Stetson Law News

Finding her voice: social justice advocate Kiera Forlenza wants to stand up for children

Student Kiera Forlenza is a social justice advocate focused on helping children.

Part-time student Aggie Kuzniar moved across the world to pursue law in the U.S.

Kuzniar moved across the world from Poland to the U.S. to pursue an education in the American legal system.

5 Minutes with … Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz

Dean Christopher Pietruszkiewicz conducts an interview on his role and law schools for this feature.

First-year student Matthew Ceriale awarded inaugural diversity scholarship from Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick

First-year law student Matthew Ceriale has been awarded the inaugural Shumaker Diversity Scholarship from the Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP law firm.

Student Taylor Greenberg receives 2017 Pro Bono Service Award, Haley Coet and Reshma Pharsi receive honorable mention

Student Taylor Greenberg received the 2017 Pro Bono Service Award for Outstanding Service by a Law Student, students Haley Coet and Reshma Pharsi won honorable mention awards for pro bono service.

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.