Thursday, August 26, 2021


Welcome to the Big SPAC Slowdown

CNN Business

Professor of Law John D. Morley ’06 is quoted in a report about increased scrutiny of special purpose acquisition companies.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


Opinion: Democrats Just Launched a Missile at the GOP’s Fortress of Minority Rule

The Washington Post

A commentary quotes Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn on court reform provisions in the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

Monday, August 23, 2021


Ackman Plans to Return Proceeds From $4 Billion SPAC

The Wall Street Journal

Professor of Law John Morley ’06 comments on a development in his lawsuit alleging a special purpose acquisition company has been improperly operating as an investment company.

Monday, August 23, 2021


Perhaps This Is What a Peaceful Transition Looks Like in Afghanistan — A Commentary by Paul W. Kahn ’80

The Hill

Paul W. Kahn ’80 is the Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities and the Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School.

Friday, August 20, 2021


Ackman SPAC Hit With Investor Suit Questioning Its Legality

Bloomberg

A news report describes a lawsuit brought by Professor of Law John Morley ’06 and and others against a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

Friday, August 20, 2021


Go Ahead. Ignore That Email. — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, August 19, 2021


Why Is the ESG Focus on Private Companies, Not the Government? — A Commentary by Jonathan R. Macey ’82

Bloomberg Law

Jonathan R. Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale University and Professor in the Yale School of Management.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021


Is There Racism in the Deed to Your Home?

The New York Times

Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Organization Carol M. Rose and Senior Research Scholar Richard Brooks comment in a story about homeowners removing racially restrictive covenants from their property records. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021


Biden Pulled Troops Out of Afghanistan. He Didn’t End the ‘Forever War.’ — A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

The Washington Post

Samuel Moyn is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021


Bill Ackman’s SPAC Gets Sued

The New York Times

A news report describes a lawsuit brought by Professor of Law John Morley ’06 and a former SEC commissioner alleging a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) has been improperly operating as an investment company.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021


Ackman Says SPAC Does Not Need To Be Registered, Pushes Back on Lawsuit

Reuters

Professor of Law John Morley comments on a lawsuit he helped to bring against hedge fund manager William Ackman’s special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), the largest ever formed.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021


Chinese Court Rejects Death-Penalty Appeal by Canadian National

The Wall Street Journal

Professor of Law Taisu Zhang ’08 comments on the case of a Canadian national convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to death in China.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021


‘Act Now’ on Global Vaccines To Stop More-Dangerous Variants, Experts Warn Biden

The Washington Post

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership Gregg Gonsalves is quoted about global vaccine progress.

Friday, August 6, 2021


How President Biden Can Use the Defense Production Act to End the Pandemic Worldwide — A Commentary By Amy Kapczynski ’03 et al.

Health Affairs

Amy Kapczynski ’03 is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Zain Rizvi ’17 is a law and policy researcher at Public Citizen. Jishian Ravinthiran ’21 is a graduate of Yale Law School. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021


We the People

The New York Times

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn and Professor of Law David Schleicher contributed essays to a series exploring potential constitutional amendments.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021


The Damning Details of Andrew Cuomo’s Behavior

Governing

Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz explains the legal definition of sexual harassment.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021


Does Scarlett Johansson Have a Case Against Disney — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021


Context and Consequences: On Akhil Reed Amar’s “The Words That Made Us”

Los Angeles Review of Books

The new book by Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Reed Amar is reviewed.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021


The Maine Monitor Sues York County for Jail Call Records

The Maine Monitor

A news report describes a lawsuit filed by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic on behalf a Maine news outlet over a county’s refusal to release records about possible recording of jailhouse conversations.
 

Monday, August 2, 2021


“IZ” Housing Bill On Tap; Will It Work?

The New Haven Independent

Clinical Professor Anika Singh Lemar is quoted about a proposed inclusionary zoning law in New Haven.

Monday, August 2, 2021


Why Does Infrastructure Cost So Much In America?

On Point

Associate Professor Zachary Liscow ’15 discusses why infrastructure is so expensive.

Thursday, July 29, 2021


Nikola founder Trevor Milton pleads not guilty to fraud charges, released on $100 million bail

CNBC

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan R. Macey ’82 is quoted on a case against the founder of electric-vehicle startup Nikola.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021


Would Trump leave Florida to make DeSantis his running mate? He might have to.

Tampa Bay Times

Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Reed Amar is quoted about former President Donald Trump, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, and the 2024 presidential election.

Monday, July 26, 2021


When the World Outlawed War

Warfare podcast

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 discusses the Kellogg-Briand Pact and its legacy.

Friday, July 23, 2021


Corporate Governance in the Face of an Activist Investor — A Commentary by Jonathan R. Macey ’82

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Jonathan R. Macey ’82 is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, July 23, 2021


How Blue Cities Became So Outrageously Unaffordable

The Ezra Klein Show

Papers by Professor of Law David Schleicher and Associate Professor of Law Zachary Liscow ’15 are discussed on the Ezra Klein Show.

Thursday, July 22, 2021


Vaccine Mandates and Personal Liberty Can Coexist — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, July 22, 2021


3 Things Biden Can Do Right Now to Stop Covid and Save Lives — 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, July 19, 2021


The Conservative Constitutional Case Against the Filibuster — A Commentary by Eugene R. Fidell

The Hill

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

Sunday, July 18, 2021


Advantage Business at the Supreme Court

Bloomberg Law podcast

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan R. Macey ’82 discusses recent business cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Friday, July 16, 2021


Police Officers Treat Black and White Men Differently. You Can Hear It in Their Tone of Voice

Los Angeles Times

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor Tracey L. Meares comments on a study showing differences in how police talk to Black and white drivers.

Thursday, July 15, 2021


On Voting Rights, Justice Alito Is Stuck in the 1980s — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

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

Thursday, July 15, 2021


James Forman Jr. on The Drug War in a Black Community

Psychoactive

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law James Forman Jr. ’92 discusses on a podcast his book Locking Up Our Own and his experience as a public defender in Washington, D.C. in the 1990s.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021


What Thurgood Marshall Taught Me — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The New York Times

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021


The Ethics of Coalition-Building — A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

Dissent

Samuel Moyn is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021


Texas Democrats Are Embracing a Strategy From 1787 — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Monday, July 12, 2021


COVID Didn’t Kill Cities. Why Was That Prophecy So Alluring?

The New York Times

Professor of Law David N. Schleicher comments about anti-urban sentiment in America during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, July 12, 2021


Why Would a Gunmaker Provide 18,000 ‘Random Cartoons’ to Sandy Hook Families? Legal Experts Weigh In.

The News-Times

Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing Noah Messing ’00 is quoted in news story about legal filings by gun manufacturer Remington in a lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook families.

Monday, July 12, 2021


Watchdog Group Calls for Supreme Court Reforms

The Hill

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik is mentioned in a news story about a panel of former judges and legal scholars convened last year by the Project on Government Oversight, a nonpartisan group calling for reforms to the Supreme Court.

Sunday, July 11, 2021


Unmasking Schoolchildren Could Improve Public Health — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021


‘My Concern Is Precedent’: Mixed Responses to DOC Promise to End Solitary Confinement

Boston Globe

Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments in a news report on a move by Massachusetts to end the use of solitary confinement. The report cites research by the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law.

Sunday, July 4, 2021


We, the Men? On the Founding Fathers’ Exclusion of Their Wives, Sisters, Daughters and Mothers — A Commentary by Akhil Reed Amar ’84

New York Daily News

Akhil Reed Amar ’84 is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, July 1, 2021


‘America on Fire’: How Police Oppression Fuels Protests by Black Citizens

The Christian Science Monitor

Professor of Law Elizabeth Hinton's latest book, America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s, is reviewed.

Thursday, July 1, 2021


What the Supreme Court Did for Religion — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

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

Thursday, July 1, 2021


Anonymous Donors Should Stay That Way — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Schools Weigh Discipline After Supreme Court Ruling on Student Speech

The Wall Street Journal

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted on the Supreme Court decision regarding the First Amendment and off-campus speech by public school students.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Air Strikes Renew Battle Over War Authorizations

Defense One

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 comments on the continuing debate over a 2002 war authorization.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021


Experts Debate Reducing the Supreme Court’s Power to Strike Down Laws

The New York Times

A news story on a hearing of President Biden’s commission on judicial branch reform includes that the commission is co-chaired by Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 and quotes testimony from Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn. Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik also testified.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


This Supreme Court Guards the First Amendment — and Neglects the Fourth

The Washington Post

A column on the recent Supreme Court decision in favor of a public school student in a First Amendment case quotes Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


Scanlon Forces Lamont To Keep Focused on Tax Fairness, Relief for Middle Class

CT Mirror

Clinical Professor of Law Anika Singh Lemar comments on the use of a tax fairness study as part of the latest Connecticut state budget.

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