Justice John Paul Stevens sat down with Professor Kate Shaw for a telephone interview, marking the recent publication of his memoir, “The Making of a Justice: Reflections on My First 94 Years.”
Professor Deborah Pearlstein's article in the Spring 2019 edition of the Harvard National Security Journal, "Getting Past the Imperial Presidency," explores ideas about what Pearlstein calls "redesigning our approach to the empirical study of executive branch decision-making. And it suggests we may need to rethink what mechanisms may most effectively constrain the 'imperial presidency' in the years ahead."
Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum, director of Cardozo's Human Rights and Atrocity Prevention Clinic, spoke with U.S. News & World Report about the importance of a good clinical experience in law school for aspiring human rights lawyers. "The first thing a human rights legal employer will look for on the resume of a law student or a recent grad is whether the person participated in a human rights law clinic," she said. "A recent law grad is unlikely to be a viable candidate for human rights law positions if he or she did not take a clinical course in human rights.
Professor Barbara Kolsun narrated a Talks on Law presentation about trademarking color. "That Tiffany blue box...can you trademark a color? The answer is yes although it may not be so easy," she said. "The key is whether the color acts as a source identifier. You look at a Tiffany box and you think, Tiffany. You look at a woman walking down the street and you think, Christian Loubutain."
In a piece focusing on President Trump's desire to pardon military and contractor personnel accused or convicted of war crimes, Professor Gabor Rona wrote, "President Donald Trump’s inclination to grant pardons to several military and contractor personnel accused or convicted of war crimes may itself be a violation of the laws of war, if not a war crime...As the commander of these soldiers, and perhaps even of the Blackwater contractor, the President, himself, has a responsibility to punish, if not prevent, violations of the laws of war committed by his subordinates."
The Hill published an article on the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission overseeing regulation of big tech companies.
Professor Sam Weinstein said, “I don’t think there’s any lack of will at the agencies. If they thought they had a winning case, they would bring one. My feeling is the agencies are just limited by the courts.”