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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Professor Michael Greenberger

The Washington Post (Published in four other newspapers and five Web sites) - The federal government’s voluminous plans for dealing with pandemic flu do not adequately account for the overwhelming strain an outbreak would place on hospitals and public health systems trying to cope with millions of seriously ill Americans, some public health experts and local health officials say. Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of its Center for Health and Homeland Security, said the federal effort amounts to a "classic" unfunded mandate. "If you look at the plan, the basic message is, ‘This is going to be one hell of a problem, and you better get ready.’ You better get ready. You the cities, you the states, you the citizens," Greenberger said. "The pandemic flu preparations in the United States are a tragedy."

Friday, February 1, 2008

Professor Christopher Brown

The Baltimore Sun, BaltimoreSun.com, WMAR-TV, Ch.2, ABC2News.com – A Howard County judge rejected a plea agreement yesterday that called for a sentence of up to eight years for a 26-year-old man accused of killing a Marine and his date in a drunken-driving accident on Thanksgiving night in 2006. After accepting a plea, judges can reject it after reviewing victim impact statements and other evidence in a case. But Christopher Brown, JD, MA, associate professor emeritus at the School of Law, said such a move is "very unusual." The judge was involved in a drunk-driving accident in 2002 that nearly killed her husband. "The defense is in a tough position in a case like this," said Andrew Levy, JD, adjunct professor at the School. "Here the judge has some personal experience that is somewhat similar to the facts of the case."

Friday, February 1, 2008

Adjuct Professor Andrew Levy

The Baltimore Sun, BaltimoreSun.com, WMAR-TV, Ch. 2, ABC2News.com – A Howard County judge rejected a plea agreement yesterday that called for a sentence of up to eight years for a 26-year-old man accused of killing a Marine and his date in a drunken-driving accident on Thanksgiving night in 2006. After accepting a plea, judges can reject it after reviewing victim impact statements and other evidence in a case. But Christopher Brown, JD, MA, associate professor emeritus at the School of Law, said such a move is "very unusual." The judge was involved in a drunk-driving accident in 2002 that nearly killed her husband. "The defense is in a tough position in a case like this," said Andrew Levy, JD, adjunct professor at the School. "Here the judge has some personal experience that is somewhat similar to the facts of the case."

Friday, February 1, 2008

Professor Roger Wolf

The Daily Record, TheDailyRecord.com – VirtualCourthouse.com, a Web site that allows parties to work out their differences online with an arbitrator or mediator, is part of a movement toward online dispute resolution, or ODR, of basic alternative dispute resolution cases. Many lawyers are enthusiastic about ODR, but some say its utility is limited. Others question whether disputes may be settled fairly without the arbitrator or mediator the "neutral," in Virtual Courthouse parlance seeing the parties. Roger Wolf, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Dispute Resolution, said the neutral’s inability to interact personally with the parties is a common criticism of ODR. "The downside is that the parties aren’t face-to-face and particularly in mediation, one of the real goals is to try and get the people talking to each other and, in many cases, trying to establish some kind of social discourse," Wolf said.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Professor Danielle Citron

France Press, AFP.com – Anonymity and strength in numbers are fueling online attacks on other web users, with significant consequences, both to the people online and to their reputation offline. Danielle Citron, JD, assistant professor at the School of Law, likened vicious cyber-mobs to the mob mentality of the Ku Klux Klan. "If you’re in a crowd where people hold the same negative view as you, and you feel anonymous, you’re going to do things you would never dream of doing if you had no mask and hood on," Citron said.

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