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In the News 2015

The following summary lists many of the instances during 2015 in which Widener Law Commonwealth faculty members have been quoted or featured in coverage by local, regional, or national news media organizations.

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WITF-FM Smart Talk
Donald Brown was interviewed on 12/3/15
Climate change discussion live from Paris

The Morning Call
John Dernbach was quoted on 11/26/15
Trash Talk? Two Lehigh Valley landfills say they are fast running out of space

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Power Source
John Dernbach was quoted on 11/26/15
Court to hear case on Pa.'s conservation duty

PennLive.com
Robert Davis, Jr. provided expert commentary on 11/25/15
Can AG Kathleen Kane appoint special prosecutors? The Jury's out.

WHYY Newsworks
Robert Davis, Jr. provided expert commentary on 11/17/15
Kane's top deputies called before Pa. Senate panel

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Michael Dimino was quoted on 11/4/15
Donations from lawyers, labor fuel wins for Dems in Pa. Supreme Court race

NPR State Impact
John Dernbach was mentioned on 11/3/15
Supreme Court race could hold the key to future environmental rulings

Pittsburgh Tribute-Review
Jill Family provided expert commentary on 10/31/15
Pennsylvania Supreme Court election will change course of history

Debtwire
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 10/30/15
Restructuring pros debate holding municipal bankruptcy to corporate standards (No link available)

The Burg

Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 10/30/15
Collateral Damage: Harrisburg's revolving loan fund was supposed to spark business development. Decades later, the fund is dormant, and the city is still trying to figure out who owes what.

WHTM ABC 27
Michael Hussey was quoted on 10/27/15
What the Rite Aid buyout means for the Midstate

Lancaster Online
Robert Power was quoted on 10/26/15
Suspension should do it: Kane needs to step down

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael Dimino was quoted on 10/25/15
The most significant race in recent memory for Pa. Supreme Court
Also appeared in the York Daily Record and the Lebanon Daily News.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Robert Power provided expert commentary on 10/22/15
Kane continues as Pennsylvania's attorney general despite loss of license
Similar story appeared in the Bucks County Courier Times.

The Pittsburgh Courier
Michael Dimino provided expert commentary on 10/20/15
The toll of campaigning in judicial elections

The Morning Call
Robert Davis, Jr., provided expert commentary on 10/19/15
Suspension nearing, PA AG Kathleen Kane won’t say how office will respond

WHTM (ABC) 
Michael Dimino provided expert commentary on 10/15/15
Three open seats, history, on Pa. Supreme Court

Smart Talk: WITF FM
Michael Dimino was interviewed about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Session on 10/13/15
Previewing Supreme Court session

Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Mention of the upcoming debate, which will be at Widener Law Commonwealth on 10/11/15
Forum to give platform to Pennsylvania Supreme Court hopefuls

WHYY Newsworks
Mention of an upcoming Pa Supreme Court debate at Widener University Commonwealth Law School on 10/8/15
Pa Supreme Court race eerily quiet

Pittsburgh Past-Gazette
Michael Hussey provided expert commentary on 10/6/15
Scaife inheritance tax return gives glimpse of lavish life

The Street
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 10/5/15
Bankruptcy filing isn't allowed for marijuana business - So now what?

ABC27 News
Robert Davis, Jr. provided expert commentary on 10/3/15
Supreme Court's Eakin latest name in porn e-mail scandal

Philadelphia Daily News
Robert Davis, Jr. provided expert commentary on 10/1/2015
A Closer Look at Frank Fina

Lexis Nexis
Michael Dominio was profiled on LexTalk on 9/18/15
Michael Dimino: Applying "The Rules" Both On and Off the Field

Lancaster Online
Donald Brown, was quoted on 9/17/15
International Expert to Address Local Citizens' Climate Lobby Meeting

CNBC Online
John Dernbach, was highlighted as a featured speaker on 9/2/15
Is Fracking a Bridge or a Detour to Energy Development? Experts to Address Environmental, Real Estate Challenges at John Marshall Law School Conference

C-Span
Jill Family, expert commentary was featured
Segment on Key Capitol Hill Hearings aired 9/1/15 (No link available)

The Deal
Juliet Moringiello, provided expert commentary on 9/2/15
Pot businesses in financial trouble face a hazy future

Smart Talk
Donald Brown, was interviewed on 8/27/15
Pope brings attention to climate change

The News Journal
Tonya Evans, provided expert commentary on 8/16/15
Whale war: Vineyard Vines, Rehoboth shop clash over logo

Herald Mail Media
Michael Dimino, provided expert commentary on 8/12/15
Pa. school board member required to prove residency

The Patriot-News
Robert Power, provided expert commentary on 8/10/15
AG Kathleen Kane fights charges and public perception under pressure to resign

Law360
Anna Hemingway, provided expert commentary on 8/7/15
When 'Good Enough' Won't Cut It: 3 Tips For Plain Writing 

Smart Talk
Robert Power, provided expert commentary on 8/7/15
Charges against AG Kathleen Kane - context, history, and the law

The News Journal
Michael Dimino, was quoted on 8/5/15
Battered but not broken, the Voting Rights Act turns 50

The Burg
Robert Power, provided expert commentary on 7/31/15
Bond Don: Mayor for Life or Head of the Family?

Debt Wire
Juliet Moringiello, was quoted on 7/27/15
Atlantic City’s emergency management team could be signaling bankruptcy pursuit, experts say (no link available)

WHP-TV
Michael Dimino, provided expert commentary on 7/17/15
The legality of breaking into a car to save a pet from the heat

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Michael Hussey, was quoted on 7/9/15
Scaife’s daughter seeks to invalidate billionaire’s will 

York Daily Record
Michael Hussey, provided expert commentary on 7/5/15
How blind is Gov. Tom Wolf's blind trust

WDEL-FM
Michael Dimino, was a guest on 6/29/15
He discussed the Supreme Court’s decision on a redistricting case (no link available)

WHP-TV

Michael Dimino, was interviewed on 6/26/15
How Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Could Effect Religious Schools

York Dispatch
Robert Power, was quoted on 6/26/15
Former York County Employee Asks DA to Probe Reilly Campaign Work

York Dispatch
Michael Dimino and Robert Power, provided expert commentary on 6/24/15
Reilly campaign work broke law, but extent of wrongdoing unclear

Tomorrow
Jill Family, was quoted on 6/19/15
Immigration Procedure Used to Block Individual Rights, Says Researcher

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Michael Hussey, was quoted on 6/8/15
Late publisher Scaife's estate in process of liquidation
A similar story appeared in Bloomberg Business

Central Penn Business Journal
Benjamin Barros, announced as new Toledo dean on 6/5/15
In brief:  Widener associate dean to take over as Toledo dean

WITF-FM Smart Talk
Randy Lee, provided expert commentary on 6/5/15
When is a threat online a crime?

WHP-TV (CBS)
Michael Dimino, was quoted on 6/1/15
Reid's misdemeanor may not impeach

Men's Health
Michael Hussey, was quoted on 5/28/15
Why You're Not Too Young for a Will

Press of Atlantic City
Juliet M. Moringiello, provided expert commentary on 4/27/15
Kevyn Orr leaving role as aide to Atlantic City emergency manager

The Sentinel
Don Brown, provided expert commentary on 4/24/15
Does Midstate ignore global warming? Some environmentalists worry we are nearing tipping point

ABC27
Don Brown, provided expert commentary on 4/23/15
Midstate environmentalists burned up that most of us ignore global warming

Bloomberg BRIEF
Juliet Moringiello, featured on 4/23/15
Q and A published in Bloomberg BRIEF: Municipal Market, on the potential for chapter 9 bankruptcy in Puerto Rico and what precedent that might set (No link available)

WPMT-TV (FOX)
John Gedid, provided expert commentary on 4/22/15
Discussed the upcoming Supreme Court primary on during the morning news broadcast

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael J. Hussey, provided expert commentary on 4/12/15
Sibling battle: Phillies co-owner Middleton in business dispute with sister

Al Dia News
Jill Family, mentioned on 4/7/15
Philly and PA leaders join legal briefs in support of Obama’s immigration action

The Press of Atlantic City
Juliet M. Moringiello, quoted on 3/26/15
The next step for Atlantic City after Lavin’s report: Time will tell

Dallas Morning News
Jill E. Family, cited as set to appear before Senate Judiciary subcommittee on 03/18/15
Cruz convenes Senate hearing on “amnesty” and pending Texas case; files brief with Cornyn and Smith 

Montgomery News
Donald Brown, announced as a speaker on 03/11/15
Pennsylvania Power & Light conference focuses on interfaith climate advocacy

NorthCentralPA.com
John Dernbach, announced as a speaker on 03/11/15
Save The Date: Environmental Rights Amendment Symposium April 12 Harrisburg

WITF-FM Radio Smart Talk
John Dernbach, interviewed on 02/19/15
Smart Talk: Law students offer sustainability ideas; Fallingwater could get international honor (audio available)

Environment Magazine
John Dernbach and James May, co-authored article on 02/06/15
Can Shale Gas Help Accelerate the Transition to Sustainability?

Bloomberg Businessweek, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Eagleford Texas
John Dernbach, quoted on Commonwealth Court opinion on Shale wells
A nuanced decision on oil, gas revenue from shale wells (Bloomberg Businessweek on 01/13/15)
A nuanced decision on oil, gas revenue from shale wells (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on 01/13/15)
A nuanced decision on oil, gas revenue from shale wells (Eagleford Texas on 01/13/15)

C-SPAN2
Jill Family, participated in live panel on 01/05/15
Appeared on a panel from the AALS conference in Washington discussing separation of powers and the Obama presidency (no link available)

Lebanon Daily News
Michael J. Hussey, quoted on 01/02/15
Tom Wolf's agenda: Change Pa.'s income tax