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[JURIST] The Death Penalty Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law [official website] is being credited with filing two amicus briefs that helped Thomas Miller-El, a black Texas death row inmate, convince the US Supreme Court Tuesday that his claim of racial bias in the jury selection for his murder trial was due a hearing. Boalt Hall has the briefs and more.

At Stanford Law School Tuesday, four black federal and state judges discussed the politicization of the judiciary. The Stanford Daily reports.

Jack Valenti, President of the Motion Picture Association of America, denounced online file-swapping Monday in delivering the Meredith and Kip Frey Lecture in Intellectual Property at Duke Law School [official website]. The Duke Chronicle has more. Duke Law recorded the event and JURIST expects to have online video available Thursday.

The Ohio General Assembly will soon be voting on the 14th Amendment after a group of law students led by University of Cincinnati Law School [official website] professor Jack Chin discovered that the state, generally counted as one of the thirty that had ratified the Amendment when it took effect in 1868, had in fact rescinded its ratification again before the Amendment was proclaimed. The University of Cincinnati News Record has more.

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