Professor Joseph Mead Publishes Essay on RegBlog

Professor Joseph Mead published an online essay at RegBlog, which is published by University of Pennsylvania Program on Regulation. The essay discusses Professor Mead’s co-authored article entitled Choosing a Court to Review the Executive, which is forthcoming in the Administrative Law Review. In both the essay and the article, Professor Mead analyzes the complicated maze for determining where a lawsuit challenging the actions of the federal government must be filed. Professor Mead concludes that the current system is unjustifiably confusing, and proposes a framework for making clearer and better jurisdictional decisions when it comes to reviewing federal agency decisions.

The online essay can be found at

A draft of the forthcoming article can be found at

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Professor Plecnik Publishes Article in Pittsburgh Tax Review

Professor John Plecnik’s latest article, “Officers Under the Appointments Clause,” was just published in the Pittsburgh Tax Review. The abstract and article are available on SSRN:

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Professor Sagers Quoted in New York Times on Fox-Time Warner Merger

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall, is quoted in this week’s “Common Sense” column, by James Stewart, in the New York Times. Stewart’s column is critical of the proposed acquisition by Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire of Time-Warner, a deal that would combine major movie studies and television production assets.

An online version of the column is available at:​

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Professor Patricia Falk Interviewed on Sam Sheppard Case

Professor Patricia J. Falk was interviewed by Dennis Knowles and David C. Barnett of Ideastream, Northeast Ohio Public Radio and Television, regarding the 60th anniversary of the Sam Sheppard case. Excerpts of her interview appeared on the July 4th edition of the program “Applause” on WVIZ PBS — Channel 25.

Professor Falk’s interview is available via the following link:

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Professor Sterio Signs New Book Contract

Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Enrichment Milena Sterio signed a book contract with Routledge. Professor Sterio’s book will be entitled “Prosecuting Juvenile Piracy Suspects: The International Legal Framework,” and will likely appear in print in early 2016.

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Professor Keating’s Reports Cited in U.S. Department of Housing Publication

Professor Dennis Keating’s reports on the Cuyahoga County Land Bank were cited in the Winter
2014 issue of “Evidence Matters”, HUD User, a publication of the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development: “Countywide Land Banks
Tackle Vacancy and Blight.”

The “Evidence Matters” issue is available here:

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Professor Weinsten Organizes and Speaks at American Planning Association Conference

Professor Alan Weinstein organized and served as both the moderator and a speaker for the American Planning Association’s Annual Planning Law Review audio/web conference held on Wednesday, June 25th. Other speakers included:  Deborah Rosenthal, AICP, a partner with the Sheppard Mullin law firm in Costa Mesa, California; Bruce Kramer, Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University School of Law and the Thomson Visiting Professor of Law, Colorado University School of Law; and Michael Allan Wolf, the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law at the Levin College of Law, University of Florida. 
Approximately 1,200 subscribers heard the speakers discuss the past-year’s developments in Planning Law, with a particular emphasis on recent state court decisions and legislation involving hydrofracking, the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings on EPA regulation of greenhouse gasses  and trans-boundary air pollution, and the implications of the Court’s recent takings cases on addressing the issue of climate change. 
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