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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 Alfred Yen
Yen Talks to Globe on Converse Law Suit Against Look-Alikes

Converse Inc. sued some of the nation’s biggest retailers and sneaker-makers Tuesday in a legal blitz to defend its iconic and enduringly popular Chuck Taylor shoes against a crowd of purported copycat competitors.

Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff on MPRNews on Charitable Giving in Twin Cities

A nationwide study released this week reports that the Twin Cities was one of the areas in the country that saw the largest decline in charitable giving through the recession and early years of economic recovery.

Professor Cathleen Kaveny
Kaveny Op-ed in Commonweal on "That 70s Church: What It Got Right"

Unpacking some boxes after a recent move from South Bend, Indiana, to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, I came across my confirmation stole, which I made in the spring of 1978.

Professor Michael Cassidy
Cassidy Talks to Globe on Potential New Trial in 1993 Murder

The case of two men convicted of killing a woman in Chelsea is expected to come before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday, as justices weigh whether new DNA evidence merits a retrial after the men have spent more than 20 years behind bars.

Professor Kent Greenfield
Greenfield in Christian Science Monitor on Supreme Court and Gay Marriage

Some analysts sorting through the tea leaves say the high court’s decision Monday not to take up a same-sex marriage case suggests that the four conservative justices could not be sure Justice Kennedy – the potential deciding vote – would join them.

Professor Robert Bloom
Bloom Talks to Reuters on Friend of Accused Boston Bomber

(Reuters) - A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect could not have lied to the FBI about visiting his dorm room and removing a backpack because he was too intoxicated by marijuana to remember what he did that day, his attorney said on Monday.

Paulo Barrozo
Barrozo Quoted in Christian Science Monitor on the Islamic State

More than 26,000 civilians have been killed or injured this year in the conflict in Iraq, according to a new United Nations report, which details an array of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity by the self-described Islamic State (IS).

Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff in NY Times on Charitable Giving

How can we increase the flow of money to charitable organizations? With the anemic economic recovery and cuts in government funding, the need for donations is greater than ever, yet funding for charities has remained largely stagnant.

Professor Zyg Plater
Plater TEDx Talk: Things I Learned from a Very Small Fish

Boston College Law Professor Zygmunt Plater presented a TEDx Talk on his new book, THE SNAIL DARTER & THE DAM: How Pork-Barrel Politics Endangered a Little Fish and Killed a River (Yale University Press). The Supreme Court case—a classic David and Goliath scenario—was an ingenious, but doomed, attempt to save a Tennessee way of life.

Professor George Brown in the Wall Street Journal on Holder resignation.
Brown in Wall Street Journal on Holder Resignation

Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement Thursday that he will resign signals an end to a turbulent tenure as the nation's top law-enforcement official and a potential reset for an administration looking to push through new laws on civil rights and sentencing reform next year.

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