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Fit to Print: April 2018

News Story

Hot off the presses, it’s another round of faculty media mentions! This month, they’re tackling the Russia investigation, sex trafficking legislation, and more.

MEDIA MENTIONS

“A law like this doesn't understand how business operates in 2018, a lot of businesses have to operate around the clock.”

David Yassky, JD, interviewed by CBS regarding the upcoming NYC ‘right to disconnect’ bill.

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“Your problem probably isn’t unique and it’s likely that we’ve dealt with it.”

Jennifer Magas, JD, quoted by the New York Post in an article encouraging employees to go to HR with grievances.

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“They’re putting the entire story together. It’s not something you can learn in a textbook.”

Maria Luskay, EdDinterviewed by FiOS1 about the documentary film course where students traveled to Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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“When [hate groups] seek to display their messages in places not traditionally associated with free speech, they cannot expect the same constitutional protection.”

Ben Gershman, JD, published in The Hill regarding whether hate speech propaganda should be banned from highways and rooftops.

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“Would they withhold funding for criminal justice programs from the city if there is federal funding? I suppose they could in the same way that we’re fighting this big debate over sanctuary cities.”

Ben Gershman, JD, quoted by Mother Jones in an article that discusses the Philadelphia DA’s new memo on pot legalization.

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“Proving there was intent to lie is a heavy burden for the prosecution. But now you have multiple places where Sessions has arguably made false statements.”

Ben Gershman, JD, quoted by Business Insider regarding intensifying scrutiny on Jeff Sessions’ Russia testimony.

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“Proving there was intent to lie is a heavy burden for the prosecution. But now you have multiple places where Sessions has arguably made false statements.”

Ben Gershman, JD, quoted by Euronews in light of recent sources who contradict Jeff Sessions’ Russia testimony.

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“There are certain places where he could argue lack of intent, mistakes and argue he had no culpable intention.”

Ben Gershman, JD, interviewed by News12 about Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Thomas’ recent arrest on corruption charges.

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“Who can oppose such common sense legislation to close this unintended loophole? Well, sex traffickers who profit from such sales of human beings can.”

Audrey Rogers, JD, published by The Hill in a co-authored piece about a loophole in sex trafficking legislation.

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“We learn for the first time about Williams’ own response to the difficulties he faced, personally and professionally.”

Thomas Keith, interviewed by The Advocate about his co-edited new book, The Luck of Friendship: The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin.

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“County agencies should not be required to enforce federal immigration regulations any more than they enforce federal tax regulations.”

Vanessa Merton, JD, quoted by Westchester County Business Journal following approval of the Immigration Protection Act by Westchester legislators.

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“The question is, ‘Do we want to take the time of prosecutors and taxpayers’ money for a case to basically send a message to the rest of the world?’”

Leslie Garfield Tenzer, JD, quoted by the Miami Herald about potential statutory rape cases in Missouri.

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“When you look at the package of a female condom, it’s all vaginas all the time.”

Erica Gollub, DrPH, interviewed by Broadly about the reclassification of the female condom in the US.

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“When they go home, it’s difficult for them to say, ‘We just took away the town’s power to determine its future.’”

John Nolon, JD, quoted by Yahoo News about the water crisis in upstate New York.

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“There are people all over the country in high-profile, low-profile, small, [and] big cases who have to comply with subpoenas. [...] It’s painful, it’s hard, but that’s how our justice system works.”

Mimi Rocah, JD, spoke with MSNBC, about former Trump aide Sam Nunberg refusing to comply with Mueller’s subpoena.

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“The growing wave of consumer activists has effectively placed the internet’s biggest gatekeepers in the middle of America’s hyperpolarized gun debate.”

Adam G. Klein, PhD, published by The Conversation, about the NRA’s YouTube channel and online hostility in the midst of rising gun violence.

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“They’re trying to figure out ways to differentiate themselves and this is an emerging tool in attracting talent.”

Ibraiz Tarique, PhD, interviewed by the Westchester County Business Journal, about the new employee benefit of employers helping to pay student loan bills.

Faculty Notes

Lubin Professor Randi Priluck, PhD, director of Lubin's MS in Social Media and Mobile Marketing program, interviewed Bolong Li, acquisition marketing director at Audible, on February 28, during the Mobile Innovation Summit at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

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Lubin Accounting Professor Steven Mezzio, PhD, recently participated in two "Voices of the Profession” series panel discussion videos for the NewYork State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA). He also spoke on a panel titled "Enhancing the Assurance of Non-Financial Information" at a Columbia University symposium concerning the United Nation’s sustainability development goals and their impact on integrated financial reporting.