Saturday, May 1, 2021


The Lucky Legal Accident That Led to Derek Chauvin’s Conviction — A Commentary by Gideon Yaffe

The Hill

Gideon Yaffe is the Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence.

Friday, April 30, 2021


Why We All Should Want the Suspended Cheerleader to Win Her Supreme Court Case — A Commentary by Justin Driver

The Washington Post

Justin Driver is the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 30, 2021


Lawsuit Over Solitary Confinement in Limbo as State Pushes for Mediation

CT Mirror

The Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic is mentioned in a CT Mirror article about a lawsuit that seeks to prohibit the use of in-cell shackling and solitary confinement of individuals with mental illnesses. 

Friday, April 30, 2021


How Andrew Cuomo Exploits Public Confusion over the Definition of Sexual Harassment — A Commentary by Vicki Schultz and Brian Soucek ’11

NBC News / Think

Vicki Schultz is the Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences at Yale Law School. Brian Soucek is a Professor of Law and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California, Davis, School of Law.

Thursday, April 29, 2021


Akhil Amar’s 1789 Project

Law & Liberty

A review of The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840 by Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 appears in Law & Liberty.

Thursday, April 29, 2021


Pressure Mounts on Austin to Support Major Shift in Handling Military Sexual Assault

Politico

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in Politico about proposed changes to how the military handles sexual assault allegations.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Why Republicans Are Still Skeptical Trump Lost — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Can A School Punish A Cheerleader For Cursing On Snapchat? Supreme Court Leans Toward ‘No’

Forbes

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in a Forbes article about a case before the Supreme Court that centers around the First Amendment and off-campus speech.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Key Democrats Want to Keep Most of Trump’s Corporate Tax Cut — and Slash More Taxes for the Rich

Salon

Associate Professor of Law Zachary Liscow ’15 is quoted in a Salon article about President Joe Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Court Orders Army to Review Thousands of ‘Bad Paper’ Discharges

Stars and Stripes

Adam Henderson ’23 is quoted, and Andrew DeGuglielmo ’21 and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic are mentioned, in Stars and Stripes about a lawsuit settlement this week requiring the U.S. Army to review and potentially upgrade thousands of other-than-honorable discharges.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


US Supreme Court Set for Landmark Gun Control and Free Speech Cases

The Times (UK)

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in an article in The Times (UK) about the First Amendment and off-campus speech.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


After Failures to Curb Sexual Assault, a Move Toward a Major Shift in Military Law

The New York Times

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in The New York Times about a bill that would remove military commanders from a role in prosecuting service members for sexual assault.

Monday, April 26, 2021


Legislators Hear Debate on Extending Smoking Bans to Casinos

The Day

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in The Day about extending the smoking ban in public places to include CT casinos, which are exempt from statewide smoking prohibitions.

Sunday, April 25, 2021


A Cheerleader’s Snapchat Rant Leads to ‘Momentous’ Supreme Court Case on Student Speech

The Washington Post

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver is quoted in an article in The Washington Post about the First Amendment and off-campus speech.

Saturday, April 24, 2021


What Chauvin Conviction May Mean To The Future Of Policing

NPR / Weekend Edition Saturday

William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Stephen Carter ’79 was interviewed on NPR about the Derek Chauvin verdict and its impact on the future of policing.

Saturday, April 24, 2021


Will The Conviction Of Derek Chauvin Affect Future Police Prosecutions?

NPR / Weekend Edition Saturday

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares was interviewed on NPR about the Derek Chauvin trial and how it may affect future police prosecutions.

Friday, April 23, 2021


When Parents Are Incarcerated, Too Often Separation From Kids Becomes Permanent

WNPR

Eleanor Roberts ’22 and Destiny Lopez ’21 were interviewed by Connecticut Public Radio about a report co-authored by the Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic about preserving the parental rights of incarcerated parents.

Thursday, April 22, 2021


Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

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

Thursday, April 22, 2021


These are the World’s Largest Banks That are Increasing and Decreasing Their Fossil Fuel Financing

CNBC.com

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan Macey ’82 is quoted in a CNBC report on commercial and investment banks and the fossil fuel industry.

Thursday, April 22, 2021


Time To Tinker With Clean-Elections Law?

New Haven Independent

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Clinical Lecturer in Law James Bhandary-Alexander are mentioned in a New Haven Independent article about the New Haven Democracy Fund, the city’s pioneering public-financing program.

Thursday, April 22, 2021


Who is the Racial Justice Case for Zoning Reform For?

Slow Boring

Professor of Law David Schleicher is mentioned in an article on the Slow Boring blog about residential zoning policy.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


What Happened to the Promise to ‘Defund’ America’s Police Forces – and to Stop Them Killing Black People?

The Independent (UK)

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory Tracey Meares is quoted in an article in The Independent (UK) about police reform.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Low-Wage Earners in Spotlight as Employment Litigation Targets Alleged Wage Theft

Law.com

Sam Hull ’22 is quoted, and William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 and Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad are mentioned, in a Law.com article about a lawsuit alleging wage theft and racial discrimination against Latino workers at a Connecticut business.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


J’Accuse! Allegations Make News Even When They’re Unproven — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


A Minneapolis Jury Has Found Derek Chauvin Guilty of Killing George Floyd

Vogue

Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld Professor of Jurisprudence Gideon Yaffe is quoted in a Vogue article about the Derek Chauvin verdict.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


Stuck At 435 Representatives? Why The U.S. House Hasn't Grown With Census Counts

NPR

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar ’84 was interviewed by National Public Radio for a story about the history of the census and the Electoral College.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021


21 Experts on What the Verdict Means — and Where to Go From Here

Politico

Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School Monica Bell ’09 and Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 contributed to a Politico article about the Derek Chauvin verdict.

Monday, April 19, 2021


Why Unions Lose Elections — A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Columbia Law School / Blue Sky Blog

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

Monday, April 19, 2021


Why Joe Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Doesn’t Mark the End of America’s “Forever War” — A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

New Statesman

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

Monday, April 19, 2021


Biden’s Housing Diversity Push: Promise, But Peril

The Hill

Scholarship by Walter E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Property and Urban Law Robert Ellickson ’66 is cited in The Hill about housing policy under the Biden administration.

Monday, April 19, 2021


A.C.L.U. Asks Supreme Court to Let It Seek Secret Surveillance Court Rulings

The New York Times

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is referenced in an article in The New York Times about efforts by the ACLU, aided by the clinic, to gain access to previously secret rulings by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Friday, April 16, 2021


Yale Creates New Principles for Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Yale Daily News

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law Jonathan R. Macey ’82 is quoted in the Yale Daily News about new principles for investment in the fossil fuel industry approved by the Yale Corporation. Professor Macey is chair of the University’s Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility.

Friday, April 16, 2021


Get police out of the business of traffic stops — A Commentary by TJ Grayson ’21 and James Forman Jr. ’92

The Washington Post

TJ Grayson is a member of the class of 2021 at Yale Law School. James Forman Jr. ’92 is J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, April 16, 2021


How Zoning Screws Up Everything

Model Citizen

Professor of Law David Schleicher was interviewed on the Model Citizen podcast about residential zoning.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021


Beijing Has a Navy it Doesn’t Even Admit Exists, Experts Say. And It’s Swarming Parts of the South China Sea

CNN

A piece in Lawfare by Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center Robert D. Williams about China’s military was quoted by CNN.

Monday, April 12, 2021


Alstott Delivers Pugh Lecture Today at San Diego On Child Care Reform After The Pandemic

TaxProf Blog

Jacquin D. Bierman Professor in Taxation Anne Alstott delivered the annual Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy at the University of San Diego School of Law on “Child Care Reform After the Pandemic: Towards a Public Option.”

Monday, April 12, 2021


Designed to Tear Us Apart

Sudhir Breaks the Internet podcast

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor Tracey Meares and SMGI Research Network member Sudhir Venkatesh speak on Venkatesh’s new podcast about the consequences of the January 6 Capitol riot and social media governance.

Sunday, April 11, 2021


Republicans Can't Handle the Truth about Taxes

The Hill

Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law Michael Graetz is quoted in a commentary in The Hill.

Sunday, April 11, 2021


Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Settles Lawsuit Brought by Immigrations Detainees

Dartmouth Week

Fernando Quiroz ’22 is quoted, and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Clinic mentioned, in a Dartmouth Week story about the settlement reached in a class action lawsuit challenging unsafe conditions at the Bristol County House of Correction.

Saturday, April 10, 2021


International Travel Won’t Rely on Fancy Vaccine Passports — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Friday, April 9, 2021


The Libertarian Case Against Voting Restrictions — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Thursday, April 8, 2021


This Is What Judicial Activism Looks Like on the Supreme Court — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

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

Thursday, April 8, 2021


We’re at the Beginning of the End of Covid-19. Now What? — 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.

Thursday, April 8, 2021


Yale Law School Helps Bring Settlement in Immigrant Detention Case

New Haven Register

Kayla Crowell ’22 is quoted, and the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic is mentioned, in a New Haven Register article about the settlement reached in a class action lawsuit challenging unsafe conditions at the Bristol County House of Correction.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Suburb Housing Quest Enters New Phase

New Haven Independent

Karen Anderson ’21 is quoted and the Community and Economic Development Clinic is mentioned in a New Haven Independent report on efforts to challenge zoning restrictions in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


Using Household Balance Sheets to Promote Consumer Welfare and Define the Necessary Role of the Welfare State — A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

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

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


ICE Detainees' COVID-19 Bail Suit Ends With Just 7 Held

Law360

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93, Clinical Lecturer in Law Sara Zampierin, and students with the Worker & Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic are mentioned in a Law360 update on a class action lawsuit challenging unsafe conditions at the Bristol County House of Correction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021


National Group Calls on Legal Profession to Fight Voter Suppression

Law.com

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in a Law.com article about an open letter released by Lawyers Defending American Democracy that calls on law firms, bar associations, and law schools to devote resources to protecting and expanding voter rights.

Monday, April 5, 2021


Will the Supreme Court Abandon Federalism to Defeat Pro-labor Regulation? — A Commentary by Claire Priest ’00 and David Dana

The Hill

Claire Priest is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law at Yale Law School. David Dana is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

Sunday, April 4, 2021


Robinhood and Other 'Low Cost' Brokers Are Still Quietly Screwing Over Their Users — A Commentary by Jonathan Macey ’82

Business Insider

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

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