Friday, January 22, 2021


Fixing Trump’s damage to government will take more than executive orders — A Commentary by Cristina Rodríguez

The Washington Post

Cristina Rodríguez is the Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, January 21, 2021


A new way to increase economic opportunity for more Americans — A Commentary by Zachary Liscow ’15 and Abigail Pershing ’20

The Hill

Zachary Liscow is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Abigail Pershing ’20 works with the European Court of Human Rights as a Robina Foundation fellow.

Thursday, January 21, 2021


John Roberts Shouldn’t Preside Over Impeachment Trial. Nor Should Kamala Harris — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

The Boston Globe

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021


Ahead Of Inauguration Day, Capitol Riots Raise Questions About NYPD's Approach To Black Protesters

Gothamist

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law James Forman, Jr. ’92 is quoted in a Gothamist article about the disparate manner in which New York City police respond to majority Black versus majority white protests.

Monday, January 18, 2021


Can The Senate Try An Ex-President?

NPR / Morning Edition

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 spoke to National Public Radio about whether the Senate can try an ex-president.

Monday, January 18, 2021


Housing battle may have broad impact

Hartford Courant

The Hartford Courant reports on a proposal to build a multi-family dwelling in Woodbridge, Connecticut. The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization is part of an effort to change what they view as the town’s discriminatory zoning policies.

 

Saturday, January 16, 2021


A $1 Verdict Could Actually Be Meaningful — A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, January 16, 2021


The Other Tragedy of January 6 — A Commentary by Robert Post ’77

The Atlantic

Robert Post is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 15, 2021


America’s Post-Trump Reckoning — A Commentary by Harold Hongju Koh

Project Syndicate

Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 15, 2021


World Hits 2 Million Covid-19 Deaths With Cases Still Surging

Bloomberg.com

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Gregg Gonsalves is quoted in Bloomberg about efforts to combat the numbers of COVID-19 infections.

Thursday, January 14, 2021


The Supreme Court After Trump — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, January 14, 2021


Trump is understandably tempted to pardon himself. It won’t work. — A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr.

The Washington Post

Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Lawyers Who Sought to Overturn Election ‘Betrayed the Values of Our Profession,’ Law Deans Say

Law.com

Dean Heather K. Gerken is quoted in a Law.com article about a joint statement now signed by more than 160 law school deans in response to the events of January 6.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


I taught Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz in law school. Clearly they didn't pay attention. — A Commentary by William N. Eskridge, Jr.

USA Today

Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021


Military Personnel and the Putsch at the U.S. Capitol — A Commentary by Eugene R. Fidell and Rachel VanLandingham, Lt Col, USAF

Just Security

Eugene R. Fidell is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. Rachel E. VanLandingham, a professor of law at Southwestern Law School, is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and former military attorney.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


The Military Can't Save America From Trump

Vice

Senior research scholar Eugene Fidell is quoted in Vice about The Orders Project, a legal advice network founded to assist military personnel who might question the legality of the orders they are given.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


How Joe Biden can jump-start America's recovery by reforming government — A Commentary by Peter Schuck and Philip K. Howard

USA Today

Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale University. Philip K. Howard is founder of Campaign for Common Good.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


How Trump’s term should end: An elegant solution to all involved — A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84

The New York Daily News

Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University.

Monday, January 11, 2021


Impeachment won’t keep Trump from running again. Here’s a better way. —  A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Gerard Magliocca ’98

The Washington Post

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale. Gerard Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen professor at Indiana University’s law school in Indianapolis.

Friday, January 8, 2021


How the Supreme Court Caused the Riot at the Capitol — A Commentary by Donald Elliott ’74

The American Spectator

E. Donald Elliott is Professor of Law (adjunct) at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 8, 2021


President Donald Trump is likely to pardon himself

BBC News

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed by the BBC News, where he discussed the likelihood of President Trump pardoning himself.

Friday, January 8, 2021


America can impeach Trump, even after Jan. 20

New York Daily News

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 is quoted in a New York Daily News article about whether President Trump can be impeached after leaving office.

Friday, January 8, 2021


U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Schools May Discipline Students for Internet Speech

Education Week

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in Education Week about a case involving free speech and social media that will be heard by the Supreme Court later this year.

Thursday, January 7, 2021


Constitutional Scholar: 25th Amendment Could Strip Trump Of Powers Within An Hour

WSHU

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh spoke to WSHU about the 25th Amendment.

Thursday, January 7, 2021


China 2021: Experts make their one big prediction

Politico

Professor of Law Taisu Zhang ’08 is among the experts quoted in Politico about the future of U.S.-China relations.

Thursday, January 7, 2021


Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol

DW News

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed on German television where he took part in a wide-ranging discussion that touched on the riots at the Capitol and the future under president-elect Joe Biden.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021


Have Trump’s Lies Wrecked Free Speech?

The New York Times

Sterling Professor of Law Robert Post ’77 and Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin are quoted in a New York Times commentary by Thomas Edsall.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021


Trump’s delusions evoke memories of another emperor — A Commentary by Eugene Fidell and Dennis Aftergut

The San Francisco Chronicle

Eugene R. Fidell is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School. Dennis Aftergut is a former federal prosecutor and chief assistant city attorney in San Francisco, now of counsel at the Renne Public Law Group.

Monday, January 4, 2021


Biden Must Tackle the Pandemic With a New Deal for Public Health — A Commentary by Gregg Gonsalves

The Nation

Gregg Gonsalves is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law and the co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership at Yale Law School.

Monday, January 4, 2021


Finally, a chance for environmental justice — A Commentary by Gerald Torres and Kathleen Rogers

Canton Daily Ledger

Gerald Torres is Professor of Environmental Justice at the Yale School of the Environment, with a secondary appointment as Professor of Law at the Law School. Kathleen Rogers is President of Earthday.org.

Monday, January 4, 2021


Experts Say The Pandemic Coincided With The Largest One-Year Rise In Homicide Rates

NPR / All Things Considered

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares spoke to NPR’s All Things Considered about reasons for the rise in violent crime during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, January 4, 2021


The silver lining of the Trump presidency? — A Commentary by Eugene Fidell

The Hill

Eugene R. Fidell is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Sunday, January 3, 2021


Homicides and shootings are on the rise nationwide. Boston is no different.

Boston Globe

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares is quoted in a Boston Globe article about a rise in violent crime in Boston during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, December 31, 2020


VA Must Re-Examine Policy on Vets Exposed to Radiation, Court Says

The Wall Street Journal

Molly Petchenik ’21 is quoted and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article about developments in a class action suit about disability compensation to veterans exposed to ionizing radiation.

Thursday, December 31, 2020


My Joe Biden Story — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020


America’s post-Trump reckoning — A Commentary by Harold Hongju Koh

Japan Times

Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020


Forgotten court case shows how a California schoolteacher was persecuted for being gay

The New York Times

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William N. Eskridge ’78 is quoted about past legal prosecution of gay Californians.

Monday, December 28, 2020


A Cheerleader’s Vulgar Message Prompts a First Amendment Showdown

The New York Times

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in the New York Times about free speech and social media.

Saturday, December 26, 2020


Connecticut can take a stand for equality — A Commentary by Professor Douglas NeJaime and Patience Crozier

The Connecticut Post

Douglas NeJaime is Anne Urowsky Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Patience Crozier is Senior Staff Attorney GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders.

Thursday, December 24, 2020


As Biden zeroes in on attorney general pick, some worry one contender is too moderate on criminal justice issues

The Washington Post

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in the Washington Post about potential choices for the next attorney general.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


American Law, Infectious Disease and the COVID-19 Response

New York Law Journal

American Contagions, by Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law John Fabian Witt, is reviewed in the New York Law Journal.

Friday, December 18, 2020


With a Single Climate Initiative, Biden Could Generate $4 Trillion for Green Investment — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67

Slate

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale.

Friday, December 18, 2020


Rent Q: Did She Vacuum The Hallways?

New Haven Independent

Nathan Baker Clinical Professor of Law J.L. Pottenger, Jr. ’75 is quoted and Adam Kinkley ’21 mentioned in a New Haven Independent report about a landlord-tenant dispute in which the tenant is represented by the Housing Clinic at YLS.

Thursday, December 17, 2020


Trump’s Border Wall Slices Through Religious Freedom — A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

Stephen L. Carter is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, December 17, 2020


Climate change turns up the heat on ad industry

Reuters

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Doug Kysar is quoted in a Reuters story about advertising, climate change, and the energy sector.

Thursday, December 17, 2020


Thank the Supreme Court, for Now — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020


Scorched-Earth Policy Makes for an Unnecessarily Messy Presidential Transition — A Commentary by Eugene Fidell

Connecticut Law Tribune

Eugene R. Fidell is Senior Research Scholar in Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020


What Black People Really Think About the Police

The New Republic

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares is quoted in the New Republic about attitudes toward policing within the Black community.

Monday, December 14, 2020


Eight Years Later, Newtown Activists Still Pushing For Local Gun Control Laws

WNPR

William K. Townsend Professor of Law Ian Ayres ’86 is quoted by WNPR about Connecticut communities and local gun control laws.

Sunday, December 13, 2020


Joe Biden Won the Most Votes. It Doesn’t Matter.

The New York Times

Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Amar ’84 is quoted in a New York Times commentary titled “Why Getting the Most Votes Matters.”

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