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Professor Richard Frase was quoted in a Newsweek article examining charges brought against four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd. Professor Frase noted that Minnesota’s second…

Prof. Kristin Hickman was quoted in a Bloomberg Tax article, “Rule-Writing Scrutiny Pushes Tax Officials to Explain Themselves,” documenting the Treasury Department’s recent trend of providing more extensive explanations of its tax…

Professor Smith was quoted discussing emerging issues with the CARES Act's stimulus checks issued by the IRS. Professor Smith noted remaining problems for the process of issuing payments to married taxpayers where one spouse owes…

Professor Alan Rozenshtein was quoted in the Star Tribune about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency's use of a Predator surveillance drone to monitor protests in the Minneapolis connected to the death of George…

Professors Susanna Blumenthal and Richard Frase were quoted in an NBC News article about the upgraded charges—increased from third-degree murder to second-degree felony murder—brought against former Minneapolis police office Derek…

Professor Richard Frase spoke with BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight regarding new charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in connection with the killing of George Floyd. (Begins at 16:24). Frase…

Professor Myron Orfield—director of the Law School’s Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity—and Will Stancil ’13, a research fellow at the institute, wrote an op-ed in the New…

Garry W. Jenkins, Dean and William S. Pattee Professor of Law, co-authored a joint commentary in MinnPost with Humphrey School of Public Affairs Dean Laura L. Bloomberg on the path forward to achieving justice for all…

Professor Richard Frase—co-director of the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice—was quoted in a New York Times article examining the legal basis for the third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter…

Professor Brett McDonnell published an op-ed article titled “To Reopen the Economy, Businesses Need a ‘Safe Haven’ Protocol to Avoid Liability” in the Star Tribune on May 27, 2020. Co-written with Matt Bodie, a professor…

Quoted in a New York Times article on the protests that have erupted in Minneapolis as a result of the death of George Floyd, Professor Myron Orfield notes that increasing racial segregation may have contributed to civil…

TRT magazine (Istanbul) interviewed Professor Vaaler for an article on the health and economic stresses migrants are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Professor Vaaler provides background on how the pandemic is decreasing…