Media Tip Sheet: UVA Law Experts Available for Comment on Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court
June 3, 2014

 

University of Virginia School of Law experts are available to speak to the media about a number of significant U.S. Supreme Court cases still to be decided this month.



American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo Inc.


(use of new technology for unauthorized rebroadcast)


John Duffy , Thomas Nachbar , Dotan Oliar , G. Edward White



Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius

and

Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.
(religious exemption for employers providing contraceptive insurance)

Douglas Laycock , Richard Schragger , Micah Schwartzman , G. Edward White



Halliburton v. Eric P. John Fund
(whether to abolish fraud-on-the-market theory, with implications for class action lawsuits for securities fraud)

Dean Paul G. Mahoney (
comment on decision
), Quinn Curtis , George Geis , Edmund Kitch , Andrew Vollmer (
comment on decision
), A. Benjamin Spencer



McCullen v. Coakley
(involving free speech and protests at abortion clinics)

Leslie Kendrick , G. E. White



NLRB v. Noel Canning
(presidential recess appointments)

John Harrison , Saikrishna Prakash , G. Edward White



Riley v. California

and
United States v. Wurie
(police searches of cell phones)

Josh Bowers , G. Edward White



Southeastern Legal Foundation v. EPA, Texas v. EPA, Energy-Intensive Manufacturers Working Group v. EPA, Chamber of Commerce v. EPA, American Chemistry Council v. EPA,
and

Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA
(environmental cases)


Jonathan Z. Cannon , Michael Livermore (
comment on
Utility Airdecision

)



Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus
(false election speech)

Leslie Kendrick , G. Edward White

 

Bowers Josh Bowers


Professor of Law

Co-Director, Program in Law and Public Service

(434) 924-3771

bowers@virginia.edu

Josh Bowers, an expert in criminal procedure and criminal law, is available to speak about
Riley v. Californiaand
United States v. Wurie, two cases that involve disputed cell phones searches. Bowers in the Media

 


Curtis Quinn Curtis


Associate Professor of Law

(434) 924-3568

qcurtis@virginia.edu


Quinn Curtis, an expert in business law and corporate finance, is available to speak about
Halliburton v. Eric P. John Fund,a case on whether to abolish fraud-on-the-market theory, which could have implications for class action lawsuits for securities fraud. Curtis in the Media

 


Cannon Jonathan Z. Cannon


Blaine T. Phillips Professor of Environmental Law

Class of 1941 Research Professor of Law

Director, Environmental and Land Use Program

(434) 981-7410 (cell)

(434) 924-3819

jzc8j@virginia.edu


Jon Cannon, an expert in Supreme Court environmental decisions and former assistant general counsel and assistant administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency, is available to speak about
Southeastern Legal Foundation v. EPA,
Texas v. EPA,
Energy-Intensive Manufacturers Working Group v. EPA,
Chamber of Commerce v. EPA,
American Chemistry Council v. EPA, and
Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA. Cannon in the Media


Duffy John F. Duffy


Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law

Armistead M. Dobie Professor of Law

(434) 243-8544

jfduffy@virginia.edu


John Duffy, an expert in intellectual property, is available to speak about
American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo Inc., which involves the use of new technology for unauthorized rebroadcast. Duffy was recently interviewed on Fox Business about the case. Duffy in the Media  


Geis George S. Geis


Vice Dean

William S. Potter Professor of Law

(434) 243-2341

geis@virginia.edu


George Geis, an expert in business law and corporations, is available to speak about
Halliburton v. Eric P. John Fund,a case on whether to abolish fraud-on-the-market theory, which could have implications for class action lawsuits for securities fraud. Geis in the Media

 


Harrison John C. Harrison


James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law

Joseph C. Carter, Jr., Research Professor of Law

(434) 924-3093

jh8m@virginia.edu


John Harrison, an expert in administrative and constitutional law, is available to speak about
NLRB v. Noel Canning, on the presidential power to make recess appointments. Harrison in the Media

 


Kendrick Leslie Kendrick


Professor of Law

(434) 243-8633

kendrick@virginia.edu

Leslie Kendrick, an expert in the First Amendment, is available to speak about
McCullen v. Coakley, buffer zones for abortion clinic protests, and
Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, on false election speech. Kendrick in the Media

 


Kitch Edmund W. Kitch


Mary and Daniel Loughran Professor of Law

(434) 924-7047

ewk@virginia.edu

Edmund Kitch, an expert in corporations and antitrust, is available to speak about
Halliburton v. Eric P. John Fund, a case on whether to abolish fraud-on-the-market theory, which could have implications for class action lawsuits for securities fraud. Kitch in the Media

 

Laycock Douglas Laycock


Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law

Professor of Religious Studies

(434) 243-8546

dlaycock@virginia.edu

Douglas Laycock, one of the nation's leading authorities on religious liberty, has argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the recent
Town of Greece v. Galloway. He is available to speak about
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebeliusand
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., cases involving religious exemption to contraceptive insurance. Previous comments from Laycock (along with professors Richard Schragger and Barbara Armacost) on
Hobby Lobbyare available here: MP3. Laycock in the Media

 


Livermore Michael A. Livermore


Associate Professor of Law

(718) 913-0833 (cell)

(434) 982-6224

mlivermore@virginia.edu

Michael Livermore, an expert in environmental law and air pollution regulation, is available to speak about
Southeastern Legal Foundation v. EPA,
Texas v. EPA,
Energy-Intensive Manufacturers Working Group v. EPA,
Chamber of Commerce v. EPA,
American Chemistry Council v. EPA, and
Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA. Livermore wrote for the HuffingtonPost recently about the "preventions of significant deterioration" program and how it intersects with the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gasses. Livermore in the Media

UPDATE: On
Utility Air


Mahoney Paul G. Mahoney


Dean, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law

Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law

(434) 924-7343

pmahoney@virginia.edu


Paul Mahoney, an expert in securities regulation and corporations, is available to speak about
Halliburton v. Eric P. John Fund, a case on whether to abolish fraud-on-the-market theory, which could have implications for class action lawsuits for securities fraud. Mahoney has written about market fraud (" Precaution Costs and the Law of Fraud in Impersonal Markets "), teaches Securities Regulation at the Law School and was frequently quoted in the media during the height of the financial crisis. Mahoney in the Media

UPDATE: On
Halliburton




 


Nachbar Thomas B. Nachbar


Professor of Law

Senior Fellow, Center for National Security Law

(434) 924-7588

tnachbar@virginia.edu


Thomas Nachbar, an expert in communications regulation, information technology and copyright law, is available to speak about
American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo Inc., which involves the use of new technology for unauthorized rebroadcast. Nachbar was recently interviewed on Marketplace about the case. Nachbar in the Media

 



OliarDotan Oliar



Calls of 1966 Research Professor

(434) 924-3219

oliar@virginia.edu


Dotan Oliar, an expert in intellectual property and cyberlaw who has written about the trade-off between copyright and innovation, is available to speak about
American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo Inc., which involves the use of new technology for unauthorized rebroadcast. Oliar was recently interviewed by CNET about the case. Oliar in the Media

 


Prakash Saikrishna Prakash


James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law

Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor

(434) 243-8539


Saikrishna Prakash, an expert on separation of powers, particularly presidential powers, is available to speak about
NLRB v. Noel Canning, on presidential power to make recess appointments.


"The case goes to the Supreme Court in an era where there is growing disquiet about some of President Obama's unilateral measures related to war and law enforcement," Prakash said. "Perhaps this disquiet will influence the eventual outcome amongst those justices prone to being swayed by such considerations." Prakash in the Media

 


Schragger Richard C. Schragger


Perre Bowen Professor of Law

Barron F. Black Research Professor of Law

(434) 924-3641


Richard Schragger, an expert on government, constitutional law and the separation of church and state, is available to speak about
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebeliusand
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., cases onreligious exemption to providing contraceptive insurance. Schragger has co-authored (along with Micah Schwartzman) recent blog posts on
Hobby Lobby.


The Establishment Clause and the Contraception Mandate

Hobby Lobby and the Establishment Clause, Part II: What Counts as a Burden on Employees?

Hobby Lobby and the Establishment Clause, Part III: What Counts as a Burden on Employees?

Audio comments from Schragger (along with professors Douglas Laycock and Barbara Armacost) on
Hobby Lobbyare available here: MP3.


Schragger in the Media

 


Schwartzman Micah Schwartzman


Edward F. Howrey Professor of Law

(434) 924-7848

schwartzman@virginia.edu


Micah Schwartzman, an expert on constitutional law and issues relating to church and state, is available to speak about
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebeliusand
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., cases on religious exemption to providing contraceptive insurance. Schwartzman has co-authored (along with Richard Schragger) recent blog posts on
Hobby Lobby.


The Establishment Clause and the Contraception Mandate

Hobby Lobby and the Establishment Clause, Part II: What Counts as a Burden on Employees?

Hobby Lobby and the Establishment Clause, Part III: What Counts as a Burden on Employees?


Schwartzman in the Media

 


Spencer A. Benjamin Spencer


Professor of Law

(434) 924-3572

bspencer@virginia.edu


A. Benjamin Spencer, an expert in civil procedure and jurisdiction, is available to speak about
Halliburton v. Eric P. John Fund,a case on whether to abolish fraud-on-the-market theory, which could have implications for class action lawsuits for securities fraud.

 


Vollmer Andrew N. Vollmer

Director, John W. Glynn, Jr. Law & Business Program

(434) 982-2543

anv3de@virginia.edu


Andrew Vollmer, an expert in securities litigation and enforcement and former deputy general counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available to speak about
Halliburton v. Eric P. John Fund,a case on whether to abolish fraud-on-the-market theory, which could have implications for class action lawsuits for securities fraud. Vollmer in the Media

UPDATE: On
Halliburton



 


G. Edward White G. Edward White


David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law

(434) 924-3455

gew@virginia.edu


Ted White, an expert in constitutional law and U.S. Supreme Court legal history, is available to speak about any of these U.S. Supreme Court cases, and can reflect on the term as a whole. White in the Media

Reported by Eric Williamson

 

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