Category: School of Law

Section 35: Saving the lives of addicts that don’t want to be saved

Fox25 News Sean Kealy, School of Law “Lowell police officer Kevin Garneau’s phone never stops ringing and answering isn’t optional.” Expert Quote: “The key here is there’s this likelihood of substantial harm. The system is hoping to prevent people from harming themselves or others. At times, it’s essential to getting into these secure settings so […]

#Resist: How a hashtag is uniting Americans in the fight against Trump

Mashable David Lyons, School of Law Among the millions of vibrant, emotional images of protest packing our timelines since Donald Trump’s inauguration, one simple six-letter word has stood out: Resist… Expert quote: “They’re worried they’re going to lose what [rights] they have gained,” said David Lyons, a legal philosopher at Boston University, noting that members of […]

Joni Ernst on target describing ’11th-hour’ Obama rule affecting Planned Parenthood

Politifact Gary Lawson, School of Law At this year’s March for Life — the annual anti-abortion rally in Washington — Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, decried a federal rule implemented in the waning days of President Barack Obama’s administration… Expert quote: “I would not quibble about the use of ‘entrench’ in this context,” said Boston University law professor Gary […]

Trump travel ban stirs faint corporate outcry beyond Silicon Valley

Reuters Cornelius Hurley, School of Law Most U.S. corporate bosses have stayed silent on President Donald Trump’s immigration curbs, underscoring the sensitivities around opposing policies that could provoke a backlash from the White House… Expert quote: “Industries including banking, healthcare and auto manufacturing see themselves on the cusp of a new era of deregulation, and […]

Warren Fears Trump’s Labor Department May Neglect Wells Fargo Probe

Yahoo Finance Cornelius Hurley, School of Law Last fall, the U.S. Labor Department opened a “top to bottom” review into labor complaints against Wells Fargo , including a claim that some employees worked off the clock to meet the ambitious sales quotas at the heart of a fake-account scandal… Expert quote: “The true test will be what the new […]

Trump rejects new lawsuit over foreign payments to his firms

Reuters Jay Wexler, School of Law President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed allegations in a new lawsuit by prominent constitutional and ethics lawyers that he is violating the U.S. Constitution by letting his hotels and other businesses accept payments from foreign governments…. Expert quote: “Either it will find that the plaintiff lacks standing, or alternatively […]

Media Should Report That President Trump Is Violating The Constitution — And It’s An Impeachable Offense

Media Matters For America Jay Wexler, School of Law According to experts, President Donald Trump’s continued ownership interest in the Trump Organization means that he is in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which prohibits the president from personally benefiting from actions taken by foreign governments and their agents… Expert quote: “The question is […]