Professor Zug recognized in USC Times
As a tribute to its 25 years in print, USC Times invited 25 distinguished members of the University of South Carolina community to share their personal achievements, advice and first impressions of Carolina in their January 2014 issue. Among those recognized was Associate Professor Marcia A. Yablon-Zug.
Simpson named Member of the Month by SRBLSA
Third-year student Leslie Simpson was recently selected as the member of the month for the Southern Region Black Law Student Association (SRBLSA). Simpson currently serves as the Vice President of the Matthew J. Perry Chapter of BLSA, and served as the Social Committee Chair for the 2012-13 school year.
Addressing free expression rights of for-profit businesses
Professor Ben Means' article, The Prudential Third-Party Standing of Family-Owned Corporations, co-authored with Matthew Hall, was recently published by the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online. The article addresses a central question in the Hobby Lobby case now before the Supreme Court: whether a for-profit corporation or individual stakeholders have standing to object on religious grounds to neutral government regulations.
Does self-defense extend to protecting honor?
Constitutional law professor James Lowell Underwood's new book, Deadly Censorship: Murder, Honor and Freedom of the Press, uses the 1903 murder trial and acquittal of South Carolina Lieutenant Governor James H. Tillman to demonstrate freedom of expression, honor and homicide laws in the state's criminal proceedings. The book was published in January by USC Press.