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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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Brodin Featured Panelist for “Through a Glass Starkly: Civil Procedure Reassessed” Symposium

Newton, MA--BC Law Professor Mark Brodin was a featured speaker at the recent panel discussion "The Shape of Judicial Power" where he presented a paper "Screening Out Unwanted Calls: The Manipulation of Standing Doctrine."

Greenfield Tells CNN Roberts Court Has Chipped Away at Civil Rights Act

(From CNN)--As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, it's tempting to believe the battle over the law is over. But people are still clashing over it -- what it means, how long should it last and whether it discriminates against whites. According to Professor Kent Greenfield, the Roberts court is already chipping away at the legal architecture of the Civil Rights Act.

Lyons Discusses Net Neutrality in This Week in Law Podcast

(From This Week in Law Podcast)--Professor Lyons discusses internet law, antitrust law, and net neutrality on the This Week in Law Podcast.

Cassidy in Globe on Middlesex DA Ryan's Caseload

(From the Boston Globe)--R. Michael Cassidy, a former prosecutor who is now a Boston College Law School professor, said Middlesex DA Marian Ryan’s decision to continue prosecuting cases while preparing for a competitive primary could be good for morale in the district attorney’s office.

Brodin Featured on 'Affirmative Action in Education' Panel Discussion

Newton, MA--BC Law Professor Mark Brodin was a featured speaker at the recent panel discussion "Affirmative Action in Education: How It Began and Where We Are Today."

Kohler in Globe on Student-Athlete Compensation

(From the Boston Globe)--Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster, and the NCAA power-conference “student-athlete” share a common trait. They’re all mythical creatures.

Bloom on Tsarnaev Defense Strategy in Boston Herald

Newton, MA--Professor Robert Bloom discusses how Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys can use evidence connecting his brother to the FBI during his trial in the Boston Herald.

Forbes Discusses Madoff Proposal Regarding Payout Rules for Donor Advised Funds

(From Forbes)--Among the less-than-pleasant surprises to be found in House Ways and Means Committee chair Rep. Dave Camp’s generally thoughtful and constructive tax reform proposal is one targeting donor-advised funds (DAFs).

Greenfield Op ed In American Prospect on Hobby Lobby Case

(From The American Prospect)--If businesses are allowed to discriminate citing religious beliefs, then get ready to see some ugly throwbacks to pre-Civil Rights Era America.

Galle in USA Today on Proposed IRS Rule Limiting Advocacy Over Nominees

WASHINGTON -- Should a nominee for the Supreme Court or Cabinet secretary be considered a "candidate" for federal office under tax law?

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