September 09, 2014
August 21, 2014
In These Times – An article about the National Right to Work Committee and Legal Defense Foundation’s new attacks on unions quotes Associate Professor Matthew Dimick. “Since the representative of the bargaining unit is almost always chosen by some majoritarian process, there is always a danger that exclusive representation carries with it a suppression of minority interests and points of view,” he said.
Aug. 14, 2014
WIVB-TV - A story about a woman who is rescuing stray kittens on Tonawanda Island and a city ordinance that prevents efforts to feed, trap or otherwise care for stray or feral cats quotes Professor Kim Connolly who, with her students, helped shape a trap-neuter-release ordinance in Buffalo.
MintPress News - In an article about the startling number of Americans who are on terrorist watch lists, Associate Professor Anya Bernstein, author of “The Hidden Costs of Terrorist Watch Lists”, says American should be concerned about these watch lists, even if they are not currently affected, because there is “virtually no external oversight” of who is on the list or agency accountability.
WGRZ-TV (Buffalo, NY) - Professor Mark Bartholomew was interviewed about the net neutrality debate.
The Buffalo News - An opinion piece co-written by Lecturer Nan L. Haynes criticizes the Erie County Legislature for its decision to remove members of the community from the Erie County Community Corrections Advisory Board, which works collaboratively with the Sheriff’s Office to improve conditions at our jails and to facilitate communication between the Sheriff’s Office and the community.
The New York Times - An article about plans by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to dismantle the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption because of new laws being put in place, including tougher laws on bribery and corruption, and improved enforcement of election law, quotes Dean Makau Mutua, a member of the commission.
Buffalo Law Journal - Alumni Adoration: SUNY Buffalo Law grads show how UB shaped their future (PDF)
CBS News - Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that human genes cannot be patented, Professor Mark Bartholomew, an expert in intellectual property, law and technology, released a statement saying that the court's ruling struck a "cautious middle ground" that could negatively impact the research industry.
The Buffalo News - Professor
Mark Bartholomew is quoted in an article about a case before the
U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether human genes should be patented
and a local woman in the last stages of ovarian cancer possibly
because of the policy of Myriad Genetics, which controls the
patents behind two genetic tests that can detect a family
propensity for breast and ovarian cancer
Buffalo Law Journal - Article about a legal settlement easing the rules to allow tens of thousands of Medicare patients with chronic conditions to qualify for Medicare coverage of home health care, skilled nursing home care and outpatient therapy reports Professor Anthony Szczygiel has been reaching out to those who advise seniors to let them know certain beneficiaries may be eligible for a re-review of claim denials.
Daily Nation (Kenya) - Dean Makau Mutua wrote an article about why Kenya cannot be ruled from The Hague
Buffalo Business First - Dean Makau Mutua has been selected by the Kenyan government to help craft a new Bill of Rights
Buffalo Business First - Dean Makau Mutua is #110 in Buffalo Business First’s “Power 200: WNY's most influential people”
Niagara Gazette and Lockport Journal - Professor Nils Olsen, an expert in environmental law, is quoted in two articles about a hazardous waste storage and disposal facility in the towns of Lewiston and Porter that has applied to renew its permit to operate with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.