Guardian
"In these critical times, when Europe faces the rise of extreme right wing nationalism and racism, and dangerous revisionisms are resurfacing in the Balkans and Europe dividing people into 'traitors' and 'patriots,' it is more important than ever to support those who take risks for reconciliation," writes a team of academic experts, including Louis Wolcher, a UW professor emeritus of law.
School:Law  Wolcher.Louis  !UWitM  2018  The.Guardian  opinion.analysis  natl 
july 2018 by uwnews
Opinion | ‘Aid and comfort’ to enemies: Trump, Russia and treason | The Seattle Times
"Could Trump’s actions provide a legal basis for impeachment under Article II, Section 4, of the Constitution, which provides for removing the president and other officials 'on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors'? The answer is 'yes,'" writes Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW.
School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  opinion.analysis  Spitzer.Hugh  Seattle.Times 
july 2018 by uwnews
President Trump's pick for SCOTUS | KIRO Radio
KIRO Radio interviews Ronald Collins, professor of law at the UW, about President Trump's pick for the vacant spot on the Supreme Court.
KIRO  radio  !UWitM  2018  Collins.Ronald  School:Law  politics  regl 
july 2018 by uwnews
Bots of the internet, reveal yourselves! | The New York Times
A bill in the California legislature would regulate bots by making them disclose their automated nature. But how? Ryan Calo, a co-director of the Tech Policy Lab at the UW, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  Tech.Policy.Lab  School:Law  New.York.Times  natl  !UWitM  2018 
july 2018 by uwnews
What’s a company’s obligation to the customer when it makes a promise it can’t keep? | KIRO 7
Those who arrived at the Tacoma Mall Build-A-Bear Workshop store early enough to take advantage of the company's Pay Your Age Day promotion Thursday were smiling. But thousands of people locally, and at stores throughout the world, received nothing but a coupon for $15 off because demand apparently far exceeded supply. Steve Calandrillo, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
School:Law  !UWitM  2018  Calandrillo.Steve  regl  KIRO 
july 2018 by uwnews
As more Dems call to abolish ICE, questions grow about how that would work | WJLA
The White House is escalating efforts to challenge calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the movement picks up steam among Democrats. Angelica Chazaro, assistant professor of law at the UW, is quoted. [This wire story appeared in several outlets]
Chazaro.Angelica  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law 
july 2018 by uwnews
Land-trust case raises red flags across Indian country | The New York Times
The U.S. Department of Interior is reconsidering its 2015 decision to place some 300 acres into trust for the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe. A federal judge who sided with local residents challenging the declaration sent it back to the agency for reconsideration in the final months of President Barack Obama's administration in 2016. Robert Anderson, director of the Native American Law Center at the UW, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
Anderson.Robert  Native.American.Law.Center  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  New.York.Times  natl  AP 
july 2018 by uwnews
What Justice Kennedy's retirement means | KIRO Radio
KIRO Radio interviews Ronald Collins, professor of law at the UW, about Supreme Court Justice Kennedy's retirement announcement.
radio  KIRO  regl  !UWitM  2018  Collins.Ronald  School:Law 
june 2018 by uwnews
City Council, Everett Districts Now may merge ballot items | Everett Herald
The two groups making separate proposals to create Everett City Council districts are considering putting a joint measure on November’s ballot to avoid confusing voters. The council’s proposed measure was drafted with the help of Hugh Spitzer, a UW law professor.
Everett.Herald  !UWitM  2018  regl  Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law 
june 2018 by uwnews
All 4 living former first ladies condemn Trump border policy that separates families | The New York Times
In the weeks since the Trump administration instituted a zero tolerance policy that seeks to criminally prosecute anyone who crosses the border unlawfully and effectively causes children to be separated from their families, criticism has poured in from advocacy groups, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and a host of political luminaries who are no longer in office. Mary Fan, a UW law professor, is quoted.
School:Law  !UWitM  2018  natl  New.York.Times  Fan.Mary 
june 2018 by uwnews
2 options drafted for Everett City Council districting vote | The Everett Herald
The Everett City Council has finished a draft of its districting ordinance. Hugh Spitzer, a University of Washington law professor, is mentioned.
Spitzer.Hugh  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  Everett.Herald 
june 2018 by uwnews
How mapping marijuana DNA could change the future of pot | Rolling Stone
Scientists hope that a "cannabis genome" could mean better results for growers and patients — but will it allow big pharma to take over? Sean O'Connor, a law professor at the UW, is quoted.
O'Connor.Sean  !UWitM  2018  natl  Rolling.Stone  School:Law  marijuana 
june 2018 by uwnews
Can the president pardon himself? | KUOW
Lisa Manheim, professor of law at the UW, is interviewed on KUOW's "The Record" about whether President Trump can pardon himself.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  politics  School:Law  Manheim.Lisa  radio 
june 2018 by uwnews
Supreme Court tie favors Indian tribes in Washington | The New York Times
Washington state must restore salmon habitat by removing barriers that block fish migration after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a lower court order. Robert Anderson, director of the Native American Law Center at the UW, is quoted. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  AP  Anderson.Robert  School:Law  Native.American.Law.Center 
june 2018 by uwnews
Victory for tribal treaty rights and salmon as US Supreme Court upholds culvert case ruling | KNKX
Tribes and conservationists are celebrating a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that upholds tribal treaty fishing rights. Robert Anderson, director of the Native American Law Center at the UW, is quoted.
Anderson.Robert  !UWitM  2018  KNKX  regl  Native.American.Law.Center  School:Law 
june 2018 by uwnews
Will the state learn from another loss on tribal fishing rights? | Crosscut
On Monday; the United States Supreme Court affirmed lower court rulings that Washington had to accelerate its replacement of “barrier culverts” that were harming salmon runs and therefore violating tribal treaty fishing rights. Robert Anderson, director of the Native American Law Center at the UW, is quoted.
Anderson.Robert  Native.American.Law.Center  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  Crosscut 
june 2018 by uwnews
Supreme Court gives tribes a victory over Washington state in salmon case | KUOW
A tie in the U.S. Supreme Court may cost Washington state $2 billion. The court split 4-4 Monday in a long-running court battle between tribes and the state over salmon-blocking road culverts. Robert Anderson, director of the Native American Law Center at the UW, is quoted.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Anderson.Robert  Native.American.Law.Center  School:Law 
june 2018 by uwnews
Google bars uses of its artificial intelligence tech in weapons | The New York Times
Google will not allow its artificial intelligence software to be used in weapons or unreasonable surveillance efforts under new standards for its business decisions in the nascent field, the Alphabet Inc unit said on Thursday. A tweet by Ryan Calo, associate professor of law at the UW, is quoted. [This Reuters story appeared in several outlets]
Reuters  New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  Calo.Ryan  School:Law 
june 2018 by uwnews
'Jena 6' figure addresses fellow law school grads | The New York Times
A man who faced an attempted murder charge as a teenager in a case that sparked the "Jena 6" civil rights protest in central Louisiana in 2006 has graduated from the University of Washington law school. [This AP story appeared in several outlets]
New.York.Times  !UWitM  2018  natl  AP  students  School:Law 
june 2018 by uwnews
'Jena 6' defendant Theo Shaw delivers law school commencement address | NOLA
If we've learned nothing else in this current age, it's that a man who appears to be one thing in public can be something else in private. Theodore Roosevelt Shaw, then 17, was one of six black teenagers from Jena High School accused of attempted murder in an attack on a white student at the school. He gave an address to his graduating class at the UW's School of Law commencement Sunday.
students  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  NOLA  Commencement 
june 2018 by uwnews
Two Supreme Court candidates bounced from ballot | NW News Network
Two candidates for the Washington Supreme Court have been disqualified from appearing on the November ballot. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is interviewed.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2018  School:Law  NW.News.Network  regl 
june 2018 by uwnews
What SCOTUS' wedding cake ruling means for Northwest | KUOW
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a narrowly focused ruling Monday that favored Masterpiece Cakes, a Colorado bakery, which refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Peter Nicolas, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Nicolas.Peter  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  regl  KUOW 
june 2018 by uwnews
Charlottesville hate marcher elected by Republican Party | The Daily Beast
An affiliate of a “pro-white” group who marched in Charlottesville last year was elected to a Republican Party post in Washington state last week. Hugh Spitzer, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2018  natl  Daily.Beast  School:Law 
june 2018 by uwnews
Slim chance of Amazon's Echo device sharing private conversations | KUOW
Ryan Calo, director of the Tech Policy Lab at the UW and associate professor of law, is interviewed about the recent glitch involving an Amazon Echo device.
Calo.Ryan  School:Law  KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  amazon  radio 
may 2018 by uwnews
The Supreme Court is stubbornly analog — by design | FiveThirtyEight
The Supreme Court is an openly — even proudly — technophobic institution. Ryan Calo, an associate professor in the UW School of Law, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  natl  Five.Thirty.Eight 
may 2018 by uwnews
Amazon's Alexa eavesdropped and shared the chat, report says | Bloomberg
Amazon said a series of miscues picked up by one of its voice-activated Echo speakers during an Oregon couple’s private conversation resulted in the chat being recorded and sent to one of their acquaintances without their knowledge. Ryan Calo, an associate professor in the UW School of Law, is quoted. [Note: This story appeared in multiple outlets]
Bloomberg  !UWitM  2018  natl  School:Law  Calo.Ryan 
may 2018 by uwnews
Amazon: Alexa Echo sent recorded conversation in 'unlikely' string of events | CBS News
An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then sent the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. Ryan Calo, an associate professor at the UW School of Law, is quoted.
Calo.Ryan  School:Law  !UWitM  2018  natl  CBS.News 
may 2018 by uwnews
Local government officials may be barred from blocking Twitter critics | The Spokesman-Review
A federal court ruling in a case involving President Donald Trump and his Twitter account could affect state and local officials throughout the country. Bob Gomulkiewicz, a professor at the UW School of Law, is quoted.
Spokesman.Review  !UWitM  2018  regl  Gomulkiewicz.Bob  School:Law 
may 2018 by uwnews
Monday's Supreme Court decision: A 'license to break the law'? | KUOW
A 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the ability of employers to force employees into individual arbitration. UW law professor Eric Schnapper is interviewed.
KUOW  !UWitM  2018  regl  Schnapper.Eric  School:Law 
may 2018 by uwnews
Can King County win its lawsuit against big oil? | Seattle Weekly
On May 9, King County filed a suit against five major oil companies — Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips — alleging that the corporations knew about the impacts of fossil fuels on climate change, but downplayed them to the public. Hugh Spitzer, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Spitzer.Hugh  !UWitM  2018  regl  Seattle.Weekly  School:Law 
may 2018 by uwnews
Anatomy of an insanity defense: Attorneys failed to convince jurors that mental illness was major factor in homicides | The Yakima Herald
Despite their attorneys arguing that they suffer from mental illness, Manuel Enrique Verduzco Jr. and Santiago Santos were sentenced to prison at the conclusion of two recent high-profile murder trials in Yakima. Helen Anderson, professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Anderson.Helen  Yakima.Herald  !UWitM  2018  regl  School:Law 
may 2018 by uwnews
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