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November 2018 In the News Archive | Emory University School of Law

IP Watch quotes Bagley on evolving legal aspects of biodiversity

IP Watch quotes Bagley on evolving legal aspects of biodiversity

"The access and benefit sharing protocol of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity is based on bilateral agreements between providers and users of genetic resources. There are, however, many cases where genetic resources are dispersed, and difficult to attribute to only one location," reads an IP Watch story. "The issue is being discussed at the biennial meeting of the CBD member states, in particular the possibility of a global multilateral benefit-sharing mechanism to address those genetic resources not yet covered by the protocol." Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Margo Bagley served as a source for the story.

Levine quoted on how mayor, daughter avoided trial for missing $500,000

Levine quoted on how mayor, daughter avoided trial for missing $500,000

Professor Kay Levine is interviewed by 11Alive's Andy Pierrotti for The Reveal about the case of a Georgia mayor and his daughter escaping prosecution for missing city funds. "Eight years ago, a grand jury believed a former mayor and his daughter deserved to stand trial after an audit discovered more than $500,000 went missing from a small town. It never went to trial," the story reads.

Bagley weighs in on DNA open database sharing

Bagley weighs in on DNA open database sharing

Researchers teasing out genetic codes from plants, animals, fungi, and microbes have deposited quadrillions of digital nucleotide sequences in open access databases, Chemical and Engineering News reports. "Now, more than 110 countries are considering a proposal that would affect scientists' ability to use these data. The aim is for the users to share benefits--financial or otherwise--that accrue from application of this information with the countries that are home to the organisms whose genes were sequenced." Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law Margo Bagley was quoted as an expert.

Dorothy A.  Brown

Brown: Trump's crime video may be 'biggest political blunder yet'

President Trump has tweeted a frightening video of an undocumented immigrant from Mexico talking about killing police in the past and in the future, Emory Law Professor Dorothy Brown writes for CNN. But,"The research is clear," she says. "Undocumented and legal immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born American citizens." Trump's card is racism, but his ad might prove to be his "biggest political blunder yet," she writes.