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November 2013 In the News Archive | Emory University School of Law

"The Vulnerability Approach" Nordic Journal of Law and Justice features Fineman's work

"The Vulnerability Approach" Nordic Journal of Law and Justice features Fineman's work

Nordic women's university features Fineman's work in article titled, "The Vulnerability Approach: A way of Bridging the Equality Difference Dilemma?"

Alexander on how land banks should serve cities, homeowners

Alexander on how land banks should serve cities, homeowners

While the Huntington Urban Renewal Authority's Land Bank Program has become an effective tool for eradicating vacant, abandoned housing quicker and returning the property to productive use, it should not be viewed as a comprehensive solution for all of Huntington's housing woes, a national expert on land bank programs says.

Carter on WABE: be cautious when considering changes to foster care

Carter on WABE: be cautious when considering changes to foster care

A working group of state senators Monday heard a second round of testimony on whether the state should further privatize its foster care system, with some agencies advising lawmakers to hold off on more changes until pending reforms are fully implemented.

Polly J.  Price

Fragmented health care makes tuberculosis hard to treat in U.S., Price writes in Newsweek

Ordinary tuberculosis is bad enough. Once a leading cause of death, the airborne disease still ranks second only to AIDS in worldwide fatalities from contagious illness, with 1.3 million dead last year alone, according to WHO. Of people infected, only 10 percent or so will ever develop an active case of tuberculosis. But those victims will need six months or more of continuous, closely supervised anti-TB drug treatment.

Freer on mandatory arbitration and class action waivers

Freer on mandatory arbitration and class action waivers

Almost under the radar, the U.S. Supreme Court has been chipping away at the process that enables the American people to seek redress in court when injured. In particular, the court's decisions enforcing arbitration clauses and class action waivers have closed the courthouse door to litigants harmed by corporate wrongdoing. In American Express Corp v. Italian Colors, the Court ruled that class action waivers are enforceable even when they render it functionally impossible for plaintiffs to vindicate their rights under federal law.

Professor Cleaver interview airs Nov. 26, on PBS "Many Rivers to Cross"

Professor Cleaver interview airs Nov. 26, on PBS "Many Rivers to Cross"

Professor Henry Louis Gates travels throughout the United States, taking viewers on an engaging journey through African-American history. He visits key historical sites, partakes in lively debates with some of America's top historians and interviews living eyewitnesses -- including former Black Panther Kathleen Neal Cleaver.

Rafael I. Pardo

Pardo in WSJ: avoid adjustable-rate mortgages

People should generally steer clear of adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). In writing for the Experts, I've previously argued that you should think of your home as a consumption cost rather than as an investment. If you adopt this frame of reference, then ARMs have few virtues (if any) to extol.

Velikonja's research on independent boards cited in NY Times "Dealbook"

Velikonja's research on independent boards cited in NY Times "Dealbook"

Decades ago, the boards of corporate America were occupied by the C.E.O. and the C.E.O.'s handpicked friends and colleagues. Today the independent director, an outside director who is not beholden to the chief, dominates the corporate board.

Charles A. Shanor

Shanor: Vets have earned their own court

Georgia incarcerates nearly 2,650 veterans in state prisons. Over 1,800 are good candidates for rehabilitation and supervision rather than prison.

Martha Albertson Fineman

Fineman, Marvel dispute claims that coming wave of elderly will swamp healthcare

As we usher in the first health care enrollments under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act -- popularly known as "Obamacare" -- the concern over spiking insurance rates is reaching new heights and generating new fights.