Monday, September 14, 2020


War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

The New York Times

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 is quoted in the New York Times about whether President Trump’s arms-sale policies could lead to charges of war crimes against American officials.

Sunday, September 13, 2020


Here’s how Congress could save our democracy from vote-count chaos. — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67 and Ro Khanna ’01

Bruce Ackerman is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale Law School. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Fremont) is the first vice chair of the Progressive Caucus in Congress.

Thursday, September 10, 2020


A Court Just Slammed the Guantánamo Gate Shut — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

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

Thursday, September 10, 2020


Death of trade deal with China could be 'October surprise'

Politico

Professor of Law Taisu Zhang ’08 is one of several experts cited in a Politico article about a potential China-related “October Surprise” this election season.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020


It’s Too Hard to Sue the Bosses of Bad Cops — A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Saturday, September 5, 2020


Are the Afghan peace talks finally about to begin?

BBC Newshour

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 was interviewed by BBC News on recent U.S. sanctions against the ICC Prosecutor and her top aide.

Friday, September 4, 2020


Mitch McConnell May Have Accidentally Saved Obamacare

Slate

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence William Eskridge ’78 is quoted in Slate about the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Thursday, September 3, 2020


You Think Things Couldn’t Get Any Worse With the Pandemic? — A Commentary by Gregg Gonsalves

The Nation

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Yale Law School helps win suit against CIA, lifting censorship of book on terrorism

New Haven Register

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David Schulz ’78 and David Froomkin ’20 are quoted in a Hearst Newspapers article about a former FBI agent whose book was redacted after the CIA took issue with his eyewitness account of its interrogation of Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic assisted a filmmaker and a journalist in their efforts to gain access to the redacted information.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Case over 1966 US bomb accident in Spain goes before court

Associated Press

Lily Halpern ’21 is quoted in an Associated Press story about the developments in a class action suit challenging Veterans Affairs’ refusal to provide disability compensation to veterans exposed to ionizing radiation. The plaintiffs are represented by the Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Saturday, August 29, 2020


C.I.A. Uncensors Memoir of F.B.I. Agent Who Protested Torture of Terrorists

The New York Times

The New York Times covers the story of a former FBI agent whose book was redacted after the CIA took issue with his eyewitness account of its interrogation of Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah. The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic assisted a filmmaker and a journalist in their efforts to gain access to the redacted information.

Friday, August 28, 2020


Immigrants, States Say Wolf Lacks Authority To Limit DACA

Law360

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93, Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad, and Clinical Associate Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela ’08 and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization are mentioned in a Law360 article about the latest developments in the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 

Friday, August 28, 2020


Court Upholds Bowe Bergdahl's Sentence Despite Trump 'Dirty Traitor' Comments

Military.com

Senior Research Scholar Eugene Fidell is quoted in a Military.com article about developments in the case of his client, former Army Sgt. Robert "Bowe" Bergdahl.

Friday, August 28, 2020


Young immigrants challenge Trump administration decision to scale back DACA program

CBS News

The Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic is mentioned in a CBS News report on a complaint filed in federal court that challenges the Trump administration’s efforts to scale back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Thursday, August 27, 2020


Could It Be Bush v. Gore All Over Again? — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

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

Thursday, August 27, 2020


It’s Not a Big Deal When Politicians Plagiarize — A Commentary by Stephen Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

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

Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Women won the vote but not the suffragists’ larger goal — A Commentary by Reva Siegel and Julie Suk ’03

Los Angeles Times

Reva Siegel is the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Julie Chi-hye Suk ’03 is a Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Navy drops criminal charges against chief

Military Times

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in a Military Times article about the case of a Navy chief facing allegations that her ship security team deployed without magazines for their firearms.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020


Democrats renew push for watchdog investigation into alleged White House retaliation against Vindman brothers

CNN

CNN reports that YLS senior research scholar Eugene Fidell is among four lawyers who will represent Yevgeny Vindman in a whistleblower reprisal complaint against the Trump administration.

Monday, August 24, 2020


The State of the U.S.-China Relationship

Lawfare Podcast

Robert Williams, executive director of the Paul Tsai China Center, was a guest on the Lawfare Podcast where he discussed the state of the U.S.-China relationship.

Friday, August 21, 2020


The housing mix that suburbs need: It's not 'single-family or nothing'

The Hill

Walter E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Property and Urban Law Robert Ellickson ’66 is quoted in The Hill about housing options in the suburbs. 

 

Thursday, August 20, 2020


So Far, 2020 Has Been Our Year of Magical Thinking — A Commentary by Gregg Gonsalves

The Nation

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Equal Rights Amendment: Will women ever have equal rights under federal law?

USA Today

Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law Reva Siegel is quoted in USA Today about the Equal Rights Amendment.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Ending Member Privilege

City Journal

Professor of Law David Schleicher is cited in a City Journal article about how aldermanic privilege can block urban development.

Saturday, August 15, 2020


Former midshipman found guilty of sexual assault plans to appeal

Baltimore Sun

Senior Research Scholar in Law Eugene Fidell is quoted in a Baltimore Sun report on the case of a midshipman convicted of sexual assault who plans to appeal his conviction based, in part, on jury selection. 

Friday, August 14, 2020


2nd Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Suit Targeting Connecticut Over Ebola Quarantines

New York Law Journal

William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law Michael Wishnie ’93 is quoted in a New York Law Journal story about the dismissal of a constitutional challenge to Connecticut’s use of quarantine measures for residents who returned from West Africa during the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak.

Friday, August 14, 2020


Elizabeth Alexander’s Fierce Vision of Social Justice

The Wall Street Journal

The Million Book Project, Professor of Law Elizabeth Hinton, and Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16 are mentioned in a Wall Street Journal story about Elizabeth Alexander’s initiatives at the Mellon Foundation.

Thursday, August 13, 2020


Personal contact could be next casualty in U.S.-China tech feud

Politico

Professor of Law Taisu Zhang ’08 is quoted in Politico about the future of communication platforms like WeChat.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Unemployment insurance is broken: How to fix it — A Commentary by Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro ’87

New York Daily News

Michael J. Graetz is the Wilbur H. Friedman Professor of Tax Law. Ian Shapiro ’87is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Let the People Elect the Vice President — 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, August 11, 2020


Anthony P. Lester – A Commentary by Harold Hongju Koh

EJIL: Talk!

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


The Second Oxford Statement on International Law Protections of the Healthcare Sector During Covid-19: Safeguarding Vaccine Research

Just Security

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh and others have drafted a statement on the cyber protections needed by vaccine research, and how international law applies to the protection of the development, testing, manufacture, and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


How to end America's politics of hate and polarization

USA Today

John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law Amy Chua is quoted in a USA Today commentary about why America is experiencing increasing political polarization.

Monday, August 10, 2020


David Schleicher on the Municipal Trilemma and its Implications for the Current Crisis

Mercatus Center / The Bridge podcast

Professor of Law David Schleicher was interviewed on The Bridge podcast about the historical role the federal government has played in responding to state and local budget crises.

Monday, August 10, 2020


Connecticut attorneys say marriages are holding steady, as other states see spike in COVID-19 divorces

Hartford Courant

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted in the Hartford Courant about the effect of the coronavirus on divorce rates in Connecticut.

Saturday, August 8, 2020


Reform the Court, but Don’t Pack It — A Commentary by Professor Samuel Moyn and Ryan Doerfler

The Atlantic

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

Thursday, August 6, 2020


Freedom libraries designed to liberate the minds of prisoners

MPR News

Million Book Project Director Dwayne Betts ’16 speaks with Minnesota Public Radio about the project and the curation of books.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


How the President Became Deporter in Chief

Slate

Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law Cristina Rodríguez ’00 was interviewed in Slate about “The President and Immigration Law,” her new book co-authored with Adam Cox, a law professor at NYU School of Law.

 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


The murder spike in big US cities, explained

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor Tracey Meares is quoted in a Vox article about the spike in murders in large US cities.

 

Monday, August 3, 2020


Changes to state parenting laws help fill gaps for same-sex couples

NBC News

Anne Urowsky Professor of Law Douglas NeJaime is quoted in an NBC News story about the ways in which states are addressing the legal rights of same sex parents. 

 

Monday, August 3, 2020


How the rise of anti-crime politics caused lasting harm to Black Americans

J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law James Forman was interviewed by City Metric about current crime trends, and the effect of policing policies on the Black community. 

 

Monday, August 3, 2020


How Police Compare in Different Democracies

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey L. Meares is quoted in an article in the Council on Foreign Relations that examines policing in America in comparison to other advanced democracies.

 

Monday, August 3, 2020


Economic insecurity is a growing problem. The nation needs a jobs program — A Commentary by Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro ’87

Michael Graetz is the Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law Emeritus and Professional Lecturer at Yale Law School.  Ian Shapiro '87 is a Professor (Adjunct) of Law at Yale Law School and Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University.

Friday, July 31, 2020


We train police to be warriors — and then send them out to be social workers

Vox

Professors Tracey L. Meares and Tom Tyler, Founding Directors of The Justice Collaborator, are quoted in a Vox article about police training.

Thursday, July 30, 2020


The Supreme Court’s Religious Crusaders Take On the Pandemic Response — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL

NYTimes.com

Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence at Yale Law School.

Thursday, July 30, 2020


Trump’s October Surprise: A Vaccine for Covid-19? — A Commentary by Gregg Gonsalves

The Nation

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

Thursday, July 30, 2020


U.N. Panel Takes Aim at Heavy-Handed Police Tactics at Protests

The New York Times

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is quoted in a New York Times story about a United Nations human rights panel’s concerns about tactics used by law enforcement against anti-racism protests.

Thursday, July 30, 2020


Can plaintiffs from other countries hold China legally accountable for the coronavirus pandemic in their respective courts?

ABA Journal

Howard M. Holtzmann Professor Emeritus of Law Lea Brilmayer is quoted in an American Bar Association Journal article about whether China can be held legally responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020


Remdesivir Could Be in Short Supply. Here’s a Fix. — A Commentary by Amy Kapczynski ’03 et al.

The New York Times

Amy Kapczynski is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and Faculty Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership. practice at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


‘A scalpel rather than a bulldozer’: Severability in the spotlight as the newest ACA challenge looms — A Commentary by Abbe R. Gluck ’00

SCOTUSBlog

Abbe R. Gluck is a Professor of Law and the founding Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School.

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