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Rethinking Credibility Assessments 

September 15, 2022

A federal appellate court recently cited Visiting Assistant Practice Prof. Liz Bradley’s research on demeanor evidence in asylum cases.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Immigration & Transnational Law, Research and Scholarship 

The U.S. and International Disability Law 

September 13, 2022

At the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Benjamin A. Barsky L’19, MBE’19 writes about how cities and states have incorporated international disability rights principles in their laws and policies.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, International & Comparative Law, Research and Scholarship, Student Journals & Organizations 

Reforming the Bail System 

September 6, 2022

Prof. Paul Heaton discussed the Quattrone Center’s study on bail reform in Harris County, Texas with the Texas Standard.

Centers & Institutes, Criminal Law & Justice, Research and Scholarship 

Bail Reform Benefits 

August 30, 2022

A Quattrone Center study has found that misdemeanor bail reforms in Harris County, Texas have had a positive impact on public safety.

Centers & Institutes, Criminal Law & Justice, Research and Scholarship, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion 

Book Bans and Free Speech 

August 9, 2022

The Institute for Law & Philosophy’s Sigal Ben-Porath discusses the connection between book bans and free speech at Penn Today.

Centers & Institutes, Cross-Disciplinary, Research and Scholarship 

Social Justice Grant 

July 26, 2022

Prof. Sally Gordon has secured a Klein Family Social Justice Grant for her project, Free State Slavery and Bound Labor: Pennsylvania.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Cross-Disciplinary, Research and Scholarship, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion 

Pathbreaking Research on Evictions 

July 25, 2022

Bloomberg CityLab recently ran a feature on Prof. David Hoffman’s latest study on how travel time to court affects evictions in Philadelphia.

Research and Scholarship 

Health Care in the Court 

July 18, 2022

In The Regulatory Review, Prof. Allison Hoffman, analyzes the major health-related decisions of the Supreme Court’s last term.

Administrative & Regulatory Law, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Research and Scholarship 

Judicial Activism 

July 18, 2022

Prof. Kermit Roosevelt explains judicial activism in a historical sense, and how justices today interpret the Constitution and federal and state policies.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Courts & the Judicial System, Research and Scholarship 

Dangerous Opinion on Climate Change 

July 13, 2022

“[T[here is no escaping the conclusion that the opinion is dangerous on two fronts: for the climate and for administrative capacity more broadly,” writes Prof. Shelley Welton of the Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA.

Administrative & Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Research and Scholarship 

Freedom of Speech or Coerced Prayer? 

July 12, 2022

Prof. Kermit Roosevelt recently discussed the Supreme Court’s decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton Sch. Dist. with KYW.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Research and Scholarship 

‘Radical Shift in Doctrine’ 

July 11, 2022

“The decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health overruling Roe v. Wade is a tectonic shift in the constitutional landscape,” writes Prof. Tobias Wolff.

Administrative & Regulatory Law, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Research and Scholarship