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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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McCoy in National Mortgage News on Wells Fargo Lending

(National Mortgage News)-- Wells Fargo stunned the mortgage industry Wednesday by tentatively agreeing to pay $1.2 billion to resolve civil claims by the Justice Department and other federal agencies that it originated shoddy loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration.

Kent Greenfield
Greenfield Blogs on "False Equivalence of Shareholders and Employees" for ACS

(American Constitution Society)-- If government employees can object to funding a union’s political activity, should shareholders have the right to object to a corporation’s?

professor robert bloom
Bloom Talks to Daily Free Press on the Release of Documents from Tsarnaev Trial

(The Daily Free Press)-- U.S. District Court Judge George O’Toole ordered Tuesday the release of more than 600 court files kept under record during the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, according to Marcia Patrisso, a court reporter for O’Toole.

Professor Dean Hashimoto
Hashimoto Talks to Wall Street Journal on MA AG Letter to Gilead on Drug Pricing

The Massachusetts attorney general’s office is investigating whether Gilead Sciences Inc.’s pricing of its hepatitis C drugs violates state laws on unfair trade practices, according to a letter from the prosecutor that also asked the company to lower its prices.

Lyons on the Rise of the Internet of Things in 1to1 Media

( If current trends continue, consumers will be spending more time on carrier-provided services whether or not they realize it.

Professor Hugh J. Ault
Most Downloaded Tax Paper of 2015 Belongs to Professor Emeritus Ault

Professor Emeritus Hugh Ault’s paper, Some Reflections on the OECD and the Sources of International Tax Principles (2013), was one of ten most downloaded tax papers in 2015 according to TaxProf Blog

Professor Kent Greenfield
Greenfield on NECN to Discuss Ted Cruz and Canadian Birth Issue

Professor Kent Greenfield discussed the effect of presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's Canadian birth on his eligibility for the nation's highest office on NECN "Broadside."

Professor Diane Ring
Yen, Ring in Bloomberg on Taxing Gambling Industry

Jan. 12 — The playing of daily fantasy sports (DFS) has spurred an abundance of controversy, with attorneys general in several states banning such games and regulators in others either requiring operators to get a license or attempting to establish regulations for them.

Professor Sharon Beckman
Beckman, Whitmore in Live WBUR Chat on Fight to Prove Innocence of Darrell Jones

NECIR and WBUR have teamed up to investigate the case of Darrell "Diamond" Jones, a Boston man currently serving the 30th year of a life sentence for a murder he maintains he did not commit.

Professor Richard Albert
Albert Elected Chair of AALS Section on Law & Religion

BC Law Professor Richard Albert was elected Chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Law & Religion at the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting, held January 6-10 in New York.

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