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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

Gulf Daily News (Bahrain) – At the height of Alan Greenspan’s fame, a Washington magazine portrayed him on its cover as a Buddha figure, clad in a purple robe, sitting in the Lotus position before adoring worshippers. "The Cult of Greenspan," said the headline. A decade later, the U.S. economy is ailing and has begun to infect the rest of the world. In the hunt for a scapegoat standard operating procedure in Washington many fingers point at Greenspan and critics say his 18-year leadership of the U.S. Federal Reserve led to today's troubles in the housing markets. A major milestone on the road to "what is fast becoming the worst financial calamity since the Great Depression," in the words of Morgan Stanley's Stephen Roach, was the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. "I would say there was no one, except the drafters of the bill, who understood what it did," said Michael Greenberger, JD, who served in the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission in the late 1990s and is a professor at the School of Law. "And the drafters were Wall Street lawyers, not legislators."

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

WUSA-TV, Ch. 9 - The Supreme Court has upheld an Indiana law requiring voters to show photo identification. In a 6-to-3 ruling, the court agreed with supporters that the voter ID law was necessary to prevent voter fraud and safeguard public confidence in the integrity of elections. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor in the School of Law, discussed the decision that was opposed by some groups who say it is an effort to suppress elderly, poor and minority voters those most likely to lack proper ID.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

Reuters - At the height of Alan Greenspan’s fame, a Washington magazine portrayed him on its cover as a Buddha figure, clad in a purple robe, sitting in the Lotus position before adoring worshippers. "The Cult of Greenspan," said the headline. A decade later, the U.S. economy is ailing and has begun to infect the rest of the world. In the hunt for a scapegoat standard operating procedure in Washington many fingers point at Greenspan and critics say his 18-year leadership of the U.S. Federal Reserve led to today's troubles in the housing markets. A major milestone on the road to "what is fast becoming the worst financial calamity since the Great Depression," in the words of Morgan Stanley's Stephen Roach, was the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. "I would say there was no one, except the drafters of the bill, who understood what it did," said Michael Greenberger, JD, who served in the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission in the late 1990s and is a professor at the School of Law. "And the drafters were Wall Street lawyers, not legislators."

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

BBC Radio Live 5 - Michael Greenberger, JD, former director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and a professor at the School of Law, was interviewed about the decision by the Federal Open Market Committee, the policy-making body of the U.S. Federal Reserve, to lower its key overnight rate on loans between banks by 0.25 of a percentage point to 2.00 percent. Most lending institutions use the overnight rate, known as the federal funds rate, as a benchmark for what they charge consumers for everything from credit cards to home loans.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Professor Sherrilyn Ifill

BaltimoreSun.com, DelmarvaNow.com, (Salisbury and Delmarva), WJZ-TV, Ch. 13, WBAL-TV, Ch. 11, WBFF-TV, Ch. 45, WRC-TV, Ch. 4, WJLA-TV, Ch. 7, WUSA-TV, Ch. 9, WTTG-TV, Ch. 5, WBAL Radio, AM – State and local election boards need to communicate better, Maryland needs more voting machines, and Attorney General Douglas Gansler should set up a hot line to take reports of voter intimidation and other irregularities, a task force concluded yesterday. Sherrilyn Ifill, JD, a civil rights lawyer and a professor at the School of Law who co-chaired the task force, said many of the problems were "human," such as the lack of communication between local election boards and the state, specifically dealing with how many voting machines were necessary

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