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They missed their U.S. court dates because they were kidnapped. Now...
They missed their U.S. court dates because they were kidnapped. Now...

The future is uncertain for thousands of asylum seekers who have had their cases closed while remaining in Mexico. Haiyun Damon-Feng, Gates Public Service Law Program assistant director, is quoted. (Source: The Washington Post)

After a day of emotional testimony, here’s what experts expect next
After a day of emotional testimony, here’s what experts expect next

Mary Fan, a former federal prosecutor who teaches criminal law and criminal proceedings at the University of Washington School of Law, said that the defense strategy appeared to rely on “split-second syndrome.” (Source: The New York Times)

Father and Son Abducted in Mexico Are Allowed into the U.S.
U.S.-Mexico border wall
Father and Son Abducted in Mexico Are Allowed into the U.S.

Haiyun Damon-Feng, assistant director of UW Law's Gates Public Service Law Program, and Isabel Skilton 2L secured humanitarian parole for the man and his son, who were kidnapped after returning to Mexico under the Trump administration's MPP program. (Source: The New York Times)

State Retreats From Diploma Privilege Policy
State Retreats From Diploma Privilege Policy

Dean Mario Barnes’ December letter to the Washington Supreme Court, in which he urged the Court to extend diploma privilege to February 2021 bar applicants, is quoted. Source: Above the Law.

Banning Trump from Twitter and Facebook isn’t nearly enough
Banning Trump from Twitter and Facebook isn’t nearly enough

UW Law Professor Ryan Calo and NUSL Professor Woodrow Hartzog write that despite knowing their tools would be used in ways that lead to violence, social media companies did too little, for too long. (Source: The Los Angeles Times)

Our state constitution’s surprising right-to-bear-arms language
Our state constitution’s surprising right-to-bear-arms language

UW Law Professor Hugh Spitzer discusses language in Washington's Constitution that establishes a right to bear arms while reinforcing the Legislature’s power to control or ban private militia groups. (Source: The Seattle Times)