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Rutgers Law in the News

“The Supreme Court has become political football in New Jersey,” said Professor Frank Askin for an article about a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the independence of New Jersey justices and judges. (Wall Street Journal, 4/13/14)

“I would suspect that if it was a legitimate investigation that they would transcribe everything and get as much information they can,” said Professor Louis Raveson in discussing the circumstances under which an attorney may or may not decide to tape and transcribe an interview. (Record, 4/11/14)

Professor Steve Gold was quoted extensively in the article “Fracking — Pathway to New Energy Source or Dangerous to the Environment” in the Spring 2014 issue (vol. 18, no. 3) of The Legal Eagle. Published by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the publication is distributed to more than 2,600 elementary, middle and high schools across the state.

Judge Sue Pai Yang ’84 was chair of the “Workplace Bullying: Seeking Solutions” conference presented by the National Workplace Bullying Coalition in partnership with Rutgers Institute for Professional Education and the Rutgers Labor and Employment Law Society. (News12 New Jersey, 4/4/14)

“Law schools have never developed the residency model” of medical schools, explained Associate Dean Andy Rothman in discussing the reasoning behind the new Rutgers Law Associates Fellowship Program. (Star-Ledger, 3/23/14) 

Adjunct Professor Abed Awad was interviewed for an article about Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed. (Philadelphia Inquirer, 3/23/14)

Professor Gary Francione was a guest on Sirius XM’s Michael Smerconish Program. (3/12/14)

Professor George Thomas commented on the decision by an IRS official to take the Fifth Amendment at a Congressional hearing despite having earlier agreed to an interview on the same subject by U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors. (Wall Street Journal Blog, 3/6/14)

“The rights of kids to college whose parents haven’t divorced aren’t there,” said Clinical Professor Randi Mandelbaum in comments about a New Jersey 18-year-old suing her parents to pay child support, high school tuition, and college expenses. (Star-Ledger, 3/6/14).

Professor Stuart Green commented on the fine line between tax avoidance and tax evasion. (CNBC, 3/3/14)

Professor Alan Hyde said that with job hopping by software engineers an important contribution to the success of Silicon Valley, the companies charged in a class-action lawsuit with colluding not to poach each others’ employees “might have been killing the golden goose.” (New York Times, 3/1/14)

“A lawyer should only owe a duty to one client or the other but not both,” said Acting Dean Ronald Chen in commenting on a possible conflict of interest for an attorney representing Gov. Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane closures’ investigation. (Bloomberg News, 2/22/14)

“Race matters in adoption because race matters in America,” began Professor Twila Perry in her essay “The Racial Biases That Aren’t Examioned.” (New York Times, 2/3/14)

NJ Transit “should have had better management of their trademark and service mark portfolios,” said Clinical Professor John Kettle of the oversight which led to the expiration of seven NJ Transit trademarks. (Record, 1/30/14) 

Legal Research and Writing Instructor Amy Bitterman commented on the possible influence of poorly-written documents in an article about a discrimination case against a township police department. (mycentraljersey.com, 1/24/14)

The Chilean constitution, said Assistant Professor Jorge Contesse, has been designed to “prevent channels for the majority to express itself or for just laws to be passed.” (the Nation, 1/21/14)

Assistant Professor David Noll
was interviewed about a proposed class-action lawsuit charging consumer fraud against Novartis. (Star-Ledger, 1/19/14)

The Leonard Lopate Show featured an interview with Professor David Troutt about his new book, The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America. (WNYC, 1/13/14)

Clinical Professor Penny Venetis
commented about the importance of including anti-trafficking measures in the overall security operation in place for the Super Bowl. (Wall Street Journal, 1/13/14)

Professors Frank Askin, Stuart Green, John Leubsdorf, and George Thomas and Assistant Professor David Noll were interviewed about various legal issues that have been raised regarding the George Washington Bridge lane closures. (Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Christian Science Monitor, Philadelphia InquirerStar-Ledger, Record, Reuters, Newsweek, WCBS radio, WNYC, 1/10-1/24/14)

Associate Professor Elise Boddie was interviewed about Debo Adegbile, a former colleague of hers at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who has been nominated to head the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. (NPR’s Morning Edition, 1/8/14)