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Supreme Court Begins New Term; GW Legal Experts Available

October 06, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court began its fall term today. The George Washington University has experts available to comment on and preview the current term and cases.
 
To schedule an interview with any of the below experts, contact Jason Shevrin at 202-994-5631 or jshevrin@gwu.edu
 
General Supreme Court and Constitutional Law Issues
 
David Fontana, associate professor of law, is an expert on constitutional law, politics and the legal system. He can comment on the Supreme Court’s actions and its interaction with other federal courts.
 
Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, is an expert on public interest law. He has argued 20 cases before the Supreme Court and can discuss the court’s intricacies as well as the prospects of many cases before it.
 
Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law, is an expert in constitutional law. He is the author of “The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America” and can comment on how the Supreme Court may handle different issues.
 
Same-Sex Marriage
 
Naomi Cahn, Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, is an expert in family law. She can comment on various legal issues related to marriage, child custody and adoption, employment discrimination, family leave and estates.
 
Joan Schaffner, associate professor of law, is an expert on civil procedure and gay and lesbian legal issues. She can comment on the various ways sexual orientation is considered in the law.
 
Criminal Law and Evidence 
 
Bradford Clark, William Cranch Research Professor of Law, is an expert on civil procedure. He previously served in the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel and can comment on how civil procedure issues are handled in federal courts.
 
Orin Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, is an expert on criminal procedure and computer crime law. He can comment on electronic surveillance and other criminal law issues.
 
Stephen Saltzburg, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law, is an expert on criminal law. He can comment on a variety of criminal procedure topics. 
 
First Amendment 
 
Dawn Nunziato, professor of law, is an expert in Internet and copyright law. She can comment on questions of online free speech.
 
Robert Tuttle, David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion, is an expert on religious issues in the law. He can comment on issues of religious exercise and First Amendment questions.
 
Intellectual Property
 
Robert Brauneis, professor of law, is an expert in intellectual property. He has clerked for Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer (when Mr. Breyer served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit) and David Souter. He can comment on trademark, copyright and property issues. 
 
John Whealan, Intellectual Property Advisory Board Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies, is an expert on patent law. He previously served as deputy general counsel for intellectual property law and solicitor at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He can comment on patent and intellectual property litigation and federal court action.
 
International Affairs
 
Peter Raven-Hansen, Glen Earl Weston Research Professor of Law, is an expert on national security and counter terrorism law. He can provide commentary on the legality of war and the president’s war powers.
 
Edward Swaine, professor of law, is an expert on international law. He can comment on foreign relations law, treaties and international trade issues.
 
Labor Law
 
Charles Craver, Freda H. Alverson Professor of Law, is an expert on labor and employment law. He can comment on employment discrimination, individual employer rights and public sector labor law.
 
Michael Selmi, Samuel Tyler Research Professor of Law, is an expert on employment law. He can comment on labor and employment discrimination issues.
 
Tax and Business
 
Neil Buchanan, professor of law, is an expert on tax law and policy. He can comment on federal tax policy, government deficits and Social Security and health care law and policy. 
 
William Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, is an expert on antitrust law. He was formerly general counsel to the Federal Trade Commission. He can comment on a variety of antitrust issues and government contract law. 
 
Jeffrey Manns, associate professor of law, is an expert on securities law. He can comment on financial and securities regulation, banking and financial institutions and insurance law.
 
GW’s Flash Studio, a state-of-the-art broadcast studio, is available for remote, live or taped television and radio interviews. The studio is operated in partnership with VideoLink.
 
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