Faculty in the News - Archive
Wednesday, May 14, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Washington Post, WUSA-TV, Ch. 9
- An investigation by The Post found the U.S. government gave psychiatric drugs to immigrants during the deportation process without medical reason. One document revealed so-called "pre-flight cocktails" were used to sedate and incapacitate immigrants against their will, which is a violation of international human rights. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security, said this debacle further taints the United Stateís image across the world. "Itís a huge embarrassment for the Bush administration and for the country," Greenberger said. "This only adds to the undercutting of our reputation as an abider by the rule of law."
Wednesday, May 14, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerPBS Nightly Business Report
- On top of farm subsidies and expanded funding for food banks and school lunch programs, the $307 billion farm bill sitting in Congress calls for more federal regulation of energy speculation. Some lawmakers on both sides of the aisle believe energy futures trading on opaque markets could be driving up costs for consumers, while lining the pockets of a small number of investment insiders. Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security who previously served on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said, "The whole impetus of the farm bill amendment affecting energy futures trading is premised on a thesis that we are paying much more for our energy products than supply and demand would dictate."
Saturday, May 10, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerABC Nightly News
- Michael Greenberger, JD, a professor at the School of Law and director of the Schoolís Center for Health and Homeland Security, was interviewed about the dismissal of a general from the military tribunal trial of suspected militants held at Guantanamo Bay. "We have still not seen the bad guys get the punishment they deserve, because the Bush administration has fumbled the ball over a seven-year period," said Greenberger.
Thursday, May 8, 2008Professor Ellen WeberThe Baltimore Sun
- A Baltimore City Council bill would permit more live-in drug treatment centers to open in residential neighborhoods. The legislation would allow residential drug abuse treatment programs and other group homes to open in any residential area as long as they shelter eight or fewer clients. The current zoning code requires City Council approval on a case-by-case basis for any homes with more than four residents. "It is now time for Baltimore City to come into compliance with the law," said Ellen Weber, JD, an assistant professor at the School of Law and an activist on the issue who filed a complaint with the federal government. "Baltimore City will simply never be a safe or healthy city until more residential treatment services are there."
Thursday, May 8, 2008Adjunct Professor Andrew LevyWBAL-TV, Ch.13
- When a Prince Georgeís County assault victim was not notified that her assailant had a sentencing appeals hearing, she asked the court to order a new hearing. Although the trial judge agreed to her request, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled this week that the victim did not have standing in the case. Andrew Levy, JD, professor at the School of Law, explained that the court proceedings are between the judge, the state, and the defendant. The victim is appealing to the state legislature to change the law to give victims more rights.
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