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Laura Beth Nielsen on Constitutional Authority of Federal Judiciary

Feb 7, 2017

Listen here to an ABC NewsRadio interview with Laura Beth Nielsen on the constitutional authority of the federal judiciary to block President Trump's executive order on immigration.

USA Today Reports on Laura Beth Nielsen's Definition of Terrorism

May 28, 2013

Click here to read the article, published on May 22, 2013.

Laura Beth Nielsen Participates in Forum on Terrorism

May 28, 2013

This forum, which aired on May 24 on KQED, a San Francisco-area public radio station, discusses the sometimes obscure definition of terrorism. Click to listen.

Terrorism and Miranda

Apr 22, 2013

Listen here as ABF Research Professor Laura Beth Nielsen comments on the legal definition of terrorism and Miranda rights. This interview aired on the "America Weekend" Podcast on Saturday, April 20,…

What is terrorism?

Apr 17, 2013

In an AlJazeera opinion piece, ABF Research Professor Laura Beth Nielsen talks about the definition of terrorism in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Read the full piece here.

Discrimination suit filed against Panera Bread

Mar 15, 2013

Laura Beth Nielsen quoted here about a federal class-action lawsuit against Panera Bread, Inc., and what factors tend to make a discrumination suit successful.

Laura Beth Nielsen on Informal Community Policing

Feb 13, 2013

ABF Research ProfessorLaura Beth Nielsen was a guest commentator on the Life of the Law podcast, Episode 6, "Block Boss." Listen here.

The Price of a Civilized Society for Workers

Nov 27, 2012

Click here to access "The Price of a Civilized Society for Workers," published in the Huffington Post on November 26, 2012. The article discusses the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the prices…

"Democracy at Stake" in Florida

Nov 14, 2012

Laura Beth Nielsen's op-ed on the delayed 2012 election results in Florida was published on PBS online as "Democracy at Stake." Click here to access the article on why she thinks Florida should be…

On Independence

Jul 10, 2012

On July 3, 2012, Laura Beth Nielsen appeared on the WBEZ program The Afternoon Shift to discuss "independence" with disability activist Susan Nussbaum and musicians Kim Deal and Steve Albini. Click…

Class-Actions, Social Science, and Wal-Mart

Dec 6, 2011

Laura Beth Nielsen quoted here about trends in class action litigation.

Rise in bias lawsuits among NY municipal employees

Dec 6, 2011

Laura Beth Nielsen is quoted here about trends in discrimination litigation.

Sexual Harassment Plaintiffs Coverage - Chicago Tribune

Dec 6, 2011

Laura Beth Nielsen quoted here speaking about the impact of filing a lawsuit on plaintiffs in sexual harassment cases.

Few discrimination suits filed as class actions: Study

Jun 16, 2010

Most plaintiffs in employment discrimination lawsuits are solo plaintiffs and are likely to receive modest settlements if they receive anything at all, says a study by the Chicago-based American Bar…

Most Employment Lawsuits Brought By Individuals

Jun 16, 2010

The American Bar Foundation study, Individual Justice or Collective Legal Mobilization? Employment Discrimination in the Post Civil Rights United States, was published in the June issue of the…

Study: Few Discrimination Suits Filed as Class Actions

Jun 16, 2010

The American Bar Foundation study, which covers employment discrimination cases filed in federal courts between 1987 and 2003, found that about 19 percent of cases are dismissed, and 50 percent of…

The Procedural Attack on Civil Rights

Mar 13, 2010

Three cases before the Supreme Court this term address attorney fee shifting. The AARP wrote about the cases, quoting Laura Beth Nielsen here. The American Bar Foundation supported research on…

M. Peter Moser - We will miss you

Oct 19, 2008

On Friday, a great friend of the ABF passed away. M. Peter Moser has been part of the ABF family longer than I have serving on the Board and then as the President. When I first started going before…

How Are Hate Crimes Defined?

Jun 25, 2008

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