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  • Prof. Carbone Participated in Experts’ Meeting in Rome, Italy on Inequality and the Family

    February 26, 2017

    Professor June Carbone particpated in “Family Inequality: Causes & Consequences in Europe & the Americas,” a Social Trends Institute Experts Meeting in Rome, Italy, Feb. 17-18. The meeting brought together social scientists and law professors to engage in a comparative examination of the emergence of the family as a sign of growing inequality. The papers developed new cross-country data on the changing family, the links to inequality, the potential legal, economic, and cultural causes, and the implications for children.

  • Prof. Kitrosser Quoted by NBC News on Leaks of Classified Information

    February 26, 2017

    Professor Heidi Kitrosser was quoted in a story by NBC News about the historical prevalence of classified information leaks in the United States. She explained that, while many statutes criminalize particular types of leaks, “there is still not a catch-all, one-size-fits-all law that makes [all leaks of classified information] illegal.”

  • Prof. Kitrosser Quoted in Politifact Article on Leaks About Russia Contacts

    February 20, 2017

    Professor Heidi Kitrosser was quoted in an article in Politifact entitled “Are Leaks About Russia Contacts ‘Illegal,’ As Trump  Says?” She explains in the article that the federal Espionage Act “doesn’t explicitly criminalize giving classified information to the media across the board,” but that the Act “is broad enough that it comes close to having that effect.” She is also quoted as saying “that there is nothing remotely unusual about a Washington leak that technically violates the act … . Indeed, every day, major newspapers publish stories that technically violate the Espionage Act.”

  • Prof. Painter Interviewed on MPR News About Trump Administration’s Ethics, Conflicts of Interests After Michael Flynn Resignation

    February 17, 2017

    Professor Richard Painter—former chief ethics lawyer for the George W. Bush administration—was interviewed by Tom Weber of MPR News about the meaning of Michael Flynn’s resignation, as well as the importance of continued investigation of alleged Russian interference in United States politics. “The Michael Flynn episode is just one person who was compromised with respect to Russia, but Russia has been making efforts to infiltrate the United States political system for decades,” said Painter.

  • Prof. Vaaler quoted in Star Tribune on Gander Mountain's Possible Bankruptcy

    February 16, 2017

    The Star Tribune’s John Ewoldt interviewed Professor and Mooty Chair in Law & Business Paul M. Vaaler on rumors that the Minnesota-based and privately-held outdoor and sporting equipment retailer, Gander Mountain, may be near bankruptcy. Vaaler speculated on Gander’s motives for announcing that it had retained the services of the Houlihan Lokey investment bank, which also provides debt work-out and restructuring services. Gander’s announcement may be a signal to creditors to agree to new terms or see Gander seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

  • Prof. Hasday on WCCO Radio to Discuss Executive Orders

    February 13, 2017

    Professor Jill Hasday was featured on the WCCO radio program, “Steele Talkin’” with Jearlyn Steele (starting at 15:50 in the broadcast). Hasday discussed the history of executive orders and their constitutional basis.

  • Deepinder Mayell Quoted in Star Tribune About 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ Unanimous Decision on Trump Travel Ban

    February 10, 2017

    Deepinder Mayell, education and outreach coordinator for the James H. Binger Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School, was quoted in the Star Tribune about Thursday’s unanimous court ruling against President Donald Trump’s travel ban. “It’s a sigh of relief for thousands of people affected by the travel ban and their families,” said Mayell.

  • Prof. Meili Interviewed on WCCO Radio About $25 Million Robina Foundation Gift

    February 8, 2017

    Prof. Meili was interviewed by WCCO Radio regarding the Robina Foundation’s gift of $25 million to the Law School’s newly named James H. Binger Center for New Americans. The Center provides legal assistance to detainees, asylum-seekers and other immigrants. Prof. Meili noted that the Center is a unique blend of three clinical programs that work in tandem with Twin Cities law firms and non-profit organizations to advocate for, and provide information and outreach to, Minnesota’s immigrant population.

  • Prof. Meili Interviewed on KSTP-TV About Trump's Immigration Executive Order 

    February 8, 2017

    Professor Steve Meili was interviewed on KSTP-TV regarding the 9th Circuitt Court of Appeals oral argument on the temporary stay of President Trump’s executive order on immigration. Prof. Meili noted that while presidential orders on immigration are not unprecedented, the one being considered by the 9th Circuit is rare for its breadth and scope, in that it bars the entry (and re-entry) of all immigrants and refugees from seven countries, without a case by case inquiry into whether any of them pose a danger to the United States.

  • Canada's Federal Court of Appeal Quotes Prof. Cotter's Book

    February 8, 2017

    In its February 2, 2017 opinion Apotex, Inc. v. ADIR, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal quoted with approval Professor Thomas Cotter’s 2013 book Comparative Patent Remedies:  A Legal and Economic Analysis (Oxford Univ. Press 2013), for the proposition that, in awarding damages for patent infringement, courts should consider whether the defendant could have avoided infringement by using a noninfringing alternative, in order to avoid rendering the patent owner better off than it would have been absent the infringement. 

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