In the Spotlight


Balancing Security with Liberty

Balancing Security with Liberty | Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently delivered a keynote at GW Law as part of a symposium hosted by the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council. In his talk, Mr. Johnson addressed several pressing issues, including this year's child immigration crisis and ISIS. He also emphasized the challenge of balancing world safety with protecting the liberties of Americans. "We cannot do [our job] at the cost of sacrificing who we are as a nation of people who value freedom of movement, privacy, civil liberties and cherish diversity and heritage," he said. "Every day I think about striking that right balance in homeland security."

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Military Contractors<br>Prep for ISIL Action

Military Contractors
Prep for ISIL Action | Over the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States government spent more than 200 billion dollars on private military contractors. As the Pentagon reaches out to the private sector again for estimates on confronting ISIL, Steven Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law, spoke to Al Jazeera about the widespread use of contractors. "The reality today for the United States, and frankly for many countries around the world, is that the military simply can't function without the support of arms-bearing contractors specifically and broader contractors generally," said Professor Schooner.

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Asylum After 16 Years

Asylum After 16 Years | After more than 16 years, an immigration judge granted humanitarian asylum to a GW Law Immigration Clinic client. Immigration Clinic Paralegal Jonathan Bialosky, JD '10, writes a blog post detailing how the client qualified for "other serious harm" asylum because of past persecution and serious medical conditions. According to Mr. Bialosky, "One doctor wrote a letter stating that sending my client to Sierra Leone was a 'death sentence,' and that he wouldn't last more than a few weeks there." The immigration judge agreed; the merits hearing lasted just 20 minutes.

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50 Years at GW Law

50 Years at GW Law | This month, Professor James E. Starrs entered the classroom for his 50th and final year on the George Washington University faculty. Professor Starrs, who holds a joint appointment with GW Law and the Forensic Sciences Department in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is well-known at the university for taking on famous forensic science cases. "I've enjoyed the students immensely. It's been a wonderful, constant wave of students," he said of his half-century at GW. "This last class of mine, 18 students, are just marvelous, they ask intelligent questions and are so wonderful. Every year is better as you go."

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Alumnus Awarded

Alumnus Awarded "Genius Grant" | The MacArthur Foundation announced Jonathan Rapping, JD '95, as one of its 2014 MacArthur Fellows for his work training public defenders in the South. Affectionately known as "genius grants," the fellowships award a $625,000 cash prize to "talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction." Through his nonprofit Gideon's Promise, Mr. Rapping works to change the culture of the public defense system by teaching new lawyers important skills in a structured multi-year program. Three GW Law alumni are part of the organization's 2014 class.

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News & Events

With several events taking place each day, GW Law is a hub of legal activity. From moot court competitions judged by Supreme Court justices to lectures by prominent legal minds to career development programs, the Law School is always abuzz with activities that benefit students, faculty, and the GW community.

 

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero"

Professor Jeffrey Rosen sat down with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to ask a series of questions, both personal and professional. Among other answers, Justice Ginsburg discussed how it feels to be an internet sensation, what she thinks is the worst ruling produced by the current Supreme Court, and what her message is to those who view her as a role model.


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News Stories


Balancing Security with Liberty
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently delivered a keynote at GW Law as part of a symposium hosted by the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council. In his talk, Mr. Johnson addressed several pressing issues, including this year's child immigration crisis and ISIS. He also emphasized the challenge of balancing world safety with protecting the liberties of Americans. "We cannot do [our job] at the cost of sacrificing who we are as a nation of people who value freedom of movement, privacy, civil liberties and cherish diversity and heritage," he said. "Every day I think about striking that right balance in homeland security."
September 24, 2014 . Read more

Military Contractors Prep for ISIL Action
Over the past decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States government spent more than 200 billion dollars on private military contractors. As the Pentagon reaches out to the private sector again for estimates on confronting ISIL, Steven Schooner, Nash & Cibinic Professor of Government Procurement Law, spoke to Al Jazeera about the widespread use of contractors. "The reality today for the United States, and frankly for many countries around the world, is that the military simply can't function without the support of arms-bearing contractors specifically and broader contractors generally," said Professor Schooner.
September 23, 2014 . Read more

Asylum After 16 Years
After more than 16 years, an immigration judge granted humanitarian asylum to a GW Law Immigration Clinic client. Immigration Clinic Paralegal Jonathan Bialosky, JD '10, writes a blog post detailing how the client qualified for "other serious harm" asylum because of past persecution and serious medical conditions. According to Mr. Bialosky, "One doctor wrote a letter stating that sending my client to Sierra Leone was a 'death sentence,' and that he wouldn't last more than a few weeks there." The immigration judge agreed; the merits hearing lasted just 20 minutes.
September 22, 2014 . Read more

50 Years at GW Law
This month, Professor James E. Starrs entered the classroom for his 50th and final year on the George Washington University faculty. Professor Starrs, who holds a joint appointment with GW Law and the Forensic Sciences Department in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is well-known at the university for taking on famous forensic science cases. "I've enjoyed the students immensely. It's been a wonderful, constant wave of students," he said of his half-century at GW. "This last class of mine, 18 students, are just marvelous, they ask intelligent questions and are so wonderful. Every year is better as you go."
September 18, 2014 . Read more

Alumnus Awarded "Genius Grant"
The MacArthur Foundation announced Jonathan Rapping, JD '95, as one of its 2014 MacArthur Fellows for his work training public defenders in the South. Affectionately known as "genius grants," the fellowships award a $625,000 cash prize to "talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction." Through his nonprofit Gideon's Promise, Mr. Rapping works to change the culture of the public defense system by teaching new lawyers important skills in a structured multi-year program. Three GW Law alumni are part of the organization's 2014 class.
September 17, 2014 . Read more

Professor Ross Discusses Parental Rights on Capitol Hill
During a hearing on a proposed constitutional amendment about parental rights, Professor Catherine J. Ross testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice to share her expertise in constitutional and family law. Discussing the proposal in depth, Professor Ross explained why the amendment is unnecessary and could "threaten to transform the law in several respects with potentially harmful results."
September 16, 2014 . Read more

Ginsburg Talks Women's Rights
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited GW on Friday for an early celebration of Constitution Day. Senior Associate Dean Christopher A. Bracey introduced Justice Ginsburg, who recounted her career as a trailblazer for women’s rights that began in an era when firms were upfront about not hiring female lawyers. During her conversation with Professor Maeva Marcus, she explained that despite many advances, there is still work left for women to gain equal rights. However, Justice Ginsburg did say that she takes comfort in the fact that three out of nine justices are female. "It looks like we're there to stay—one third of the court, no longer one-at-a-time curiosities."
September 15, 2014 . Read more

Focusing on Civil Discourse
The Philadelphia Inquirer and Professor Jeffrey Rosen discuss his work at The National Constitution Center. Since taking over as President and CEO, Professor Rosen has organized a series of public forums featuring perspectives from all sides of constitutional issues, from gun control to drone strikes. "It is important in these polarized times for there to be a place where people can engage in constitutional conversations," he said. "This defines who we are as Americans. It is thrilling to see that people who disagree on everything else agree that we are defined by these documents."
September 10, 2014 . Read more

Gift Creates Health Law Research Professorship
The George Washington University Law School received a $400,000 gift from the estate of John "Jack" Stafford, LLB '62, to create the John R. and Inge P. Stafford Faculty Research Professorship. The professorship will help advance GW Law's health law curriculum. "The John R. and Inge P. Stafford Faculty Research Professorship will honor our father's distinguished career in the field of health law," said Jennifer Stafford Farrow, Mr. Stafford’s daughter. "It reflects his belief that a GW Law education prepares students for practice and helps them to cross borders of separate academic disciplines by encouraging them to engage the world in enterprising and innovative ways."
September 09, 2014 . Read more

"A Lame Civil Rights Record"
For Politico, Michael Selmi, Samuel Tyler Research Professor of Law, writes about the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) record on civil rights under the Obama Administration. The DOJ is currently investigating Ferguson's police force for a history of abusive actions, but according to Professor Selmi, who previously worked for its civil rights division, this type of investigation has been rare. "Much of the time, the vaunted Obama-Holder civil rights division has been reactive—responding to complaints filed by outside parties, rather than initiating investigations on its own."
September 08, 2014 . Read more

Experiential Learning at GW Law
The Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics released a new video about their programs. Hear from Associate Deans and former students about the value of working in the clinics and applying law school knowledge to real legal situations.
September 05, 2014 . Watch the video

The 2014 Cummins Grant Scholar
This semester, GW Law welcomes Aniceto Masferrer, Professor of Legal History and Comparative Law at the University of Valencia, who received the 2014 Cummins Grant. Established by Richard and Diane Cummins in 2011, the grant provides a stipend to support short-term historical research using special collections at GW's Jacob Burns Law Library, which is noted for its continental historical legal collections. Professor Masferrer currently serves as President of the European Society for Comparative Legal History and will conduct research on the comparative development of criminal law.
September 03, 2014 . Read more

"Russia and Ukraine: What is the Role of International Law?"
The International and Comparative Law Program held a panel discussion about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine as its first event of the semester. The panel took place hours after Russia allegedly sent up to 1,000 troops across the border. Professors Sean Murphy, Dinah Shelton, and Michael Matheson joined Associate Dean Susan Karamanian to address a variety of complex topics, including Russia's use of force, the role of regional entities, and relevant international humanitarian laws.
September 02, 2014 . Read more

Same-sex Marriage on Hold
Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, sat down with Fox 5 News to explain the U.S. Supreme Court's stay on Virginia's same-sex marriage ruling. Dean Morrison noted that several similar cases are coming through the federal court system and that the Supreme Court could take any or all of those cases. He expects the justices will take a same-sex marriage case sometime this fall, hear it in the spring, and announce a decision sometime by the first of July 2015.
August 27, 2014 . Watch the video

Discussing the Air Quality Act of 1967
Acting Dean of Students Robin Juni appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss the history and current state of the Clean Air Act. Dean Juni, who teaches in the Environmental and Energy Law Program and practiced environmental law for almost 20 years before joining GW, explained the evolution of air quality legislation and answered questions from callers.
August 21, 2014 . Watch the video

Alumnus Awarded ABA's Highest Honor
The American Bar Association awarded General Earl E. Anderson, Ret. USMC, JD '52, with its highest honor, the ABA Medal. The award is given only when the ABA Board of Governors decides a nominee has provided exceptional service to the law and the legal profession, with past recipients including Justice Thurgood Marshall, Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. "The contributions of General Earl Anderson over the past 60-plus years will resonate within the ABA for decades," said ABA President James Silkenat.
August 20, 2014 . Read more

Obamacare's Grave Danger
For Salon, Jonathan R. Siegel, F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Research Professor of Law, writes about a potential threat to the Affordable Care Act. Two federal courts of appeals have issued conflicting rulings on a critical provision within the health care law, the more favorable of which enables the IRS to interpret ambiguous statutory language. Under President Obama, the IRS' interpretation allows the Affordable Care Act to function, but as Professor Siegel explains, “The next president, by simple executive action, without need for congressional approval, could potentially undo this critical piece of the Affordable Care Act's statutory scheme.”
August 19, 2014 . Read more

GW Wins ABA Environmental Law Award
The American Bar Association awarded GW Law's Environmental and Energy Law Program the 2014 Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) Award for Distinguished Achievement in Environmental Law and Policy. The award recognizes the collective achievements of the program, which has taught environmental law to more than 4,000 students over its 44-year history, more than 2,000 of whom are practicing environmental and energy lawyers. "GW Law continues to build on its many years of leadership in environmental and energy law to enable our students to take on the complex environmental and energy challenges of the 21st century," said Associate Dean for Environmental Law Studies Lee Paddock.
August 18, 2014 . Read more

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Honor Constitution Day on Campus
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will join the GW community this September to celebrate Constitution Day. In an event at Lisner Auditorium, Justice Ginsburg will speak with Maeva Marcus, a GW Law professor and director of the Institute for Constitutional History. "The event allows our students to hear directly from a seasoned Supreme Court Justice—an experience unlike any other," said Christopher A. Bracey, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. GW Law students will be able to reserve free tickets beginning August 27 with a code. Reservations will be open to the public on September 2 at noon.
August 11, 2014 . Read more

Adjunct Takes on White House Role
Professorial Lecturer in Law Roy L. Austin, Jr. has a new office close to campus. Earlier this year, he began working on the White House Domestic Policy Council as the new Deputy Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity. Professor Austin is charged with overseeing the President's agenda to build opportunities for those working to make it into the middle class. In this new role, he will focus on policy areas that include criminal justice and civil rights, community development, workers' rights, and homelessness.
August 11, 2014 .

"Five Myths About Impeachment"
Forty years ago this week, Richard Nixon resigned to avoid his likely impeachment by the U.S. House of Representatives. Noting the anniversary, Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, explains five myths about impeachments in The Washington Post, including his thoughts on current threats against President Barack Obama. Professor Turley has previously testified in Congress about impeachment and served as lead defense counsel for Judge Thomas Porteous at his 2010 U.S. Senate impeachment trial.
August 04, 2014 . Read more

Interim Dean Maggs Wins Award at U.S. Army War College
At its 2014 graduation ceremony, the U.S. Army War College recognized Interim Dean and Col. Gregory E. Maggs for his paper "Cyber Attack: A Declared U.S. Cyber Defense Policy." Dean Maggs, who graduated from the War College on the same day, said, "Learning about national security will help me both as a senior officer in the Army Reserve and as the co-director of the National Security Law LLM program at GW." Among the attendees was GW Law alumnus Les Megyeri, JD '68, and his wife, Kathy. Mr. Megyeri added, "It is a great accomplishment, not only to graduate from the War College, but to win the writing award."
August 01, 2014 . Read more

Staking a Claim
A Virginia man made the news last week after planting a flag to claim contested land between Egypt and Sudan with the intention of being king and naming his daughter princess. Professor Edward Swaine explained to an international news agency what it would take for the "Kingdom of North Sudan" to be valid under international law. "At a basic level, he has to be correct in asserting that this is unclaimed land," Professor Swaine said.
July 29, 2014 . Watch the interview

Faculty Scholarship: Marriage Markets
The New York Times profiled Professor Naomi Cahn's recent book Marriage Markets. Written with June Carbone of the University of Minnesota Law School, the book explains that marriage no longer works for many American families because of increasing inequality, and it further addresses how family law must change to protect children of this new paradigm. According to the profile, it is "a crisp and cogent account—rich with detail and utterly free of legalese—of America’s failure to invest in its children."
July 28, 2014 . Read more

Fighting Crimes Against Humanity
The U.N. International Law Commission has appointed Sean D. Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, as a Special Rapporteur for Crimes Against Humanity. In this role, Professor Murphy will guide the Commission in drafting an international treaty that will reach the U.N. General Assembly. "The idea in the treaty is to address a current gap in international law," he said. "Unlike genocide and serious war crimes, we have no treaty that regulates inter-state cooperation—such as extradition and mutual legal assistance—on the other core crime of international law, crimes against humanity."
July 25, 2014 .

In Memoriam: Stephen M. Goldman
Stephen M. Goldman, a highly regarded member of the GW Law adjunct faculty, passed away on July 10. Professor Goldman taught Corporations at the law school and published on issues related to pre-trial practice, including preparation of witnesses for deposition, and corporate governance. After earning a law degree in 1971, he clerked with The Hon. John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, worked at law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP, and published a book on ethical choices and legal obligations in the office.
July 23, 2014 . Read more

Visiting Scholar Named ASIL Interim Director
The American Society of International Law (ASIL) named GW Law Visiting Scholar Ronald Bettauer as its interim executive director for the duration of its search for a permanent director. Mr. Bettauer is a long-time ASIL member and retired deputy legal adviser of the U.S. Department of State. While at GW Law, he has written several pieces for legal publications and has also been instrumental in the establishment of the annual "Live from L" event hosted by the International and Comparative Law Program and co-sponsored by the ABA Section of International Law and ASIL.
July 21, 2014 .

Alumna on the Federal Bench
Linda V. Parker, JD '83, now sits on the federal bench in Eastern Michigan. The U.S. Senate confirmed her earlier this year after her nomination by President Obama. Prior to her nomination, Ms. Parker served as the director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, a federal prosecutor, and a partner at Dickinson Wright. She began her legal career in Washington, D.C., working as a staff attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as a law clerk in the District of Columbia Superior Court.
August 14, 2013 . Read more


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Faculty in the News


Businessweek . October 01, 2014
Robert Tuttle is quoted about legal battles over church property that arise when congregations split. More

U.S. News & World Report . September 30, 2014
John Banzhaf is quoted about California’s new law designed to address sexual assault on college campuses. More

National Journal . September 30, 2014
John Banzhaf is mentioned for urging the FCC to ban the use of the word “Redskins” on TV stations. More

The Wall Street Journal . September 30, 2014
John Banzhaf is mentioned for his petition urging the FCC not to renew the broadcast license of WWXX-FM, which is owned by the Washington Redskins. More

The Associated Press . September 30, 2014
Alan Morrison is quoted from his testimony before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit about a ban on campaign contributions by government contractors. More

Politico . September 30, 2014
Alan Morrison is quoted from his testimony before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit about a ban on campaign contributions by government contractors. More

Vox . September 30, 2014
Jeffrey Rosen is quoted from his in-depth interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.More

MSNBC . September 29, 2014
Stephen Saltzburg is quoted about the next selection for attorney general. More

The Washington Times . September 28, 2014
Jonathan Turley is mentioned as a good fit to serve as a special prosecutor for the Department of Justice under the new attorney general. More

The Wall Street Journal . September 28, 2014
Alan Morrison is quoted about an appeals court case that challenges bans on campaign contributions by individual and corporate contractors. More

The Hill . September 26, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about use-of-force resolutions usurping the power of Congress to declare war. More

Newsweek . September 26, 2014
Orin Kerr is quoted about the law enforcement implications of Apple’s upgraded encryption on iOS 8. More

The Washington Post . September 25, 2014
Orin Kerr is quoted about new smartphone encryption by Apple and Google that makes the devices inaccessible to law enforcement. More

The Washington Examiner . September 25, 2014
John Banzhaf is quoted about the decreasing use of the word “Redskins” in professional football broadcasts. More

CBS Radio . September 25, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about Eric Holder’s legacy following his resignation as U.S. Attorney General. More

CNBC . September 25, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is quoted about Warren Buffet’s tendencies when betting on big stocks. More

Voice of America . September 25, 2014
Stephen Saltzburg is quoted about the legacy of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. More

USA Today . September 25, 2014
Jonathan Turley writes about the resignation and legacy of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. More

MSNBC . September 24, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about President Obama’s legal basis for airstrikes in Syria. More

The Washington Post . September 24, 2014
John Banzhaf is profiled for his legal efforts against the team name of the Washington Redskins. More

The Wall Street Journal . September 22, 2014
Orin Kerr is quoted about new levels of smartphone encryption by Apple and Google. More

Reuters . September 22, 2014
Peter Raven-Hansen is quoted about a case seeking to hold a bank liable for handling transactions linked to a terrorist group. More

The Atlantic . September 22, 2014
Peter Raven-Hansen is quoted about constitutional arguments in the D.C. statehood debate. More

The New York Times . September 21, 2014
Orin Kerr is quoted about a child pornography case that relied on military involvement to gather evidence. More

The Globe and Mail . September 20, 2014
Naomi Cahn is quoted from her book Marriage Markets: How Inequality is Remaking the American Family. More

Bloomberg . September 19, 2014
Arthur Wilmarth is quoted about separating swaps units from banking operations. More

Delaware Online . September 19, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is mentioned for his new book about Warren Buffett and corporate culture. More

Al Jazeera . September 18, 2014
Steven Schooner is interviewed about the use of private military contractors in Iraq. More

Bloomberg . September 17, 2014
Arthur Wilmarth is quoted about Citigroup's growing involvement in derivatives trading. More

The Washington Times . September 17, 2014
Laura Dickinson is quoted about the State Department’s dependence on military contractors. More

Bloomberg Radio . September 17, 2014
Michael Selmi discusses the legal implications of Walmart’s new dress code. More

Delaware Online . September 14, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham explains how the Baltimore Ravens and other U.S. businesses can fire employees for misconduct. More

Fox News Channel . September 13, 2014
John Banzhaf is mentioned for petitioning the FCC to ban the term “Redskins” in public broadcasts. More

Yahoo News . September 12, 2014
Naomi Cahn is quoted about when parents are liable for crimes committed by their children. More

U.S. News & World Report . September 11, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the executive branch conducting sustained military operations in Iraq and Syria. More

Foreign Policy . September 10, 2014
Peter Raven-Hansen is quoted about President Obama not seeking congressional approval for military engagements in Iraq. More

NBC News . September 10, 2014
Joan Meier is quoted about the media’s treatment of the Ray Rice domestic abuse story. More

WTOP . September 10, 2014
John Banzhaf is mentioned for his challenge to the broadcast licenses of radio stations owned by the Washington Redskins. More

The Wall Street Journal . September 10, 2014
John Banzhaf is mentioned for his petition urging the FCC to not renew the broadcast license of the Washington Redskins’ flagship local radio station. More

The Times-Picayune . September 06, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about how the corruption trial of former Congressman William Jefferson contributed to the conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell. More

The Washington Post . September 05, 2014
Cynthia Lee is quoted about the origins of the “gay panic” defense. More

Bloomberg . September 04, 2014
Jeffrey Manns is quoted about potential lawsuits against McGraw Hill's credit-rating business. More

Reuters . September 04, 2014
Michael Selmi is quoted about the U.S. Department of Justice civil investigation into the police department of Ferguson, Missouri. More

National Journal . September 04, 2014
Ira Lupu is quoted about a potential U.S. Supreme Court case on whether or not inmates can keep beards on religious grounds. More

Roll Call . September 04, 2014
John Banzhaf is interviewed about the petition he filed with the FCC opposing the renewal of radio station licenses owned by the Washington Redskins. More

Politico . September 04, 2014
Michael Selmi writes about the U.S. Department of Justice’s record on civil rights under President Obama. More

The Washington Examiner . September 03, 2014
John Banzhaf is profiled for a petition he filed with the FCC challenging the license of a radio station owned by the Washington Redskins. More

The New Republic . September 02, 2014
Joan Meier is quoted about the NFL’s new domestic violence rules. More

The New York Times . September 02, 2014
Ira Lupu is quoted about a potential U.S. Supreme Court case considering whether prison officials may prohibit Muslim inmates from growing the beards required by their faiths. More

MSNBC . August 29, 2014
John Banzhaf is mentiond for his potential challenges to radio station licenses held by Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins. More

The Hill . August 29, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about President Obama’s use of executive power. More

WTOP . August 28, 2014
John Banzhaf is interviewed about his potential challenge to radio station licenses held by the owner of the Washington Redskins. More

Washington Business Journal . August 28, 2014
John Banzhaf is mentioned for his potential legal challenges to radio station licenses held by Dan Snyder, the owner of the Washington Redskins. More

Bloomberg . August 28, 2014
Jeffrey Manns is quoted about changes imposed by U.S. regulators on the credit-rating industry. More

Time . August 28, 2014
Joan Meier is quoted about the NFL instituting harsher penalties for domestic abuse. More

National Journal . August 25, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about how a conservative judge would rule on John Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama. More

Bloomberg Radio . August 25, 2014
Michael Selmi is interviewed about a lawsuit against Orion Energy Systems over its company wellness program. More

The Wall Street Journal . August 24, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is quoted about how Geico fits into Berkshire Hathaway’s corporate culture. More

The Philadelphia Inquirer . August 23, 2014
Stephen Saltzburg is quoted about the case of a Philadelphia police officer accused of sexually assaulting three women. More

Bloomberg . August 22, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is quoted about financial reporting mistakes at Berkshire Hathaway. More

WTTG-Fox 5 . August 22, 2014
Alan Morrison is interviewed about a U.S. Supreme Court stay on Virginia's same-sex marriage ruling. More

The Wall Street Journal . August 22, 2014
Peter Raven-Hansen is quoted about potential U.S. attacks against ISIS in Syria. More

C-SPAN . August 21, 2014
Robin Juni is interviewed about the Clean Air Act. More

Los Angeles Times . August 21, 2014
Sara Rosenbaum is quoted about patterns of emergency department healthcare use. More

CNBC . August 21, 2014
Arthur Wilmarth is interviewed about the U.S. Department of Justice’s settlement with Bank of America. More

USA Today . August 20, 2014
Orin Kerr is quoted about citizens' rights during police encounters. More

National Law Journal . August 20, 2014
Alan Morrison writes an op-ed about same-sex marriage addressed to the U.S. Supreme Court. More

The Hill . August 19, 2014
Peter Raven-Hansen is quoted about whether President Obama’s letters to Congress trigger the War Powers Resolution clock. More

USA Today . August 19, 2014
Jonathan Turley writes about the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry. More

CNBC . August 19, 2014
John Banzhaf is interviewed about the costs of obesity. More

Salon . August 18, 2014
Jonathan Siegel writes about how a future president could interpret the Affordable Care Act in a way that would destroy it. More

Fox News . August 18, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about alleged executive overreach by President Obama. More

Houston Chronicle . August 16, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the laws used to indict Texas Governor Rick Perry. More

Bloomberg . August 15, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is interviewed about the future leadership of Berkshire Hathaway. More

USA Today . August 14, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is quoted about Berkshire Hathaway class-A stock topping $200,000 per share. More

Newsweek . August 14, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the role of the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. More

ABC News . August 13, 2014
Alan Morrison is interviewed about a Virginia same-sex marriage ruling. More

The Hill . August 12, 2014
Peter Raven-Hansen is quoted about the legality of American air strikes in Iraq. More

CBS News . August 12, 2014
Orin Kerr is quoted about whether or not Facebook can challenge government access to user records. More

The Huffington Post . August 11, 2014
David Fontana writes about nominations of liberal candidates to the federal judiciary. More

The Associated Press . August 10, 2014
John Banzhaf is quoted about a proposed sexual assault law in California. More

The Hill . August 07, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about impeachment talk by Democrats in Congress. More

Forbes . August 06, 2014
Orin Kerr is quoted about reforms to a U.S. hacking law named for deceased internet activist Aaron Swartz. More

U.S. News & World Report . August 05, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about possible repercussions stemming from President Obama’s declaration that the U.S. tortured prisoners. More

Businessweek . August 05, 2014
Donald Clarke is quoted about the house arrest of Zhou Yongkang, a former Chinese government security official. More

Fox Business . August 05, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is interviewed on the future of Berkshire Hathaway. More

NPR . August 05, 2014
Jonathan Turley and Jeffrey Rosen are interviewed about President Obama’s use of executive orders. More

Arkansas Business . August 04, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham is quoted about an FDIC lawsuit against accounting firm BKD LLP. More

NPR . August 04, 2014
Naomi Cahn is interviewed about marriage and income inequality. More

The Hill . August 03, 2014
Orin Kerr is quoted about a lawsuit between Microsoft and the U.S. Department of Justice over legal protections for emails and documents stored in data centers abroad. More

Bloomberg . August 03, 2014
Donald Clarke is quoted about the trial of Zhou Yongkang, the former Chinese internal security official whose investigation for corruption was made public last week. More

The Boston Herald . August 01, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the GOP lawsuit against President Obama. More

The Washington Post . August 01, 2014
Jonathan Turley writes on myths about impeachment. More

U.S. News & World Report . August 01, 2014
Jonathan Turley is mentioned for his support of the potential Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama for executive overreach. More

Chicago Sun-Times . August 01, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted for his Congressional testimony about executive overreach. More

ABC News . July 31, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about the Republican lawsuit against President Obama. More

The Washington Post . July 31, 2014
Jonathan Turley is mentioned for his testimony about executive overreach before the House Rules Committee. More

The Washington Examiner . July 31, 2014
John Banzhaf is mentioned for his article about investigating reports of sex crimes on college campuses. More

The Atlantic . July 30, 2014
Ira Lupu is quoted about religious liberty claims by Satanists following the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling. More

Kaiser Health News . July 30, 2014
Sara Rosenbaum is quoted about California’s progress in enrolling people who previously did not have health insurance. More

The Washington Post . July 30, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about potential New York City legislation regulating costumed characters in Times Square. More

NPR . July 30, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about a ruling against D.C.’s handgun law that bans public carrying of handguns. More

WTOP . July 30, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about a ruling against D.C.’s handgun law that bans public carrying of handguns. More

USA Today . July 30, 2014
Jonathan Turley writes about accusations of politics in recent Affordable Care Act rulings. More

The Washington Post . July 30, 2014
John Whealan is quoted about the increasing emphasis on patent law for companies. More

The New York Times . July 27, 2014
Orin Kerr is quoted about law enforcement access to digital evidence located domestically and abroad. More

The New York Times . July 26, 2014
Naomi Cahn's book Marriage Markets is profiled. More

The Washington Post . July 25, 2014
Alan Morrison is quoted about a settlement related to a Johns Hopkins gynecologist who secretly recorded women in the examining room. More

Fox . July 25, 2014
John Banzhaf is interviewed about a botched execution in Arizona. More

The Chicago Tribune . July 23, 2014
Jonathan Turley writes about the circuit split over the Affordable Care Act between two federal appellate courts. More

NPR . July 23, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about dueling federal court rulings on the Affordable Care Act. More

The Washington Times . July 23, 2014
Robert Cottrol is quoted about prosecutions of gun laws by the Obama administration. More

CBS Radio . July 22, 2014
John Banzhaf is interviewed about the $23 billion verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. More

Fox News . July 22, 2014
Jonathan Turley is interviewed about the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling on the Affordable Care Act. More

NPR . July 21, 2014
Jeffrey Manns is quoted about ongoing implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act. More

The Baltimore Sun . July 21, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about overreach of executive authority. More

Time . July 21, 2014
John Banzhaf is quoted about the amount of punitive damages that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company owes to a Florida widow. More

Business Insider . July 21, 2014
John Banzhaf is quoted about the significance of the decision to award punitive damages to a Florida widow. More

NPR . July 21, 2014
Richard Pierce is interviewed about whether the comments made to the FTC about net neutrality will make a difference. More

Agence France-Presse . July 21, 2014
Edward Swaine is interviewed about a man who claimed “unwanted” land between Egypt and Sudan by planting a flag. More

WSB-AM, Atlanta . July 19, 2014
John Banzhaf is interviewed about a verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. More

Los Angeles Times . July 19, 2014
Robert Tuttle and Ira Lupu are quoted about the work of the Becket Fund for Relgious Liberty, the small law firm that argued the Hobby Lobby case before the U.S. Supreme Court. More

The New York Times . July 18, 2014
Alan Morrison is quoted about the class-action lawsuit of former NFL players against the league for brain injuries sustained while playing. More

WTOP . July 18, 2014
John Banzhaf is interviewed about keeping teens safe behind the wheel. More

The Washington Times . July 16, 2014
Naomi Cahn is interviewed about what should happen to online accounts when a person dies. More

WUSA 9 . July 15, 2014
John Banzhaf is quoted about a federal judge banning the word “Redskins” from his courtroom. More

American Banker . July 15, 2014
Arthur Wilmarth is quoted about Citi’s $7 billion mortgage settlement. More

Vox . July 14, 2014
Jonathan Siegel is quoted about John Boehner’s lawsuit against the Obama administration and how some constitutional violations are not justiciable. More

Financial Times' Global Risk Regulator . July 11, 2014
Arthur Wilmarth comments on who is best situated to assume the risks of banks' debt for this cover story about the effort to end the notion of "too big to fail." More

CNBC . July 11, 2014
Lawrence Cunningham, author of the forthcoming "Beyond Buffett," expands on recent Berkshire Hathaway investments in energy companies. More

CNN . July 11, 2014
Jonathan Turley is mentioned for his testimony about President Obama’s executive overreach. More

Politico . July 11, 2014
Jonathan Turley is mentioned as a witness in the possible lawsuit to be brought against President Obama by Republicans. More

The Wall Street Journal . July 09, 2014
Jeffrey Manns comments on a leadership change at McGraw Hill, parent company of embattled rating agency Standard & Poor's. More

USA Today . July 09, 2014
Jonathan Turley explains his belief that President Obama has operated outside of his presidential powers. More

WTTG . July 09, 2014
John Banzhaf is interviewed about a congressional survey on what colleges are doing about sexual violence. More

Jotwell . July 08, 2014
Neil H. Buchanan pens the essay, "Thomas Piketty's Book is Masterful and Important, But Ultimately a Sideshow." More

Fiscal Times . July 07, 2014
Jonathan Turley's LA Times op-ed is quoted in this article on Halbig vs. Burwell, a case challenging ACA subsidies. More

St. Louis Post-Dispatch . July 07, 2014
John F. Banzhaf III on colleges reporting and prosecuting sexual assault allegations. More

USA Today . July 07, 2014
Jonathan Turley pens the op-ed, "Fighting Pot with Water." More

Roll Call . July 07, 2014
Jonathan Turley analyzes the issues and strategies behind a potential lawsuit by U.S. Congress members against President Obama over the Affordable Care Act. More

Forbes . July 07, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about his thoughts on how Halbig v. Burwell might be decided. More

NY Daily News . July 06, 2014
Jonathan Turley pens the editorial, "Obama's Irresponsible Taunt: President Increasingly Willing to Go at It Alone." More

The Roanoke Times . July 05, 2014
Robert Tuttle on the history and policy behind property disputes when a congregation leaves a larger church body. More

US News & World Report . July 03, 2014
Orin Kerr on how the recently decided Riley v. California may or may not affect legal challenges to NSA data collection. More

Politico . July 03, 2014
Sara Rosenbaum on legal challenges to contraceptive coverage post-Holly Lobby. More

Washington Examiner . July 02, 2014
Alan Morrison comments on the importance of unanimous and split decisions at the Supreme Court. More

CNN . July 02, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.More

Pew Research Center . July 02, 2014
Robert Tuttle is interviewed about the impact of the Hobby Lobby ruling. More

Philadelphia Daily News . July 01, 2014
Alan Morrison comments on the Supreme Court's recent rulings about corporations and their rights. More

Politico . July 01, 2014
Jeffrey Rosen is part of the feature, "How the Supreme Court Changed America This Year: Nineteen Legal Thinkers Run Down the Court's Most Important Decisions." More

The Huffington Post . July 01, 2014
Jonathan Turley is quoted about the increasing autonomy of federal departments and agencies.More

San Jose Mercury News . July 01, 2014
Daniel Solove is quoted about privacy concerns related to Facebook’s controversial study of users’ emotions.More

The Washington Post . July 01, 2014
Ira Lupu is quoted about how LGBT workers may feel the impact of the Hobby Lobby ruling. More

The Washington Post . July 01, 2014
Ira Lupu is quoted on how the Hobby Lobby ruling will impact pending contraception mandate challenges by religious nonprofits. More

The Huffington Post . June 26, 2014
Joan Meier pens her first op-ed for HuffPost: "Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics." More


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