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Downtown CLE: Johnson v. United States

Johnson v. United States and the Evolving Void for Vagueness Doctrine 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Snow, Christensen & Martineau (10 Exchange Place, SLC 84111) For years, the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts have struggled to decide which crimes qualify as a violent felony under the Armed Career Criminal Act. The ACCA defines a […]

Carissa Hessick Selected to Serve on National Criminal Justice Board

Professor Carissa Byrne Hessick has been selected to serve as a member of the Executive Committee for the Association of American Law School’s Criminal Justice Section. The Association of American Law Schools, which was founded in 1900, is a nonprofit educational association that represents 178 law schools. The Executive Committee of the Criminal Justice Section consists […]

Carissa Hessick’s New Book Focuses on States’ Role in Immigration Policy

Carissa Hessick, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has co-edited a new book, Strange Neighbors: The Role of States in Immigration Policy, with Gabriel J. Chin, professor at the University of California, Davis School of Law. The book, to be published by NYU Press, will be released on […]

Law Review Symposium: Governing the United States in 2020

S.J.Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom The United States government seems to be in a continual state of dysfunction. Gridlock grips Congress, the Executive Branch fills in the void of congressional lawmaking by acting unilaterally, the judiciary struggles with whether and how to involve itself in this state of affairs, and the States and […]