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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 kent greenfield
Greenfield Globe Op-Ed on Emotional v Intellectual SCOTUS Decisionmaking

(Boston Globe)-- “Poor Joshua!” So wrote Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun in dissent in 1989. A 4-year-old Wisconsin boy, Joshua suffered severe injuries from his father’s beatings. Though state social services officials knew he was in danger, they did nothing. When Joshua’s guardian later claimed their inaction violated his constitutional right of liberty, the court ruled in favor of the negligent officials.

professor patricia mccoy
McCoy in Business Insurance on 2024 Olympic Games Insurance

( Show me the insurance, city officials told proponents of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Professor Mike Cassidy
Cassidy Talks to 90.9 WBUR on Deadly Police Shootings

(90.9 WBUR)-- According to the Guardian, the number of people killed by police in the United States is already well over 500 this year. A recent report from Amnesty International says that laws on when the police can use lethal force in all 50 states fall short of international standards.

professor patricia mccoy
McCoy Addresses Consequences of 2024 Olympic Cost Overruns in Boston Herald, Globe

Recent Olympic Games insurance proposals has prompted several insurance experts to comment on inevitability of some taxpayer risk. Professor Patricia McCoy has spoken to both the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe about how cost overruns of the 2024 Boston Olympics will affect taxpayers. 

Professor Zygmunt Plater
Plater in The Hill on Overturned EPA Air Pollution Rule

(The Hill)-- Environmental groups are pushing the Obama administration to revive the power plant air pollution regulations the Supreme Court overturned on Monday.

professor kent greenfield
Greenfield in Reuters on CELDF, Fracking and Constitutional Rights

( The residents of Grant Township, Pennsylvania, were worried about Little Mahoning Creek, a picturesque trout stream best fished in the spring when the water runs fast.

professor kent greenfield
Greenfield Talks to The Hill, The Atlantic, and Globe on Recent Supreme Court Rulings

Recently, Professor Kent Greenfield has spoken to several media outlets on SCOTUS rulings concerning corporate personhood, same-sex marriage, and the Affordable Care Act. 

professor michael cassidy
Cassidy Speaks to Reuters on Marathon Bomber's Apology

( Before he was sentenced to death on Wednesday, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized in court for his role in the attack and its aftermath that claimed four lives and injured 264.

professor kathleen kaveny
Cathleen Kaveny to be Featured Panelist at Commonweal Magazine Conference

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, Professor Cathleen Kaveny will be participating in a panel discussion, "Fortress or Field Hospital? The Synod Takes on the Family," with four other panelists and editors of Commonweal Magazine. 

professor ray madoff
Madoff Talks to CNBC on Charitable Giving and Donor-Advised Funds

( Americans' generosity hit new highs in 2014—kind of.


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