Stetson Law News

Paying it forward: Nenezian-Jones-Cooley Scholarship recipients named

Stetson University College of Law students and alumni celebrated student scholarship recipients with a softball game in Hoyt Field in Gulfport on Feb. 11.

Minority Mentoring Picnic brings students, judges and attorneys together for annual networking event

On Feb. 4, members of Stetson’s Black Law Students Association attended the 13th Annual Minority Mentoring Picnic in Hialeah, Florida.

Stetson named regional co-champion at National Trial Competition

Stetson University College of Law was named regional co-champion of the Region 6 rounds of the National Trial Competition on Feb. 3-5.

Stetson wins Chester Bedell Trial Competition for 22nd time in 34 years

Stetson sent two teams to the premier state competition, who both advanced to compete against each other in the final round.

Stetson students, alumni win clemency for their clients

One of the 1300 clemency grants out of a total of 16,000 petitions was prepared by Stetson Law students in the class.

Faculty Quotable

The constitution states that courts are the only branch of government with the power to decide cases between opposing parties. Congress can't do that and neither can the president. Yet Congress has passed laws forcing justices to recuse themselves in certain circumstances. By forcing justices to recuse themselves, Congress could end up removing enough justices from a case that the Court is unable to decide that case. In other words, laws passed by Congress about Supreme Court recusal are unconstitutional.

Professor Louis Virelli, author of Disqualifying the High Court, explains why judicial recusal is unconstitutional.