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Alumni News Recap: January 2014

Anna Adams '12, Dean J. Lederer '99, and 14 other attorneys filed a Joint Comment in Opposition to the Oregon State Bar’s Proposal to Amend RPC 8.4 with the Supreme Court of Oregon. The amendment would limit Christian attorneys' right to practice law based on their beliefs. The Supreme Court of Oregon has not made a decision.

Joshua Bachman '09 and Daniel Baker '08 helped investigate whether health information privacy laws include anti-abortion research and medical clinics. The project was for the National Institute of Family Life Advocates (NIFLA).

Matt Osman '01, a District Court judge for Mecklenburg County, N.C., was appointed to the North Carolina Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force.

Keila Molina ('12), Director of community relations and hispanic affairs for the Honorable Edward R. Royce, 39th Congressional District (CA), co-published with Professor Kohm an article in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal. The article is titled "Are We There Yet? Immigration Reform for the Best Interests of Children."

Megan Lindsey '07 was quoted in "Looking for a life locked away," an article in the Sun Sentinel about adopted children who seek their birth information.

Kerry Hodges '07 has been elected partner at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, a leading Phoenix-based law firm.Thanks to work from Noel Sterett '06 and L. Shaw Sullivan '07, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin approved a settlement that resolved a lawsuit between a church’s Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) and the City of Milwaukee. Because of the settlement, the church can continue to operate at its current location and receives financial compensation for damages and attorneys’ fees.

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