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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - September 25, 2014

Obama Has Support For Syria Strikes, But Are They Legal?

by Krishnadev Calamur

President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday.

President Obama appears to have strong bipartisan support in Congress to carry out airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. He also made his case for aggressive action in a speech to the U.N. on Wednesday.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 24, 2014

Columbia Law Professor: Salaita Un-Hiring Illegal On Constitutional, Contractual Grounds

By Hannah Meisel

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Columbia University Law Professor Katherine Franke

The University of Illinois community is still grappling with the case of Steven Salaita, whose job offer was rescinded after he posted inflammatory comments about Israel on Twitter this summer. 

Categories: Education, Law


AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 23, 2014

Chicago Mayor Wants Illinois To Reform Drug Laws

By The Associated Press, with Additional Reporting from Illinois Public Radio

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday asked state legislators to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor in Illinois and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense.

Categories: Economics, Government, Law


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 19, 2014

Columbia Law Prof Argues For A Salaita Lawsuit, Trustee Kennedy Defends Vote

By Hannah Meisel, with Addtional Reporting from The Associated Press

Clarification: Katherine Franke also serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Constitutional Rights, one of the organizations representing Steven Salaita.

A prominent law professor at Columbia University who‘s boycotting the University of Illinois after Steven Salaita’s job offer was withdrawn says he would easily win a legal case.  But University of Illinois Trustee Chris Kennedy is standing by the Board's decision.

Categories: Education, Law



WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 11, 2014

Does Prof. Salaita Have A Compelling Argument For Reinstatement?

By Hannah Meisel

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(Duration: 4:05)

Steven Salaita at the University YMCA Tuesday.

Professor Steven Salaita won't be at today's U of I Board of Trustees meeting, but his presence will be felt.  He's been at the center of controversy since his tenured position was rescinded.  And in a last minute change, the Trustees will vote on his appointment today.


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