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  • Prof. Gross Quoted in the Star Tribune on the Defense Production Act

    April 1, 2020

    Professor Oren Gross, an expert in national security law and international trade law, was quoted in a Star Tribune article looking at the invocation of the Defense Production Act by President Trump in order to ensure that the federal government is supplied with a sufficient number of ventilators and other critical medical equipment necessary for the fight against the coronavirus. Professor Gross discusses the history of the law as well as its possible application to companies who have their headquarters outside of the United States but which operate in the country.

  • Prof. Klass’s Scholarly Work on Energy Development and Eminent Domain Cited and Quoted in The American Prospect

    March 30, 2020

    An article in The American Prospect extensively discusses Professor Klass’s scholarly work on the use of eminent domain for controversial pipeline projects as well as the potential use of eminent domain for clean energy projects. Professor Klass was also interviewed for the article and is quoted within it.

  • Prof. Ní Aoláin Quoted in Al Jazeera Regarding COVID-19 Civil Liberty Limitations Post-Crisis

    March 24, 2020

    Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, the U.N. special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, was quoted in Al Jazeera regarding the potential danger of EU states extending COVID-19 civil liberty restrictions beyond the end of the public health crisis. “The danger is that states, particularly non-democratic or less open societies, would use the opportunity given by the health emergency to crack down on particular minority groups, or individuals or groups that they see as highly problematic,” said Ní Aoláin. “States might find, as we often see in the counterterrorism space, that extensive powers are very comfortable, and they give them a lot more leeway than they usually have. The key point is that leeway shouldn’t be used indefinitely.”

  • Prof. Klass Publishes Blog on Public Lands and Just Energy Transitions

    March 19, 2020

    Professor Alexandra B. Klass published a blog on how the nation should transition away from using federal public lands to promote fossil fuel development toward using them as a showcase for large-scale renewable energy development.

  • Prof. Hasday Testifies Before Minnesota House Committee

    March 13, 2020

    Professor Jill Hasday testified before the Minnesota House Committee on the Judiciary, Finance, and Civil Law. The Minnesota Legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit employers from questioning job applicants about their pay history. Professor Hasday’s testimony focused on explaining how asking about pay history perpetuates pay discrimination.

  • Prof. Rozenshtein Quoted in National Journal Article About Internet Legislation

    March 12, 2020

    Professor Alan Rozenshtein was quoted in a National Journal article about the EARN IT Act, a bipartisan Senate bill that would limit the immunity that Internet companies currently have for child-exploitation materials stored and distributed by their users. Professor Rozenshtein explained how the bill improves the process for policymaking about encryption and its effect on public safety.

  • Twin Cities Business Magazine Quotes Prof. Cotter on Senator Klobuchar’s Antitrust Bill

    March 12, 2020

    A March 12, 2020 Twin Cities Business Magazine article titled “Klobuchar Looks to Add More Teeth to Antitrust Law” provides competing perspectives from Professor Tom Cotter and from Dorsey & Whitney partner/Minnesota Law Adjunct Professor Michael Lindsay on Senator Amy Klobuchar’s draft antitrust bill, The Anticompetitive Exclusionary Conduct Prevention Act. Cotter states that the bill “intends to overrule or narrow certain Supreme Court opinions in particular over the past couple of decades relating to unilateral conduct, predatory pricing, market definition, antitrust immunities, and so on,” and that in his opinion “antitrust law probably does need a certain degree of correction.” Lindsay counters, however, that the bill “runs a serious risk of overcorrecting for a problem that hasn’t been well-defined,” though he doubts, in any event, that it will be passed.

  • Prof. Klass Quoted in Virgina Mercury on the Unusual Coalition Seeking Reform of the Natural Gas Act

    March 12, 2020

    Professor Klass was quoted in an article in the Virginia Mercury discussing the potential for Congressional reforms to the Natural Gas Act to limit the use of eminent domain authority for interstate natural gas pipelines.

  • Prof. Moriearty Testifies in Support of Bill to Create Felony Murder Reform Task Force in Minnesota

    March 5, 2020

    On March 4, 2020, Professor Perry Moriearty testifed before the Minnesota House of Representatives Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Committee in support of HF 3976, which would establish a bi-partisan task force of criminal justice stakeholders, experts, and impacted persons and families to study and make recommendations to the Legislature about ways to reform Minnesota’s felony murder and aiding and abetting laws. Professor Moriearty’s testimony begins at the 1:02:00 mark of the session’s video recording.

  • Prof. Hickman Floated As Potential D.C. Circuit Nominee

    March 5, 2020

    Prof. Kristin Hickman was mentioned by Jonathan Adler in a National Review article, “Trump to Get Another D.C. Circuit Vacancy to Fill,” as among the potential contenders to replace Judge Thomas Griffith, who announced that he would retire from the United States Court of Appeals for the District Columbia on September 1, 2020. From 2018-2019, Prof. Hickman served in the Executive Office of the President as a Special Adviser to the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, a subordinate agency to the Office of Management and Budget. She presently serves as one of forty public members of the Administrative Conference of the United States, another federal government agency.

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