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Supreme Court Decisions Coming; GW Law Experts Available

Released: 19-Jun-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Source Newsroom: George Washington University
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Before the end of June, the Supreme Court will hand down decisions on cases about Obamacare's contraception requirement, abortion clinic buffer zones,police cellphone searches, presidential appointments and more. The George Washington University has legal experts available to speak to media.

Email gwmedia@gwu.edu or call 202-994-6460 to schedule an interview GW’s law experts. GW’s Flash Studio, a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, is available for remote, live or taped television and radio interviews. The studio is operated in partnership with VideoLink.

Does the Obamacare contraception requirement violate religious freedom?
Ira "Chip" Lupu, F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Professor Emeritus of Law, is an expert on constitutional law, law and religion, freedom of speech and separation of church and state.

Robert Tuttle, David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion, is an expert on law and religion. He is a frequent presenter and commentator on issues of religion and law.

Abortion clinic buffer zones: Is Massachusetts law a violation of free speech rights?
Ira "Chip" Lupu, F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Professor Emeritus of Law, is an expert on constitutional law, law and religion, freedom of speech and separation of church and state.

Catherine Ross, professor of law, is an expert on the First Amendment, family law and legal and policy issues concerning children.

Cellphone searches: Can police search cellphones without a warrant?
Orin Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, is an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, wiretapping, electronic evidence and privacy. He has written extensively on these issues.

Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law, is an expert on constitutional law, criminal procedure, privacy issues and the privacy of cyberspace.

Stephen A. Saltzburg, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law, is an expert on criminal law and procedure, evidence and legal ethics.

Presidential appointments: Did President Obama violate the Constitution by making appointments during recess?
Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law, is a constitutional law expert. He has written about this case and testified in front of Congress on its various issues.

TV on the Internet: Traditional broadcast corporations v. free online programming for subscribers.
Roger Schechter, professor of law, is an expert on copyright and trademark law. He has been researching this case and is available to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision and how that will, or will not, change how viewers can watch TV.

Dawn Nunziato, professor of law, is an expert on free speech and the Internet. She has been following this case and is available to provide legal analysis of the ruling and the opinions that are issued.

Challenges to the Clean Air Act. Environmental law expert available:
Robert Glicksman, J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro professor of environmental law, is an expert in environmental, energy and administrative law. He can discuss EPA regulations and how they will affect the energy industry and the environment. Mr. Glicksman has authored books.

Union fees: Can unions charge fees to workers who don’t like unions?
Robert Glicksman, the Freda H. Alverson Professor of Law, is an expert on labor and employment law, collective bargaining and individual employment rights. He can discuss current challenges to labor unions, and the challenges individual worker rights pose to labor organizing. He is the author of “Can Unions Survive?”

Securities fraud: Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc.
Jeffrey Manns, associate professor of law, specializes in securities regulation and financial institutions. He is available to discuss the role of business and securities regulators.

Theresa Gabaldon, the Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law, specializes in corporations and legal ethics. She can discuss the intersection of securities law and professional responsibility, and the role regulation plays in that relationship.

Arthur Wilmarth, professor of law, has authored numerous works on bank regulation, corporate law and American legal history. He can put the current state of securities regulation in a broader historical context.

Political campaign claims: Is it a violation of the first amendment to regulate false campaign claims?
Jonathan Siegel, F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis research professor of law, can comment on state and government relations, and the conflict of laws between the two. He also focuses on lawsuits against governments and was previously on the appellate staff of the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil division.

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