This Week in the News…

Posted: July 6, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

Friday, June 29, Los Angeles Times

Next Step Could Reveal Bush’s Antitrust Stance

“Still, the government probably will move cautiously in future cases, said Ernest Gellhorn, an antitrust expert and law professor at George Mason University. ‘I don’t think you’ll see [the Justice Department] experimenting and going after a company just because they’re successful,’ he said. The court’s ruling ‘gave a clear indication that the breakup of a company not put together by illegal means is a remedy of last resort.'”

Sunday, July 1, New York Times

Five Questions for Ernest W. DuBester: In Defense of the Oldest Labor Law

Ernest W. DuBester has been a member of the National Mediation Board since 1993. Next month, he will leave to teach at the George Mason University Law School, become chairman of its dispute resolution program and join the Center for Advanced Study of Law and Dispute Resolution Processes, which was founded recently by the university and the mediation board to help improve labor relations in the rail and airline industries.”

Monday, July 2, Business Week

Why AOL Nixed a Microsoft Deal

“Last year, a federal judge ruled Microsoft’s tactics illegal. While legal experts expect an appeals court to overturn key pieces of that decision, AOL could still bring a private antitrust suit against Microsoft. It could get triple damages on the revenue that Netscape lost as a result of Microsoft’s actions. ‘Private lawsuits could have a staggering toll,’ says George Mason University law professor Ernest Gellhorn.

Monday, July 2, Newsweek International

The Old Monster Is Back: Inflation May Be Perking. And Don’t Forget Recession.

“In Europe, the problem is more complex…. ‘They’ve got general inflation,’ says Desmond Dinan, an Irish economist at George Mason University in the United States. ‘The problem is, the European Central Bank’s one-size-fits-all monetary policies are good for stodgy giants like Germany and France, but they’ve let the booming economies run out of control.'”

Wednesday, July 4, National Public Radio “Morning Edition”

Professor Roger Wilkins Discusses his Book Jefferson’s Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism and the Issue of Patriotism and African-Americans

Roger Wilkins, George Mason University: “As a former lawyer, the kind of law that I think is the most dreary is real estate law. And that’s exactly what Thomas Jefferson was–a real estate lawyer. And for a real estate lawyer to become a poet of the Revolution is really astonishing. And that’s why I call this ‘Jefferson’s Pillow,’ because these men lived lives cushioned by slavery. The idea that revolution was an enterprise carried out entirely by great, white men by themselves and in which there were no blacks and no black participation is nonsense.”

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