Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Professor Dan Ravicher's Challenge to Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a major case that invalidates patents on two genes associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. The case was brought by Professor Dan Ravicher of Cardozo School of Law, along with the ACLU.

Barry Scheck: Stunning New Case Highlights How Race Bias Corrupts Juries

Salon.com - That kind of bias not only contributes to guilty verdicts for the innocent, it tilts the playing field toward death, particularly for defendants of color.

Professor Zelinsky in Forbes: Clergy Out In Force To Defend Their Housing Tax Break

Forbes - The government brief and several of the amici cite the work of Professor Edward Zelinsky of Yeshiva University. Professor Zelinsky has written that Section 107(2) is constitutionally permissible although not necessarily good tax policy.

Professor Ed Zelinsky: Make the Tax System Safe for Interstate Telecommuting

OUPBlog - It is thus anomalous that New York State’s personal income tax discourages interstate telecommuting by taxing the compensation non-resident telecommuters earn on the days such telecommuters work at their out-of-state homes.

Professor Susan Crawford: How to Build a High-Speed Broadband Network in Seattle

The Seattle Times - While people in Stockholm and Seoul are paying $30 per month for gigabit-speed symmetric fiber access, people in Seattle are paying far more for far less.

Professor Marci Hamilton Analyzes the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case

Professor Marci Hamilton, one of the United States’ leading church/state scholars and the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at Cardozo, has been publishing a series of commentaries on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Professors Leslie and Sterk: Do You Know Who Will Inherit Your 401(k)?

A new report raises concerns about how the inheritance of retirement accounts can become a problem for millions of Americans.

Professor Susan Crawford: Comcast's Power Unveiled, Courtesy of Apple

Bloomberg View - For a perfect picture of Internet access market power, unconstrained by competition or oversight, consider this week's rumor that Comcast Corp. is talking with Apple Inc. about developing a snazzy new window on television programming.

Professor Reinert in USA Today: Toughness on Crime Gives Way to Fairness, Cost Reality

USA Today - "New York is taking a substantial step in the right direction, and we hope it will ultimately join the many other states who have recognized that lengthy isolation sentences cause serious harm while accomplishing little, if any, goals of a rational corrections system," said Alexander Reinert, a Benjamin Cardozo School of Law professor who was part of the legal team that brought the lawsuit.

Professor Marci Hamilton Launches Blog Focusing on Women's Voices

March 21, 2014 - Professor Marci Hamilton of Cardozo School of Law and Professor Leslie Griffin of UNLV School of Law have launched a new blog, Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, which focuses on women’s voices, working to bring those issues to the forefront of constitutional law and law and religion debates. 

The legal scholars' posts are currently focusing on the oral arguments scheduled for March 25 in the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate cases.