Faculty in the News - Archive
Wednesday, July 30, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerUp All Night, BBC Radio
– Banks and large financial institutions are teetering on the brink of collapse, and experts are tracing the crisis right to the doorstep of careless fiscal policy backed by special interests on Capitol Hill. Now the Fed is offering those troubled institutions a way out, but federal programs are hardly a panacea. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said, "It’s really an attempt to find some solution for a house of cards that’s beginning to crumble, and to see if through blue smoke and mirrors they can’t coach, or coax, the economy back into a normal stable pattern."
Sunday, July 27, 2008Professor Maureen SweeneyThe Baltimore Examiner
– Lauren Karam, a second-year law student working at the immigration clinic at the School of Law, tried to keep a Moroccan man’s world intact as he faced possible deportation. "There just is not enough capacity in the Maryland bar to serve all that need," said Maureen Sweeney, JD, clinical instructor and director of the clinic. "The immigration law has gotten more difficult and more treacherous, if you will, for immigrants over the past 15 years, and people really need to be represented."
Wednesday, July 23, 2008Professor Michael Greenberger"Beyond the Sound Bite" podcast, CNSnews.com
- U.S. lawmakers are racing to pass legislation before the August recess that takes aim at the soaring price of oil and the financial institutions believed to be partly to blame for what consumers are paying at the pump. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said "markets were created [in 2000] that allowed trading to take place but did not have speculation limits imposed. And in recent years those markets have become huge, they have been dominated by speculators, and the thesis is %85 the crude oil markets, the gasoline markets, the heating oil markets, are now being driven by speculation, excessive speculation, and they’ve become unmoored from market fundamentals."
Tuesday, July 22, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerNews Blaze
- An array of experts agree that excessive speculation in opaque, unregulated markets is driving up the price of oil, on top of the upward trend in cost associated with supply-and-demand fundamentals. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have introduced legislation that would give regulators access to information that could prove that theory correct. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and a former director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said the legislation would start to bring down the price of oil because traders would be back under the watch of the public eye.
Saturday, July 19, 2008Professor Peter DanchinSmall Wars Council
– Peter Danchin, JD, assistant professor at the School of Law, says if states want to prosecute someone for war crimes or crimes against humanity, usually they need to have them extradited. "This idea of ‘hot pursuit’ is just an attempt to twist the law of the sea doctrine into a self-defense idea. What you’re talking about is the use of force against the territory of another state," which brings up touchy issues of state sovereignty.
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