January 25 - Professor Fredric Lederer was quoted by The Expert Institute on advancements in HD resolution for videoconferencing that make it "possible to see minute details of an expert witness during testimony." The article noted that the Center for Legal and Court Technology, of which Professor Lederer is the Director, is "the leader for exploring the use of [video conferencing] technology in the legal context, especially in courtrooms during trial." Read the article.
January 25 - Professor Neal Devins was quoted by the LA Times about the role of state solicitors for a story about Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz's career as the Solicitor General of Texas. Read the story.
January 23 - In a time when the country is, in his words, "in the grip of a great fear—fear of foreign terrorism," Professor Timothy Zick blogged about the "cosmopolitan" dimension of the First Amendment, "one that is concerned with preserving and protecting cross-border expressive and religious rights." Read the post in Ten Miles Square (a blog by the staff and friends of the Washington Monthly). Professor Zick's most recent book is "The Cosmopolitan First Amendment: Protecting Transborder Expressive and Religious Liberties" (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
January 21 - The Washington Post published an op-ed by Professor Jeffrey Bellin titled "How the Supreme Court Can Change Politics as Usual." In the piece, Bellin argues "[n]othing has a better chance of changing the pay-to-play U.S. political culture than the highest court in the land pointing out that the routine practices of local, state and federal politicians are federal felonies — for both the contributors and the recipients." Read the op-ed. The Free Lance-Star (Fredricksburg, Va.) quoted from Professor Bellin's op-ed in a January 27 editorial titled "In McDonnell Case, Court Can Define Corruption." Read the editorial.
January 19 - Professor Jeffrey Bellin discussed the Supreme Court's decision to review the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell with Cathy Lewis on Hearsay (89.5FM). Listen to the program. Daily Press also quoted Professor Bellin in an article about the Court's decision. Read the article.