UHLC in the News 2014

New York Bans Fracking, Texas Considers How To Ban Fracking Bans

Houston Public Media interviewed Professor Hester regarding New York’s recent ban on hydraulic fracturing.

Law School Trigger Warnings?

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Inside Higher Ed website regarding demands for law schools to adopt “trigger warning” policies.

Is your storm insurance prepared to pay? Expert says TWIA still weak

Professor Chandler was interviewed by Fox 26 regarding the financial condition of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association and a plan by some lawmakers to convince people who live in the interior of the state to help fund the insurer.

Energy MVP: Latham & Watkins' Ryan Maierson

Adjunct Professor Maierson has been named one of Law360’s Energy MVPs, according to an article from the publication.

Texas sex offender program a catch-22 for mentally ill

The Houston Chronicle quoted visiting scholar Melissa Hamilton commenting on the experience of mentally ill persons in the Texas civil commitment program.

Why Gruber Matters, At Least a Little Bit

Professor Chandler’s essay, “Why Gruber Matters, At Least a Little Bit,” from his ACA Death Spiral blog was picked up and linked as recommended reading by the news site Real Clear Policy. The essay examines MIT professor Jonathan Gruber’s statements about section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, the provision at issue in King v. Burwell.

Drumbeat for prosecutions intensifies after CIA torture report

Professor Paust was quoted in an article available on MSNBC.com. The article discusses calls for accountability following the release of a Senate report about the C.I.A.’s interrogation techniques in the years following September 11, 2011. Professor Paust discusses the legal basis of bringing charges against President George W. Bush for international crimes.

Americans Involved in Torture Can Be Prosecuted Abroad, Analysts Say

Professor Paust was mentioned in an article in the New York Times, commenting on the ability of countries (that have submitted themselves to the authority of the International Criminal Court) to arrest a torture suspect and then turn him or her over to the Hague-based tribunal.

Overseas, Torture Report Prompts Calls for Prosecution

Professor Paust’s article was quoted in a story on the New York Times website regarding international reactions to the committee’s report.

The Senate Torture Report and Prior Admissions

The Jurist website published an article by Professor Paust about the recent release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA interrogations

Texas and Supreme Court will kick Obama’s immigration order across the border

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Communities Digital News website regarding a lawsuit that seeks to block President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

Tobacco-Free Hiring Policies

Professor Roberts was interviewed by KTRH regarding an Arizona county that may implement a tobacco-free hiring policy.  Professor Roberts discusses why employers are adopting these types of policies. 

Your class-action settlement check is in the mail. Should you cash it?

Professor Rave was interviewed by CW39 NewsFix regarding whether Toyota owners should cash the checks they receive from the class-action unintended acceleration lawsuit

Jasper Cops Cleared by Grand Jury in Brutality Case

Professor Thompson was interviewed by KRIV-Channel 26 (Fox-Houston) regarding the need for reform after the Jasper County Grand Jury’s decision not to indict two police officers (who were shown in a video violently slamming Shea Diggles head onto a counter and then dragging her to the floor by her hair), clearing both of criminal charges.

Law Professors’ Letter Advocate that Executive Authority to Extend Deportation Deferrals

An article on the National Law Review’s website discusses the NBC News report that mentions Professor Olivas as one of four legal scholars who informed President Obama in a letter (dated November 3, 2014) that he can legally use his executive authority to extend deportation deferrals to the parents of young immigrants.

The NFL Highlights Communication's Role in Compliance; Risky Business

Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell co-wrote an article on the Corporate Counsel website regarding recent NFL scandals and their broader implications for lawyers and compliance professionals.

Greater Houston Partnership Cancels $1 Million Worth Of Local Government Contracts

Professor Linzer was interviewed on Houston Public Media (News 88.7) and was quoted in an article available on the station’s website, regarding the Greater Houston Partnership’s decision to cancel contracts with the City of Houston and other local governments, worth roughly $1 million a year.

Dec. 7: Houston Newsmakers takes on immigration, $550K for children

Professor Geoffrey Hoffman appeared as a guest on KPRC’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall and discussed Texas Governor Elect Greg Abbott’s leadership in the recently filed lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s executive action regarding immigration

93 Merchants Sue Visa & MasterCard

Professor Alderman was quoted in a Courthouse News article regarding a federal antitrust lawsuit filed by 93 merchants that alleges Visa and Mastercard abuse their market power to impose excessive interchange fees

Law Center, JCAP to seek mentors for youth

The Daily Cougar published a notice that the Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project is looking for mentors as part of the Law Center’s youth outreach program.  Professor Dow was mentioned as the program’s founder

 Legislative efforts to modernize laws

Professor Bush is one of the signatories of an open letter to Governor-Elect Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor-Elect Dan Patrick, Speaker Joe Straus and members of the Texas Legislature. The letter supports legislative efforts to modernize laws governing motor vehicle distribution to permit car companies like Tesla Motors to open up their own showrooms and service centers in Texas. A similar letter, which included Professor Bush as a special contributor, was published by the Austin American-Statesman.

Grand jury: how it works and why it is used

Professor Thompson’s quote from a story originally reported by the Houston Chronicle, regarding why grand juries exist, was used in an article on the Week’s website.

Law Professors Weigh In: It is Legal To Grant Deferred Action to Parents of DACA Recipients

A post on the ImmigrationLawProf blog reports that Professor Olivas is one of four legal scholars who informed the president in a letter that he can legally extend deferred action to the parents of recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Law Profs: Legal To Include More Immigrant Parents In Exec Action

An article available on NBCNews.com mentions Professor Olivas as one of four legal scholars who informed President Obama in a letter (dated November 3, 2014) that he can legally use his executive authority to extend deportation deferrals to the parents of young immigrants.

Abbott Takes Lead in Immigration Challenge

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article reported by the Texas Tribune. He comments on a federal lawsuit (filed by seventeen states including Texas) challenging the Obama administration's moves to expand legal protections for undocumented immigrants.

Eye on the Courts: Life Without Parole

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on the People’s Vanguard of Davis website regarding the imposition of life sentences without the possibility of parole.

‘Unpatriotic Loophole’ Targeted by Obama Costs $2 Billion

Professor Wells was quoted in a Bloomberg news article regarding the consequences of corporate inversions.

Immigration Law Professor Michael A. Olivas: Rock and Roll is Here to Stay!

A post on the ImmigrationProf Blog discusses Professor Michael Olivas’ radio show, The Law of Rock and Roll.

The Congressman Doth Protest Too Much, Methinks: Michael A. Olivas

Professor Olivas’ response to U.S. Representative Lamar Smith’s letter published in the Houston Chronicle earlier in the week appeared on the LexisNexis Legal Newsroom blog.

Immigration policy could change the education equation

Professor Olivas was interviewed for a story on the Marketplace website regarding how President Obama’s executive actions on immigration could impact the education of undocumented immigrants.

Abbott: No decision yet on Obama immigration suit

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Associated Press article, available on the Houston Chronicle website, regarding whether Texas Attorney General and Governor-elect Greg Abbott can sue the federal government over President Obama's executive actions on immigration.  This story appeared on multiple news websites.

Olivas: House should be ashamed of its reaction to Obama's executive action

Professor Olivas authored an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle regarding the House leadership’s reaction to President Obama’s executive action on immigration.

What Can Immigrants Expect Following Obama's Executive Order?

KUT FM in Austin interviewed Professor Geoffrey Hoffman regarding what immigrants can expect as a result of the recent executive order on immigration.

Obama's Immigration Speech Was a Bittersweet Moment for "Dreamers"

Houston Press quoted Professor Geoffrey Hoffman discussing the consequences of the new immigration policy and potential dangers for immigrants navigating the new system.

Immigration in Houston, Generational Divide, and Louis Gossett, Jr: Houston Matters for Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Houston Matters interviewed Professor Geoffrey Hoffman on the implication of changing immigration policy for Houston and Texas

Law Center moot court to compete in national championship

A story on the Cougar website reported that the Law Center’s moot court program has qualified to compete in the national championship, with a ranking of 13th in the nation. Blakely Advocacy Institute Director Jim Lawrence was quoted extensively in the article.

How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education

Professor Olivas was quoted by The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled How Obama’s Action on Immigration Will Affect Higher Education.

These Laws Let Accused Rapists Off the Hook

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article in Mother Jones, commenting on the concept of the statute of limitations.

Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference

The Technology and Marketing Law Blog announced that Professor Kumar will participate in the Fifth Annual Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference, which will be hosted by Santa Clara University on March 7, 2015.

Payday loan policy and the art of legislative compromise

Professor Hawkins was quoted in a Colorado Independent article regarding regulation of payday loans.

'Sweeping impact' of immigration overhaul

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Olivas on the large number of Texans that would be affected by a possible overhaul of immigration law

Developer backs down from dense Heights project a decade later

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Mixon on the rarity of Houston real estate developers changing plans in response to community feedback.

The Voting Rights Act at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of the Right to Vote

Professor Rave will take part in a panel discussion on voting rights and gerrymandering on Friday, January 16, at the LSU Law Center, according to an announcement on the LSU Law Center website. The discussion will be part of the Louisiana Law Review’s 2015 symposium, “The Voting Rights Act at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of the Right to Vote.”

Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan’s family has settled with Dallas hospital

Professor Chandler was quoted in a Washington Post article regarding the settlement between Texas Presbyterian Hospital and the family of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan.

Future of Mexico's energy sector

An article regarding the future of Mexico’s energy sector by invited contributor Professor Zamora appeared in the Mexico City newspaper Reforma

Five minutes of fame: law professor thankful to UH for Mexican-U.S. relations

The Daily Cougar interviewed Professor Zamora regarding his career at UHLC.

Judge signs orders to return sex offenders to Texas

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Hamilton discussing a Texas court’s demand that Utah and Virginia return two criminals ‘banished’ from Texas in 2004.

Five Minutes of Fame: Law professor reflects on his career

The Daily Cougar interviewed Professor Emeritus Schuwerk regarding his career at UHLC.

Five minutes of Fame: Law professor focused on change

The Daily Cougar interviewed Professor Emeritus Oren regarding her career at UHLC.

Letter to the Editor: Houston – it’s where America’s future will be worked out

The Daily Cougar published a letter to the editor referring to Dean Baynes’ appointment as Dean this year.

Houston cop killer's conviction overturned

Professor Thompson was interviewed by KPRC-TV (NBC-Houston) and was quoted in an article available on the station’s website.  Professor Thompson commented on the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals’ decision Wednesday to overturn the conviction of a Houston man sentenced to death in the killing of a Houston Police Department officer.

Energy leaders quickly challenge Denton's fracturing ban

Professor Burke was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com, regarding the merits of a lawsuit filed by officials of the state’s General Land Office, contending that Denton’s new hydraulic fracturing ban would improperly hinder its ability to develop mineral resources on behalf of a fund meant to support public schools statewide.

State Rep. Reynolds cruises to re-election while on trial for barratry

Professor Crump was quoted in an article available on the Houston Chronicle’s website, commenting on barratry prosecutions.

Small Summit County firm vets record jury award

Professor Lipton was quoted by Akron Legal News in an article about a trade secrets case in Summit County, Ohio.

The Resegregation of Education in America

Professor Olivas will be speaking at the Education Law Association’s 60th Annual Conference on November 15th in San Diego regarding his book, Suing Alma Mater: Higher Education and the Courts, which was selected by the ELA to receive the Steven S. Goldberg Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Education Law.

Law Center to host University of Missouri professor, web blog founder

Professor Vetter was quoted in an article from The Cougar regarding the Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law’s twenty-first annual fall lecture, which will take place on November 5th and will feature University of Missouri law professor Dennis Crouch.

Malone Gained Double Tax Break in Liberty Address Shift

Professor Bret Wells was quoted in Bloomberg.com article regarding the tax avoidance strategies of billionaire John C. Malone and the recent inversion of his Liberty Global, Inc.

BakerHostetler Adds Ex-Haynes And Boone Energy Litigator

A Law360 article reports that Adjunct Professor Sashe Dimitroff  has joined BakerHostetler as a partner.

Five Minutes of Fame: UH professor and "People's Lawyer" honored for service

Professor Alderman was interviewed for an article appearing in The Cougar regarding his work at the Law Center and the upcoming retirement celebration taking place on Thursday, honoring the careers of Professor Alderman and his retiring colleagues. Professor Alderman gives special thanks to former Law Center deans John Neibel and Ray Nimmer in the article.

The Peoples Lawyer

The Reveille Club of Houston announced that Professor Alderman will be addressing its members and guests on November 6.

Asbestos experts argue on role of Daubert factors in asbestos litigation

Professor Sanders’ article “Admissibility Versus Sufficiency: Controlling the Quality of Expert Witness Testimony in the United States,” 23 WIDENER L.J. 663 (2014), was discussed and quoted from extensively in an article available on LegalNewsLine.com.

DACA CONVENING

Professor Olivas is scheduled to speak at the American Immigration Council’s “DACA Convening” conference to be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Professor Olivas will present on  “a discussion around what DACA teaches us about temporary status, how we can protect the program, and what the implementation of DACA tells us about broader administrative action.”

UH Moment: 'The Law of Rock and Roll'

Professor Olivas was interviewed by 88.7 KUHF regarding “The Law of Rock n Roll,” a series of radio segments that he created about the business and legal aspects of the music and entertainment industry.

One execution in Texas, another stayed in Missouri

Professor Dow was quoted in an article available on WSWS.org regarding the execution of Texas death row inmate, Miguel Paredes.

Texas executes ex-gang member for deaths of 3 in San Antonio

Professor Dow was quoted in an article reported by the Associated Press and available on FoxSanAntonio.com regarding the execution of Texas death row inmate, Miguel Paredes

Are there privacy issues when using big data to solve problems like Cancer or Ebola?

Professor Vetter was interviewed regarding Big Data in health care on This Week in Law 280 on Twit.tv. 

Preservationists win another round at Wheatley High  

Professor Zale was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article on the lawsuit to preserve the old Wheatley High School building in the Fifth Ward, Houston.

Fort Bend DA waited months before notifying defense counsel about tainted evidence

Professor Duncan was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding accusations that prosecutors in Fort Bend County waited months before notifying criminal defense lawyers of undermined evidence in their clients’ cases after a state forensic chemist admitted to falsifying drug evidence

State AG and Education Department to review enrollment procedures for immigrant students

Newsday quoted Professor Olivas discussing immigrant children’s right to public education.

Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

Professor Winnike was quoted in an article reported by the Associated Press and available on CBSNews.com and other news sources, commenting that Texas bars most hospitals from employing physicians directly.

Judge in Adrian Peterson child injury case to stay put

Professor Crump was quoted in an article on HoustonChronicle.com, regarding County District Attorney Brett Ligon’s failed motion to have state District Judge Kelly Case, removed as the judge in the coming Adrian Peterson child injury trial.

Opponents Plan to File Lawsuits If Texas City Passes Measure to Ban Fracking

Professor Burke and Professor Bray were quoted in an article reported by Water Law & Policy Monitor and available on Bloomberg BNA’s website. The professors commented on the merits of a potential lawsuit if the ballot measure in Denton, Texas on Nov. 4 (that would ban hydraulic fracturing within the city limits) passes.

Even terrorists have a right to citizenship

Professor Berman was quoted in an article on the Chicago Tribune’s website, commenting on the constitutionality of removing U.S. citizenship without consent.

Antitrust experts slam Comcast merger plan, warn of threats to Netflix and Amazon Prime

Professor Bush was a signer of a letter by law and economics experts warning that a proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable would violate anti-monopoly laws, and will lead to harm for consumers

Julian Samora Research Institute celebrates 25th anniversary

Professor Olivas will address the 25th  anniversary conference of the Julian Samora Research Institute in East Lansing, Michigan on October 30, according to an article on the Michigan State University website

Biography

Professor Bruhl was one of 50 new members elected to the American Law Institute, according to an announcement on the ALI website.

New dean of UH law center aims to enhance school’s reputation

The Cougar website published an article on Dean Baynes and his plans for the future of the Law Center.

University of Houston Experts Available to Discuss The Ebola Virus

A press release from the University of Houston identifies Professor Seth Chandler as an expert available to discuss the Ebola virus. 

Houston Narrows The Scope Of Controversial Subpoena Of Pastors' Sermons

An article posted to NPR.org included a quote from Professor Linzer that was originally reported by Time on its website, regarding the City of Houston’s recent subpoena of sermons and pastoral communications.

Houston’s Pastors Outraged After City Subpoenas Sermons Over Transgender Bill

Professor Linzer was quoted in an article available on Time Magazine’s website, commenting on the City of Houston’s recent subpoena of sermons and pastoral communications.

How a Wiki Is Keeping Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Alive

Professor Evans was quoted in an article that appeared on the MIT Technology Review website regarding FDA regulation of personal genomics and software that interprets genomes.

Utah Valley University to Present 10th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty

Professor Dow will speak at Utah Valley University’s 10th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty on October 24.  Designed to publicly deliberate the ethical implications of capital punishment, the annual symposium examines current punitive justice methods and highlights restorative justice.

Endorsements 2014

The Houston Chronicle editorial board recommended Professor Barbara Stalder for 280th Family District Court Judge in its complete list of endorsements for the November 4 general election.

AbbVie's Reversal Reflects Uncertainty Over Future Inversion Rules

Tax Analysts quoted Professor Wells discussing corporate reactions to the current state of uncertainty in inversion law.

Guest Blog: Greg Vetter, Oral Argument in Teva v. Sandoz: Patent Law Exceptionalism and Judicial Process

Professor Vetter wrote a guest post for the Hamilton and Griffin on Rights blog about the oral argument in the Supreme Court case Teva v. Sandoz and its implications for patent law.

Amid blowback, city walks fine line on pastor subpoenas

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Linzer discussing the City of Houston’s recent subpoena of sermons and pastoral communications.

UVU to Present 10th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and Death Penalty

Utah Valley University issued a press release stating that Professor Dow will be speaking at its 10th Annual Symposium on Restorative Justice and the Death Penalty on October 23.

Cost of combatting Ebola

Professor Chandler was interviewed on CW39 NewsFix regarding the financial costs to individuals of Ebola treatment.

New online database giving companies access to Fortune 500 compliance codes

Professor McConnell was featured in an article available on InsideCounsel.com, regarding the UHLC’s new compliance database. The article also mentions web developers, Ruth McCleskey and Baroness Adams.

UH Law Center Debuts Database of Compliance Codes for All Fortune 500 Companies

Professor McConnell was featured in an article reported by Texas Lawyer, regarding UHLC’s new compliance database that contains the compliance codes for Fortune 500 companies.

Resource alert: UH database facilitates FCPA compliance benchmarking

Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell and UHLC alumna Michelle Jee co-authored a article available on the FCPA blog regarding the UHLC’s new compliance database and how it can be used to study Foreign Corrupt Practices Act corporate policies.

AbbVie Cold Feet on Deal Shows Some Too Late to Invert

Professor Wells was quoted in an article available on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s website, commenting on the impact of the Treasury Department’s recent announcement of tougher rules on corporate tax inversions.

SAVE THE DATE!

Professor Moll will be a panelist at the 2014 LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Institute on October 16, according to an announcement on the New York Business Divorce website.

Law Center welcomes new dean

An article on The Cougar website discusses the selection of Dean Baynes as the ninth dean of the UHLC. 

2014 CSRC Latina/o Education Summit: Latina/o Education after DACA and the California Dream Act

Professor Olivas will be the keynote speaker at  the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center 2014 Latina/o Education Summit on October 17.  The summit will address Latina/o education after DACA and the California Dream Act. 

Mayor honors community leaders at Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony

Culture Map Houston reports that Professor Olivas received an award for education at this year’s Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony.

Even Supreme Court justices can goof up once in a while

Professor Bruhl was quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press and available on HoustonChronicle.com, commenting on mistakes made by Justices and law clerks of the Supreme Court

Can you choose to die in Texas?

Professor Linzer was interviewed by CW39’s Newsfix regarding assisted suicide in Texas.

Could Hospital Face Ebola Death Lawsuit? Success Unlikely, Experts Say

NBC News.com quoted Professor Chandler on the difficulty of proving causation in tort claims against hospitals discharging Ebola patients.

UH Law Center helps train foreign students in an effort to bridge the 'energy gap'

The Houston Chronicle published an article by Professor Zamora regarding energy reforms in Mexico and how they are being addressed by the Law Center’s partnerships with Mexican universities.

Karnes is a Disgrace

The American Immigration Lawyers Association published an article by Professor Geoffrey Hoffman on its AILA Leadership Blog. The article concerned conditions at the Karnes Detention Center.

The Supremes Won't Hear Gay Marriage Cases, So What About Texas?

Professor Bruhl was quoted in an article on the Houston Press website regarding the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear any of the same-sex marriage cases and what it may mean for Texas. 

Authority for Ebola quarantine 'is as American as apple pie'

Professor Chandler’s recent comments to the Wall Street Journal Law Blog regarding quarantine powers in Texas appeared in an article on the ABA Journal website. 

The Kentucky Law Journal and UK College of Law Present Data Privacy Symposium

Professor Lipton’s work with Professor Patricia Sánchez Abril of the University of Miami will be discussed at the upcoming Data Privacy Symposium at the University of Kentucky College of Law. The symposium, announced by the University of Kentucky in a press release, is dedicated to the question of how we govern data privacy when personal data is ubiquitous.

The NFL's Compliance Fumbles

Adjunct Professor Ryan McConnell co-authored (with UHLC alumna Michelle Jee) an article that appeared in the both Corporate Counsel and Employment Law Strategist about the National Football League’s mishandling of disciplinary actions and managing reputational risk through transparent and consistent disciplinary enforcement.

Award-winning film tugs at heartstrings

The Cougar reports Professor Thompson served as a panelist and answered audience questions after a screening of the film “La Jaula de Oro” (The Golden Dream) at the University Center theater.

The ‘Staggering’ Power of Texas to Control the Spread of Ebola

Professor Chandler was quoted by Wall Street Journal Law Blog on the state power to quarantine the family of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas.

Overseas Deal Rules End One Combo, Alter Another

Professor Wells was quoted in an ABC News report on the recent tax regulations designed to limit the benefits of inversions.  The same report was also posted on other news websites.

Congressional briefing announcement

The Harvard Medical School Personal Genetics Education Project announced that Professor Roberts will be a panelist today at a Congressional briefing on genetics and public policy.

Have A Say In Your Bank Fees

Professor Alderman was interviewed by KTRH (Houston) and quoted in an article available on the station’s website, commenting on how consumers can avoid paying ATM and overdraft fees

A medical school could be on the horizon for the University of Houston as it continues its effort to become a top-tier research university.

President Khator welcomed Dean Baynes in her annual Fall address, according to an article on HoustonChronicle.com, which included the full text of the speech.

Khator praises ‘powerful’ undergrad experience

The Daily Cougar mentioned Dean Baynes in an article that reported on President Renu Khator’s annual Fall address.

DeLay's decade-long legal fight comes to an end

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article on HoustonChronicle.com. The article reported on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ refusal to reinstate money laundering charges against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Professor Thompson commented on the use of the money laundering statute.

Ask an Expert: What Consumer Risks Come with Ridesharing?

Professor Alderman was interviewed on the Obrella Insight website about the consumer risks of ridesharing services.

Arson investigator accused of posting obscene references to Islam on personal Facebook page

Professor Turner was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about an arson investigator with the Houston Fire Department who is accused of posting obscene references to Islam on his Facebook page. 

Gay Marriage Hangs over SCOTUS Docket

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by KTRH regarding the same-sex marriage cases being considered by the Supreme Court.  Professor Bruhl explains that even if the Supreme Court decides to hear one of the cases, the Court is unlikely to issue an opinion on the issue until the end of the upcoming term. 

2014 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards

Professor Olivas will receive an award on October 7th from Mayor Parker at the 2014 Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards Reception for his contributions to education.  Those who would like to attend the reception should RSVP by October 3rd.

INVERSION GUIDANCE HITS PENDING DEALS, NOT PREVIOUS INVERTERS.

Professor Wells was quoted in a Tax Notes article regarding the recently released Treasury guidance on tax inversions.  Professor Wells comments on why the guidance is too narrow and will not stop inversions. 

Hard-earned wisdom found in author's stories of death

Professor Dow’s book, Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life, was featured in an article on the National Catholic Reporter’s website. The article also mentions Professor Dow’s previous memoir, The Autobiography of an Execution.

 Of Course It Is a War, and It Is Lawful

The Jurist website published an article by Professor Paust discussing the constitutionality and international legality of the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Obama proposal fails to squash appeal of inversions

Professor Wells’ quote from the Financial Times regarding the Obama administration’s plan to curb tax inversions was used in an article on Globallegalpost.com

What About Earnings Stripping?

Professor Wells’ quote from Bloomberg regarding tax inversions was used in an article on CFO.com.

Why Mexico’s Legal Reforms Are Not Enough

Professor Zamora was interviewed by The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel on the challenges for Mexican energy reform.

People's Law School returns with free series of seminars

The Houston Chronicle published an announcement by Professor Alderman regarding the “People’s Law School,” to be held on Saturday, October 4.

UH Law Center to offer free classes on basic legal rights

The Daily Cougar published an article on the “People’s Law School.” Professor Alderman was quoted in the article.

BCM Experts Publish Policy Special Journal on Integration of Genetic Sequencing

BioNews Texas published a story about a special policy issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, which features an article by Professor Barbara Evans entitled “Discussion of the Legality of Proprietary Databases Held as Trade Secrets.”

As Law School Struggles to Stay Open, Some See ‘a Canary in the Coal Mine’

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education article regarding the financial difficulties of law schools facing declines in enrollment.

Curbs on tax inversions fail to convince

Professor Wells was quoted in a Financial Times article regarding the Obama administration’s plan to curb tax inversions

Treasury Avoids Toughest Action on Offshore Tax Moves

Professor Wells was quoted in a Bloomberg Businessweek article regarding tax inversions.

Pfizer Seeking Inversions Shows Companies Unfazed by Lew

Professor Wells was quoted in an article on the Bloomberg website regarding tax inversions.

Experts provide much-needed policy analysis for clinical integration of next generation sequencing

Professor Evans authored an article regarding the legality of proprietary databases held as trade secrets for a special policy issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, according to a press release from the Baylor College of Medicine website.

Law Prof To Discuss ‘Genetic Privacy’ At Woodlands Center

Professor Roberts will be speaking today at Sam Houston State University-The Woodlands Center regarding the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, according to a press release from Sam Houston State University. 

Texas court rules anti-’creepshot’ law is unconstitutional

Professor Linzer’s recent comments in the Houston Chronicle regarding the Texas court ruling on the state’s improper photography law appeared in an article on the Washington Post website.

Editorial: For Family court

The Houston Chronicle has endorsed Professor Barbara Stalder for 280th Family District Court Judge in this year’s general election, according to an editorial available on the Houston Chronicle’s website. The editorial also endorsed UHLC alumnus, Jim Evans for the 308th Family District Court and UHLC alumna, Sandra Peake for the 246th Family District Court.

Texas court throws out 'upskirt' photo law

Professor Linzer was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com. Professor Linzer comments on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals’ decision to strike down part of a Texas law banning "improper photography or visual recording" as a violation of federal free-speech rights and an improper restriction on a person's right to individual thoughts.

Main Street Theater makes magic with UH Students

Professor Hester was quoted in an article available on the Daily Cougar’s website, regarding the play, “Peace in Our Time,” produced by the Main Street Theater and UH’s School of Theatre and Dance.

The State Dream Act

Two videos featuring Professor Olivas were posted on the LegalED website as part of a new series on immigration law. 

Perry's lawyers seek to have indictment dismissed

Professor Thompson was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding the recent motion filed by Governor Perry’s lawyers to dismiss the indictment against him. 

Lawmen frequently allowed to trade licenses for plea deals

Professor Dow was quoted in an Abilene Reporter-News article regarding the practice of allowing law enforcement officers charged with criminal offenses to trade in their professional licenses in exchange for leniency in sentencing.

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, Your International Students…

The Johns Hopkins University Press Blog published a guest post by Professor Olivas. The article discusses the consequences international students at  U.S. universities may face after innocently relying on erroneous information or mistaken advice given by campus advisors regarding immigration.

Biggest tax inverters ‘have $21bn offshore’

Professor Wells was quoted in a Financial Times article regarding offshore cash assets held by U.S. companies pursuing tax inversions

Abortion provider to open New Mexico clinic to serve Texans

Professor Bruhl was quoted in an article on HoustonChronicle.com regarding the recent announcement by Whole Woman's Health (which once ran five Texas abortion facilities but recently closed three because of new regulations) that it will open an abortion facility this month in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Energy regulations should be left to experts and politicians, not voters

Professor Burke was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding referendums on energy regulations.

Burger King: It's Not the Taxes. Experts: Dollars to Doughnuts, That's a Whopper

Professor Wells was quoted in a Bloomberg News article regarding the tax consequences of the merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons.

Latinos 2050: Restoring the Public Good

The Julian Samora Research Institute announced that Professor Olivas will be a keynote speaker at its 25th Anniversary Celebration Conference on October 30.

In a patent case, a lawyer misleads a judge - and is rebuked

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Emeritus Schuwerk discussing attorneys lying to judges.

While the gas burns, companies explore solutions

Professor Wells was quoted in an article available on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s website regarding the flaring of natural gas.

Potential Burger King Tim Hortons merger on the menu

Professor Wells’ quote from a Reuters news story regarding the tax consequences of a proposed merger between Burger King and Tim Hortons was included in an article posted on TheGapPartnership.com.

Here is Why Investors are Excited about Burger King (NYSE: BKW)-Tim Hortons (NYSE: THI) Merger

Professor Wells was cited in an article on the Financial Buzz website regarding the merger of Burger King and Tim Hortons.

Expert FAQ: Should Insurance Companies Be Able to Consider Your Credit History?

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article from the NerdWallet website regarding the use of credit-based insurance scores by insurance companies to measure customers’ insurability.

Investors cheer Burger King-Tim Hortons 'combo deal'

Professor Wells was quoted in a Reuters news article regarding the tax implications of the potential merger between Burger King and Tim Hortons, a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain. The article also appeared on news websites such as Yahoo Finance and the Daily Press (Virginia).

Broken levy: How U.S. tax law encourages inversions

Professor Wells was quoted in an article from The Deal Pipeline website regarding the history of the U.S. approach to taxation of multinational companies and how tax laws could be amended to discourage inversions.

Travis County DA relives low point as Perry fights

Professor Thompson was quoted and the UHLC Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) was mentioned in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com. Professor Thompson comments on gubernatorial candidate, Senator Wendy Davis’ proposal to eliminate Texas' statute of limitations on rape.

Companies ask Legal help to fight county lawsuits

Professor Hester was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com. The article reports that Houston businesses and statewide lobbyists are seeking to limit how much local governments can collect in penalties for industrial pollution . Professor Hester comments on whether any other Texas county is seeking "retroactive penalties reaching back over multi-decade periods."

Dropping statute of limitations on rape could have limited effect

Professor Thompson was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article commenting on the public corruption charges against Governor Rick Perry and his potential trial strategy. The article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.

Perry special prosecutor facing questions over his own ethics

ABC-13 interviewed Professor Duncan on ethics concerns regarding the special prosecutor handling Governor Perry’s recent indictment. Professor Duncan’s first appearance is at 2:07.

Legal experts raise concerns about online access to court records of children's cases

The Daily Journal quoted Professor Marrus on how online access to children’s cases could put them at risk of abuse.

Online access to children's cases raises concern

The San Angelo Standard Times quoted Professor Marrus on how online access to children’s cases could put them at risk of abuse.

Houston woman with massive water bill made one key mistake

Professor Alderman was interviewed by KTRK-TV (ABC-13) and was quoted in an article available on the station’s website, regarding a tenant who received a water bill, totaling over $4000.00 because of a major leak underneath the bathtub in her master bathroom.

Navigating Customer Service: What You Should Know

Houston Matters (Houston Public Media News 88.7) interviewed Professor Alderman regarding a recent situation where a customer in a recorded conversation experienced difficulty in cancelling his subscription with Comcast. Professor Alderman discusses how to navigate customer service with respect to consumer complaints.

Amicus brief of “Antitrust Scholars” in N.C. Dental Examiners case

A Washington Post article mentioned Professor Bush as a signer of an amicus brief (which is attached) of antitrust scholars, submitted in the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission (No. 534) case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Easily accessible info on sensitive cases could put children at risk

Professor Marrus was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com regarding the potential impact of posting Harris County court documents in contentious Child Protective Services cases that should be labeled as sensitive, or kept confidential.

Another college campus peril: debit card fees

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on NBC’s Today website regarding debit card fees and their effect on college students.

Prosecutor Breaking New Ground In Perry Corruption Charge

Professor Kwok was quoted in a Law 360 article regarding the public corruption charges against Governor Rick Perry.

University of Houston law professor pays visit to hometown

Professor Thompson was interviewed by KGNS regarding her recent talk at a joint meeting of the Laredo Bar Association and the Gateway Rotary Club about expert witnesses. Professor Thompson discusses how many Laredoans who attend the UHLC go back to become leaders in the community.

UH Law Center Dean Baynes Charts Course: Baynes Administration to Focus on ‘The Power of Legal Education’

The Houston Chronicle posted on its Houston Legal webpage the UHLC press release announcing the beginning of Dean Leonard Baynes’ tenure as the ninth UHLC dean. The same release was also posted by PR Newswire.

Texas gov: Indictment is 'partisan political theatrics'

Professor Kwok was quoted in a USA Today article about Governor Rick Perry’s indictment by a Travis County grand jury on corruption charges.

UH Law Center Dean Baynes Charts Course

Ad Hoc News ran a UHLC press release announcing the beginning of Dean Baynes’ tenure as the ninth UHLC dean.

Schumer Details Interest Deduction Limits in Inversions

Bloomberg Businessweek quoted Professor Wells on proposed legislation designed to recover tax revenue lost through corporate inversions.

The Brief: Latest Abortion Trial Draws to a Close

Professor Bruhl’s quote from a Houston Chronicle article, regarding a case currently being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, in which abortion providers are challenging new requirements for their facilities and doctors under Texas law, was included in an article on the Texas Tribune’s website.

Abortion trial set to conclude with eyes on appeal

Professor Bruhl was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding a case currently being heard in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, in which abortion providers are challenging new requirements for their facilities and doctors under Texas law. The article focused on the likelihood of the case being appealed to the 5th Circuit.

Courts are Making Interesting Rulings on Abortion Restrictions Similar to Those in Texas

Professor Bruhl was quoted in an article on the Houston Press’ website. Professor Bruhl comments on the impact of a potential ruling by the Supreme Court on abortion restrictions as well as a possible ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on the latest challenge to the sweeping abortion restrictions that Texas' legislature passed last year.

The Case Against the Death Penalty — From the Right

Professor Dow was quoted in an article available on the New York Times “OP Talk” blog, regarding lethal injection as a method of execution and the impact of the recent faulty executions on public opinion.

Ill will leads Walgreens to retreat from overseas tax move

Professor Wells was quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press and published on the Houston Chronicle’s website. The article reports on Walgreens’ recent decision not to relocate overseas in order to avoid tax liability and Professor Wells comments on the potential impact of the lack of comprehensive tax reform on future tax inversions by corporations.

Defect in U.S. tax law motivates companies' overseas moves

Professor Wells was quoted extensively in a Houston Chronicle article about U.S. companies that relocate overseas in order to avoid tax liability.

M.D. Anderson fires back at AAUP in tenure dispute

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article available on HoustonChronicle.com, commenting on the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s five-page response to the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)’s plans to investigate the removal of tenure from two M.D. Anderson faculty members.

County's persistence in Wilson residency case questioned

Professor Crump was quoted in the Houston Chronicle on the odds against obtaining a judgment non obstante veredicto. UHLC moot court coach Frank Carroll was also quoted on the topic.

A No-Brainer for the House GOP

Professor Chandler was quoted in a Weekly Standard article regarding the risk corridor rules under the Affordable Care Act.

ObamaCare’s Taxpayer Bailout of Health Insurers and the White House’s Involvement to Increase Bailout Size

Professor Chandler was quoted heavily in ObamaCare’s Taxpayer Bailout of Health Insurers and the White House’s Involvement to Increase Bailout Size, the staff report for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform published yesterday. Words from Professor Chandler’s recent testimony before the committee and posts from his ACA Death Spiral blog can be found throughout the report.

UHLC Prof. Weaver cited for teaching excellence 

Professor Weaver has been awarded the 2014 Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Details can be found on the News and Events page of the Law Center’s website.

A No-Brainer for the House GOP

The Weekly Standard quoted Professor Chandler on insurers benefitting from changes to risk corridor rules under the Affordable Care Act.

Court Ruling Could Mean The End For Fisher v. UT

Professor Olivas was interviewed by KUHF regarding the Fifth Circuit’s recent decision in the Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action case.

Supreme Court Decisions

Professor Bruhl appeared on KUHT’s Red, White and Blue to discuss recent Supreme Court decisions.

Mylan latest to go overseas over taxes

Professor Wells was quoted in an Associated Press article on the use of inversions by U.S. companies seeking to reduce their tax liability. The article appeared in the Houston Chronicle and several other publications.

Water Quality, Recording Laws, and the Men of Moores: Houston Matters

Professor Linzer was interviewed by KUHF’s “Houston Matters” program, regarding the Texas “one party consent” law. An article mentioning the interview was also available on the station’s website.

US Companies Look Overseas for Tax Bill Relief

Professor Wells was quoted in an article distributed by the Associated Press and available on ABCNews.com, commenting on why companies consider inversions.

Streetcar petitions tangled in legal questions

Professor Zale was quoted in an article available on the San Antonio Express-News’ website. The article reports that the opponents of VIA Metropolitan Transit’s streetcar system in San Antonio have delivered what they claim to be 26,749 petitions to the city clerk’s office as part of an ongoing effort to put the rail project to a vote. Professor Zale comments on the validity of the petitions.

Academic highlight: Measuring the circuits’ success in the Supreme Court

SCOTUSBlog.com discusses Professor Bruhl’s forthcoming article, Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note, in a post reporting on articles that analyze the success rate of the courts of appeals in the Supreme Court in cases involving inter-circuit conflict.

UH ranks as top university for intellectual property

Professor Kumar was quoted in an article available on the Daily Cougar’s website, regarding the benefits and use of the University of Houston’s intellectual property and royalties.

Corporate tax scam watch: The 'inversion' craze

Professor Wells was quoted in an article available on the Los Angeles Times’ website, commenting on "inversions," the term used to describe corporate restructurings to make an American company appear to be a foreign firm for tax purposes.

AmEx’s Battle With the Feds Could Mean Lower Costs for Credit-Card Users

Professor Bush was quoted in an article on the Money website regarding a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against American Express over the company’s merchant fees.

Windstorm insurer says it's ready for hurricane season

Professor Chandler was quoted in an article in the Houston Chronicle, commenting on whether the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA)’s cash and ability to sell bonds could cover claims from another major storm.

Houston Newsmakers July 6: Immigration crisis hits Texas

Professor Linzer also appeared on KPRC’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall and discussed the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision and its potential ramifications.

Services Emerge to Help Out-of-State Students Pay In-State Tuition

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article available on the New York Times’ website, commenting on services like “In-State Angels” that help high school graduates establish residency in another state for a fee (roughly 10 to 15 percent of the ultimate savings).

American Express ‘Take It or Leave It’ Rule Goes on Trial

Professor Bush was quoted in an article on the Bloomberg website regarding an upcoming antitrust trial involving American Express’ policy prohibiting businesses that accept their cards from offering incentives to customers who use cards from companies that charge less to process payments.

How the Supreme Court Changed America This Year

Professor Dow was one of the legal scholars asked to reflect on how the Supreme Court changed America this year in an article on the Politico Magazine website.

Supreme Court Takes Antitrust Case Stemming From California Energy Crisis

Professor Bush was interviewed for a story on Houston’s News 88.7 regarding an antitrust case that will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court in the fall. At issue in the case is whether energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws.

What the Hobby Lobby decision means for your business

Professor Linzer was quoted in a story on the Houston Business Journal website concerning the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

Suing Over Speech

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Inside Higher Ed article regarding lawsuits filed by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education to challenge the constitutionality of university speech codes.

New York State Mulls Citizenship for Undocumented Workers

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Bloomberg Businessweek article regarding a proposed New York bill that would grant state citizenship to undocumented immigrants. The story, which originally appeared online, has now been published in the print edition of the magazine.

Chicken kicks up legal skirmish in oil patch

Professor Bray was quoted extensively in an online Houston Chronicle article on the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision on listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.

Supreme Court, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, and Paula Poundstone: Houston Matters

Professor Linzer was one of the two guests on Houston Public Radio KUHF’s Houston Matters program at Friday (June 27) discussing the recent Supreme Court rulings, including cell phone privacy, buffer zones around abortion clinics, and the fiduciary duty of company officers imposed by ERISA. The talk can be heard at the first 22 minutes and 19 second of the program.

U of H Law prof: It's only rock 'n' roll law but I like it

Professor Olivas was the theme of a Texas Lawyer article titled “U of H Law Prof: It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Law but I Like It”.

Fran Briggs Releases the Best of Summer Reading 2014, Part I

Professor Dow’s book, The Autobiography of an Execution, was included in the “Best of Summer Reading 2014, Part I” list compiled by EMedia Campaigns, according to a press release available on PR.com.

Split Supreme Court Limits EPA Ability To Regulate CO2 Emissions

Professor Hester was interviewed by KUHF (News 88.7) and quoted in an article available on HoustonPublicMedia.org, regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate CO2 emissions.

Supreme Court Gives Halliburton Partial Victory In Securities Fraud Case

Professor Rave was interviewed by radio station KUHF regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.

Supreme Court deals severe blow to Aereo

Professor Lipton was quoted in an article available on CBSNews.com, commenting on the recent Supreme Court ruling that Aereo, a service that lets users watch broadcast television on Internet-connected devices with dime-sized digital antennas, is effectively stealing content from the media companies. The University of Houston Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law was also mentioned in the article.

EPA claims victory in high court ruling

Professor Hester was quoted in an article in the Houston Chronicle regarding the recent Supreme Court decision about the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations and what it may mean for future challenges to those regulations.

Scoring the circuits

Professor Bruhl’s research and recent article (Measuring Circuit Splits: A Cautionary Note) was cited in a SCOTUSblog article regarding the Supreme Court’s reversal of federal appeals court rulings in recent terms.

ACA Insurer Payments Pose Risk Of Abuse, Lawmakers Hear

Law360 quoted Professor Chandler’s congressional testimony discussing the risk of insurers manipulating patient risk scores to increase their payments under the Affordable Care Act.

UH Experts Available to Discuss U.S. Patent Office Ruling on NFL Redskins

Professor Lipton was identified as an expert available to discuss the recent U.S. Patent Office ruling regarding the Washington Redskins in a press release from the University of Houston.

PAC pushing for charter amendment to change Bryan City Council voting policies

Professor Zale was quoted in an article from the Bryan-College Station Eagle regarding a proposed amendment to the Bryan city charter that would require all single-member district representatives of the city council to be elected by the entire city.

Hempstead ISD superintendent faces criminal charges

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Thompson discussing a criminal case in which an ISD superintendent who falsified her résumé was charged with government record-tampering.

House Panel Takes Aim At Obamacare Program That Could Cue $1 Billion Taxpayer ‘Bailout’

Professor Chandler was quoted from his testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in an article available on DailyCaller.com. Professor Chandler commented on the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of the costs of the Affordable Care Act’s risk aversion measures.

Obamacare’s Risk-Management Programs Could Cost Billions, Experts Tell House

Professor Chandler was quoted from his testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in an article available on DailySignal.com, regarding the Affordable Care Act’s “risk corridors program.”

House Republicans blast PPACA risk programs

An article available on LifeHealthPro.com quoted from Professor Chandler’s testimony before the U.S. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the Affordable Care Act’s “risk corridors program.”

In New York, a Bill to Grant Undocumented Immigrants State Citizenship

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Bloomberg Businessweek article regarding a proposed New York bill that would grant undocumented immigrants state citizenship. Professor Olivas’ comments were also reported in an article about the bill from the Daily Caller.

Bring Back Our Dollars: Lululemon’s Overseas Cash is Coming Home

Professor Wells was quoted in an article available on the Wall Street Journal’s website. Professor Wells commented regarding the leeway that Lululemon Athletica, Inc. has with respect to designating its foreign cash as held abroad “for the foreseeable future,” according to a February securities filing, and then changing its mind in May, bringing $500 million back to the U.S. and paying the $30.9 million tax.

US electricity markets are anti-consumer

Professor Bush was cited in an article on the Al Jazeera America website regarding manipulation of U.S. energy markets.

The billionaire founder who is ‘suing himself’

Professor Nimmer was quoted in an Economic Times article about a lawsuit involving tech companies Arista and OptumSoft.

Suit seeking in-state tuition for those without legal status dismissed

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding a Georgia court’s dismissal of a lawsuit seeking in-state tuition for immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Death penalty proves to be an inhuman act of moral justice

The Daily Cougar quoted Professor Dow discussing the inequality, costs, and exoneration statistics of death penalty cases.

What Texas Law School Deans Think About Scalia's Proposal for Their Schools

Dean Alderman was quoted by the Texas Lawyer in an article reporting on the comments made by the  deans of Texas law schools on U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s recent proposal for law schools.

Shrinking applicant pool has law schools competing to cut costs

Dean Richard Alderman was quoted in an article from the Houston Chronicle regarding how law schools are competing for a shrinking pool of applicants.  Dean Alderman comments on what the UHLC is doing to attract students and make law school more affordable.

How Texas will fare under new emissions rules is complicated

Professor Tracy Hester was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about the legal authority for the EPA’s proposed regulations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Consumers pay higher prices thanks to Enron tactics

Professor Bush was quoted in an article available on AlJazeera America’s website, commenting on restrictions designed to deter price manipulation in the energy markets as well as the effect of weak punishment for such manipulation.

The Supreme Court's Empty Defense of the Intellectually Disabled

The New Republic published an article by Professor Dow regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Hall v. Florida.

Modern Dust Bowl: In Severe Drought, Some Texas Cities Could Run Out Of Water

Kera News quoted a Politico interview in which Professor Dow discussed Texas’ experience with the death penalty.

UH Law Center professor calls for controls on collection of wage overpayments

Yahoo News published a press release in which Professor Hawkins calls for legal protection for employees facing employer collection of accidental wage overpayments.

Obama Administration Rule Allows for Increased Insurance Bailouts

Professor Chandler’s ACA Death Spiral blog post regarding a Congressional Budget Office estimate of revenue generated by the Affordable Care Act’s risk corridor program was quoted in an article from The New American website.

The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education 60 Years Later

Professor Olivas was interviewed by KUHF’s Houston Matters regarding the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

After Oklahoma’s Botched Execution, Utah to Consider Firing Squad

Professor Dow’s quote in a New York Times article regarding the administration of lethal injections in Texas was included in an article on the Atlanta Blackstar website.

Why Texas Is So Good at the Death Penalty

Politico Magazine published an article by Professor Dow discussing the frequency of executions in Texas and explaining the process of a death penalty case.

University of Houston Law Center hosts juvenile justice symposium

Digital Journal published a press release about yesterday’s UHLC juvenile justice symposium, identical to the UHLC website feature found here. Professor Marrus is quoted in the release, and Professors Marrus, Campbell, and Modi are identified as conference speakers. This item appeared in multiple sources.

Judge finds TxDOT overreached in condemning land

Professor Bray was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding a Harris County judge’s ruling that the Texas Department of Transportation improperly acquired land for a proposed transit project.

Two Weeks After Botched Oklahoma Execution, Texas Plans To Kill Another Man Tonight

Professor Dow’s quote in a New York Times article about the administration of lethal injections in Texas was included in an article on ThinkProgress.org.

With Just Hours To Go, Federal Court Halts Texas Execution

Professor Dow’s quote in a New York Times article regarding the administration of lethal injections in Texas was included in an article distributed by NPR and available on NorthCountryPublicRadio.org.

Facing Challenge to Execution, Texas Calls Its Process the Gold Standard

Professor Dow was quoted in a New York Times article about the administration of lethal injections in Texas.

New Rules Aim To Keep School Doors Open For Undocumented Students

In an NPR broadcast, Professor Olivas discussed instances of public schools improperly asking for immigration documentation.

Supreme Court Roundup: Decisions that Matter for Higher Education

The National Association of College and University Attorneys published notice that Professor Olivas will be speaking at its 2014 annual meeting about Supreme Court cases affecting higher education.

DA still could indict Pratt if new evidence arises

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Thompson on whether backdating of court orders by a judge would be in violation of statute.

The 2014 Annual Conference on ADR

Dean Alderman, Professor Schuwerk, and Professor Willis each gave a talk at the 2014 Annual Conference on ADR on Friday, May 2. The conference was held at the South Texas College of Law.

Still Time To Register

Dean Alderman announced on the Consumer Law and Policy Blog that UHLC’s Center for Consumer Law will present the Teaching Consumer Law Conference on May 30-31 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Law Profs Weigh In on Georgia DACA Tuition Lawsuit

An amicus brief authored by Professor Olivas and signed by a number of immigration law professors was noted on LexisNexis Legal Newsroom – Immigration Law.

Hernández v. Texas: A Legacy of 60 Years

Professor Olivas and his book Colored Men and Hombres Aquí:  Hernández v. Texas and the Emergence of Mexican American Lawyering were mentioned in a blog post from the In Custodia Legis blog regarding the 60th anniversary of Hernández v. Texas.

Texas prosecutors' shooting simulator stirs debate on whether it promotes pro-police mindset

Professor Thompson was quoted in an AP news article on the U.S. News & World Report website regarding a shooting simulator used by the Harris County district attorney's office to help grand jurors better understand what someone sees when confronted by a threat.  The article also appeared on multiple news websites such as NPR and KHOU.

Deans Step Down at Three Law Schools

National Law Journal article reporting on recent announcements regarding the deans at various law schools mentions the selection of Leonard Baynes as the new dean of the UHLC.  

Ripple effect of family judge's actions still being felt

Professor Oldham was quoted in an article in the Houston Chronicle regarding a family court judge’s rule banning all contact between a divorcee's children and a new significant other. 

The Slush Fund

The Weekly Standard quoted Professor Chandler regarding adjustments to two programs of the Affordable Care Act to funnel more money to insurers.

New UH law school dean will seek to boost applicants

The Houston Chronicle published a story on the selection of Leonard Baynes as the next dean of the Law Center. The story focused on Baynes’ plans to expand the Law Center’s pool of applicants.

$3 Million Award in Drilling Suit Sparks Legal Worries

Professor Burke was quoted in a Texas Tribune story regarding the use of Texas nuisance law in claims against oil and gas companies.

A Texas-sized bankruptcy for giant Texas energy deal

Professor Bush was featured on the radio show Marketplace, in a story regarding the bankruptcy filing by Energy Future Holdings Corp.

Free tacos hard to swallow for convenience stores

Professor Chandler was quoted in a San Antonio Express-News story regarding Spurs Sports and Entertainment’s complaints about a San Antonio Spurs-related promotional offer at Taco Cabana restaurants

Gov. Rick Perry's office not saying whether he sent emissaries to negotiate with DA

Professor Kwok was quoted in an El Paso Times story regarding allegations that Governor Rick Perry illegally used a line-item veto to pressure Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign

Virginia Attorney General Opens In-State Tuition to Students Brought to U.S. Illegally

Professor Olivas was quoted in a New York Times story regarding a legal opinion issued by Attorney General Mark R. Herring of Virginia that would allow children brought to the United States illegally to qualify for in-state tuition at Virginia’s public colleges and universities. 

Report: 4% of Death Row Inmates Wrongly Convicted

Professor Thompson was quoted in a story on radio station KTRH regarding wrongful convictions of death row inmates

High U.S. Tax Rates Responsible for Pfizer

Inversion, Camp Argues

Professor Wells was quoted in an article published by Worldwide Tax Daily regarding the proposed merger of Pfizer Inc. and AstraZeneca PLC.

UH Law has a new dean – Leonard Baynes of St. Johns law school

A press release on the Houston Chronicle website reports on the selection of Professor Leonard M. Baynes of St. John’s University School of Law as the new Dean of the University of Houston Law Center.  Dean Alderman was also mentioned.  The selection of Professor Baynes was also reported on other online news sources, including National Law Journal, Immigration Prof Blog, and the Faculty Lounge.

More Than 4% of Death Row Inmates May Be Innocent

Professor Dow was quoted in an article from the Science website regarding a new study which found that more than 4% of death row inmates may be innocent

Data Murky on Fertility Rates

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article in the New York Times regarding the accuracy of success rate data available on fertility clinic websites. 

Pfizer move to join tax-driven deal-making raises red flags in U.S

Professor Wells was quoted in an article from the Reuters website concerning New York advertising firm Omnicom Group Inc.'s proposed $35-billion merger with Paris rival Publicis Groupe SA and whether the transaction is a corporate inversion.  The article appeared on multiple news websites.

A strike at heart of education policy; Supreme Court ruling overlooks danger fickle voters pose to rights of minorities.

An op-ed by Professor Olivas was published in New York’s Newsday. Professor Olivas comments on the Supreme Court’s Schuette decision and the dangers of leaving higher education policy decisions in the hands of voters.

Patent Cases Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Curb Lawsuit Abuse

Businessweek quoted Professor Janicke explaining the Supreme Court’s recent interest in patent cases.

Does the Rick Perry grand jury lean Democratic?

Professor Kwok was quoted in an article available on NewsOk.com, commenting on the impact of the party affiliation of Grand Jury members on the investigation into whether Governor Perry abused his power when he carried out a threat to veto $7.5 million in state funding for public corruption prosecutors last summer.

Woman learns hard way car history reports not always up to date

Dean Alderman appeared on KTRK-TV to comment on the duty of a car dealership to disclose information about a car’s repair history.

Roberts Court: States Can Ban Affirmative Action

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the New Republic website regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, which upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of race in university admissions.

Supreme Court upholds ban on affirmative action in college admissions

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Politico website regarding the Schuette decision.

The woman who killed affirmative action. Twice.

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Politico website regarding Jennifer Gratz, a petitioner in the 2003 case Gratz v. Bollinger, in which the Supreme Court ruled that the University of Michigan’s admissions policy was unconstitutional.

Status Quo on State Bans on Affirmative Action

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article on the Inside Higher Ed website regarding the Schuette decision.  

Four years after Deepwater Horizon: has offshore safety improved?

The Ecologist website republished an article by Professor Weaver regarding the state of offshore safety regulation since the Deepwater Horizon blowout. The article was originally published by The Conversation.

A Reflection on Drafting Justice

Professor Olivas authored a blog post on A Community of Higher Ed Scholars blog titled “A Reflection on Drafting Justice.”  The blog post is an edited version of the remarks he made at the American Educational Research Association Awards Lecture upon receiving the AERA Social Justice in Education Award for 2014.

Working to Prove Innocence of Inmates

Professor Dow was quoted in a New York Times article discussing proposals by some to develop a centralized intake system for letters from inmates seeking to be represented by law schools clinics like the Law Center’s Texas Innocence Network.

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

Professor Kwok was quoted in an Associated Press article regarding the grand jury investigation into whether Governor Perry abused his power when he carried out a threat to veto $7.5 million in state funding for public corruption prosecutors last summer.  The article appeared on multiple news websites such as the Houston Chronicle and Yahoo News.

Cougars and lawyers mix and mingle at River Oaks Country Club with Gatsby style

Culture Map Houston reports that the University of Houston Law Center’s 38th annual gala raised close to $525,000.  Dean Alderman was identified as an attendee.

Deepwater Horizon: four years on and offshore safety remains questionable

The Conversation ran an article written by Professor Weaver on lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout.

Iran Escalates Dispute Over U.N. Envoy

Professor Paust was quoted in an article in the New York Times concerning the Obama administration’s refusal to grant a visa to Iran’s new ambassador to the United Nations.

Katy lawyers to focus on mediation

Adjunct Professor John W. Kelly Jr. will give a talk on mediation at a lunch meeting of the Katy Bar Association on April 22, according to an announcement in the Houston Chronicle.

Sen. Paul’s April Fool’s Day award

Professor Bret Wells’ recent testimony at a hearing before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding the tax practices of the Caterpillar corporation was discussed in an article in The Hill. 

Smart Connections- A Network Initiative Developed by Prep for Prep

Professor Olivas spoke at the plenary session of the 2014 Smart Connections Conference in New York City on April 11.  The plenary panel’s topic was “Undocumented & Undeterred: Empowering and Supporting DREAMers.”

Texas woman sentenced to life in stiletto-heel killing

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article available on Reuters.com regarding a life sentence given to Ana Trujillo for stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Woman who stabbed Swedish boyfriend to death with STILETTO jailed for life

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article available on Mirror.co.uk regarding a life sentence given to Ana Trujillo for stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Woman Who Murdered Lover With Stiletto Heel Gets Life Sentence

Professor Thompson was quoted in an article available on HNGN.com regarding a life sentence given to Ana Trujillo for stabbing her boyfriend to death.

Pennsylvania law pits "neighbor against neighbor" in fracking feud

Professor Weaver was interviewed by CBS This Morning regarding a dispute among landowners in Pennsylvania over pooled gas leases.

CATERPILLAR AND PwC COME UNDER FIRE AT SENATE HEARING

Professor Wells’ recent testimony at a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations regarding profit-shifting and the international tax practices of the Caterpillar corporation was discussed in an article from Tax Notes. 

David Dow Is Compassionate Enough to Humanize the World’s Most Hated People

Professor Dow’s book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book About Life, was featured in an article on PopMatters.com. Professor Dow’s memoir, The Autobiography of an Execution, was also mentioned in this article.

UH Law Center Professor David Dow, Founder Texas Innocence Network.

Professor Dow and UHLC alumna Kelly Hickman were featured in a press release distributed by PR news and available on Emag.Co.UK, regarding her work on the Robert Lynn Pruett case, which is the focus of the new BBC Three documentary Life and Death Row. Clinical Professor Jeff Newberry was also mentioned in the press release.

Is Your Online shopping cart illegal?

Professor Vetter was quoted in an article on TechPageOneDell.com, commenting on the risk of patent infringement.

Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflight: Ethics Principles, Responsibilities, and Decision Framework

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report entitled Health Standards for Long Duration and Exploration Spaceflight: Ethics Principles, Responsibilities, and Decision Framework. Professor Barbara Evans served on the IOM committee that wrote the report.

Regarding the recent NLRB decision and college sports

The Johns Hopkins University Press blog published a guest post by Professor Olivas. The post concerns the recent decision by National Labor Relations Board Chicago regional director Peter Ohr that would allow football players at Northwestern University to vote on unionization.

TESTIMONY-BY: BRET WELLS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
AFFILIATION: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON LAW CENTER

Professor Wells testified on Tuesday at a hearing of the Investigations Subcommittee  of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. His statement, which addressed profit-shifting and the international tax practices of the Caterpillar corporation, was published in full by Congressional Quarterly. 

At Hearing, Caterpillar Defends Tax Practices

The New York Times reported on Professor Wells’ testimony.

Caterpillar's Tax Strategy Stirs Senate Debate

The Wall Street Journal reported on Professor Wells’ testimony.

Caterpillar Says Legal Swiss Tax Move Pared Unneeded Costs

Bloomberg Businessweek reported on Professor Wells’ testimony. The article was picked up by several news outlets, including Accounting Today and Canada’s National Post.

Caterpillar, PwC Executives Defend Swiss
Tax Strategy to Senate Investigations Panel

 Bloomberg BNA’s Tax and Accounting Center reported on Professor Wells’ testimony.

Houston navigators race to enroll residents in Obamacare

Professor Chandler was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. 

Life and Death Row: Student fights to prevent prisoner facing execution

Professor Dow and UHLC alumna Kelly Hickman were quoted in an article from the Daily Express (UK) website regarding her work on the Robert Lynn Pruett case, which is the focus of the new BBC Three documentary Life and Death Row

Neighbors bicker in Pa. over forced gas drilling

Professor Weaver was quoted in an AP story about a Pennsylvania’s forced pooling law and drilling in the Utica Shale formation. The article was picked up by numerous news outlets, including the Washington Post.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Hearing

The Washington Daybook reports that Professor Bret Wells will testify at a  hearing for the Investigations Subcommittee  of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday, April 1. The Subcommittee will continue its examination of the structures and methods employed by multinational corporations to allocate income outside of the United States and how such activities are affected by the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations.

What kind of return do you get on your money when you buy an all-inclusive travel package?

 The Washington Post quoted Dean Alderman discussing the right to a refund for travel package deals.

 Obamacare's National Enrollment Looks OK, But States Matter More

National Public Radio quoted Professor Chandler discussing enrollment in the Affordable Care Act.

Celebrating Another Phony ObamaCare Milestone

The Federalist quoted Professor Chandler’s blog, ACA Death Spiral, on possible insurance premium increases under the Affordable Care Act.

Barge firm faces long legal haul

Oil spill could bring years of litigation, stiff penalties

Professor Burke was quoted in an article concerning the Galveston Bay oil spill in today’s Houston Chronicle, commenting that the barge company may face liability under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act because the spill was near routes used by migratory birds.

Immigrants without legal status in U.S. sue Georgia for in-state tuition

Professor Olivas was quoted in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution article about a lawsuit challenging Georgia’s University System’s denial of in-state tuition benefits to undocumented students with deferred action status.

What Will We Learn From New Transparency In Privately-Run Texas State Jails? ………Will Texas be ready for the next big hurricane?

Professor Chandler was quoted by Texas Public Radio in an extensive interview on the readiness of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association for a major hurricane.

BP Back in Gulf Waters Thanks to the EPA

Professor Hester was quoted extensively by Houston Press on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency again allowing the British Petroleum back into bidding for federal offshore drilling rights.

Stand Your Ground, or Murder?

Professor Thompson was quoted several times by Houston Press on two recent Houston cases involving the right to standing one’s ground. 

International Aspects Of the Camp Tax Reform Plan

Professor Wells was quoted in an article from Tax Notes International regarding changes to the foreign base company sales income rules in the draft international tax reform legislation released by the House Ways and Means Committee.  The article begins on page 1057. 

Racing with the Legal Computation Machine at the Inaugural Center for Computation, Mathematics, and the Law Workshop

Professor Chandler spoke at the inaugural workshop of the University of San Diego Law School’s new Center for Computation, Mathematics, and the Law, according to an article from the Law 2050 website.  Professor Chandler discussed software he has developed to extract and evaluate data from healthcare.gov.  

Law professor: Be yourself and grow

Professor Paust was interviewed by the Daily Cougar regarding his current work and what inspired him to choose a career in law.

Tax professor devoted to helping students

Professor Asofsky was featured in an article in the Daily Cougar. The article focused on Professor Asofsky’s work with the Law Center’s LL.M. program in tax. 

Law professor tackles climate change

Professor Hester was featured in an article in the Daily Cougar. The article focused on Professor Hester’s work in the areas of climate change and environmental law. Professor Jacqueline Weaver was also quoted in the article.

AERA Announces 2014 Award Winners in Education Research

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced that Professor Michael Olivas has received its Social Justice in Education Award for 2014. The announcement appeared on the AERA website.

Football Players Win Union, for Now

Professor Olivas was quoted in an article available on InsideHigherEd.com commenting on the implications of a National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) regional office’s decision to allow Northwestern University football players to unionize.

100 found in Houston 'stash house' – horrors routine, but on bigger scale

Professor Olivas was quoted by the Christian Science Monitor in an article on the recent discovery of an immigrant “stash house” in Houston.

Medical Card Pays for Endorsements

Professor Hawkins was quoted in an article on the Fox Business website regarding CreditCare’s use of paid endorsements for its medical credit cards.

Young Invincibles Are Killing Obamacare

Professor Chandler was mentioned in an article available on BloombergView.com regarding the Kaiser Family Foundation calculations of the impact of young adult healthcare enrollees on costs.

Medical card pays for endorsements

Professor Hawkins was quoted by CreditCards.com on a report on the CareCredit medical card been fined by regulators for deceptive marketing.

Judge under fire for not upholding state laws

Professor Crump was quoted in a Houston Chronicle—Ultimate Houston report on 9th State District Court judge Kelly Case. 

Windstorm insurance has Texas in tough spot 

Professor Chandler’s op ed. Windstorm Insurance Has Texas in Tough Spot was published in the Houston Chronicle.

Instagram Policy Ruling Shows How To Avoid Privacy Suits

Professor Lipton was quoted in a Law360 article about Instagram's recent court victory that rejected a proposed class-action lawsuit against the company. The lawsuit claimed Instagram breached contracts with users after it changed terms with regard to how it handles user information.

Ruminations: Just Vengeance

A columnist's article in the Canton Citizen quoted an interview with Professor David Dow originally published in The Nation magazine.

DOI's Atlantic Drilling Plan Gives Enviros A Clear Target

Law360 quoted Professor Burke discussing potential environmental challenges to proposed seismic oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic Coast.

Olivas Wraps Up Day 1 With Social Justice Award Lecture

AERA announced that Professor Olivas will present the 2014 Social Justice in Education Award Lecture at its annual meeting on April 3.

History re-born at state historical association meeting

Big Bend Now mentioned Professor’s Olivas’ discovery of the papers of Alonso Perales in a discussion of the history of Spanish-speaking Texans.

UTSA College of Public Policy lecture: immigration law expert speaks March 17

UTSA Today announced that Professor Olivas will deliver a lecture at the University of Texas at San Antonio on Monday, March 17. The lecture, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Impact on Undocumented College Students,” is part of the UTSA College of Public Policy Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Stay of Execution

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on capital punishment in the Brown Political Review

Mar. 9 Newsmakers: Primaries set stage for political showdowns

Professor Bruhl appeared on KPRC’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall on Sunday, where he discussed the future of Texas’ gay marriage ban after a federal district court judge in San Antonio struck down the law as unconstitutional.

Deadline Nears for Those Eligible for Affordable Care Act Insurance

Professor Chandler was interviewed by News 92 FM, discussing the tax penalties eligible individuals will face if they fail to obtain health insurance

Montgomery County judge finds rulings, self in hot water

Professor Crump was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article regarding a controversial Montgomery County judge who has been accused by some of not upholding Texas law after appellate courts have overturned his rulings on several occasions.

A Dream Deferred: Undocumented at Harvard

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Harvard Political Review article about the rights of undocumented students who have been granted deferred action through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

City of immigrants: University of Houston Law Center celebrates four success stories

The recent UHLC Arrival Awards event was discussed in an article from the CultureMap Houston website.  Professor Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted about the event.  Dean Richard Alderman and UHLC alumna Sofia Adrogué, who was an award recipient, were mentioned as well. 

Man fights valet company for more cash after driver crashes, totals SUV

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KTRK abc13 regarding the remedy that a vehicle owner is entitled to after a valet driver totaled his car. 

Obamacare Is Affordable, So Long As It’s Outside Obamacare

Heartlander Magazine quoted Professor Chandler’s blog, ACA Death Spiral, discussing why insurers may have recently gained standing to sue over the latest modification of the Affordable Care Act.

$319M Verdict In Dallas Pipeline Trial Stuns Industry

Law360 quoted Professor Moll discussing popular misconceptions regarding the requirements of partnership formation.

TIC trouxeram novos desafios legais

Semana Informática interviewed Professor Nimmer regarding issues in intellectual property law affecting electronic media

In U.S. mergers, no one waits for this waiting period

Professor Bush was quoted in a Reuters article about the Tunney Act’s increasing irrelevance as merger settlements close in advance of final judicial approval. The article, which discusses the antitrust law in the context of the American Airlines and US Airways merger, was picked up by numerous news outlets.

High Risk Texas Storm Insurer Severely Short of Money says Expert

Professor Chandler appeared in a news item on Fox 26 News on Monday evening. Professor Chandler commented on the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s financial condition and its potential inability to pay claims in the event of a hurricane.

Houston Author David Dow’s Death and Dying Lowdown

The Texas Observer reviewed Professor Dow’s new book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying. 

Undocumented Memphis students hope for passage of in-state tuition bill

Professor Olivas was quoted in a Memphis Commercial Appeal article, commenting on bills in the Tennessee legislature that would make undocumented students who have spent at least five years in Tennessee schools eligible for in-state tuition.

Chesapeake, Encana face criminal antitrust charges in Michigan

Professor Bush was quoted in an article distributed by Reuters and available on Yahoo News, regarding the criminal antitrust charges against Chesapeake Energy and Encana Corp. in Michigan.

Latest unlawful Obama administration “fix” may create standing for challenges

Professor Chandler’s recent blog post from his ACA Death Spiral blog regarding the Obama administration’s latest “fix” to the troubled roll out of the Affordable Care Act was featured on the Real Clear Policy website. 

Law professor publishes book about death

The Daily Cougar profiled Professor Dow in connection with the publication of his book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book About Life.  Professor Duncan was also quoted recommending the book.

The U.S. Was Ready to Impose Sanctions on Ukraine. Why Not Venezuela, Too?

The New Republic quoted Professor Weaver discussing the likelihood of China purchasing surplus Venezuelan oil in the event of a US embargo.

Georgia business groups speak out against state legislation

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted Professor Olivas explaining the legal status of persons in the US without authorization who have been granted “deferred action” for humanitarian reasons.

Health as a Bottleneck

Professor Roberts’ blog post “Health as a Bottleneck” appeared on the Concurring Opinions blog as part of an online symposium regarding the book  Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity. 

Anadarko makes changes to board of directors

The Oil & Gas Financial Journal reports that Professor Chase has been elected as an independent director of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

The Obama Administration Reportedly ‘Debating’ Cold Blooded Murder

Conservative Action Alerts quoted Professor Dow’s letter to the New York Times criticizing the targeted killings of US citizens overseas as illegal.  This item appeared in several sources.

Flood of emails in taxi fight has city pleading for mercy  

The Houston Chronicle quoted Professor Lipton questioning the validity of the City of Houston’s claim that ridesharing service Uber is harassing the city by forwarding petitions from Houston residents.

Judge Rules Texas Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Professor Bruhl was also interviewed by radio station KTRH regarding the ruling.

Despite A Judge's Ruling, Gay Couples Still Can't Get Married In Texas

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by radio station KUHF for a story on a U.S. District Court ruling that declared Texas’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

18th Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference Agenda

Professor Olivas is scheduled to speak, on “Higher Education and the Courts: Legal Issues Involving Faculty, Students, and Immigrants,” at the general session of the 18th Annual Texas Higher Education Law Conference to be held March 24-25, 2014.

Mexico: Marching Into A Brave New Future

Professor Zamora participated in a briefing that was held at the law offices of Fulbright & Jaworski in February 2013, according to an article available on MetroCorpCounsel.com. The article included an excerpt of Professor Zamora’s comments and mentioned the Center for U.S. and Mexican Law as a co-sponsor of the briefing.

Marketing to College Students Appears to Have Declined

Professor Hawkins’ article, “The CARD Act on Campus,” 69 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 1471 (2012), was cited by the GAO Report, “Credit Cards: Marketing to College Students Appears to Have Declined” (February 2014), on page 21, footnote 24.

Win contest and meet Selena Gomez  

The Houston Chronicle referenced Dean Alderman as a consumer law expert in a discussion of a dispute over a car battery warranty.  This item appeared in February 20 print edition of the paper.

For family court

The Houston Chronicle endorsed both UHLC Civil Clinic Staff Attorney Barbara Stalder and UHLC alumnus Steve Kirkland in their respective family court judicial campaigns.

Will world's most notorious drug trafficker be extradited to U.S.?

Professor Paust was interviewed by Click 2 Houston regarding whether drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman will be extradited to the United States.

Finger Furniture fails to deliver furniture to some customers

Dean Alderman was interviewed by Houston’s KTRK-TV for a story on a local furniture store that has failed to deliver furniture to some of its customers. 

Moody's downgrades BISD bond rating

Professor Kwok was cited by the Beaumont Enterprise in an article on the downgrading of the Beaumont Independent School District’s bond rating.

In Valentine's Day Tradition, Gay Couples Ask For Harris County Marriage Licenses

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by KUHF Houston Public Radio, regarding challenges to Texas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage.

UTSA College of Public Policy - Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor Olivas will speak about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and its impact on undocumented students at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s College of Public Policy, as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will take place on March 17 at 5:30 pm according to an announcement on the KTVU website. 

Reform Update: Jan. enrollment surge seen as sign of recovery from bungled Obamacare launch

Professor Chandler was quoted by an Modern Healthcare report on the January surge of the enrollment through the state and federal health insurance exchange.

Appointing Federal Judges: Bad Idea!

IND Media quoted Professor Dow noting the Supreme Court’s disapproval of the 5th Circuit’s handling of capital cases.  This item appeared in several sources.

"U.S. Debates Drone Strike on American"

The New York Times published a letter to the editor from Professor Dow concerning the Obama administration’s drone strike policy.

The deep shame of capital punishment in America

Professor Dow was quoted in an article on the death penalty published by The Week. The article highlighted Professor Dow’s latest book, Things I’ve Learned From Dying.

Will Texas' Same-Sex Couples Benefit From New Federal Protections?

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by radio station KUT of Austin for a story on the recent extension of federal protections to same-sex married couples.

Anadarko Announces Board of Directors Election and Retirements

Professor Chase has been elected by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to serve as an independent director of the company, effective Feb. 12, 2014, according to an announcement available on Finance.Yahoo.com. Professor Chase was also appointed as a member of the Board's Governance and Risk Committee.

 No Decision Yet on Texas Gay Marriage

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by KTRH (AM 740) and was quoted in an article available on the station’s website regarding the future of pending lawsuits challenging bans on same-sex marriage

No jail in 'affluenza' case: Does sentence lift chances of rehabilitation?

In an article about the “affluenza” case, the Christian Science Monitor quoted Professor Thompson discussing the relationship between the degree of harm and the public’s emotional response regarding punishment.

The Bookworm Sez: 'Things I've Learned from Dying' a must-read memoir

Professor Dow’s newest book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying, was reviewed by correspondent Terri Schlichenmeyer and is available on the website of the Pennisula Clarion.

Obamacare and the Gender Gap

Professor Chandler’s article “Small Businesses and Obamacare” was quoted at length in National Review Online’s domestic policy blog, “The Agenda.”

“God, Grades, and Sex: the Developing Law of the College Classroom”

Professor Olivas is scheduled to speak on “God, Grades, and Sex: the Developing Law of the College Classroom,” as part of the University of Kentucky College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation’s colloquium series, on Tuesday, February 4th, at 4:00 P.M.

Then We Came to the End
‘Things I’ve Learned From Dying’ and ‘The Death Class’

Professor Dow’s newest book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying, was reviewed by the New York Times. Professor Dow’s previous book, The Autobiography of an Execution, was also mentioned in the review.

Companies Fleeing Taxes Pay CEOs Extra as Law Backfires

Professor Wells was quoted in a Bloomberg.com article about the unintended consequences of a 2004 law that sought to penalize executives whose companies reincorporated in other nations to reduce tax obligations. The article was also published on the San Francisco Chronicle and Bloomberg Businessweek websites.

U.S. Tax Court Treaty Shopping Case Could Test Limits of Anti-Conduit Regs

Professor Wells was quoted extensively by Tax Notes Today in an article on a U.S. Tax Court treaty-shopping case involving intercompany debt incurred by Ingersoll-Rand Co. in connection with its 2001 reincorporation in Bermuda.

Law professor sees trouble brewing along the HIX horizon, but is the sky falling?

Employee Benefits News featured Professor Chandler’s blog discussing prospects for health care enrollment.

CLASP lectures cover court, history and more

Dean Alderman will be speaking as part of the Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs lecture series on February 6th regarding "The People's Court" according to an article from the Bay Area Citizen website.

Indiana among WellPoint’s weakest exchange states

Professor Chandler's ACA Death Spiral blog was quoted in an article from the Indianapolis Business Journal website regarding health care exchange enrollment in Indiana.     

‘Flappers,’ ‘Body Counts,’ ‘A Curious Madness,’ and ‘Things I’ve Learned from Dying’

Professor Dow’s newest book, THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM DYING: A BOOK ABOUT LIFE, was reviewed by Boston Globe.

‘Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book About Life’ by David R. Dow

Professor Dow’s newest book, THINGS I’VE LEARNED FROM DYING: A BOOK ABOUT LIFE, was reviewed by the Washington Post.

Chilling Testimony Of Death Row Executioners Casts Dark Shadow Over Entire System

An obituary Professor Dow wrote in memory of Johnny Joe Martinez, an executed inmate Dow represented, was quoted in an article on the PolicyMic website.

Has 76­year­old inmate outlived his death sentence?

Professor Dow is quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about his client, Jack Harry Smith, a 76 year-old Texas inmate who has been on death row since his sentencing in 1978.

Friday at SESW 2014

Professor Olivas will be the speaker for the opening plenary session of the 2014 Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship conference in Houston on February 28, as announced on the conference website.

UHLC’s Olivas kicks out the jams on radio

Professor Olivas’ new NPR show, “The Law of Rock and Roll” will debut on Friday, January 24 at 8:20 a.m. on KANW, 89.1 FM, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, according an article on the law center’s website.

Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' widow seeks to keep his will secret

Professor Buckles was quoted in an article on the Dallas Morning News’ website, commenting on the general expectation in state law that a will is a public document and the use of trusts by some wealthy families to keep financial details of their estates private.

Prof gauges exchange death spiral risk

An article available on BenefitsPro.com quotes from Professor Chandler’s commentary on his ACA Death Spiral Blog analyzing the latest Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange enrollment activity statistics.

Texas Ban on Gay Marriage in Jeopardy

Professor Bruhl was interviewed by KTRH regarding a recent federal court decision striking down Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban and how it may impact Texas. 

Erick Munoz, Husband Of Pregnant Wife Marlise Munoz On Life Support, Sues Fort Worth Hospital

Husband sues Fort Worth hospital to remove wife from life support

Professor Winslade’s comments to the Dallas Morning News regarding the rights of family members of legally dead persons were reprinted in articles from the International Business Times and the Amarillo Globe-News. 

Girlfriend overcharges on your card -- you responsible for bill?

ABC 13 posted a video of Dean Alderman discussing legal issues relevant to consumer use of credit cards. 

HHS: Young adults make up only 24% of exchange enrollees

FierceHealthPayer quoted Professor Chandler discussing the demographics of new enrollees in federal health insurance exchanges.

Husband sues Fort Worth hospital to remove pregnant wife from life support

The Dallas News quoted Professor Winslade discussing the rights of family members of legally dead persons.

Small Businesses and Obamacare

Professor Chandler wrote an article published in the National Review online. The article discusses how the Affordable Care Act will affect small businesses’ health insurance purchasing decisions.

Obamacare may get sick if young Americans don't sign up

Professor Chandler was quoted in a Reuters article regarding the consequences for the Affordable Care Act if more young adults do not sign up for health insurance coverage.  This article appeared on multiple news websites. 

From Death Row To A Family Pet: 'Things I've Learned From Dying'

Professor Dow appeared on the Texas Matters radio show to discuss his new book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying: A Book About Life. 

BISD fraud case could complicate future bonds

Professor Kwok was quoted in a Beaumont Enterprise article commenting on how the fraud indictments of two finance officers for the Beaumont Independent School District may affect bond ratings for the district.

Heater issues leaves family freezing cold

Dean Alderman was interviewed by KTRK-TV (ABC-13) and quoted in an article on the station’s website commenting on a landlord’s responsibility to repair a heating system.

Book review: ‘Things I’ve Learned From Dying,’ by David Dow

Professor Dow’s new book, Things I’ve Learned from Dying was reviewed by the Dallas Morning News.

Abortion foes like appeals panel

Professor Bruhl was quoted in a Houston Chronicle article about the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' review of a district court ruling that declared part of a new Texas abortion law unconstitutional. Professor Bruhl comments on the make-up of the three-judge panel who will review the case. The article also appeared in the San Antonio Express-News.

Savvy Consumer: 14 tools for getting help in 2014

Dean Alderman’s book, Know Your Rights! Answers to Texans’ Everyday Legal Questions, and the law center’s Texas Consumer Complaint Center were both listed as top resources for consumers in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article about tools for becoming a better consumer in 2014.

Richard Alderman answers your questions

Dean Alderman answered legal questions about automobile purchase and personal injury on KTRK TV.  The video can be viewed at http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=9378981.

Allowed to Join the Bar, but Not to Take a Job

Professor Olivas was quoted by The New York Times discussing the consequences of the California Supreme Court’s ruling that immigration status is irrelevant to fitness for bar membership.

 

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