When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling Monday, Dec. 10, in the case of Kimbrough v. United States - effectively giving more sentencing power to federal judges in cocaine cases - Baylor Law Professor Mark Osler, Baylor law student Matt Acosta and Baylor law graduate Dustin Benham were overjoyed and felt some amount of vindication.
The Texas Supreme Court convened Dec. 6 at Baylor Law School for the third time in the court's modern history. Before the nine Justices heard arguments in two cases, Baylor Law School Dean Brad Toben and others paid tribute to the life and career of the late Texas Supreme Court Justice and former Baylor Law School Dean Charles W. Barrow, who died June 25, 2006.
The Texas Supreme Court will convene in the Jim Kronzer Appellate Advocacy Courtroom at Baylor University's Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center, the home of Baylor Law School, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. During their third visit to Baylor, the court will hear arguments in two cases. Prior to the arguments, Baylor will remember the late Hon. Charles Wallace Barrow, former Justice of the Texas Supreme Court (1977-84) and former dean of Baylor Law School (1984-91).