Faculty in the News - Archive
Friday, December 31, 2004Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Washington Post
- The Justice Department published a revised and expansive definition on Dec. 30 of acts that constitute torture under domestic and international law. An earlier definition of torture figured prominently in complaints by Democrats and human rights groups about White House counsel Alberto Gonzales, now the nominee for U.S. Attorney General. "Clearly the release of this now is backfilling for Gonzales' confirmation hearing," says Michael Greenberger, JD, professor, School of Law. "These memos have been a tremendous source of embarrassment to both Gonzales and the administration." Read More
Friday, December 31, 2004Professor Michael MillemannDaily Record
- While modern-day New Year's resolutions rarely survive beyond Super Bowl Sunday, a handful of lawyers in the area were not only willing to make them this year, but also to see them in print. Michael Millemann, JD, professor, School of Law, resolves to learn how to turn to the right while on skis.
Friday, December 24, 2004Professor Thomas PerezBET Nightly News
- Thomas Perez, JD, assistant professor, School of Law, discussed reasons the rates of African-Americans applying to colleges might be dropping. Perez discussed how recent Supreme Court decisions and related economic factors could have contributed to this trend.
Thursday, December 23, 2004Professor Michael GreenbergerAssociated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, & More
- The threat of a terrorist attack on the U.S. still exists, but counterterrorism officials say there is a conspicuous lack of intelligence "chatter" being picked up. Still, officials and outside experts say the relative calm and lack of an al-Qaida attack on the U.S. homeland since Sept. 11, 2001, should not be viewed as evidence of decisive victory over terrorists. "When we're in a state of high alert, that's when things are not going to happen," says Michael Greenberger, JD, professor, School of Law, and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security. "It's when we're not looking, when we're overconfident, that something will happen." Read More
Thursday, December 23, 2004Professor Michael GreenbergerWUSA-TV
- Michael Greenberger, JD, professor, School of Law, and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, was interviewed about the criticism of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and information released by the FBI about improper treatment of prisoners in the Guantanomo Bay prison.
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