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  1. Court leans toward allowing flag with cross to fly at Boston City Hall

    Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Initiative similarly filed an amicus brief in this case. The program’s interim director, Nicole Stelle Garnett, a Notre Dame law professor, said this case provides the court with the chance to “clarify that religious voices are welcome in the public square and that our nation and communities are enriched by them.”

  2. Family seeks to sue Lebanon over dead father’s captivity

    Mary Ellen O’Connell, a professor at the Notre Dame Law School, said it may be challenging for a case to be brought against Lebanon, which is not designated a “state sponsor of terrorism.”

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    Mary Ellen O'Connell

    Notre Dame Law School

  3. EXPLAINER: Microsoft’s Activision buy could shake up gaming

    Pushing more people into such virtual social networks will not be all fun and games, however, and could amplify existing problems with online harassment, trolling and identity theft, according to Elizabeth Renieris, founding director of the Technology Ethics Lab at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Elizabeth Renieris

    Elizabeth M. Renieris

    Notre Dame-IBM Technology Ethics Lab

  4. Biden’s soft-power policy faces reality of Xi-Putin big-power world

    “Big-power politics is back in a big way. It’s not a reality President Biden can wish away or ignore,” says Michael Desch, a professor of international relations at the University of Notre Dame and founding director of the university’s International Security Center. 

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    Michael Desch

    Political Science

  5. Academic research award: smart ideas with real-world impact

    Sridhar worked with the lead author, Yixing Chen at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, as well as colleagues from Ivy College of Business, Iowa State University and Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, alongside two researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

  6. Opening the Word: An awe for Scripture

    Catherine Cavadini, Ph.D., is the assistant chair of the Department of Theology and director of the master’s in theology program at the University of Notre Dame.

  7. American secularism is growing — and growing more complicated

    “Secularism is at the very heart of the battles for the soul of the Democratic Party,” write the authors, political scientists John C. Green of the University of Akron and David E. Campbell and Geoffrey C. Layman, both of the University of Notre Dame.

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    David Campbell

    Political Science

    Geoff Layman

    Geoffrey Layman

    Department of Political Science

  8. The Right Questions

    Virtue ethics, as Notre Dame’s Meghan Sullivan and Paul Blaschko contend, offers a method for reasoning about, and gaining new insights into, these age-old questions.

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    Meghan Sullivan

    Department of Philosophy

  9. Does 5G dangerously crowd the spectrum? Federal referee may help.

    Altimeter interference is a “valid” concern, says Monisha Ghosh, professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, who worked as chief technology officer at the FCC until last June, but she adds that tests in other countries where 5G has been deployed did not show evidence of interference.

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    Monisha Ghosh

    Electrical Engineering

  10. Guess Who’s Secretly Backing This ‘Anti-Smoking’ Vape Group

    Lloyd Mayer, nonprofit law expert at the University of Notre Dame School of Law, said that the setup and its corporate ties reminded him of another Koch-fueled effort, the American Legislative Exchange Council, which consulted with private entities in drafting model legislation to pass to lawmakers.

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    Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer

    Lloyd Mayer

    Notre Dame Law School

  11. The rehabilitation of Trump national security officials says a lot about Washington

    “There is a very narrow range of acceptable opinion, and if you’re within it you can weather a lot. Both Pottinger and O’Brien in many respects are inside the Beltway consensus on the big issues of the day,” said Michael Desch, a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Michael Desch

    Political Science

  12. Jan 6, 2025: The day democracy dies?

    Matthew E. K. Hall is the David A. Potenziani Memorial College Professor of Constitutional Studies, Professor of Political Science, Concurrent Professor of Law, and Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame.

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    Matthew Hall

    Political Science

  13. US democracy is still under threat a year after Capitol chaos

    By Robert Schmuhl, professor emeritus of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and adjunct professor in the School of Law and Government at DCU. He is the author of The Glory and the Burden: The American Presidency from FDR to Trump.

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    Robert Schmuhl

    Robert Schmuhl

    American Studies

  14. How Marxism ‘Won’ the War of Ideas

    Francis X. Maier is a senior research associate at Notre Dame’s Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government and a senior fellow in Catholic studies at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

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