Faculty in the News
Moritz College of Law faculty members are increasingly finding themselves in the spotlight as reporters seek them out for expert comment on today's headlines. The topics cover a wide range, such as the death penalty, artificial insemination, and voting machines. Just as varied are the locations of the publications or news outlets, ranging from small town newspapers to wire services with international distribution.
The following is a list of selected media coverage for Moritz faculty members. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes. Contact Barbara Peck, Chief Communications Officer, for any media requests at (614) 292-0283.
Stephanie Hoffer Media Hits
The following is a list of selected media coverage for Stephanie Hoffer. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes. (Return to Faculty Bio)
Ticket tax would face several hurdles
Nov. 20, 2011
Professor Stephanie Hoffer was quoted by The Cincinnati Enquirer in an article about a proposed ticket tax for events at the city’s riverfront stadiums. The tax, proponents argue, would offset a $14.2 million deficit faced by Hamilton County, but legal experts cautioned that lease agreement language might make collecting any ticket tax a worthless pursuit.
Hoffer said because the city charter already allows for an events tax, the teams should know it's possible to add additional taxes. Later, she questioned whether proponent Todd Portune's involvement means it's a county action. Portune is a county commissioner, but he insists he’s acting as an individual.
"He seems to be acting on behalf of his constituents, rather than as a private citizen," Hoffer said. "But the lease forbids him from acting on behalf of constituents, because in doing that he is acting as a commissioner."