Law School

The Conservative Case Against the Death Penalty

May 25, 2014

Stephanos Bibas of the Law School shares his comments on Quakers being some of the first opponents of the death penalty in America.

Article Source: Boston Globe

Video: Corbett Won’t Appeal Decision Striking Pa. Same-sex Marriage Ban

May 22, 2014

Seth Kreimer of the Law School is among counsel who brought the same-sex marriage suit.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Gay Marriage Backers Win Again: Pennsylvania’s Ban Overturned

May 20, 2014

Seth Kreimer of the Law School is among counsel who brought the same-sex marriage suit.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422 May 21, 2014

William Burke-White Appointed Inaugural Perry Professor and Director of Perry World House at Penn

Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price today announced that William Burke-White has been named the inaugural Richard Perry Professor and director of the Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania.

What’s the Best Analogy for the Net Neutrality Mess?

May 15, 2014

Christopher Yoo of the Law School shares his perspective on net neutrality.

Article Source: “Marketplace”
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Updating Internet Policy for the 21st Century

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Christopher S. Yoo Professor of law, communication and computer & information science at the University of Pennsylvania and faculty affiliate with the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative

 

A leading voice in the “network neutrality” debate, Yoo presented testimony on the Comcast-Time merger before the U.S. Senate and frequently testifies before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. An expert on law and technology, Yoo directs Penn’s Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition. His books include The Dynamic Internet: How Technology, Users and Businesses Are Transforming the Network.

His other publications include Updating Internet Policy for the 21st Century, Is There a Role for Common Carriage in an Internet-Based World?, Internet Policy Going Forward: Does One Size Still Fit All? and Network Neutrality and the Need for a Technological Turn in Internet Scholarship.


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“The changes that the Internet is undergoing could both benefit and harm consumers. Some level of regulatory oversight is required. I have long advocated creating a regulatory regime based on case-by-case adjudication. This regime should intervene only if real-world data shows harm to consumers and places the burden of proof on the party challenging the practice. Any other approach would make “no” the default response rather than “yes,” thereby depriving innovation of the breathing room it needs to experiment with new solutions to new problems.”

Media Contact
Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Burlco Jail Deaths Draw Inquiry From Human Rights Group

May 5, 2014

Stephanos Bibas of the Law School is quoted.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Hoping to Fend Off Suits, G.M. Is to Return to Bankruptcy Court

May 1, 2014

David Skeel of the Law School shares his thoughts on General Motors heading back to bankruptcy court.

Article Source: New York Times
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Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

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Dr. Camille Zubrinsky Charles Professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of Penn’s Africana Studies Center

is an expert on race and class issues and can discuss the topic of minorities at highly selective colleges and universities. She is the author of a numerous publications, including Taming the River: Negotiating the Academic, Financial and Social Currents in Selective Colleges and Universities (with Douglass S. Massey and colleagues).

Media Contact
Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Kermit Roosevelt Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

has expertise in constitutional law and conflict of laws. He is a frequent media commentator on constitutional issues and can discuss his support of college and university affirmative action admissions policies.

Media Contact
Steve Barnes, 215-573-5181 or sbarnes@law.upenn.edu

Theodore Ruger Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania

is a constitutional expert whose scholarship focuses on the application of judicial authority. He can discuss a brief he wrote in the case on behalf of college basketball coaches defending affirmative action in higher education.

Media Contact
Steve Barnes, 215-573-5181 or sbarnes@upenn.edu

Dr. Rogers Smith Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, chairs the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutional

His research focuses on law and American political thought, with a special interest in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender. He can discuss the constitutionality of affirmative action policies at colleges and universities. He is author of numerous publications, including Still a House Divided: Race & Politics in Obama’s America (with Desmond S. King).

Media Contact
Jacquie Posey, 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Courts Must Evolve With Science

April 21, 2014

John Hollway of the Law School writes about the need for the U.S. judicial system to evolve with science.

Article Source: Philly.com