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Faculty Scholarship Update:Lynn Branham
August 20, 2008

"'The Devil is in the Details': A Continued Dissection of the Constitutionality of Faith-Based Prison Units,"
6 Ave Maria L. Rev. 409 (2008)
Branham & Hamden, The Law and Policy of Sentencing and Corrections
(West Casebook, 7th ed.) 2008 Supplement.
As the American Bar Association's representative on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, which accredits prisons, jails, and other adult and juvenile correctional and detention facilities across the country, participated in thirty-five hearings across the country. August 2008
Chair of subcommittee that drafted resolution calling for the establishment of public entities that are independent of any correctional agency to regularly monitor and report publicly on the conditions in all prisons, jails, and other adult and juvenile correctional and detention facilities operating within their jurisdiction. Approved by ABA's House of Delegates, August 2008

Prof. Goldstein on Media Marathon as Announcement of VP Candidates Nears
August 20, 2008

Impresiones latinas: "De exiguo a influyente el VP"
August 21
WHYY Radio, Philadelphia: Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. One hour live discussion and call-in program about the "veepstakes"
August 20
Los Angeles Times: “In announcing a running mate, timing and place are key”
August 18
National Journal:“Unity Tickets Have Met Bad Ends”
KNX Radio, Los Angeles CBS affiliate. Audio not available.
August 15
National Law Journal on Air, XM Satellite Radio’s presidential politics channel “POTUS”.
Transcript of conversation with Ronald Brownstein available.
August 14
The Washington Times:“McCain learns his lessons on No. 2 picks”
August 12
The Presidential Debate Blog, hosted and edited by students at Yale Law School has invited Joel Goldstein to contribute guest posts. His first is "Vice-Presidential Debates and the Presidential Vice Presidency"
August 10
Sain Diego Union-Tribune, “Running mate choice is more than politics”
August 8
St. Louis Beacon Op-Ed: “Runing Mates: Presidential candidates’ biggest, more telling choice”
August 7
Wall Street Journal, “Possible McCain Running Mate Pawlenty Offers Ideas for Reforming Republicans”
August 6
Twin, “Question of the day is ‘will he be’; right one is, ‘should he be?’
August 4
The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Obama, McCain Have Tough Choices Choosing Running Mates"
August 3
The Austin American-Statesman, "Throughout History, Vice Presidents fumed as They Waited in the Wings"
August 1
International Herald Tribune "No. 2 Choice Critically Important in U.S. Election"

Faculty Scholarship Update: Sidney Watson
August 19, 2008

- Plenary panel on Health Reform: Theory, Policy and Politics
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Annual Health Law Professors Conference
Drexel Law School, Philadelphia (June 6).
- Annual Convening of Health Advocates
sponsored by the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance and Missouri Health Care for All
Columbia, Missouri (June 12-13).
- Disability Coalition on Healthcare Reform on "Medicaid Spenddown: Policy and Practice,"
Jefferson City (June 17).

Faculty Scholarship Update: Elizabeth Pendo
August 18, 2008

- Book review, Reviewing Susan Starr Sered and Rushike Fernandopulle, Uninsured in America (2007), 29 J. of Legal Medicine 117 (2008)
- Speech, "Ensuring Equal Access to Reproductive Health Care for Women with Disabilities"
SLU Health Law Symposium on "Disability, Reproduction and Parenting," April, 2008
- Workshop Leader, "Uses of Genetic Information after GINA"
(with Professor Jennifer Bard), Bioethics Summer Institute
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, June 2008
- Panelist, "Protecting Populations at Risk"
(presented on access to women's health care for women with disabilities)
Health Law Professors Conference of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Drexel Law School, June 2008
- Speech "What's Hot in Health Law for Those Who Don't Teach It"
(presenting on employment discrimination issues)
SEALS Conference, July 2008
Appointed to Legal panel of the Editorial Board of the Cambridge Dictionary of Bioethics

Faculty Scholarship Update: Matthew Bodie
August 13, 2008

94 Virginia Law Review 1 (2008), "Information and the Market for Union Representation"

Francis Nevins on Copyright Law
August 4, 2008

August 4
Missouri Lawyers Weekly published an article by Prof. Nevins, "Authors, 'will bumping' and termination, a short lesson in copyright law"

Nic Terry Offers Safe Blogging Tips to Physicians
August 2, 2008

June issue of Missouri Medical Law Report's cover story "Web Risk: Blogging can be a medically useful tool for doctors; but details could doom your career" features an interview with Nicolas Terry about the pros and cons of physician blogs. Terry tells the Report, "Doctors are members of a highly regulated profession, maybe the most highly regulated one. With their work comes a lot of legal risk. And to a large extent, that risk depends on what doctors are blogging about."

Health Law Program Highlighted in St. Louis Magazine
August 1, 2008

August 2008 issue of St. Louis Magazine features "Best Doctors '08" and the best Health Law program in the country, our own Center for Health Law Studies. Director Tim Greaney is quoted in the article. (article not available on line)

SLU Law Welcomes Five New Faculty Members
July 31, 2008

Saint Louis University School of Law welcomes five new members to its faculty. Robert Gatter (Univ. of Pennsylvania, J.D. ’90) and Elizabeth A. Pendo (UC Berkley, J.D. ’93) have accepted full professorships and join the school’s nationally recognized Center for Health Law Studies.
Professor Gatter is leaving Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law and Professor Pendo is departing Saint Thomas University School of Law.

Newly appointed assistant professors include: Jeff A. Redding (Univ. of Chicago, J.D. ‘00), who has just completed a fellowship at Yale Law School; Karen Petroski (UC Berkley, J.D. ’04), who has been a litigation associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco; and Yvette Liebesman ((Georgetown Univ. J.D. ’06), associate at Ropes & Gray, LLP, Boston.

These new professors have diverse backgrounds ranging from bioethics, economics and sociology to oceanography, comparative literature, Arabic and Urdu. “This is a multi-talented group of teachers,” said Dean Jeffrey E. Lewis in making the new appointments, “who will add new breadth and scope to our excellent faculty roster. Our students will benefit from their individual talents as well as their experience and knowledge of the law and the legal profession.”

Law Library Director Honored
July 30, 2008

July: Mark Bernstein received the Spectrum Article of the Year Award from the American Association of Law Libraries at their July conference in Portland, Oregon. His article, "One Size Fits All No More: The Impact of Law Specialization on Library Services" was published in the March 2007 issue of Spectrum, the official magazine of the AALL .

Prof. Goldstein Provides Historical Insight For
July 28, 2008, “VP Picks: Once the Province of Party Bosses”
July 28: History News Network, Op-Ed, "Why the Vice-Presidential Nominees Will Be Presidential"
July 27: The Arizona Republic, "Ideal VP Pick Bolsters Candidate, Doesn't Reveal Weaknesses"
July 25: KMOX Radio, St. Louis, interview with Joel Goldstein on potential vice presidential candidates, "A Governor for Veep? It's Been a Long Time"
July 20: Florida Sun Sentinel, "Who would you place odds on to become Republican and Democratic vice-presidential nominees?"
July 18: Minneapolis Star Tribune: Politically Connected Blog "Veep fatigue? Here’s an antidote"
July 15: Business Week "The Ethics of Picking a Vice President"
July 6: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Veep Best Bets are D.C. Insiders"
July 6: Tallahassee Democrat, "Crist Unlikely VP for McCain"
July 6: Pensacola News Journal, "Scholars: Crist Unlikely VP Pick"

Estate Tax Implications for Family Considering Sale of Rams
July 28, 2008

KMOX 1120 AM Radio, St. Louis. Brad Fogel was interviewed about estate taxes faced by the family heirs to the Rams football franchise if they choose to sell the team.

Prof. Ammann on Re-Opening Firefighter's Lawsuit
July 28, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: " Firefighter’s family seeks new deal" Robert Patrick reports on re-opening of a lawsuit involving a firefighter's family and the manufacturer of safety equipment blamed for his death.

Clinic Represents Disabled Illinois Residents in Lawsuit to Save Home
July 25, 2008

John Ammann, Law Clinic Director announced filing of a lawsuit on behalf of the residents of the County Shelter Care Home in Madison County, Illinois. The County has announced plans to close the home in October. A hearing has been set for Aug. 19. See video and print coverage of the story:
The St. Louis Daily Record

How Private R Ur Txt Msgs?
July 20, 2008

The National Law Journal, "Embattled Mayor Seeks Refuge in 'Texting' Case". Text messages led to criminal charges against the mayor of Detroit who is seeking to defend himself with a recent ruling on text message privacy handed down by the 9th U.S. CIrcuit Court of Appeals. Prof. Teri Dobbins told the Journal that she doesn't view the 9th circuit ruling as a prohibition of text-message auditing in the workplace, "I don't think employees should feel confident that no matter what they do that it will remain private because I don't think the opinion goes that far, by any means."

Coverage of the InBev Takeover of A-B Requires Professors' Expertise
July 15, 2008

St. Louis Daily Record: "Not Much Room to Sue Over Deal" quotes Professors Bodie and Fogel on lawsuits related to the InBev-Anheuser-Busch merger.
July 14: KMOV-TV, St. Louis featured an interview with Matt Bodie on their 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts discussing the meaning and consequences of A-B/InBev merger.
July 14: St. Louis Daily Record interviewed Professors Brad Fogel and Matt Bodie on the InBev/A-B merger.
July 14: KWMU, Public Radio, St. Louis interviewed Matt Bodie on A-B's acceptance of $70 a share offer from InBev.
July 8: St. Louis Post Dispatch's Mound City Money Blog turned to Prof. Matt Bodie's Prawf's Blawg in an effort to determine if InBev can actually force removal of Anheuser-Busch's board of directors under Delaware corporate law.
July 7: Missouri Lawyers Weekly, "Bud FIght, The Anheuser-Busch Legal Board Game" quotes Matt Bodie on InBev's lawsuit to force out A-B's board.
July 1: St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of the InBev take over bid for Anheuser-Busch includes an interview with Brad Fogel on the growing number of shareholder lawsuits against A-B and its board to enter negotiations.
Matthew Bodie examines the hostile takeover bid in his PrawfsBlawg post: An Anheuser-Busch Puzzle: When is a Classified Board No Longer Classified?

July 3, 2008: Professors on the Air
July 3, 2008

KMOX Radio, St. Louis: Matthew Bodie was interviewed live on the morning news on the recent 9th Circuit ruling on Fourth Amendment rights and employers' rights to read employees' text messages.
KWMU Radio, St. Louis: Joel Goldstein is a guest on St. Louis On The Air to discuss the history of the vice presidency and the selection process in the current campaign.

July 1, 2008: Judge Nannette Baker '94 Makes History on Missouri Court of Appeals
June 30, 2008

St. Louis Business Journal reports that Judge Nannette Baker '94 is the "first black woman in Missouri to preside over a state court" with her election as Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. Judge Baker will serve a one-year term and succeeds Judge Patricia Cohen.

June 27, 2008: Prof. Anders on Supreme Court's 2nd Amendment Ruling
June 27, 2008

Anders Walker was quoted in the St. Louis Daily Record on the Supreme Court's ruling in the District of Columbia v. Heller case which struck down the District's handgun ban. Prof. Walker predicts the NRA will file lawsuits in other cities with restrictive gun control laws.

Joel K. Goldstein
June 23, 2008

"Vice Presidential Scholar is No. 1 on No. 2s" reads the page one headline on the June 3, 2008 edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The subject of the profile could be none other than our very own Joel Goldstein. Reporter Jake Wagman wanted to know who is this man that every news outlet in the country turns to when it's time to select vice-presidential candidates? Local and national media continue to consult Prof. Goldstein on the race for vice president:
June 5, 2008: The Chicago Tribune, “Hillary Clinton: Wild Card in Veepstakes”
June 7, 2008:The Associated Press, "Arizona Dems Would Take A Hit If Napolitano Leaves Early"
June 8, 2008: Sarasota Herald Tribune, "McCain/Crist? To many, it’s a good/bad idea”
June 8, 2008: KTVI-TV, St. Louis , "Could Obama Pick a VP Candidate from Missouri?"
June 12, 2008:South Florida Sun-Sentinel, “Does Gov. Charlie Crist Have what It Takes to be McCain’s Running Mate?”
June 13, 2008: Voice Of America Radio,"Why the Search for a Running Mate has become a Bigger Deal"
June 20, 2008: The Hill, "Cheney Gets Last Laugh"
June 21, 2008: The Toronto Star, "U.S. election: Does a running mate really matter?"
June 24, 2008: Bloomberg News, "John Adams Wannabes Tremble as Obama, McCain Teams Seek Vices"
June 25, 2008: KQED-FM, public radio in San Francisco. Joel was a guest on the live morning news program "Forum" with host Michael Krasny. Other guests included Chris LeHane, former press secretary for Al Gore throughout the 2000 campaign and a democratic consultant who spent six years in the Clinton White House; and Jack Pitney, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, and a former national republican official and Capitol Hill staffer.
June 26, 2008: History News Service, Op-Ed: "When Congress Failed to Stop the Vietnam War"
June 30, 2008: The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Choosing a No. 2: The ins and outs"

Thomas L. Greaney
June 13, 2008

Tim Greaney attended a conference at Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics, June 13-14, 2008. He presented a paper Competition Policy, Organizational Structures and Fragmentation at the meeting. Visit the conference web site: Our Fragmented Health Care System: Causes and Solutions.

June 18-19, 2008, Tim attended the American Antitrust Institute's 10th Annual National Conference in Washington, D.C. He led a panel discussion on healthcare and pharmaceuticals. This year, the conference focused on the presentation of AAI's Transition Report on Competition Policy for the next Administration. The report will articulate the public policy agenda of AAI while providing the next Administration with specific suggestions for legislation and enforcement priorities.

Alan Howard
June 10, 2008

Alan Howard was quoted on the Web site and the AMA's about doctors' efforts to restrict patients' online comments about their medical services, June 9, 2008.

Elizabeth Pendo
June 3, 2008

Elizabeth Pendo was featured in a Consumer Affairs segment on KTVI-TV, St. Louis on June 4, 2008. She was interviewed by Elliot Weiler about employees' legal obligations to pay for medical costs when their employer has not paid health insurance premiums.

Joel K. Goldstein
May 27, 2008

Joel Goldstein has been busy on the media campaign trail as speculation grows about who the presidential candidates will choose as running mates. Read Joel's expert advice to the candidates in recent articles in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor.

Thomas L. Greaney
May 21, 2008

Tim Greaney, contributed a commentary to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the need for a combination free-market/government-controlled health care system, May 21, 2008.

Roger Goldman
May 20, 2008

Roger Goldman was a guest on KWMU's St. Louis on the Air radio program May 19, 2008. The Legal Roundtable discussion focused on policies and laws governing police misconduct.

Prof. Goldman was also featured in an article in The Missouri Lawyers Weekly about the landmark 1948 Supreme Court case Shelley v. Kraemer that prohibited courts from enforcing racial covenants - a form of housing discrimination - practiced in St. Louis and other cities.

Alan Howard
May 19, 2008

Alan Howard was quoted in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly about the approval process of ballot initiatives, May 19, 2008.

Patricia Harrison and Jesse Goldner
May 15, 2008

Professor Harrison and Goldner were quoted in a story about the law clinic's medical-legal partnership pilot program that provides patients with legal aid necessary to get proper health care. Article was carried in The St. Louis Daily Record, The Countian, and The Kansas City Record.

Michael A. Wolff
May 14, 2008

Mike Wolff was asked by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU about criteria the next president should consider if he or she must select a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Bill Frievogel mentioned the survey of Wolff and other legal experts in his "Law Scoop" blog on the St. Louis Beacon.

Joel K. Goldstein
May 13, 2008

Maine Public Radio broadcast a speech Joel Godlstein delivered at the University of Southern Maine on the role of the Vice Presidency in presidential elections on May 13, 2008. The speech highlighted the 1968 campaign of Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie. Goldstein has been conducting research at the Muskie archives at Bates College this semester. Prof. Goldstein was also a guest on a local " target="_blank">television program in Portland, Maine on May 10, to discuss the 1968 race and the candidacy of Edmund Muskie.

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