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 the Free State Foundation)--Last week, the blogosphere was abuzz with the news that Netflix and Comcast had signed a "mutually beneficial interconnection agreement."
(From the Boston Globe)--The best way to ensure corporations are positive influences in an economy, much less a society, is to construct a framework of financial, workplace, and environmental regulation. In other words, corporate conscience alone is no shield from bad behavior or a sufficient prompt for good, writes Law School Professor Kent Greenfield.
(From the Chronicle of Philanthropy)--The House is taking aim at nonprofit financial practices with an eye toward putting more gifts directly to work for charities. It would slap a tax on nonprofits that pay employees $1-million or more and would require gifts to donor-advised funds to be deployed to charities within five years.
Newton, MA--BC Law Professor David Wirth was invited to be a presenter at the recent Renaissance Weekend in Laguna Niguel, California.
(From WNPR)--Each year, 1.4 million of the nation’s eleven- to 17-year-olds enter the juvenile justice system. Of these boys and girls, some 71,000 are sent to incarceration facilities, where they may remain for several months in seclusion from the outside world.
(From the Boston Globe)--The federal judgeship in Massachusetts is set to undergo the most sweeping makeover it has seen in 20 years, as new appointees fill four open seats and other veteran judges take more of a back-seat role in deciding many of the area’s most high-profile cases.
(From the Boston Herald)--Another heavy hitter was added to accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense team yesterday, and a legal expert said the judge is trying to even the playing field, while a victim says “enough is enough.”
(From CCTV)--Brian JM Quinn, Associate Professor, Boston College Law School discusses the legal and economic implications to the merging between the top U.S. cable companies.
(From the Boston Globe)--Joshua Messier was having a schizophrenic attack, then died as Bridgewater state prison guards subdued him. The medical examiner called it homicide, then changed her mind. No one has been prosecuted, or even reprimanded, for the death of a young man in state care.
Newton, MA--Professor Brian Quinn was interviewed about the proposed merger of the two largest U.S. cable companies by Fox Business News and the Boston Herald.