Faculty in the News
As experts in their fields, our faculty members are regularly consulted for analysis and opinion by the media. Many faculty members are interviewed for local television and newspaper articles, and several comment frequently in national publications such as The New York Times and USA Today.
5/19/2015 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is quoted by Danish NFL website Draftday.dk.
5/15/2015 - Professor Benjamin Davis discusses Poland's reparations for CIA torture program on RT International.
5/14/2015 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is interviewed by Bleacher Report for its story "Does Tom Brady's All-Star Legal Team Stand a Chance?"
5/6/2015 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is interviewed by Southern California public radio station KPCC in its story “Deflated win: NFL Patriots investigation unfolding.”
4/12/2015 - Professor Bruce Kennedy talks eminent domain with The Toledo Blade in "Houses may be a barrier to Jeep future."
4/3/2015 - Professor Joseph Slater is quoted in the Bloomberg story "Rand Paul's Favorite Union-Buster."
3/13/2015 - Professor Eric Chaffee is quoted by Reuters in "Probe of Ackman team over Herbalife campaign may go nowhere."
3/2/2015 - Professor Nicole Porter is quoted in the womensenews.org story "Wage Segregation Robs Women in Peak Earning Years."
3/1/2015 - Professor Lee Strang appears on the Leading Edge with Jerry Anderson to talk Common Core standards.
2/16/2015 - Professor Jelani Jefferson Exum is interviewed by WTOL 11 in the piece "What happens when the weapons of war come home?"
2/13/2015 - Professor Evan Zoldan pens an op-ed on the constitutionality of the Keystone XL bill for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
1/26/2015 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is quoted in "Whistle-Blower Retaliation Suits Set to Rise in 2015" in Agenda, a Financial Times service.
1/3/2015 - Professor Kara Bruce talks bankruptcy law with The Toledo Blade.
12/12/2014 - Professor Benjamin Davis discusses the Senate Intelligence Committee’s
report on CIA torture activities with RT International, as well as Norwegian and Dutch newspapers.
12/8/2014 - Professor Gregory Gilchrist is interviewed by Al Jazeera America for it's story, "Family of pre-teen shot dead by police urges for grand jury sidestep."
12/2/2014 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is quoted in Compliance Week's "SEC Whistleblower Program's Latest Threat: Its Success."
11/18/2014 - Professor Evan Zoldan talks Congress's Keystone XL bill and the problems of special legislation with the Washington Post's Wonkblog. He also chatted with the New Orleans Times-Picayune on this topic.
10/2/2014 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp discusses with New Orleans radio station WWL a petition calling on the FCC to prohibit stations from airing the word “Redskins,” the name of Washington’s NFL team.
8/10/2014 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp discusses antitrust litigation involving the National Hockey League with the Helsinki Times.
7/27/2014 - Professor Benjamin Davis pens an Op-Ed for The Toledo Blade titled "Workers’ consciences deserve protection too; Faith arguments should not affect any worker in seeking or holding a job, or getting health care."
7/24/2014 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp discusses health care whistleblower cases with the Wall Street Journal in "Invoking Anti-Fraud Law, Louisiana Doctor Gets Rich."
7/10/2014 - Professor Joseph Slater appears on 13abc's Roundtable to discuss Toledo's proposed policy not to hire smokers.
7/2/2014 - Professor Joseph Slater discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling on Harris v. Quinn concerning public sector unions with Toledo's Channel 11, MSNBC, and NPR. Discussion prior to the Court's ruling can also be found on MSNBC.
6/1/2014 - Professors Joseph Slater and Geoffrey Rapp weigh in on sports and labor law for The Toledo Blade's piece "Union concept carries wave of complexities."
5/30/2014 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp chats with Southern California Public Radio's Airtalk program for its story "Steve Ballmer makes $2 billion winning bid to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers."
5/22/2014 - The May 2014 Yale Law Journal includes a review of Professor William Richman's book "Injustice on Appeal: The United States Courts of Appeals in Crisis."
5/17/2014 - Professor Eric Chaffee is interviewed by the Seattle Times in the story "Local China Firm Charged with Fraud."
5/16/2014 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is interviewed by USA Today for its story "Donald Sterling not paying fine is key legal opener."
5/12/2014 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp talks with Southern California Public Radio's Airtalk program for its stories "Sterling: Breakdown of the NBA's recourse," "National Basketball Association responds to Clippers owner Donald Sterling scandal," and "Sterlings hit media circuit as NBA readies legal game plan for ouster." Rapp also discusses the Sterling scandal with KNX1070 News Radio in Los Angeles, the Josh Pacheco Show on ESPN 1420 AM in Honolulu, andUSA Today.
5/9/2014 - Professor Eric Chaffee is interviewed by Business Insider for its story "Hedgeye: One of the Most Polarizing Companies in Finance Is Suing a Stay-At-Home Dad For Defamation."
4/28/2014 - Professor Lee Strang is featured in the podcast "Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg: Post-Decision SCOTUScast" produced by The Federalist Society.
4/23/2014 - The Toledo Blade asks Professor Rebecca Zietlow to weigh in on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold Michigan's constitutional amendment banning the use of race-conscious preferences as part of the admissions process for state universities.
3/26/2014 - In an interview with WTOL 11, Professor Joseph Slater reacts to the National Labor Relations Board's ruling that Northwestern University football players are employees and can form a union.
3/25/2014 - Professor Lee Strang is featured in WNWO's story "UT Law Professor discusses controversial Supreme Court Case involving Hobby Lobby."
3/5/2014 - Professor Kara Bruce chats with Bloomberg BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Law v. Siegel.
2/1/2014 - A team from Toledo Law's Law and Leadership Institute (LLI) recently participated in a mock trial competition presented by the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education. Professor Marilyn Preston, the director of Toledo Law's LLI site, is interviewed by The Toledo Blade.
1/30/2014 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp talks sports and tort law with The Detroit News in its story "NFL: No merit to ex-Lion Jahvid Best's claims."
1/28/2014 - Professor Joseph Slater is quoted in Education Week's "Collective Bargaining Case Gets High Court Spotlight."
12/24/2013 - Professor Lee Strang is interviewed for The Toledo Blade story "Court narrowly rules in same-sex marriage case."
12/13/2013 - Professor Joseph Slater is quoted by the Cincinnati Enquirer in "Hazardous waste plant under scrutiny again."
12/9/2013 - Professor Lee Strang is featured in a podcast titled "Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg - Post-Argument SCOTUScast" produced by The Federalist Society.
11/10/2013 - Professor Susan Martyn talks legal ethics with The Toledo Blade in "Attorneys suing Horvaths over unpaid legal fees."
11/9/2013 - In its story "Toxic algae out break in 2013 fooled U.S. experts," The Toledo Blade covers the 13th annual Great Lakes Water Conference, sponsored by the College of Law and its affiliated Legal Institute of the Great Lakes and held at the Law Center on Nov. 8.
10/24/2013 - Professor Gregory Gilchrist is interviewed by the National Journal for its story "The Giant JPMorgan Fine Punishes the Wrong People."
10/7/2013 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is quoted in The Toledo Blade story "Turmoil imperils sale of Cooper."
10/5/2013 - Professor Kara Bruce is featured in The Toledo Blade story "At 8, insolvency reform act falls short of goals."
10/4/2013 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is interviewed by Reuters in "Alex Rodriguez sues Major League Baseball, Selig." The story was reprinted by the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and other news outlets.
10/3/2013 - Professor Lee Strang discusses the 14th Amendment and the debt ceiling with 1370 WSPD.
9/28/2013 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is quoted in the Centre (Pennsylvania) Daily Times story "NCAA acting on 'punisher's remorse'? Sports law experts debate motivations for easing of Penn State sanctions."
9/16/2013 - Professor Evan Zoldan's Constitution Day lecture at Bowling Green State University, titled "The Forgotten Bill of Rights," is the subject of a BG News story.
9/16/2013 - Professor Joseph Slater is quoted in The Toledo Blade story "Ruling trips up Cooper sale."
9/12/2013 - Professor Kara Bruce hosts an American Bankruptcy Institute media teleconference titled "Experts Discuss the Impact of Lehman's Chapter 11 Filing and the Lessons Learned for Large Financial Institutions" with the primary figures involved in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
9/9/2013 - WNWO reports on a panel discussion in the College of Law's Lecture Series that addressed 'Stand Your Ground' laws and Ohio's proposed version.
8/17/2013 - Professor Gregory Gilchrist is quoted in the Fostoria Review Times story "Death penalty is explained."
8/3/2013 - Professor Elizabeth McCuskey talks anti-trust issues with The Toledo Blade in its story "Firm in India is on track to buy Cooper by year's end."
8/2/2013 - In a radio interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Professor Gregory Gilchrist reacts to the jury verdict in the Securities and Exchange Commission's civil fraud case against former Goldman Sachs vice president Fabrice Tourre.
7/24/2013 - Professor Benjamin Davis pens an Op-Ed for The Toledo Blade titled "Little comfort in Obama's remarks on the Martin case."
7/21/2013 - Professor Jelani Jefferson Exum discusses 'Stand Your Ground' laws with The Toledo Blade.
7/19/2013 - Professor Lee Strang appears on WGTE's Deadline Now to discuss the Supreme Court's DOMA and Prop 8 decisions.
7/17/2013 - Professor Gregory Gilchrist addresses the regulatory tools available to police Wall Street in Fortune's story "Fabrice Tourre and the limits of Wall Street prosecutions."
7/14/2013 - Professor Joseph Slater reacts to the George Zimmerman jury verdict in an interview with 13 ABC.
7/14/2013 - Dean Daniel Steinbock comments on the George Zimmerman trial as jury deliberations begin for 13 ABC's Conklin & Company.
7/10/2013 - Professor Benjamin Davis discusses the Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling with WTOL 11.
6/30/2013 - Professors Lee Strang and Rebecca Zietlow recap the Supreme Court's decisions in the DOMA, Prop 8, and Voting Rights Act cases on WTOL 11's Leading Edge.
6/28/2013 - The Toledo Blade cites Professor Kara Bruce in "Spitzer auction placed on hold."
6/27/2013 - In the story "Local crowd joyfully celebrates Supreme Court vote," The Toledo Blade asks Professors Lee Strang and Rebecca Zietlow what the DOMA and Prop 8 Supreme Court decisions mean for Ohio. David Mann '12, a founding member of Equality Toledo, is also quoted.
6/26/2013 - Professors Lee Strang and Rebecca Zietlow discuss the Supreme Court's ruling in the DOMA and Prop 8 cases with WNWO and WTOL 11.
6/25/2013 - Professors Benjamin Davis and Lee Strang react to the Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act decision in 13 ABC's story "Concern over Supreme Court's voting rights ruling."
6/4/2013 - Professor Kara Bruce considers reasons for increase in region's bankruptcy filings in The Toledo Blade article "Bankruptcy filings up by over 2% in 21 county area."
6/2/2013 - Business Insurance Magazine quotes Professor Geoffrey Rapp in "Private firms will face more retaliation litigation if Sarbanes-Oxley is extended."
5/31/2013 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp discusses recent lawsuit against NCAA with the Centre Daily Times in "Paternos, supporters sue NCAA for 'entire Penn State community'."
5/24/2013 - The Toledo Blade speaks with Professor Joseph Slater in "Toledo casino workers easily agree to unionize; UAW, USW to jointly represent 800 workers."
5/9/2013 - Professor Joseph Slater is quoted by Bloomberg Businessweek in "Christie Linked to Walker as Civil-Service Changes Anger Workers."
5/3/2013 - Mark Maruszak '13 is featured in the Toledo Free Press article "Law student dedicates 300-mile bike marathon to slain detective."
4/28/2013 - Professor Jelani Jefferson Exum appeared on 13 ABC's "Roundtable with Jeff Smith" to discuss electronic surveillance and the Boston Marathon bombing.
4/21/2013 - The Scranton Times Tribune asked Professor Joseph Slater to weigh in on a labor law dispute for its piece "Stakes high at North Pocono contract negotiations."
4/16/2013 - Professor Gregory Gilchrist was quoted in "Toledo police look for answers in fatal shooting" in The Toledo Blade.
3/28/2013 - In the article "Gerber murder sheds light on handling of stalking cases," the Toledo Free Press interviewed law student Rebecca Facey, an advocate for domestic violence victims.
3/26/2013 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp was interviewed by Compliance Week in "Companies Respond to Increased Whistleblower Protections."
3/24/2013 - Professor Geoffrey Rapp was interviewed by Reuters in "Analysis: In suing clinic over drugs, U.S. baseball may be targeting players." The story also appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
2/12/13 - Professor Lee Strang was featured in a podcast on "Limited Government and the Bill of Rights" produced by The Federalist Society.
2/9/2013 - The Toledo Blade shared Professor Benjamin Davis's experience as a military court observer in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in "University of Toledo associate law professor observed military court at Guantanamo Bay." Additional coverage of Professor Davis's story is at toledofavs.com.
2/3/2013 - Professor Frank Merritt was profiled in a Toledo Blade piece titled "Schooled Scouts get Merritt badge."
1/28/2013 NY1 News: CIA "Black Sites" Discussion Muted At Gitmo Hearing - Pretrial hearings were held at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during the last week in January for the self-proclaimed September 11th mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his four alleged co-conspirators. Professor Benjamin Davis observed the hearings and was interviewed by NY1 News.
1/20/2013 Toledo Blade: Torture doesn't work, and it taints our country - In an op-ed, Professor Benjamin Davis reacts to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's classified report on the CIA's post-September 11, 2001 detention and interrogation practices.
1/20/2013 USA Today: NBPA director Billy Hunter will be in fight for his job - A report following an internal review by the NBA players' union questions the leadership of its executive director. Professor Geoffrey Rapp is quoted.
1/18/2013 Reuters: Doping admission could cost Armstrong millions - Professor Geoffrey Rapp is quoted in a story analyzing Lance Armstrong's legal exposure in the wake of his admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. The Reuters piece was reprinted in the Chicago Tribune as well as news outlets around the world, including in Denmark, Argentina, China, New Zealand, and Brazil. Rapp also discussed this topic with Bloomberg.
1/16/2013 CardHub.com: Congress Told Us to Blow the Whistle, But Are We Listening? - In its "Ask the Experts" series, CardHub.com examines the benefits and drawbacks of the Dodd-Frank whistleblower program with Professor Geoffrey Rapp.
1/15/2013 Reuters: For Armstrong, legal headaches could worsen in wake of admission - "On one side of the ledger are the legal consequences and the financial exposure, and on the other side are the public relations consequences. I think he's made the decision that the value of his name, and salvaging something from that, exceeds the legal costs," said Professor Geoffrey Rapp in an interview with Reuters following Lance Armstrong's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career. The Reuters story was picked up by the Chicago Tribune, the Brazilian TV station Terra, the Madrid newspaper 20 Minutos, and China Daily.
1/14/2013 - Huffington Post: Mug Shot Websites Face Lawsuit Alleging Violations Of Arrestee Publicity Rights - A class action lawsuit filed in Ohio state court alleges that websites that post mug shots violate an arrestee's right of publicity. Professor Llewellyn Gibbons is quoted.
1/3/2013 The Morning Call: Corbett announces NCAA lawsuit over Penn State fines - A lawsuit by the state of Pennsylvania asks a federal court to set aside the NCAA's sanctions against Penn State and its football program. Professor Geoffrey Rapp is quoted. Rapp also discussed this topic with Centre County, Pennsylvania's Centre Daily Times.
1/3/2013 Slate: Here Are Some Tips on How to Avoid "Consensual" Police Encounters -A recent Slate article includes a discussion of a three-step approach for avoiding unwanted consensual police encounters proposed by Dean Daniel Steinbock in a 2001 law review article.
12/24/2012 Los Angeles Times: Area sports cheating cases drag secretive NCAA into spotlight -"The NCAA does not operate like a prosecutor's office or a police department where there are clearly understood constitutional limits," says Professor Geoffrey Rapp. He is quoted in a front-page story that assesses several recent NCAA investigations.
12/18/2012 Remapping Debate: A promise is a promise…unless it's inconvenient - Retired state workers and current employees filed a lawsuit after Rhode Island passed a law slicing public pensions in 2011. Professor Joseph Slater is quoted in a piece that considers the legal landscape of pension protections.
12/12/2012 NPR's The Takeaway: Michigan House Passes Right-to-Work Law - In an interview with NPR, Professor Joseph Slater addresses Michigan's new right-to-work law and explains how it fits into the context of union history in the United States. Slater also recently discussed this topic with WNWO and 13abc.
12/5/2012 Chicago Tribune: Sports fans can pursue U.S. antitrust case over programs - A federal judge ruled that sports fans can pursue a lawsuit accusing Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, several teams in both sports, and various networks of antitrust violations in how they package games for television or Internet broadcast. Professor Geoffrey Rapp is quoted.
11/19/2012 WTOL: Northwood Hostess employees cautiously optimistic about mediation - Professor Joseph Slater comments on mediation between Hostess Brands and union employees.
11/5/2012 WLIO: Your News Now - WLIO interviews Rabbi Alan Sokobin, lecturer in law, after his presentation on the Holocaust at a Jewish temple in Lima, Ohio.
11/1/2012 Toledo Blade: Critics say bowl ban last season could have allowed Ohio State to go on title run this season - Professor Geoffrey Rapp comments on whether the Ohio State Buckeyes could have avoided the NCAA's bowl game ban this season by self-imposing sanctions, including voluntarily forgoing a bowl game last season.
10/29/2012 Toledofavs.com: Debate looks at which presidential candidate is better choice for Christians - At an Oct. 29 event at the College of Law, Professor Lee Strang and Dr. Peter Feldmeier of UT's Religion Department debated which presidential candidate, from the Christian perspective, is most deserving of the office.
10/23/2012 Reuters: UCI backs Armstrong ban - Professor Geoffrey Rapp comments on a possible criminal prosecution against Lance Armstrong after Armstrong is stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from the sport of cycling.
10/20/2012 Toledo Blade: Top election official speaks at UT - Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted delivered the keynote address at the Oct. 19 election law symposium titled "Votes and Voices in 2012 - Issues Surrounding the November Election and Beyond" sponsored by The University of Toledo Law Review.
10/17/2012 13abc: Supreme Court nominations barely a mention at debates - In a piece evaluating the likelihood that the next president will appoint one or more justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, Professor Evan Zoldan addresses the role and makeup of the current court.
10/10/2012 740AM/106.9FM - Professor Geoffrey Rapp discusses the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's Oct. 10 report against Lance Armstrong with San Francisco's KCBS radio.
9/27/2012 Nerdwallet.com: Understanding the New SEC Whistleblower Program: Breaking down the Largest Whistleblowing Rewards in U.S. history - Professor Geoffrey Rapp outlines the key differences between SEC, IRS, and FCA whistleblower programs in an interview with Nerdwallet.com.
9/25/2012 Stateline: Public Strikes Explained: Why There Aren't More of Them - Professor Joseph Slater discusses public sector strikes with Stateline, the daily news service of the Pew Center for the States.
9/20/2012 NationalJurist.com: Toledo offers JD/MD degree in 6 years - preLaw magazine shares details of The University of Toledo's new JD/MD program that enables students to graduate with a law degree and a medical degree in six years.
9/13/2012 Toledo Blade: 2012 College of Law Alumni Affiliate Award Reception -The College of Law and the Law Alumni Affiliate honored several alumni, Professor Ronald Brown '68, Justice Judith Lanzinger '77, Rabbi Alan Sokobin '96, and Major Michael Renz '02, and two faculty members, Professors Lee Strang and Rebecca Zietlow, at the Sept. 8, 2012 College of Law Alumni Affiliate Award Reception at the Law Center.
9/10/2012 13abc: Renovated UT law auditorium unveiled - Dean Daniel Steinbock discusses recent renovations to the College of Law's Richard & Jane McQuade Law Auditorium at the Sept. 10 ribbon-cutting and dedication.
79/7/2012 WGTE's Deadline Now: Anti-Bullying Efforts in Our Schools - Professor Robert Salem discussed harassment of LGBT youth and school anti-bullying policies.
8/30/2012 WTOL11: Possible negotiations happening between local unions, casino employees - Professor Joseph Slater explains the various ways in which the employees at a Toledo-area casino can gain union representation.
7/23/2012 USA Today: Opposing view: Penn State deserved 'death penalty' -Professor Geoffrey Rapp reacts to NCAA sanctions against Penn State in an op-ed. Professor Rapp, sports law expert and editor of the Sports Law Blog, has been quoted both before and after sanctions were imposed in news outlets across the country such as the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, and the New York Post. He also spoke with CKNW AM 980 radio in Vancouver.
7/20/2012 Bloomberg.com: Penn State Urged to Shut Football Before NCAA Sandusky Penalties - In the wake of Jerry Sandusky's criminal convictions and the Freeh Report, and with the NCAA's ruling on sanctions for the Penn State football program looming, Professor Geoffrey Rapp called for the program to be shut down stating "The only punishment that really fits this crime is the death penalty." The Los Angeles Times reported Professor Rapp's opinion in the Bloomberg.com story. Also on July 20, Toronto radio station 640 AM's Arlene Bynon Show interviewed Professor Rapp on this topic.
7/13/2012 New York Post: NCAA awaiting answers from Penn St. - Professor Geoffrey Rapp discussed the likelihood of NCAA sanctions following the release of the Freeh Report, which criticized Joe Paterno and members of the Penn State administration for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
7/1/2012 WTOL11: Professors Zietlow and Strang on WTOL's Leading Edge - Professors Lee J. Strang and Rebecca E. Zietlow discussed the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the Affordable Care Act on WTOL's Leading Edge.
6/30/2012 WTOL11: Professor Pursley on WTOL's Daybreak - Professor Garrick B. Pursley explained the U.S. Supreme Court health care ruling for WTOL's morning show.
6/30/2012 Harrisburg Patriot-News: Legal experts: New evidence of cover-up reflects grim future for Penn State football - Geoffrey Rapp, the Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, evaluated potential NCAA sanctions in response to the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State football scandal. He also discussed this story with WPTF 850 AM (Raleigh, NC) on July 2, 2012.
6/29/2012 Toledo Blade: DeWine: Decision trumps Ohio law - Professor Lee J. Strang reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court's health care law ruling. Strang was also interviewed by WTOL11, Fox Toledo, and WNWO.
6/27/2012 WGTE: The Jack Lessenberry Show - Professor Benjamin G. Davis appeared on the Jack Lessenberry Show to discuss "Faith and the U.S. Elections."
6/26/2012 Toledo Blade: Ruling rankles some in Toledo area - Daniel J. Steinbock, Dean of the College of Law and Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, commented on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down provisions of Arizona's immigration law while upholding a provision that permits police to check suspects' immigration status. Dean Steinbock was also interviewed about the case by Toledo-area stations News/Talk 1370 WSPD, NBC24, and 13ABC.
6/25/2012 La Prensa: Supreme Court immigration decision has Ohio implications - Dean Daniel J. Steinbock commented on the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law.
6/25/2012 Toledo Free Press: Court's sentencing of juveniles ruling will not impact Ohio - The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama bans mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles. Professor Jelani Jefferson Exum is quoted.
6/22/2012 Forbes.com: Why Don't Investors Get To Opt Out Of Corporate Political Contributions? -Geoffrey Rapp, the Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, discussed "say on pay" proposals that give corporate shareholders a vote on executive pay.
6/17/2012 Toledo Blade: Flawed justice for terror suspects - In an Op-Ed, Professor Benjamin G. Davis commented on the military commission system established in the wake of 9/11, and the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.
6/12/2012 BNA Daily Labor Report: Government Workers Take Overall Penalty On Pay Despite Benefits, Law Professor Says -Joseph E. Slater, the Eugene N. Balk Professor of Law and Values, remarked on the accuracy and value of comparative pay studies for public and private sector employees at the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law's 65th Annual Conference on Labor.
6/9/2012 Indianapolis Star: Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, others rally against contraception mandate in health-care law - Professor Emeritus Howard M. Friedman is quoted about protests by members of the Catholic Church over contraception requirements mandated by the Obama administration.
6/8/2012 CBSsports.com: Arbitrator in Saints bounty case rules in favor of NFL - Geoffrey Rapp, the Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, is quoted about pending lawsuits involving the NFL's New Orleans Saints and allegations that the team put bounties on hurting members of opposing teams.
6/7/2012 The Chicago Tribune: Wisconsin vote slaps labor and Democrats, but not necessarily Obama - Joseph E. Slater, the Eugene N. Balk Professor of Law and Values, is quoted on the consequences to organized labor of this week's Wisconsin recall election in which Governor Scott Walker was retained by voters. Stories in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Minneapolis Post, The Dubuque Telegraph Herald, and the The Washington (D.C.) Examiner also quoted Professor Slater.
6/6/2012 News/Talk WJR 760am: Frank Beckmann Show - Labor law expert Joseph E. Slater, the Eugene N. Balk Professor of Law and Values, was interviewed following Governor Scott Walker's victory in the Wisconsin recall election.
6/3/2012 13abc: Dean Daniel Steinbock on 13abc's Conklin & Company (Part 3) - Daniel J. Steinbock, Dean of the College of Law and Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, appeared to lend his analysis to the John Edwards verdict and mistrial.
6/2/2012 KPOO 89.5 FM San Francisco - Professor Benjamin G. Davis was interviewed about the conviction and sentencing of Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia.
5/23/2012 13abc: Local attorney weighs in on IHOP indictment - Eighteen IHOP employees from six Toledo area locations were indicted Wednesday, May 23, including the owner of the restaurants and his wife. Professor Gregory M. Gilchrist breaks down the charges for 13abc News.
5/17/2012 WNWO: Smartphone identity theft: Too many apps for that - Research shows that smartphone owners are 33 percent more likely to become victims of identity theft than the general public. Professor Llew Gibbons discussed potential legal implications.
5/4/2012 CBSsports.com: Legal expert: Union may be fighting losing battle in bounty grievances - According to the NFL players' union, Commissioner Roger Goodell did not have authority to suspend four players involved in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal. Geoffrey Rapp, Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, weighed in with the reasons he disagrees.
4/23/2012 PublicSectorInc.org: Online Debate - Are Dues Check-Off and Agency Shop in the Public Interest? - Joseph E. Slater, the Eugene N. Balk Professor of Law and Values, examined arguments for and against "dues check-off" and "agency shop" legal provisions that benefit public-sector unions in a debate with Daniel DiSalvo, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for State and Local Leadership and an assistant professor of political science at The City College of New York.
4/9/2012 Library of Law and Liberty: Law, Race, and Equality - Professor Lee J. Strang's review of Richard Thompson Ford's book "Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality" was published online by the Library of Law and Liberty.
4/3/2012 Toledo Blade: Hague 'court of last resort,' SNAP chief says, Filing is topic at UT panel discussion - A complaint submitted to the International Criminal Court in The Hague requesting an investigation of the Vatican for crimes against humanity was the subject of two April 2 panel discussions titled "Child Sexual Violence by Clergy: Is the Vatican Accountable under International Law?" at Toledo Law.
4/3/2012 Toledo Blade: Will plague of toxic algae accelerate a focus on Lake Erie? - Best practices and legal tools to combat harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie were the focus of two workshops, on March 16 in Toledo and March 30 in Columbus, sponsored by Toledo Law and Ohio Sea Grant. Workshop materials.
4/1/2012 WTOL11: Professor Lee Strang on WTOL's Leading Edge - Professor Lee J. Strang discussed the debate in the United States Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act and its individual mandate.
4/1/2012 13abc: Dean Daniel Steinbock and Professor Garrick Pursley on 13abc's Conklin & Company (Part 3) - Professor Garrick B. Pursley discussed the Affordable Care Act cases argued recently in the United States Supreme Court. Daniel J. Steinbock, Dean of the College of Law and Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, appeared on the Conklin show to address the Trayvon Martin case.
3/30/2012 The Toronto Star: Disgruntled fans sue NHL over broadcast access - A group of disgruntled hockey fans has filed an antitrust lawsuit against the National Hockey League, accusing the NHL of conspiring to overcharge customers for its game broadcasts. Geoffrey Rapp, Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, is quoted.
3/27/2012 Channel 13abc: UT Law professor weighs in on health care law - Professor Rebecca E. Zietlow, Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values, commented on the United States Supreme Court cases challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama.
3/15/2012 CareerDiva.net: Disgruntled Goldman Executive inspires copycats - Commentary on the recent New York Times op-ed piece by a former Goldman Sachs executive attacking the investment banking firm. Geoffrey Rapp, the Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, is quoted.
2/18/2012 Toledo Blade: Commentary - Obama plan balances religious values and public welfare -In an opinion piece discussing the Obama administration's mandate that faith-based employers cover their female employees' birth control costs, Rebecca E. Zietlow, the Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values, is quoted.
2/16/2012 SCOTUSblog: Academic round-up - Commentary on and praise for an amicus brief co-authored by Susan Martyn, Stoepler Professor of Law and Values. The brief was cited by the United States Supreme Court in Maples v. Thomas.
1/20/2012 Toledo Blade: Occupy Toledo sets sights on courthouse to protest ruling - Occupy the Courts demonstrations were planned in Toledo and across the nation to coincide with the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. Rebecca E. Zietlow, the Charles W. Fornoff Professor of Law and Values, is quoted.
1/11/2012 Toledo Blade: Court gives Horvath OK to appeal bank ruling - A recent decision by the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals permits an appeal in the Tony Packo's Inc. case to go forward. Geoffrey Rapp, the Harold A. Anderson Professor of Law and Values, is quoted.
1/2/2012 Toledo Blade: Nominee for federal court seat is in limbo - Eight months after President Obama nominated Jeffrey Helmick as the next federal judge for the Northern District of Ohio, Helmick's nomination is tied up in the Senate. Lee Strang, professor of law, is quoted.