Faculty in the News - Archive
Wednesday, January 23, 2008Professor Rena SteinzorThe Daily Record, TheDailyRecord.com
Ė Ground has been broken for what will be one of Baltimoreís largest waterfront developments. Harbor Point, the $830 million office and residential campus, is being built on 27 acres near Fells Point. The property is the site of the former AlliedSignal chromium plant. Its redevelopment involved a massive environmental effort that was meant, in effect, to strengthen and solidify the soil, rather than break it, in order to prevent chemical runoff. "In any industrial city, there are a large number of places where there was previous industrial development, and thereís a mess, and you have to figure out how to reclaim or reuse them," said Rena Steinzor, JD, professor of environmental law at the School of Law. "Itís a penny-wise and pound-short approach, from a policy perspective, to be scared and shy away from these contaminated properties."
Wednesday, January 23, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerWUSA-TV, Ch. 9
Ė Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and former division director at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, discussed the Federal Reserveís decision Tuesday to lower its federal funds rate, which eventually helped calm U.S. markets. "The fact that the stock market reacted well yesterday does not indicate that weíre in for a smooth ride because a lot of people believe that all of the losses that have been reported, as huge as they are by these banks, is only the beginning, not the end," said Greenberger.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008Senior Judicial Fellow Judge John Fader IIWBFF-TV, Ch. 45
- Judge John Fader II, JD, a senior judicial fellow at the School of Law, discussed the use of lie detectors on the new television show, The Moment of Truth
, saying that information gleaned on the show "is not admissible in court."
Sunday, January 20, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerThe Associated Press (published in 47 newspapers and 52 Web sites)
- Federal prosecutors acknowledge they donít have direct proof that Hassan Abujihaad, a former Navy sailor, leaked details of ship movements. Instead, they hope his coded speech and obsession with security will persuade a jury to convict him of helping terrorists target U.S. citizens when his trial starts next month. Defense attorneys say that the governmentís case is weak, echoing civil liberties groups and lawyers who have made similar accusations in some high-profile terrorism cases that have fizzled recently. "I think the government has taken a risk with borderline cases and tried to make them into something theyíre not," said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security. "I donít think the government can view this as a slam-dunk, but they have a plausible case here."
Sunday, January 20, 2008Professor Michael GreenbergerMedill News Service (published in nine newspapers and 12 Web sites)
- Days after the American Civil Liberties Union released a report critical of the Bush administrationís disaster planning strategy, local experts said Marylandís strategy isnít in much better shape. An estimated 1 million people statewide would fall ill if a pandemic struck, leaving 45,000 hospitalized and about 10,000 dead, according to state and county health officials. "Part of the problem is that Marylandís allocation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for pandemic planning about $7 million isnít enough," said Michael Greenberger, JD, professor at the School of Law and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security. "The federal government has passed the preparation buck to state and local health departments without providing sufficient funding," Greenberger said.
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