Professor Reinert's Op-Ed in the Huffington Post: We Need to Treat Solitary Confinement Like the Human Rights Abuse It Is

Professor Alexander Reinert writes an op-ed in the Huffington Post on the need to end solitary confinement in jails throughout the country. He says that the courts will need play a big role in finding that solitary confinement violates the Eighth Amendment.

Professor Pearlstein Raises Concerns About Nomination of CIA Director Gina Haspel on ACSblog

Professor Deborah Pearlstein says on the ACSblog that during Gina Haspel's hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee considering her nomination to be CIA director, she "declined repeatedly to condemn torture."

Professor Zelinsky in OUPblog: Section 4968 and Broad-Based Endowment Taxation

Section 4968 falls short of the goal of a comprehensive, revenue-generating tax on the universe of charitable endowments.

Professor Shaw in the Harvard Law Review Blog: The Travel Ban Arguments and the President's Words

I was less sure; my impression was that if the Court reached the Establishment Clause question—a big if—there was a good chance that Justice Kennedy would side with Hawaii, supplying a fifth vote to strike down the Proclamation as violating the Establishment Clause.

Professor Yankah Speaks to NPR on 'Why NCAA Athletes Shouldn't Be Paid'

In a story on "Why Shouldn't We Pay Student-Athletes?" Professor Ekow Yankah tells NPR's WABE that "the current system is unfair and rife with exploitation, but paying college athletes would essentially just entrench that arrangement."

SCOTUSblog References Professor Zelinsky's Blog Post on South Dakota v. Wayfair

SCOTUSblog references Professor Edward Zelinsky's OUPblog post on South Dakota v. Wayfair, which is a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that challenges the existing law (Quill v. North Dakota) stating that States can only impose tax collectiion on sellers who are physically present in the taxing state.

Professor Zelinsky's Op-Ed Letter in the Wall Street Journal: "High Taxes in New York Are Your Problem, Gov. Cuomo"

January 1, 2018 - Professor Ed Zelinsky's letter in the Wall Street Journal states that "Gov. Cuomo claims that capping the federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes leads to unfair double taxation. But, ironically, the governor oversees one of the worst double taxation schemes in America: New York taxes the entire income of a nonresident who works for a New York employer when a nonresident works from home in another state and pays tax in that state."

What Should Congress Do About the Johnson Amendment? Professor Zelinsky Weighs in on OUPblog

The Johnson Amendment bans tax-exempt institutions from participating in political campaigns. The tax bill the U.S. House of Representatives passed would modify the Johnson Amendment. The tax bill the U.S. Senate passed does not address the amendment.

"War By Any Other Name? It's Still War" Professors Rona and Getgen Kestenbaum in Opinio Juris

The Geneva Conventions are clear that the use of force by one state against another constitutes an international armed conflict, i.e., a war. Congress has never said otherwise, and so, both domestic and international law dictate the same conclusion: the United States and Syria are at war.