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  • Balos Interviewed on WCCO TV

    July 10, 2007 Professor Beverly Balos was interviewed on WCCO television commenting on the battered husband defense of lawmaker Rep. Mark Olson who is on trial for abusing his wife. Professor Balos observed that “battered husbands” are not a widespread social problem and while it is not unusual for a defendant to assert self-defense it is unusual for a male defendant to claim he is being battered by his female partner.
  • McGeveran quoted in Stateline.org

    July 9, 2007 Professor William McGeveran commented for a story at Stateline.org about the federal database used for background checks before gun purchases. He noted some observers’ privacy concerns related to adding more mental health records to the database.
  • Kirtley quoted in Technology Daily

    July 5, 2007 Prof. Jane Kirtley was quoted in “Small-Claims Victory Seen as Threat to Bloggers” in the July 5, 2007 PM Edition of the National Journal’s Technology Daily. She discussed the significance of a recent successful libel suit brought in small claims court in California by a journalist against a blogger who the journalist claimed had defamed him.
  • Cox Quoted in USA Today, Milwaukee Journal

    June 18, 2007 Professor Prentiss Cox was recently quoted in USA Today about continued problems in the subprime mortgage lending industry. He stated that the problems in subprime lending were preventable. Cox also provided data on Hennepin County foreclosures used in the story.Cox also was quoted in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel regarding foreclosure rescue scams. Homeowners in foreclosure who lose equity through deceptive conduct has been a problem for the last few years, and the problem may be increasing with the sharp rise in foreclosure nationally. The article also discussed a 2004 Minnesota law drafted by Cox that has been a national model for legislation to address the problem.Cox also discussed foreclosure issues on June 21 on the Urban Journal, a show on satellite radio.
  • Gross Debates Academic Boycott on BBC

    June 17, 2007 On BBC Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sequence program, Prof. Oren Gross and retired U.K. social policy Prof. Hilary Rose debated whether British academic organizations should boycott Israeli universities and colleges to protest Israel’s “illegal occupation of Palestine,” as called for by the U.K.’s largest academic trade union—the University and College Union (UCU). Prof. Gross, an Israeli citizen, strongly opposed the boycott, saying it was selective in singling out Israel. He called the proposal hypocritical, immoral, anti-Semitic, and a threat to the fundamental principal of academic freedom.
  • Gross and Ní Aoláin's book launched in Belfast

    June 15, 2007 Professors Oren Gross and Fionnuala Ní Aoláin’s award winning book launched in Belfast. Law in Times of Crisis, a book co-authored by Professors Gross and Ní Aoláin and published by Cambridge University Press in 2006, was awarded the American Society of International Law’s Certificate of Merit for 2007. To celebrate the publication of the book and the prestigious award, the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster in Belfast, Northern Ireland, held a book launch party on June 15 attended, among others, by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Richard Barnett. Prof. David Kretzmer, who introduced the book and the co-authors, described the book as “the definitive work” and the “immediate classical reference book” in the field of emergency powers.

  • Kirtley Quoted in American Journalism Review

    June 11, 2007 Prof. Jane Kirtley is quoted in “Kind of Confidential,” in the June/July 2007 issue of American Journalism Review. The article discusses the emerging law narrowly interpreting journalists’ rights to protect confidential sources. Prof. Kirtley described how judges’ skepticism about a constitutional privilege is effectively turning reporters into investigative arms of the government who should consider issuing “Miranda” warnings to their sources. She distinguished the attorney-client relationship from the reporter-source relationship, which many argue should only be protected when the source is engaged in whistleblowing or otherwise making a revelation that is in the public interest. “Who the source is or what the source’s motive is really irrelevant to the situation. As a lawyer, Kirtley said, ‘my client can be an ax murderer, and it doesn’t matter, the privilege still attaches.’”
  • Shnider’s Tax Outline Published in JPPC

    June 7, 2007 Professor Bruce J. Shnider has published his outline “Tax Consequences of Stock-Based Compensation” in Volume 33, Number 2 edition of Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance. The outline addresses the tax consequences associated with the grant and exercise of a whole host of stock-based compensation devices such as options, both Incentive Stock Options and Non-Incentive, restricted stock and restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, employee stock purchase plans, etc. It also addresses related tax issues such as the golden parachute provisions of Section 280G and the $1 million cap rules of Section 162(m).

  • Cox quoted in WSJ, Other Publications

    May 24, 2007 Professor Prentiss Cox was quoted in the Wall Street Journal about yield spread premiums charged by mortgage brokers. Professor Cox also has been quoted recently in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, St Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Public Radio, KARE-11 television, Finance and Commerce, KTLK and WCCO regarding mortgage foreclosures, debt consolidation and other consumer law matters.


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