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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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WESA-FM 90.5
Robert Davis Jr. provided expert commentary on 11/22/17
District Attorney-Elect Recuses Himself From Prosecuting Penn State Hazing Case

WITF
Donald Brown was interviewed on 11/15/17
World condemns U.S. at Bonn climate talks/Syrian refugee stories

State Impact
John Dernbach was quoted on 11/10/17
Group Challenging Drilling Law in Pittsburgh Suburb

State Impact
John Dernbach was quoted on 11/9/17
Atlantic Sunrise construction picks back up after two-day delay

Reuters
Christopher Robinette provided expert commentary on 11/2/17
Facebook pressured to notify people who saw Russian posts
This article also appeared in Fortune, The Indian Express, Asia Pacific Daily, and Voice of America

State Impact
John Dernbach was interviewed on 10/27/17
Pennsylvania’s environmental rights amendment is back from the dead

WITF
John Capowski was quoted on 10/3/17
Gerrymandered? New lawsuit demands fairer congressional districts

Bucks County Courier Times
John Dernbach was quoted on 9/15/17
Bucks County attorneys speak on future of environmental rights in Pennsylvania

WITF-FM Smart Talk
Jill Family was interviewed on 9/8/17
DACA’s future/Prepared for disaster?

Central Pennsylvania Business Journal
Juliet Moringiello was featured on 8/25/17
Making the Case (Available by subscription only)

NPR State Impact
John Dernbach provided expert commentary on 8/25/17
Chesco township plan would give municipalities more control over pipelines

PublicNow
John Dernbach provided expert commentary on 8/23/17
Pennsylvania At Risk: New Report “State Of Risk” Reveals Broad, Adverse Impact On PA Communities And Public Health From Threatened EPA Cuts

The Legal Intelligencer
Juliet Moringiello was mentioned on 7/27/17
Widener Law Commonwealth Professor Juliet M. Moringiello was named chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association business law section

WITF-FM
John Dernbach was interviewed on 7/6/17
Impact of PA Supreme Court ruling on environment

PA Environment Digest
John Dernbach wrote an Op-ed on 7/3/17
Taking The Public Trust Seriously: The PA Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision in PEDF v. Commonwealth

The Philadelphia Tribune
John Dernbach provided expert commentary on 6/24/17
Pa. gets ‘landmark’ ruling on use of drilling funds
A similar story appeared in The Patriot-News

NBC Philadelphia
John Dernbach was quoted on 6/20/17
Environmentalists Win in Court Over Gas Drilling in Pennsylvania Forests
This article also appeared in Penn Energy, The Sentinel, and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 

PennLive
John Capowski provided expert commentary on 6/15/17
Gerrymandered? New lawsuit demands fairer congressional districts

PennLive
Michael Dimino was quoted on 6/7/17
Senators, experts gather for ‘overview hearing’ on election reform

WITF-FM
John Dernbach and Don Brown were interviewed on 6/5/17
Pulling Out of Paris Climate Accord

NPR State Impact
John Dernbach provided expert commentary on 5/26/17
PRC, Philadelphia Sustainable Business Network Host Future Of Recycling & Act 101 Round Table In PA

NPR State Impact
John Dernbach was quoted on 5/16/17
Commonwealth Court rejects appeal on Mariner East 2 pipeline

NPR State Impact
John Dernbach provided expert commentary on 5/9/17
Middletown residents sue Sunoco to stop pipeline, alleging violation of township ordinance

The Baltimore Sun
John Dernbach co-authored an Op-ed on 5/9/17
Consumers prefer clean energy

The Wall Street Journal
Juliet Moringiello was quoted on 5/4/17
Puerto Rico Somewhat Unique Among U.S. Municipal Bankruptcies (subscription only)

Debtwire.com
Juliet Moringiello provided expert commentary on 5/1/17
San Bernardino would see little benefit from “Chapter 18” filing

NPR State Impact
John Dernbach provided expert commentary on 4/25/17
Chesco residents urge officials to reject development plan for contaminated site

WITF Smart Talk
Don Brown was interviewed on 4/24/17
Behind the DMZ: North Korea / The Morality of Environmental Engagement

WHTM-TV (ABC)
Michael Hussey provided expert commentary on 4/18/17
Do you have an extra $500? Harrisburg tax confusion could cost that and more

WITF online
Jill Family commented on 4/17/17
York Immigration Court has denied most asylum — but why?
A similar story appeared on 4/14/17 in the York Daily Record, The Evening Sun, and Chambersburg Public Opinion

The Sentinel
Michael Hussey was quoted on 4/10/17
VITA program helps low- to moderate-income residents

ABC 27
Michael Hussey was quoted on 4/8/17
VITA program helps low-to-moderate income people do their taxes for free

WHP-TV (CBS)
Michael Dimino provided expert commentary on 4/6/17
Law professor breaks down the latest motion for Supreme Court nominee

The Philadelphia Inquirer
John Dernbach wrote an Op-ed on 4/5/17
Commentary: GOP climate resolution deserves wider support

The Reading Eagle
John Dernbach was quoted on 4/1/17
Overhaul eyed as state’s recycling mandate nears expiration
This article also appeared in The Washington Times and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Michael Hussey was quoted on 3/31/17
Judge raps Phillies co-owner John Middleton over ‘concealment’ of document in family

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
John Dernbach provided expert commentary on 3/26/17
As Pennsylvania’s recycling mandate nears expiration, state eyes overhaul

WITF-FM
Michael Dimino provided expert commentary on 3/16/17
Experts say ID requirement for Rep. Perry town hall on Saturday is legal

Notice & Comment
Jill Family was a guest blogger on 3/15/17
Due Process waivers in immigration law

Morning Call
Michael Hussey provided expert commentary on 3/15/17
Could March Madness brackets become a taxable fantasy sport bet in Pennsylvania?

WBRE-TV
Christian Johnson was interviewed on 3/8/17 and 3/9/17
Veterans News

CBS 21
Jill Family provided expert commentary on 3/6/17
100 Voices| Local lawyer weighs in on new travel ban

The Pittsburgh Tribute
Bob Davis, Jr. was quoted on 3/4/17
Council seat still open in New Ken

The Daily Signal
Michael Dimino was quoted on 3/3/17
3 Different Ways State GOP Lawmakers Are Fighting Sanctuary Cities

CBS 21
Jill Family provided expert commentary on 3/1/17
Law professor discusses Trump's talk of immigration in speech to Congress

Notice and Comment
Jill Family provided expert commentary on 2/21/17
Due Process Sleight of Hand 

NPR State Impact
John Dernbach provided expert commentary on 2/24/17
Townships accursed of ailing to enforce ordinances over Mariner East 2

CBS 21
Jill Family provided expert commentary on 2/21/17
Aggressive approach predicted for handling of immigrants

PennLive.com
Christian Johnson and Randy Lee's op-ed was published on 2/15/17
On March 17, join us at Widener Law School and help bring your community together

Notice and Comment
Jill Family provided expert commentary on 2/14/17
Disrupting Immigration Sovereignty

CBS 21
Jill Family was interviewed on 2/13/17
100 Voices Law professor breaks down status of Trump's travel ban

CBS 21
Michael Dimino provided expert commentary on 2/2/17
Trump's Supreme Court choice won't majorly change court decisions 

Notice and Comment
Jill Family wrote a guest post on 1/29/17
Draining Due Process

ABC27 WHTM-TV
Jill Family provided expert commentary on 1/29/17
Immigration expert discusses president's executive orders

CBS 21
Michael Dimino provided expert commentary on 1/23/17
Trump signs executive order to leave TPP

Counter Punch
Donald Brown was quoted on 1/20/17
Tripping Up Trumpism Through Global Boycott Divestment Sanctions

The Intelligencer
Donald Brown was the featured speaker at an event on 1/9/17
Activists rally in Newtown against Trump cabinet appointees
This article also appeared in the Bucks County Courier Times

Lockport Union Sun & Journal
John Dernbach provided expert commentary on 1/1/17
Groups seek NY constitutional right to clean air, water