WVU Celebrates Constitution Day With Case Analysis

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Morgantown, W.Va. (Ap) -- To celebrate constitution day, the West Virginia University College of Law will dissect cases from the U.S. Supreme Court's term last year.

The event is 4 p.m. Thursday.

Professor Anne Lofasco will discuss two labor law rulings, including one that says it's legal for a union to charge nonmember public employees a service fee.

Professor Bob Bastress will discuss a case involving Virginia-based Massey Energy and a State Supreme Court Justice's failure to recuse himself from an appeal despite possible conflict of interest.

Professor Gerald Ashdown will discuss criminal law and procedure, including a ruling on post-conviction DNA evidence.

And professor Valorie Vojdki will discuss the case of a Muslim man detained after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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