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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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(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.
(businessinsurance.com)-- Show me the insurance, city officials told proponents of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.
(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.
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.
(The Hill)-- Environmental groups are pushing the Obama administration to revive the power plant air pollution regulations the Supreme Court overturned on Monday.
(Reuters.com)-- 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.
Recently, Professor Kent Greenfield has spoken to several media outlets on SCOTUS rulings concerning corporate personhood, same-sex marriage, and the Affordable Care Act.
(Reuters.com)-- 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.
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.
(CNBC.com)-- Americans' generosity hit new highs in 2014—kind of.