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The following summary lists many of the instances during 2022 in which Widener Law Commonwealth faculty members have been quoted or featured in coverage by local, regional, or national news media organizations.

Please note that some news sites may require registration in order to view stories and some links may expire shortly after they are posted.

WGAL-TV
October 31, 2022
Professor Michael Dimino was featured on WGAL-TV's In Focus show discussing the PA U.S. Senate debate. 

WHTM-TV (ABC27)
October 26, 2022
Professor Quinn Yeargain weighs in on the debate between PA U.S. Senate candidates John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz.

Click here for link to broadcast. 

BUSINESS LAW TODAY
October 20, 2022
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Juliet Moringiello shares her experience working alongside colleague Donald Kirk as Kirk was honored by the American Bar Association Business Law Section.

INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION
October 18, 2022
Environmental Law Professor Dernbach is mentioned for his upcoming participation in an event during the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

WPMT-TV (FOX 43) and Radio Pennsylvania
October 4, 2022
Professor Michael Dimino provides analysis on the new term of the U.S. Supreme Court. 
See also related interview from Radio Pennsylvania.

BOLTS
September 21, 2022
Professor Quinn Yeargain is the author of this story on ballot concerns in Arizona and Arkansas.

TAX PROF BLOG
September 16, 2022
Widener Law Commonwealth is mentioned in this blog post as one of several schools now accepting GRE scores for JD programs. 

ELDER LAW PROF BLOG
September 14, 2022
Widener Law Commonwealth Director of the Central Pennsylvania Law Clinic Mary Catherine Scott is mentioned for the work she and her students are doing with the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas in its Pro Bono Guardianship Monitor Program.

CENTRAL PENN BUSINESS JOURNAL 
September 9, 2022
Widener Law Commonwealth finalizes partnership with East Stroudsburg University, offering students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and law degrees in six years. (Note: news story is behind a paywall)

WITF-FM
September 1, 2022
Law Professor Quinn Yeargain is quoted in this story about Congressman Scott Perry's recent involvement in the January 6 investigations.

WITF-FM
September 1, 2022
A discussion on the subject of book bans featuring Law Professor Quinn Yeargain was the focus of this Radio Smart Talk episode.

WHYY-FM
August 12, 2022
Law Professor Quinn Yeargain was part of a discussion on the FBI's seizure of a cell phone belonging to PA Congressman Scott Perry in connection with the January 6 investigations.

WITF-FM
August 12, 2022
The upcoming posthumous pardon of Homer Plessy, from the landmark Plessy v. Ferguson case, was the subject discussed on WITF-FM's Radio Smart Talk show with Law Professor Michael Dimino. 

WHP-TV (CBS21)
August 7, 2022
Law Professor Quinn Yeargain was a featured guest on CBS21's "Face the State" program to talk about the PA Supreme Court's decision to uphold Act 77

WHP-TV (CBS21)
August 3, 2022
The subject of political polarization in court decisions was discussed in this story featuring Law Professor Quinn Yeargain. 

NBC PHILADELPHIA
August 3, 2022
Law Professor Michael Dimino is mentioned in this article for his role in arguing a case about Pennsylvania's mail-in voting expansions in 2019 (also known as Act 77). 

FLYING MAGAZINE
July 20, 2022
Law Professor Randy Lee was featured in this story discussing the ruling in a case regarding a 2018 fatal plane crash near Williamsburg, PA. 

WPMT-TV (FOX 43)
July 11, 2022
Law Professor Michael Dimino was quoted in a story about a Lancaster County movie theater's cancellation of a documentary premiere for PA gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano.

WPMT-TV (FOX 43)
July 8, 2022
Obscenity, notably in campaign signs and related items, was the focus of this story featuring legal analysis from Law Professor Michael Dimino.

PENNSYLVANIA CAPITAL-STAR
July 3, 2022
Law Professor Michael Dimino comments on upcoming Supreme Court case regarding election procedures in states.

STATE IMPACT PENNSYLVANIA
July 1, 2022
Environmental Law Professor Dernbach provides analysis on U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the EPA does not have the authority to mandate carbon emissions from existing power plants.

BUSINESS LAW TODAY (AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION publication) 
June 27, 2022
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Law Professor Juliet Moringiello was featured in a recent discussion on NFTs and other digital assets

WHP-TV (CBS21)
June 25, 2022
Law Professor Michael Dimino was featured in a story focused on the upcoming gubernatorial race in Pennsylvania following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. 

AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE
June 10, 2022
Professor John Dernbach was mentioned for his participation in a symposium commemorating the 300th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

SIERRA CLUB
May 28, 2022
Widener Law Commonwealth Environmental Law Professor John Dernbach coauthored a recent article focused on fighting climate change.

AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE
May 16, 2022
Professor Juliet Moringiello was mentioned in this story about her participation in Brooklyn Law School's annual symposium. 

ARTNET
May 4, 2022
Widener Law Commonwealth Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor Juliet Moringiello weighs in on a recent high court ruling in the U.K. on NFTs and cites her ongoing work on revising the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs commercial transactions here in the U.S.

WHTM-TV (ABC27)
May 3, 2022
Law Professor Michael Dimino discussed the leaked draft U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade. 

Additional coverage: York DispatchCBS21Your ErieThe Meadville Tribune 

THE ALBANY LAW SCHOOL PODCAST
April 27, 2022
Environmental Law Professor John Dernbach was featured in a 2022 Warren M. Anderson Legislative Seminar Series hosted by the Government Law Center at Albany Law School, where panelists discuss a recent New York state constitutional amendment.

PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
April 3, 2022
As Maine considers a constitutional amendment to ensure a clean and healthy environment, Environmental Law Professor John Dernbach provides perspective. 

WIRED
April 3, 2022
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Juliet Moringiello discusses the role of courts as it relates to NFTs.

WGAL-TV
March 22, 2022
Following confirmation hearing coverage for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, Law Professor Michael Dimino provides opinions and expectations on how the U.S. Senate will vote. 

E&E NEWS
March 18, 2022 
Environmental Law Professor John Dernbach weighs in on how Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson stands to impact cases related to climate change that are expected to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. 

BEDFORD GAZETTE
March 9, 2022
This article quotes Law Professor Michael Dimino in his capacity as legal counsel to Doug McLinko, a Bradford County commissioner who sued to challenge a law that expanded mail-in balloting. 

WHTM-TV (ABC27)
March 3, 2022
Commentary from Law Professor Michael Dimino following a judicial reprimand handed down from the PA Court of Judicial Discipline to a former Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas Judge. 

READER'S DIGEST
March 1, 2022
Law Professor Michael Dimino comments in this article on why U.S. Supreme Court justices have lifetime appointments. 

WHTM-TV (ABC27)
February 21, 2022
Law Professor Michael Dimino provides insight on a lawsuit brought against the Cumberland Valley School District by a group of parents for making masks optional in the district. 

CAPITAL.COM
February 11, 2022
Associate Dean and Law Professor Juliet Moringiello is featured in this article and provides details on the repercussions of selling a home as an NFT.

WITF-FM
January 30, 2022
Environmental Law Professor John Dernbach talks with host Scott LaMar about his role as an environmental law and educator and his advocacy and environmental health plans as he approaches retirement. 

BIZNEWSPA
January 20, 2022
Business Advising Law Professor Christian Johnson discusses a new seminar he is teaching that studies legal battles in Pennsylvania fueled by the pandemic.

PRELAW MAGAZINE
January 18, 2022
Dean Michael Hussey and Professor Robyn Meadows discuss their experiences teaching remotely during the pandemic in this story about the future of online learning at law schools.
USA TODAY
January 18, 2022
Assistant professor Michal Buchhandler-Raphael comments in this article regarding inconsistencies in state laws for prosecuting sexual assault, centering on the question of whether victims were voluntarily or involuntarily intoxicated and what that means for their mental capacity.  

CUMULUS MEDIA
January 16, 2022
Professor Christian Johnson is a guest on this podcast discussing a new seminar designed to study the pandemic's impact on legal institutions, including the U.S. Constitution, federal, state, and local statutes.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
January 15, 2022
Professor Michael Dimino discusses two recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on vaccine and testing mandates. 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
January 4, 2022
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on workplace COVID vaccination mandates, Professor Michael Dimino provides analysis in this editorial

WITF-FM
January 3, 2022
Professor Michael Dimino discusses infamous Plessy vs. Ferguson case on Radio Smart Talk show. 

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