Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett as new Justice

Photo courtesy of The White House, Flickr On Sept. 18, 2020, the world dimmed ever so slightly. The flame of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg ceased to blaze. Justice Ginsberg was a beacon of light for American law, social justice and equality under the law. Her decisions on gay […]

SCOTUS Leads Debate on Coal Company Regulations

Photo courtesy of Kym Farnik, Flickr The role of the Environmental Protection Agency in regulating energy companies was debated Monday in the latest edition of the College’s SCOTUS discussion series. Professor Sanghamitra Padhy moderated the event, presenting the court cases of West Virginia et al v. United States EPA and […]

SCOTUS Discussion Examines Police Brutality

Photo by Hope Patti In the latest deliberation by the SCOTUS discussion group, Dr. Paul Deck, professor of sociology at Ramapo College, brought the group’s attention to police brutality and its relation to legal precedents and processes. Deck first brought up a few legal cases relevant to the subject of […]

Search and Seizure Discussed at Recent SCOTUS Event

Photo courtesy of Mitchell Shapiro Photography, Flickr For their second discussion of the year, the SCOTUS series focused on Utah v. Streiff, a recent case involving search and seizure and fourth amendment rights. Michael DeMarco, deputy first assistant prosecutor in Passaic county and professor of criminal law at Ramapo, led […]

Earth Day SCOTUS Talk Addresses Clean Power Plan

This week, Ramapo’s SCOTUS discussion series took a look at the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan in honor of Earth Day this Friday. The plan discussed guidelines to lower carbon emissions in the U.S. by 30 percent by 2030. The Supreme Court took a look at the EPA […]

SCOTUS Event Analyzes Adoptive Parents v. Baby Girl Case

Photo by Hope Patti On March 10, the LAWS Convening Group, the Civic and Community Engagement Center and law professor Dennis Ng hosted a SCOTUS discussion on the Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl case, which took place in 2013. The case entailed the conflict over the custody of a child […]

First Spring 2016 SCOTUS Discussion Focuses on Unions

Photo by Pauline Park The first Supreme Court of the United States, also known as SCOTUS, Discussion Series of the semester was held on Monday. The topic was the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et. al case, focusing on labor, unions and the First Amendment. The SCOTUS Discussion Series holds […]