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Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler quoted in Forbes article discussing biohacking

Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler was recently quoted in an article by Forbes titled, “Yes, People Can Edit The Genome In Their Garage. Can They Be Regulated?” Her article in the July 5, 2019 issue of Science Magazine titled “Regulating genetic […]

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Douglas Berman

What Felicity Huffman’s prison sentence means for other parents in college admissions scandal

Professor Douglas A. Berman was recently quoted in the USA Today article titled, What Felicity Huffman’s prison sentence means for other parents in college admissions scandal. “If the government can’t come up with another adjustment for the guidelines for any of […]

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Adjunct Professor Benton Bodamer publishes op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch

Adjunct Professor Benton Bodamer recently had an op-ed titled “Hemp legalization is slippery slope, and that’s OK” published in the Columbus Dispatch. “The legalization of help was hailed as the green light for national hemp-derived cannabidiol product companies, with large […]

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Anti-smoking advocates bemoan “faltering” pace of FDA action

Professor Micah Berman holds a joint appointment with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the College of Public Health.  He was recently quoted in the Associated Press article, Anti-smoking advocates bemoan “faltering” pace of FDA action. “FDA was […]

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Efthimios Parasidis

Professor Efthimios Parasidis quoted in The Regulatory Review

Professor Efthimios Parasidis’ article that was recently published in the Boston University Law Review was quoted extensively in The Regulatory Review, a publication on the Pennsylvania University Program on regulation. You can read The Regulatory Review article titled, “The Need […]

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Dennis Hirsch

Facial recognition and society

Professor Dennis Hirsch recently appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss the government use of facial recognition. His interview begins at 33:09 and focuses on the issues concerning the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) facial recognition initiative. Visit […]

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Dennis Hirsch

Professor Dennis Hirsch quoted in Readers Digest article concerning FaceApp security questions

Dennis Hirsch, Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Data and Governance, was recently quoted in an article by Readers Digest concerning the questions surrounding the popular FaceApp. 

“People do not understand who is behind the apps and what they can do with people’s data, and so they voluntarily give their data to such apps even when they shouldn’t,” he said. You can read the full article here.

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Ric Simmons

A look at whether Robert Mueller broke the rules for special counsels

Professor Ric Simmons was recently quoted in an article by Politifact titled, “A look at whether Robert Mueller broke the rules for special counsels.”

“Mueller was offering evidence that could be used if the attorney general did in fact decide to charge him,” he said. “Not only is that not barred, it is precisely the kind of evidence that Mueller would be expected to bring to give proper advice to the attorney general.”

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Douglas Berman

Columbus City Council drastically lowers penalties for marijuana possession

Professor Douglas Berman was recently quoted in an ABC 6 Columbus story titled, “Columbus City Council drastically lowers penalties for marijuana possession.”

“There seems to be particularly widespread belief that using the criminal justice system to deal with this kind of drug use does more harm than good,” he said. 

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Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler co-authors article in Science magazine

Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler recently co-authored an article in the July 5, 2019 edition of Science magazine titled, “Regulating genetic biohacking.”

Zettler, along with Christi J. Guerrini (Baylor College of Medicine) and Jacob S. Sherkow (New York Law School), discusses the government and private regulations concerning biohacking as well as the outlook moving forward in this area. 

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Peter Shane

An executive order can’t fix Trump’s census problem

Professor Peter Shane recently authored an article in The Atlantic titled, “An Executive Order Can’t Fix Trump’s Census Problem.”

“President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will consider using an executive order to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census is but the latest presidential attempt to exaggerate or mythologize the power of the executive order.

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Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler featured in Science Magazine article concerning FDA enforcement actions

Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler was recently featured in an article in Science Magazine titled, “FDA enforcement actions plummet under Trump.”

“FDA’s power to enforce its requirements is an important part of how it achieves its public health mission,” said Zettler, a former FDA attorney. “If FDA is not using that power, it sends a signal that violations will be tolerated.”

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