Professor Scott Burris says that a proposed multi-billion dollar opioid settlement sounds like a lot of money, but doesn’t begin to get at the human cost. Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
A special investigator has concluded that the Sacklers did not improperly influence settlement negotiations in the Purdue Pharma litigation. Prof. Jonathan Lipson says he’s grateful for the investigator’s report but concerned about some of its limitations. Read more at Reuters.
Prof. Erika Douglas talks in depth on the relationship between data privacy and antitrust in this…podcast produced by the Antitrust section of the ABA. Read more at Our Curious Amalgam.
Prof. Scott Burris served as counsel in Emma Semler’s successful appeal to overturn a 21-year sentence for drug distribution stemming from the overdose death of a friend. He offers his take on its policy implications here. Read more at LA Progressive.
Professor Craig Green, a former Department of Justice lawyer, joins WHYY RadioTimes to discuss the President Trump’s DOJ surveillance of Democratic lawmakers and journalists. Read more at WHYY.
Professor Rachel Rebouché joins KYW Newsradio In Depth to discuss the origin and possible outcomes of a Supreme Court case that could fundamentally change access to abortion in the United States. Read more at KYW.
On Tuesday, the District Attorney’s Office released a self-assessment titled “Overturning Convictions — and an Era,” detailing the Conviction Integrity Unit’s work during Krasner’s first term. One reform outlined in the assessment is a new file-sharing policy, which Professor Jules Epstein notes, if implemented, could prevent future wrongful convictions. Read more at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Dean Ramji-Nogales, author of “The End of Asylum: The Trump Administration’s War on Asylum and What Congress and the Biden Administration Can Do About It,” calls the #MPP a “travesty of justice” for asylum seekers in this #longread from @MotherJones. Read more at Mother Jones.
A MontCo woman sentenced to 21 years in the overdose death of a friend has won a legal battle to have her conviction vacated. Prof. Scott Burris praised the outcome. Read more at WHYY.
As the Sackler family moves closer to gaining immunity from prosecution for Purdue Pharma’s confessed crimes. Prof. Jonathan Lipson is pushing for an independent examiner to review whether the bankruptcy process has been handled appropriately. Read more at NPR.