Chicago-Kent In the Media
Chicago-Kent Law Professor Harold Krent Breaks Down Supreme Court's Decision Upholding California's Humane Pork Law
“The majority held that you cannot parse a state regulation and say that it’s having to do mostly with morals as opposed to protection for the citizens of the state,” says Harold Krent, law professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “So that distinction that was forwarded by the pork producers was clearly rejected by a majority of the court, which is the controversial aspect of the decision because it does then open up other states to enact morals legislation which has an impact on out-of-state commerce.”
Hyde Park Herald
Author and Chicago-Kent Law Professor Reflects on 80th Anniversary of Sit-In at Kenwood Cafe
“Legal change does not make change on the ground, does not make social change. This is the lesson of history, certainly in the case of race relations,” says Christopher Schmidt, a professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law and author of “The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era.” “But what we need, and what the sit-ins show us, is that when we have legal change in conjunction with social protest, then you can actually get changes on the ground.”
Chicago-Kent Professor: 'Incredibly Difficult' to Prove That Father Signing Highland Park Shooter's FOID Card Legally Caused Deaths
“Causation is links in a chain, and that’s a very long chain,” says Doug Godfrey, professor of legal writing and research at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “There’s also intervening causes, which can break the chain. I’m sure the defense can point to many other things or people that may have contributed.”
Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago-Kent Professor Harold Krent Says Media Mogul Byron Allen's Suit Against McDonald's Will Be Hard to Win
“At times, individuals or groups file lawsuits not with the aim of winning, but with the aim of getting leverage,” says Harold Krent, professor at Illinois Institute of Technology's Chicago-Kent College of Law. “I think this is ultimately about pressing McDonald’s to do something about the prior suit as opposed to actually winning this one.”
Chicago-Kent Professor Daniel Martin Katz Discusses How Lawyers Can Take Advantage of ChatGPT and Other Large Language Models
“There’s been a material increase in the capabilities of these tools, of these large language models, particularly with GPT but just in general, and that does bear on the type of work that lawyers do,” says Daniel Martin Katz, a law professor at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent School of Law. “This is important for lawyers because we have technology that’s finally pretty good at language, and that has always been a challenge.”
Law Professor Harold Krent Analyzes Case on the Chevron Doctrine That's Before the Supreme Court
“The court, I think, has battled back [against the Chevron doctrine] because it thinks that it’s not right for agencies to share with the court the power to interpret congressional language,” says Harold Krent, professor at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. “The court thinks it’s their own prerogative to interpret what Congress says, and therefore to share it with agencies by giving this leeway to reasonable agency interpretation of statutory language would be to limit their own power. So in some ways, Chevron is an ideological war that the court is waging in order to affirm its own superiority in terms of statutory interpretation.”
A Terrible Decision on AI-Made Images Hurts Creators, Writes Chicago-Kent Law Professor Edward Lee
The Copyright Office’s position that AI-generated content is excluded from copyright protection is wrong, writes Edward Lee, professor a Chicago-Kent College of Law and the author of “Creators Take Control: How NFTs Revolutionize Art, Business, and Entertainment.” It misunderstands authorship and ignores the copyright clause’s goal of promoting “progress” by offering authors incentives to create new works, including with new technologies.
How William Wrigley Jr. Brought Soap, Gum and Chicago Baseball Broadcasting Together
Eldon Ham, an adjunct faculty member a Chicago-Kent College of Law who teaches about sports, law and justice, writes about how William Wrigley Jr. was instrumental in the beginning of baseball broadcasting.
NFTs Are the Greatest Disruption to the Art World Since Cubism, Writes Law Professor Edward Lee
Today, we are witnessing the greatest disruption to the art world since cubism — along with a similar backlash. Underlying this disruption is a technology called a non-fungible token, or NFT, a computer program that establishes a new type of virtual ownership not just for digital artworks but also for anything that can be owned.
Chicago-Kent Law Professor Analyzes Trump Indictment
The charge against former President Donald Trump “arises under New York law and it focuses on the falsification of a business record,” said Chicago-Kent Professor Harold Krent. “That’s a misdemeanor under New York state law, but it can be elevated to a felony if it’s found to be in connection with another criminal purpose, such as falsification of election filings, which might in fact be what’s at stake here.”