Faculty in the News - Archive
Tuesday, November 13, 2007Dean Karen RothenbergThe Daily Record
– Karen H. Rothenberg, JD, MPA, dean of the School of Law, received Equal Justice Works’ Dean John R. Kramer Award for 2007. Rothenberg is the Marjorie Cook Professor of Law, and founding director of the Law & Health Care Program. The award honors her dedication to nurturing an outstanding spirit of public service at the school. M. Teresa Schmiedeler, director of pro bono and public service initiatives for the school, nominated Rothenberg for the Kramer Award, praising her for her tireless support of students interested in public service opportunities.
Monday, November 12, 2007Professor Danielle CitronInvestor’s Business Daily, CNNMoney.com
– According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit consumer information and advocacy organization, more than 25 million records containing sensitive personal information have been involved in security breaches since 2005. The Federal Trade Commission does take action against negligent companies, but can handle only a handful of cases at any given time, according to Danielle Citron, JD, assistant professor at the School of Law. "That’s six or seven cases out of what are probably 200 breaches in the last six months," she said.
Sunday, November 11, 2007Professor Jane F. BarrettThe Baltimore Sun, Baltimoresun.com
– The Maryland Department of the Environment is drafting tighter regulations for all coal ash dumps, after revelations that one in Anne Arundel County polluted local wells, drawing a $1 million fine. State officials haven’t said exactly what they will require, but say the new mandates might include putting liners under every ash landfill to prevent rain from seeping through to contaminate underground water supplies. Jane Barrett, JD, associate professor at the School of Law and director of the Environmental Law Clinic, said the question of whether hazardous metals are seeping out of ash waste landfills into groundwater should be investigated statewide. "All these sites need to be looked at," she said.
Friday, November 9, 2007Professor Lisa FairfaxThe Daily Record, WBFF-TV, Ch. 45
– Five months after Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. (BGE) customers began feeling the effects of the company’s 50 percent rate hike, attorneys argued before the Court of Special Appeals at a session at the School of Law that the Public Service Commission’s approval of that increase violated Maryland laws that protect consumer interests. "I think suddenly BGE is arguing that they have the discretion to set rates and if they do it in an imprudent formula, then there’s no law that’s being broken," said Lisa Fairfax, JD, professor at the School and director of the Business Law Program. "The question is, to what extent should the commission and the court be trying to ascertain what’s the appropriate rate, given that there’s not necessarily a stable rate established?"
Thursday, November 8, 2007Professor Sherrilyn IfillThe Salisbury Daily Times
- Voters can share experiences or problems associated with ballot-casting during 2006 primary and general elections at a Nov. 12 public hearing on the Wye Mills campus of Chesapeake College. The hearing is one of several across Maryland since the task force, co-chaired by Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, professor at the School of Law, was created earlier this year by Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler. The task force will compile a report detailing irregularities and make recommendations to resolve problems identified.
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