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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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Daniel Tokaji

Professor Daniel Tokaji discusses Supreme Court Gerrymandering and census decisions on All Sides with Ann Fisher

Professor Daniel Tokaji recently appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU to discuss the Supreme Court Gerrymandering decisions and their ongoing impact. 

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Ruth Colker

For those with hearing impairments, restaurant noise isn’t just an irritation. It’s discrimination.

Professor Ruth Colker, Distinguished University Professor and Heck Faust Memorial Chair in Constitutional Law was recently quoted in the Washington Post article titled, For those with hearing impairments, restaurant noise isn’t just an irritation. It’s discrimination. Noise as a disability-rights issue is an “evolving area of law,” said Ruth Colker, a law professor at Ohio State University, who […]

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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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