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In the News

 
 
  • Professor Timothy Lytton's book Kosher was cited in The Canadian Jewish News article "Bus shelter flyer raises claim of a 'kosher tax'" on Sept. 4, 2014.
  • Professor Ray Brescia wrote the op-ed "As School Year Begins, Thinking Outside the Tort" for The National Law Journal on 8/25/14.
  • Vincent Bonventre, an Albany Law School professor, said the lack of verified facts in the conflict and the broad discretion attorneys general have in how to act make judgments about Schneiderman's role difficult.

    "It's all very murky and a lot of it is because he's not talking and some of the people who are talking don't seem to be making it any clearer," he said. Bonventre noted some commissioners, including co-chairman William Fitzpatrick, were quoted by the Times in private emails complaining about interference by Cuomo, yet publicly say there was none.

    "But if there was something that pretty clearly ought to be investigated because it was suspicious, he should have investigated it," Bonventre said of Schneiderman. "What isn't clear is exactly what was going on. Fitzpatrick says everything was wonderful. But we're pretty sure everything wasn't wonderful."

    From the article "Moreland controversy becomes issue in AG's race" in Newsday on July 29, 2014.
  • Albany Law School professor Vincent Bonventre said he doesn’t expect Cuomo or his aides would face obstruction of justice charges or other legal problems for simply trying to control the panel.

    “But if he or anybody in his office interfered with subpoenas, with the activities of the commission, to cover possible crimes of corruption, that’s not legally permissible,” he said.

    From the article "Moreland Commission members being made deputy attorneys general could come back to bite Cuomo" by the New York Daily News on July 25, 2014.
  • Professor Vincent Bonventre appeared as a guest on Time Warner Cable News' Capital Tonight to discuss recent court decisions related to the Affordable Healthcare Act on July 22, 2014.
  • Professor Patrick Connors was interviewed for the article "NYRA turns it around" in the Schenectady, N.Y., Daily Gazette on July 13, 2014.
  • "We know for a fact, these children face a very perilous journey up through the southern board, it's not an easy journey and at some point there's opportunity to be exploited by human trafficking circles," said Sarah Rogerson, a professor at Albany Law School.

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    "Children have been coming to this country for a very long time. The fact that we have a greater volume of children arriving at a certain point is something we need to address, but we have the infrastructure currently to welcome these children," said Rogerson.

    From the segment "Feds looking for place to house immigrant kids" by WRGB CBS 6 News in Albany on July 9, 2014.
  • Professor Vincent Bonventre talked about recent Supreme Court decisions with Susan Arbetter on the Capitol Pressroom on June 30, 2014. The same day, Professor Bonventre was also a guest on Time Warner Cable News' Capital Tonight with Liz Benjamin.
  • Newsday interviewed Professor Michael Hutter about his recent successful argument before the Appellate Division, Third Department, on behalf of a 9/11 volunteer for the article "9/11 responders, advocates seek workers' comp benefits" on June 22, 2014.
  • President & Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews was profiled in the spring 2014 issue of Columbia Law School Magazine.
  • Patrick Connors, a professor of law at Albany Law School who is the chairman of the Racing Fan Advisory Council, suggested that the commission appoint a group to study New York takeout rates “to see if that would have an impact on business.”

    From the article "More transparency sought from New York stewards" in the Daily Racing Form on May 27, 2014.
  • "For a lively discussion and debate around these important issues, and Common Core certainly, it's hard to think of a more important issue that the state is grappling with right now," said Ray Brescia, the director of the Government Law Center.

    From the segment "Lawmakers, law students talk Common Core at annual breakfast" by Time Warner Cable News on May 20, 2014.
  • Professor Vincent Bonventre discussed the Supreme Court decision on prayer during town meetings as a guest on WCNY's Capitol Pressroom on May 9, 2014.

  • Professor Laurie Shanks was interviewed by NPR affiliate WAMC for the segment "Albany Law School Prof. Offers Thoughts On Legal Battle For Gloversville Chimp" on April 27, 2014.

  • Professor Melissa Breger of Albany Law School observed that, worldwide, two children are sexually trafficked every minute.

    From "Combatting Human Slavery at the United Nations" on Huffington Post April 25, 2014.
  • "What we are talking about is a near-total shutdown of lawsuits against manufacturers and a very narrow window for lawsuits against retail dealers," said Timothy Lytton, a professor at Albany Law School in New York who has written a book examining the history of lawsuits against the gun industry.

    From the article "Pawnshop that sold gun used to kill cop agrees to report more on sales" in the Chicago Tribune on April 22, 2014.
  • “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.