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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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James Madison likely replaced several sheets of his notes chronicling the constitutional convention to distance himself from his own statements that later became controversial, according to a Boston College law professor who studied the changes.
Weeks after Baltimore was wracked by protests following the April death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in police custody, Prince held a “Rally 4 Peace” concert in the city.
No, Gov. Charlie Baker can’t keep Syrian refugees out of Massachusetts. But that doesn’t mean he has to roll out the red carpet.
Professor Mary Bilder's new book, Madison's Hand, was the subject of a front page Washington Post story and was also featured in posts on originalism in "Library on Liberty," "Balkinization" Blogs.
“If a client is making an out-of-prison call to an attorney, the attorney-client privilege, arguably, doesn’t apply,” said Michael Cassidy, a professor of law at Boston College Law School, because by consenting to speak over a phone line that is subject to recording, the client and attorney should expect that is happening. But that isn’t the end of it: Even if the privilege doesn’t apply, “the Sixth Amendment right to counsel applies and the government can’t interfere with it,” he said.
Some students at Harvard Law School are demanding the institution’s official seal be scrubbed of references to the slaveholder who played an instrumental role in its founding.
From its inception the Internet has been disrupting business models, as once-ubiquitous brands like Blockbuster, Borders, and Encyclopedia Britannica can attest. But as more of our activities move online, society is beginning to realize how it can disrupt individual lives as well.
The idea sounds appealingly simple: Quickly spread a gene through a population of animals in order to prevent it from transmitting disease, or, more directly, to kill a destructive species such as an agricultural pest.
The Center for Human Rights and International Justice (CHRIJ) is hosting a book launch on Nov. 16 to mark the publication of two books exploring different facets of the life of the immigrant in the US and in the Boston area.
The charitable sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the global economy. Nearly half of the more than 85,000 private foundations in the United States have come into being since the year 2000.