Professor Sterio to Contribute Chapter on State Recognition to The Routledge Handbook on State Recognition

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio will contribute a chapter to The Routledge Handbook on State Recognition.  Professor Sterio’s chapter will be entitled “Power Politics and State Recognition.”

The Handbook will be jointly edited by Dr Gëzim Visoka (Dublin City University), Professor John Doyle (Dublin City University) and Professor Edward Newman (University of Leeds).  The Routledge Handbook of State Recognition will be the first of its kind, offering a comprehensive analysis of theoretical and comparative debates, as well as empirical aspects underpinning state recognition in international studies.  The Routledge Handbook series is a highly successful existing series.

Professor Sterio Contributes Article on the Use of Drones to “The Independent Review” Symposium Issue

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio contributed an article to a symposium issue of The Independent Review on the use of drones.  Professor Sterio’s article is entitled “Drones: International Law Issues.”
The Independent Review is the acclaimed interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed,journal devoted to the study of political economy and the critical analysis of government policy. The Independent Review is thoroughly researched, peer-reviewed, and based on scholarship of the highest caliber. However, unlike so many other journals, it is also provocative, lucid, and written in an engaging style. Ranging across the fields of economics, political science, law, history, philosophy, and sociology, The Independent Review boldly challenges the politicization and bureaucratization of our world, featuring in-depth examinations of past, present, and future policy issues by some of the world’s leading scholars and experts.

Professor Mead and Marissa Pappas Publish Op-Ed in The New York Times

Professor Joseph Mead and Marissa Pappas, a student in the College of Urban Affairs, recently published an op-ed in The New York Times entitled “When Calling 911 Makes you a ‘Nuisance’ and Gets You Evicted.”  The op-ed describes some of their work into local nuisance laws, which often results in the eviction of the tenant who herself reported the nuisance (such as a 911 call to report a domestic violence incident).  Several local media outlets have also reported on Professor Mead’s and Ms. Pappas’ research and work on this issue of public nuisance laws (see here, here, here, here, here, and here).

Sagers on AT&T/Time Warner Merger: U. Chicago Stigler Center Blog

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, wrote this analysis  of the Justice Department’s recent and much-discussed antitrust challenge to the pending merger of AT&T and Time Warner, Inc. His post was featured on the blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago.

Sagers Speaks with New York Times on AT&T/Time Warner and Regulatory Consistency

On November 21, David Gelles of the New York Times “spent all day on the phone with folks like Tim Wu, Spencer Kurn, Susan Crawford, Rich Greenfield, [Cleveland-Marhsall’s] Chris Sagers and Larry Downes trying to make sense of two seemingly contradictory moves by the Trump administration.” [this quote was from his LinkedIn post, forwarding his NYT article; the LinkedIn post is available here
Specifically, he wondered why the Trump administration would on the one hand move to repeal the Obama FCC’s net neutrality rules, which were meant to control monopoly power in internet service, but simultaneously sue in antitrust to challenge AT&T’s pending acquisition of Time Warner cable, a lawsuit that at least superficially reflects the same concerns. He quotes Sagers in an article here

Professors Oh and O’Neill Speak at CSU First Amendment Event; Dean Fisher Moderates

On November 9, 2017, Professors Reggie Oh and Kevin O’Neill spoke at a Cleveland State University event, Combating Hate within the Framework of the First Amendment, which was prompted by a recent instance of hate speech on campus. Dean Lee Fisher served as a moderator at this event.

Professor Sterio Presents at Emory Law School

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio presented at a conference at Emory University Law School on November 10, organized by the Emory Law School International Humanitarian Law Clinic and entitled “Law of War Lessons from the Past Decade/Challenges of the Next Decade: the Emory IHL Clinic at 10!”  Professor Sterio presented on a panel entitled “What’s Ahead: Law of Armed Conflict Challenges in the Next Decade and Beyond.”


Professor Geier Participates as Guest in “Sound of Ideas” on WCPN/90.3

As a guest on WCPN’s “Sound of Ideas” on November 6, Professor Deborah Geier discussed “The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which was proposed by the House Ways & Means Committee on November 2. You can listen to or watch a video of the show here.

Sagers Appears on San Francisco Radio to Discuss Amazon

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, appeared Monday on KCBS Radio in San Francisco, to discuss a novel pricing strategy just unveiled by Amazon. Amazon has begun discounting prices charged for some products sold by third-party vendors on the Amazon website, paying its own money to make up the difference. An issue on the minds of many is whether the practice could be illegal, under the antitrust laws or otherwise.