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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 17, 2015

Two Penn Undergraduates Study ‘Crimes That Changed Our World’

Through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, Aaron Wolff from Great Neck, N.Y. and Taryn MacKinney of Fort Collins, Colo. are studying sensational crimes that have shaped the justice system.

This summer, two undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are examining crimes throughout history and how those events resulted in controversial legislative changes. 

Obama’s Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Decree

July 14, 2015

Paul Robinson of the Law School pens an op-ed about President Obama’s use of presidential clemency to change federal sentencing policy concerning nonviolent drug offenses.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Bernie Sanders’ Misleading Characterization of a Controversial Gun Law

July 10, 2015

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School is quoted about gun safety and gun-control laws.

Article Source: Washington Post

Oklahoma’s Ten Commandments Case Is Part of An Age-old Battle in U.S.

July 9, 2015

Sarah Gordon of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences talks about the origin of the political import of displays like the Ten Commandments monument.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Dirty Money

July 6, 2015

Louis Rulli of the Law School comments on a case against the Philadelphia district attorney and Pennsylvania’s civil forfeiture law.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Asset-forfeiture Laws Raise Concerns

July 5, 2015

Louis Rulli of the Law School is quoted on issues with federal forfeiture laws.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

There's Already a Law for That

July 3, 2015

Paul H. Robinson of the Law School is the writes about outdated penal codes. 

Article Source: LA Times

Insurance for Olympics Won’t Cover Every Risk

July 2, 2015

Tom Baker of the Law School says, “In the insurance world, eliminating all risk is the equivalent of cold fusion or the perpetual motion machine.”

Article Source: Boston Globe

Audio: The Supreme Court: Lethal Injections and Same-sex Marriage

June 30, 2015

Tobias Barrington Wolff of the Law School discusses the opinions in the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage and lethal injections.

Working to Death

June 30, 2015

Adam Finkel of the Law School is quoted about standards from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Article Source: Slate.com