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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 Mary Bilder
Bilder Interviewed by Society for Historians of the Early American Republic

Mary Sarah Bilder is Founders Professor of Law and Michael and Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School. Her book, Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention, was the inaugural winner of SHEAR’s James Bradford Biography Prize.

Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff in Wall Street Journal on Clinton Foundation Controversy

Chelsea Clinton plans to remain on the board of the Clinton Foundation if her mother, Hillary Clinton, is elected president this fall, a foundation spokesman said Wednesday.

Professor Fran Sherman
Sherman Speaks to Rewire About Murder and Abuse Case Involving Incarcerated Teen

In July, Bresha Meadows, then 14, had been arrested for allegedly shooting her father with his own gun as he slept—the same gun he had often brandished, she said, to keep his own family in line.

Professor Sharon Beckman
Beckman in Boston Globe on Proposed Changes to Medical Examiner Oversight

Top child-advocacy and pediatricians’ groups are calling on the governor to introduce more oversight of individual state medical examiners, saying the current system of giving each of them exclusive power to issue — or revise — homicide rulings undermines confidence in their findings.

Professor Kari Hong
Hong on ABC News Regarding North Carolina Bathroom Lawsuit

Supporters of North Carolina's bathroom rules have urged a federal judge to closely consider a ruling in Texas that has temporarily blocked the Obama administration's ability to withhold federal money from schools that don't let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Professor Dan Lyons
Lyons in Forbes on Banning Class-Action Waivers

A conservative group is challenging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule banning class-action waivers in financial contracts, saying the agency failed to provide enough data to support its premise.

Professor Richard Albert
Albert Op Ed in Huffington Post on Constitutional Amendments

There is nothing new about presidential candidates pledging to amend the United States Constitution. Equal parts ritual and necessity, little else rallies a party’s base quite like a bold promise to insert a plank of its platform into the Constitution.

Professor Ray Madoff
Madoff in Hollywood Reporter on DiCaprio and Malaysian Money Scandal

According to the Justice Department, certain donations to the Oscar winner's charity came directly from a multibillion-dollar embezzlement drama in Southeast Asia.

Professor Dan Kanstroom
Kanstroom Reviews John Lennon vs. the USA for Washington Post

Of all the associations one might have with the name John Lennon, “ deportable alien ” would not be likely to top many lists.

Founders Chair Mary Bilder
Bilder Named Library of Virginia Award Finalist for Madison's Hand

Mary Sarah Bilder for “Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention.” A graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Harvard University Law School, Bilder is the Founders Professor of Law at Boston College. 

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