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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 brian quinn
Quinn in Bloomberg Business on Fate of Anthem-Cigna Merger

The fate of Anthem Inc.’s proposed takeover of Cigna Corp. is now linked with that of Aetna Inc.’s bid for Humana Inc. as antitrust officials vow to scrutinize the industry as a whole amid the frenzy of dealmaking.

professor alfred yen
Yen Speaks to Network World about Security Concerns With Personal Devices

(Networkworld.com)-- For a long time, it seemed that, like death and taxes, BYOD was inescapable. The issue wasn’t that employees wanted to use their personal smartphones on your network, it’s that they were definitely going to do so whether you like it or not.

professor patricia mccoy
McCoy Comments on Legality of New York Bar Price Discrimination in The Guardian

(The Guardian.com)-- On Tuesday night, The Way Station, a bar in the Prospects Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, gave a whole new meaning to ladies’ night. This 7 July – 7/7 – the local watering hole was drawing attention to the gender pay gap by charging women just 77% of their bar tab.

professor michael cassidy
Cassidy in Boston Globe on Ethics of Plymouth DA's Witness Deals

(The Boston Globe)-- District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz built his reputation as a tough-talking law-and-order Republican who doesn’t make deals with criminal defendants.

professor patricia mccoy
McCoy Discusses the Consequences of 2024 Olympic Cost Overruns

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

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 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

(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.

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