Faculty in the News - Archive
Wednesday, March 2, 2005Professor Lary GibsonWYPR-FM, Baltimore Style Magazine
- What is the culture of Baltimore? Larry Gibson, LLB, professor, School of Law, says he found that the city presented conflicting signals to African-Americans. "When I was growing up (in the 1950s), it was all a hodgepodge. (African-Americans) could go to public schools, on buses, and into Memorial Stadium, but you couldn't eat at certain restaurants. It was strange," Gibson says. [Read More
Thursday, February 24, 2005Professor Michael GreenbergerWashington Post
- Federal prosecutors have denied that an American student charged in an al Qaeda plot to kill President Bush was tortured in Saudi Arabia and called him a "grave danger" to the United States. The student's name is Ahmed Omar Abu Ali. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor, School of Law, and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, called the Abu Ali prosecution "very messy." He said the case might not even have been prosecuted if not for a lawsuit, filed by Abu Ali's family against the government, seeking Abu Ali's return to the U.S. [Read More
Thursday, February 24, 2005Professor Larry GibsonAssociated Press
– Maryland lawmakers are considering renaming Baltimore-Washington International Airport after Thurgood Marshall, one of the state's foremost native sons and the first African-American justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. "We have many facilities named in honor of former governors, legislators, and other state officials," says Larry Gibson, LLB, professor, School of Law, who adds that African-Americans are not recognized "in proportion to their contributions." Thurgood Marshall filed a lawsuit against the University of Maryland for not admitting a black friend to the School of Law. After the victory, a series of court cases challenged segregation, culminating in the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954. [Read More
Wednesday, February 23, 2005Professor Michael GreenbergerWUSA-TV
- A man has been indicted for his alleged role in a plot to assassinate President Bush. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case involving the use of eminent domain by the city of New London, Conn., to acquire privately owned homes that the city says it needs as sites for privately developed offices, hotels, and parking. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor, School of Law, discussed both developments.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005Professor Michael GreenbergerWTOP Radio
- The threat of a biological terrorist strike by al Qaeda is very real but the world is still not prepared, says Ronald Noble, head of Interpol. "The terrorist threat is as real today as in 2001 when September 11 occurred," Noble told the BBC. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor, School of Law, discussed Noble's warning.
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