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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 Michael Cassidy
Cassidy Talks to Globe on Judge's Potential Conflict of Interest in Sampson Trial

The night out on Martha’s Vineyard in July 2014 probably seemed innocuous at the time — a gathering over lobster rolls, a documentary screening at the local film society, followed by a panel discussion about the film.

Professor Kari Hong
Hong in Statesman on Cruz Comments Around Release of Criminal Illegal Aliens

Stumping for president in Iowa, Sen. Ted Cruz charged President Barack Obama with releasing thousands of violent criminals living in the U.S. without legal authorization, the Dallas Morning News noted in a news blog post.

Sanford Katz
Katz Talks to Globe on Rights of Adoptees in Contested Cases

(Boston Globe)-- The chief justice of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court has ordered that all pending private adoption cases be reviewed to ensure that children at the center of those disputes have attorneys appointed to represent their interests.

professor daniel lyons
Lyons in Wired on Comcast's Plan to Get Seniors Online

( YOU MAY HATE Comcast. A lot of you do. But it’s hard to get mad at customer service if you can’t afford to be a customer in the first place.

professor kari hong
Hong Boston Globe Op Ed on Smarter Immigration Reform

(Boston Globe)-- DONALD TRUMP IS alone in calling Mexican immigrants rapists and murderers. But the rest of the Republican presidential candidates — and some notable Democrat leaders such as Senator Dianne Feinstein of California — support tougher immigration laws.

professor sanford katz
Katz in Boston Globe on Hearing that Sealed Child's Fate

(Boston Globe)-- It took seven minutes of rustling papers and perfunctory questions uttered in rapid-fire monotone, and the deal was done. A Worcester probate judge had transferred custody of a young boy from the grandmother who had raised him almost since birth to the father whom he barely knew.

professor kari hong
Hong Talks to Reuters on Death Penalty Ban in CT

( Connecticut's top court on Thursday ruled that the state could no longer impose the death penalty, calling it unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment.

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Repetti Co-Authors Seventh Edition of Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation

Foundation Press has released the Seventh Edition of Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation, coauthored by Professor James Repetti.

professor robert bloom
Bloom in Boston Herald on Potential Rules Regulating Police Interactions

( Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans is calling for laws to regulate the proliferation of cellphone-toting citizens and so-called cop watchers dedicated to recording potential police misconduct — a trend that has given rise to new challenges and risks for officers at crime scenes.

Professor Thomas Kohler
Kohler Talks to on Taxi Strike Against Uber

In what may have been the nation’s first organized taxi driver work stoppage in protest of Uber, a few dozen cabbies in Cambridge took to the streets earlier this week to pressure the city to crack down on the ride-hailing services that threaten to put them out of business.

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