for March, 2014
Prof. Moriearty Testifies Before Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee
March 7, 2014
Professor Perry Moriearty testified before the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a bill that would abolish life imprisonment without parole for juveniles convicted of homicide. Moriearty worked with a group of juvenile justice stakeholders in Minnesota to draft the bill, which also includes provisions to expand the use of police diversion and stays of adjudication for juveniles, increase eligibility for expungement, and minimize barriers to health and human services licensure.
Read Perry Moriearty's Faculty Profile
March 6, 2014
Professor Jane Kirtley participated in the 2014 Breaux Symposium, "50 Years after New York Times v. Sullivan," at Louisiana State University, commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court case that constitutionalized libel law. Kirtley appeared on two panels, "Importance of New York Times v. Sullivan for Media and Law," and "Impact of New York Times v. Sullivan on Media Coverage of Politics and Government." Other panelists included former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, who held office during Hurricane Katrina, and James Goodale, former general counsel of the New York Times and 2013 Silha Lecturer. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Paul M. Hebert Law Center, the Manship School of Mass Communication, and the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU.
Read Jane Kirtley's Faculty Profile
March 5, 2014
Professor Jill Hasday appeared in the "Good Question" segment on WCCO News, answering the question, "What Do Parents Legally Owe Their Kids?" "Basically, until your child is emancipated, you owe a duty to financially support them," Hasday said. "That doesn't mean fancy private school or any consumer good they can imagine. It means the basics."
Read Jill Hasday's Faculty Profile
Prof. Matheson Testifies Before Minnesota Legislature on Corporate Legislation
March 4, 2014
Professor John Matheson testified before the Minnesota House and Senate Judiciary Committees in support of a bill to amend the Minnesota Business Corporation Act. Various amendments are included in the bill, including provisions allowing cross-border conversions of business entities and pre-clearance of corporate filings with the Secretary of State's office. Matheson serves as the Official Reporter for the Minnesota Business Corporation Act.
Read John Matheson's Faculty Profile
March 3, 2014
Professor Myron Orfield, Thomas Luce, and Will Stancil's recently released report on subsidized housing was featured in a Star Tribune editorial piece. The Editorial Board writes: "Officials charged with developing metro housing policies should pay attention to Orfield and his research. A balance of affordable housing in urban and suburban communities—with living-wage jobs, transportation options and strong schools throughout—would benefit the entire region."
Read Myron Orfield's Faculty Profile