2013 News Archive
faculty news and appearances
Newton, MA--Mary Ann Chirba and Alice Noble's latest blog, this one on "The ACA’s Tobacco Use Rating: Implementation, Inconsistencies and Ironies."
Newton, MA--Professor Brian Galle speaks with CBS on the IRS Tea Party Targetting and the Commissioner Resignation.
Newton, MA--Robert Bloom discusses the possibility of civil lawsuits filed by Marathon bombing victims.
Newton, MA--Professor George D. Brown talks to the Boston Herald about the John O'Brien case.
Newton, MA--Guest Bloggers Mary Ann Chirba and Alice A. Noble - Medical Malpractice, the Affordable Care Act and State Provider Shield Laws: More Myth than Necessity?
Newton, MA--Ray Madoff talks to 'Here and Now's Robin Young about the controversy over the burial location of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev.
Newton, MA (from the New York Times)--As the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, lay in a Worcester, Mass., funeral home for a fourth day, Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday that it was up to the family, not the state, to resolve where the burial would take place.
Newton, MA--Robert Bloom discusses the denial of the use of immunity defense in the Whitey Bulger case.
Newton, MA--Francine Sherman talks to Youth Today about the discussion around child sexual exploitation laws.
Newton, MA--Brian Galle talks to OPB about the Supreme Court's landmark health care ruling and the potential of lawsuits challenging the federal government's authority.
BUSINESS WEEK--Hershey Co. (HSY) should turn over child- labor records for cocoa farms in Ghana and the Ivory Coast as part of an investor suit and to help define U.S. corporations’ legal obligations abroad, two law professors told the judge in a lawsuit over the company’s practices.
Newton, MA--Daniel Lyons writes for the Free State Foundation on the future of voIP.
Newton, MA--Daniel Lyons blogs on why usage-based broadband plans may be good for consumers.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield is in the courtroom and gives his impressions of the first days of Supreme Court arguments.
Newton, MA--Paulo Barrozo discusses whether the Amanda Knox murder trial will stress relations between the US and Italy.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield discusses the DOMA case before the Supreme Court with WBUR's Radio Boston.
Newton, MA--Daniel Lyons blogs for the Congress website "The Hill on Internet pricing as the "next policy frontier."
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield blogs in the American Prospect on strange briefs submitted to the Supreme Court.
Newton, MA--Professor Sherman is quoted in the Los Angeles Times on The Girls Health Screen.
Newton, MA--Professor Robert M. Bloom is quoted in the Boston Herald on the Bulger Trial.
Newton, MA--The Barnico Letter appears in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly's March 7 edition.
Newton, MA--Sharon Beckman makes the case that strict criminal laws meant to protect cyclists could backfire.
Newton, MA--George Brown talks to the Boston Herald about the continuing investigation of former state Treasurer Tim Cahill.
Newton, MA--Professor Kent Greenfield is quoted in the Boston Globe Opinion piece on the Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case.
Newton, MA--Mike Cassidy talks to the ABA Journal about the trend of district attorneys declining to defend state or federal laws.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield writes for American Prospect on whether restrictions on the right to bear arms are constitutional.
Newton, MA--Richard Albert blogs on how the 13th Amendment we know now differs substantially from the one first proposed, which would have made slavery constitutional and permanent — and which Lincoln supported.
Newton, MA--Professor Daniel Lyons is quoted by Ars Technica in a story that compares US data speeds and offerings for Internet service with other countries.
Newton, MA—BC Law Professor Joan Blum recently spoke at the U.S. State Department on her experience conducting judicial training programs on legal analysis and writing in Bosnia.
Newton, MA--Dean Vincent Rougeau takes on the future of legal education and offers some solutions in an op ed published in US News and World Report.
Newton, MA--Sharon Beckman writes a letter to the Globe on the Miner case and the responsibilities of parents regarding underage drinking.
Newton, MA--Professor George Brown discusses the possible need for accountability and transparency at the U.S. Attorney’s
Office after the Caswell case.
Newton, MA--Brian Quinn is quoted in a Reuters article about Copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc's $9 billion deal to buy two energy exploration companies and the lawsuits that are arising from it.
Newton, MA--in a letter to the editor, George Brown talks about the tragic suicide of Aaron Swartz and the role of the US attorney in the case.
Newton, MA--James Repetti's article on Estate Tax, co-authored with Paul Caron, gets excellent marks from the Institute for Policy Studies.
Newton, MA--in a story about a judge who fought his entire career for justice for minorities in Boston, Mark Brodin talks about voter identification laws and the dangers of discrimination.
Newton, MA--Mary Ann Chirba and Alice Noble blog about the implementation challenges of President Obama's health care act in Health Affairs.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield discusses a recent movement among towns to challenge state and federal laws currently on the books.
Newton, MA--A paper authored by Jim Repetti (BC Law) and Paul Caron was recently highlighted by the Legal Theory Blog, which was then picked up by the New York Times.
Newton, MA--Kent Greenfield discusses a Citizens United opponent's 'Free Speech for People,' that wants states to ban companies from political expenditures.
Newton, MA--Ray Madoff writes an op-ed for the Washington Post on taxes in light of the looming fiscal cliff.
Newton, MA--Professor Sanford Katz talks to the Christian Science Monitor about the qualities that he feels will make John Kerry '76 a good Secretary of State.
Newton, MA--Daniel Lyons appeared at a recent National Cable and Telecommunications Association in Washington, DC. to present research from his paper on broadband pricing.