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Thursday, January 20, 2011


Two members of the 2011 Peter Jennings Project faculty made news this past week.

Carter Phillips, who will argue the PJP moot court on March 5, was noted in The New York Times for his argument before the Supreme Court in two cases, General Dynamics v United States and Boeing Company v United States, which have been consolidated into one. The cases involve the "states secrets" privilege of the federal government, which was at the heart of a dispute over the scratched building of the Navy stealth aircraft the A-12 Avenger.

Lisa Blatt, who appeared at the 2010 PJP and will be a fulltime faculty member in 2011, also argued before the High Court. Her case involved the pharmaceutical company Astra USA which is fighting a claim by Santa Clara County, California that it was unfairly charged when Astra exceeded negotiated Medicaid price limits.

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