Faculty in the News - Archive



Monday, March 5, 2007

Professor Garrett Power

The Baltimore Sun – Ground rent owners and some legal scholars contend that a number of proposed bills to change the state’s ground rent system are unconstitutional. Garrett Power, LLM, LLB, a professor at the School of Law who is an expert on ground rent, said in an interview that he "would argue loud and hard that [a registry] is clearly constitutional." But he said the other bill, to end ejectments and allow rent owners only to place a lien on the property, has serious constitutional issues. "What the founding fathers were worried about were bills like SB 396," he said.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Professor Brenda Bratton Blom

University Wire, The Diamondback – A College Park landlord and several student tenants are suing the city council over claims that student tenants seeking to rent single-family homes are discriminated against, demanding the city pay $100 million in damages, court documents show. Although the suit alleges "the ordinance also has a disparate impact on those individuals in single-family dwellings, the majority of whom are young, unmarried students," Brenda Bratton Blom, PhD, JD, MPS, associate professor at the School of Law, said the suit’s claims would be difficult to prove. "The question is, are there University of Maryland students that would fit the reformulated, the rent control standards, and if so, would they be excluded from access?" Blom said. "In the implementation, is there discrimination?"

Friday, March 2, 2007

Adjunct Professor James Astrachan

The Daily Record – James Astrachan, JD, an adjunct professor at the School of Law writes a true story about the intersection of trademark law, the invention of cold breakfast cereal, and a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that cost Nabisco the exclusive rights to manufacture a pillow-shaped breakfast cereal and call it Shredded Wheat. The Supreme Court agreed that the name had become generic and unprotectable because it did not identify a single source for consumers. The brand had become the object.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Professor Michael Greenberger

The Gazette – Federal, state, and local public health and safety officials met last week at a daylong conference organized by Michael Greenberger, JD, director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security and professor at the School of Law, to discuss what they will do in the event of catastrophic public health crises like pandemic flu or bioterrorism.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Professor Sherrilyn Ifill

WYPR, "The Tom Hall Show" – Tom Hall, the arts and culture commentator, dedicated the last 30 minutes of his show to a book written by Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, a professor at the School of Law, about the last two recorded lynchings in Maryland.

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