Sagers Writes on U. Chicago Blog on Supreme Court Credit Card Decision

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, wrote on ProMarket, the blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago, on the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday in Ohio v. American Express. In that case, a five member majority found that “anti-steering” rules imposed by American Express on merchants who accept its cards do not violate antitrust law. Sagers considered the so-called “two-sided market” theory on which the Court founded its decision, and what its acceptance by the Court says about antitrust enforcement more generally.

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Professor Kalir Testifies Before Cuyahoga County Council

Doron Kalir PhotoOn Tuesday, June 26, Clinical Professor of Law Doron Kalir testified before the Cuyahoga County Council. The Council considered proposed legislation banning discrimination against LGBTQ members based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. Professor Kalir reviewed current Supreme Court jurisprudence on the subject, explained why the legislation was critical, and ended his testimony with the following statement: “Today is my son’s ninth birthday. He hopes to grow up in a county that treats all of its members with equal dignity, acceptance, and respect. For him, and for all the children like him, I urge the Council to pass this legislation.”
Many key figures of the LGBTQ activist community provided testimony and answered questions from the council members. Among those were Professor (Emerita) Susan Becker, who has been arguing LGBTQ cases for over 30 years; Alumna and Executive Director of Equality Ohio, Alana Jochum, alumna and ACLU Staff Attorney Elizabeth Bonham, and the CEO & President of NE Ohio Diversity Center, Peggy Zone Fisher. 
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Professor Forte’s Article Published by Cleveland State University Law Review

Cleveland State University Law Review has just published Professor David Forte’s article, Forgotten Cases: Worthen v. Thomas.

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Professor Forte Presents at Conference in Warsaw, Poland

David Forte delivered a paper entitled, “From Termination to Extermination,” at a conference commemorating the 70th anniversary of the promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, sponsored by the Forum of Rights and Freedoms, in Warsaw, Poland.

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Professor Forte’s Commentary on Sveen v. Melin Published on Federalist Society Blog

David Forte’s commentary on the Supreme Court’s decision in Sveen v. Melin, dealing with the Impairment of Contracts Clause, has been published on  the Blog of the Federalist Society, available here.

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Sagers Appears on Wisconsin and OSU Public Radio Programs, Participates in Continued AT&T Media Blitz

As intense media scrutiny continues of the Justice Department’s historic loss in merger challenge to AT&T and Time Warner, Inc., Professor Chris Sagers spoke with outlets across the country and internationally. In general, he shared his view that Judge Richard Leon’s opinion contained certain serious mistakes and surprisingly extensive evidence of anti-government bias, and that it probably will be remembered among the more regrettable opinions in antitrust history.
 
He spoke about the decision on public affairs programs of both Wisconsin Public Radio  and WOSUthe public radio station of Ohio State University.
 
He was also quoted by the Wall Street JournalBloombergAgence-France PresseDealReporter (subscription), the BigThink blog, Business Standard, Newstage , and CBS Miami.
Some stories quoting him were carried internationally, including in France, Italy, and the Philippines.
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Sagers Essays on Slate and ProMarket Critical of AT&T Merger Ruling

Professor Chris Sagers posted essays concerning the Justice Department’s historic loss in United States v. AT&T, its antitrust challenge to AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, Inc., and the opinion written in that case by Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. Disctict Court for the District of Columbia.
Sagers is sharply critical of the opinion for explicit, uncommonly sharp anti-government bias and for serious factual errors. His posts on Slate  and ProMarket , the blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago.
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