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Professor Paul Finkelman spoke about the legal ownership of sports memorabilia in the wake of O.J. Simpson's arrest on the Las Vegas radio show KNPR's "State of Nevada" on Sept. 19, 2007.
Prof. Finkelman is the President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, and Senior Fellow in the Government Law Center at Albany Law School. A specialist in American legal history, race and the law, Prof. Finkelman is an expert in areas such as slavery, baseball law and constitutional law. He was a Fellow in Law and the Humanities at Harvard Law School and received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago. He has published extensively and was the chief expert witness in the Alabama Ten Commandments monument case. He was also a key witness in the suit over who owned Barry Bonds' 73rd home run ball. His work on religion and legal history is cited in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.
On September 20, 2007, Professor Timothy Lytton was interviewed on Chicago Public Radio's "City Show." He discussed the hurdles it takes for gun control legislation to pass. This comes as U.S. Representative Bobby Rush, of Chicago, is introducing a gun control bill that would implement a national gun tracking system.
Professor Lytton has published articles in both English and Spanish on torts, conflict resolution, and jurisprudence. He is the editor of Suing the Gun Industry: A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts (Michigan University Press 2005) and co-author of Jurisprudence, Cases and Materials: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Law (Lexis 2006). His most recent book is Holding Bishops Accountable: How Lawsuits Helped the Catholic Church Confront Clergy Sexual Abuse (forthcoming, Harvard University Press 2007).