A roundup of faculty appearances in news sources and media from the last week, 9/18/14 to 9/26/14.
9/18 – Steven Heyman and Christopher Schmidt were highlighted in a Chicago Daily Law Bulletin story on Heyman’s Constitution Day lecture at Chicago-Kent (“Law professor finds libertarian bent in some high court rulings, behind paywall”). A more in-depth version of the lecture is forthcoming in a West Virginia Law Review article titled “The Conservative-Libertarian Turn in First Amendment Jurisprudence.” Click here for photos and video of the event.
9/18 – Richard Kling was mentioned in Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Reader articles on drug dealer Jason Austin, whom U.S. District Judge Joan Lefkow recently held responsible for the slayings of a Chicago police detective and his companion in 2008. Kling, who defended Austin, stated that an appeal is likely.
9/19 – Nancy Marder was quoted in a New Orleans Times-Picayune article on proposed rules that would limit lawyer-juror contact in future trials in Louisiana’s Eastern District (“Tainted BP engineer’s trial could muzzle jurors in future cases”).
9/23 – Christopher Buccafusco, along with colleague Chris Sprigman (NYU School of Law), authored an article for Slate magazine’s science section on the “economics of airplane seat reclining” (“Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space?”). Buccafusco and Sprigman presented original experimental data in the article.
9/23 – Richard Warner appeared in an ABC7 Eyewitness News segment to comment on privacy issues surrounding a list accusing several University of Chicago students of sex crimes. Watch the video and read the article here.
9/24 – In an Atlantic article, Valerie Gutmann Koch, an expert in bioethics and human subjects research, disagreed with the claim that Facebook’s mood manipulation experiment might have been illegal.
9/25 – Doug Godfrey and Richard Kling were quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times piece about Chicago lawyer Patrick Fitzgerald’s chances at replacing Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General (“Does Fitzgerald’s record make him AG front-runner or long shot?”).
9/22 – At his blog The Walters Way, Adrian Walters mused about songs that exemplify particular contract cases (“Music for contracts”).