Daily Archives: April 26, 2011

The Trouble with DOMA

Marshall Thompson The high-priced firm that Rep. John Boehner hired to defend the Defense of Marriage Act dropped out yesterday amid pressure from its clients. This comes after the Obama Administration decided that the law was constitutionally indefensible and passed the onus on to the House of Representatives to defend it in February. Former Solicitor General Paul Clement,…

The Wired Law School Classroom: How Much is Too Much?

Jay Willis Yesterday, the Boston Globe profiled the expanded use of technology in colleges and law schools, writing that institutional eagerness to make the Internet available in classrooms has been replaced with trepidation at what many professors and administrators now feel is a counterproductive distraction; for example, Jonathan Zittrain, a professor at Harvard Law School and co-founder of the Berkman…

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