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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.

If you are a member of the media looking to speak with a faculty member, please contact Director of Communications Nate Kenyon (617-552-1184; cell 617-417-6818) for assistance.

Professor Kari Hong
Hong on Greater Boston Discussing Court Decision in Inmate Sex-Change Case

Professor Kari Hong appeared on WGBH's 'Greater Boston' to talk about a federal appeals court decision overturning a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder.  

Professor David Olson
Olson in CNET on Verdict in Apple iPod Trial

Apple was found not guilty of anticompetitive conduct Tuesday in an almost ten-year-old antitrust case alleging the company harmed consumers and quashed digital music industry incumbents when it barred competing music stores' songs from playing on its iPod music player.

Professor Robert Bloom
Bloom on ABC Channel 5 to Discuss Judge's Ruling in Hernandez Trial

It was a victory for the Aaron Hernandez defense as text messages from Odin Lloyd have been tossed from his murder trial in Bristol County.

Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff Talks to CNBC & Bloomberg on Pros & Cons of Donor-Advised Funds

'Tis the season for giving, and charities are ramping up their appeals with mailers, email appeals and more. The challenge for donors is finding the most effective way to give.

Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff in NY Times on Rise of Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds run by huge money-management firms are exploding. Fidelity Charitable runs the second-ranked charity in the United States, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, behind United Way Worldwide. Charles Schwab’s is fourth and Vanguard’s is 10th.

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Hong on WGBH and WBZ Discussing Future of Grand Juries

Grand juries are inherently one-sided and shrouded in secrecy. They often listen to weeks of testimony from prosecution witnesses, who are not cross-examined, and in most states, the proceeding must remain completely under wraps.

Professor Brian Galle
Galle in Montgomery Advertiser on Charitable Giving Among States

Alabamians don’t have a lot of money but they’re among the most likely to give to churches and charities, according to a new study.

Professor Robert Bloom discusses grand jury procedures.
Bloom on WGBH Discussing Transparency in Grand Jury Procedures

Local protests continue in response to last month’s grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, and this month’s grand jury decision in New York not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of unarmed Eric Garner.

Professor Daniel Lyons
Lyons in Herald on TV Programming Blackouts

TV viewers in Boston should get used to programming blackouts caused by showdowns between networks and cable and satellite providers like the recent one between CBS and Dish Network.

Professor Kari Hong
Hong Op-ed in Globe on Eliminating Grand Juries

It is clear to me that the best possible reform that can come from these complex tragedies is not to create special proceedings for police officers — but to get rid of grand juries for everyone.

Dean Vincent Rougeau

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