Monday, June 28, 2021


Breyer's Future is Supreme Court's Biggest Question

The Hill

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn discusses calls for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire.

Saturday, June 26, 2021


Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Investors

Bloomberg

Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law Jonathan R. Macey discusses the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac shareholder suit.

Friday, June 25, 2021


The Supreme Court’s Cheerleader Decision Has Something to Frustrate and Disappoint Everyone

Slate

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.

Friday, June 25, 2021


What Chauvin’s 22.5 Year Sentence Could Mean for Changing Police Behavior

PBS NewsHour

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares discusses the Derek Chauvin sentence.

Thursday, June 24, 2021


A Cheerleader Lands an F on Snapchat, but a B+ in Court — A Commentary by Justin Driver

The New York Times

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

Thursday, June 24, 2021


‘The Words That Made Us’ Review: Constitutionally Speaking

The Wall Street Journal

Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Reed Amar’s book The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation 1760-1840 is reviewed.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


We Are Family: Connecticut Passes New Parentage Law to Embrace Modern Families

Justia

An analysis of Connecticut's new parentage law notes the role of Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime in the shaping of the law.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021


Supreme Court Rules for Cheerleader Punished for Vulgar Snapchat Message

The New York Times

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

Tuesday, June 22, 2021


The Machine Man — A Commentary by David N. Schleicher

Slow Boring

David N. Schleicher is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Hate-Crime Laws Don’t Work as Their Supporters Intended

The Atlantic

Research by Macklin Fleming Professor of Law Tom R. Tyler and the Justice Collaboratory are cited.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Can Schools Discipline Students for Off-Campus Speech?

WHYY

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver and Jeffrey Rosen ’91 discuss whether schools should be able to discipline students for what they say online.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021


The History And Cycle Of Police Violence In America

GBH

Professor of Law Elizabeth Hinton discusses her new book America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Military Leaders Push Back on Taking Crimes Out of Chain of Command

Federal News Network

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene R. Fidell is quoted about proposed legislation that would change how crimes are prosecuted within the military.

Saturday, June 19, 2021


The Tax Code’s Achilles Heel Is Surprisingly Popular — and That's a Problem for Taxing the Rich — A Commentary by Zachary Liscow ’15 and Edward Fox ’15

The Hill

Zachary Liscow ’15 is an Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Edward Fox ’15 is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. 

Saturday, June 19, 2021


Critical Race Theory Has Proved Divisive. What Is It?

The Day

Professor of Law Gerald Torres ’77 is quoted on the meaning of critical race theory.

Saturday, June 19, 2021


Dozens of Yale Faculty Urge Lamont to Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement

New Haven Register

Clinical Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights Hope Metcalf is quoted about efforts to limit the use of solitary confinement in Connecticut.

Friday, June 18, 2021


ABA Medalist Lawrence Fox On Top Honor, Career, Ethics

Law360

Senior Research Scholar Lawrence J. Fox is interviewed about receiving the ABA Medal, the American Bar Association’s highest honor.

Thursday, June 17, 2021


Supreme Court Sides With Catholic Agency In LGBTQ Foster Care Case — But Avoids Major Religious Freedom Questions

Time

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted in a report about the Supreme Court ruling in a case watched by LGBTQ and religious freedom advocates and those who work with foster children.

Thursday, June 17, 2021


The Company Eric Adams Keeps

New York

Professor of Law David N. Schleicher is quoted in a profile of a New York City mayoral candidate.

Thursday, June 17, 2021


Elizabeth Holmes Lost Attorney-Client Privilege. Could You? — 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 16, 2021


Grievance Conservatives Are Here to Stay

The New York Review of Books

Senior Research Scholar in Law Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL reviews two new books that explore the role of religion in American politics.

Saturday, June 12, 2021


America’s New Gilded Age: The Cycles of Constitutional Time

Governing

Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment Jack Balkin is interviewed about his new book, The Cycles of Constitutional Time.

Friday, June 11, 2021


Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis

University of Virginia School of Law

Jacquin D. Bierman Professor of Law Anne Alstott ’87 and Professor of Law Amy Kapczynki ’03 were guests on podcast to discuss a Yale Law Journal article “Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis.”

Thursday, June 10, 2021


Paying Off Ransomware Criminals Shouldn’t Be Illegal — 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, June 8, 2021


“America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s”

Public Radio Tulsa

Professor of Law Elizabeth K. Hinton was interviewed about her book America on Fire.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021


Amazon Scrapped Arbitration, But That May Not Help Consumers — 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, June 7, 2021


Getting Real About General Flynn — A Commentary by Eugene R. Fidell

Just Security

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

Monday, June 7, 2021


How Communities Of Color Are Hurt Most By Climate Change

Forbes

Professor of Law Gerald Torres ’77 is quoted on how climate change disproportionally affects people of color.

Friday, June 4, 2021


If COVID Did Escape From a Wuhan Lab, Brace Yourself — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

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

Friday, June 4, 2021


D.C. Statehood Could Cost More than $1 Billion. City Officials Aren’t Fazed.

The Washington Post

Professor David Schleicher is quoted in a news story about the cost of D.C. statehood.

Friday, June 4, 2021


Gun Violence Prevention: A Focus on Police Violence

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares discusses on a podcast why America’s approach to public safety must be examined, how some jurisdictions are implementing change, and suicide prevention.

Thursday, June 3, 2021


The Sound of Silence on Abortion — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

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

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


New Study Provides Evidence That Diversity Enhances Higher Education Outcomes

Forbes

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver co-authored a study that has provided some of the first empirical evidence in support of the diversity rationale for affirmative action in higher education. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


As Harvard Case Looms at Supreme Court, Study Tests Value of Diversity

The New York Times

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver co-authored a study showing that articles published in law reviews that adopted diversity policies for choosing student editors were cited more often, a finding that supports the diversity rationale for affirmative action in higher education.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


With a New Law, LGBTQ Parents Celebrate Recognition in Connecticut

CT Mirror

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted at a ceremonial signing of the Connecticut Parentage Act, which gives children of same-sex couples equal treatment under the law. NeJaime and his clinic spearheaded the effort to pass the law.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


Law Professors Aim to Show Value of Diversity in New Study

ABA Journal

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver co-authored a study showing that articles published in law journals that adopted diversity policies for choosing student editors were cited more often.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021


Board of Pardons and Parole Accepting Commutation Applications Again

CT Mirror

Clinical Associate Professor of Law Miriam Gohara is quoted about factors that officials consider when commuting sentences in a story about Connecticut accepting commutation applications after a two-year pause.

Sunday, May 30, 2021


How Qualified Immunity Would Have Protected the Tulsa Mob — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

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

Friday, May 28, 2021


The Most Powerful Court in the U.S. Is About to Decide the Fate of the Most Vulnerable Children

TIME

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted about a lawsuit before the Supreme Court against the city of Philadelphia, which is being sued after ending a contract with a faith-based agency that will not certify same-sex couples as foster parents.

Friday, May 28, 2021


Biden’s Fossil Fuel Moves Clash With Pledges on Climate Change

The New York Times

Professor of Environmental Justice and Professor of Law Gerald Torres ’77 is quoted in a news story about President Joe Biden’s environmental policies.

Thursday, May 27, 2021


Cash for Vaccine Jabs? Absolutely — 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, May 24, 2021


Amid The Pandemic, Yale Lawsuit Against ICE Becomes A National Model

Connecticut Public Radio

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 was interviewed on Connecticut Public Radio about the rights and safety of ICE detainees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunday, May 23, 2021


What George Floyd Changed

Politico

Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School Monica Bell ’09 contributed to a Politico article that examines what has changed since the killing of George Floyd one year ago.

Friday, May 21, 2021


Violent Crime Is Spiking. Do Liberals Have an Answer?

The New York Times / The Ezra Klein Show

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law James Forman Jr. ’92 was interviewed on The Ezra Klein Show podcast about the recent increase in violent crime across the country.

Friday, May 21, 2021


Will We Ever Get Beyond “The Fire Next Time”? — A Commentary by Elizabeth Hinton

The New York Times

Elizabeth Hinton is a Professor of Law and a member of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, as well as an Associate Professor of History & African American Studies at Yale.

Thursday, May 20, 2021


The Free Ride May Soon Be Over for Anti-Abortion Politicians — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

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

Thursday, May 20, 2021


The Words That Made Us: America's Constitutional Conversation, 1760–1840

New York Journal of Books

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Akhil Amar’s latest book is reviewed in the New York Journal of Books.

Thursday, May 20, 2021


The Greener Good Series: How Does Business Adapt?

Minnesota Public Radio

Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy Daniel Esty ’86 spoke with Minnesota Public Radio about how businesses can adapt to be more environmentally friendly.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


“We Definitely Have Our Work Cut Out for Us.” Biden’s Supreme Court Commission Holds Its First Public Meeting.

The New York Times

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 is quoted in an article in The New York Times about President Biden’s commission to evaluate Supreme Court reform.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


Price-Gouging Laws Create a Headache for Amazon — 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.

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