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June 28, 2010

At A Glance

Law professor Pettys blogs Kagan hearings for Des Moines Register

University of Iowa law professor Todd Pettys is again live blogging for the Des Moines Register during the summer’s hearings by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. This year, he will offer commentary on the hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan.

Pettys also live blogged the committee confirmation hearings for Sonia Sotomayor last summer. Like last year, Pettys will be blogging with Mark Kende, professor of law at Drake University.

Pettys' blog can be found on the Register’s website, at

20th Annual BP Golf Tournament benefits Children's Miracle Network

The 20th Annual BP Golf Tournament held June 21 at Brown Deer Golf Course in Coralville raised $40,000 for Children's Miracle Network to support pediatric patients and their families at University of Iowa Children's Hospital in Iowa City.

The 2010 fundraising effort contributed to the grand total of $725,000 that BP has donated to Children's Miracle Network from these golf tournaments over the past two decades.

Jim Mulgrew of Mulgrew Oil said that the longstanding relationship between BP and Children's Miracle Network demonstrates the company's committment to local causes. UI Children's Hospital is the state's only nationally ranked children's hospital.


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