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US Supreme Court, Secret Service top news

Judicial ethics and recent failures on the part of the Secret Service led the news for Stetson this week. Notable national and regional placements include The Wall Street Journal, WMFE, Orlando Magazine, Tampa Tribune, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Daytona Beach News-Journal and All Voices. Top stories for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2014, include:

Louis Virelli, professor of law, spoke with The Wall Street Journal for an Oct. 1 article regarding a long-simmering ethical debate confronting the U.S. Supreme Court over when a justice ought to sit out a case. At issue are comments by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on abortion law.

Wayne Bailey, Ph.D., was quoted in an Oct. 1 WMFE article regarding the resignation of Julia Pierson, former head of the Secret Service.

Orlando Magazine mentioned Hari Pulapaka, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics, his wife Jennifer, and their restaurant, Cress, in the article, DeLand Diversion.

Judith A.M. Scully, professor of law, was quoted in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in-depth report, A Stick Up. A Manhunt. A Mistake?, on Sept. 19.

Other Stories In the News

Elin Baklid-Kunz, the woman who sued her bosses at Halifax Health and won millions of dollars, stood before a classroom full of Stetson University students earlier this week. It was her first time speaking locally in public about the lawsuit, according to the Daytona Beach News Journal on Sept. 26.

Christopher Ferguson, PhD., associate professor and chair of psychology, was quoted in the article entitled, It’s Time to Stop Banning Books Already, on All Voices Sept. 28.

Jay Wolfson, adjunct professor of law, was quoted in the 10 News article, Florida restaurants refuse to show inspection reports, on Sept. 25.

Richard A. Harrison, adjunct professor of law, was quoted in the Daytona Beach News-Journal and USANews article, Lawyer: No expectation of privacy in public meeting, on Sept. 30.

Hometown News published an article about Stetson’s Chicago-Style Improv show on Sept. 26. Additional coverage: Go 386.

Stetson Univeristy junior, Alex Schleb, was quoted in the article, E-cig users question bans despite unknowns, on the Daytona Beach News Journal Sept. 26.

Stetson University was mentioned in the article, University of Tampa gets first ever Hillel director, on Jewish Press Sept. 26.

Stetson hosted a debate on medical marijuana on Sept. 22, according to Tutorial Finder, Review Seeker, and Stamford Advocate.

Targeted News Service published the news that Stetson had 78 percent bar passage rate on the July administration of the bar exam, on Sept. 23.

On Sept. 23, the Tampa Tribune published the article entitled, Morgan Cleans Up Medical Marijuana Speech, which mentions that the Rotary Club meeting was held near Stetson University College of Law in Tampa.

The Jewish Press of Pinellas mentioned Hillels, of the Florida Suncoast, supports Jewish life on seven college campuses along the Suncoast of Florida, including Stetson University College of Law, on Sept. 26.

Theresa J. Pulley Radwan, associate dean for administration business and a law professor, was quoted in the article, Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to pensions, on Visual Browse.

Rebecca C. Morgan, professor of law, posted several blogs in Elder Law Professor Blog: the recently released report card grades given to state nursing homes by Families for Better Care on Sept. 25; Grey Belt, Sept. 26; The Cost of Caregiving? Expensive or Priceless?, Sept. 24; NYC Elder Abuse Center blog about the top 10 blogs from the past year, Sept. 29.

Alumni In the News

Julie Meadows-Keefe was hired as the new ethics officer, according to the Tallahassee Democrat on Sept. 30.

Advanzeon Solutions announced that it has elected Dr. Mark Heidt as president and director, on Sept. 25.

Tampa Bay Newswire reported that Matthew B. Taylor was selected by Manatee County judges as barrister for the 2014-15 Manatee American Inn of Court, on Sept. 25.

On Sept. 29, Financial News & Daily Record published its Lawyer Snapshot on Nancy E. Kemner.

The Ledger reports that Ellen S. Masters is among 33 applicants for two judicial vacancies at the 2nd District Court of Appeal, on Oct. 1.

Matthew B. Taylor was selected by Manatee County judges and attorneys to serve as barrister for the 2014-15 Manatee Inn of Court.

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