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Faculty in the News

December 21, 2012 - The White House announced that President Obama appointed Professor Michael Ashley Stein to serve as a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

December 16, 2012 - BePress lists Professor Alan Meese as the most popular Antitrust and Trade Regulation author in its database of more than 900 authors. He also is listed in the top ten for Corporations and Enterprise Law in a database of more than 1,300 authors.
Go to the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Commons. View "Popular Authors" on right-side column.
Go to the Corporations and Enterprise Law Commons. View "Popular Authors" on right-side column.

December 11, 2012 - In an Associated Press story,  Professor Linda Malone, who is a pro bono counsel for Nguyen Quoc Quan, a Democracy activist detained in Vietnam, expressed concern about the possible long-term effects on Vietnam "if they come down on [a] U.S. citizen with an extreme sentence for peacefully advocating human rights."  The AP story has been carried by ABC News, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post, the Gainsville (Fla.) Sun, the Idaho Stateman, The Kansas City Star, The Modesto (Calif.) Bee, National Public Radio, the News and Observer, The News Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News, Stars and Stripes, Times Online, the Washington Examiner, and many other outlets.
Read the Associated Press story.

December 8, 2012 - Professors Neal Devins and Tara Grove posted guest commentary on SCOTUSblog, "Commentary on marriage grants: Article III & same-sex marriage."
Read the commentary.

December 4, 2012 - Professor Linda Malone will serve as a pro bono counsel for for Nguyen Quoc Quan, an American citizen and democracy activist who has been detained in Vietnam since April 17, 2012.  The news has been reported by numerous media outlets, including Radio Free Asia, Voice of America (Vietnam), WCVE Public Radio, (W&M) The Flat Hat, and WYDaily.com.

November 30, 2012 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin spoke about the "art" of jury selection in federal white-collar crime trials to Inside Business (Hampton Roads, Va.)
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November 29, 2012 - Professor Adam Gershowitz was interviewed by WVEC ABC 13 about the process by which the Virginia Court of Appeals will issue a Writ of Actual Innocence.  The issue was in the news following the release from prison earlier this month of a local man following a conditional pardon by Va. Governor Bob McDonnell.
Watch the interview.

November 25, 2012 - Professor Michael Steven Green spoke to the San Antonio Express-News about the prospects for extraterritorial application of the U.S. Constitution in a case that alleges that a Mexican citizen was shot and killed on Mexican soil by a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired his gun from across the border.
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November 18, 2012 - First Amendment scholar Timothy Zick is quoted in an on-line editorial published by The Virginian-Pilot titled "The Trouble With Virginia's Plates." The editorial examines a recent ruling by a Chesapeake, Va., Circuit Court judge that held that a DMV rule that bars "socially, racially, or ethnically offensive or disparaging" license plates is unconstitutional. Zick is the author of "Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places."
Read the editorial.

November 6, 2012 - Professor Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program, commented on the prospects for litigation following the election in a CNN article titled "When Will We Know Results of Presidential Race?"
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October 17, 2012 - The University of Virginia School of Law news service reported on a Law and Humanities Workshop held on Oct. 2 at UVa in which Professor Laura Heymann discussed her paper titled "Dialogues of Authenticity."
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October 1, 2012 - A 2010 Georgetown Law Journal article co-authored by Professor Lawrence Baum and Professor Neal Devins was cited by the New York Times in an article titled "Health Care Law Seen as Helping Law but Hurting Court."
Read the NY Times article.

September 2012 - Professor Laura Heymann is quoted in an article by Michelle Fabio published by LegalZoom titled "The Problem of 'Genericide' in Trademarks."
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September 28, 2012 - Professor Adam Gershowitz comments on the public's continued fascination with the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa and the statute of limitations in murder cases in a Christian Science Monitor story about a tip that led police to excavate a backyard in Michigan to search for remains of the labor union leader who went missing in 1975.
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September 28, 2012 - Professor Tim Zick is quoted in a Chicago Tribune article titled "Judge Throws Out Mass Occupy Arrests as Unconstitutional." Zick is author of "Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places" (Cambridge University Press).
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September 28, 2012 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin is quoted about the federal death penalty in an Associated Press story titled "Constitutionality of Death Penalty Challenged by Lawyers for Somalis in Piracy, Murder Case." The story was featured in the Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Post Intelligencer, The Virginian-Pilot and other newspapers.
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September 27, 2012- Professor Allison Orr Larsen was one of five W&M faculty members honored by the College's Alumni Association with a 2012 Alumni Fellowship Award.

September 15, 2012 - Professor Laura Heymann shares her insights on "the line between trademark and copyright" in a Forbes article titled "Can a Company Trademark the Colors on Its Website?"
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September 12, 2012 - Professor Tim Zick shared his views on the Occupy Movement and the debate it sparked about free speech in public places, a debate he says that has been going on throughout the nation's history.  He is quoted in a Discovery News article titled "Five Ways Free Speech Isn't Free."
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September 10, 2012 - A Kansas court in its decision in Soleimani v. Soleimani discussed and cited a law review article by Professor Nathan B. Oman. Professor Eugene Volokh discusses the decision in his blog ("Court Refuses to Enforce Islamic Premarital Agreement That Promised Wife $677,000 in the Event of Divorce").
Read Professor Oman's article. SSRN.
Read The Volokh Conspiracy's discussion of the case.

September 6, 2012 - Professor Adam M. Gershowitz discussed the Fifth Amendment concerns raised when the government seeks to obtain suspects' smartphone passwords from technology companies in the Wall Street Journal article titled "FBI v. Google: The Legal Fight to Unlock Cell Phones."
Read the article.

August 20, 2012 - Professor Tim Zick was a guest of  "Hearsay with Cathy Lewis," a program on WHRV (NPR's Norfolk, Va., affiliate).  The program,"When Free Speech and Free Enterprise Collide," explored the "complex interplay of civil and economic liberties" behind the recent controversy ignited by comments made by Chick-fil-A's president about same-sex marriage.
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August 13, 2012 - Professor Tim Zick commented in the Daily Press on a Virginia court case in which a judge found that "liking" someone on Facebook was not a protected form of free speech ("Scholars Weigh in on Hampton Facebook Case").
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July 13, 2012 - Professor Tim Zick commented on a proposal to limit free speech in Merchants Square, a shopping area located near Colonial Williamsburg. The interview was broadcast by WTKR Newschannel 3 (Hampton Roads, Va.)
Watch the interview.

July 8, 2012 - In his article titled "Should Supreme Court Justices Google?," Washington Post reporter Robert Barnes featured a study by Professor Allison Orr Larsen to be published in the Virginia Law Review.
Read the Washington Post article. Read more about Professor Larsen's study, "Confronting Supreme Court Factfinding."

June 7, 2012- Professor Neal Devins' 2010 Georgetown Law Journal study about Supreme Court Justices lack of interest in public opinion was mentioned in an article in The New York Times.
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June 7, 2012- Professor Allison Orr Larsen's Virginia Law Review article "Confronting Supreme Court Factfinding," was highlighted in a story in The Boston Globe.
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June 6, 2012- Professor Alan Meese's blog posts on his "Bishop Madison" blog are mentioned on "The Originalism Blog."
Read the post.

May 16, 2012 - Professor Timothy Zick is quoted in an article about free speech and spatial tactics published on the Remapping Debate website. 
Read the article
"Demonstrators Beware: You Won't Be Seen or Heard."

May 8, 2012 - 1140 WRVA (Richmond) interviewed Professor Timothy Zick about a recent federal decision holding that "liking" a candidate on Facebook does not constitute protected expression under the First Amendment.

May 7, 2012 - Speech Out of Doors, a book by Professor Timothy Zick, is noted in a Chronicle of Higher Education blog. 
Read the blog  "Is Freedom of Assembly a Dead Letter?"

May 7, 2012- Professor Fredric Lederer is quoted in an article on Business2Community about the need to update courtroom technology and the problems associated with it.
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April 5, 2012- Professor Allison Orr Larsen publishes a blog post on SCOTUSblog about how technology has influenced Supreme Court fact finding.
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March 29, 2012- Professor Allison Orr Larsen is quoted is an article in US News & World Report about predictions on how the Supreme Court will rule on the controversial health reform bill.
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March 28, 2012- Professor Alan Meese's blog, "Bishop Madison" is mentioned on a post on Jack M. Balkin's blog "Balkinization."
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March 21, 2012- Professor Timothy Zick is mentioned in an article in The Virginia Gazette about an Institute of Bill of Rights Law discussion he took part in about the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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March 20, 2012- Professor Timothy Zick is mentioned in an article in The Virginia Gazette about an Institute of Bill of Rights Law discussion he is participating in.
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March 15, 2012- Professor Jayne Barnard is quoted in an article on the Huffington Post about the 2nd Circuit's decision not to throw out a judge's rejection of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's $285 million fraud settlement with Citigroup Inc. over mortgage investments.
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March 10, 2012- Professor William W. Van Alstyne is quoted in an article in the Loudoun Times about a Virginia anti-terror bill currently being considered.
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March 5, 2012 - Professor Timothy Zick publishes an op-ed in AlJazeera about the Occupy Movement. The article is also reprinted in the VA Gazette.
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March 2, 2012- Professor Lynda Butler is quoted in an article in the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily about a Virginia proposed eminent domain law. The article is also on Leesburg Today.
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February 28, 2012- Professor Scott Dodson publishes a blog post on SCOTUSblog about the oral arguments heard by the Court in Wood v. Milyard.
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February 22, 2012- Professor William W. Van Alstyne is quoted in an article in The Washington Post on publisher Barney Rosset who died Feb. 21 in New York.
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February 8, 2012- Professor Scott Dodson publishes a blog post on SCOTUSblog about Wood v. Milyard.
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February 7, 2012- Professor Neal Devins is quoted in an article on npr.org about the 9th Circuit Court's decision to strike down California's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.
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February 1, 2012- Professor Nathan B. Oman publishes an op-ed in the New York Daily News about mistaken concerns about Mitt Romney's Mormonism.
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February 2, 2012- Professor Lynda Butler is quoted in an article on LegalNews.com about Michigan Law Professor James Krier being named the 2012 recipient of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize from the Property Rights Project at William & Mary Law School.
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January 31, 2012- Professor Scott Dodson is quoted in BNA's United States Law Week in an article about the Fifth Circuit's ruling in Arena v. Graybar Electric Co. Article by subscription only.

January 28, 2012- Professor Laura A. Heymann is featured in an article for the DailyPress.com.
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January 27, 2012- Professor Nathan B. Oman publishes an op-ed in the Deseret News about President Obama and the myth of manufacturing.
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January 24, 2012- Professor Timothy Zick testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the McPherson Square campsite, which is part of the Occupy DC protest. His testimony was featured in an article on C-SPAN. DCist, The Blog of Legal Times, Fox News, The Washington Post, and the blog Crooks and Liars also reported the story.
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January 24, 2012- Professor Laura A. Heymann is featured in an article for the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily. She will receive the College of William & Mary 's Thomas Jefferson Teaching Award at its Charter Day ceremony on February 3.
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January 21, 2012- Professor Scott Dodson's article "New Pleading, New Discovery" is mentioned on a blog post on the blog Concurring Opinions.
Read the post.

January 13, 2012- Professor Rebecca Green appeared with Jimmy Barrett on WRVA.
Listen to the podcast.

January 12, 2010- Professor Timothy Zick's book Speech Out of Doors: Preserving First Amendment Liberties in Public Places was reviewed in an article on The New Republic.
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January 2, 2011 - Professor Laura A. Heymann is quoted in BNA's United States Law Week in an article about video sharing website Veoh's successful invocation of  the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's safe harbor provision. Article by subscription only.