Faculty in the News - Archive
Tuesday, August 19, 2008Adjunct Professor Andrew LevyWBFF-TV, Ch. 45
– Jury selection is often considered judicial maneuvering on the part of both prosecutors and defense attorneys and now it is under way for the case of Brandon Grimes, the man accused of killing Detective Troy Lamont Chesley Sr. during a robbery attempt. More than 110 potential jurors converged at Court House East for the selection process, which could depend, said a defense attorney, on gut reactions to jurors. "Prosecutors are looking for people who may believe that a certain line shouldn’t be crossed, and defense attorneys are looking for people who may be more skeptical, who may not trust the government," said Andrew Levy, JD, an adjunct professor at the School of Law and a partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP.
Monday, August 18, 2008Professor Douglas ColbertThe Baltimore Sun
– Douglas Colbert, JD, a professor at the School of Law, wrote a letter to the editor saying, "Most Americans insist on solid evidence of guilt before they believe an allegation of criminal conduct. That explains why many people refuse to accept federal prosecutors’ conclusion that scientist Bruce E. Ivins was the anthrax killer ["Doubts persist on Ivins’ guilt," Aug. 8]. There are just too many holes in that case to be certain the government could prove Mr. Ivins’ guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. And many people also remember officials seeming certain that Mr. Ivins’ colleague, Steven J. Hatfill, had committed those crimes and the irreparable damage that accusation did to an innocent person's reputation."
Monday, August 18, 2008Professor Rena SteinzorIn These Times
– Since his first term, President Bush has pressed forward with a radical view of the executive branch. Beyond adopting autocratic positions on foreign policy and taking broad liberties to subvert the Bill of Rights, Bush has waged a quieter and perhaps more damaging war at home against the very agencies under his charge. "I have worked on regulatory issues inside the Beltway since 1976, and have watched five presidents come and go," says Rena Steinzor, JD, a professor at the School of Law and president of the Center for Progressive Reform. "The Bush administration is the most hostile and aggressive toward these agencies by a couple of orders of magnitude, making the Reagan era look relatively benign." Steinzor says the next president will face a daunting task in putting the house back in order: "No matter who is elected in November, it will take years to repair this damage."
Sunday, August 17, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Disciplined Investor Podcast
– Congress failed to pass legislation that would crack down on excessive speculation in futures markets, but experts say the mere threat of action is behind oil retreating more than $30 a barrel in less than a month. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), said "the message is going out to speculators that the wagons are circling." Greenberger also noted that Congress successfully forced the CFTC to impose speculation limits on the Intercontinental Exchange and the Dubai Exchange. "The polling is starting to show that the public is on to this issue, and speculation is now on the radar screen of the average American citizen," said Greenberger.
Sunday, August 17, 2008Professor Danielle CitronWBRC-TV, Ch. 6 (Birmingham, Ala.)
- Danielle Citron, JD, an associate professor at the School of Law, has been studying cyber civil rights for years and released a new law article that highlights the need for tougher laws, to protect online reputations, and for better controls.
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