Faculty in the News May - June 2009

Faculty in the News May - June 2009

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New York Times
Patricia E. Salkin, director of the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, said, "There is no right answer because there's no precedent, because this hasn't happened before."
"Come to Order! Not a Chance, if It's Albany," - 6/24/09

WYPR  88.1 Baltimore
Professor Ray Brescia spoke to Baltimore's public radio station WYPR 88.1 regarding Baltimore suing Wells Fargo for foreclosing on homes largely in African-American neighborhoods. 

"This is all about power. . . . One side is not going to yield to the other," said Patricia Salkin, director of the Government Law Center at the Albany Law School. "The only way to get past this, at least temporarily, is to give each side equal power." 
"Stakes are high in State Senate coup" - 6/21/09

Albany Law School Professor Patricia Salkin said the Legislature should create a blue-ribbon panel to devise laws and a new regulating board that will finally fix Albany's ethical culture that has resulted in a series of scandals. She says past reform efforts - she cited a half-dozen since 1954 - have been rushed to law and most ultimately did little.

"It seems as though ethics reform is a staple part of the platform of governors and legislative leaders," she said at the last Senate hearing on the topic, three weeks before the legislative session ends.
"N.Y. Senate hears criticism of ethics proposals" - 6/3/09

Times Union
"Pay isn't fair in a capitalistic system," said Daniel Moriarty, who teaches classes on white-collar crime and business organization at Albany Law School.

Moriarty said shareholders already affect CEO pay because they elect the board of directors that sets the salary. And he said he expects government efforts at modifying executive pay to diminish as anger over the financial crisis fades.
"How much is too much?" - 5/31/09

New York Law Journal
Vincent Bonventre, an Albany Law School professor who tracks Court of Appeals' rulings, said Weaver is the most significant criminal decision since People v. Scott, 79 NY2d 474 (1992), in which the Court upheld defendants' rights in a case involving a police search of a landowner's property based on state constitutional grounds.
 "Warrant required to use GPS to track suspects" - 5/14/09.

Times Union
"Under state law, we should have complete access to all those records," said Bridgit Burke, director of Albany Law School's Civil Rights and Disability Law Clinic.

"We are one of the watchdogs that looks over organizations that are serving folks with developmental disabilities to make sure that abuse and neglect doesn't go unchecked," added Burke.
"Advocates for the disabled sue state" - 5/14/09