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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 6:00pm

Professor Arthur Hellman commented in the Washington Post about the U.S. Supreme Court's recent reversal of five opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, using unusually strong language.  Professor Hellman called the cases a "combination of a cluster of decisions and language meant to send a message."

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 7:56pm

Professor Michael Madison was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in connection with a Super Bowl-week analysis of the rise of Pittsburgh from the collapse of the steel industry during the 1980s. Link to Article

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 7:39pm

Professor Charles Jalloh spoke at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs about the relationship between peace and justice, as manifested in the challenges to international criminal justice in Africa posed by the International Criminal Court’s indictment against Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir for his role in events in Darfur.  Professor Jalloh's talk was sponsored by the Ford Institute. Link to Report on Professor Jalloh's Lecture

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 10:27pm

Professor Deborah Brake discussed her new book, Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution (New York University Press) in an interview on Inside Higher Ed.  In the interview, Professor Brake discusses the immense strides women have taken in sports as a result of Title IX, as well as "the ways in which [Title IX] has allowed progress to stagnate or even recede." Link to Article

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 12:35pm

Professor Larry Frolik was the featured speaker at the Planned Giving Council in Miami, Florida, on January 17, 2011.  Frolik’s talk addressed the increasing use of the doctrine of undue influence by disgruntled heirs to attacks gifts or bequests by older individuals to charities, including universities, museums and community foundations

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 1:47pm

Professor Larry Frolik was quoted in the Orange County Register (California) that exposed irregularities and conflicts of interest in the Orange County Public Guardian Office. Frolik commented on the need for judicial oversight of guardians, whether public or private, and the inevitable misuse of a guardian’s power when the guardian is under a conflict of interest. Link

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 1:27pm

Three of Professor David Harris's articles on vehicle stops and pedestrian frisks were cited in a new opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  The case, which involved a vehicle stop followed by a frisk of one of the passengers, called upon the court to consider what evidence police officers must have in order to frisk a person found during a pretext-based stop of a car.  The dissenting judge cited the three articles published by Professor Harris to demonstrate the workings of pretext-based traffic stops, the use of such stops against minority motorists, and the erosion of the standards involved in stops and frisks, among other points. Link to the Court's Opinion

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:49pm

Professor David Harris told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that in documents filed in the case of an Armstrong County (Pa.) man arrested for biting two FBI agents, references to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants could signal a connection between the man's activities and terrorist activity.  The use of the FISA information in the case "tells you that they had this guy in their sights because of some connection, however slight, to some foreign power or some foreign terrorist group," Professor Harris said.   Link

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 5:45pm

Professor Larry Frolik was a featured speaker on January 10 at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Frolik's talk, entitled, "Health Care Reform and Elder Law: Still Waiting for the Train to Arrive," was one of many talks  during the 3 day conference that featured over 800 attendees. The AICPA focuses on the provision of financial planning for clients.

Monday, January 24, 2011 - 8:54am

Professor Pat Chew spoke at the symposium "Building a More Just Community" in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., on January 20, 2011. The symposium was sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh's Office of Cross-Cultural and Leadership Development in the Division of Student Affairs.
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