Conservative Review: Horowitz: SCOTUS majority or not, lower courts will still run wild
Brian Fitzpatrick , professor of law, is quoted extensively.
Freakonomics Radio featured Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management, and his research regarding the cost of a human life.
U.S. News: Taking a stand over Title X
Robert Mikos , professor of law, is quoted.
C-Span aired Vanderbilt Law Professor Brian Fitzpatrick’s testimony to the Congressional committee on the possibility of splitting the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Economist: “Sin” taxes—eg, on tobacco—are less efficient than they look
The benefits of taxing unhealthy consumption choices are not entirely clear. Research done by Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management, is mentioned.
Washington Post: ‘Stark pattern of discrimination’: Judge makes it easier for college students to vote
A Florida ruling determined that barring early voting centers from university campuses is unconstitutional. Jenny Diamond Cheng, lecturer at the Law School, is quoted. The article was also published by the Post’s e-newspaper as well as the Huffington Post .
CBS News: How Kavanaugh could shape the coming “watershed” moment for digital privacy
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Bean Station raid: 5 things you didn’t know about U.S. immigration law
Backlogs have clogged immigration court dockets for more than a decade, leading to waits that can add up to years before cases can be heard. Karla McKanders , clinical professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Prosecutors are fighting new Tennessee guideline on sharing evidence that helps defendants
A new legal interpretation would require prosecutors to turn over any evidence “favorable” to defendants.” Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted.
Modern Healthcare: CMS to open new comment period on Kentucky Medicaid waiver
James Blumstein , university professor of constitutional law and health law and policy, is quoted.
Tennessean: Tennessee immigration judges order record number of deportations, denials for asylum
Deportation rates are on the rise in Tennessee. Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted.
National Law Journal: Kavanaugh’s record on class actions thin, but leaves clues he’d restrain them
Brian Fitzpatrick , professor of law, is quoted.
ABA: Reforming law school: Start with the end in mind
Recent changes in law school curriculums are meant to benefit clients and attorneys alike while improving access to justice. Cat Moon, adjunct professor of law, is quoted.
WSMV , Channel 4, interviewed Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, about the significance of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Hill: Logic of Supreme Court’s travel ban ruling leaves a bad taste
In upholding President Trump’s travel ban this week, the Supreme Court made a bold statement about the nature of prejudice and discrimination. Jessica Clarke, professor of law, is quoted.
WTVF , Channel 5, interviewed Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, about the historical significance of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.
Wall Street Journal: Lawsuit challenges Trump’s authority to impose tariffs
Constitutional challenges face President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Tim Meyer, professor of law, is quoted.
Barron’s: Banking with the Federal Reserve
Morgan Ricks , professor of law, collaborated on research which suggests the Federal Reserve should extend banking options to the wider U.S. population.
The New Yorker: Why do we care so much about privacy?
Sarah Igo , associate professor of history, law, sociology and American Studies, recently published a new book called, The Known Citizen, in which she provides a historic perspective on issues of privacy.
Timothy Meyer , professor of law, and Ganesh Sitaraman, associate professor of law, are mentioned.Tennessean: Tennessee Muslim leaders condemn Supreme Court travel ban ruling: ‘We will keep fighting’
Mother Jones: Using 23andMe to reunite families at the border comes with serious privacy risks
Migrants could be putting themselves at legal risk by giving their DNA to the government. Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics and professor of law, is quoted.
Christian Science Monitor: Cell signal: What high court ruling may mean for future of digital privacy
Current technology advances requires new constitutional considerations surrounding digital privacy. Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Judges wouldn’t consider forgiving crippling student loans—until now
For decades, bankruptcy judges refused to consider reducing student loans. That is now changing. Terry Maroney, professor of law, is quoted.
USA Today: Argument against Cyntoia Brown’s life sentence headed to federal appeals court Thursday
Lawyers for a Nashville woman serving a life sentence in prison for murder will appear Thursday before a federal appeals court to argue her sentence is unconstitutional. Terry Maroney, professor of law, is quoted.
Modern Healthcare: Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement faces reckoning in court
The Trump administration and advocacy groups are set to argue over whether the HHS secretary can allow Kentucky to establish a work requirement for people receiving Medicaid coverage. James Blumstein, university professor of constitutional law and health law and policy, is quoted.
Washington Post: Aiming at AT&T and Time Warner, Trump shot from the hip and missed
President Trump responded negatively to AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner. Rebecca Haw Allensworth, professor of law, is quoted.
Forbes: The Supreme Court abandons another constitutional safeguard, only Gorsuch dissents
James Ely, professor of law, emeritus, is quoted.
Washington Times: Supreme Court likely to rack up more reversals for West Coast’s 9th Circuit
Scholars suggest splitting the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may be the best way to improve its losing percentage. Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
Liberals’ worst nightmare: a second supreme court pick for Trump
With the suspected retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Trump could have a lasting impact on reshaping America’s most important court. Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: After federal ruling against Trump, will Tennessee politicians still block people on Twitter?
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
The New York Times: Supreme Court upholds workplace arbitration contracts barring class actions
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that companies can use arbitration clauses in employment contracts to prohibit workers from banding together to take legal action over workplace issues. Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted. Fortune and The Houston Chronicle published related pieces.
Political News: Is Trump’s demand for an investigation into the FBI legal?
Christopher Slobogin , holder of the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is featured as one of eight legal experts about President Trump’s response to recent reports about FBI conduct toward his political campaign.
New York Times: A battle for control of CBS, with far-reaching consequences
Shari Redstone is the target of a highly unusual bid by the CBS chief executive Leslie Moonves to dilute her control of the media giant. Margaret Blair, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise, is quoted.
Economist: Reaching a verdict
In a letter to the editor Owen Jones, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair in Law, writes about how jurors’ limited understanding of legal jargon affects court cases.
BBC: Do long prison sentences deter crime?
BBC Future explores the impact of long prison sentences and looks at how Norway is taking an opposite approach. Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted.
The Economist: Barriers to entry
Gender discrimination, among other issues, can create barriers for those hoping to enter academia. An essay by Jennifer Bennett Shinall, associate professor of law, is cited.
Nashville Scene: Sarah E. Igo’s The Known Citizen considers the case for privacy
Sarah Igo , associate professor of history, law, sociology and American studies, and her new book are discussed.
The Tennessean: Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking to get mental health evaluation
Christopher Slobogin , Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Heavy caseload to blame for Ninth Circuit’s bad rap
The Ninth Circuit, based in the western U.S. and including California, has a reputation for perennially having the worst record at the U.S. Supreme Court. Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is mentioned.
Reuters: U.S. investigators logged Trump lawyer’s phone calls: NBC
Federal investigators kept logs of the phone lines of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Yahoo also shared this piece which quotes Chris Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law.
The Impact Report: How the private sector is stepping up on climate change
Michael Vandenbergh , David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Climate Change Research Network, discusses climate change. This podcast has also been picked up by Green Biz, iTunes, Google Play and Podbean.
Wall Street Journal: Lawyer’s office is unusual target for federal agents
The federal agents’ search of Michael Cohen’s law office was unusual due to attorney-client privilege. Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted. Related stories have also been published by Reuters, Vox and IJR.
The Hill: A year in, Trump’s pick makes waves at high court
Timothy Meyer , professor of law, is quoted.
Daily Journal produced a podcast in which Timothy Meyer, professor of law, explains shifts in political power over international trade.
Wall Street Journal: The worst law in America
Amanda Rose , professor of law, discusses recent attempts to curtail New York’s Martin Act.
Law 360: ‘Blurred lines’ ruling leaves big questions unanswered
A ruling in the Ninth Circuit Court on Wednesday affirmed a two year old ruling on music copyright law by close margins. Joseph Fishman, assistant professor of law, is quoted.
Timothy Meyer, professor of law, is featured as part of a National Constitution Center discussion on the history of trade in the United States and the constitutionality of President Trump’s recent actions on tariffs and trade.
The Tennessean: Tennessee child marriage ban brought back to life, advances in legislative committee
A surprisingly controversial bill that would ban child marriage in Tennessee is moving forward with bipartisan support. Jenny Diamond Cheng, lecturer in law, is quoted.
The Jerusalem Post: Special report says IDF followed int’l law in Gaza War, but had major gaps
The State Comptroller has ruled that the IDF’s targeting and its probes of its attacks followed international law. Michael Newton, professor of the practice of law, is mentioned.
WXNAfm interviewed Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law and Director of the Climate Change Research Network, about his book, Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change. The interview begins around 7:15.
Quartz: Wary of being tainted, some world leaders may not want to negotiate with Trump on trade
President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports in his trademark “make me a deal” style. So, will other leaders want to sit across from the U.S. to make such a deal? Timothy Meyer, professor of law, is quoted.
Pacific Standard: We asked three experts to discuss the role of criminal intent and insanity in our legal system
Christopher Slobogin , Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is featured as an expert in this piece about how different areas of law interact with the insanity defense.
Altitude (podcast) interviewed Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law, and Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, about their taking a creative approach to solving climate change.
The Wall Street Journal: States consider laws allowing courts to take guns from dangerous people
Lawmakers are pushing bills that would allow courts to temporarily take guns from people deemed dangerous. Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted. A similar report also published on MSN .