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.
Christopher J. Walker Media Hits
The following is a list of selected media coverage for Christopher J. Walker. 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)
Professor Christopher Walker's report titled "The Importance of Cost-Benefit Analysis in Financial Regulation" was quoted in an article in The Financial. "Financial regulators, especially in the context of Dodd-Frank, can and should ground their rulemaking in robust cost-benefit analysis in order to arrive at more rational decision-making and efficient regulatory action as well as to promote good governance and democratic accountability,” wrote (Paul) Rose and Walker in the report. “The SEC’s experience with cost-benefit analysis, both in court and also in practice, provides an important lesson for other financial regulators."
Professor Christopher Walker was a source for a piece by business news site Business Insider addressing the likelihood that the Supreme Court of the United States would limit affirmative action through its ruling in a case challenging The University of Texas at Austin's admissions policy.
"At least four Supreme Court justices decided to review the Fifth Court decision that upheld UT's affirmative action policy. It's not too common for the high court to review a decision just to affirm it, former Supreme Court clerk Christopher Walker pointed out to Business Insider," the piece stated.
Assistant Professor Christopher Walker was quoted in a National Journal article about the Supreme Court preparing for its decision on the health care law, which came to a ruling June 28.
"It would be really surprising if there would be changes at this point — we’re three days away," Walker said. "It’s not like they’re changing their minds about how they are going to vote."
Professor and former Supreme Court clerk Chris Walker was interviewed on On The Record w/ Greta VanSusteren about the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the federal health care law.
"So tomorrow, the Justices are going to conference. It's a private conference with just the Justices at which they'll cast a preliminary vote, a straw vote," Walker explained.
Decisions, Decisions: How Will Justices Make Them?
Mar. 28, 2012
Professor and former Supreme Court clerk Chris Walker was interviewed on National Public Radio about the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the federal health care law.
"So they'll meet - I think Friday they have a conference shortly after arguments and they go around the table and say which way they would vote and why. Each justice will express his or her view on how the case should be decided," Walker said. "And then, from there, they'll, you know, decide based on who's in the majority. The most senior justice will assign that opinion to one of the other justices or to himself and the majority."