Faculty in the News - Archive
Monday, September 17, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Daily Record
– The trial is still months away for two American Israel Public Affairs Committee officials, the first private citizens to be prosecuted for oral transmission of "national defense information," arousing concern among press-freedom advocates and watchdog groups over new legal restrictions on news gathering and sharing of information with government contacts. Not so, said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security. "This case does not implicate the First Amendment concerns of reporters," Greenberger countered, "but deals with lobbyists and analysts who are alleged to have knowingly and actively negotiated the transfer of classified materials with a government employee who was barred from the transfer of the information."
Monday, September 17, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerThe New York Sun
– The nomination of a former judge, Michael Mukasey, as attorney general could draw fresh scrutiny of his role in authorizing the secret detention of an unknown number of men as material witnesses without criminal charges following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, said he disagrees with Judge Mukasey about the witness issue but still thinks he is a good choice for attorney general. "Given the possibilities, I have more faith in him than I would anybody else," Greenberger said.
Monday, September 17, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerFederal Computer Week
– David Walker, head of the Government Accountability Office, told senators at a recent hearing that the country is safer than it was Sept. 11, 2001, but that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has failed to meet several significant management and security benchmarks, including a strategy for managing information technology (IT). Technology is the backbone of the agency’s ability to respond, said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security. "If you don’t have IT that works, everything that everyone is doing is getting lost in the ether," Greenberger said. For example, intelligence about border crossings put into systems for storage, sharing and analysis may not be processed effectively, he said.
Sunday, September 16, 2007Professor Rena SteinzorThe New York Times (Published in nine additional newspapers)
- After years of favoring the hands-off doctrine of the Bush administration, some of the nation’s biggest industries are pushing for something they have long resisted: new federal regulations. "They are coming forward, trying to shape the debate with their own proposals so that when activist legislators start writing the new laws, they are included," said Rena Steinzor, JD, professor at the School of Law. Steinzor said she was surprised recently when several major corporations sought her help in negotiating with environmental groups.
Friday, September 14, 2007Professor Sherrilyn Ifill"All Things Considered," National Public Radio (Broadcast on 600 radio stations nationwide)
- In this commentary, Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, professor at the School of Law, talks about how she has fought racism her entire life, as a civil rights lawyer, and as a mother. When a noose was recently found hanging at the University of Maryland, College Park where her daughter is a freshman she had to ask, "Will this ever end?"
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