“Mrs. Montgomery’s case presents compelling grounds for clemency, including her history as a victim of gang rape, incest, and child sex trafficking, as well as her severe mental illness,” says Sandra Babcock, clinical professor of law.
Sergio Garcia-Rios, professor of political science, says, “We might … disagree about whether Trump’s economy has really helped minorities, but some of them do believe that for their jobs, for their families, Trump is the answer.”
John H. Blume, director of the Law School’s Death Penalty Project, anticipates that once Biden takes office in January, he will impose a moratorium on federal executions and call for a study of the death penalty.
“There’s a real moral dilemma for many Thais … who have been raised with the monarchy but are also pro-democracy and have a moral code,” says Tamara Loos, professor and chair in the Department of History.
Suzanne Mettler, professor of government, and colleague Robert C. Lieberman, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, write this opinion piece about four current threats to American democracy.
Larry Smart, professor of horticulture, discusses how he thinks hemp could fight climate change, if corporations are willing to commit to making more hemp-based products as opposed to those derived from fossil fuels.
Eswar Prasad, professor of economics, says President Donald Trump’s denial of election results is “whipping up an extraordinary degree of uncertainty that, if prolonged much further, will act as a drag on what is at best a nascent and fickle economic recovery.”
“What the stories of these Mexican American and Native American soldiers make clear is that World War II was not the victory of white America,” says David Silbey, associate adjunct professor of history and associate director of Cornell in Washington. “It was the victory of all the diverse groups of America.”