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Obama’s DOMA Shift: Why Public Embrace of Gay Marriage – and Gays – Is Now Certain

February 25, 2011

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School shares his opinion on President Obama’s stance on gay marriage.

Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

In Shift, U.S. Says Marriage Act Blocks Gay Rights

February 23, 2011

Tobias Wolff of the Law School comments on an Obama administration decision not to fight for the Defense of Marriage Act.

Article Source: New York Times

US State Bankruptcy Won’t Get Big Cheer at Hearing

February 8, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School comments on state bankruptcy.

Article Source: Reuters

Never Again?

January 29, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School comments on what causes economic crisis.

Article Source: New York Times

Video: What if Your State Goes Bankrupt?

January 24, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School says Chapter 9 could probably be tweaked to apply to states.

Article Source: ABC News

Path Is Sought for States to Escape Debt Burdens

January 20, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School is cited for his article, “Give States a Way to Go Bankrupt.”

Article Source: New York Times

A Bankruptcy Law – Not Bailouts – for the States

January 18, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School discusses how bankruptcy laws can help states in financial trouble.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Legal Strategy Could Hinge on Mental Assessment

January 11, 2011

Stephen Morse of the Law School and School of Arts and Sciences comments on the legal approach that might be taken regarding the alleged gunman in the Tucson shooting.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 10, 2011

”Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Jan. 22. 

Featuring 30 prints, drawings, photographs and paintings, this traveling exhibition organized by the Smith College Museum of Art offers a glimpse into the post-Cultural Revolution era in China, following Mao Zedong’s death.  It was the time when Chinese artists began to shrug off the restrictions established under Maoist Communism (1949-1979) and reclaim their individuality.

Bernanke and GOP Tell State and Local Governments: Don’t Ask for Help

January 9, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School is cited for his idea of state bankruptcy reorganization.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times