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  • “There’s a perception that people don’t confess to crimes they didn’t commit,” says Laurie Shanks, clinical professor of law at Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y. “But the science is that absolutely they do.”

    From "How much can police lie to suspects? N.Y. rulings suggest there's a limit." in The Christian Science Monitor on Feb. 21, 2014.
  • "Securing a legacy has to be central to what it is that a cardinal does," said law professor Timothy Lytton, the author of "Holding Bishops Accountable."

    "It's not just the bishop's personal legacy. It's the church's legacy, what it is the church is bequeathing to future generations," Lytton said. "This has damaged the church's public role and ability to build a legacy."

    From the article "Church revelations leave faithful 'disappointed, saddened'" in the Chicago Tribune on Jan. 26, 2014.
  • That balance, between competition and cooperation, according to to Timothy Lytton, a professor at Albany Law School, is a delicate one, and this dispute could push that system in one way or another. Lytton, whose book Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrialized Food was published in 2013, said that awarding control over .kosher to OK-Kosher could bring to the certification agency a difficult-to-quantify ancillary benefit, namely, increased internet traffic.

    “If that could be translated into greater market control or greater control over public understanding of kosher standards,” Lytton said, “that might push [the American system of kosher certification] in the direction of centralized control.

    “On the other hand,” Lytton continued, “it might turn out that this is just another small marketing advantage that one agency has over another, and it really is just part and parcel of the competition between agencies.”

    From the article "OK-Kosher wins right to “dot-kosher” domain over competitors’ objection" in The Jewish Journal on Jan. 24, 2014.
  • Timothy Lytton, professor at Albany Law School in New York and author of the book Holding Bishops Accountable: How Lawsuits Helped the Catholic Church Confront Clergy Sexual Abuse, said the issue for the church remains accountability.

    "Its not whether the claims were true, because the church has acknowledged all along that almost all the allegations are true," Lytton said. "The issue is what church officials did to figure out what was true and what was false. What the victims want is accountability."

    From the article "Paper trail of tears: Church role in abuse cases aired" in USA Today on Sept. 21, 2014.
  • Professor Joseph Connors wrote "Resilience: Weathering The Survivorship Vortex With Clients Living With Cancer" for the National Cancer Legal Services Network Blog.
  • Professor Ray Brescia authored the piece "What D School Can Teach L School and the Law" for The Huffington Post on Jan. 6, 2014.