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Posted June 3, 2014

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

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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 Air decision)

Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus (false election speech)
Leslie Kendrick, G. Edward White
 

BowersJosh 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. California and United States v. Wurie, two cases that involve disputed cell phones searches. Bowers in the Media
 

CurtisQuinn 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
 

CannonJonathan 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

DuffyJohn 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  

GeisGeorge 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
 

HarrisonJohn 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
 

KendrickLeslie 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
 

KitchEdmund 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
 

LaycockDouglas 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. Sebelius and 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 Lobby are available here: MP3. Laycock in the Media
 

LivermoreMichael 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


MahoneyPaul 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
 

NachbarThomas 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
 

PrakashSaikrishna 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
 

SchraggerRichard 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. Sebelius and 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 Lobby are available here: MP3.

Schragger in the Media
 

SchwartzmanMicah 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. Sebelius and 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
 

SpencerA. 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.
 

VollmerAndrew 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 WhiteG. 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