Faculty in the News - Archive
Wednesday, November 28, 2007Professor Michael GreenbergerWUSA-TV, Ch. 9
- Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, discussed the implications from yesterday’s summit in Annapolis between Israeli and Palestinian leaders to resume long-stalled peace talks. Greenberger also talked about the economic uncertainty in the United States surrounding recent falling house prices, sub-prime mortgages, and higher oil prices.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007Professor Kathleen DachilleThe Christian Science Monitor (published in 18 newspapers and 23 Web sites)
- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will decide whether Maine’s state law that requires shipping companies to verify that the person who is receiving cigarettes bought online is 18 years of age or older impedes interstate shipping. Shipping companies say that the 2003 statute is an illegal restraint on interstate commerce. The companies are capable of conducting age verification, said Kathleen Hoke Dachille, JD, an assistant professor and director of the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation, and Advocacy at the School of Law, who filed a friend of the court brief on behalf of several anti-smoking groups. "When I am sending something by FedEx, there are a whole host of things I can ask them to do. There are different ways I can ship it, different rules about who can accept it, what the signature requirement must be, and who it can be left with," she said.
Monday, November 26, 2007Professor Mark GraberUSA Today
– A jury awarded Albert Snyder nearly $11 million last month after members of the Westboro Baptist Church picketed his son’s military funeral. The jury said the church violated the family’s right to privacy, and Snyder hoped the verdict would curtail the church’s activities. Constitutional law experts say the verdict probably violated the church’s First Amendment right of free speech and possibly their right to freely exercise their religion. "It’s a very unattractive defendant, but the law is on their side," said Mark Graber, JD, Phd, MA, professor at the School of Law. "We can declare cemeteries off limits to protesters," Graber said. "Until we do, the mere fact that one protest is more vulgar than another just isn’t relevant."
Wednesday, November 21, 2007Professor Kathleen DachilleThe Baltimore Sun
– National cigarette companies argue that Baltimore officials don't have the legal right to require that all cigarettes sold in the city meet enhanced fire-safety standards, according to documents released by city health officials yesterday. Kathleen Dachille, JD, said she also had concerns about such legal issues when the city proposed the regulation but, with research, has concluded that they are unwarranted. "I think that's a good question to ask as lawyers, but they're wrong," said Dachille, assistant professor and director of the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation and Advocacy at the School of Law.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007Professor Kathleen DachilleThe Associated Press (published in nine newspapers and 22 Web sites)
- Baltimore officials are hoping to require fire-safe cigarettes before the state law takes effect in July, although cigarette companies argue the city doesn’t have the authority. Kathleen Hoke Dachille, JD, an assistant professor and director of the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco Regulation, Litigation, and Advocacy at the School of Law who supports the city’s proposal, said she initially had similar concerns but found they were unwarranted. "I think that’s a good question to ask as lawyers, but they’re wrong," said Dachille.
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