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.
Lawrence Herman Media Hits
The following is a list of selected media coverage for Lawrence Herman. 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)
Death-penalty opponents appeal to end the system
Dec. 16, 2011
Professor Lawrence Herman was quoted by the Columbus Dispatch in an article pertaining to opposition of the death penalty.
According to the article, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Paul E. Pfeifer, family members of murder victims, and Death Row exonerees urged state lawmakers to abolish capital punishment.
Herman agreed with the opposition, saying he thinks capital punishment should be repealed.
"It's certainly likely ... that we have executed several persons that were factually innocent," Herman said.
The story was also carried on CorrectionsOne.com.
Death Penalty Author Testifies Against Law
Dec. 15, 2011
Professor Emeritus Lawrence Herman's testimony on repealing Ohio's death penalty was included in a news story on WOSU 89.7.
"Hamilton County has 7 percent of Ohio's population but 19.7 percent of Ohio's death row population," Herman testified, "and 25 percent of the African Americans on death row."
Emeritus Professor Larry Herman was quoted in a New York Times story about the not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity plea entered by a Cleveland man accused of killing 11 people. The story states: “The judge is required to hold a hearing,” Mr. Herman said in an interview. “If a judge has probable cause to believe that if the defendant is still mentally ill and dangerous, then a judged commits a defendant to a mental institution for evaluation.”
Trial location is just politics to Boehner
Nov. 23, 2009
Professor Lawrence Herman published a letter-to-the-editor in the Columbus Dispatch regarding the decision to try accused terrorist Khalid Sheik Mohammed in federal court, and not in a special tribunal. The letter states: “(House Minority Leader John) Boehner claimed that the decision ‘puts the interest of liberal special-interest groups before the safety and security of the American people.’ Which liberal special-interest groups? People who support the Constitution of the United States? People who believe that every defendant is entitled to a fair trial?”