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  • Prof. Feld Receives Another Outstanding Book Award

    January 6, 2020

    Centennial Professor of Law Emeritus Barry C. Feld’s most recent book, The Evolution of the Juvenile Court: Race, Politics, and the Criminalizing of Juvenile Justice (2017), has received the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ 2020 Outstanding Book Award, which will be presented in San Antonio, Texas, on March 27, 2020. This is Prof. Feld’s third book to be honored by the ACJS, following his earlier Kids, Cops, and Confessions: Inside the Interrogation Room (2013) and Bad Kids: Race and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court (1999), which also received the American Society of Criminology’s Hindelange Outstanding Book Award.

  • Prof. Kitrosser Quoted in The Washington Post on Bolton Testimony

    January 6, 2020

    Professor Kitrosser was quoted in a Washington Post column entitled “John Bolton’s Big Announcement on Testifying—and What it Means.” She explained that Bolton’s recent announcement to the effect that he would testify if subpoenaed in a Senate impeachment trial “effectively waive[s] any argument against testifying should the House subpoena him.” She elaborated, “Bolton had no plausible claim for absolute immunity from showing up to testify in the first place. But even if he previously had such a claim, there is no plausible basis on which it would apply only against a House subpoena and not against a Senate subpoena.”

  • Prof. Hickman’s Essay Recognized Among Top of 2019

    December 31, 2019

    Professor Kristin Hickman’s essay entitled Gundy, Nondelegation, and Never-Ending Hope was recognized by The Regulatory Review as among its top contributor essays of 2019. In the essay, Prof. Hickman described, analyzed, and offered commentary on the Supreme Court’s 2019 decision in Gundy v. United States regarding the nondelegation doctrine.

  • Prof. Hickman Quoted by Bloomberg Regarding 2020 Tax Law Issues to Watch

    December 31, 2019

    Professor Kristin Hickman was quoted by Bloomberg’s Daily Tax Report in an article regarding tax law issues to watch in 2020. The article highlighted ongoing litigation and a pending petition for certiorari in CIC Services, LLC v. IRS—a case concerning the Anti-Injunction Act as a limitation on judicial review of tax regulatory actions in which Prof. Hickman has participated as amicus curiae.  Although identified as a case to watch, Prof. Hickman declined to speculate whether the Supreme Court would grant certiorari or the case would merely inspire additional circuit court litigation.

  • State Courts Cite Prof. Feld

    December 21, 2019

    Within the past few months, two state supreme courts have cited Centennial Professor of Law Emeritus Barry Feld’s scholarship on juvenile justice:

    State (Iowa) v. Draine, 2019 WL 6633859 (Dec. 6, 2019) (citing and quoting Professor Feld, Competence and Culpability, 102 Minn.L.Rev. 522 (2017). on the need for special procedural safeguards for youth);

    State (Washington) v. B.O.J., 449 P.3d 1006 (Wa. Sup. Ct. 2019) (citing and quoting Professor Feld, Evolution of the Juvenile Court (2017)).

  • Law360 Quotes Prof. Cotter on Federal Circuit FRAND Decision

    December 16, 2019

    A December 13, 2019 Law360 article titled “Fed. Circ.’s FRAND Decision Will Put Spotlight On Juries” quotes Professor Thomas Cotter on the Federal Circuit’s recent decision in TCL v. Ericsson, reversing a lower court decision and holding that the patent owner had a right to a jury determination on the amount of the “release payment” due for the past use of its FRAND (fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory)-committed standard-essential patents. Cotter noted that “[n]o other country in the world … uses juries at all in patent cases,” and suggested that the right to a jury trial would “make the U.S. a somewhat more favorable jurisdiction to patent owners” in these types of cases, which often involve litigation in multiple countries over the right to incorporate standardized technologies into complex products.

  • Prof. Hasday Interviewed on Public Television About Her New Book, Intimate Lies and the Law

    December 16, 2019

    Professor Jill Hasday appeared on “The Mary Hanson Show,” a public television program, to discuss her new book, Intimate Lies and the Law (2019).

  • Law360 Quotes Prof. Cotter on DOJ Oral Argument

    November 21, 2019

    A November 20, 2019 Law360 article titled “DOJ Gets Time In Court In Qualcomm’s 9th Circ. Class Appeal” discusses an order issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which permits the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice to participate in an upcoming oral argument in a consumer class action, arising under California’s Cartwright Act, against Qualcomm. The article quotes Professor Tom Cotter, who stated that the Department’s interest in matters relating to standard-essential patents “goes beyond Qualcomm specifically, but … it’s fair to say they are showing a great deal of interest in Qualcomm.”

  • Binger Center Executive Director Deepinder Mayell Quoted in MinnPost on “Sancutary” Churches

    November 20, 2019

    Deepinder Mayell, executive director of the James H. Binger Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School, said immigrant advocates are still feeling out the sanctuary concept in an article published by MinnPost. “I think when it comes down to it, congregations are not allowed to get in the way of an (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) warrant, (or) to step between any law enforcement entity executing its enforcement role.” He added: “I don’t know whether ICE would enforce a warrant on someone (living) in a sanctuary scenario. It’s a little uncharted right now.”

  • Prof. Kitrosser Quoted in The Washington Post on Whistleblower Anonymity 

    November 11, 2019

    Professor Kitrosser was quoted in a Washington Post story entitled, “Facebook and YouTube Block Spread of Supposed Whistleblower’s Name and Photo. Twitter Allows Both.” Kitrosser explains that the relevant whistleblower protection statute—the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act—does not bar private parties from naming the whistleblower. She added, however, that “[i]f a person’s life is in danger … there could be criminal ramifications,” although those ramifications would be subject to First Amendment considerations.

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