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Law 360
Jean Eggen, quoted on 10/23/17
J&J Wins Battle Against $417M Talc Award, But War Not Over

The News Journal
Judith Ritter, quoted on 10/21/17
Delaware prison murder trial may cost state much more than money

Law.com
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 10/18/17
Could Weinstein Accusations Lead to Delaware Derivative Litigation?

Law360
Jean Eggen, quoted on 10/17/17
J&J Asbestos Trial A New Front In Talc Litigation

Slate
John Culhane, wrote column on 10/10/17
Does Being Gay Really Influence Parenting?

The News Journal
Bruce Grohsgal, 09/22/17
Are large retailers avoiding Delaware Bankruptcy Court?

The News Journal
Rodney Smolla, wrote opinion piece on 09/14/17
America has rich history of debate over hate speech: Delaware Voice

WHYY
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 09/13/17
Delaware slips in ranking in legal climate report

The Daily Progress, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Roanoke Times, etc.
Rodney Smolla, quoted about potential weapon restrictions at rallies
Richmond police plan weapons ban at pro-Confederate protest Saturday on Monument Avenue (Richmond Times-Dispatch on 09/13/17)
Free speech expert: Restricting weapons at Virginia rallies 'could be done' (The Free-Lance Star on 09/13/17)
Free speech expert: Restricting weapons at Virginia rallies 'could be done' (The Daily Progress on 09/12/17)
Free speech expert: Restricting weapons at Virginia rallies 'could be done' (The Roanoke Times on 09/12/17)

The Philadelphia Inquirer and Bloomberg
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on new Delaware digital shares rule
Fixing the stock market's 'clogged toilet' starts in Delaware (The Philadelphia Inquirer on 09/12/17)
Fixing the Stock Market’s ‘Clogged Toilet’ Starts in Delaware (Bloomberg on 09/12/17)

The News Journal and Delmarva Now
Bruce Grohsgal, quoted on new bill to avert bankruptcy judge shortage
U.S. Senate passes bill that would avert Delaware bankruptcy judge shortage(The News Journal on 09/06/17)
U.S. Senate passes bill that would avert Delaware bankruptcy judge shortage (Delmarva Now on 09/06/17)

The News Journal
James May, wrote opinion piece on 09/06/17
Endangered Species Act is under attack: Delaware Voices

The News Journal
Michael Slinger, wrote opinion piece on 08/31/17
Confederate monuments tell the wrong story about history: Delaware Voices

Slate
John Culhane, wrote opinion piece on 08/31/17
For Gay Fathers of Kids With Disabilities, Parenting Comes Before Identity

The News Journal
Thomas Reed, wrote opinion piece on 08/28/17
Charlottesville changed my mind on monuments: Delaware Voices

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Bangor Daily News,
Alan Garfield, wrote opinion piece on free speech
Alan Garfield: Why do we allow hate speech? (The Virginian Pilot on 08/28/17)
Why do we allow hate speech? (Bangor Daily News on 08/28/17)
Alan Garfield: Why do we allow hate speech? (The Morning Call on 08/25/17)
This is why we protect hate speech (The Philadelphia Inquirer on 08/24/17)

The Christian Science Monitor, Yahoo! News, and Education News
Rod Smolla, quoted on questions about the intersection of the First and Second amendments
Free-speech challenge: Can First and Second Amendments be exercised simultaneously? (Education News on 08/27/17)
Free-speech challenge: Can First and Second Amendments be exercised simultaneously? (Christian Science Monitor on 08/25/17)
Free-speech challenge: Can First and Second Amendments be exercised simultaneously? (Yahoo! News on 08/25/17)

The News Journal
John Culhane, quoted on 08/23/17
Wilmington man sues after e-cigarette battery explodes in his pants

Salisbury News
Rod Smolla, quoted on 08/23/17
Professor: State Senate rule on Pledge of Allegiance might violate Constitution

Bloomberg
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 08/22/17
Why Uber's Latest Fight Could Get All Sides Hurt

Delaware State News
Rod Smolla, quoted on 08/21/17
Professor: State Senate rule on Pledge of Allegiance might violate Constitution

Politico
John Culhane, wrote opinion piece on 08/18/17
Should Protesters Be Allowed to Have Guns?

Bloomberg, MSN, and Delaware Business Court Insider Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted about Uber investor declaring a state of emergency
Uber Investor Declares a State of Emergency (Bloomberg on 08/11/17)
Uber Backer Benchmark Sues to Kick Kalanick Off Board (MSN on 08/11/17)
Uber Investor Looks to Bench Kalanick in Fight to Name CEO (Delaware Business Court Insider on 08/11/17) (subscription required)

Romper.com
John Culhane, quoted on 08/09/17
Transgender Service Members Are Suing Trump For The Military Ban, & Here’s What We Know

Cape Gazette
Ken Kristl, quoted on 08/08/17
Legislators relax Coastal Zone Act restrictions

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 08/07/17
Court denies compromise in TransPerfect fight, sale likely (subscription may be required later)

Bloomberg BNA
Lawence Hamermesh, quoted on 08/01/17
Del. High Court Reverses Key Appraisal Ruling on DFC Acquisition

The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Journal
John Culhane, quoted on President Trump's comments on transgender individuals and military service
‘People are scared’: LGBT groups say they’ll rush to fight Trump’s transgender military ban in court (The Washington Post on 07/27/17)
LGBT groups vow to fight Trump’s military ban in court (The Boston Globe on 07/27/17)
'People are scared': LGBT groups say they'll rush to fight Trump's military ban in court (The Journal on 07/27/17)

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 07/26/17
Well-known lawyer's illness complicates Wilmington Trust trial

Slate
John Culhane, wrote column on 07/26/17
How Giving Up a Pet Raised Particular Concerns for One Queer Family

Politico
John Culhane, wrote opinion piece on 07/26/17
Trump’s Transgender Ban Is a Legal Land Mine

Delaware Business Court Insider
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 07/25/17
Deal Price or Fair Value?: Del. Courts Juggle Factors in Appraisal Cases (subscription may be required)

The Philadelphia Jewish Voice and AZCentral.com
Alan Garfield, wrote column on the seperation of church and state
The Blessing of Separating Church and State: Is It at Risk? (Philadelphia Jewish Voice on 07/17/17)
Alan Garfield: The blessing of separating church and state (AZCentral.com on 07/07/17)

The News Journal
Alan Garfield, wrote column on 07/07/17
Alan Garfield: The blessing of separating church and state

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 07/06/17
AstraZeneca sells off Fairfax campus for $50 million

The Washington Post, Standard-Examiner, and the San Antonio Express-News
James May, quoted about climate lawsuit against President Trump
A landmark climate lawsuit against Trump is scheduled for trial next year. Here’s what to expect. (The Washington Post on 07/05/17)
A landmark climate lawsuit against Trump is scheduled for trial next year. Here's what to expect. (Standard Examiner on 07/05/17)
A landmark climate lawsuit against Trump is scheduled for trial next year. Here's what to expect. (San Antonio Express-News on 07/05/17)

Heavy industry eyes return to Claymont under Coastal Zone Act bill
Ken Kristl, quoted on 06/30/17
Heavy industry eyes return to Claymont under Coastal Zone Act bill

Slate
John Culhane, wrote opinion column on 06/30/17
Religious Freedom Laws Are More About Suppressing Visibility Than Protecting the Pious

The New York Times Ken Kristl, quoted on 06/27/17
Putting Delaware’s Protected Coast Back to Work

The News Journal
Ken Kristl, quoted on 06/21/17
Delaware House passes changes to Coastal Zone Act

Independent
Rod Smolla, quoted on 06/21/17
Cosby faces defamation and assault cases after mistrial

WDEL 101.7 FM/1150 AM
Rod Smolla, quoted on 06/19/17
Delaware Law School prof says Supreme Court ruling favoring rock band likely protects Washington Redskins' name

U.S. News & World Report, Reuters, MSN, the Sun Daily, and Yahoo! News
Rod Smolla, quoted on potential civil lawsuits against Bill Cosby
Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby (06/18/17)
Civil lawsuits await Cosby (The Sun Daily on 06/18/17)
It's Far From Over for Bill Cosby (U.S. News & World Report on 06/17/17)
Despite mistrial in criminal case, civil lawsuits await Cosby (MSN on 06/17/17)
Despite Mistrial, Civil Lawsuits Await Bill Cosby (Yahoo! News on 06/17/17)

The News Journal
Ken Kristl, quoted on 06/16/17
Delaware Coastal Zone Act bill the wrong way to govern

The Washington Post
James May, quoted on 06/12/17
‘We’re still on fast-track to trial’: Kids’ climate lawsuit against Trump administration stays alive

Slate
John Culhane, wrote column on 06/09/17
Did Donald Trump Just Defame James Comey?

CBS Philadelphia 3
John Culhane, interviewed on 06/08/17
Reactions Throughout The Philadelphia Region On Comey Hearing

Politico
John Culhane, quoted on 06/08/17
Will Comey’s Testimony Matter?

WDEL 1150 AM
Rod Smolla, interviewed on 06/05/17
Discussed Trump Travel Ban and London Situation (no link)

WDEL 1150 AM
Judith Ritter, interviewed on 06/05/17
Discussed the Cosby Trial (no link)

The Huffington Post
Judith Ritter, quoted on 06/04/17
Accused By Dozens, Bill Cosby Heads To Trial Over Single Incident

The News Journal
Ken Kristl, wrote opinion piece on 06/02/17
3 myths about Coastal Zone Act proposal

ABA Journal
Rod Smolla, quoted on 06/01/17
Are blogs commercial speech? California bar gives advertising guidance

The News Journal
Alan Garfield, wrote opinion piece on 05/27/17
Value of valor: Soldiers’ tenets should guide all Americans (subscription may be required)

WHYY Network
Ken Kristl, quoted on 05/23/17
Proposed law will 'gut' Delaware's Coastal Zone Act

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 05/21/17
It’s time to end the TransPerfect travesty (subscription may be required)

WDDE-FM
Alan Garfield, quoted on 05/19/17
ACLU defends Milton woman's free speech regarding political yard signs

The News Journal
Ken Kristl, quoted on 05/18/17
Delaware bill would alter Coastal Zone protections (subscription may be required)

WDEL 1150AM
Rod Smolla, Interviwed on 05/17/17
Discussed President Trump and the Comey Firing (no link available)

WBAI-FM
Judith Ritter, interviewed on 05/16/17
Law and Disorder May 15, 2017

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, wrote opinion piece on 05/10/17
TransImperfect

CBS Philly and Bloomberg
John Culhane, interviewed about Impact of Comey Firing
Constitutional Crisis? Scholar Suggests We May Be On Brink (KYW CBS 3 on 05/10/17)
Legal Questions Emerge After Comey Firing (Audio) (Bloomberg on 05/10/17)

Vocativ and AOL.com
John Culhane, quoted on President Trump and the Comey firing
Could The Comey Crisis Spur Trump’s Impeachment? (Vocativ on 05/10/17)
Could the James Comey crisis spur Trump's impeachment? (AOL.com on 05/10/17)

Centre Daily News
Judith Ritter, quoted on 05/09/17
Charging organizations with crimes not unusual

Politico
John Culhane, quoted on 05/09/17
Is This a Constitutional Crisis?

The Canadian Press
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 04/27/17
Red card: Ousted CEO sent threats, soccer ball to investor

Slate
John Culhane, wrote column on 04/26/17
Becoming a Parent Means a New Family Member—and a New Sense of Self

Politico
Bruce Grohsgal, wrote column on 04/26/17
How a GOP bill could cause the next financial crisis

Associated Press, Yahoo! News, etc.
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on ousted CEO and threats
Red Card: Ousted CEO Sent Threats, Soccer Ball to Investor (Associated Press on 04/20/17)
Red card: Ousted CEO sent threats, soccer ball to investor(Yahoo! News on 04/20/17)
Red card: Ousted CEO sent threats, soccer ball to investor(Morningstar.com on 04/20/17)

The News Journal
Ken Kristl, quoted on 04/14/17
DNREC won't clarify Delaware City refinery's appeal deadline

The News Journal
Bruce Grohsgal, quoted on 04/10/17
Bankruptcy judge shortage could 'cripple' Delaware (subscription may be required)

Slate
John Culhane, wrote column on 04/06/17
Did Trump Intentionally Incite Violence at a Campaign Rally?

Reuters
John Culhane, quoted on 04/06/17
Trump, declining to provide evidence, says thinks Obama adviser Rice committed crime: NYT

Delaware 105.9 FM
Rodney Smolla, quoted on 04/03/17
Legal expert says President Trump will have to answer charges in sex harassment suit while in office

USA Today Alan Garfield, wrote column on 03/30/17
Supreme Conundrum

Reuters
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted 03/30/17
Einhorn's GM plan poses conflict challenge for board

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 03/29/17
Del. Bar Association refuses to support TransPerfect (subscription may be required)

Cebu Daily News
James May, quoted on 03/24/17
Loving the LAW of Life

The Houston Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and Bloomberg
Lawrence Hamermesh, provided commentary on Energy Transfer’s Exit From Williams Merger
Court says Energy Transfer had right to end Williams deal (subscription may be required) (Houston Chronicle on 03/23/17)
Court upholds Energy Transfer's split with Williams. Now, about that $1.5 billion breakup fee... (Dallas Morning News on 03/23/17)
Energy Transfer's Exit From Williams Merger Upheld by Court (Bloomberg on 03/23/17)

Slate
John Culhane, wrote column on 03/23/17
For Gay Parents, Deciding Between Adoption and Surrogacy Raises Tough Moral Questions

WDEL Radio
Rodney Smolla, quoted on 03/20/17
Senator Coons delivers opening remarks in Gorsuch confirmation hearing

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 03/20/17
TransPerfect CEO files federal lawsuit against Delaware (subscription may be required)

The Street
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 03/17/17
Snap Holders Eye Lawsuits In IPO's Wake

Bloomberg BNA
Rodney Smolla, quoted on 03/09/17
Ethics Complaint Against Kellyanne Conway—'Political Stunt’?

The News Journal
Rodney Smolla, quoted on 02/22/17
Lawsuit: Third-party candidates should be judges, too (subscription may be required)

The News Journal
Alan Garfield, wrote opinion piece on 02/21/17
Who is the check on authoritarianism?(subscription may be required)

The Morning Call
John Culhane, quoted on 02/20/17
Families in Lehigh Valley slayings clear obstacle in suit against Walmart

The News Journal
Romie Griesmer, quoted on 02/17/17
A decade of recommendations in Delaware prisons (subscription may be required)

The News Journal
Rodney Smolla and Erin Daly, quoted on 02/15/17
In mock arguments, travel ban gets day in high court (subscription may be required)

TBS efm "This Morning" English Radio program in Seoul, Korea
Paul Regan, quoted on 02/15/17
Discussed proposed Korean legislation to protect the rights of minority stockholders (audio available)

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 02/13/17
Del. Supreme Court affirms TransPerfect sale (subscription may be required)

The News Journal
Jean Eggen, quoted on 02/13/17
DuPont, Chemours to pay $670 million over PFOA suits (subscription may be required)

The News Journal
Ken Kristl, quoted on 02/11/17
Case of oil recycler IPC raises enforcement questions (subscription may be required)

The News Journal
Rodney Smolla and Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 02/09/17
Del.’s longest-serving Supreme Court justice to retire (subscription may be required)

Yahoo! Finance
Rodney Smolla, quoted on 02/09/17
BARBRI and Delaware Law School partner to provide students the nation’s #1 bar review course

MSN, Reuters, Business Insider, etc.
Rodney Smolla, quoted on Trump accuser pursuing defamation suit
Trump accuser follows Cosby playbook by pursuing defamation suit (MSN on 02/08/17)
Trump accuser follows Cosby playbook by pursuing defamation suit (Reuters on 02/08/17)
A Trump sexual-misconduct accuser has found a fresh approach to fight the president
Feature: Trump accuser follows Cosby playbook by pursuing defamation suit (Yahoo! Finance on 02/08/17)

WDDE-FM’s The Green
Rodney Smolla, interviewed on 02/05/17
The Green - February 3, 2017 (audio available)

ProPublica
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 02/02/17
Ivanka Trump Also Promised to Resign From Family Business, And Hasn’t Filed Paperwork

Politico Magazine
John Culhane, quoted on 02/01/17
What Could Gorsuch Mean for the Supreme Court?

Wonkette
Mary Brigid McManamon, wrote opinion piece on 02/01/17
A Law Professor’s Measured Take On Neil Gorsuch And Why Originalism Is Full Of Sh*t

Wonkette
Mary Brigid McManamon, wrote opinion piece on 01/31/17
Smile, Steve Bannon’s Watching!

c&en
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 01/30/17
DuPont’s PFOA trials are off to a shaky start

Pet MD
John Culhane, quoted on 01/25/17
Alaska Introduces Legislation That Requires Consideration of Pets in Divorce Custody Cases

The News Journal
Judith Ritter, quoted on 01/24/17
60-year-old man shot by Wilmington police identified

Slate
John Culhane, quoted on 01/23/17
No One Is Safe From the Gender Binary—Even Gay Families

Delaware may be first to learn if Trump divests
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 01/23/17
Delaware may be first to learn if Trump divests

Reuters
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 01/23/17
Court Revives Investor Suit vs ETP Over $11 Bln Pipeline Deal

Bloomberg News
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 01/17/17
Did Del. Court Violate Shareholder Rights in TransPerfect Case?

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 01/17/17
Facts, not law, to be in dispute at TransPerfect hearing

The News Journal Ken Kristl, quoted on 01/16/17
Environmentalists appeal PBF ethanol permit

The News Journal
Alan Garfield, wrote opinion column on 01/15/17
Bench Press: The Supreme Court's brain teaser

McClatchy DC
Rodney Smolla, quoted on 01/13/17
So ‘Redskins’ isn’t the only racially disparaging name seeking U.S. protection

The News Journal
Lawrence Hamermesh, quoted on 01/12/17
Shawe adds celebrity attorney Dershowitz to legal team

WDEL News Radio
Rod Smolla, interviewed on 01/06/17
Discussed the Trump administration’s potential impact on the courts (no link available)

The News Journal
John Nivala, quoted on 01/06/17
Legal nightmare: Dispute over Harbeson 'man cave'