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CUA Law Faculty in the News
August-September, 2011


Professor Marshall Breger wrote “The True Costs of the Fiscal Crunch” as an op-ed in the May/June issue of Moment magazine (Washington, D.C.) about how cuts to the federal budget may impact the budgets of Jewish social service institutions. He was quoted in an Aug. 5 Forward (New York City) article on the same topic. Breger also was quoted in a July 25 Forward article about the organization Christians United for Israel.

Professor Clifford Fishman
was interviewed on July 3, 2011, by a Maryland newspaper, the Germantown Patch, about the 11 life sentences imposed by a district court on a serial arsonist from Hyattsville, Md.  Professor Fishman was interviewed on April 7 for the Drew Mariani Show radio show about a prosecutor's decision to try an 11-year old as an adult. The radio program is produced by Relevant Radio of Green Bay, WI.

Professor Megan La Belle
was interviewed by American Public Media's "Marketplace" radio program on June 9 about a patent case decision by the Supreme Court against Microsoft.


Professor David Lipton
was quoted in an Aug. 3 Bloomberg article about rules the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board proposed to the Securities and Exchange Commission that would place greater disclosure requirements on bond underwriters.


ProfessorSuzette Malveaux 
was quoted extensively in the Sept. 2011 issue of Washington Lawyer for its article, "Wal-Mart v Dukes: The Implications." She was also profiled for her civil rights work in an Aug. 24 article on the web site of the American Association of University Women. Earlier in the summer, Malveaux appeared on PBS' "NewsHour" on June 20 to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling that rejected a class-action gender bias lawsuit against the retailer Wal-Mart. She was also interviewed on CNN minutes after the high court's decision was released. Malveaux was quoted in a June 20 McClatchy Newspapers article about the case and asked to contribute to an online discussion of the ruling hosted by The New York Times. Her comments were syndicated by the McClatchy Newspaper chain. She also spoke with Al Jazeera television and Congressional Quarterly. An open media conference call that was organized by the American Constitution Society disseminated Malveaux's comments widely in newspapers across the country, as well as on legal blogs. She was quoted in a July 27 New Orleans City Business article about the future viability of class-action lawsuits in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings against such suits.
Dean Veryl V. Miles' article about the benefits of the Uniform Bar Exam was reprinted in the summer 2011 issue of Syllabus, an American Bar Association magazine for the section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.

Professo Antonio Perez
was quoted in a June 23 Houston Chronicle article about criminal aliens in the United States.  

Professor Karla Simon
began contributing to a regular blog for Alliance magazine in Aug. 2011. She will cover developments in China regarding civil society and philanthropy.

Professor Victor Williams
wrote an op-ed for the July 4 issue of the Connecticut Law Tribune about the increasingly routine Senate deadlock on many presidential nominations. Williams argued that the presidential power of recess appointment should be used in more forceful ways. He wrote a July 29 opinion article for the Huffington Post, arguing that a federal debt ceiling is unconstitutional. The article was later referenced in a column by Washington Post writer Ezra Klein. Williams wrote an Aug. 15 National Law Journal article about Republicans' inability to block recess appointments if President Barack Obama chooses to make them.