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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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Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff in Inside Philanthropy on Donor-Advised Funds

The unbridled growth of donor-advised funds (DAFs) is the biggest story in philanthropy.  This is more than a trend. It’s a tsunami. But what does this all mean for the nonprofit sector?

Professor Daniel Lyons
Lyons in The Hill, Free State Foundation on FCC's Net Neutrality Vote

On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission will vote to regulate broadband Internet providers as common carriers.  Professor Daniel Lyons wrote about this upcoming vote in two separate articles for The Hill and for The Free State Foundation.

Professor Catharine Wells
Wells in Minnesota Public Radio News on Archdiocese Bankruptcy

The bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis takes another step forward Tuesday afternoon with the first meeting of the creditors committee.  Citing clergy-abuse lawsuits and the costs of future claims, the archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in January.

Professor Robert Bloom
Bloom on Greater Boston Discussing Possible Change in Venue in Marathon Bombing Trial

Professor Robert Bloom appeared on WGBH's 'Greater Boston' to talk about the impact jury selection has had on the possibility of a change of venue in the trial of accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Professor Kent Greenfield
Greenfield Talks To Globe on Campaign Finance Reform

When facing public disinterest, the cold shoulder from the news media, legions of incumbent politicians, a series of unfavorable Supreme Court decisions and more than $6 billion in entrenched interests; walking 150 miles through northern New Hampshire in temperatures as low as negative 20 degrees is the least of your problems.

Professor Daniel Kanstroom photo
Kanstroom Co-authors Op Ed in Dissent on Temporary Halt to Obama Immigration Order

Harsh immigration laws and policies have turned the United States—what was once one of history’s most open and immigrant friendly societies—into a “deportation nation.”

Professor Brian Galle
Galle Talks to Portland Press Herald on Link Between Tax Cuts and Charitable Giving

Gov. Paul LePage’s prediction that his proposed income tax cut and plan to tax nonprofits would lead to a “flood” of charitable giving drew a number of groans from an audience in Westbrook last week.

Professor Robert Bloom Photo
Bloom in Herald on Possible Change of Venue in Marathon Bombing Trial

An appeals court judge’s surprise order to hold a hearing next week on possibly moving accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial out of state infuriated the mother of two men who lost limbs in the terror attacks.

Professor Brian Quinn Photo
Quinn Talks to WGBH on Office Supply Store Merger

Boston College Law Professor Brian Quinn says whenever there’s a proposed merger in the retail sector of office supply giants such as the one between Staples and Office Depot,  a consolidation brings big benefits to stock holders, and it’s a way for businesses to save money.

Professor Robert Bloom Photo
Bloom in Globe on Hernandez Trial and Snow Delays

For the third time in as many weeks, a snowstorm delayed testimony Monday in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, which could bring advantages and disadvantages for attorneys on both sides in the high-profile case, legal specialists said.

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