September 2015

Columbia Law School Clip Report, September 1-15, 2015

NPR—September 1
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Columbia Law professor Katherine Franke about Kim Davis, the elected clerk of Kentucky's Rowan County, who is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
NOTE: This content was carried in many other outlets, including Business Insider.
Compliance Week—September 1 (subscription required)
Professor Robert Jackson is mentioned.
Columbia Spectator—September 1
“Last year’s [policy] was strong, and this year’s is stronger in terms of its clearer language and enhanced accessibility for students,” Executive Vice President for University Life Suzanne Goldberg said in an interview with Spectator. “The changes focus mainly on clarifying steps in the disciplinary process and making the policy clearer and more accessible for students overall.”
Vice—September 2
For all prosecutors, though, police shootings represent a no-win situation of sorts, according to Jeffrey Fagan, an expert on criminal justice at Columbia Law School. In the case of Wilson, when a grand jury fails to indict, it is "likely to reinforce cynicism in those communities where victims of police shootings come from," Fagan says.
Brisbane Times—September 2
Eminent US Judge Jed Rakoff pointed to a proposal from an American academic, Professor Jack Coffee from Columbia Law School, which would see regulators hire class action lawyers to bring class actions on "behalf of the injured class but to be supervised by the regulators".

Lexology—September 2
Columbia University’s Professor Michael Gerrard, Director of the Sabin Centre for Climate Change law.
The Hollywood Reporter—September 3
By Tim Wu and John Sloss
We live in a golden age of fandom, a time where popular films and television shows seem to almost be inhabited by their adherents. That's why over the past decade, the great potential of crowdfunding for film and most other forms of storytelling has become evident. Companies like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have proved that the concept works, both for small-budget films and for bigger productions like Veronica MarsWish I Was HereSuper Troopers 2 and Lazer Team.
Fusion—September 3
Davis’ case is just the most recent example of a court ruling against religious liberty claims made by public officials, as Katherine Franke, a professor at Columbia Law School, recently told me.
AP—September 4
"She elected to make herself a martyr," said Columbia Law School Professor Katherine Franke, who has studied the intersection of public service and personal faith. Davis has three choices now, Franke said: She can resign; she can relent and agree to issue licenses; or she can wait in jail until the Legislature meets in January to see if she's impeached, an unlikely scenario in a deeply conservative state.
NOTE: This content was picked up by media outlets around the country.
The New York Times—September 5
Some legal experts, including Katherine M. Franke, a law professor at Columbia University who studies religious freedom and sexual liberty, say the North Carolina statute will not hold up in court — for the same reason that Judge Bunning ruled that Ms. Davis must issue licenses. Government officials, Professor Franke said, “don’t have a First Amendment right to pick and choose which parts of the job they are going to do.”
Legal Theory Blog—September 7
Peter L. Strauss (Columbia Law School) has posted Robert Katzmann's 'Judging Statutes' (The Journal of Legal Education, Forthcoming) on SSRN.
The Christian Science Monitor—September 8
However, Katherine Franke, a law professor at Columbia University, commented in a recent interview with NPR that “[Davis] has absolutely no legal ground to stand on. As a public official, she's supposed to abide by the law and perform her public duties, which are issuing marriage licenses to qualified couples… [she] has all sorts of religious liberty rights secured under the First Amendment and under other laws. But they are not at stake in this case.”
Legal Theory Blog—September 8
John C. Coffee Jr. and Darius Palia (Columbia Law School and Rutgers Business School) have posted The Wolf at the Door: The Impact of Hedge Fund Activism on Corporate Governance on SSRN.
The New York Times—September 8
“A lot of folks read today’s announcement, and with all due respect to the secretary and her team, 90 percent of those things aren’t going to happen anytime soon,” said Robert J. Jackson Jr., a law professor at Columbia who has advised Mrs. Clinton in the past. He added that the rule requiring disclosure by publicly traded companies seemed particularly doable and potentially effective.
Good Call—September 9
“It is under-education that turns many toward crime in the first place and to return to it when released,” says Robert A. Ferguson, the George Edward Woodberry Professor of Law, Literature, and Criticism at Columbia University. “That is not all. The discipline in education is a major resource in dealing with the addiction problems rampant in prison culture. Again and again, education is the answer.”
Bloomberg—September 9
“The fact that these departures have occurred now suggests not only that the internal investigation has concluded, but also that it raised serious questions about the conduct of the executives,” said Daniel Richman, a Columbia University law school professor and a former federal prosecutor. “What conclusions the U.S. attorney will draw from its investigation and the internal investigation remain to be seen.”
AP—September 9
Elected as a Democrat, she can lose her post only if she is defeated for re-election or impeached by the state General Assembly. Katherine Franke, a professor at Columbia Law School, said legislators should find the political will to remove her, since she has ignored her oath of office in favor of her religious conviction. "The claim she's making is a clear loser. It's a political claim, it's not a legal claim," Franke said. "That's why she lost on the district level and the circuit level and she will continue to lose. She's fighting for justice on the level of religious law. But we don't live in a theocracy."
NOTE: This content was picked up by media outlets around the country.
AP—September 10
Nonetheless, the North Carolina law violates the U.S. Constitution's requirement that state governments operate in a "religiously neutral" fashion, said Columbia University Law School Professor Katherine Franke. Franke said the state was placing a burden on people looking to get married. "Clearly the costs of public officials' religion liberty rights are being shifted to the citizens of North Carolina who have limited access to public offices that issue marriage licenses and to other state employees who are pulled away (from) their duties elsewhere," Franke said. "Much more, the North Carolina law, on its face and as applied in these cases, builds a preference for religion into the law itself by granting the religious views of some public officials' special protection."
NOTE: This content was picked up by media outlets around the country.
The Washington Post—September 10
Jagdish Bhagwati, an economics professor at Columbia University and an influential figure in debates about India’s economy, cautioned that patience is needed. "We live in a democracy, and therefore the speed at which you can go is constrained -- you can go two steps forward and then you take one step back," said Bhagwati, who’s met with Modi and agrees with the direction he’s taken.
Human Rights at Home Blog—September 10
By Risa E. Kaufman
At the end of this month, an extraordinary group of world leaders will gather at the U.N. in New York to adopt a new agenda intended to eliminate global poverty by 2030.
NOTE: Kaufman is a lecturer.
Josh Blackman’s Blog—September 10
Third, the government defends that the House has what the court refers to as “non-judicial countermeasures.” (This reminds me of Dave Pozen’s article on constitutional countermeasures).
New York Law Journal—September 10
By Michael B. Gerrard
On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on mercury from power plants. The decision, Michigan v. EPA,1 is less significant for its effect on mercury emissions than for what it says about
the court’s deference to EPA in cases of statutory ambiguity.
Politico—September 10
It was in 2003—pre-Facebook, Twitter and the rest—that Tim Wu first coined the term “net neutrality,” referring to the idea that Internet service providers shouldn’t be able to charge different amounts for different kinds of websites and applications. 

Al Jazeera America—September 11
Jeffrey Fagan, who teaches courses on criminal law and capital punishment at Columbia University Law School, said that when it comes to the Supreme Court, justices can be "ambivalent about the requirements under the Eighth Amendment that pain be minimized if not avoided." 
AP—September 11
“Clearly the costs of public officials’ religion liberty rights are being shifted to the citizens of North Carolina who have limited access to public offices that issue marriage licenses and to other state employees who are pulled away (from) their duties elsewhere,” Franke said. “Much more, the North Carolina law, on its face and as applied in these cases, builds a preference for religion into the law itself by granting the religious views of some public officials special protection.”
NOTE: This content was picked up by media outlets around the country.
The New Yorker—September 11
By Tim Wu
It was the most ambitious library project of our time—a plan to scan all of the world’s books and make them available to the public online. “We think that we can do it all inside of ten years,” Marissa Mayer, who was then a vice-president at Google, said to this magazine in 2007, when Google Books was in its beta stage. “It’s mind-boggling to me, how close it is.”
The Guardian—September 12
“It gives a special privilege to those that hold certain religious beliefs which crosses the line into making someone’s personal religious belief part of the state’s public policy,” said Columbia Law School law professor Katherine Franke about such religious objection laws.
The New York Times—September 13
Tim Wu, the influential law professor and former candidate for lieutenant governor, is joining the office of the New York State attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman.
NOTE: This news was covered by many outlets, including Politico, The Hill, and the New York Post.
New York Post—September 14
A former candidate for lieutenant governor and opponent of Gov. Cuomo has reportedly been hired by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Columbia law professor Tim Wu — who teamed with Zephyr Teachout as she tried to wrestle the Democratic nomination from Cuomo — will work as a senior lawyer and special adviser to Schneiderman, The New York Times reported.
The New York Times—September 14
Bernard E. Harcourt, a professor at Columbia Law School who has written about Occupy, said the anniversary lawsuit raised important questions about how the police could adjust their practices to allow for peaceful political demonstrations rather than impeding them.
The Record—September 14
“We think this effort to intervene now is a stronger argument that the one we made earlier,” said Ed Lloyd, an environmental law professor at Columbia Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic, which is representing the environmental groups in the case.
Bloomberg Law Radio—September 14
Columbia law professor John Coffee discusses a federal judge’s ruling that the SEC can pursue an insider trading case against two former brokers.
The Wall Street Journal—September 15
The findings wade into a long-running debate over whether U.S. securities laws, many of them decades old, can effectively police a trading market that has grown ever faster and more complex. Critics say the lag time allowed by current disclosure rules is a relic of an era before electronic filings and is ripe for abuse. “To leave open a gap like that is an invitation to insider trading,” said Robert Jackson, a Columbia Law School professor who co-wrote the study with his colleague Joshua Mitts and Alma Cohen of Harvard.
Business Insider—September 15
Behavior that looks a lot like insider trading among corporate executives and board members seems to be pretty common, according to a paper by researchers at Harvard and Columbia.
NOTE: The paper was co-written by Professor Jackson.
The Washington Post-September 15
It’s not illegal. But the findings raise questions about whether this was the intended effect of financial regulations, write study authors Alma Cohen of Harvard Law and Robert J. Jackson, Jr. and Joshua R. Mitts at Columbia Law.
CFO Journal—September 15
If companies “do zero” political contributions, “they could write that on the website with one sentence,” said Robert Jackson Jr., a professor at Columbia University’s law school.
CNBC’s Closing Bell—September 15
Robert Jackson, Columbia Law School & co-author of study “The 8K Trading Gap”, discusses the advantage of insiders using their own funds to buy company stock as well as the controversy it raises.
New Jersey Law Journal—September 15
"The [Department of Environmental Protection] has abandoned its duty as trustee of the state's natural and financial resources," the groups' lawyers, Susan Kraham and Edward Lloyd of the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia University, said in the brief.
This news was carried by several outlets, including Bloomberg.
The Atlantic—September 15 (October issue)
Jeffrey Fagan, a Columbia University law professor, found that blacks and Hispanics were stopped significantly more often than whites even “after adjusting stop rates for the precinct crime rates” and “other social and economic factors predictive of police activity.” 
Columbia Magazine—Fall 2015
Kafka’s novel The Trial tells the story of a man prosecuted by authorities he cannot challenge, for crimes unknown. His was a work of fiction, but according to Columbia law professor Elora Mukherjee, a similar scene is acted out in the United States every day, where people of all ages who enter the country and apply for political asylum are routinely incarcerated for months or even years and then expected to navigate the complexities of the immigration system without a lawyer.
Democracy—Fall 2015
Columbia University Law School’s John C. Coffee Jr. notes that firms stalked by activist investors often face outcomes that may either be “a feast or a famine”—prospects that should concern boards of directors responsible for a single firm rather than a portfolio of bets. 
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September 16-30


NationSwell—September 16

“Aside from Theodore Roosevelt (who is in a category of his own), I think that Obama will be regarded as the most pro-environmental president to date,” says Michael Gerrard, who teaches environmental law and energy regulation at Columbia Law School.
The Morning Call—September 16
Kimberle’ Crenshaw professor of law at Columbia University and UCLA, will speak at 7pm Thursday Sept. 17th, in Colton Chapel. Her talk is titled, “The Charleston Imperative: The Challenge and the Promise of Intersectional Feminism,” and is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.
New York Business Journal—September 16
Tim Wu, the Columbia professor who was named this week as technology advisor to the attorney general of the state of New York, said at an event in Manhattan last night that he plans to help mold the state’s tech community into a force for social good.
The New York Law Journal—September 17
By John C. Coffee Jr.
Washington is a strange town! The more you succeed, the more you attract enemies. If you outperform all prior occupants of your office, behave like a model gentleman, and achieve what no one thought possible, that will make you a political target, and, worse yet, attract the neurotic envy of all those you have outshone. If one individual among all U.S. financial regulators has earned world-wide respect in recent years—both for his brains and diplomacy—it has been James R. Doty, Chair of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
The New Jersey Law Journal—September 17
"The [Department of Environmental Protection] has abandoned its duty as trustee of the state's natural and financial resources," the groups' lawyers, Susan Kraham and Edward Lloyd of the Environmental Law Clinic at Columbia University, said in the brief.
NOTE: Kraham is a lecturer.
The Wall Street Journal—September 18
 “This plan will blow a big hole in the deficit. Why should we add to our fiscal pressures?” says Michael Graetz, a former Treasury official under George H. W. Bush who teaches at Columbia University’s law school.
MarketWatch—September 18
John C. Coffee of Columbia Law School called it “backstabbing” in an article in the New York Law Journal this week, for White, the wife, to announce the search at a PCAOB event. Coffee singled out the SEC’s chief accountant as the potential source of the SEC’s negative view of Doty. “More recently, the Office of the Chief Accountant has been upstaged by the PCAOB,” wrote Coffee. “This has not gone unnoticed at the Chief Accountant’s office, which would like to view the PCAOB as merely a subordinate vassal agency.” The current chief accountant, James Schnurr, is a retired Deloitte partner who “seems to have taken the protection of the [audit] industry as his priority,” Coffee wrote.
City & State—September 18
A distinguished state constitutional scholar, Richard Briffault of Columbia Law School, said it best: “The state role of establishing local governments is fundamental … local governments are established by special state action or in accord with general law, and derive their legal authority, their regulatory powers and their public service responsibilities from the state constitution, state statutes, and state-granted charters.”
San Francisco Chronicle—September 18
It’s not illegal. But the findings raise questions about whether this was the intended effect of financial regulations, write study authors Alma Cohen of Harvard Law School and Robert Jackson Jr. and Joshua Mitts at Columbia Law School.
This piece originally ran in The Washington Post.
NationSwell—September 18
“As soon as Obama took office, [the] EPA began moving vigorously to regulate greenhouse gas emissions…Obama strongly advocated environmental protection and took several highly publicized trips to advance concern about environmental issues and to promote renewable energy. After his first two years, he was confronted with the most anti-environmental Congress in history, so new legislation was challenging, to say the least. However, he pushed against the limits of his authority under existing laws, especially on climate change.”
— Michael B. Gerrard, professor at Columbia Law School in New York City who teaches courses on environmental regulation and climate change policy
The Washington Post—September 20
Kimberle Crenshaw, a feminist scholar who along with other activists has called on the White House to expand My Brother’s Keeper to include women and girls of color, praised the president for acknowledging that race affects the economic and social chances for women and girls.

Reuters—September 21
If Doty is replaced, "White would have burnt her bridges to the investor community," Columbia University law professor John Coffee said in a law journal article on Thursday.
Bloomberg Business—September 21
The ultimate extent of such damages is unclear. The Justice Department could attempt to make a case using criminal provisions in the Clean Air Act related to emissions controls. But even without such environmental laws, Volkswagen’s alleged conduct could have broken general fraud laws, said Daniel Richman, a former prosecutor who teaches at Columbia Law School in New York.
American Banker—September 22
By Ronald Mann
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rules governing payday loans would effectively outlaw the industry. In an economy with a daunting array of financial products, what motivates the CFPB to single out this industry for eradication? The answer is clear: the Bureau believes that borrowers who repeatedly take out payday loans are victims of involuntary or "forced" borrowing.
The Economic Times—September 22
A prestigious international affairs school at Columbia University will establish a first of its kind center on Indian economic policies in the name of an influential Indian couple following a "generous gift" from them. The school declined to share information on the amount of donation made by the couple for the Centre, whose inaugural director will be eminent economist and academician Professor Jagdish Bhagwati.
This story was picked up by several outlets, including News India Times.
The New York Times—September 22
Columbia University law professor stood in a hotel lobby one morning and noticed a sign apologizing for an elevator that was out of order. It had dropped unexpectedly three stories a few days earlier. The professor, Eben Moglen, tried to imagine what the world would be like if elevators were not built so that people could inspect them. Mr. Moglen was on his way to give a talk about the dangers of secret code, known as proprietary software, that controls more and more devices every day. “Proprietary software is an unsafe building material,” Mr. Moglen had said. “You can’t inspect it.”
Salon—September 23
This speech represents a moment of triumph for intersectional politics, a term Black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw invented to describe the ways that racism, sexism and classism work in interlocking fashion to make Black and other women of color invisible in the broader body politic. 
NDTV—September 23
In an exclusive interview, eminent economist Jagdish Bhagwati has termed India's reservation policy "a disaster" and said that the Prime Minister should focus on increasing non-quota seats in colleges.
The Huffington Post—September 23
By Suzanne B. Goldberg
In a newly-released survey, students at 27 of the nation's leading colleges and universities report high rates of sexual harassment and assault. Women students, in particular, disclose significant rates of nonconsensual sexual contact and penetration, often by their male peers.
Columbia Daily Spectator—September 23
Columbia Law School professor Richard Briffault, an expert in campaign finance, noted that these falling figures may reflect the timeline of the election cycle. “Technically, the money being given right now is for primaries,” he said. “I can imagine there being both Democrats and Republicans who are strongly committed to having a Democrat or a Republican win, but don’t care so much whether it’s Hillary or Vice President Biden, or don’t care so much whether it’s Bush or Rubio.”
Marketplace—September 23
Law professor Jane Ginsburg at Columbia University says the case could embolden other copyright challengers, especially if the plaintiffs succeed in clawing back fees. “It raises the question whether there's other works whose copyrights are similarly dubious or whose ownership of rights are similarly dubious,” she says.
AP—September 24
The only way the U.N. can take decisive action today is to go to the one place it is strong — the Security Council. As a result, issues of all kinds are declared a threat to international peace and security, and "that's the wrong lens really to look at diseases and many other global ills," said Columbia University Professor Michael Doyle, a former U.N. special adviser for policy planning.
Bloomberg BNA—September 24
Tim Wu, a telecommunications law professor at Columbia Law School, said in his brief that the FCC has repeatedly “reexamined and reclassified services in light of changing market conditions and technical realities,” and therefore should have its reclassification order upheld by the court.
The Washington Post—September 24
By Kimberlé Crenshaw
Intersectionality was a lived reality before it became a term. Today, nearly three decades after I first put a name to the concept, the term seems to be everywhere. But if women and girls of color continue to be left  in the shadows, something vital to the understanding of intersectionality has been lost.
Human Rights At Home Blog—September 24
Mandela’s Legacy and Solitary Confinement: From Robben Island to… A Prison Near You?
By JoAnn Kamuf Ward
Nelson Mandela is known in South Africa as “Madiba”, a clan name that evokes intimacy, despite his status as a larger than life activist and national leader.  As a statesman, he was soft-spoken yet firm.  Photographs often showed him donning his signature smile.  These portrayals of Mandela belie the personal suffering and strife he experienced as a young leader of the ANC.  Mandela spent 27 years in prison for leading efforts to dismantle apartheid, 18 of them in a single cell on Robben Island, measuring a 7 feet by 9 feet.
Ward is a lecturer and associate director of the Human Rights in the U.S. Project. 
The Washington Times—September 24
Dodd-Frank undermines the rule of law. On its fifth anniversary DavisPolk reported 22,296 pages of Dodd-Frank-related rules have been published, 13,115 of which are final. The CFTC, SEC, FDIC, Fed, OCC and CFPB have issued 631 Dodd-Frank-related regulatory releases. Dodd-Frank is the administrative state on steroids. In “Is Administrative Law Unlawful?,” Columbia law professor Philip Hamburger makes a powerful argument it is.
CBS Evening News—September 25
Columbia University law professor Katherine Franke says ignoring the Supreme Court reminds her of the 1950s civil rights era. "The people who didn't want to follow the Supreme Court's decision in Brown vs. Board of Education very clearly took to religion as a justification in maintaining segregationist policies," Franke said.
Morningstar—September 25
Columbia University law school professor Daniel Richman describes the tactic of prosecuting corporations rather than individuals as "second-best, a recourse when a situation merits a criminal response but there isn't a more satisfactory response." And he says, "The Justice Department should not be allowed to hide behind talk of crushing evidentiary burdens”
The Philadelphia Tribune—September 25
The first panel featured Philip Hamburger of Columbia Law School; Marci Hamilton of the Cardozo School of Law; Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia School of Law; and Michael McConnell of Stanford Law School.
ClimateCentral—September 25
“Understanding that climate change is going to fundamentally interfere with individuals’ and communities’ ability to access water, enjoy food security, to have a life, to have a nation, that makes it a lot more direct and immediate with people,” Michael Burger, executive director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, said.
NOTE: Burger is a lecturer.
World Economic Forum Agenda—September 25
By Gillian Davidson, Lisa Sachs and Casper Sonesson
This month, the heads of 193 UN member states will sign on to a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will be the shared global development framework for the coming generation. 
NOTE: Sachs is a lecturer.
The New York Times—September 26
Cars have become “sealed-hood entities with complicated computers and modules,” said Eben Moglen, a Columbia University law professor and technologist. “All of this is deeply nontransparent. And all of this is grounds for cheating of all sorts.”
The News Journal—September 26
Jeffrey A. Fagan, a Columbia University law professor whose research includes public accountability and perceptions of the legitimacy of criminal law, said there is no official tracking of fatal shootings by police officers nationwide, much less nonfatal ones. “There is a growing crisis, and the crisis is of how government can position itself to hold police accountable,” Fagan said.
Global Times—September 27
Matthew Waxman, adjunct senior fellow for cyber security at the council on foreign relations and professor of law at Columbia University, also called the cyber consensus a "significant" step in helping prevent crises from escalating, but added "we will have to wait and see how it is implemented."
Columbia Daily Spectator—September 27
Jeffrey Gordon, the chair of the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing, said that the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing has yet to take any formal action on divestment from fossil fuels, but will continue to consider proposing a “targeted fossil fuel divestment and no-investment policy.”
First Post—September 28
By Eben Moglen & Mishi Choudhary ’08 LL.M.
Manu Joseph is widely considered to be a particularly accomplished novelist. As an Internet policy analyst, however, he has trouble telling fact from fiction.
VICE—September 28
Jeffrey Fagan, an expert on policing at Columbia University Law School who was cited more than any other person in the 2013 court ruling, says the receipt rule might—perversely—encourage deception by beat cops. "The requirement may lead some officers to conduct stops that they don't regard as actual stops, thereby evading the receipt requirement," he told VICE.
The Christian Science Monitor—September 28
“This speech was a strong affirmation of the commitment to international law and the real power of multilateral cooperation,” says Michael Doyledirector of the Global Policy Initiative at New York’s Columbia University and a former UN special adviser. “I think the point was to remind the leaders about the principles that we have learned to advance human progress, but also the actions and motivations that set things back.”
The Washington Post—September 28
The nature of the tontine also made many uneasy. “The form may be fitly characterized as the gambling form, inasmuch as the only hope of profit to a few is that the many will be robbed of their savings,” wrote a critic in 1886, according to law historian Kent McKeever in his history of the tontine.
NOTE: McKeever directs the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library
Hindustan Times—September 29
By Jagdish Bhagwati
Roughly coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States, the US department of commerce and the state department recently hosted their Indian counterparts in Washington DC to engage in the first-ever “strategic and commercial dialogue” between the two countries. The goal was to advance putatively shared objectives on the geopolitical and economic aspects of their bilateral relationship.
The New Rambler—September 30
By David Pozen
A curious feature of the Obama administration’s positions on national security law is that they have been disclosed, in significant part, through speeches at prestigious centers of learning.
The World Post—September 30
By Michael W. Doyle
The obligation to provide protection for refugees is general and global: by all countries, for all refugees. Yet their movement across borders today is a perilous tangle of regulations that leave refugees and migrants unprotected, governments frustrated and their citizens outraged.
Bloomberg BNA—September 30
John C. Coffee, a professor at Columbia Law School who teaches criminal law, said the prosecutors had taken a “kitchen sink” approach. Coffee said they had failed to pare down their case so that it could be presented in a shorter timeframe and therefore would be easier for the jurors to grasp and digest.
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