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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

July 2023: Faculty Scholarship & Impact


Navajo Legislation Would Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
Law 360 (ft. Marcia Zug)

Schools' lawsuits against social media giants may mark a tipping point
Denver Gazette (ft. Derek Black)
July 1, 2023

SC’s attorney general, chief justice battled over federal election law ruling. Who won?
The State (ft. Thomas Crocker)
July 5, 2023

High court rulings land with malice toward all
The Journal Gazette (ft. Kevin Brown)
July 5, 2023

Biden's Plan B on student loan forgiveness relies on Higher Education Act: What to know
The Break (ft. Derek Black)
July 5, 2023

Student debt: Why Biden's backup plan may wind up in trouble again at the Supreme Court
USA Today (ft. Derek Black)
July 5, 2023

Wisconsin’s Governor Is Teaching a Master Class on How to Outmaneuver the GOP
The Nation (ft. Derek Black)
July 6, 2023

Biden’s student debt backup plan likely faces a “big” test
NewsBeezer (ft. Derek Black)
July 9, 2023

Trump Says Parents Should Elect Principals. What Would That Look Like?
Education Week (ft. Derek Black)
July 14, 2023

Op-Ed: It’s not just the Costco shooting. Disabled people are often killed by police
Fresh Society (ft. Seth Stoughton)
July 15, 2023

Officials See Promise in a South Carolina Prison Unit Where ‘Restorative Justice’ Has Boosted Safety
AP (ft. Madalyn Wasilczuk)
July 19, 2023

New Federal Office Signals Shift in Approach to Self-Driving Cars
Detroit News (ft. Bryant Walker Smith)
July 21, 2023

Police Say Dogs Help Solve Crimes. Little Evidence Supports That.
UnDark (ft. Madalyn Wasilczuk)
July 24, 2023

Mystery Accidents: Teslas in 'Autopilot' crashing into emergency vehicles
The National Desk (ft. Bryant Walker Smith)
July 24. 2023

Brutal Ohio Police Dog Attack on Black Truck Driver Highlights Pattern, Echoes Violence of Slavery
Democracy Now! (ft. Madalyn Wasilczuk)
July 27, 2023

The Legal Saga of Uber’s Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash Is Over
Wired (ft. Bryant Walker Smith)
July 28, 2023


SCOTUS Cases Explained: Affirmative Action
WORT 89.9 FM Madison (ft. Derek Black)
July 5, 2023

We The People: Justice Gorsuch and Native American Law
National Constitution Center (ft. Marcia Zug)
July 20, 2023

Benjamin Means and Douglas Moll: Governance in Closely Held Corporations
Boardroom Governance Podcast (ft. Ben Means)
July 24, 2023


Kevin Brown
Uses of Federal Employment Law to Attack Human Trafficking of Dalits in the United States
Slavery Past, Present & Future:  7th Global Meeting
July 5, 2023

William Hubbard
Standards Changes - What's on the Horizon
ABA Deans Conference
July 7, 2023

Madalyn Wasilczuk
Death in the Shadows

CrimFest! at Brooklyn Law School
July 17, 2023

Seth Stoughton (with Geoff Alpert)
Excellence in Policing & Public Safety
Roundtable discussion hosted by Griffith University

July 17, 2023

Rebecca Plevel (co-presented with Bonnie Shucha, Amber Madole, Rachel Nelson, & David Greison)
Recognizing the Third Sovereign: Promoting Awareness of, Respect for, and Access to Native American Tribal Law
American Association of Law Librarians 2023 Annual Conference
July 17, 2023

Marcia Zug
In Conversation: Catawba Law and Indigenous Sovereignty
Columbia Museum of Art
July 20, 2023

Madalyn Wasilczuk
The Criminalization of the Pregnant Body

Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference
July 23, 2023

Clint Wallace
Major Questions in Tax Administration (as part of the panel on Teaching and Writing in a Constantly Evolving Administrative Law Landscape)
SEALS Conference

July 25, 2023

Amy Milligan & Eve Ross
Benefits and Risks of ChatGPT and Other Generative AI
1-hour of on-demand Continuing Legal Education for the SC Bar (recorded at the SC Bar’s in-house studio)
July 25, 2023

Tessa Davis
Supreme Court Review (Tax, Environmental, & Administrative Law) Panel
SEALS Conference

July 26, 2023


Bryant Walker Smith (with Bryce Pilz)
Protecting Individuals, Institutions, and Innovation in the U.S. Government's Crackdown on "Foreign Influence", 84 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 253 (2022)

David Linnan
Central Bank Digital Currencies in the Indonesian Setting:  Questions & Choices, Journal of Central Bank Law and Institutions (Summer 2023)

Central Bank Digital Currencies or CBDC have attracted increasing attention worldwide. Discussions take place chiefly at the institutional central bank level, and among financial and monetary economists, but now are moving into legal and political spaces. Meanwhile, Bank Indonesia or BI, the Indonesian central bank, has been an active proponent of a digital rupiah for several years, focused seemingly on payment system improvements, problematic to the extent on-going digitalization of the economy is not purely a payment system exercise. The Indonesian Parliament or DPR recently authorized in Law No. 4/2023 BI’s creation and management of a digital rupiah, but open issues remain: (1) the DPR’s emphasis in its guidelines for the digital rupiah contemplates currently only a domestic rather than cross-border digital rupiah; (2) the DPR seemingly contemplated broader financial inclusion and more equitable development as a practical matter, while BI’s prior proposals seemed more efficiency and banking sector directed; and (3) domestic CBDC’s introduction probably constitutes a dress rehearsal for eventual international CBDC, so a planning function lies hidden. Digital rupiah’s implementation presumably lies 12-24 months ahead, taking place under a new Indonesian President to be elected in 2024, implying also new senior financial sector regulators. The best legal approach would be for BI to manage the digital rupiah through external clearing and settlement institutions, and there are numerous international economic law complications in the hidden planning exercise if domestic is to become international digital rupiah over time. Developing versus developed country CBDC concerns are simply different. 

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