Faculty in the News - Archive
Thursday, April 19, 2007Professor Robert PercivalThe National Law Journal (published on 12 Web sites)
- The U.S. Supreme Court has taken seven environmental cases in the current term, constituting 10 percent of its docket. The large number of cases may be fallout from gridlock in Congress in revising federal environmental laws, said Robert Percival, JD, MA, professor at the School of Law and director of the Environmental Law Program. Various groups, he said, turn to the courts for interpretations or to seek "creative" loopholes.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007Adjunct Professor Christopher FlohrThe Baltimore Sun
Ė The family of a young boy burned by a chemical left on a slide at a Baltimore County playground is angry that the suspects, two 16-year-old boys, are charged as juveniles, and are not facing more serious adult charges. Legal experts said prosecutors consider several factors in determining whether to charge youngsters as juveniles or adults. "I understand and recognize the pain the family is going through, and I feel for them, but if we judged by what would the family want to do, we would be in a lot of trouble," said Chris Flohr, JD, adjunct professor at the School of Law. "We want to have young kids have a chance and not brand them with the consequence of a lifelong felony conviction at the age of 16.
Monday, April 16, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Associated Press (published in 150 newspapers and 185 websites)
- Jury selection begins today for Jose Padilla, held for three and a half years as an enemy combatant, and two co-defendants, who face possible life in prison if convicted on charges of conspiracy to "murder, kidnap, and maim" people overseas and of providing support to terror groups. "If heís acquitted, itís going to be a cautionary tale about denying full constitutional rights to U.S. citizens who are accused of a crime," said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security.
Sunday, April 15, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerWinston-Salem Journal (N. C.)
Ė If there were an outbreak of bird flu in Forsyth County, Rear Adm. Craig Vanderwagen, MD, would be stationed in a room that looks like something from the television program "24." He would know immediately the number of beds available at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center, and every other hospital within at least a 50-mile radius. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and the director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, said that the new position was very much needed, but he questions whether President Bush and his administration will give it the support it needs. "I am extremely skeptical that this administration is up to doing anything more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic," he said.
Sunday, April 15, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Baltimore Sun
(Educational Supplement) - Area schools are increasingly offering homeland security management programs to meet the growing demand for experts in the field. The University of Marylandís Center for Health and Homeland Security offers courses that serve as a recruiting tool so students may be trained to serve in positions with government agencies like the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and the centerís director.
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