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 Jessica Roth Quoted by PBS NewsHour Regarding Flynn's Sentencing Delay

Professor Jessica Roth spoke with PBS NewsHour about the delay in former national security adviser Michael Flynn's sentencing so he could extend his cooperation with federal prosecutors. “Testifying is significant,” Roth said. “Merely providing information to get an indictment is one thing. It’s even more assistance to prosecutors [to be] a witness.”

Professor Zelinsky's Law360 article Questions Tax Statutes in West Virginia

Professor Edward Zelinsky's article on Law360, focuses on the case of James Dawson and Elaine Dawson v. Dale W. Steager, West Virginia State Tax Commissioner. In Dawson, West Virginia’s Supreme Court upheld West Virginia’s statute that taxes the pensions paid to federal law enforcement retirees living in the Mountain State while simultaneously exempting from state income taxation the pensions received by certain state law enforcement retirees.

Professor Gilles Quoted in Yahoo Finance

Professor Myriam Gilles is quoted in Yahoo Finance regarding the Marriott data breach, which involved unauthorized access to Starwood guest information going back to 2014. The information that hackers gathered included customers' names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, Starwood Preferred Guest account information, dates of birth, gender, and reservation dates. Some customers had their credit card information hacked as well.

For anyone whose information was hacked, they may find themselves automatically included in a class-action suit.

Professor Ed Zelinsky: It's Time to Raise the Retirement Age Again

Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and both correctly agree on an important fact for national retirement policy: People live longer than they used to.

Six Women Discuss Succeeding in the IP Sector

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, six female intellectual property practitioners gathered in the Third Floor Lounge to enlighten Cardozo students about the trials and lessons of succeeding as women in the intellectual property sector. The panel discussed working in a male-dominated sector and how to overcome the inequality, work-life balance, discriminatory culture practices, and what each speaker would have told herself if she had known what she knows now.

Professor Myriam Gilles' Article Chosen for High Distinction Award

Professor Myriam Gilles' article The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the Rule of Law is the sole article awarded High Distinction by the Pound Civil Justice Institute's 2019 Civil Justice Scholarship Award. Her article was picked for its ability to demonstrate the impact of forced arbitration on the rule of law. She will be honored at the American Association for Justice's winter convention in Miami in February.

Professor Shaw's Cornell Law Review Article Cited in National Law Journal

Deepak Gupta Gets Call to Argue Position Trump's DOJ Abandoned

By Tony Mauro 

If doing something twice in a row makes a trend, then the court launched a significant one on Monday afternoon.

The court announced that Deepak Gupta of Washington’s Gupta Wessler was “invited to brief and argue” as amicus curiae “in support of the judgment below” in a Social Security case from Kentucky captioned Smith v. Berryhill.