Thursday, May 5, 2022


Texas Governor Ready to Challenge Schooling of Migrant Children

The New York Times

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver comments on the signifigance of the1982 court decision that required public schools to educate all children, including undocumented immigrants. 

Thursday, May 5, 2022


The Beat with Ari Melber

MSNBC

Professor of Law Amy Kapczynski ’03 discussed the Republican party’s response to the leaked Supreme Court draft decision that would overturn Roe v. Wade. (Interview begins at 8:18.)

Wednesday, May 4, 2022


Contraception Could Come Under Fire Next if Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

The Guardian

Clinical Lecturer in Law Priscilla Smith comments on other issues that could come before the Supreme Court if Roe v. Wade were overturned.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022


The Supreme Court Leaker Should Come Forward — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

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

Tuesday, May 3, 2022


Draft Abortion Opinion Spurs Speculation About Future of Same-Sex Marriage

The Washington Post

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime comments on what the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade could mean for same-sex marriage.

Monday, May 2, 2022


Supreme Court Says Boston Unconstitutionally Barred Christian Flag From City Hall

NPR

Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Reed Amar ’84 provides legal analysis of the Supreme Court’s ruling that the city of Boston must let a Christian group fly its flag over city hall.

Saturday, April 30, 2022


Connecticut Moves to Blunt Impact of Other States’ Antiabortion Laws

The New York Times

Clinical Lecturer and Executive Director of the Solomon Center Katherine Kraschel comments on Connecticut passing a bill to strengthen abortion rights protections in case of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Friday, April 29, 2022


Driving More Slowly Won’t Help Defeat Putin — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

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

Friday, April 29, 2022


Florida’s Law Punishing Disney Has a Billion-Dollar Problem

Slate

Professor of Law Professor David N. Schleicher comments on the legal complexities of Florida’s special district for Disney property.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


It Is Time to Repeal Connecticut’s Incarceration Lien — A Commentary by Jenny Carroll, Mila Reed Guevara ’23, and Ryanne Bamieh ’23

The Connecticut Mirror

Jenny Carroll is the Director of the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law and a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Mila Reed Guevara and Ryanne Bamieh are members of the class of 2023 at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022


Connecticut’s Automotive Dealers Should Examine Their Own Behavior

The Connecticut Mirror

Research by Deputy Dean and the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor Professor Ian Ayres ’86 is cited in a commentary on whether buyers should be able to purchase electric vehicles directly from manufacturers.

Monday, April 25, 2022


From Retribution to ‘Healing’: Changing How We Help Crime Victims. — A Commentary by Miriam Gohara

The Crime Report

Miriam Gohara is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at Yale Law School. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022


Justice for Ukraine: Harold Koh on International Law

The Octavian Report

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh discusses in a Q&A how international law can help address the crisis in Ukraine.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022


The Superpredator Myth Did a Lot of Damage. Courts Are Beginning to See the Light. — A Commentary by James Forman Jr. ’92 and Kayla Vinson

The New York Times

James Forman Jr. ’92 is J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School and the Faculty Director of Yale’s Center for Law and Racial Justice. Kayla Vinson is the Center’s Executive Director. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022


The Legacy of Title 42

On Point

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh discusses the immigration policy known as Title 42, which stopped asylum seekers from entering the U.S. during the pandemic and is set to end next month.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022


America’s Crime Panic: Why We Can’t Afford to Repeat Mistakes of the 90s

The Guardian

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law James Forman Jr. ’92 discusses whether an increase in crime in the United States could result in crime policies like those of the 1980s and 1990s.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


The Airline Mask Mandate Never Stood a Chance — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

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

Monday, April 18, 2022


A High School Graduate Was Denied Valedictorian Title. 38 Years Later, She Gets the Honor.

USA Today

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor Tracey L. Meares is featured in a story about being honored as the valedictorian of her high school class after being denied the title 38 years ago. 

Thursday, April 14, 2022


Biden Calls Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine a ‘Genocide.’ Is It a War Crime?

USA Today

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh comments on whether genocide can be considered a war crime. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022


The U.S. Finally Sees the Point of the International Criminal Court — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway ’97

The Washington Post

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. 

Monday, April 11, 2022


The Best Path for Accountability for the Crime of Aggression Under Ukrainian and International Law — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway ’97 and Alexander Komarov

Just Security

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Alexander Komarov (Oleksandr Komarov) is an anti-corruption expert at the European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI) in Kyiv, Ukraine and an Associate Professor at Ukrainian Catholic University Law School.

Monday, April 11, 2022


Ackman Says Proposed SPAC Rules Suggest SEC Backs Him Against Investor Lawsuit

Bloomberg

Professor of Law John Morley is mentioned in a report on the latest development in the lawsuit he helped to bring regarding a special purpose acquisition company allegedly acting illegally as an investment company.

Saturday, April 9, 2022


America Is Pledging Allegiance to the Words of a Plagiarist

The Times

Lillian Goldman Law Library Associate Director for Collections and Special Projects Fred R. Shapiro discusses his research suggesting that the person widely believed to have written the Pledge of Allegiance did not.

Thursday, April 7, 2022


How To Stop a New Cold War — A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

Prospect

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

Thursday, April 7, 2022


Can Accountability for Russian War Crimes Exist Without American Support?

The New Yorker

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona A. Hathaway ’97 discusses how to bring Russian military officials to justice, whether U.S. policy has made doing so more difficult, and the future of international law after the Ukraine war.

Thursday, April 7, 2022


Historic Supreme Court Confirmation Comes at a Time When Some in the GOP Are Trying To Reverse LGBTQ Rights

CNN

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence Professor William N. Eskridge Jr. ’78 discusses objectives behind recent legal challenges to LGBTQ rights.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022


Horrors in Ukraine Spark Push for War Crimes Charges for Russia

MSNBC

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona A. Hathaway ’97 discusses the role of the International Criminal Court in addressing atrocities and likely war crimes committed by Russia in its war on Ukraine.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022


Hiding Ivy League Acceptance Rates Won’t Make Applying Less Stressful — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

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

Monday, April 4, 2022


Cheating Is Part of Baseball, Says MLB. A Federal Court Agrees — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

The Washington Post

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

Sunday, April 3, 2022


We Know the Pledge. Its Author, Maybe Not.

The New York Times

Lillian Goldman Law Library Associate Director for Collections and Special Projects Fred R. Shapiro discusses his research that produced new evidence casting doubt on the authorship of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Friday, April 1, 2022


How Low Will Senate Republicans Go on Ketanji Brown Jackson? — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Times

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

Friday, April 1, 2022


Texas Drone Photography Ban Unconstitutional, Court Rules

Law360

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic helped to bring a case that overturned the Texas ban on using drones for newsgathering.

Friday, April 1, 2022


The Civil War’s Financial Battles

The Washington Post

Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law John Fabian Witt ’99 reviews Ways and Means: Lincoln and His Cabinet and the Financing of the Civil War by Roger Lowenstein.

Thursday, March 31, 2022


The Forgotten Crime of War Itself

The New York Review of Books

The latest book by Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, is reviewed.

Thursday, March 31, 2022


Critics Rally Against Biden’s Capital Gains Tax Proposal

The Georgia Virtue

A study by Professor of Law Zachary D. Liscow ’15 and Edward G. Fox ’15 is cited in a news report about President Joe Biden’s capital gains tax proposal.

Thursday, March 31, 2022


SPAC Seizes On SEC’s Proposed Rules to Fight Investor Suit

Bloomberg

A lawsuit brought by Professor of Law John Morley ’06 and New York University Professor Robert Jackson concerning a special purpose acquisition company continues.

Thursday, March 31, 2022


Still at War: The United States in Somalia — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway ’97 and Luke Hartig

Just Security

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Luke Hartig is Executive Director of National Journal’s Network Science Initiative.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022


What We Know About the Women Who Vote for Republicans and the Men Who Do Not

The New York Times

An essay on the deepening gender gap in American voting cites a study by Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law Dan M. Kahan.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022


‘After Disbelief’ Review: What’s a Heaven For?

The Wall Street Journal

The latest book by Sterling Professor of Law Anthony T. Kronman ’75, After Disbelief: On Disenchantment, Disappointment, Eternity, and Joy, is reviewed. 

Monday, March 28, 2022


The United States Is Not the World’s “Indispensable Nation”

Jacobin

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn discusses in an interview how to build a global order that constrains rather than enables the use of force by military superpowers.

Sunday, March 27, 2022


Connecticut Residents, Lawmakers Testify on Criminal Justice Bills

Yale Daily News

Liman Center Director Jenny Carroll explains the harms of Connecticut’s incarceration lien and Arthur Liman Professor of Law Judith Resnik comments on a measure to limit the use of solitary confinement.

Friday, March 25, 2022


Connecticut’s Landmark Griswold Case on Solid Ground Despite Recent Scrutiny, Experts Say

CT Insider

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law Reva Siegel comments on precedents set by Griswold v. Connecticut in light of recent criticisms of the landmark 1965 ruling.

Thursday, March 24, 2022


Politics Centered on D.C. Warp Supreme Court Hearings — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

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

Wednesday, March 23, 2022


On the Tesla Production Line: Dozens of Former Employees Say They Faced Catcalls, Groping, Slurs, and Harassment on the Job

Insider

Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences Vicki Schultz is quoted in a news story about lawsuits alleging harassment at a Tesla plant.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022


“We’re Going to Be Conservative.” Official Orders Books Removed From Schools, Targeting Titles About Transgender People.

ProPublica

Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law Justin Driver comments in an investigative report about the legality of efforts to remove books about LGBTQ people from school libraries in Texas.

Monday, March 21, 2022


Oil Giants Wage ‘Endless’ Disputes Before Climate Case Trials

Bloomberg Law

Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law Douglas Kysar comments on a climate misinformation lawsuit — one of several filed nationally — moving closer to trial in a state court.

Sunday, March 20, 2022


The Court Ketanji Brown Jackson Knew — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The Atlantic

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

Saturday, March 19, 2022


Countries Have a Responsibility to ‘Not To Let War Criminals Walk Free’

MSNBC

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona A. Hathaway ’97 discusses the possibilities for prosecuting Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

Friday, March 18, 2022


U.S. Calls Putin a ‘War Criminal,’ but Consequences Are Unclear

The New York Times

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona A. Hathaway ’97 explains why the U.S. has been cautious about using the term “war crimes” to describe Russian actions in Ukraine.

Friday, March 18, 2022


Should We Reform the Court? — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

The New York Review of Books

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

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