September 22, 2016
Professor Richard Painter appeared on Bloomberg Law Radio’s Bloomberg Law to discuss the SEC’s insider trading allegations against prominent hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman who is accused of using his status as a major shareholder in Atlas Pipeline Partners to obtain nonpublic information and earn $4 million in trading profits before the sale of an important company asset in 2010. Painter was joined on the radio show by Erik Gordon, a professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and Michigan Law School.
September 14, 2016
Professor Bernard M. Levinson will present a lecture titled “Revisiting the ‘and’ in Law and Covenant in the Hebrew Bible” at the University of Michigan on October 7, 2016 at the Professor George E. Mendenhall Symposium—Law, Society, and Religion.
Prof. Painter’s New York Times Op-Ed Urges Clinton Family to Separate From Clinton Foundation if Clinton Wins PresidencySeptember 13, 2016
In his third New York Times op-ed in 2016, Professor Richard W. Painter writes that to avoid the appearance of impropriety and favoritism toward donors, the Clinton family should promise to separate all family members from the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton is elected president. Prof. Painter also observed that favoritism toward political donors is pervasive in Washington, and has a greater corrupting influence than alleged favoritism toward a single charitable foundation.
September 12, 2016
Professor Francis Shen’s recently published article, “Invisible Inequality: The Two Americas of Military Sacrifice,” was featured in a Public News Service story. The study found that in America’s modern wars, the burden of sacrifice has not been borne evenly. Poorer communities experience greater rates of casualties and wounded soldiers.
September 10, 2016
Professor Myron Orfield was extensively quoted in this Sunday’s Christian Science Monitor cover story, “The Resegregation of America.” “When you live in a society where there are really distinct communities on the basis of race, distrust grows and the potential for incidents like [the police killing of Philando Castile] are much higher,” says Prof. Orfield. “In places in the country that are less socially and racially segregated, I think these things are less likely to happen and less likely to have such an enormous outcry if they do.”
September 6, 2016
Professor Jill Hasday was quoted in a National Public Radio piece discussing the legal status and practical implications of common law marriage.
September 3, 2016
Professor Myron Orfield—director of the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity—was quoted in The Boston Globe about segregation in the Boston metropolitan area and the role that low income housing developers play in it.
August 29, 2016
Professor Alexandra Klass was one of two presenters at a Federalist Society Teleforum on Eminent Domain for Oil and Gas Pipelines. The description of the teleforum was as follows: “The use of eminent domain to condemn property for pipelines has become an increasingly controversial practice. Critics claim that it undermines private property rights and causes environmental damage. Defenders argue it is essential to enable effective exploitation of the nation’s energy resources. In recent months, Georgia and South Carolina have passed new legislation limiting pipeline condemnations, an effort backed by a coalition of conservative property rights advocates and left of center environmentalists. Similar reforms have been proposed in many other states. This forum will examine the growing controversy over pipeline takings.” Ilya Somin, Prof. Klass’ co-presenter and Professor of Law at George Mason University, wrote a short opinion piece in The Washington Post about the teleforum.
August 23, 2016
Professor Christopher Soper spoke on MPR about the sexual abuse claimants’ counter-proposal in the ongoing bankruptcy of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese. Soper told MPR that although creditors may have the option of voting on two competing plans of reorganization, the bankruptcy judge can only confirm one plan, taking into account the creditors’ preference and the plan’s feasibility.
August 22, 2016
Professor Francis Shen’s recently published research on inequality and military sacrifice was featured in a segment on KSTP news. Prof. Shen’s article, co-authored with Douglas Kriner of Boston University, finds that America’s war toll is not shared evenly across the country.