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for January, 2010

Prof. Cox on MPR, CNET and other Media

January 29, 2010

Professor Prentiss Cox was recently quoted extensively on CNET and in other media regarding the recent announcement by New York Attorney General Cuomo that he had settled allegations of consumer fraud against Fandango and was investigating 22 other companies related to the practice of preacquried account marketing. Cox is a leading commentator about this peculiar form of marketing that involves agreements by banks and retailers to sell the right to charge their customer's financial accounts. The practice has been linked to very high levels of consumer deception and misunderstanding.

Cox also was quoted on Minnesota Public Radio about the varying numbers on the level of home mortgage foreclosures in Minnesota reported by different organizations.

Read Prentiss Cox's Faculty Profile

Prof. Moriearty to Testify Before Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee

January 28, 2010

On Thursday, January 28th at 3:00 p.m., Prof. Perry Moriearty will testify before the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a bill to reform aspects of the state's juvenile justice system. Her testimony will focus on the presence of racial disproportionality in juvenile detention.

Read Perry Moriearty's Faculty Profile

Prof. Hickman Cited by Tenth Circuit

January 27, 2010

The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in Carpio v. Holder, No. 08-9536 (10th Cir. Jan. 12, 2010), cited Prof. Kristin Hickman's article, "Chevron's Domain," 89 GEO. L.J. 833, 908 (2001) (with Thoma W. Merrill), in support of its conclusion that a decision by the Bureau of Immigration Affairs did not carry the force and effect of law and was not entitled to Chevron deference.

Read Kristin Hickman's Faculty Profile

Prof. Shnider's Presentation Republished by the NASPP

January 26, 2010

A presentation from 2003, entitled "Custom Equity Compensation Arrangements for Executives," co-authored by Distinguished Visiting Professor Bruce J. Shnider and John W. Haine of Thomson Tax & Accounting was recently republished by the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals on their Plan Design Portal.

Prof. Kirtley Discusses Ethical Issues Arising from Data Privacy Breaches

January 20, 2010

Prof. Jane Kirtley was a faculty member for a 90-minute ABA Teleconference, "Data Privacy Breaches and U.S. Data Security Laws: New Worries, New Rules, New Roles for Counsel" on January 20, 2010. Her oral presentation and course materials addressed professional responsibility considerations for lawyers providing counsel on handling data breaches, including competence, confidentiality, and spoliation issues.

Read Jane Kirtley's Faculty Profile

Prof. Kirtley Featured in PLI's "All-Star Briefing" E-Newsletter

January 7, 2010

Prof. Jane Kirtley was featured in the Practising Law Institute's "All-Star Briefing" e-Newsletter, discussing data privacy issues including pending federal legislation governing private sector "deep packet inspection" and new data encryption laws in Nevada and Massachusetts. PLI's "All-Star Briefings" draw on the research and expertise of PLI faculty and authors, including professors and practitioners, and are distributed to nearly 11,000 subscribers.

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Prof. Green Among Signatories of Letter to U.N.

January 7, 2010

Associate Professor of Clinical Education Jennifer M. Green was among 81 lawyers and law professors who signed a January 2, 2010, letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The letter expressed concern with administration of the upcoming Parliamentary elections in Haiti in light of the exclusion of several political parties from the election. Signatories urged U.N. withdrawal of all support for the elections unless Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council agrees to conduct elections in compliance with the Haitian Constitution and international law.

Read Jennie Green's Faculty Profile

Prof. Shaffer's Book Featured on Opinio Juris on Jan. 5th

January 5, 2010

Professor Gregory Shaffer's new book with Mark Pollack, "When Cooperation Fails: The International Law and Politics of Genetically Modified Foods," is being featured on the International Law blog Opinio Juris for discussion all day on January 5th.