On Thurs., April 28, at 10 a.m., Professor Paul Figley will testify before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law in a hearing on the "Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016." This Act would prohibit government attorneys from entering settlements that require non-government defendants to make payments to persons who were not involved in the dispute or injured by the defendant's actions. The premise of the bill is that this practice allows Executive Branch attorneys to allocate payments, undermining Congress' "power of the purse" and our Constitutional system of checks and balances. Watch the hearing and read his testimony.
Evelyn Haro, a 1L in the evening section, has been selected for the highly competitive Peggy Browning Fellowship Program, which funds law students who dedicate their summers to advancing workers' rights. Haro will spend 10 weeks in the legal department of Service Employees International Union, a labor union that represents almost 1.9 million workers in more than 100 occupations in the United States and Canada. MORE
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