On December 18th, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and discussed, at length, his views on how the judiciary relates to the other branches of government. After reviewing the interview, PolitiFact.com decided to analyze the legitimacy of Gringrich’s statement that “The Warren court asserted by itself that the Supreme Court was supreme over the president and Congress.” Professor Ronald Rotunda was among the few asked to contribute to the analysis, and he was quoted as saying, “The supremacy of judicial review has served to protect our constitutional rights for over two centuries.” Read more about Gingrich’s arguments and PolitiFact.com’s conclusion by following this link.
It is with profound sorrow that we announce the sudden and unexpected passing of Professor Nancy L. Schultz, the Kennedy Professor of Dispute Resolution and the Director of Chapman’s Competitions Program, who passed away at her home on Thursday, December 15. Nancy, as she insisted on being addressed by students and faculty alike, was synonymous
In a likely first for an alumnus of the Fowler School of Law, Bryan F. Clavecilla (JD ’07) was appointed to serve as a judge in the Orange County Superior Court by Governor Gavin Newsom on January 29, 2024–filling the vacancy left by Judge Linda Marks’ retirement. Previously Clavecilla served as a Commissioner for the