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Professor Shane provides commentary via podcast regarding Gonzales' resignation
Seperation of powers expert also was quoted in hundreds of media outlets, including The New York Times and The Washington Post
August 28, 2007
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Professor Peter Shane gives a summary of the events leading up to the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, as well as his view on the implications of Gonzales' role as attorney general. To listen to the 10-minute podcast, visit this link.
Shane was quoted in hundreds of newspaper and television stories around the world regarding Gonzales' resignation. The Associated Press story that cited Shane was posted on web sites of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, and several others. “Selecting a successor to Gonzales will be a challenge because the Senate is unlikely to confirm anyone as aggressive as Gonzales in the defense of executive power and the practice of secrecy,” said Peter Shane, professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.
Professor Shane came to Ohio State in 2003 from Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. He is an internationally recognized scholar in administrative law, with a specialty in separation of powers law, and has co-authored leading casebooks on each subject. He has served on the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Law and was dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
In addition to his outstanding law teaching and scholarship, Professor Shane has received a National Science Foundation grant for interdisciplinary study related to cyberspace and democracy. At Ohio State, he provides strong leadership in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.