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John Quigley

Deliberately sailing into areas China considers as territorial waters is not a good idea

Professor John Quigley recently published an op-ed that was picked up by outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, Arizona Daily Sun and more. His article titled, “Deliberately sailing into areas China considers as territorial waters is not a good idea,” discusses the current tensions in the waters just off the Philippines coast that are claimed by China. 

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Daniel Tokaji

Trump said it’s OK to take campaign dirt from foreign powers. Is it legal?

Professor Daniel Tokaji was recently quoted in a Los Angeles Times article titled, “Trump said it’s OK to take campaign dirt from foreign powers. Is it legal?”

“My view is that an in-kind contribution has to have some determinate economic value,” he said.

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Does the FDA’s plan to regulate new opioids more strictly go far enough?

Assistant professor Patricia Zettler was recently quoted in an article by Pacific Standard titled, “Does the FDA’s plan to regulate new opioids more strictly go far enough?”

“Some have criticized FDA for over-using guidance,” she said, but companies “often” follow them. 

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Edward Foley

Professor Edward Foley featured on “Another Way” podcast discussing the Electoral College

Professor Edward Foley was recently featured on the “Another Way” podcast, hosted by Lawrence Lessig. Professor Foley discusses the Electoral College and his upcoming book, “Presidential Elections and Majority Rule,” with Lessig. 

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Edward Foley

Trump is open to accepting dirt on his opponents from foreign governments. Is that against the law?

Professor Edward Foley was recently quoted in an article by CBS News titled, “Trump is open to accepting dirt on his opponents from foreign governments. Is that against the law?”

“That’s a question you know ultimately I don’t think that can really be addressed by law. It’s a question of the personal ethics of the candidate,” Foley said. “What kind of a candidate wants to accept help from a foreign government that is trying to influence the outcome of a U.S. election?”

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A judge rules against one stem-cell clinic. There are hundreds of them

Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler was recently quoted in an article by The New York Times titled,  “A Judge Rules Against One Stem-Cell Clinic. There Are Hundreds of Them.”

Zettler called the court ruling “a preliminary but important victory for the F.D.A. and the public health.”

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Peter Shane

Liberals begin lining up young judges for a post-Trump surge

Professor Peter Shane was recently quoted in an article in The New York Times titled, “Liberals Begin Lining Up Young Judges for a Post-Trump Surge.”

“It would be nice to see more people who have experience outside the three big pots (sitting judges, prosecutors and senior law partners),” he said 

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Daniel Tokaji

Redistricting guru’s hard drives could mean legal, political woes for GOP

Professor Daniel Tokaji was recently interviewed by NPR in an article titled, “Redistricting Guru’s Hard Drives Could Mean Legal, Political Woes For GOP.” 

“It was not really, as they claimed, to get better enforcement of the Voting Rights Act so that Latinos could be fairly represented,” said Tokaji. “In fact, there was a deliberate plan, and that plan includes the dilution of Latino votes and the enhancement of Republican voting strength.”

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Dennis Hirsch

Is Apple really a privacy-first company?

Professor Dennis Hirsch was quoted in an article by Salon titled, “Is Apple really a privacy-first company?” 

“I think this is a welcome development where companies are starting to appreciate they can compete with each other with privacy.”

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Attorney General Dave Yost, six predecessors push to end Ohio’s statute of limitations on rape

Professor Emeritus and former dean Nancy Hardin Rogers was quoted in a recent Columbus Dispatch article titled, “Attorney General Dave Yost, six predecessors push to end Ohio’s statute of limitations on rape.”

“They are beginning to understand the suffering that continues as the victim,” she said. “And with that public understanding of these things, I think it will be feasible — and in other states we have seen that it was feasible — to change the statute of limitations for rape.”

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Joshua Dressler

Can the president be prosecuted? Vox asked 16 legal experts

Professor emeritus Joshua Dressler was recently quoted in a Vox article that featured multiple legal experts discussing whether or not President Trump can be prosecuted. 

“The answer to the question is and will remain unknown unless and until the DOJ interpretation of the Constitution (namely, that a sitting president cannot be indicted) is tested in the courts.”

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Ric Simmons

Mueller says charging Trump would’ve been unconstitutional. These scholars beg to differ

Professor Ric Simmons was recently quoted in a Vice News article titled, “Mueller says charging Trump would’ve been unconstitutional. These scholars beg to differ.”

“There’s nothing in the Constitution that says directly that a president can’t be indicted. I think Mueller’s hands were tied. But there’s another question: Is the memo correct? I think it’s not.”

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