Faculty News and Appearances
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Boston College Law School faculty are used as legal experts and sources by a growing number of reporters and media outlets, both across the country and around the world. This section of the website contains a selection of links to articles where BC Law faculty have been recently quoted.
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(From Tech Policy Daily)--Newly appointed FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants everyone to know that he supports competition. At his confirmation hearing, he emphasized to the Senate that he is an “unabashed supporter of competition” and that free, competitive markets work better than regulated or uncompetitive ones. - See more at: http://www.techpolicydaily.com/communications/defining-broadband-competition/#sthash.syrSAZjL.dpuf
(From the Boston Globe)--When Americans think about donating money to charity around the holidays, they tend to think of the organizations whose names have become practically synonymous with philanthropy: the United Way, the Salvation Army, Feed the Children.
(From Symposium Magazine)--If corporations were themselves more democratic, their participation in the nation's political debate would be of little concern, writes Law Professor Kent Greenfield, who says the cure is not to fear corporate citizenship but to embrace it.
President Obama’s past assurance to the American public that people could keep their plans if they so desired, and the inaccuracy of that statement has generated the current outcry for the President to do better on his past apologies and to “do something” about the looming individual mandate and the loss of plans people would prefer to keep.
The Justice Department decision to settle the anti-trust lawsuit against American Airlines and U.S. Airways, leaving them free to combine and create the world's largest airline--is a win for consumers, according to Law School Associate Professor Brian Quinn.
BOSTON — When a jury in August found Boston Mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger guilty of 11 murders and 31 racketeering counts, the verdict left eight families hungering for more justice.
(From the Salt Lake Tribune)--Despite allegations to the contrary, West Valley City did not violate officers’ rights in releasing internal affairs statements linked to the investigation into its beleaguered Neighborhood Narcotics Unit, one law professor says.
BC Chronicle--With the Affordable Care Act continuing to serve as a political lightning rod, two Boston College Law experts on the ACA say initial problems are to be expected, and that there are valid reasons why many are having their health insurance cancelled.
(From NECN)--As President Obama defended the Affordable Care Act in Boston, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stood in the line of fire in Congress.
(From Cognoscenti)--The Constitution is in dire need of repair, but the kinds of changes needed are possible only with old-style constitutional amendment and that door is shut for now, writes Law School Assistant Professor Richard Albert for WBUR "Cognoscenti".