Author Archives: Elliot Kudisch

Trump Taps Gorsuch to fill Supreme Court Vacancy

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On Tuesday, January 31, President Donald Trump announced that he will nominate 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left behind by the late Justice Antonin Scalia last February.
Judge Gorsuch was appointed to the 10th Circuit by President George W. Bush in 2006. Judge Gorsuch is a graduate of Columbia University, with honors, and Harvard Law School, with honors. Following law school, Judge Gorsuch completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. Gorsuch will become the 6th Harvard Law graduate on the current Supreme Court. Justices Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor hail from Yale Law School, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, representing the west coast, is of Stanford Law School. Continue reading

Georgetown Law Weekly NCAA Tournament Challenge

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Background

March Madness is here! That magical time of the year where 1Ls are neck-deep in their appellate briefs, 2Ls are reminded of how easy 1L year was, and 3Ls have all but checked out by now. Luckily for us, those brave enough to venture beyond the comforting borders of the Williams Library have reported that the rest of the world is preoccupied by the NCAA Tournament, and humbly recommend that in order to ease our transitions back into the “real world,” we should consider filling out March Madness brackets.

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Case Brief: Georgetown v. #8 Xavier


The Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team looks to bounce back from a disappointing home loss to the Seton Hall Pirates on Wednesday when they play host #8 Xavier on Saturday at noon.

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Nino Scalia: Grit and Elegance

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Associate Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia was found dead  at the age of 79 while on a hunting trip in remote West Texas on Saturday, February 13th, 2016. Much has been made about the implications of his passing on the future state of our High Court, which will be discussed in a later article. But first, I’d like to take a moment to bring my readers to better understand the Associate Justice as his admirers, dissenters, colleagues, and opponents undoubtedly do. Justice Scalia, however you may feel about his politics, was a brilliant man, and he deserves to be remembered as such.

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Superb Owl

We’re not allowed to say it, we’re not allowed to write it – we’re probably not even allowed to think it. The National Football League has projected its power into every living room and man cave on Sunday’s for as long as I can remember. They own a day of the week, people.

It should come as no surprise that this 501(c)(3) juggernaut of a non-profit and it’s aggressive attitude towards their profit margin would find its way into how we’re even allowed to cover the game. For those who still don’t know what I’m talking about, the NFL has copyrighted the official name of the last game played in an NFL season, meaning fine media personalities such as myself must ask for permission to publish a word a sacred as … that word.

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