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Micah Berman

When writing a federal Tobacco 21 law, less is more

Associate Professor Micah Berman and Assistant Professor Holly Jarman (University of Michigan) collaborated for an online op-ed with The Hill titled,  When writing a federal Tobacco 21 law, less is more. “As public health academics, we were initially startled that McConnell, […]

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Douglas Berman

Why the Death Penalty Has Lost Support From Both Parties

“No one’s yet to see any significant backlash on either side for being either abolitionist or disinclined to support the death penalty,” Berman said.

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John Quigley

Despite panicked predictions, ISIS is not a threat to the West

“To the extent that ISIS still poses a threat, there is much that can be done to counter it,” Quigley writes. “ISIS exploits our own actions in the Middle East to recruit new adherents.”

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Efthimios Parasidis

National effort urged to overhaul ‘broken’ health data system

“Data scandals are occurring on a regular basis, with no end in sight,” Parasidis said.

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Douglas Berman

The Future of Marijuana Expungements is Automation

“There is no limit to how much you can discriminate against a person with a criminal record,” Berman said.

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Daniel Tokaji

Supreme Court Census Case Could Decide the 2024 Election

“The record shows that he decided what he wanted to do first, and then came up with a pretext later,” Tokaji said. 

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Ric Simmons

Does the Mueller report exonerate Trump? I asked 12 legal experts

Professor Ric Simmons was featured in an article by Vox titled, Does the Mueller report exonerate Trump? I asked 12 legal experts. “After reading the full report, it is much harder to understand why Mueller determined that there was insufficient evidence […]

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Douglas Berman

He Committed a $300 Million Fraud, but Left Prison Under Trump’s Justice Overhaul

“It makes so much sense to ship the elderly out,” Berman said. “They are so low-risk and such high-cost that we should just get them home.”

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Peter Shane

Trump faces mounting legal challenges to wall

“It’s as if Congress had created a book of a bunch of recipes that the president is allowed to use only if he formally shouts ‘I’m hungry,’ ” Shane said. “He still has to pick out the recipes,” Shane said, “and [the courts] have to decide if the recipe’s being followed.”

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Edward Foley

The Electoral College

Professor Edward Foley appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss the history of the electoral college. 

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Daniel Tokaji

Ohio’s gerrymandering trial is over. What happens next?

“It’s possible the Supreme Court could completely shut the door for Ohio in the Maryland and North Carolina cases,” Tokaji said. “It’s possible the door could be opened and it’s possible that the door could be closed a bit and not shut completely.”

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Edward Foley

Popular Vote Vs. Electoral College

Professor Edward Foley appeared on WOSU to discuss a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Ohio’s presidential electoral votes go to the winner of the national popular vote.

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