Bender interviewed about U.S. Supreme Court case ruling


June 6, 2011

Paul">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=23">Paul Bender, Professor of Law and Dean Emeritus at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, was interviewed on Freethought Radio, a weekly show by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, on May 2.

Bender discussed why he believes the U.S. Supreme Court wrongly decided Arizona Christian Tuition Organization v. Winn, where the Supreme Court denied legal standing to Arizona taxpayers to challenge tax credits that benefit religious schools. Download Full Image

“In the Winn case, the Court decided that taxpayers did not have standing to challenge tax expenditures like deductions, credits and exclusions,” Bender said. “They could only challenge direct appropriations, even though the Court had decided at least five or six very important First Amendment cases brought by taxpayers challenging tax expenditures, like deductions and credits, and Justice Kennedy’s opinion said, ‘well, those decisions are just wrong’.”

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Bender">http://ffrf.libsyn.com/guest-professor-of-law-paul-bender-you-can-t-winn... teaches courses on U.S. and Arizona constitutional law. He has written extensively about constitutional law, intellectual property and Indian law, and is co-author of the two-volume casebook/treatise, Political and Civil Rights in the United States. Bender has argued more than 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and actively participates in constitutional litigation in federal and state courts.

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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

ASU's Abbott speaks at ISA annual meeting


June 6, 2011

Professor Kenneth">http://apps.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=45983">K... Abbott, a Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, gave three presentations at the International Studies Association’s Annual Convention in Montreal on March 18.

The first was a paper co-authored with David Gartner, Associate Professor at the College of Law, which compares the nature of civil society participation in international environmental organizations and global health organizations. Download Full Image

“People think of environmental organizations as very participatory, and they are,” Abbott said. “But we show that modern global health organizations are taking participation to a new level by fully engaging civil society representatives in decision making.

The two other presentations focused on what Abbott and his co-authors call “orchestration,” a strategy by which regulatory authorities enlist intermediaries, often private groups, to influence the behavior of the targets of regulation (business firms, for example) instead of trying to influence them directly through legally binding rules or recommendations.

Abbott is also a Faculty Fellow in the College of Law’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, a member of the advisory board of the Center for Law and Global Affairs, and a Professor of Global Studies at ASU’s School of Politics and Global Studies, where he co-directs the global environmental governance program.

A leading scholar in international law, Abbott’s teaching and research focus on the interdisciplinary study of international law and international relations, including public and private institutions, environmental issues, development policy, global health, and international trade and economic law.

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Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law