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Professor Shubha Ghosh Discusses Cayuga Nation's Defamation Lawsuit Against Showtime

Thursday 8/15/2019

“Halftown is a public figure and it’s a lot harder to force a public figure to bring a defamation lawsuit,” said Shubha Ghosh, a Syracuse University law professor. “The standard is higher.” Ghosh says the Nation has to prove more happened than just damage to their reputation ...

Shubha Ghosh

Professor Corri Zoli Comments on Foreign Countries' US Travel Warning

Thursday 8/8/2019

Japan joins list of countries warning of U.S. travel, Venezuela lists Tennessee city

(WZTV Nashville, TN | Aug. 7, 2019) Japan has joined a list of countries issuing travel alerts for the United States in the wake of two mass shootings over the weekend.

The country of Venezuela warned their citizens to avoid cities they called the “20 most dangerous in the world,” based on a report from Forbes Magazine. Among the cities listed are Memphis, Tennessee, Birmingham, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia ...

... A national security expert from Syracuse University called the travel advisories likely political in nature. Corrine Zoli, Director of Research for the university’s Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism says “there is likely a political message embedded in especially Venezuela’s travel alert in light of President Trump’s announcement on Monday of expanding US sanctions, which will freeze all Venezuelan government assets and ban all Americans from doing business with Maduro’s administration.”

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Corri Zoli

Commentary: A Fitter Statute for the Common Law of Patents

Thursday 8/1/2019

As a law professor, I am in the camp of those who are critical of the proposed bipartisan, bicameral legislation (“the Coons-Tillis bill”) to amend provisions of the Patent Act dealing with patentable subject ...

Shubha Ghosh

Professor William C. Banks Helps CNN Fact-Check the President

Wednesday 7/31/2019

“The President’s assertion is false, by a long shot,” said William Banks, a law professor at Syracuse University. “The President, like every actor in our national government, is bound by the Constitution” ...

William C. Banks

Commentary: Trump’s Role Model

Tuesday 7/30/2019

US President Donald Trump and his advisers have evidently learned a great deal from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán about racist immigration policies and how to destroy a democracy. Trump is not making America great or even good; he is making it Hungarian ...

David Driesen

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