Dean Diller Receives AALS Rhode Award for Achievement in Public Service

Recognizing Dean Matthew Diller’s leadership in legal education and public service, the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities awarded him with the 2014 Deborah L. Rhode Award. Dean Diller has a decades-long record of distinguished work in public service, which includes legal representation, scholarly research, public advocacy, and innovative leadership in legal education.

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Professor Dan Ravicher's Challenge to Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a major case that invalidates patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The case was brought by Professor Dan Ravicher of Cardozo School of Law, along with the ACLU.

Professor Ed Zelinsky: The U.S. Supreme Court Should Reverse Wynne – Narrowly

OUPblog - Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury v. Brian Wynne requires the US Supreme Court to decide whether the US Constitution compels a state to grant an income tax credit to its residents for the out-of-state income taxes such residents pay on out-of-state income.

Utah Judge Strikes Down Part of State's Polygamy Ban in Sister Wives Ruling

The Guardian - “The decision is unfortunate in that the judge did not take seriously the ramifications of polygamy, which are the the oppression of women and children – it’s just the way the system works,” said Marci Hamilton, a professor at Cardozo School of Law

Massive Internet Outage Points to Flaws in Policy and Technology

MIT Technology Review - This week’s outage is sure to figure in regulators’ analysis of what impact the merger could have on consumers, says Susan Crawford, professor at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Time Warner Cable Internet Outage Affects Millions: Professor Crawford in Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair - “This outage sheds light on one of the most significant challenges facing the United States: our lack of a plan for world-class, stable, resilient communications capacity,” Susan Crawford, a professor at Cardozo Law School, visiting professor at Harvard Law School, and former adviser to the Obama administration told VF Daily.

Professor Alex Stein Cited by Delaware Chancery Court in Orchard Enterprises Stockholder Litigation Decision

In a decision on August 22, 2014 in the Orchard Enterprises, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, the Delaware Chancery Court cited an observation made by Professor Alex Stein in his article “Auctioning for Loyalty: Selection and Monitoring of Class Counsel.”

Professor Pearlstein on MSNBC: Should U.S. Meet Terrorists’ Ransom Demands?

MSNBC - Should the United States pay ransoms to terrorist groups in exchange for U.S. hostages? Daniel Benjamin, a former State Department official, and attorney Deborah Pearlstein debate.

Prof. Sebok in ABA Journal on Ethics of Websites Connecting Plaintiffs to Litigation

 

Matchmaking website connects plaintiffs to litigation funding, but is that ethical?

ABA Journal, Sep 1, 2014 
By Ed Finkel

Professor Susan Crawford: Detroit and Big Data Take on Blight

Bloomberg View - The urban blight that has been plaguing Detroit was, until very recently, made worse by a dearth of information about the problem.