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Professor Alison Peck Publishes Op-ed in Miami Herald on MLB and Cuban Baseball Players

On Monday, January 7, 2019, West Virginia University law professor Alison Peck published an op-ed piece in the Miami Herald. In "Major League Baseball can help Cuban players without helping Cuba" Professor Peck discusses a new agreement between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation (FCB) purports to end the trafficking of Cuban baseball players but at the same time may violate the Cuban trade embargo.

Read more of Professor Peck's scholarship on SSRN.

Professor Valarie Blake Co-Authors Contribution to The Conversation

West Virginia University law professor Valarie Blake co-authored an article published at The Conversation with political science professor Simon Haeder on December 17, 2018. The article is titled "Why the Texas ruling on Obamacare is on shaky legal ground" and discusses the opinion federal judge in Texas which struck down the entire Affordable Care Act on the grounds that its mandate requiring people to buy health insurance is unconstitutional and the rest of the law cannot stand without it. Professors Black and Haeder argue that the ACA is well settled law and that politics have heavily shaped this case.

Professor Jennifer Oliva Presents at 2019 AALS Annual Conference

West Virginia University law professor Jennifer Oliva will present at two sessions at the upcoming 2019 AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Professor Oliva will participate on a panel entitled "Legal Solutions to Meeting the Mental Health Needs of our Most Vulnerable Populations" sponsored by the Section on Law and Mental Disability on January 5, 2019.

Professor Oliva will also present her paper "Prescription Drug Policing: The Right to Protected Health Information Privacy Pre- and Post- Carpenter", at the Young Scholars works-in-progress session for the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care on January 3, 2018.