Faculty in the News - Archive
Monday, December 10, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Baltimore Examiner
– The U.S. Supreme Court is now deciding the debate over the rights of detainees being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A decision giving those prisoners access to U.S. courts would be a death knell for the detention center and expose the facility and its operations, said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security. "One way or the other, Guantanamo will be shut. It’s just a matter of time," he said.
Monday, December 10, 2007Professor Andrew KingThe Daily Record
– A Baltimore family has filed suit against the owner of Temple Gardens a high-rise apartment building overlooking the Druid Hill reservoir in West Baltimore where 72-year-old Shirley Cooper was murdered in June, claiming that inadequate security at the private, historic 147-unit residence allowed the killer to reach Cooper in her apartment. "Generally, the landlord can be liable if the tenant can prove that the crime was foreseeable in some way, that the landlord should’ve taken some kind of precautions," says professor Andrew King, PhD, LLB, who teaches landlord-tenant law at the School of Law.
Monday, December 10, 2007Professor Deborah WeimerThe Daily Record
– Lawyers in training at the School of Law’s HIV Legal Representation Project and the Interdisciplinary Practice Clinic represent clients in a wide variety of legal issues, including contested custody, family law, public benefits, and debt collection. "The students learn how to interview clients, how to build relationships of trust, and how to counsel in sensitive issues," said Deborah Weimer, JD, LLM, the professor at the School who has managed the clinic for 19 years. "The goal is to sensitize them to people who are poor and don’t have access to a lawyer–and who are needy, marginalized, and without resources." The clinic has teamed up with the School of Social Work in a program called Grandparent/Family Connections. "Often, grandparents have to deal with their own health issues as well," Weimer noted. "The program provides support to grandparents so that the grandchildren don’t end up in foster care."
Saturday, December 8, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerNational Journal
– The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last month in the case of Boumediene v. Bush
, which involves writs of habeas corpus brought on behalf of the Guantanamo Bay detainees. "If the administration wins the case," said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, "that is, [if] the detainees don’t get habeas access to U.S. courts it’s going to be a field day for the media depicting the denial of process in ongoing Guantanamo military proceedings. But if it loses, the prospect of these federal court proceedings may very well lead the president to surrender quickly to those within his government who have long advocated shutting Guantanamo down and bringing the detainees here as POWs or for U.S. criminal prosecutions."
Thursday, December 6, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerWater Technology Online, Cox News Service
– Atlanta residents may be wondering and worrying about Georgia’s plans for a worst-case drought scenario in which their taps go dry, but government officials say they don’t think that’s going to happen. Instead, state officials are focusing their drought emergency planning efforts on select communities north and east of Atlanta that they consider to be at greater risk of severe water shortages. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, said the looming drought disaster appears to be beyond Georgia’s ability to deal with on its own.
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