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Photograph: Judge Daniel Coble. Permissible Inference or Impermissible Burden Shift: How the Supreme Court Could Decide State v. Glover by Judge Daniel Coble | March 18, 2019
In Unreasonable Suspicion: Kansas’s Adoption of the Owner-as-Driver Rule, Benjamin Donovan gives a spot-on analysis of the Kansas Court of Appeal’s ruling in State v. Glover. Donovan makes an articulate and convincing examination of the issue he sees most glaring in this case: reasonable suspicion (or the lack thereof). However, I believe that this case hinges on something more important: burden shifting. And if the Supreme Court is to grant the state’s petition for certiorari, it will do so to address this fundamental issue.

Recent Comment

Inter Partes Reviews Are Not Takings: You Never Had a Right [Brief for the Petitioner, Advanced Audio Devices, LLC v. HTC Corp., 139 S. Ct. 334 (2018) (No. 18-183), 2018 WL 3819620]

Jesse Nation | February 28, 2019 | Read this comment

Summary: Inter partes reviews (“IPRs”) are not takings. This Comment will argue the background principle defense is an affirmative defense that bars patent owners from winning a takings challenge against IPRs because if an IPR cancels a patent, the patent owner never had a right to the patent.

Preferred Citation: Jesse Nation, Inter Partes Reviews Are Not Takings: You Never Had a Right, 58 Washburn L.J. Online 89 (2019), http://washburnlaw.edu/wljonline/nation-interpartesreviews

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42nd Annual Foulston Siefkin Lecture
Photograph: Matthew Tokson.

Washburn University School of Law
and the Washburn Law Journal
proudly present

Matthew Tokson
Associate Professor
University of Utah
S.J. Quinney College of Law

"The Next Wave of Fourth Amendment Challenges after Carpenter"

Thursday – March 28, 2019
12:10-1:10 p.m. – Room 114

Volume 58 Editor-in-Chief and Board

Jeremy E. Koehler, is the Washburn Law Journal Volume 58 Editor-in-Chief.

Volume 59 Editor-In-Chief

Congratulations to Nicolette Rodriquez, recently selected as Washburn Law Journal Volume 59 Editor-in-Chief.