Uncategorized | 2:34 pm | September 18, 2009 | By Derek Tam

Koh sworn in as State Department legal adviser

It’s done. Former Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh was formally sworn in yesterday as the legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton LAW ’73 delivered the oath of office. The ceremony took place nearly three months after the U.S. Senate confirmed Koh’s appointment after an unexpectedly »

Uncategorized | 11:52 pm | September 8, 2009 | By Jonathan Fisher and Derek Tam

Tuesday’s Buzz

THE NEWS Yale College Council elections have now officially begun. Candidates had until 9 p.m. Tuesday to submit statements. Elections are Thursday. THE WEATHER High of 72 degrees, low of 58 degrees, morning showers. THE FOOD Lunch:Roasted chicken thighs and Philly steak & cheese subs in the colleges; chicken burritos, Tex-Mex rice, red lentil pork, »

Uncategorized | 4:52 pm | May 12, 2009 | By Derek Tam

Koh vote goes to Senate

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations voted Tuesday to send Harold Hongju Koh’s nomination as legal adviser to the Department of State to the full Senate. But in a reflection of the recent debate of Koh’s nomination, the vote was split 12-to-5, almost exactly along party lines. Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, the senior Republican »

Uncategorized | 11:40 pm | May 7, 2009 | By Derek Tam

Amar and Ayres: Nominate now!

Why not just nominate two justices to the U.S. Supreme Court now? In an op-ed published today in the Los Angeles Times, Yale Law School professors Akhil Amar ’80 LAW ’84 and Ian Ayres ’81 LAW ’86 argued that President Barack Obama should appoint an extra nominee to the nation’s highest court to speed up »

Uncategorized | 11:15 pm | May 7, 2009 | By Derek Tam

Karlan ’80 LAW ’84 a top prospect for Court

Several days after Supreme Court Justice David Souter announced that he would resign after the current term ends in June, The New York Times named Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan ’80 LAW ’84 a top contender to replace Souter. Karlan, an expert on constitutional law, is openly gay. Currently, the Supreme Court features seven white men, »