Education, Business, & Law

Journalism, law, and freedom of the press

Law student Peter Jacobs draws on his background as a professional journalist for his forthcoming Comment on freedom of the press in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

From Penn Law

A fair housing law proposal to promote racial and economic integration

A research brief co-authored by Provost Wendell Pritchett proposes the use of fair housing law to work toward the end of segregation, and emphasize that the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing provision of the Fair Housing Act extends to all federal agencies.

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In the News


Politico.com

Covid means remote workers can live anywhere. So where’s 'anywhere'?

Susan Wachter of the Wharton School spoke about how the shift to remote work may affect where employees choose to live. “Towns near amenities are the new hot spots now and for some time to come,” she said.

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Axios

Survey: Philly's civil forfeiture program targeted Black residents

Louis Rulli of the Law School said Philadelphia has historically been a “hotspot” for civil forfeiture. "The people most affected by civil forfeiture were poor, they were communities of color, and they were the most vulnerable in our city, who could least afford to lose their property," he said.

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Bloomberg

Biden tackles supply-chain crisis with few tools, clock ticking

Steve Viscelli of the School of Arts & Sciences said the U.S. supply chain is built on unpaid labor by port truckers waiting to pick up cargo from shipping containers. “The port truck driver, for decades now, has basically been the slack adjuster in the whole system,” he said.

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Bloomberg

Jerome Powell’s swift action on Fed trading may boost his chances for a second term

Peter Conti-Brown of the Wharton School said Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell was remarkably quick to address an ethics scandal at the Fed. “I would hope those who oppose Jay Powell fight him vociferously on the merits,” he said. “I don’t think his trading or management to this process are disqualifying. The Fed is holding itself to a higher standard than the standard held for those critical politicians.”

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Los Angeles Times

Column: Facebook, fooling no one, may be going for a new name

Barbara Kahn of the Wharton School said Facebook’s plan to rebrand is both an attempt to distance itself from past controversies and to appeal to the next generation of users. “The big issue for young people is that Facebook is Granny’s platform, your parents’ platform,” she said. “They need to get away from that.”

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