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 Sam Weinstein interviewed on KCBS

Professor Sam Weinstein was interviewed by KCBS radio in San Francisco about the antitrust and competition implications of the Facebook/Instagram/WhatsApp/Messenger integration. He said, "Facebook has a big chuck of social media market share so you worry that their big natural competitor is already owned by them. Regulators are reluctant to break up companies that are already merged."

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Professor Jessica Roth Comments on Manafort Sentencing on PBS NewsHour

Professor Jessica Roth said on PBS NewsHour on March 13, 2019, "What's going to be key going forward is whether or not they are concerned about conduct that is separate from what Manafort has already been convicted of in his two federal cases. And that's because New York's double jeopardy law is actually quite protective of defendants from being prosecuted in New York after they have already been prosecuted for the same conduct in another jurisdiction."

Professor Tony Sebok Quoted in the ABA Journal

Professor Tony Sebok talks in the ABA Journal about a November opinion from the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility that says lawyers may refer clients to fee financing companies, even if they own a financial interest in the lender or broker: “I don’t actually know why it was written, in the sense that it seems to confirm what other bar committees have said,” says Sebok. “It’s not a major development in either reasoning or setting out new, deeper thoughts about this particular practice.”

Professor Deborah Pearlstein Testifies on H.R. 1004: Prohibiting Military Action in Venezuela Act

Professor Deborah Pearlstein, co-director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, testfied in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on March 13, 2019, regarding Congressman David N. Cicillin's bill to prohibit the use of unauthorized military force in Venezuela.

H.R. 1004, the Prohibiting Unauthorized Military Action in Venezuela Act, prevents the Trump administration from taking any military action related to Venezuela without the approval of Congress required by law.

Human Rights Clinic and Dispute Resolution Program Join Forces to Help Indigenous People in Brazil

Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, director of the Benjamin B. Ferencz Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic and Professor Lela Love, director of the Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, traveled to Amazonas, Brazil in February to train federal prosecutors. They conducted an intensive two-day training on strategic advocacy and mediation in social-environmental conflicts, with one day focused on litigation and one on dispute resolution.
The federal prosecutors protect the indigenous people and lands in the Amazon. 

Professor Kate Shaw Writes Op-ed in The New York Times

Professor Kate Shaw's op-ed in The New York Times focuses on the current investigation into President Trump's actions, possible obstruction of justice, and the White House's indication that it is prepared to assert the president’s executive privilege to keep congressional investigators from gathering information about Mr. Trump — including his conversations with high-level advisers. 

Professor Kyron Huigens Writes Op-ed in Observer

Professor Kyron Huigens focused on the problems with the Electoral College, writing in the Observer, "The greater power of small states’ voters is sometimes defended on the ground that these states have unique interests because of their agricultural economies. But agriculture is a major part of the economies of California, New York, Illinois, Florida and Texas. Another defense—the claim that the 'Heartland' values of these citizens deserve greater representation—is completely indefensible in a democracy. Rural citizens are not more American than urban citizens."

Professor Deborah Pearlstein is a Guest on All in with Chris Hayes

"The president’s power under the Constitution, does not extend at all to state crimes and states have been treated for the last 170 years as separate sovereigns under our law," said Professor Deborah Pearlstein on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes.

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