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January 2013 In the News Archive | Emory University School of Law

Widner talks with WABE about human trafficking in Georgia

Widner talks with WABE about human trafficking in Georgia

A Georgia House-Senate study commission has released a new report on human trafficking in Georgia. It updates and expands a report from three years ago, which resulted in a 2011 law imposing much tougher penalties on those who engage in the sex trafficking of children.

An-Na'im: American Muslims need to tell their stories

An-Na'im: American Muslims need to tell their stories

An-Na¿im believes it¿s time for American Muslims to tell these stories, to talk about who they are on their own terms, and who they are as American citizens. His f book titled ¿What is an American Muslim?¿¿will be published next winter by Oxford University Press. The project arose from a distinguished faculty lecture An-Na¿im gave in 2009, ¿American Secularism and American Muslims: Challenges and Prospects."

Supreme Court reversal in pollution case a win for Clean Water Act, Buzbee says

Supreme Court reversal in pollution case a win for Clean Water Act, Buzbee says

The Supreme Court ruled today that the 9th Circuit committed a legal error in holding the Los Angeles County Flood Control District liable for violations of its Clean Water Act (CWA) municipal separate storm sewer system (or MS4) pollution discharge permit. The suit, Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, had been initiated by NRDC and allied environmental groups, and its victory below was reversed.

Mary L. Dudziak

Dudziak in Democracy: "Governing the World: The History of an Idea"

Will there be ¿but one heart to the globe?¿ asks Walt Whitman in a poem that provides an epigraph in Mark Mazower¿s new book, Governing the World: The History of an Idea. At the center of this expansive work is the question of how Americans and Europeans have imagined the world, its peoples, and its nations. Is there but one global identity, as Whitman surmises?