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Sheldon Goldman, political science, says Democrats in the U.S. Senate would face a dilemma if President Donald J. Trump nominates minority candidates for judicial openings in the federal courts. 

A column in the Daily Hampshire Gazette written by Boone Shear, anthropology, and Brennan Tierney, a UMass Amherst undergraduate.

Paul M. Collins, Director of Legal Studies, says former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before Congress last week has cleared President Donald J. Trump of involvement with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Professor Leah Wing to speak at the 17th Annual Online Dispute Resolution Forum: “Equal Access to Information & Justice – Online Dispute Resolution” which will take place in Paris on June 12 and 13, 2017. 

Raymond J. La Raja, political science, comments in a story about why the American Hospital Association has been giving political contributions to Republican lawmakers who support repealing and replacing Obamacare, a position the AHA doesn’t support.

The Senior Celebration on May 3, 2017 was a great success!

Political Science held it’s annual scholarship lunch on May 4, 2017 in the UMass Campus Center’s Amherst Room.

On May 3, 2017, Legal Studies faculty and students gathered at the UMass University Club to honor this year’s Legal Studies scholarship winners.

Paul Musgrave, political science, writes a column in The Washington Post where he says President Donald J. Trump should close his Twitter account because he is using it to bypass the press and is making policy without consulting with the government establishment that is trained to make careful and considered policy decisions.

And now we have Parxit. On Thursday, President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change. What does this mean, and what are the effects?