Four Hot Topics are Focus of The John Marshall Law Review

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The John Marshall Law Review Editorial Board announces the publication of its latest issue, featuring pieces focusing on a variety of emerging legal issues.

The John Marshall Law Review Editorial Board announces the publication of its latest issue, featuring pieces focusing on a variety of emerging legal issues. Topics focus on immigration impacts on children; granting state officials qualified immunity; issues that surround disappeared and missing persons; and the unconstitutionality of the federal government’s ordered assassinations of American citizens.

“‘Mommy, Where Is Home?’: Imputing Parental Immigration Status and Residency for Undocumented Immigrant Children” by Johanna K.P. Dennis, associate professor at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, discusses whether the time immigrant parents spend residing in this country, as well as their immigration status, should be imputed to their children.

“Qualified Immunity: Protecting ‘All but the Plainly Incompetent’ (and Maybe Some of Them, Too)” by Susan Bendlin, assistant professor at Barry University School of Law, focuses on the Supreme Court’s most recent qualified immunity decisions, in which state officials are shielded from suit without determination as to whether their actions violated citizens’ constitutional rights.

“On Locating the Rights of Lost” by Ricardo A. Sunga III, professorial lecturer of the University of the Philippines College of Law, describes and analyzes the nature of the violation that the denial of the truth about disappeared and missing persons constitutes, and its psychological and sociological aspects.

“Guy Fawkes’s Dangerous Remedy: The Unconstitutionality of Government-Ordered Assassination Against U.S. Citizens and Its Implications” by Emily C. Kendall, a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law who is working in private practice in Virginia, addresses the implications and dangers inherent in the Obama administration’s policy of targeting Americans who pose a terroristic threat to the United States and its citizens.

The John Marshall Law Review is available through subscription. Visit lawreview.jmls.edu for additional information.

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The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Graduate Schools 2013 ranks the law school’s Legal Writing Program sixth in the nation. The publication also ranked the Intellectual Property Law Program 17th. John Marshall offers the nation’s only graduate program in employee benefits. Its program in Information Technology and Privacy Law remains the only graduate law program in the country that emphasizes privacy as part of its core curriculum. And, The John Marshall Law School is one of three law schools in the country offering graduate programs in real estate law.

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