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Heiny and McCormack collaborate on new book about judicial process

Debate over the power and structure of the judiciary in the U.S. goes back to the Federalist Papers, and overt conflicts between the president and the courts go back to the administration of Thomas Jefferson. The president’s power to nominate federal judges, and Congress’s power to confirm those judges, has always been in tension with […]

McCormack quoted in news on “Drone Metaphysics in the Age of Trump.”

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Wayne McCormack was quoted in an article by the Globe Post titled “Drone Metaphysics in the Age of Trump.” McCormack states in the publication: “There are many knowledgeable people who say that artificial intelligence will inevitably overtake humans’ ability to control it,” Mr. McCormack said. “I […]

McCormack interviewed on ABC4 about the Johnson Amendment

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Wayne McCormack was interviewed by ABC4 Utah on Feb. 7 about Trump’s statement to revoke the Johnson Amendment that allows tax-exempt organizations to endorse or oppose political candidates. Watch the 5 minute interview here »

McCormack quoted in FOX13 article on LDS Church President Monson subpoena

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Wayne McCormack was quoted on Jan. 5 in the FOX13 article LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson subpoenaed again for deposition in sex abuse lawsuits. “University of Utah law professor Wayne McCormack said the deposition demand is similar to lawsuits leveled against the Catholic church over sex […]

McCormack interviewed by ABC4 about SCOTUS decision in Texas abortion law case

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Wayne McCormack was interviewed by ABC4 in Salt Lake City in relation to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down a Texas abortion access law.   View the full clip here.    

McCormack: Trump accusation of treason against Obama unacceptable and dangerous

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Wayne McCormack published an op-ed in the June 25, 2016 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Trump accusation of treason against Obama unacceptable and dangerous.” Last week, following the Orlando tragedy, Donald Trump essentially accused President Obama of treason. Trump stated that President Obama “either is not tough, […]

McCormack authors op-ed on state’s rights in The Salt Lake Tribune

On January 16, 2016, S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Wayne McCormack authored an op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Battle over states’ rights? We’ve been here many times before.” It might be helpful to realize that anti-federalism is a phenomenon that comes around just about once every generation. Even though the “states’ rights” […]

McCormack appears on KUTV to discuss counter-terrorism issues in wake of hydrogen bomb news out of North Korea

Professor Wayne McCormack appeared on KUTV on Jan.6 in a story related to claims by North Korea that the country tested its first hydrogen bomb.  McCormack, who is editor for the blog www.globaljusticeblog.com —and also teaches constitutional law, counter-terrorism, international criminal law, torts, and civil procedure —offered commentary on what the developments mean from a […]

Becoming Policemen of the World

By Professor Wayne McCormack for GlobalJusticeBlog.com.   “. . . the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt “Imagine there’s no countries.” – John Lennon For some months, I have carried in my back pocket a proposal for ending the current round of violent jihad, which is built around […]

A Global Compact Against ISIS/ISIL

By Professor Wayne McCormack for GlobalJusticeBlog.com Three facts seem indisputable from recent reports. ISIL is winning against the U.S. and its purported “allies.” Russia has now formally weighed in to support the Assad regime. The U.S. has both overtly and covertly opposed just about everyone in the region (Assad, the Syrian rebel groups until we […]