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Abolition of the Child Welfare System 

Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts recently spoke with Apple News in Conversation about why the child welfare system should be abolished.

Health Care in the Court 

In The Regulatory Review, Prof. Allison Hoffman, analyzes the major health-related decisions of the Supreme Court’s last term.

Dangerous Opinion on Climate Change 

“[T[here is no escaping the conclusion that the opinion is dangerous on two fronts: for the climate and for administrative capacity more broadly,” writes Prof. Shelley Welton of the Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA.

‘Radical Shift in Doctrine’ 

“The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health overruling Roe v. Wade is a tectonic shift in the constitutional landscape,” writes Prof. Tobias Wolff.

The SEC and Climate-Related Disclosures 

Prof. Jill E. Fisch recently submitted a Comment Letter to the SEC regarding its authority to pursue climate-related disclosures.

Fractured State Responses 

Prof. Cary Coglianese discusses how states are responding to the Supreme Court’s decision that limits the EPA’s role in combatting climate change.

Supreme Court Citations 

In a concurring opinion in West Virginia v. EPA, Justice Gorsuch cited work published in The Regulatory Review and by Prof. Cary Coglianese.

‘Devastating’ Climate Change Decision 

Prof. Shelley Welton calls the decision “bad for climate change and bad for people in the administration who are working creatively on solutions to the big, important problems that are facing the nation.”

SCOTUS Curbs EPA on Climate Change 

Penn Carey Law faculty respond to the Court’s recent decision that limits the EPA’s role in combatting climate change.

Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors 

The Honorable Leo E. Strine Jr. L’88 has submitted a letter to the SEC arguing that the agency should require climate-related disclosures to investors.

Race and Regulation Podcast Series 

The Penn Program on Regulation’s “Race and Regulation Podcast Series” will focus on ensuring equal justice, dignity, and respect to all people.

Prof. Eric Feldman says SCOTUS decision denies ‘OSHA the opportunity to protect millions of workers from the possibility of COVID-19-related hospitalization and death’ 

Feldman is an expert in comparative public health law, particularly in the context of regulations surrounding COVID-19 and other urgent policy issues.

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September 29, 2022

LLM/ML Professional Social Media Presentation

Meredith Rovine, Penn Carey Law’s Public Relations Account Executive, will present a crash course in content strategy for professional accounts. By the end of the presentation, you will understand how to craft content that will increase visibility of your professional brand while expanding your professional network across the digital space. Register here: LLM Social Media Presentation (qualtrics.com)

September 29, 2022

The History & Future of The Indian Child Welfare Act: Implications for tribal sovereignty and native family preservation

Across the country, there are 574 federally recognized Native American tribes that have a government-to-government relationship with the United States. As sovereign nations, they have legal jurisdiction over their lands and citizens. However, until the passing of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), the authority of Tribes to exercise their exclusive jurisdiction over their Native children in child custody proceedings was not recognized. ICWA established procedural guidelines for placement and removal protocols that mandate notice to Native families and Tribes in all pending child custody proceedings to prioritize family integrity and adhere to tribal sovereignty. In recent years, ICWA has been a legal battleground between non-native families seeking to adopt native children and native families trying to keep children connected to their culture and communities. The current legal challenge to ICWA is headed to the Supreme Court, which could either reaffirm the constitutionality of the law acknowledging the special relationship between tribes and the federal government or strike it down as an unconstitutional “race-based” law in violation of equal protection and states’ rights. Join the Field Center and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School for a virtual webinar series this fall exploring the history and future of ICWA and the potential implications of the Supreme Court case for native children, families, and tribal sovereignty.

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Join Penn Carey Law current students to learn about their respective law school experiences and why they selected Penn. They welcome your questions and look forward to sharing what makes the Penn Carey Law community so unique. This session will last about an hour and WILL be recorded. Registration is required.