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Professor Paula Johnson Speaks about the Implications of the Supreme Court’s Ruling to Overturn Roe v Wade

Monday 6/27/2022

Professor Paula Johnson spoke with two local news outlets, NewsChannel 9 and CNY Central, about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Professor Paula Johnson

Professor Peter Blanck, Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute, Discusses the Fair Labor Standards Act on NPR’s Marketplace

Friday 6/24/2022

The Department of Labor is suing a Montana ranch that employs people with disabilities, alleging the ranch unlawfully paid them as little as $1.17 an hour, reports NPR’s Marketplace podcast. An exception to the Fair Labor Standards Act permits some certified employers to pay workers with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage.

Professor Peter Blanck, chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute

Vice Dean Keith J. Bybee Comments in USA Today on the Lack of a Supreme Court Code of Ethics

Thursday 6/23/2022

In a recent survey of judges across the United States conducted by the National Judicial College and highlighted by USA Today, more than 97% responded “yes” to the question of whether the Supreme Court justices should be bound by a code of conduct. According to the U.S. constitution, a justice does not have to be a lawyer or attend law school to become a Supreme Court justice, so they are not bound by the ethics required of attorneys.

Vice Dean Keith Bybee

ABA Journal Features Comments from Professor Nina Kohn on the Biden Administration’s Proposed Nursing Home Reforms

Wednesday 6/22/2022

As chair of the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice’s Elder Affairs Committee, Professor Nina Kohn has helped draw attention to policies that closely align with nursing home reforms the Biden administration announced in February.

Professor Nina Kohn

Professor of Law Emeritus William Banks speaks with CBS News About Legal Implications of the Third Jan. 6th Committee Hearing

Wednesday 6/22/2022

Professor of Law Emeritus William Banks spoke with CBS News anchor Jamie Yuccas regarding the legal implications of the findings from the third hearing of the House select committee hearings on the January 6th Capitol riots.

Professor of Law Emeritus William Banks

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