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Columbia Law School Clip Report, October 1–31, 2017

 

The New York Times—September 26, 2017
Courts That Save Opioid Victims’ Family Life
“Too often, the success of specialized courts turns tremendously on who the judge is, and whether they have the personality for it,” said Jane Spinak, who directs the Adolescent Representation Clinic at Columbia Law School. A system in which a change in leadership can have such an impact on outcomes “is not a sound system for building courts in the long run.”

Note: This clip was not included in the September Clip Report.

New York Magazine—October 1, 2017
Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?
“It should be illegal for foreign governments to buy political ads,” said Tim Wu, the Columbia Law School professor and author of The Attention Merchants. “Facebook should be required to screen and disclose what their advertising practices are, how much people are paying, whether people get the same rates.”

The Wall Street Journal—October 1, 2017
Supreme Court Set to Ponder Conservative Priorities
Many of the issues being considered have been percolating for years on their way to the high court, said Prof. David Pozen of Columbia Law School. “There will be strong, classic partisan pressures on the court, and it will be difficult for the chief to manage the ideological division,” he said.

Court House News—October 2, 2017
High Court Gears Up for Partisan Gerrymandering Case
“This is a pure Kennedy,” Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia University Law School, said in an interview. “Unless somebody does something astonishing of the other eight, it’s a pure Kennedy.”

WYPR—October 2, 2017
What To Expect From The Supreme Court This Session (Audio)
Midday legal analyst Edward Smith joins Tom in Studio A…Tom is also joined by Jamal Greene, the Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and frequent media commentator.

American Bar Association Journal—October 3, 2017
Will law firms benefit from Trump tax plan? Details are sketchy
It’s also unclear if partners would benefit from a proposal to lower the top individual tax rate from 39.6 percent to 35 percent because the proposal eliminates most itemized deductions, with the exception of mortgage interest and charitable contributions. For lawyers in high tax states, it’s “likely to be close to a wash,” said Columbia tax law professor Alex Raskolnikov.

Bloomberg—October 3, 2017
Court Tests if Partisan Gerrymandering Can Go Too Far (Audio)
Michael Li, senior counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, and Richard Briffault, a professor at Columbia Law School, discuss the Supreme Court Case Gill v. Whitford, which will decide whether a redistricting map that’s skewed to help one political party can ever be so extreme that it violates the Constitution.

Los Angeles Times—October 4, 2017
Trump's push to ignore climate costs generates a backlash in court, slowing some projects
“The courts have been clear that if you are going to consider the economic benefits of a project, you have to consider the climate costs,” said Michael Burger, executive director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University. Those climate costs can quickly overshadow the economic benefits.

Tulane Hullabaloo—October 4, 2017
Kimberlé Crenshaw: race scholar speaks on erasure of women of color
“[Intersectionality] has been gentrified in the sense that people to whom it [was] initially designed to recognize have been pushed out of the discourse,” Kimberlé Crenshaw said at a lunch for Tulane student leaders, staff and faculty members on Sept. 25.

The New York Times—October 4, 2017
After Las Vegas: Profiles in Courage and Cowardice: Letter to the Editor
By Alexandra Carter
“When we feel we understand ‘why’ someone did something terrible, we can blame that ‘why’ and understand how we are separate from it. The critical question, and the more difficult one to ask, is: How?”

American-Statesman—October 5, 2017
Greg Kelley case fuels DA’s push for more scrutiny of felony charges
“If they are each entirely on the same page, odds are neither is really thinking about their special role in the process,” said Daniel Richman, a law professor at Columbia University in New York who has studied the layers of the justice system. “That is where you lose a chunk of deliberative thought in a process that needs deliberative thought.”

MSNBC—October 5, 2017
The 11th Hour With Brian Williams (Video)
Brian Williams talks with Politico’s Eli Stokols and former Assistant Jennifer Rodgers of Columbia Law School about President Trump’s “calm before the storm” comments.

Inside Climate News—October 5, 2017
Industry Lawsuits Try to Paint Environmental Activism as Illegal Racket
“The Energy Transfer Partners lawsuit against Greenpeace is perhaps the most aggressive SLAPP-type suit that I've ever seen,” said Michael Gerrard, faculty director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, using the acronym for a lawsuit that aims to silence political advocacy. “The paper practically bursts into flames in your hands.”

The New York Daily News—October 6, 2017
An extremely dumb abortion ban: The House's prohibition after 20 weeks is cruel and unfair
By Carol Sanger
“On Tuesday, the House approved what’s called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act — which bans all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy because, according to the House, a fetus can feel pain at that point.”

Business Day—October 6, 2017
Activist investors can swing stock prices, but the US has reached ‘peak activism’
Assets managed by activist hedge funds grew to $166bn in 2014 from $23bn in 2002, according to a working paper from professors John Coffee of Columbia Law School and Darius Palia of Rutgers Business School.

The Economist—October 7, 2017
The middle-income trap has little evidence going for it
After the Asian financial crisis, it came up with “The Capital Myth” by Jagdish Bhagwati, which re-examined the case for free capital flows, the source of the tigers’ humiliation.

Slate—October 9, 2017
The Strange Case of Puerto Rico
Legal matters resolved long ago in the states are still in question in the territories. For example, according to Christina Duffy Ponsa, a professor of legal history at Columbia Law School, the Sixth Amendment right to a criminal trial by jury has not been held applicable in local courts in Puerto Rico.

The American Lawyer—October 10, 2017
In Unusual Sentence, Ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf CFO Avoids Jail Time
John Coffee Jr., a Columbia Law School professor and securities law expert, said the sentencing is “essentially a slap in the face” to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. because it implies that despite the tremendous amount of time and resources put into the case by Vance’s office, it still did not achieve a significant prosecutorial victory.

Charleston Gazette-Mail—October 10, 2017
On EPA greenhouse rules, Trump again hits 'repeal and replace' problem
“EPA has an obligation to take action to minimize or eliminate the endangerment,” said Michael Gerrard, an environmental law professor at Columbia Law School. “It’s very unusual that they are proposing to repeal this, but not saying what they are going to replace it with.”

Politico—October 10, 2017
Trump won’t give up this false tax claim
“It’s wrong. It’s simply wrong. We are among the lowest taxed nations in the OECD,” said Michael J. Graetz, a professor of tax law at Columbia Law School and a former senior official in the Treasury Department under President George H.W. Bush…“I think it’s designed to rile people up,” Graetz said, adding that the line will leave people feeling as though they are bearing a higher tax burden than they actually are.

Yahoo!—October 10, 2017
As recruiting scandal heads to court, defendants realize gravity of situation
“You can easily imagine that each of these individuals will give rise to a line of an investigation that will produce new threads that will be pursued by agents and prosecutors that will have an interest in looking at the activities of others,” said Daniel Richman, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York who now teaches at Columbia Law School.

The American Prospect—October 10, 2017
Scott Pruitt’s Dirty War on Clean Water
The plan did not get far, but it may signal a new Trump strategy in the push for deregulation. “It would be a remarkable action to remove the public from democratic decision-making,” says Michael Gerrard, a Columbia University environmental law professor.

KETR—October 10, 2017
Seeking Global Stability: A Conversation With Philip Bobbitt
Bobbitt will discuss what he sees as a dangerous migration of power in this nation. In an increasingly interconnected world, a world where law and the traditional order are steadily giving way to nationalism, extremism and chaos, will opportunity and freedom still remain the hallmarks of this American democracy?

CNN—October 11, 2017
Prosecution rests in Menendez corruption trial
As Columbia Law School Professor Richard Briffault explained in an interview with CNN, the more the defense team convinces the jury that Menendez acted because he thought something was a “good idea” rather than doing it because there was a “deal” with Melgen, the harder it will be for the jury to convict.

The Atlantic—October 12, 2017
What Facebook and Google Can Learn From the First Major News Hoax
For Tim Wu, the most important takeaway from America’s first big news hoax is simple, yet hard. “The solution is ethics,” Wu told me. “They play an invisible role in keeping our world sane. But Facebook has shown a remarkable insensitivity to this point. I think that itself is unethical.”

The Hollywood Reporter—October 12, 2017
Weinstein Co. Faces Potential Liability for Harvey's Conduct
“It would be very difficult to overcome a scandal like this. Ask anyone who was the face of the company, and it’s Harvey Weinstein,” says Columbia School of Law professor Eric Talley, an expert in corporate governance and finance. “You would be crazy if you weren’t seriously talking about liquidating and selling the company's assets.”

Newsweek—October 12, 2017
Protesters Stop Columbia University Speech by U.K. Far-Right Figure Tommy Robinson
In a statement, Columbia University's executive vice president for university life, Suzanne Goldberg, denounced white supremacism but affirmed the college's commitment to allow speakers with unpopular views to speak on campus. “It is foundational to Columbia’s learning and teaching missions that we allow for the contestation of ideas,” Goldberg wrote.

Reason—October 12, 2017
‘Administrative State is THE Leading Threat to Civil Liberties of Our Era’ (Video)

“The administrative state is the leading threat to civil liberties of our era,” says Philip Hamburger, the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and author of the recent books, Is Administrative Law Unlawful? (2015) and The Administrative Threat (2017).

The New York Times—October 13, 2017
U.S. and Europe May Collide on Taxing Apple and Amazon
The Europeans’ effort is gradually shutting down the most notorious tax dodges that route corporate cash through Ireland and Luxembourg, said Michael J. Graetz, a professor and tax specialist at Columbia Law School. “Those are like dinosaurs,” he said. “They’re moving towards extinction.”

The Canton Repository—October 13, 2017
Kimberlé Crenshaw: Women, girls of color cannot wait for trickle-down equality
By Kimberlé Crenshaw
“The challenges facing black women and girls are often the last concerns to be mentioned — if they are brought up at all — in conversations about gender and race in our society. Too often this leads to the false assumption they must be doing well. But silence is not a measure of well-being.”

Newsday—October 14, 2017
Family ties in Nassau local government
“If you’ve been hired because of your connection to a powerful person, you don’t have to be working directly for that person to receive special treatment,” said Richard Briffault, a professor of legislation at Columbia Law School who chairs New York City’s Conflicts of Interest Board, the city’s independent ethics oversight panel.

Business Insider—October 14, 2017
How a series of racist Supreme Court decisions cemented Puerto Rico’s second-class status
According to Christina Duffy Ponsa, a professor of legal history at Columbia Law School, the Sixth Amendment right to a criminal trial by jury has not been held applicable in local courts in Puerto Rico. Balzac v. Porto Rico also conclusively established that only incorporated territories were headed for statehood and that incorporation could occur solely through “an express declaration from Congress,” something that body has never granted.

The Guardian—October 14
The Weinstein Company faces fight for survival with or without a new name
“I would be surprised if the board isn’t talking seriously about, ‘What are our options for liquidation,’” said Eric Talley, professor of corporate law and finance at Columbia University. “Investors in the company may already be consulting their legal advisers what their claims might be, so of course it makes sense for the board to say, ‘This is the first we’ve heard of it.’”

WNYT—October 15, 2017
A real symposium about fake news
“We are living in this world where people live in their own seamless kind of world of alternative facts that's very dangerous,” says Professor Tim Wu, of Columbia University. Wu thinks social media is a big part of the problem. He says social media has made Americans as vulnerable to propaganda controlling their lives as it was during World War II.

Pacific Standard—October 16, 2017
Why Trump's Plan to Repeal the Clean Power Plan Isn't Catastrophic
Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, says it’s important to remember that, at present, the CPP is not in effect, since the U.S. Supreme Court stayed implementation of the rule in February of this year.

Inside Climate News—October 16, 2017
Judge Allows 'Necessity' Defense by Climate Activists in Oil Pipeline Protest
“It is extremely unusual for a court to allow presentation of the necessity defense by environmental protesters,” said Michael Gerrard, director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University. “It will be fascinating to see how this trial goes and how much evidence the court allows.”

KETR—October 16, 2107
Bobbitt: How To Defend World Order
Constitutional scholar and international relations expert Philip Bobbitt addressed the public on Oct. 11 at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Bobbitt's appearance was part of the university's Sam Rayburn Speaker Series.

Times Union—October 17, 2017
At UAlbany: Raising the alarm along post-truth front line
“There's an illusion that you're in charge, but Facebook is giving you exactly what you want to read in your news feed so you'll spend more time on their site,” said Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School and author of “The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.”

NJTV—October 17, 2017
Experts urge state to plan for future effects of climate change
“The shore protection master plan, as many of you know, is 35 years old, predating decades of development, predating Superstorm Sandy, predating the latest climate revelations and predating sea level rise. We need to update it,” said Ed Lloyd, an environmental law professor at Columbia Law School.

The Guardian—October 18, 2017
‘Unacceptable’: UN committee damns Australia's record on human rights
Australia’s marriage equality postal survey was also criticised. A committee member, Sarah Cleveland, told the Australian delegation: “Human rights are not to be determined by opinion poll or a popular vote.”

WGN Radio—October 18, 2017
Colin Kaepernick, baseball injury liability, gun control legislation after Vegas (Audio)
Professor Alexandra Carter discusses gun control legislation in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings.

Note: Alex Carter was also interviewed on this same subject earlier in the month on MSNBC.

MSNBC—October 5, 2017
Hardball with Chris Matthews
“Well, in a letter to the editor of “The New York Times” today I happened to read today, Alex wrote today, Alex Carter — she’s a professor of law at Columbia…Professor Carter, I love that argument, because it’s the heart of this issue.”

Climate Liability News—October 19, 2017
Climate Liability Plaintiffs Brace for Industry’s Retaliation Tactics
Michael Burger, executive director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, said that municipalities and their employees acting in their official capacity are exempt from RICO suits. “It would be almost unthinkable that a fossil fuel company

Green Tech Media—October 19, 2017
FERC Faces Barrage of Comments on DOE’s Coal, Nuclear Cost-Recovery Rule
Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law also argued in its comments that DOE has failed to demonstrate “unjust and unreasonable” market rules, preventing it from moving forward. It also argued that the proposal’s call for compensating particular fuel types means it requires a National Environmental Policy Act review.

The Washington Post—October 20, 2017
Free speech or hate speech? Campus debates over victimhood put universities in a bind.
Suzanne Goldberg, a law professor and Columbia University’s vice president for university life, sent a message to the campus community urging respect for a planned speech by a controversial figure. While the university’s values reject white supremacism and anti-Muslim sentiments, “it is foundational to Columbia’s learning and teaching missions that we allow for the contestation of ideas,” Goldberg wrote.

Associated Press—October 21, 2017
Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law
“It’s really up to judicial interpretation,” said Philippa Loengard, deputy director of the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia University. “Who determines what recognized means? And stature? Is it a local standard? Does it have to be nationally known? There’s no guideline for what is recognized stature, so it really is up to the court.”

The Sydney Morning Herald—October 21, 2017
Fiery US watchdog has ‘A-team’ geared up for Rio Tinto stoush
John Coffee, a professor at Columbia Law School in New York, says the whistleblower program has given the SEC access to information it would “never” have otherwise been able to obtain. “It's proved very effective,” he says.

The Atlantic—October 22, 2017
Can Private Entities Censor Speech?
Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu points to the case of Page v. Coyner, decided in 2010 by the Sixth Circuit. Martha Paige worked for a development company; as a private citizen, she appeared at a county hearing to oppose a road project…The Sixth Circuit decided that, if the official called her employer as an act of retaliation, then the employer’s private action became “state action”—and thus could be the basis of a First Amendment lawsuit.

The Washington Post—October 22, 2017
Rapid-response legal network fights ‘dangerous retreats’ on women’s issues in Trump era
Suzanne Goldberg, a professor at Columbia Law School, said the Trump administration’s approach to policies affecting women continues a familiar pattern in history…“People think about the country as this place where the government and the vast majority of citizens have always been these ferocious defenders of fairness and equality,” Goldberg said. “The truth is a little messier than that.”

Software Development Times—October 23, 2017
Linux Foundation Debuts Community Data License Agreement
“Shared data licensing will do for machine learning and the next phase of information technology evolution what the GNU General Public License and the free software ethos it embodied did for primary software production over the last generation,” said Eben Moglen, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and founding director of the Software Freedom Law Center.

The Register—October 23, 2017
Linux Foundation wants to do to data what it's done for software
Eben Moglen, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and founding director of the Software Freedom Law Center said in a statement: “Clearly expressed, well-designed rules for ‘share alike’ treatment of collaboratively produced data will enable massive cooperation and help us resist over-concentrated ownership of the resource most crucial to 21st century social and economic development.”

Buzzfeed—October 23, 2017
Australia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Led To Human Rights Law Breaches: UN Committee
United States representative Sarah Cleveland, who is a professor of law at Columbia University, cited two recent communications to Australia on LGBTI rights in her questions to the Australian delegation…“The two views ... found discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity as a result of the operations of laws designed to conform to the ban on same-sex marriage in the Marriage Act,” she said.

ABA Journal—October 23, 2017
Opinion gives guidance for legal services lawyers on advising with nonlawyer professionals
The opinion is unusual and noteworthy, says Philip Genty, a professor at Columbia Law School, because “relatively few ethics opinions are directed specifically at lawyers who work in legal services programs serving low-income communities.”

WBUR—October 24, 2017
What Is Money Laundering? And Why Does It Matter To Robert Mueller?
“They're looking for ties, they're looking for relationships, and a lot of that will come down to money trails,” said Jennifer Rodgers, the executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School.

Yale Law School—October 24, 2017
Conference on Government Transparency to Be Held October 27
The Conference will open with a keynote address by Columbia Law School Professor David Pozen. Pozen will highlight the “ideological drift” in the use of freedom of information laws since their adoption in the post-Watergate era and question whether a new framework for transparency is required today.

WGBH—October 25, 2017
Kimberlé Crenshaw Imparts The Importance Of Intersectionality (Audio)
Callie Crossley sat down with Kimberlé Crenshaw to discuss her theory of intersectionality, and how it’s evolved and grown outside of the scholastic world.

New York Law Journal—October 25, 2017
Debate Over Environmental Rights and State Constitutional Convention
By Michael B. Gerrard and Edward McTiernan
“Both the New York state and New York City bar associations have come out in favor of a Constitutional Convention. Both would leave the Forever Wild clause untouched. However, they come to opposite positions on an environmental rights provision.”

The American Interest—October 25, 2017
Heading Off a Cliff?
By Michael J. Graetz
“The coming tax cuts cannot possibly be the great and simplifying tax reform that the President and Big Six claim, and that our nation so badly needs.”

Lawfare—October 26, 2017
Getting Encryption onto the Front Burner
By Daniel Richman
“We are thus moving to a world in which customers and users of all stripes become the exclusive gatekeepers of their own data and communications. For a range of customers and users, this state of affairs may not impede the many public safety and regulatory projects we rely on government to pursue.”

McClatchy DC Bureau—October 27, 2017
Neither states nor nations, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands face rocky storm recovery
“The governor of Puerto Rico can certainly not call the U.N. for help. Puerto Rico’s foreign relations are handled as if Puerto Rico were fully domestic, a state like any other,” said Christina Duffy Ponsa-Kraus, a Puerto Rico expert who teaches legal history at Columbia Law School.

The Brandeis Hoot—October 27, 2017
Crenshaw delivers thought-provoking lecture on intersectionality
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, the influential scholar who coined the term “intersectionality,” received the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler prize on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Crenshaw has spent several days in residency, speaking with classes and at campus events. On Wednesday, she delivered a lecture on the intersectionality of racism, sexism and other forms of systematic discrimination and marginalization.

The New York Times—October 27, 2017
How Twitter Killed the First Amendment
By Tim Wu
“In this age of ‘new’ censorship and blunt manipulation of political speech, where is the First Amendment? Americans like to think of it as the great protector of the press and of public debate. Yet it seems to have become a bit player, confined to a narrow and often irrelevant role. It is time to ask: Is the First Amendment obsolete? If so, what can be done?”

Newsday—October 28, 2017
Bethpage plume: Residents file notice of lawsuit
A group of residents who allege the Navy and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have failed to adequately investigate the presence of radioactive materials in Bethpage has put the agencies on notice they intend to sue and seek the intervention of a federal court…“It is unusual but the court rules allow for it,” said Edward Lloyd, an environmental law professor at Columbia University School of Law.

Marketplace—October 30, 2017
Why accountants can’t wait for the new tax bill
What separates the really successful loophole hunters from everybody else? “It's being able to play chess rather than checkers,” said Michael Graetz, a professor of tax law at Columbia Law School. “You've got to see several moves ahead rather than just one or two.” Like identifying a novel way to create a loss that can offset taxable gains.

NBC—October 30, 2017
Manafort Faces Charges That Are Tough to Beat
“It's a very strong case, of course it's not about last year's election, but they have a long list of transactions and they have a lot of facts to support the indictment,” said Jennifer Rodgers, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York who now is executive director at the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School.

WNYC—October 30, 2017
Manafort, Gates Charged With Conspiracy in Mueller Investigation (Audio)
Where will Robert Mueller's investigation head next? Jennifer Rodgers, executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School and a former federal prosecutor, answers.

CNBC—October 30, 2017
Company suing Kmart for stealing its banana costume settles
But June Besek, a copyright professor at Columbia Law School, said that it's tricky to create a different kind of banana than the one we're all used to seeing at the supermarket. “There's just this overwhelming impression of a banana that you can't get around,” Besek told CNBC.

Mic.com—October 30, 2017
Trump tax reform 2017: Will the plan affect you? 5 things to know about tax cuts & the middle class
“You can’t tell what it portends because none of the details are there,” said Michael Graetz, alumni professor of tax law at Columbia Law School and former deputy assistant secretary for tax policy under President George H. W. Bush. “A middle-class tax cut depends on where the brackets and new rates cut in, and they tell us very little about that.”

The New York Times—October 31, 2017
How to Fix Facebook? We Asked 9 Experts
Response by Tim Wu
“Facebook should become a public benefit corporation. These companies must aim to do something that would aid the public, and board members must also take that public benefit into account when making decisions.”

The New York Times—October 31, 2017
Tech Executives Are Contrite About Election Meddling, but Make Few Promises on Capitol Hill
“I like that they are contrite, but these issues are existential and they aren’t taking any structural changes,” said Tim Wu, a professor of law at Columbia University. “These are Band-Aids.”

The Justice—October 31, 2017
Kimberlé Crenshaw accepts Gittler Prize for career works
In recognition of her scholarly work in intersectionality and critical race theory, the University awarded Kimberlé Crenshaw the Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize last Wednesday. After three days of events celebrating Kimberlé Crenshaw’s scholarly works, University President Ron Liebowitz presented Crenshaw with the award at a ceremony and lecture.

PBS—October 31, 2017
Social media giants are vulnerable to foreign propaganda. What can they do to change?
Nick Schifrin offers a recap of the hearing and Judy Woodruff takes a deeper look with Thomas Rid of Johns Hopkins University and Tim Wu of Columbia University.

Bloomberg—October 31, 2017
Judge Blocks Trump’s Transgender Military Ban (Audio)
Rachel VanLandingham, a professor at Southwestern Law School and former judge advocate in the U.S. Air Force, and Katherine Franke, a professor at Columbia Law School, discuss a decision by a federal judge to block President Trump’s executive order banning transgender people from serving in the U.S. military.

Bloomberg—October 31, 2017
For Republicans, Estate-Tax Repeal Is Inviolable
Michael Graetz, a Columbia University law professor who was a top Treasury tax official in the George H.W. Bush administration, co-wrote the definitive book on the special-interest campaign to repeal the estate tax…Today,  he notes, there's a lot more money in politics and a lot more very well-off donors who might benefit from repeal.

Metrofocus—October 31, 2017
Tonight on Metrofocus (Video)
Manafort and Gates have been accused of conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money and making false statements, among several other charges. Jennifer Rodgers, Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity at Columbia Law School joins us to dissect the allegations.

CNN—October 31, 2017
Trump Calls Ex-Adviser Papadopoulos a "Liar"; Manafort and Gates Plead not Guilty, under House Arrest
Jennifer Rodgers, Former Federal Prosecutor: “This isn't the first time that the president may be ignoring the advice of his counsel, but it's a dangerous tactic. I think like many people think that the president should just stay quiet here.”

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