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  • Cox On TPT's Almanac; Other Media

    October 12, 2007 Prentiss Cox appeared on Almanac, a public affairs program on TPT (public television) on Friday evenings. Professor Cox discussed the problems in the mortgage industry and the rise in foreclosures. Professor Cox has also recently appeared on MPR to discuss consumer protections for cell phone users, in the St. Paul Pioneer Press to discuss mortgage and banking regulation, and in the Minneapolis StarTribune regarding comments made at a conference on foreclosures sponsored by the Minneapolis District of the Federal Reserve Board.
  • Star Tribune Editorial Quotes McGeveran

    October 7, 2007 An editorial in the StarTribune concerning the future of copyright quoted Professor William McGeveran. The editorial suggested copyright reform in light of last week’s infringement verdict against a Minnesota woman over music file-sharing.
  • McGeveran Quoted on Recording Industry Lawsuit

    October 5, 2007 Professor William McGeveran was quoted in the lead story on KARE 11 News (video link), commenting on the recording industry’s copyright infringement suit against a Minnesota woman over alleged music downloading. The case is the first to go to trial out of approximately 25,000 filed by the industry in the last four years.
  • Professor Hill Quoted in CQ Weekly

    September 24, 2007 Professor Claire A. Hill was quoted in a story on the rating agencies’ role in the subprime crisis. “In the end, the industry may be stuck playing a kind of catch-up with financial innovation,” said Professor Hill, an expert on ratings. There is an incentive to develop instruments that promise bigger returns without an increase in risk. “Neither investors nor the ratings agencies looked at the new instruments with a sufficiently critical eye,” Hill said.
  • Simon Quoted in Minneapolis City Pages

    September 20, 2007 Professor Steve Simon was quoted in City Pages in an article about police tactics used to catch prostitutes. He discussed the efforts that he and his misdemeanor defense clinic students have taken to challenge, based on the constitutional concept of conduct which shocks the conscience, the legality of the behavior that undercover police officers engaged in to arrest women involved in prostitution.
  • Kirtley Quoted in Pioneer Press

    September 19, 2007 Prof. Kirtley was quoted in “Ridder ordered out as Star Tribune publisher,” in the Pioneer Press. Discussing a decision by the Ramsey County District Court, Kirtley said that “the ruling was a necessary check on media ethics that ‘really doesn’t cover anybody in glory.’”
  • Cribari on WCCO on Fair Trial & Impartial Jury

    September 18, 2007 “Could O.J. Simpson get a fair trial?” Professor Stephen Cribari appeared on the “Good Question” segment of WCCO TV’s ten o’clock news discussing fair trial and impartial juror issues in light of O.J. Simpson’s latest run-in with the criminal justice system.

  • Orfield Quoted on St. Paul School Choice

    September 17, 2007 Professor Orfield was cited in a recent Star Tribune article “A course in marketing,” about the St. Paul public school district competing for students against private, charter, and public schools outside the district to retain local students. According to Orfield, “A school district that has an increasing number of racially and socially segregated schools has never been able to maintain a stable enrollment. As neighborhood schools become more segregated, people with choices don’t choose them.”
  • Morrison Quoted in NY Times on Plea Withdrawal

    September 11, 2007 Dean Fred L. Morrison was quoted in a New York Times article entitled “Craig Asks Court to Let Him Withdraw His Plea of Guilty.” The article states that Senator Larry Craig’s lawyers filed court papers yesterday requesting that he be permitted to withdraw his guilty plea to disorderly conduct in a sex sting at the Minneapolis airport. The article provides Dean Morrison’s statement that under Minnesota law, guilty pleas may only be withdrawn in exceptional circumstances. According to Dean Morrison, requests to withdraw guilty pleas are rarely made, and rarely granted. Furthermore, when granted, they cause the original complaint to re-emerge.
  • Simon Quoted on Senator Craig Plea Withdrawal

    September 6, 2007 Professor Steve Simon was recently quoted by a number of news outlets in regards to Senator Larry Craig’s guilty plea withdrawal to a charge of Disorderly Conduct. Simon was quoted in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Washington Post, the Idaho Statesman, and in the MPR Online News Service in great depth on the legal and Constitutional landscape in Minnesota regarding the withdrawal of the guilty plea. Professor Simon’s comments were sought because Senator Craig appears to be backing away from his stated intent to step down from the United States Senate. Senator Craig recently stated that he intends to try to withdraw his guilty plea to a charge of Disorderly Conduct stemming from his behavior in a MSP-STP airport bathroom in June. If successful, Senator Craig will then attempt to fight the criminal charges.

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