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Professor Jeff MaineTax Cuts and American Innovation

By Professor Jeff Maine

I’ve been spending a lot time these days studying the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) passed in December 2017. It represents one of the most significant overhauls of our tax code in more than three decades. Among the many changes made, the TCJA lowered tax rates for all of us and expanded tax breaks for investments in manufacturing equipment and machinery…

Professor Jeff ThalerHot times: why you should focus on regulations, not courtrooms

By Visiting Professor Jeffrey Thaler

On August 20, 2018 the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Spokane, Washington was 306 – meaning it was not only deemed “hazardous” to residents, but also was more than double the AQIs that day of Beijing, China (81) and Delhi, India (173). The Spokane hazards are due to some of the worst wildfires on record…

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Professor Chris NorthropProfessor Christopher Northrop awarded 2018 Robert E. Shepherd Award from the National Juvenile Defender Center

The award is presented annually for outstanding advocacy and dedication in the field of juvenile defense. Professor Northrop received the award on October 27, 2018 at the National Juvenile Defender Center’s Summit in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Scott Dolan ’19 argues appeal in front of Maine’s highest court

Scott Dolan, a student attorney in Maine Law’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, argued his first appeal in front of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on October 23, 2018. The case, Edward Arbour v. Department of Corrections, concerned Mr. Arbour’s challenge of an administrative disciplinary punishment that he received while he was a prisoner at the Maine State Prison.

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