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A song for Sadie Alexander, a Penn alumna of great esteem

Seventeen-year-old Sadie Tanner Mossell arrived at Penn in the fall of 1915 filled with strong-willed ambition, a determination to succeed, and the utmost confidence, in a world that told her she was ugly, ignorant, and inferior. She grew up surrounded by excellence, flowing across generations, and knew that prevalent notions of black inferiority were false and uncivilized.

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In the News


On Point with Tom Ashbrook (WBUR-FM)

Audio: Behind Trump’s Demand for a DOJ Investigation

The Law School’s Claire Finkelstein discussed the administration’s claims that the FBI spied on the presidential campaign.

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The New York Times

Lawyers Told Gina Haspel Torture Was Legal. But It Never Was.

Claire Finkelstein and Stephen Xenakis of the Law School’s Center for Ethics and Rule of Law co-wrote an exploration of C.I.A. director nominee Gina Haspel’s culpability for “enhanced interrogation techniques” that occurred at the secret detention site she oversaw in 2002.

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The New York Times

Amazon, the Elephant in the Antitrust Room

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp warned that companies claiming that merging is a necessary preemptive strike against large competitors like Amazon may find that such a claim could be used to validate nearly any merger.

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NBC News

Hundreds of Human Trafficking Victims Freed in 13 Countries After Vast Interpol Operation

The Law School’s Sarah Paoletti explained how people escaping labor trafficking can unwittingly violate their visas, leaving them vulnerable to deportation. Paoletti recommended that rescue operations take a “victim-centered approach” in order to prevent re-trafficking.

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MarketWatch

Opinion: Using Antitrust Laws to Break Up Amazon, Facebook and Google Is Just Political Fantasy

Herbert Hovenkamp of the Law School and the Wharton School discussed antitrust law and identified key traits of monopolistic behavior. Hovenkamp stated that Amazon hasn’t committed antitrust violations with their competitively low margins.

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