Quotes in the News Media


The following is a sampling of some of Washington University School of Law faculty's wide-ranging expertise featured in the news media. Please note that some links to external news sources may no longer be available. 


November 2016

November 29: Professor Kathleen Clark, an expert on legal ethics, wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post advocating removal of an exemption for the President in a federal conflict-of-interest statute. Read more 

November 29: Professor Kathleen Clark told the Wall Street Journalthat Donald Trump's son-in-law could face conflict-of-interest issues even if he serves only as an unpaid advisor. Read more (subscription required)

November 28: Professor David Law, an authority on constitutional law, noted in a Scientific American story about potential health care reforms in Donald Trump's first 100 days that defunding Planned Parenthood is more likely through Congress than the executive branch. Read more 

November 28: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert on food and drug regulation, told Bloomberg that the 21st Century Cures Act is funded in part with money that duplicates funding for preventive measures.  Read more 

November 27: Professor Neal Richards, an international expert of privacy law, explained to salon.com the potential for abuse of surveillance under Donald Trump. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on alternet.

November 23: Professor emeritus Stephen Legomsky, former chief counsel at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told fastcompany.comthat Donald Trump's estimate of 2 to 3 million illegal immigrants with criminal records was inflated. Read more 

November 23: Professor Ronald Levin, an expert in administrative law, joined stlpublicradio's legal roundtable to discuss blocking an extension of overtime rules and Donald Trump's cabinet appointments. Listen 

November 23: Professor emeritus Stephen Legomsky, an authority on immigration, explained the parameters of the president's power on banning and deporting immigrants in U.S. News and World Report.Read more 

November 22: Professors Gregory Magarian, Lee Epstein, and Neal Richards were mentioned in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on a conservative group that published a list of college professors for "un-American" acts. Read more 

November 22: Professor Kathleen Clark, an expert of legal ethics, told Business Insider that the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which prohibits bribes and gratuities, applies to potential conflicts of interests over the business holdings of Donald Trump. Read more 

November 21: A town hall meeting facilitated by Professor Kimberly Norwood, an expert on black identity and implicit bias, and hosted by the St. Louis County NAACP, was mentioned in a stlpublicradio.com story about protests at Ladue High. Read more 

November 19: Professor Kathleen Clark, an authority on legal ethics, told the Charleston Gazette-Mail that Jim Justice, governor-elect of West Virginia, can't avoid conflict-of-interest charges by putting his children in charge of his companies. Read more 

November 18: Professor emeritus Stephen Legomsky, former chief counsel at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told quartz.com that Jeff Sessions, selected to be the next attorney general, will essentially serve as the de facto Supreme Court on immigration law. Read more 

November 17: Professor Gregory Magarian, an expert in Constitutional Law, told missourinet.com that a move to eliminate the Electoral College was almost certain to fail. Read more 

November 17: Professor John Inazu, a national authority on freedom of assembly, declared unnecessary new laws that would punish protesters, given the current criminal code of laws, in a story on lawnews.com. Read more 

November 17: Ferguson's Fault Lines: The Race Quake That Rocked a Nation, edited by Professor Kimberly Norwood, was included on St. Louis Magazine's list of must-reads for December. Read more 

November 16: Professor Elizabeth Sepper, an expert on ethics in health care, was referenced in a story in New Republicfor coining the phrase "Zombie Religious Hospitals," in reference to secular hospitals that conform to Catholic restrictions. Read more 

November 15: Professor emeritus Stephen Legomsky, former Chief Counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, listed for the Huffington Postseveral ways in which Donald Trump's Attorney General could create challenges for undocumented immigrants. Read more 

November 15: Professor Bruce LaPierre, a nationally recognized appellate advocate, told St. Louis Public Radiothat efforts to end the area's voluntary desegregation plan have been premature. La Pierre served as a Special Master in the desegregation case. Read more 

November 11: Professor Peter Joy, an expert in criminal justice and legal ethics, commented to the Peoria Journal Star on the likelihood that the government has built a strong fraud case against former congressman Aaron Schock. Read more 

November 10: Professor emeritus Stephen Legomsky, former Chief Counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told Reuters that Donald Trump was likely to temper his promise of building a border wall between U.S. and Mexico because of the cost. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on Business Insider, Bloomberg Radio, cnbc.com, nbcnews.com, in the Daily Mail, La Opinion, the New York Daily News, Radio New Zealand, Telemundo, and USA Today.

November 10: Professor Kathleen Clark, a leading expert on legal ethics, told Agence France-Pressethat Donald Trump could face unprecedented conflict of interest questions because his identity is tied so closely to his businesses. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on abcnews.com, fastcompany.com, politico.com, politifact.com,  in The National (Abu Dhabi), NPR.org and the Daily Telegraph (Australia). (subscription required)

November 10: Professor Lee Epstein, a leading researcher on judicial behavior, told the Boston Globe that Donald Trump would have to appoint at least two justices to reshape the Supreme Court. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared in theSan Antonio Express-News.

November 10: Professor emeritus Stephen Legomsky, former Chief Counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told vox.com that President-elect Donald Trump would face court challenges based on the First Amendment if he tried to ban Muslims. Read more  

Similar coverage appeared on NPR.org.

November 10: Professor Dan Keating, a national authority on bankruptcy and commercial law, told St. Louis Public Radiothat federal pension law does not cover health benefits for retired employees of bankrupt coal companies. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on wsiu.org.

November 9: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert in food and drug law, told statnews.comthat the failure of a ballot proposal in California that would have capped drug prices doesn't mean that the issue of controlling high prescription costs will go away. Read more 

November 4: Professor Peter Joy, an expert on trial practice, was quoted in a Missouri Lawyers Weeklystory about the variation in verdicts nationwide in talcum powder lawsuits. Read more (subscription required)

November 1: Professor Hillary Sale, a national authority on corporate governance, was quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about a proposal that would end straight-ticket voting in corporate board elections. Read more 


October 2016

October 31: Professor Rachel Sachs, an authority on food and drug regulation, argued in Forbes for a change in the type of innovation carried out by drug companies. Read more 

October 30: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert on food and drug regulation, explored alternatives that could keep prices affordable for medications used to control chronic conditions in an article she wrote for theconversation.com. Read more 

October 30: Professor Kathleen Clark, an authority on legal ethics, told The Washington Post  in a Q&A interview that FBI Director James Comey may have violated The Hatch Act by revealing emails from Hillary Clinton's deactivated server 11 days before the election. Read more  

Similar coverage appeared in the Las Vegas Review Journal. 

October 30: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert on food and drug regulation, explores alternatives that could keep prices affordable for medications used to control chronic conditions in an article she wrote for theconversation.com. Read more 

October 27: Professor Lee Epstein, a leading authority on Supreme Court behavior, told Bloomberg that ideology of a Supreme Court nominee versus the Senate plays a more important role than ever in confirmation. Read more 

October 27: Professor Lee Epstein, a leading authority on Supreme Court behavior, told Bloomberg that ideology of a Supreme Court nominee versus the qualifications plays a more important role than ever in confirmation. Read more 

October 24: Professor Pauline Kim, an expert on law governing the workplace, offered CBS Radio reasons why the number of Americans holding more than one job is at an 8-year high. Read more 

October 24: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert in food and drug regulation, told Capital Public Radio that a proposition to lower drug prices in California would face legal obstacles before it could reduce prices. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on KPBS.org.

October 24: Professor Pauline Kim, an expert on law governing the workplace, offered CBS Radio reasons why the number of Americans holding more than one job is at an 8-year high. Read more 

October 24: Professor John Inazu, an expert on First Amendment freedoms, appeared on Fox Newsto discuss his book Confident Pluralism and how society can thrive despite deep differences. Watch 

October 23: Professor Neil Richards, an international expert on privacy issues, was interviewed on the BBC about surveillance and the online identity crisis that result from spending time on Google, Facebook, Twitter, and shopping sites. Listen 

October 22: Professor Kim Norwood, an expert on race and the law, colorism, and implicit bias, was listed among St. Louis Magazine's100 People Who Are Shaping St. Louis. Read more 

October 21: Professor Kathleen Clark, a leading authority on legal ethics, noted to The Guardian the potential for conflicts of interest if Donald Trump was elected president and set up his businesses in a blind trust. Read more 

October 20: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert on intellectual property and drug regulation, told statnews.com that other drug companies could follow the lead of Sarepta in seeking approval for new drugs at what some experts contend are lower standards. Read more 

October 18: Professor John Inazu, an authority on First Amendment freedoms, participated in a discussion at the Religious Freedom Center in Washington, D.C., that appeared on C-SPAN. Watch 

October 15: Professor Kathleen Clark, an authority on legal ethics, was quoted in a St. Louis Post-Dispatcharticleon the ethics of an existing business relationship between Clayton's city leaders and one of the largest companies in the region. Read more 

October 13: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert in food and drug regulation, was cited in a Medscape article on "real solutions" to curb drug costs. Read more (subscription required)

October 11: Professor Rachel Sachs, an authority on intellectual property law and drug regulation, wrote a piece for the Annals of Internal Medicinefollowing the price-fixing controversy over the EpiPen. She explores how policy could influence the way drug companies choose to invest their money. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared in The Readout. 

October 10: The findings of Professor Lee Epstein, an authority on empirical legal research, were cited in a story in The American Prospect on the potential for a shift in the Supreme Court based on the outcome of the Presidential election. Read more 

October 5: Professor Greg Magarian, an authority on First Amendment protections, argues on WalletHub.com that police accountability overrides privacy concerns and favors the use of police body cameras. Read more 

October 3: The testimony of Professor John Inazu, an expert on religion and the law, was cited in a constitutioncenter.org article about the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report on the constitutionality of religious exemptions from state and federal law. Read more 

October 1: Professor Peter Joy, an expert on legal ethics, was quoted in an ABA Journal story about lawsuits seeking to loosen bar admission rules across state lines. Read more 

September 2016

September 27: Professor Elizabeth Sepper, an authority on the morality and ethics in healthcare, wrote an article for the Institute for Public Health blogabout a legal challenge to a requirement in the Affordable Care Act that transgender people receive care and insurance without discrimination. Read more  

September 25: The research of Professor Lee Epstein, an authority on empirical legal studies, was featured in a New York Times story about the range of presidential candidates' potential nominees to the Supreme Court and where they fit on the political spectrum. Read more 

September 25: Professor Lee Epstein, an authority on Supreme Court behavior, noted the tendency of Chief Justice William Rehnquist to occasionally side with more liberal justice in a New York Times story. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

September 24: The dissenting opinion of Professor Kimberly Norwood from a committee recommending reform in St. Louis County's municipal court system was cited in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial. The editorial criticized the Missouri Supreme Court's recent decision on court reform. Norwood, who served on the Supreme Court's Municipal Division Work Group, is an expert on race and the law, colorism, and implicit bias. Read more 

September 23: The research of Professor Neil Richards, an expert in privacy and information law, was mentioned in a Forbesarticle about Big Data being used for social good. Read more  

September 20: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert in healthcare law, was quoted on politico.com about three issues to watch in the FDA's approval process for a drug that treats muscular dystrophy. Read more 

September 20: Professor Hillary Sale, an expert in corporate and securities law, explained to marketplace.orgthe amount of discretion companies have in "clawback" policies, the ability to take back bonuses from executives because of illegal or unethical conduct. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared onkeranews.org andWWNO-FM Online 

September 20: Professor John Inazu, an expert on freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, explained the three principles of confident pluralism – tolerance, humility, and patience – in a post for The Hedgehog Review. Read more 

September 19: The appointment of Professor Hillary Sale, a national authority on corporate governance, to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors was noted in a Wall Street Journal story about the new board members. Read more (subscription required)

Similar coverage appeared in the St. Louis Business Journal, dailyherald.com, and Catalyst Corporate Board Services Quarterly.

September 14: Professor Kathleen Clark, an expert on legal ethics, questioned the timing of a gift from Donald Trump's charitable foundation to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi when Bondi's office was considering investigation of Trump University, in an nbcnews.com story about the Presidential candidates' transparency. Read more  

September 9: Professor Hillary Sale, an authority on corporate governance, told Fortune that the "soft ties" between members of Chipotle's board aren't regulated, making it tougher to prove conflict of interest. Read more  

September 9: Professor Peter Joy, an expert in trial practice, spoke to Daily Koson the constitutionality of prosecutors accessing recordings of private talks between inmates and attorneys in Kansas' private prison system. Read more 

September 8: Professor Neil Richards, an international expert on privacy law, argued in favor of protecting citizens' right to privacy regarding information in the cloud in an MIT Technology Review story about Microsoft's chief legal officer protecting consumers' privacy. Read more 

September 5: Professor Peter Joy, an expert in criminal justice, explained the history and dangers of using boilerplate wording instead of developing individual probable cause in search warrants in a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read more  

September 3: Professor Neil Richards, an international expert on privacy, First Amendment, and information law, compared social networks to town squares of centuries past in a Houston Chronicle article on free speech in social media. Read more (subscription required)

Similar coverage appeared in Times Argus.

September 1: Professor Kathleen Clark, an expert on legal ethics, appeared on CUNY's POTUS 2016 to explain how government ethics rules can simultaneously be too loose and too tight. Watch  

August 2016

August 31: Professor Gregory Magarian, an expert in the law of politics, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatchin a story about absentee ballot irregularities that judges are reluctant to overturn election results for fear that people won't vote again. Read more  

August 31: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert on intellectual and property law, questioned in a Business Insiderstory whether the hastily authorized generic version of Mylan's EpiPen's would be substitutable in a pharmacy and whether consumers would save money in the end. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared in the Boston Globe, Money, the New York Times, on missourinet, bloomberg.com, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Houston Chronicle, and the Seattle Times.

August 31: Professor Kathleen Clark, an authority on ethics standards, explained the difference between funding for the George Bush and Clinton Foundations in a story on politifact.com. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on NJ.com and theStar-Tribune.

August 30: Professor Hillary Sale, an expert on corporate governance, said the SEC now has the power to reward whistleblowers, thanks to the Dodd-Frank banking reform act, in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story on a whistleblower award in a case against Monsanto. Read more 

August 30: Professor Kimberly Norwood, an expert on black identity and implicit bias, was mentioned in a St. Louis American story about a panel discussion at the University of Missouri-St. Louis on her book, Ferguson's Fault Lines: The Race Quake that Rocked a Nation. Read more 

August 30: Professor Neil Richards, an expert in First Amendment law, argues in a San Francisco Chronicle story that Twitter and Facebook are "quasi-public" rather than private companies, from which people expect the ability to express themselves free of censorship. Read more 

August 29: Professor Hillary Sale, an expert on corporate governance, explained to the San Francisco Chronicle the link between price increases for EpiPen and pay increases for the CEO of the manufacturer, Heather Bresch. Read more  

August 26: The appointment of Professor Hillary Sale, an authority on corporate and securities law, to FINRA's Board of Governors drew praise in a story on thestreet.com. Read more 

August 25: Professor Emeritus Stephen Legomsky, former chief counsel for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told The Huffington Post that it was difficult to predict the success of a lawsuit that would overturn an injunction that bars expansion of President Obama's deferred deportation program. Read more 

August 24: Professor Kathleen Clark, a national expert of legal ethics, told Bloomberg Law that an investigation into ethics violations involving the hiring the former law firm of Chicago Public School System's CEO will focus on the timing of the CEO's recusal from the process. Read more 

August 23: Professor Peter Joy, an expert in trial practice, took and wait-and-see attitude in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story about the Missouri Supreme Court's order to reconsider to a previous ruling that barred three private citizens from joining a case against public funding of stadiums. Read more 

August 23: Professor Peter Joy, an expert in criminal justice and trial practice, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that a recent ruling against SNAP, the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests, stemmed from the group's failure to comply with the judge's discovery order. Read more 

August 23: Professor Peter Joy, an authority on legal ethics, explained the finer points of attorney-client confidentiality to slate.com in a story about spying on inmates at a prison in Leavenworth, Kansas.  Read more 

August 13: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert on intellectual property and health law, told Buzzfeed.comthat tighter regulations on fecal transplants could favor drug companies and put stool banks out of business. Read more 

August 11: Professor Kathleen Clark, an authority on legal ethics, told Politicothat because of the "Bridgegate" scandal, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie could face a tough approval process for a cabinet post if Donald Trump is elected President. Read more 

August 10: Professor Peter Joy, an authority on criminal justice and trial practice, told Kansas Public Radiothat a lawyer's records of attorney-client meetings would qualify as a deceitful practice. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on KMUW.  

August 8: Professor Kimberly Norwood, an expert on race, class, and public education in America, contributed to a panel discussion that aired on St. Louis Public Radio about lessons for higher education two years removed from the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. Read more and listen

August 8: Washington University School of Law was included in a story in U.S. News and World Report about law schools that offer scholarships for students who make an early decision to enroll. Read more 

August 7: Professor Kathleen Clark, an expert in government ethics law told Policifact in a story about the Clintons' net worth that real estate isn't included in disclosure forms that candidates must file.Read more 

August 4: Professor Peter Joy, an expert in criminal law, toldCNNthat the Missouri public defender's office could need a court order to force Gov. Jay Nixon to serve as a public defender in retaliation for budget cuts to the office. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared in theSt. Louis American, St. Louis Pubic Radio, Mid-Missouri Public Radio, Kansas Public Radio, KSAT online, WDIV, WHAG online, WJXT online, WTAE online, WXII online, WZVN online, WPLG online, KMBC online,  


July 2016

July 29: Professor Gregory Magarian, an expert on the law of politics, discussed the Supreme Court vacancy on KTRS. Listen 

July 28: Professor Pauline Kim, an authority on employment discrimination law, explained the subtle ways in which big data can infuse bias into recruiting and selecting job candidates, in a story for Bloomberg. Read more 

July 25: The ABA Journal published rankings from law.com,listing Washington University School of Law among the best-ranked law schools located in cities with relatively low costs of living. Read more  

July 24: Professor Pauline Kim, an expert on law governing the workplace, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, in a story on firings over family leave, that workers have a better chance of winning court cases if they have a good work performance record and informed the company early about serious health conditions. Read more  

July 21: Professor Peter Joy, an expert in criminal procedure, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that double jeopardy doesn't apply to the case of a man, convicted of armed robbery three years ago, whose victim died recently of complications from the gunshot wounds. Read more  

July 21: Professor Kathleen Clark, an expert on legal ethics, explained the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from using their authority to influence an election, to the Texas Tribune regarding the case of HUD secretary Julian Castro, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in an interview with Katie Couric. Read more  

July 21: Andrew Puzder, a WashULaw alumnus and chief executive of Hardee's, was quoted by St. Louis Public Radio in a story about the split in Missouri delegates over Ted Cruz's decision not to endorse Trump, as saying that electing Hillary Clinton would place the conservative agenda at risk in the House, Senate, and Supreme Court. Read more  

Similar coverage appeared on krcu.org.  

July 21: Professor Brian Tamanaha, an authority on law and society, explained the fine line that judges must walk when expressing political opinions in a Bloomberg BNA story following Association Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's comments on Donald Trump. Read more 

July 20: Professor Kathleen Clark, a leading expert on legal ethics, told the Allentown Morning Call that a job interview for the son of a prosecution witness adds a layer of conflict of interest to the case of the Pennsylvania Attorney General about to go on trial for perjury. Read more 

July 19: A review of the new book, Invisible Labor, written by Professor Marion Crain, an expert in labor and employment law, appeared in Workplace Prof Blog. Read more 

July 19: Professor Gregory Magarian, an expert on the law of politics, wrote a commentary for the Columbia Tribune, noting that voters hold the fate of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland in their hands as they cast their votes for the Senate and President. Read more 

July 18: Professor John Inazu, an expert of freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, offered four ways Americans can bridge the divides in the wake of shootings in Baton Rouge., La.; Orlando; Dallas; and St. Paul, Minn., in an interview with KERAListen 

July 18: The draft of an international treaty by the  Crimes Against Humanity Initiative of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute was referenced in a story on JustSecurity.orgabout escalating violence in Mexico. Read more 

July 18: Professor Neil Richards, an authority on First Amendment freedoms and protections, told the Huffington Post that the Intimate Privacy Protection Act, which would make it a crime to distribute private sexually explicit visual content, was a well-drafted law. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on vocative.com,engadget.com, and AIVA.net.

July 16: Professor Hillary Sale, an expert in corporate governance, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the SEC's granting of confidential treatment orders makes it complicit in a company's ability to hide information from shareholders. Read more (subscription required).

July 14: The St. Louis Americanadvocated selecting a team that includes Professor Kimberly Norwood, an authority on implicit bias and police reform, to monitor the Ferguson consent decree. Read more  

July 13: Professor Lee Epstein, a pioneer in data-driven legal research, was quoted in the St. Louis Jewish Light for a story about the history of Jewish judges on the SupremeCourt.Read more 

July 13: Professor John Inazu, an expert on freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, told the Christian Science Monitor that even though religious conservatives had lost ground in cases advocating gay rights, he didn't expect a push to shut down Christian colleges. Read more  

July 11: Professor Rachel Sachs, an expert of intellectual property and health law, told politico.comthat the cancer moonshot, which aims to make cancer treatments available to more patients and improve prevention and detection of cancer, doesn't have to reinforce the status quo. Read more (subscription required)

July 9: Bob Herman, an instructor in civil rights and constitutional law, told the Louisiana Recordthat the Supreme Court's ruling in Plumhoff vs. Rickard allows police to use any force necessary when authorized to protect themselves or arrest a suspect. Read more  

July 8: Professor Gregory Magarian, an authority on election law, told the Boston Herald that the lack of a viable alternative to Donald Trump is a major obstacle to freeing delegates that are obligated to vote for him. Read more 

July 8: Professor John Inazu, an authority on freedom of religion, told the Christian Science Monitor that the campaign for gay rights could hurt the ability of faith-based nonprofit organizations to provide charitable services. Read more 

July 7: Professor Gregory Magarian, an expert on the law of politics, discussed the limitations of freeing delegates pledged to Donald Trump in a newshub.com story on Mitt Romney attending the Republican convention. Read more 

July 6: Professor Kathleen Clark, an expert on national security law and government ethics, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal story about Hillary Clinton avoiding charges for her use of private email servers. Read more (subscription required)

July 5: Professor John Inazu, an expert on First Amendment freedoms, wrote a commentary for the Washington Post, in which he urged Americans should be encouraged by the country's ability to work through deep religious and racial divisions in the past. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared in the Bennington Banner.

July 2: Professor Lee Epstein, an authority on data-driven legal research, told Yahoo Newsthat the Supreme Court's liberal decisions in the recent session stemmed in part from the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, but noted that the court's move to the left started two years ago. Read more 

July 1: A report prepared by the Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic, which argued for nonattainment designation, was mentioned in a story on stlpublicradio.org about an Ameren Missouri power plant that remains open despite pollution concerns. Read more 

July 1: Professor Elizabeth Sepper, who has written extensively on religious liberty versus gay rights, told The Associated Press that a judge's ruling striking down a "religious objections" law in Mississippi protects First Amendment rights for the LGBT community. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on Worcester Telegram, ABCNews.com and NYSE Post 

July 1: Professor Hillary Sale, an expert in corporate governance, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the credibility of Tesla founder Elon Musk took a hit because of his effort to buy a solar energy company in which he already owns a stake. Read more 

July 1: Professor Peter Joy, an authority on comparative ethics, advocated that all states adopt the American Bar Association's rule on lawyer referral fees, which is based on proportionality and joint responsibility, in an article in the ABA Journal. Read more 


June 2016

June 30: Following the Supreme Court decision that struck down a law in Texas that limits access to abortions, Professor Elizabeth Sepper, an expert in health care law and ethics, told the Joplin Globe that proponents of similar laws in Missouri and Kansas would need concrete evidence that the regulations helped to keep them from being struck down as well. Read more  

June 29: Professor Peter Joy, an expert in criminal justice, told Reutersthat hate crime statutes vary widely from state to state, many of them making no mention of or giving any added penalty to crimes committed against members of the LGBT community. Read more 

Similar coverage appeared on The Wire and The Jewish Journal. 

June 28: Professor Lee Epstein, a national expert on empirical judicial research, told the New York Times that the eight Supreme Court justices worked to find common ground in decisions handed down following the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. Read more 

June 28: Professors Elizabeth Sepper, an expert on health care law, and Susan Appleton, an authority on reproductive rights and family law, joined St. Louis Public Radio for a discussion on how the Supreme Court decision blocking Texas' abortion law would affect a similar law in Missouri. Listen 

June 27: Professor Elizabeth Sepper, an authority on ethics and health care law, told Modern Healthcare that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a Texas law that limited women's access to abortions would provide guidance and limit restrictions in states with similar laws. Read more 

June 25: Professor Stephen Legomsky, former chief counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, told politico.com that the Supreme Court's decision to block President Obama's immigration reforms makes it more difficult for Hillary Clinton to fulfill her campaign promises to be more aggressive on the issue. Read more 

June 20: Professor Greg Magarian, an expert on the law of politics, told lawnewz.com that political parties aren't bound by state law and can change rules at the convention – having the legal ability to potentially block the nomination of Donald Trump. Read more 

June 20: Professor John Inazu, a national authority on freedom of religion and the law, advocated embracing differences in society without minimizing firm religious convictions in an article he co-authored for Christianity Today. Read more 

June 20: Professor Peter Joy, an expert in criminal justice, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatchthat police immunity from paying for damage to the property of innocent bystanders, while police are pursuing a criminal, has deep historical roots that are changing in some, but not all, cities. Read more  

June 17: Professor Bruce LaPierre, an expert on constitutional law and desegregation, told St. Louis Public Radiothat it was premature to wind down St. Louis' desegregation program. Read more 

June 15: Alumnus Arsalan Iftikhar appeared with PBS' Tavis Smiley to talk about his book Scapegoatsand to discuss consequences of Islamophobia. Watch 

June 10: Professor Elizabeth Sepper, an expert in healthcare law and ethics, told the Huffington Post that reproductive health care advocates had room to challenge laws in states where Catholic hospitals are shielded from liability if a woman dies in their facilities due to mismanagement of a miscarriage. Read more 

June 9: Research published in the Washington University Law Review about the effect of adding police in schools was cited in a Delaware News Journal editorial about increased arrests in schools. Read more 

June 7: Professor John Inazu, an expert on First Amendment freedoms, offers an antidote to Donald Trump and separatist policies in his book Confident Pluralism, according to an editorial the Washington Post. Read here  

Similar coverage appeared in the Staunton (Va.) News Leader, The Waterloo Courier, The OklahomanArizona Daily Star, Bradford (Pa.) Era,Charlotte Observer,Daily News (Longville, WA),Erie Times-News,Janesville (Wisc.) Gazette,Sacramento Bee,San Angelo (Texas) Standard-Times,St. Louis Post-Dispatch,State Journal Register (Springfield, Ill.), and The Sun Herald (Miss). 

June 4: Professor Pauline Kim, an expert on employment discrimination, questioned whether the University of Missouri was using a quota system in hiring minority faculty in a story in the Kansas City Star. Read more  

June 3: Professor Stephen Legomsky, former chief counsel for Citizenship and Immigration Services, wrote an op-ed piece for medium.com that criticized Judge Andrew Hanen, who upheld the lawsuit challenging President Obama's executive order on immigration. Read more 

June 1: A study published in the Washington University Law Review about the increase in lawsuits challenging takeover valuations was cited in a Fortune story about a hedge fund's lawsuit against Dell over its move to go private. Read more 

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