Author Archives: Maureen Duffy

About Maureen Duffy

Maureen Duffy, B.S. (Journalism)(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); J.D. (cum laude)(Loyola University Chicago); LL.M. (Dean's Honours)(McGill University), Assistant Professor, Member of the Bars of the State of Illinois and the Northern District of Illinois. Professor Duffy joined the Faculty of Law in July 2010. She is originally from the United States, where she practiced law in Chicago for several years, first in private practice with Rudnick & Wolfe (now DLA Piper Rudnick), then as a specialist in the area of children's rights, with the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian, and, more recently, as an administrator/attorney with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. In addition to her legal experience, she has experience as an editor and writer in the publishing field. Professor Duffy is presently completing a doctorate in law at McGill University, where she was awarded the O'Brien Fellowship for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship. Her thesis explores shifting presumptions relating to criminal detentions, specifically focusing on these shifts in the context of terrorism detentions. During her LL.M. program at McGill, she was a researcher for the McGill Clinic for the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Her teaching and research interests include constitutional law, national security law, criminal procedure, international criminal law, international human rights law, children's law, and media and internet law.

Remembering Professor George Anastaplo

By: Maureen T. Duffy PDF Version: Remembering Professor George Anastaplo Since I have become a law professor, I often find myself remembering my own law school experiences, as comparisons are unavoidable. Because I teach Constitutional Law, I have been reminded … Continue reading

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A Provincial Proposal That Affects All Canadians

PDF Version: A Provincial Proposal That Affects All Canadians Policy commented on: Proposed Quebec Charter of Values As evidenced by the entries on our Faculty ABlawg, the recent announcement of the proposed “charter” of “values” in Quebec has led to … Continue reading

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Sliding Down the Slippery Slope

PDF version: Sliding Down the Slippery Slope Case considered: R. v. Loewen, 2010 ABCA 255 In the area of national security, the years since the attacks of September 11, 2001, have been characterized by an increased dominance of state power … Continue reading

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: An Unjust Ending to an Unjust Process for Omar Khadr

PDF version: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: An Unjust Ending to an Unjust Process for Omar Khadr Case Considered: United States v. Khadr (Mil. Com. Oct. 25, 2010) (plea agreement, not yet published) Confirming speculation that has been … Continue reading

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A Stay in the Khadr Litigation

Case Considered: Canada (Prime Minister) v. Khadr, 2010 FCA 199 The litigation saga of Omar Khadr continues. On July 22, 2010, the Federal Court of Appeal granted a stay pending appeal of the most recent order of the Federal Court … Continue reading

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The Third Time Is the Charm? The Ongoing Litigation Regarding Omar Khadr

PDF version: The Third Time Is the Charm? The Ongoing Litigation Regarding Omar Khadr Case considered: Khadr v. Canada (Prime Minister), 2010 FC 715. Omar Khadr, perhaps the most controversial of the detainees at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, … Continue reading

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