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Roundup: CUA Law in the News
April-May 2010


Professor Karla Simon’s expertise on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in China was cited on May 24 in the Wall Street Journal’s online China Realtime Report by Stanley Lubman, a long-time specialist on Chinese law and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. Lubman’s article documented increasing control over NGOs by the Chinese government. Wrote Lubman, “A useful analysis by Karla Simon, an expert on China’s NGOs, describes a complex regulatory structure and inconsistent administrative patterns. (Karla W. Simon, “Regulation of Civil Society in China: Necessary Changes After the Olympic Games and the Sichuan Earthquake,” Fordham Int’l L. Journal, vol. 32, 2009, 943).

Professor Cliff Fishman published “Misconceptions about Miranda” in the May 10, 2010
online edition of the National Law Journal. In the essay, written in reference to the attempted car bombing in Times Square, Fishman reminded readers that “There is no constitutional right to a Miranda warning, but statements used as evidence at trial must be waived in accordance with Miranda.

Professor David Lipton, director of the Securities Law Program at the Columbus School of Law, spoke with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about issues in the Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit against Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Interviewed in the financial network’s New York City studios on May 3rd, Lipton outlined some of the key points and challenges in the case filed against Goldman Sachs by the SEC on April 16.  


Professor Amanda Leiter’s reflection on the importance of the process for confirming Supreme Court nominations, “Kagan Nomination: Important, Brief Time to Contemplate the Judicial Branch,”  was published on The American Constitution Society’s blog on May 11, 2010. Her posting was also referenced on the SCOTUS blog soon thereafter.


Professor Marshall Breger is the author of “A Republican’s Case for Peace,” published online in the May-June issue of Moment Magazine. Breger’s opinion essay was also referenced by MJ Rosenberg in Foreign Policy Matters.


Professor Mark Rienzi was quoted in the May 24, 2010 edition of the Washington Times about the First Amendment implications of speech regulations in Maryland that require disclaimers from pro-life pregnancy counselors, but not their pro-choice counterparts. 



Professor Mary Leary was quoted in the March 21, 2010 edition of the New York Times for a story about the evolving legal standards regarding the prosecution of "sexting" by minors.


LuciaAnnSilechhiaProfessor Lucia Silecchia was the author of “After Copenhagen, Some Lessons from Rome,” published online by the Catholic Conservation Center in March, 2010. In her essay, she discussed Pope Benedict XVI’s statement, “If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation." 


Admissions Director Shani Butts Quoted in The National Jurist
March issue discussed the challenge of law school diversity.