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New England Law in the News
New England Law professors have been quoted in national outlets such as U.S. News & World Report, CNN, and Bloomberg, as well as many regional publications. Here are some recent highlights:
"'Varsity Blues' Judge Tough, Fair, And A Good Draw For Feds"
Professor Lawrence Friedman weighs in on the allegations of "judge shopping" cases toward U.S. District Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton.
"A path to litigating Sandy Hook"
Professor Lawrence Friedman discusses the ramifications of Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms, where the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre may take gun manufacturers to trial.
"New Mass. Top Court Favors Tough Queries, Long Arguments"
Professors David Siegel and Lawrence Friedman weigh in on the unique style of the "new" Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
"Citizens lose when partisans play politics with the federal judiciary"
Thanks to partisan politicking, understaffed federal courts remain saddled with full dockets, leaving many people looking for justice, writes Professor Jordan Singer.
"2019 WalletHub Tax Survey"
WalletHub's 2019 tax survey relied on expertise from New England Law Professor and Director of the Center for Business Law Eric Lustig.
"Tuesday Round-Up: March 5, 2019"
Professor Jordan Singer's blog, The Interdependent Third Branch, was featured on SCOTUSBlog for his commentary on what to expect when Justices Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan testify about the Supreme Court’s budget before a House appropriations subcommittee (its first public hearing in two years).
"Congress is right to strike down national emergency declaration"
Even though there likely are not enough congressional votes to overturn a presidential veto, Congress was prudent in expending time and energy striking down the president's national emergency declaration to fund the border wall, explains Professor and constitutional scholar Lawrence Friedman in this piece for The Hill.
"Thursday Round-Up: January 31, 2019"
SCOTUSblog featured Professor Lawrence Friedman’s latest article for The Hill, where he takes on the Second Amendment and the troubles it might cause for the Supreme Court.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"It’s time to prioritize fair work schedules"
Professor Monica Teixeira de Sousa explains why now is the time to make fair work schedules a priority for all.
The Boston Globe
"State lawmakers fail to reach consensus on whether to expand public record law"
Professor Lawrence Friedman offers his constitutional law expertise regarding proposed expansions to a Massachusetts public records law.
"R.I. children cut off from civics"
Professor Monica Teixeira de Sousa discusses A.C. v. Raimondo, a federal lawsuit filed in RI asking for recognition of a constitutional right to an education adequate to enable participation in America’s democratic process.
"Testing the limits of pardon power"
In his latest piece for The Hill, constitutional law expert Professor Lawrence Friedman discusses the president's ability to grant pardons, particularly within the context of the Mueller investigation.
"Friday Round-Up: December 14, 2018"
SCOTUSblog featured Professor Lawrence Friedman’s thoughts on Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissenting opinion in the decision not to hear Gee vs. Planned Parenthood.
"Massachusetts man who confessed to murder granted new trial after 33 years"
This local story broke onto the national scene, as news of this tragic yet fascinating cold case spread. Professor David Siegel, involved in the original case and efforts to overturn a wrongful conviction, has been widely interviewed since the story broke, including for this Fox News piece.
The Boston Globe
"Judge orders new trial for Lowell man convicted of murdering young mother 33 years ago"
A judge has ordered a new trial for a Lowell man convicted of murder 33 years ago. Arthur Davis, represented by the New England Innocence Project, has always maintained his innocence. New England Law Professor David Siegel of the Innocence Project, and many of his students over the past several years, have been instrumental in the outcome of the case.
"DeVos, Dartmouth Grapple With Sexual Misconduct On Campus"
Adjunct Professor Wendy Murphy—whose extensive experience includes representing survivors of sexual assault—served as an expert commentator in this piece about proposed new regulations for handling sexual misconduct claims on campus.
"High Court May End Up Passing On Harvard Admissions Case"
Professor Monica Teixeira de Sousa, an expert on education and the law, shares her predictions on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the affirmative action case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard.
"Referendum on Citizens United and campaign finance affects everyone"
Professor Lawrence Friedman discusses ballot Question 2, which proposes a volunteer commission be convened to consider amending the U.S. Constitution to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
"4 questions — and answers — about Michelle Carter’s appeal in the texting suicide case"
What legal issues are at stake in the groundbreaking—and controversial—Michelle Carter involuntary manslaughter case? Professor David Siegel, who has served as an expert commentator on the case since its beginnings, returns to discuss her appeal.
The Washington Times
"What Judge Kavanaugh's conservatism could mean for constitutional law"
As the U.S. Senate begins confirmation hearings on Trump's nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Professor Lawrence Friedman considers Judge Kavanaugh's conservatism within the context of constitutional law.
"Aftermath of 9/11 attacks shows American justice system at work"
In their latest article for The Hill, Professors Victor Hansen and Lawrence Friedman discuss the effectiveness of the American justice system in the years following the 9/11 attacks.
"Amid Allegations of Abuse, Aid Workers Describe Culture of Sexual Misconduct"
Professor Dina Francesca Haynes discusses today's "pervasive culture of sexism and gender inequality" with PBS's Frontline.
Boston 25 News
"25 Investigates: Local challenge to FBI use of child porn site could have national impact"
Professor Victor Hansen discusses the use of contentious evidence in an FBI sting operation.
"Summer Jobs Seen As A Way to Reduce Violence"
According to local experts, including Professor David Siegel, participating in summer programs and employment is an effective way of reducing violence among young people. He discusses further with WGBH.
"With Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court could take aim at gun control laws"
The Boston Herald turned to Professor Lawrence Friedman, a constitutional law expert and frequent commenter on Supreme Court issues, for their story on SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and gun control.
U.S. News & World Report
"Classrooms Without Borders"
U.S. News & World Report spoke with professor and immigration law expert Dina Francesca Haynes in their reporting on how school districts support their undocumented students and teachers.
"Supreme Court to turn right with Justice Kennedy retirement"
With predictions swirling around the fate of the Supreme Court following Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement, Professor Lawrence Friedman adds his perspective.
Boston Business Journal
"Viewpoint: Supreme Court decision is dangerous and erodes union effectiveness"
According to Professor Monica Teixeira de Sousa, the Supreme Court's decision to rule in favor of Janus in Janus v. AFSCME is dangerous and erodes union effectiveness. She shared her thoughts on the case with the Boston Business Journal.
"Some of the stuff you buy online is about to get more expensive"
Tax law expert Natasha Varyani discusses the Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to tax online retailers, even if they do not have a physical presence in their jurisdiction.
"SJC knocks millionaires tax off November ballot"
Professor Lawrence Friedman chimes in on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s decision to strike the proposed “millionaires tax” from the 2018 ballot.
The National Law Journal
"Lead Plaintiff in State Street Overbilling Probe Hires Own Counsel but Stays in Case"
Legal ethics expert Professor Tigran Eldred discusses some of the the differences between state and ABA referral fees.
"In weighing religion versus equality, the Supreme Court takes the cake"
Following the Supreme Court ruling in favor of the baker in the highly publicized Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado case, Professor Lawrence Friedman discusses the constitutionality of the highest court's controversial decision.
"Attorney For Victims Tries To Block Release Of Child Rapist"
Adjunct Professor Wendy Murphy, an attorney for sexual assault victims, condemned a Massachusetts court decision to free a 70-year-old convicted child rapist and filed a bid to block his release.
WBUR Radio Boston
"ICE Agents Grilled For Arresting, Detaining Immigrants Who Visit Government Offices"
For Radio Boston, Professor Dina Francesca Haynes weighs in on whether federal immigration agents have the right to arrest and/or detain immigrants who visit government offices.
Boston Business Journal
"Viewpoint: The unconstitutional millionaire’s tax proposal"
Professor Lawrence Friedman shares his opinion on what he considers the unconstitutional millionaire's tax proposal in Massachusetts (behind paywall).
"Governor Charlie Baker mulls reviving death penalty"
As a constitutional law expert, Professor Lawrence Friedman offers a unique perspective on the future of capital punishment in Massachusetts.
"After Oxfam’s sex scandal: Shocking revelations, a scramble for solutions"
With her experience working with the U.N. refugee agency in Croatia and for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Professor Dina Francesca Haynes brought a unique perspective to this piece concerning sexual misconduct allegations in the humanitarian aid world.
"The Supreme Court and its big Second Amendment problem"
Where does the Supreme Court stand on the Second Amendment—and how should they approach this now 200-year-old provision? Professor and constitutional law expert Lawrence Friedman weighs in.
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
"Lieutenant governor feted at law school reception"
New England Law | Boston recently hosted its 2017 Dean’s Reception, honoring Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, a 1991 graduate of the school. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
featured the event (behind paywall).
"Wendy Vitter, with one exception, might have what it takes to be federal judge"
Professor Jordan Singer discusses the qualifications of federal court nominee Wendy Vitter.
Fox & Friends First
"Chelsea Manning subject to prosecution for Senate run?"
Professor Victor Hansen appeared on Fox & Friends First to discuss the legality of Chelsea Manning’s bid for Senate.
"Congress needs to take a look at constitutional use of military force"
Congress enacted the Authorization for Use of Military Force in 2001, right after the 9/11 attacks. The world has changed a lot since then; should this policy change too? Professors Victor Hansen and Lawrence Friedman discuss.
"The Millionaires Tax Initiative in Massachusetts"
Professors Eric A. Lustig and Lawrence Friedman weigh in on the Massachusetts “Fair Share Amendment” voter initiative.
"John Roberts has tough job of keeping faith in Supreme Court"
Professor Lawrence Friedman reflects on Chief Justice Roberts's unique role in maintaining the American people’s trust in the Supreme Court.
U.S. News & World Report
"Law Schools Shell Out Deep Tuition Discounts to Students"
4L evening student Alison Shea shared her thoughts on affordability and making the law school decision.
U.S. News & World Report
“Master Constitutional Law for a Successful Career”
Professor Lawrence Friedman offers his perspective on the benefits of studying constitutional law.
“Distance learning standards under consideration by ABA Legal Ed Section”
Professor Allison M. Dussias was referenced in a piece discussing revising restrictions placed on law schools awarding credits for distance learning.
The Washington Post
“Her texts pushed him to suicide, prosecutors say. But does that mean she killed him?”
Professor David Siegel discusses the use of technology in the Michelle Carter case, where a 20-year-old was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for using text messages to encourage her boyfriend to commit suicide.