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for July, 2008

Cox on MPR and Star Tribune on Mortgage Foreclosure Legislation

July 31, 2008

Professor Prentiss Cox appeared on the Midday call-in show on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss recent federal legislation and mortgage foreclosures. Cox also was quoted in a story on shifting foreclosure patterns that appeared in the StarTribune newspaper.

Read Prentiss Cox's Faculty Profile

Simon Quoted in Pioneer Press on School Bus Crash Prosecution

July 26, 2008

Professor Steve Simon was quoted extensively in an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on the issues and challenges in the upcoming trial involving a vehicle that crashed into the side of a school bus resulting in the death of four students and the injury of many other students.

Read Stephen Simon's Faculty Profile

Kirtley Discusses Whether "Fair" Political Coverage is Required by Law

July 21, 2008

Prof. Jane Kirtley was interviewed for Jason DeRusha's "Good Question" segment on WCCO television. The topic was whether broadcasters are required to provide equal coverage to political candidates. "There is no government mandate for equal treatment," Kirtley explained. "We don't have a Fairness Doctrine any more that demands that the news media, as a matter of law, provide equal coverage for each candidate."

Read Jane Kirtley's Faculty Profile

Hill Gets Watson Award for Article on Law and Identity

July 14, 2008

Professor Hill's article, "The Law and Economics of Identity," which was published in Volume 32 of the Queen's Law Journal, received the David Watson Memorial Award, given "annually to the article in the Journal which is judged to make the most significant contribution to legal scholarship."

Read Claire Hill's Faculty Profile

Kirtley on Clear Channel Communications' FCC Fine

July 10, 2008

Prof. Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story on July 9, 2008, regarding a $12,000 Federal Communications Commission fine imposed on Clear Channel Communications, former owner of radio station KFGO, after the station aired a voicemail message without first obtaining permission of the caller. Prof. Kirtley said that "This is a classic example of how the FCC rules and regulations" may restrict broadcasters in ways that would be unconstitutional if imposed on the print media.

Read Jane Kirtley's Faculty Profile

Cox in American Banker on Credit Card Charges

July 3, 2008

Professor Prentiss Cox was quoted in an article titled, "JPM Chase Drops Check Offers in Favor of Plastic Variety" in American Banker, a banking industry trade publication, about preacquired account sales of membership clubs to holders of credit cards.

Read Prentiss Cox's Faculty Profile