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Prof Matheson to Read from New Book Feb 25

Scott M. Matheson, Jr., professor of law at S.J. Quinney College of Law, will be discussing and reading from his new book, Presidential Constitutionalism in Perilous Times (Harvard University Press), at The King’s English Bookshop on February 25, 2009 between 6:00-8:30 p.m. The book focuses extensively on the Bush administration’s torture, surveillance, and detention policies. […]

Matheson Authors S.L. Trib Editorial on Limits of Presidential Power

Scott Matheson, a professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and constitutional law scholar, recently published an op-ed, “Security, liberty and the limits of presidential power” in The Salt Lake Tribune. In the op-ed, Matheson argues that President George W. Bush claimed “exceptional” executive power that undermined constitutionally guaranteed individual liberties.  He […]

Matheson Praises Student Contributions to Mine Safety Report

Students from the Pro Bono Initiative program at the University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law made major research contributions to the report of the Utah Mine Safety Commission that was presented to the Governor on Wednesday. Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. created the Commission last August in the aftermath of the Crandall […]