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The following summary lists many of the instances over roughly the past year 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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Jill Family provided commentary on 4/27/18
Local DACA recipient talks about uncertainty of the program, judge’s latest ruling

Buck Local News
Donald Brown was quoted on 4/19/18
Democrats and Republicans join forces in Harrisburg to tackle climate change; introduce groundbreaking legislation

Philadelphia Public Record
Donald Brown was mentioned on 4/18/18
Rabb, Murt Bill Targets 100% Renewables by 2050
This story also appeared in the PA Environment Digest Blog

Bloomberg Law
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 4/12/18
Justices Weigh Bankruptcy Fallout of Unkept Pledge to Pay Lawyers

Christian Johnson, Michael Dimino, and Robert Power's editorial was published on 4/11/18
Upset about the Supreme Court’s redistricting ruling? Use the ballot box – not impeachment

The Regulatory Review
Jill Family's opinion article was published on 4/11/18
Regulating Immigration in a Deregulatory Administration

The Seattle Times
Jill Family was quoted on 4/4/18
As Trump orders judges to hurry up, look inside immigration court’s ‘alternate legal universe’

Christopher Robinette provided expert commentary on 4/3/18
Ohio State Fair crash: Why state inspectors won’t pay for death on Fire Ball ride

Associated Press
Christopher Robinette was quoted on 4/1/18
States protect their carnival ride inspectors from lawsuits
This story also appeared in the News Tribune and on ABC13.

Randy Lee wrote an op-ed published on 3/9/18
That ‘More Perfect Union?’ It’s a work in progress

The Meadville Tribune
Michael Dimino was quoted on 3/8/18
Federal courts stand as last hurdle for state court’s gerrymander fix 
This story also appeared in The Daily Item.

Michael Dimino was quoted on 2/27/18
U.S. top court to mull rules on what voters can wear to polls
This story also appeared in U.S. News and World Report.
Michael Dimino was quoted on 2/27/18
U.S. prime courtroom to mull guidelines on what voters can put on to polls

Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 2/16/18
Muni Market Shaken By Puerto Rico Special Revenues Ruling (no link available)

Environmental Law Forum
John Dernbach was quoted on 2/15/18
As Regulators Retreat, Is Corporate Sustainability Up to the Challenge?

John Gedid was quoted on 2/9/18
State government standoff: Pennsylvania’s ‘constitutional crisis’ over court’s redistricting decision

Meadville Tribune 
Michael Dimino is quoted on 2/9/18
Legislature will miss gerrymander fix deadline; what now?

90.5 WESA
John Gedid was quoted on 2/6/18
This Pittsburgh NPR station ran a story about the current congressional redistricting debate

The Meadville Tribune
Michael Dimino was quoted on 2/2/18
U.S. Supreme Court could wade into Pennsylvania gerrymandering controversy
This article also appeared in The Daily Item

ABC 27 News
Jill Family was featured on 2/1/18
#MeToo, Now What? Midstate women team up to combat workplace misconduct

Jill Family was quoted on 1/30/18
Economic Impact of Immigration by State

Bloomberg BNA's Bankruptcy Law Reporter
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 1/22/18
SCOTUS Wades Into Area of Bankruptcy ‘Confusion’

Smart Talk
Jill Family was featured on 1/17/18
DACA from local perspective

ABC 27 News
Jill Family was featured on 1/11/18
Local immigration expert weighs in on plan to end DACA