Briefing Room

COVID-19

Douglas Berman

Professor Douglas Berman featured in New York Times article concerning prison capacity during COVID-19

Professor Douglas Berman, an expert on criminal law and sentencing, was recently interviewed by the New York Times for an article titled, “U.S. Prison Population Remained Stable as Pandemic Grew.” “There are going to be less (prisoners) going in because […]

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Ruth Colker

Professor Ruth Colker cited in Forbes article concerning return to work amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Professor Ruth Colker, an expert on disability discrimination, was recently referenced in an article by Forbes.com concerning return to work practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The article cites Colker in saying that “although the federal government’s guidance suggests that employers should try […]

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Professor Marc Spindelman featured in multiple articles concerning COVID-19 and the law

Professor Marc Spindelman has been featured in multiple university articles concerning the coronavirus. For Ohio State News, Spindelman was quoted in an article titled, “Examining the past, present and future of the COVID-19 pandemic.” “The social distancing and isolation we’re […]

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Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler quoted in Buzzfeed News article concerning COVID-19 testing

Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler was recently featured in a Buzzfeed News article titled, “Everyone Wants To Know If They Already Had The Coronavirus. Some People May Be Preying On That.” “I think we should expect to see companies continue to […]

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Ohio law students asking Supreme Court to grant license without bar exam amid coronavirus pandemic

Moritz student and president of the Student Bar Association, Renée Eid, was recently quoted in an article by The Columbus Dispatch concerning the 2020 bar exam and the uncertainties that surround it amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with students from other […]

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Adjunct Professor Benton Bodamer featured in Law360 article concerning cannabis and COVID-19

Adjunct Professor Benton Bodamer was recently featured in a Law360.com article titled, “Mass. Cannabis Attorneys Fear ‘Disaster’ As Gov. Closes Shops.” “It’s a false dichotomy that there is a medical marketplace and an adult-use marketplace,” Bodamer said. “They are inextricably […]

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Former FDA leaders decry emergency authorization of malaria drugs for coronavirus

Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler was recently featured in a Science Magazine article titled, “Former FDA leaders decry emergency authorization of malaria drugs for coronavirus.” The former FDA associate chief counsel under President Obama, Zettler said, “The idea that we have nothing […]

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Edward Foley

Professor Ned Foley featured in New York Times discussing election concerns created by COVID-19

Professor Ned Foley was recently featured in a New York Times article titled, “Rulings on Wisconsin Election Raise Questions About Judicial Partisanship.” “Election cases, more than any other kind, need courts to be seen by the public as nonpartisan referees […]

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Rushing coronavirus drugs, vaccines to market is a risky venture, experts say

Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler was recently quoted in an S&P Global article titled, “Rushing coronavirus drugs, vaccines to market a risky venture, experts say.” “We may be undermining the importance, in general, of doing the hard work to study potential […]

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Edward Foley

We’ll need vote-by-mail in November and it could be a legal nightmare

Professor Ned Foley recently published an op-ed in Politico titled, “We’ll need vote-by-mail in November and it could be a legal nightmare,” surrounding the idea that with the increasing amount of absentee ballots being submitted due to COVID-19, there will […]

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Peter Shane

Professor Peter Shane publishes op-ed for American Constitution Society concerning President Trump and COVID-19

Professor Peter Shane recently published an op-ed on the American Constitution Society website titled, “A COVID-19 Signing Statement from the Unaccountable President.” In it, Shane exclaims that President Trump “cannot be trusted to stand behind those Administration officials who negotiate […]

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Investigating A Company Selling Supposedly ‘FDA Approved’ Home Coronavirus Tests

Assistant Professor Patricia Zettler was recently interviewed for an article by National Public Radio titled, “Investigating A Company Selling Supposedly ‘FDA Approved’ Home Coronavirus Tests.” An expert on public health law, Zettler said, “Whenever we have diseases that lack good […]

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