News & Media http://www.law.uchicago.edu/feeds/newsandmedia.rss en Roin Discusses Illinois Pension Problems on Chicago Tonight http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/roin-discusses-illinois-pension-problems-chicago-tonight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pension Problems </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chicago Tonight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 29, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>From the <em>Chicago Tonight</em> website:&nbsp;</p> <p>Pension liabilities continue to plague the state's fiscal health yet legislation attempting to fix the problem are stuck in the court system. Some lawmakers are looking to amend the constitution in order to fix the problem down the road. How will these plans shake out and who will be on the hook for the money the state does not have to pay its workers? We discuss tonight with Republican state Rep. Thomas Morrison, University of Chicago professor of law Julie Roin, and president of Illinois Federation of Teachers Dan Montgomery.</p> <p><iframe scrolling="no" style="width:640px; height:360px;" src="http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/sites/all/modules/coveapi/cove_cache.php?filter_tp_media_object_id=2365297368"></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-source-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Read more at:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/07/28/pension-problems" title="http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/07/28/pension-problems">http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/07/28/pension-problems</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-faculty-news"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/roin">Julie Roin</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:27:24 +0000 mferzige 22775 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Angela Harris, '86, Interviewed About Her New Book, Presumed Incompetent http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements/angela-harris-86-interviewed-about-her-new-book-presumed-incompetent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-aa-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Original source:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/24902-interview-corporatization-of-universities-leads-to-increased-academic-career-bias" title="http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/24902-interview-corporatization-of-universities-leads-to-increased-academic-career-bias">http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/24902-interview-corporati...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Presumed Incompetent</em> is a courageous, ground-breaking book by women of color that exposes the destructive secret of academia: Universities frequently are biased against bestowing tenure on professors who are not white and of the upper and middle classes. Not only that, nonwhites - people who have worked their way up in higher education from the lower classes - and LGBTQ academics, in general, are frequently looked down upon, viewed as not being as competent as white "members of the club." They are considered - in many cases - "trophy hires" to meet diversity goals, but let go before receiving tenure.</p> <p>Truthout Progressive Pick of the Week Editor Mark Karlin recently interviewed <em>Presumed Incompetent</em> coeditor Angela P. Harris, a law professor at the University of Califonia at Davis, about the challenges facing nonwhite and nonheterosexual academics and the increasing impact of the corporatization of universities:</p> <p>Karlin: What was the motivation of you and your Presumed Incompetent coeditors to debunk the general public perception of universities as liberal bastions of academia that embrace professors on merit without regard to gender, class, race or sexual orientation?</p> <p>Harris: To be honest, we were motivated by our own personal experiences. As women of color faculty ourselves, all of us had faced the "presumption of incompetence" in our own lives, and we suspected the four of us were not alone. We hoped that pulling together a collection of empirical studies, literature reviews and personal stories and essays would help other individual women who were struggling, as well as providing a resource for administrators and others who have power to change procedures and affect the culture of their institutions.</p> <p>Read more at <a href="http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/24902-interview-corporatization-of-universities-leads-to-increased-academic-career-bias">Truthout</a>.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:01:33 +0000 mferzige 22755 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu New Book Tells of Law School Alumna’s Freedom Ride http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/new-book-tells-law-school-alumna%E2%80%99s-freedom-ride <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meredith Heagney </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Law School Office of Communications </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 25, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Carol Ruth Silver, ‘64, was 22 years old and about to start law school when she decided to ride a bus into Mississippi with five men, three white and two black, well aware that their journey would result in her arrest.</p> <p>In a May 1961 entry from her diary, the subject of the new book <em>Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison</em>, Silver wondered, “would the University of Chicago refuse me a scholarship or even kick me out of law school if it found out that I had a jail record?”</p> <p>Despite her fears, the next month Silver boarded a Greyhound bus for Jackson on one of more than 60 Freedom Rides that took place that spring and summer. The Freedom Riders were protesting segregation in the Jim Crow South and testing a 1960 Supreme Court decision that declared segregated facilities for interstate passengers illegal. They were often met not only by police but also violent mobs. &nbsp;</p> <p>Silver was arrested in Jackson and charged with breach of peace for refusing to move out of the so-called “colored waiting room” at the bus stop. She spent forty days behind bars, including time at the maximum security Parchman prison. Amazingly, Silver managed to keep a journal on tiny, hidden scraps of paper, detailing her daily life inside Parchman. That journal was later turned into a manuscript that was published this year by the <a href="http://www.upress.state.ms.us/">University Press of Mississippi</a>.</p> <p>The Law School didn’t reject her for her activism – Silver started here in the fall of 1961, shortly after her release. She wrote back then in her diary that rejection wouldn’t have stopped her anyway. “My interest in law has always been as an instrument for social justice,” she wrote. “If I sacrifice my conscience to my career, what have I left?”</p> <p>Silver, a Boston native and a graduate of the College of University of Chicago, described herself as a “rabble-rouser” throughout her undergraduate and law school careers who focused on helping the marginalized whenever she could. At the Law School, she organized a chapter of the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (LSCRRC) which sent interns to the South to work for civil rights. And she spent the summer of 1963 working at a law firm in Uganda.</p> <p>As a young lawyer, Silver continued her focus on civil rights, working first for the LSCRRC and then for federally funded legal aid programs. She went on to teach at a law school, work as legal counsel to the San Francisco sheriff, and start a Mandarin language school. She maintained a civil legal practice, mostly as a solo practitioner, for 30 years, and also worked in real estate. In 1977 she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, a seat she held until 1989. In 1996 she unsuccessfully ran for Congress.</p> <p>Today, Silver continues her activism on many fronts; she is particularly focused on promoting the education of women and girls in Afghanistan.</p> <p>History Professor <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/dailey">Jane Dailey</a>, who has an appointment in the Law School, contributed this review to the book’s back cover: “This vivid primary source allows an uncensored, unromanticized, and humbling view of the lived experience of young civil rights activists as they made the movement one day at a time, and of a foundational moment in what became Silver’s lifelong commitment to social justice and the daily pursuit of a more perfect Union.”</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-faculty-news"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/dailey">Jane Dailey</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:17:38 +0000 mheagney 22725 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu USA Today Cover Story on Federal Criminal Justice Clinic's Stash House Cases http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clinics/theadvocate/usa-today-cover-story-federal-criminal-justice-clinics-stash-house-cases <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 24, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>USA Today's front-page story about race disparities in stash house cases discusses the <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clinics/mandel/fcjc">Federal Criminal Justice Clinic's </a>ongoing litigation in Chicago, quotes <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/siegler">Clinical Professor Alison Siegler</a>, and links to the clinic's Seventh Circuit brief. &nbsp;Follow this link for the story: &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/20/atf-stash-house-stings-racial-profiling/12800195/">http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/20/atf-stash-house-stings-racial-profiling/12800195/</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:47:13 +0000 jleslie 22719 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Case Discusses LGBT Non-Discrimination Executive Order on Chicago Tonight http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/case-discusses-lgbt-non-discrimination-executive-order-chicago-tonight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Obama Signs LGBT Non-Discrimination Order </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chicago Tonight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/case">Professor Mary Anne Case</a> appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight on July 22, 2014, to discuss President Obama's executive order banning discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors and the federal government.&nbsp;</p> <p>From the Chicago Tonight website: "President Obama signed an executive order on Monday, July 21 banning discrimination against LGBT employees of federal contractors and the federal government. The executive order has two parts: it's now illegal to fire or harass an employee based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity; and discrimination against transgender employees is banned. The president did not include a religious exemption in the order. Mary Anne Case of the University of Chicago Law School joins us on Chicago Tonight to discuss the order and its future impact."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe scrolling="no" style="width:640px; height:360px;" src="http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/sites/all/modules/coveapi/cove_cache.php?filter_tp_media_object_id=2365293812"></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-faculty-news"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/case">Mary Anne Case</a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:12:58 +0000 mferzige 22701 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Ben-Shahar Discusses Disclosure Laws on Chicago Tonight http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/ben-shahar-discusses-disclosure-laws-chicago-tonight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Failure of Mandated Disclosure </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kristen Thometz </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chicago Tonight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/ben-shahar">Professor Omri Ben-Shahar </a>appeared on WTTW's Chicago Tonight on July 22, 2014, to discuss his new book,&nbsp;<em>More Than You Want to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure</em>.</p> <p>From the Chicago Tonight website: "Making informed decisions is crucial, whether a person decides to buy a new phone, undergo surgery or skydive. The law requires organizations and companies to release disclosures, but very few people spend even a minute reading those extensive documents. Omri Ben-Shahar, co-author of <em>More Than You Want to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure</em>, is a skeptic of most required disclosures, and he presents the case for their limitations. He joins us to talk about the difficulty in informing consumers about complex decisions."</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe scrolling="no" style="width:640px; height:360px;" src="http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/sites/all/modules/coveapi/cove_cache.php?filter_tp_media_object_id=2365293819"></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-source-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Read more at:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/07/22/failure-mandated-disclosure" title="http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/07/22/failure-mandated-disclosure">http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/07/22/failure-mandated-disclosure</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-faculty-news"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/ben-shahar">Omri Ben-Shahar</a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:08:03 +0000 mferzige 22700 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Siegler on MSNBC: ATF Targeting of Minorities in Sting Operations http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/siegler-msnbc-atf-targeting-minorities-sting-operations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report suggests ATF targeting minorities in sting operations </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jose Diaz Balart </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MSNBC </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 22, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Professor <a href="http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/siegler">Alison Siegler</a> appeared on MSNBC on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to speak with host Jose Diaz Balart. Siegler discussed the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' tactics in setting up stash houses for sting operations and the allegations that these stings target low level criminals and minorities for arrest for invented crimes.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(Read more of Professor Siegler's comments on this ongoing investigation in <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/20/atf-stash-house-stings-racial-profiling/12800195/">USA Today</a>.) <p><iframe src='http://player.theplatform.com/p/2E2eJC/EmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_jose_minority_140722' height='500' width='635' scrolling='no' border='no' ></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-source-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Read more at:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.msnbc.com/jose-diaz-balart/watch/is-the-atf-targeting-minorities-311082563673" title="http://www.msnbc.com/jose-diaz-balart/watch/is-the-atf-targeting-minorities-311082563673">http://www.msnbc.com/jose-diaz-balart/watch/is-the-atf-targeting-minorit...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-faculty-news"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/siegler">Alison Siegler</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:48:26 +0000 mferzige 22682 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic: Significant Accomplishments 2013-2014 http://www.law.uchicago.edu/clinics/theadvocate/corporate-lab-transactional-clinic-13-14 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 18, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Corporate Lab Transactional Clinic successfully completed in excess of 60 projects during the 2013–2014 academic year in collaboration with companies including Amazon, Accenture, Allstate, Baxter Healthcare, CDW, GE Capital, General Mills, Honeywell, Integrys Energy Group, the Italian Trade Commission, JPMorgan Chase, Lincoln Center, Microsoft, Nike, Northern Trust, Schneider National, Schreiber Foods, Sony Electronics, Stericycle, Verizon Communications, and various start-up companies in connection with the Booth School of Business New Venture Challenge (including one of the winners of the competition, Simple Mills). Honeywell, the Italian Trade Commission, and Schneider National were recently added to the client roster, continuing the Corporate Lab’s focus on major corporations in diverse industries, and the Corporate Lab has also added Motorola Mobility and Blue Haven Initiative (a Pritzker family NGO) as clients for the 2014–2015 academic year. &nbsp;</p> <p>Last June, Corporate Lab student director Phil Caruso spoke about doing business in the U.S. at a conference hosted by the Italian Trade Commission in Castellanza, Italy, entitled “The U.S. Invests in Manufacturing: Opportunities for Italian Mechanical Companies.” &nbsp;Attended by over 75 Italian manufacturing companies and trade representatives from several states, the conference provided advice on entering the U.S. market through distribution channels, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. &nbsp;The Italian Trade Commission connects Italian companies with a team of Corporate Lab students, which assists such companies on contract drafting and corporate governance projects. &nbsp;Following the conference, the Corporate Lab has seen enhanced opportunities to work with the Italian Trade Commission in facilitating cross-border transactions in the years ahead.</p> <p>This September, the Corporate Lab and the ABA Global Anti-Corruption Committee are hosting a conference, entitled “Supply Chain Integrity and Corporate Responsibility: A New Legal Enforcement Landscape.” Representatives from the U.S. Attorney's Office, federal judiciary, non-profit sector, academia, and Fortune 500 companies are expected to attend the conference, with the goal of (a) offering the first symposium to rigorously explore the myriad legal issues related to corporate social responsibility, and (b) composing a publication on the topic thereafter. This follows the path set by the Corporate Lab’s recent and highly successful conference, “FCPA Corporate Compliance Programs and Third-Party Vetting: Toward a Determination of Compliant Practices.”</p> <p>The Corporate Lab continues to be successful due in large part to the interesting projects and high-quality work that draw ambitious students and leading organizations to come together to collaborate on cutting-edge legal projects. &nbsp;For example, the following is a representative sampling of the many projects undertaken by the Corporate Lab over the past academic year:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Drafted and negotiated a settlement agreement relating to a dispute between a client and its distributors;</li> <li>Researched shareholder activism and assembled materials for a presentation to a client’s board;</li> <li>Rewrote a client’s terms of use for software products to maximize user-friendliness;</li> <li>Conducted a public survey to assess the relative importance to consumers of different provisions of a client’s terms of service;</li> <li>Analyzed a client’s social media policy for employees in relation to applicable National Labor Relations Board’s guidelines;</li> <li>Revised a client’s form account agreement and terms of sale to comply with new Federal Trade Commission regulations;</li> <li>Reviewed and cataloged a banking client’s account control agreements to facilitate risk management;</li> <li>Created a “playbook” of software license agreement provisions, ranked from most favorable to least acceptable, to assist a client’s employees in negotiating such agreements; and</li> <li>Assisted a startup client form a limited liability company and negotiate operating agreements.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Beyond these substantive projects, the Corporate Lab has continued to host its very successful Speaker Series. The Speaker Series has given Lab students an opportunity to hear from leading practitioners (from both law firms and in-house legal departments) on core areas of law (e.g., the fundamentals of a specific type of transaction), topical business-and-law issues, and those real-world concerns critical to young attorneys’ success (e.g., client development and networking). In addition to many other esteemed practitioners, the following legal and business leaders participated in the Speaker Series over this past academic year: Phil Bach (Director at Valerience); Dennis Chookaszian (former chairman and CEO of CAN Insurance Companies); John Flavin (director of Chicago Innovation Exchange); Jim Foorman (Senior Managing Director and General Counsel of Guggenheim Capital); John Frank (Deputy General Counsel and Chief of Staff, Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft); Barbara Kolsun (Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Stuart Weitzman); Kingsley Martin (President and CEO at KMStandards LLC); and Vincent Warther (Executive Vice President at Compass Lexecon).</p> <p>Furthermore, through the Corporate Law Fellowship program, recent Law School graduates work as paid fellows in the legal departments of major corporations. This year, two of the Corporate Lab’s clients, Microsoft and Baxter, have each accepted a graduating student as a fellow, and several other companies have expressed interest in participating in the future.</p> <p>Finally, the Corporate Lab hosted the third annual Transactional Challenge for rising second-year law students to provide exposure to transactional practice during the students' first law school summer. Approximately 55 students registered for the Challenge, which allows students to compete against each other in a series of “real world” transactional corporate exercises. The Challenge also gives participating students an opportunity to network with senior in-house counsel and law firm partners as part of a post-competition reception in the fall.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:54:25 +0000 mferzige 22657 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu Futterman on New Transparency in Chicago Police Abuse Allegations http://www.law.uchicago.edu/news/futterman-new-transparency-chicago-police-abuse-allegations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-title"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Police Abuse Allegations Finally Go Public </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Craig Futterman, Jamie Kalven, Jon Loevy and Flint Taylor </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-publication"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chicago Sun-Times </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-datepublished"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">July 18, 2014</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>We stand at a watershed in the long history of efforts to address patterns of police abuse in Chicago. On March 10, the state appellate court held in <em>Kalven v. Chicago</em> that documents bearing on allegations of police misconduct are public information. On July 11, the Emanuel administration announced that it will not appeal Kalven and that it has adopted a set of procedures for implementing the decision.</p> <p>As the plaintiff and attorneys in <em>Kalven</em>, we engaged in extended negotiations with Corporation Counsel Steve Patton and his staff in order to settle the case. The Emanuel administration is to be commended. Not only does its new transparency policy conform to <em>Kalven</em>, in some respects it goes beyond what the decision requires.</p> <p>This is real reform. It is important to understand why.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-news-source-url"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Read more at:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/28718007-452/police-abuse-allegations-finally-go-public.html" title="http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/28718007-452/police-abuse-allegations-finally-go-public.html">http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/28718007-452/police-abuse-allega...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-faculty-news"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/futterman">Craig B. Futterman</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Faculty:&nbsp;</div> <a href="/faculty/loevy">Jon Loevy</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sidebar"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <h2>Read more coverage of this historic decision:&nbsp;</h2> <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/chicago-police-misconduct_n_5586009.html?view=screen"><a href="http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/city-wont-fight-keep-citizen-complaints-against-cops-secret/fri-07112014-652pm#bmb=1">Chicago Sun-Times</a>, July 11, 2014</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/chicago-police-misconduct_n_5586009.html?view=screen">Huffington Post</a>, July 14, 2014</p> <p><a href="http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/524/article/p2p-80806678/">Chicago Tribune</a>, July 15, 2014</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 02:25:32 +0000 mferzige 22656 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu James L. Huffman '72 Nominated to Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements/james-l-huffman-72-nominated-board-trustees-morris-k-udall-and-stewa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-aa-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Original source:&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.officialwire.com/pr/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts-39/" title="http://www.officialwire.com/pr/president-obama-announces-more-key-administration-posts-39/">http://www.officialwire.com/pr/president-obama-announces-more-key-admini...</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:</p> <ul> <li>Mickey D. Barnett – Governor, Board of Governors of the United States Postal Service</li> <li>James L. Huffman – Member, Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation</li> <li>Matthew V. Masterson – Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission &nbsp;</li> <li>Christy McCormick – Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission</li> </ul> <h2>James L. Huffman, Nominee for Member, Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation</h2> <p>James L. Huffman is a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a position he has held since 2013. Previously, he was a member of the Hoover Institution Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity from 2008 to 2013. &nbsp;He joined Lewis and Clark Law School as a Professor of Law in 1978 and served as Dean from 1994 to 2006. &nbsp;Mr. Huffman served on the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council from 2004 to 2005. &nbsp;He was the Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation in 1993 and a Fulbright Scholar in Athens, Greece in 1988. &nbsp;Mr. Huffman received a B.S. from Montana State University, an M.A. from Tufts University, and a J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:28:32 +0000 mferzige 22649 at http://www.law.uchicago.edu