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Faculty in the News

December 15, 2009 - Professor Scott Dodson is quoted in BNA's  The United States Law Week in a story about the Supreme Court's decision in Mohawk v. Carpenter.
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December 15, 2009 - Professor Fredric Lederer is quoted in a story in the Providence Journal about advances in court technology and the evolution of a paperless system.
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December 2, 2009 - Legal History Blog mentions a new article by Professor Nathan B. Oman, "The Living Oracles": Legal Interpretation and Mormon Thought, recently published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought.
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December 1, 2009 - The blog The Juvenile Instructor mentions Professor Nathan B. Oman's article, Preaching in the Court House and Judging in the Temple, 2009 BYU L. Rev. 157, as "fascinating" in its roundup of important articles from 2009.
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November 30, 2009 - Professor Mitchell B. Reiss offers commentary about Iran and its nuclear activities on NPR's All Things Considered.
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November 24, 2009 - A post on Balkinization discusses a pending Supreme Court amicus curiae brief written by Professor William W. Van Alstyne and others in support of the petitioners in McDonald v. City of Chicago.
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November 10, 2009 - The Chronicle of Higher Education publishes a story about the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) new campaign to protect academic freedom.  Professor William W. Van Alstyne contributed to the Report of the AAUP Special Committee, "Protecting an Independent Faculty Voice," issued in connection with the campaign.
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November 2, 2009 - Professor Timothy Zick begins a month-long guest appearance on PrawfsBlawg, a widely-read legal blog.
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November 2, 2009 - Professor Laura A. Heymann's article The Public's Domain in Trademark Law: A First Amendment Theory of the Consumer, 43 Ga. L. Rev. 1 (2009), is cited by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in University of Alabama Board of Trustees v. New Life Art, No. CV 05-UNAS-PT-585-W.
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November 2009 - Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews published a review of Professor Timothy Zick's book, Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places (Cambridge 2009).
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October 24, 2009 - Professor Nathan B. Oman is quoted in a story in The Salt Lake Tribune about religious liberty and gay marriage.
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October 21, 2009 - Professor Timothy Zick launches a new blog called Speech Out of Doors, in conjunction with his recent book, Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places (Cambridge 2009).
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October 14, 2009 - Professor William W. Van Alstyne is one of a number of constitutional law scholars to sign onto an amicus curiae brief in Echostar Satellite v. Levin, pending before the Ohio Supreme Court.

October 13, 2009 - Virginia Lawyers Weekly has a short feature on Professor Jayne Barnard and her designation as a 2009 Leader in the Law.
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October 6, 2009 - A blog post on Balkinization calls Professor Timothy Zick's new book, Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places (Cambridge 2009), "a terrific study of the sterilization of public protest."
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October 5, 2009 - The American Political Science Association's Law and Politics Book Review blog has a review of Professor Timothy Zick's new book, Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places (Cambridge 2009).
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October 5, 2009 - The ABA's Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases includes an article by Professor Scott Dodson discussing Reed Elsevier v. Muchnick, a case involving the jurisdictionality of the registration requirement of the Copyright Act.
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October 4, 2009 - The New York Times publishes an op-ed piece co-authored by Professor Mitchell B. Reiss about U.S. and European foreign policy differences.
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October 3, 2009 - Dean Davison M. Douglas is quoted in a story in the Daily Press about the culminating event of the annual Supreme Court Preview, "A Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor."

October 2, 2009 - C-SPAN broadcasts an online video of the Supreme Court Preview, hosted by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at William & Mary Law School.
Watch the video.

October 2, 2009 - Professor Mitchell B. Reiss is quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about Republican attacks on President Obama's foreign policy strategies.
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October 2, 2009 - Professor Erin Ryan is quoted in the Patchwork Nation blog, an online project of the Christian Science Monitor, in an article about climate change.
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October 2, 2009 - The Belfast Telegraph quotes Professor Mitchell B. Reiss in a story about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's upcoming visit to Northern Ireland.
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October 1, 2009 - Virginia's Hampton Roads SmartRegion.org blog republishes an op-ed piece entitled "Breaking Ground on the New Green Deal" by Professor Erin Ryan.  The op-ed originally appeared on the W&M American Constitution Society blog in early 2009.
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September 21, 2009 - Professor Erin Ryan publishes an op-ed piece entitled "Beyond I-Got-Mine-Jack Health Care."  Versions of the article appeared in the Virginian-Pilot, the New Jersey Star-Ledger, and on the W&M American Constitution Society blog.
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September 18, 2009 - The Daily Press has an announcement about a September 29 Panel on Death Penalty Issues that includes Professors Paul Marcus and Nancy Combs.

September 17, 2009 - Professor William W. Van Alstyne is quoted in a story in the Daily Press about Constitution Day.
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September 14, 2009 - The front page of The DoG Street Journal features a story about Professor Linda Malone being awarded the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in International Environmental Law for 2009-2010.
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September 12, 2009 - Professor Alan Meese is mentioned in a story published in The Deal Pipeline about the Google Books settlement.
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September 8, 2009 - The Associated Press disseminates a story about the settlement proceedings in The Author's Guild v. Google; Professor Alan Meese is one of a number of professors who signed an amicus brief mentioned in the article in support of the settlement.
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September 5, 2009 - Legal Theory Blog features Professor Nathan B. Oman's recent article, "Specific Performance and the Thirteenth Amendment," as its Download of the Week.  LTB editor Lawrence B. Solum says the article is "very interesting and highly recommended."
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September 5, 2009 - Professor Nathan B. Oman's recent article, "Specific Performance and the Thirteenth Amendment," is mentioned on Legal History Blog.
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September 2, 2009 - Professor Mitchell B. Reiss is quoted in an article about the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy in The Irish Echo online edition.

August 31, 2009 - The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland cites to and relies heavily on an article written by Professor Lan Cao in a case about Korean revolving money clubs.
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August 31, 2009 - Professor Mitchell B. Reiss offers extensive commentary on the release of the Lockerbie Bomber on WTOP Radio.
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August 31, 2009 - The American Society of International Law links to a story about Professor Linda Malone on their homepage.

August 25, 2009 - A Reuters article, republished in multiple other media outlets, quotes Professor Mitchell B. Reiss in a news feature about North Korea inviting a U.S. envoy for nuclear talks.
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August 25, 2009 - Professor Nathan B. Oman is quoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch in a story about the bankruptcy claims pending against a local memory-chip manufacturing plant.
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August 25, 2009 - AIDP Blog publishes a post by Professor Linda Malone regarding the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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August 24, 2009 - The Williamsburg Yorktown Daily posts a press release about Professor Susan Grover's appointment to the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs.

August 7, 2009 - A review of Professor Charles Koch's new book in the Columbia Journal of European Law refers to him and his co-editors as "headliners in a transatlantic, superstar showcase of scholars."
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August 6, 2009 - The Seattle Times quotes Professor Mitchell B. Reiss in an article about relations with North Korea.
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August 3, 2009 - The Richmond Times-Dispatch quotes Professor Jayne Barnard in a story about the federal conviction and sentencing of Edward Okun, who was convicted of 23 counts of fraud in Richmond, VA.
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July 27-29, 2009 - Professor Timothy Zick is a participant in a book discussion on Opinio Juris, a prominent international blog, posting three entries: Cyber-Territoriality, Constitutional Domain & the Courts, and The Dark Side of Territoriality.
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July 21, 2009 - Professor Scott Dodson is quoted in BNA's The United States Law Week, Supreme Court Term in Review, on the important civil procedure cases decided by the Supreme Court last term.
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July 20, 2009 - Professor William W. Van Alstyne is quoted in an article on CNSNews.com about Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings.
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July 11, 2009 - Professor William W. Van Alystyne is quoted in The Washington Times regarding a separation of powers issue decided by the D.C. Circuit.
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July 9, 2009 - Foreign Policy in Focus publishes commentary from Professor Michael Stein regarding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which President Obama signed on July 31, 2009.
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July 2, 2009 - Professor Erin Ryan is quoted in a story about President Obama's approval ratings in military communities published in the Patchwork Nation Blog section of the Christian Science Monitor.
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June/July 2009 - Professor Susan Grover is the author of a news story in Virginia Lawyer on substance abuse among lawyers.
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June 30, 2009 - The Wall Street Journal quotes Professor Jayne Barnard in a feature story about the sentencing of Bernard Madoff.
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May 26, 2009 - National Public Radio quotes Professor Neal Devins in an online story about the confirmation proceedings of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
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May 15, 2009 - Perspectives on Politics publishes a book review of Professor Timothy Zick's latest book, Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places.
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