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Paul F. Rothstein

Professor of Law

B.S., J.D., Northwestern

Areas of Expertise:

Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Courts and Judges, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Legal Profession and Professional Ethics, Torts

Professor Rothstein is well known for his work in evidence, civil and criminal lawsuits, and the judicial process from the Supreme Court on down. He...

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Professor Rothstein is well known for his work in evidence, civil and criminal lawsuits, and the judicial process from the Supreme Court on down. He is the author of Evidence: Cases, Materials and Problems; Evidence in a Nutshell; Federal Rules of Evidence; Federal Testimonial Privileges and several other books and approximately 100 articles. His background is that of a practicing litigation attorney. His numerous professional activities include positions as chair of the American Bar Association Rules of Evidence and Criminal Procedure Committee, Board member and Education Chairman of the Federal Bar Association, chair of the Association of American Law Schools Evidence Section, and consultant to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, the U.S. Congress, and the National Academy of Sciences. In addition, he has been a regular contributing editor to the Legal Times, the New York Law Journal, and the Criminal Law Bulletin and on the Publication Advisory Boards of Matthew Bender Co, Lexis-Nexis, and several other publishers. Professor Rothstein was a Fulbright Scholar at Oxford University in England prior to entering the profession.

Professor Rothstein was on the American team helping draft the constitutions of approximately a dozen countries emerging from the former Soviet Union, including Russia. He was a pioneer in government compensation for victims of crime, helping draft some of the earliest American legislation and playing an instrumental role in the formation of the American and International Crime Victims Compensation Associations. He has been a principal consultant to both houses of Congress on revision of the massive U.S. Criminal code and on the Federal Rules of Evidence; and has advised states considering adoption of the latter. His books and long-running series of articles and conference programs for judges and attorneys on the Rules, together with his chairmanship of the Association of American Law Schools Evidence Section and of an American Bar Association Committee studying the Rules, are credited with advancing in a major way professionalism and competence in the use and teaching of the Rules. He has designed and run trial-lawyer training programs for the Justice Department and other government agencies and leading Washington law firms; and has run a federal public defender service. He has represented prominent public figures, and has been invited to write Friend of the Court briefs in several important Supreme Court cases, including two of the leading evidence cases and a petition for certiorari in a case involving President Bill and Hillary Clinton and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. He is frequently sought out as a public commentator on many of the important legal developments of our times.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Paul F. Rothstein, Demystifying Burdens of Proof and the Effect of Rebuttable Evidentiary Presumptions in Civil and Criminal Trials, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Some Thoughts on the Fundamentals of an Evidence Code From the U.S. American Perspective, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Books

  • Paul F. Rothstein & Susan W. Crump, Federal Testimonial Privileges: Evidentiary Privileges Relating to Witnesses and Documents in Federal Law Cases (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 2d ed. 2003-2017) (publishing annual editions).    [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Federal Rules of Evidence (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 3d ed. 2000-2017) (publishing annual editions).    [BOOK]
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All Scholarship 1973 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Paul F. Rothstein, Teacher's Manual to Evidence: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender forthcoming).   
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Demystifying Burdens of Proof and the Effect of Rebuttable Evidentiary Presumptions in Civil and Criminal Trials, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Some Thoughts on the Fundamentals of an Evidence Code From the U.S. American Perspective, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Some Themes from Codification of the U.S. Federal Rules of Evidence, Nw. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming).   
  • Paul F. Rothstein & Ronald J. Coleman, Williams v. Illinois and the Confrontation Clause: Does Testimony by a Surrogate Witness Violate the Confrontation Clause?, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Books

  • Paul F. Rothstein & Susan W. Crump, Federal Testimonial Privileges: Evidentiary Privileges Relating to Witnesses and Documents in Federal Law Cases (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 2d ed. 2003-2017) (publishing annual editions).    [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Federal Rules of Evidence (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 3d ed. 2000-2017) (publishing annual editions).    [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Myrna S. Raeder & David Crump, Evidence: Cases, Materials, and Problems (New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis 4th ed. 2013 & 2015 Supp.).    [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Myrna S. Raeder & David Crump, Evidence in a Nutshell (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson Reuters 6th ed. 2012).    [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Myrna S. Raeder & David Crump, Evidence in a Nutshell (St. Paul, Minn., Thomson/West 5th ed. 2007).    [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Myrna S. Raeder & David Crump, Evidence: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis Matthew Bender 3d ed. 2006).    [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Myrna S. Raeder & David Crump, Evidence in a Nutshell: State and Federal Rules (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 4th ed. 2003).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Paul F. Rothstein, Ambiguous-Purpose Statements of Children and Other Victims of Abuse Under the Confrontation Clause, 44 Sw. L. Rev. 508-552 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Comment: The Doctrine of Chances, Brides of the Bath and a Reply to Sean Sullivan, 14 Law Probability & Risk 51-66 (2015).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Paul F. Rothstein & Edward J. Imwinkelried, Just What Evidence of Witness Misdeeds Does Federal Evidence Rule 608(b) Exclude?—Imwinkelried vs. Rothstein, 49 Creighton L. Rev. 121-146 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Unwrapping the Box the Supreme Court Justices Have Gotten Themselves Into: Internal Confrontations over Confronting the Confrontation Clause, 58 How. L.J. 479-520 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Response Essay: Some Observations on Professor Schwartz's Foundation Theory of Evidence, 100 Geo. L.J. Online 9-16 (2012).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Paul F. Rothstein & Ronald J. Coleman, Grabbing the Bullcoming by the Horns: How the Supreme Court Could Have Used Bullcoming v. New Mexico to Clarify Confrontation Clause Requirements for CSI-Type Reports, 90 Neb. L. Rev. 502-558 (2011).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Comments on Swift and Slobogin: Mental State Evidence, 38 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1395-1410 (2008).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, "Anything You Say May Be Used Against You": A Proposed Seminar on the Lawyer's Duty to Warn of Confidentiality's Limits in Today's Post-Enron World, 76 Fordham L. Rev. 1745-1767 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Glimpses of the Priest as Dean, Legislator and Friend, 95 Geo. L.J. 1723-1726 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Teaching Evidence, 50 St. Louis U. L.J. 999 (2006).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, What Courts Can Do in the Face of the Never-Ending Asbestos Crisis, 71 Miss. L.J. 1-34 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Paul F. Rothstein, Evidence and Proof: Current Issues and Controversies, Entry, in 1 Encyclopedia of Law and Society: American and Global Perspectives 519-524 (David Scott Clark ed., London: Sage 2007).    [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, The Story of Upjohn v. United States: One Man's Journey to Extend Lawyer-Client Confidentiality, in Evidence Stories 151-180 (Richard O. Lempert ed., New York: Foundation Press 2006).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, Executive Immunity, Entry, in 1 Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court 334-336 (Thomas T. Lewis & Richard L. Wilson eds., Pasadena, Cal.: Salem Press 2001).    [BOOK]
  • Paul F. Rothstein, The Right to Die, Entry, in 3 Encyclopedia of the U.S. Supreme Court 804-806 (Thomas T. Lewis & Richard L. Wilson eds., Pasadena, Cal.: Salem Press 2001).    [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief of Amici Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Seventeen Law Professors in Support of Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, Farha v. United States, No. 16-888 (U.S. Feb. 13, 2017).    [WWW]
  • Brief of Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, Warger v. Shauers, No. 13-517 (U.S. Aug. 13, 2014).    [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Brief of Brief Amici Curiae of American Law Professors in Support of Respondents, Norfolk & Western Ry. Co. v. Ayers, No. 01-963.    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Brief for William E. Brock and John McCain; Hispanic Republican Caucus; and University Law Professors Lynn A. Baker, Gordon Brewster Baldwin, Viet D. Dinh, Lino A. Graglia, Douglas W. Kmiec, Paul F. Rothstein, Roy A. Schotland, Charles A. Shanor, and Don Wallace, Jr. as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondents, California Democratic Party v. Jones, No. 99-401 (U.S. Mar. 30, 2000).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Brief of Law Professors Paul F. Rothstein et al. as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner, Office of the President v. Office of Independent Counsel, No. 96-1783 (U.S. June 2, 1997).    [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Brief of Product Liability Advisory Council, Inc, National Association of Manufacturers, Business Roundtable, and Chemical Manufacturers Association as Amici Curiae Supporting Respondent, Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., No. 92-102 (U.S. Jan. 19, 1993).    [W]
  • Brief of the Federal Bar Association as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners, Upjohn Co. v. U.S., No. 79-886.    [W]

Congressional Testimony

  • Rules Enabling Act of 1985: Hearing on H.R. 2633 Before the H. Subcomm. on Courts, Civil Liberties & the Admin. of Justice of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 99th Cong., June 6, 1985 (Statement of Paul F. Rothstein) (CIS-No.: 86-H521-1).   
  • Forfeiture in Drug Cases: Hearing Before the H. Subcomm. on Crime of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 97th Cong., March 9, 1982 (Statement of Paul F. Rothstein) (CIS-No.: 83-H521-60).   
  • Compensating Crime Victims: Hearing on H.R. 1899 Before the H. Subcomm. on Criminal Justice of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 96th Cong., Apr. 3, 1979 (Statement of Paul F. Rothstein) (CIS-No.: 81-H521-8).   
  • Legislation to Revise and Recodify Federal Criminal Laws Part 3: Hearing on H.R. 6869 Before the H. Subcomm. on Criminal Justice of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 95th Cong., Apr. 24, 1978 (Statement of Paul F. Rothstein) (CIS-No.: 79-H521-34).   
  • Victims of Crime Compensation: Hearing on H.R. 3686 Before the H. Subcomm. on Criminal Justice of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 95th Cong., Mar. 29, 1977 (Statement of Paul F. Rothstein) (CIS-No.: 79-H521-19).   
  • Rules of Evidence: Hearing on H.R. 5463 Before the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 93d Cong., June 5, 1974 (Statement of Paul F. Rothstein) (CIS-No.: 75-S521-9).   
  • Reform of the Federal Criminal Laws Part 8: Hearing Before the S. Subcomm. on Criminal Laws & Procedures on the Nat'l Comm'n on Reform of Fed. Criminal Laws of the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 93d Cong., July 19, 1973 (Statement of Paul F. Rothstein) (CIS-No.: 74-S521-25).   

Selected Contributions to Other Publications

  • Paul F. Rothstein, The Legal Significance of the Psychological Ability to Appreciate the “Other”, 1 J. Civ. & Legal Sci. e109 (2012).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
Recent scholarship

In the News

"Is Manafort's Arrest Proof the Trump Campaign Colluded With Russia?," coverage by the Independent Journal Review, October 30, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Amateur rap lyrics are being used as evidence across the country," coverage by Think Progress, September 1, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "WaPo At It Again: Buries Mitigating info in Bombshell Russia Report", coverage in The Daily Caller, August 9, 2017, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Expert: Trump Should Go to Congress to Quell Sanctuary City Defiance", coverage in 790KABC, August 8, 2017, interviewing Professor Paul Rothstein. 

"How important is it that Mueller has formed a grand jury? I asked 20 legal experts.", coveraage in Vox, August 4, 2017, featuring Professor Victoria Nourse, Professor Julie O'Sullivan and Professor Paul Rothstein.  

 

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"Is Manafort's Arrest Proof the Trump Campaign Colluded With Russia?," coverage by the Independent Journal Review, October 30, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Amateur rap lyrics are being used as evidence across the country," coverage by Think Progress, September 1, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "WaPo At It Again: Buries Mitigating info in Bombshell Russia Report", coverage in The Daily Caller, August 9, 2017, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Expert: Trump Should Go to Congress to Quell Sanctuary City Defiance", coverage in 790KABC, August 8, 2017, interviewing Professor Paul Rothstein. 

"How important is it that Mueller has formed a grand jury? I asked 20 legal experts.", coveraage in Vox, August 4, 2017, featuring Professor Victoria Nourse, Professor Julie O'Sullivan and Professor Paul Rothstein.  

 

 "Can Trump fire Mueller? Yup, and in more ways than one". coverage in Politico, June 13, 2017, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein. 

 "Loretta Lynch could be questioned for pressuring Comey on Clinton email matter", coverage in ABC7/WJLA on June 12, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein. 

"Trump's "Let This Go" Request Half An Obstruction Case", coverage in Law360, June 8, 2017 quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.  

 "It only matters if Republicans say it matters", coverage in VIce News, June 7, 2017, quoting Professor Susan Low Bloch and Professor Paul Rothstein

"Andrew McCabe Appears to Have No Legal Basis for Refusing to Discuss Comey Conversations," coverage in Law Newz, June 7, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "Kushner Retains Access to Top-Secret Information Despite FBI Investigation". coverage in ticklethewire.com, on June 6, 2017 quoting Professor Paul Rothstein

"Person of interest: Kushner still has access to nation's secrets while under FBI scrutiny," coverage by VICE News, June 5, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "Missing the Real Noriega Story", coverage in Consortiumnews.com, June 1, 2017, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein

 "Missing the Real Noriega Story", coverage in Consortiumnews.com, June 1, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein

 Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed with Fox 5 WTTG on May 24, 2017. Topic: Subpoenas pile up for Michael Flynn's documents.

 "Who is The White House Person of Interest Being Investigated? The White House Official Is Close To The President", coverage in Romper, on May 21, 2017, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Gorsuch might be tough to predict on criminal justice cases," coverage by GOPUSA, May 15, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"A Trump-Russia special prosecutor can be appointed by one person — the man whose memo justified firing Comey," coverage by Vice News, May 10, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

“Convicted Bank robber Hired to Teach at Georgetown Law”, coverage in USNews on April 29, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein and Professor Shon Hopwood

 "Convicted bank robber hired to teach at Georgetown Law", coverage in the Washington Post, April 27, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein. 

“Convicted Bank Robber Hired to Teach at Georgetown Law”, interview and coverage by NBC4, featuring Professor Shon Hopwood and speaking with Professor Paul Rothstein. This interview will air on April 21, 2017 at 6pm.

“Supreme Court Hears Church vs. State Case”, coverage by WCVB5-ABC on April 19, 2017, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed on KABC 790 in Los Angeles, regarding nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, April 3, 2017.

 

"‘To them, I was a murderer.’ Wrongly named ‘person of interest’ in 1989 Wetterling abduction seeks justice," coverage in The Washington Post, March 31, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

“Gorsuch Might Be Tough to Predict on Criminal Justice Cases”, coverage in The New York Times, March 13, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein

"Gorsuch might be tough to predict on criminal justice cases," coverage by the Associated Press in the Washington Post and the New York Times, March 13, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Gorsuch has ruled for police, and suspects, in crime cases," coverage by ABC News, March 11, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "American Bar Association gives Neil Gorsuch its highest rating for the Supreme Court," coverage in The Blaze, March 10, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Washington DC wine bar owners sue Donald Trump after new hotel causes them to lose business," coverage in the Independent (U.K.), March 10, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Wine bar owners sue President Trump, saying D.C. hotel unfairly takes away business," in the Washington Post, March 9, 2017, quoting Professor Paul F. Rothstein

"FBI chief asked Justice Dept to refute Trump wiretap claim," coverage in USA Today and by KTVB.comMarch 5 and 6, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.  

"FBI Chief Asked Justice To Refute Trump Wiretap Claim",coverage in the USA Today/Daily Digital News on March 5, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein

“FBI chief asked Justice to refute Trump wiretap claim”, coverage in USA Today, March 5, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein. 

Trump’s Travel Ban Will Need More Than Tweaks to Survive, Experts Say," coverage in Foreign Policy, February 11, 2017, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed on MSNBC January 31, 2017, regarding Supreme Court nominee Neal Gorsuch. The interview also ran on other stations around the country.

"Donald Trump's Options for Separating From His Businesses," coverage by ABCNews, December 2, 2016, featured Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Wisconsin recount to begin Thursday," coverage in WRDW-TV, November 30, 2016, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"What Donald Trump Separating From His Businesses Might Entail," coverage on ABC News, November 30, 2016, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

“Wisconsin recount to begin Thursday”, coverage by KCRG-TV9 Washington Bureau, November 28, 2016, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Donald Trump Walks Fine Ethical Line to White House, Experts Say," coverage on ABC News, November 23, 2016, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

 Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed on McIntyre In the Morning, radio station KABC 790 in Los Angeles, regarding the Electoral College, November 18, 2016.

“Quite an entanglement’: Donald Trump and his potential conflicts of interest”, coverage in CBCNEWS| Business , November 15, 2016, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein. 

"'Quite an entanglement': Donald Trump and his potential conflicts of interest," coverage by CBC News, November 15, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

“DirecTV’s Daniel York brought hardball tactics to Dodgers channel negotiations” coverage by the Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 

"DirecTV's Daniel York brought hardball tactics to Dodgers channel negotiations," coverage by the Los Angeles Times, Nov. 13, 2016, quoting Professor Paul F. Rothstein.

"If he loses, can Trump mount a challenge?," coverage on KXII News 12, November 3, 2016, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

“DC Council Approves Juvenile Prison Reform”, coverage in The Hoya, October 21, 2016, features Professor Paul Rothstein.

"In the Dark: Episode 5, A Person of Interest," a podcast by APM Reports, September 27, 2016, featured Professor Paul Rothstein. The story was broadcast on NPR stations around the country; Rothstein also appeared APM's article “In a trap: What it means to be a ‘person of interest.’   

 



 "Why Fox Moved Quickly to Settle Gretchen Carlson Sexual Harassment Suit," coverage in Variety, September 6, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Experts Fear American Bar Association's New Misconduct Rule Will Punish Lawyers Who Criticize Gay Marriage," coverage by Christian Post, August 23, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 “Trump’s own lawyer in Trump U case is a Clinton donor.” coverage in the Daily Magazine, June 8, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 

 "Does Trump Know his University's Lawyer Supports Clinton?" coverage by Bloomberg Law, June 8, 2016, quoted Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "Trump's own lawyer in Trump U case is a Clinton donor," coverage on Yahoo News, June 7, 2016, quoted Professor Paul Rothstein.

"As marijuana goes mainstream, who's to blame when things get deadly?, coverage in the Washington Examiner quoting Professor Paul Rothstein, June 4, 2016.

"Trump Picks Conservative ‘Dream Team’ for His Supreme Court List," an opinion piece by Professor Paul Rothstein, in Moyers & Company, May 19, 2016.

 "Is Kamala Harris Playing Both Sides of the Field?" quoting Professor Paul F. Rothstein in Capitol Watchdog, May 16, 2016.

Kamala Questioned On San Onofre Scandal Conflict. quoting Professor Paul Rothstein in CaliforniaJimmy.com, May 12, 2016.

States Slow to Adopt Daubert Evidence Rule,” coverage in Bloomberg BNA, April 27, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

Many States Cling to Century-Old Test For Evaluating Expert Testimony in Courtrooms," an interview with Professor Paul Rothstein, appeared in Bloomberg BNA's Product Safety & Liability Reporter, April 26, 2016. 

The Zubik v. Burwell case, explained,” coverage in USA Today, April 18, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Court urges sides to 'get creative' in HHS case," coverage in Our Sunday Visitor, April 13, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Aguirre takes e-mail request to governor's office," coverage in the San Diego Union-Tribune, April 13, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "Your affair might be illegal: Inside the complicated world — and 21 states — where adultery remains against the law," coverage in Salon.com, April 2, 2016, quoted Professor Paul Rothstein. Rothstein was quoted in the article as well as in a chapter from the book by Stanford Law Professor Deborah L. Rhode.

Professor Paul Rothstein appeared on NBC4 Washington TV concerning the new Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, on March 18, 2016, in interviews broadcast in the 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. news hours.

 

Professor Paul Rothstein appeared on CBC-TV (Canada) and ABC7-TV (D.C.) to discuss the discovery of the knife that may have been used in the O.J. Simpson case, March 5, 2016.

Coverage on the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, WTOP Radio, February 13, 2016, and The Hoya,  featured Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Charlie Rose Planning to Interview Sean Penn About 'El Chapo' Guzman Meeting," Huewire, January 17, 2016, mentioning Professor Paul Rothstein

 An item regarding ex-Virginia Governor McDonnell’s appeal of his corruption conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court, WTOP, January 16, featured Professor Paul Rothstein. 

“El Chapo interview places Sean Penn in a familiar place: the hot seat,” Blasting News, January 12, 2016, mentioning Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Will Sean Penn Be Prosecuted for His Clandestine Meeting with Fugitive Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo?'," coverage by PEOPLE, January 12, 2016, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein. 

Eleanor Holmes Norton seeks clemency powers for D.C. mayor,” coverage in The Washington Times, January 6, 2016, featuring Professor Eleanor Holmes Norton and quoting Professors Abbe Smith and Paul F. Rothstein.

"Grand Jury Sought Records Related To Governor, UNM To Stop Training At Abortion Clinic," coverage by KUNM, December 21, 2015, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Federal grand jury sought records related to Susana Martinez," coverage in Alburquerque Journal, December 21, 2015, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "Feds seek records from Gov. Martinez's time as DA,Santa Fe New Mexican, December 19, 2015, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 

KABC interviewed Professor Paul Rothstein, November 23, 2015 about president Obama's power concerning immigration.

"Kathy Updike, of Sykesville, is not Kathleen Updike of Westminster," coverage in the Carroll County Times, November 23, 2015, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Commentary: Yes, your practice is going to change — so be ready," coverage in The Daily Record, November 20, 2015, featuring Professor Tanina Rostain.

"Tech alum sentenced after scamming investors, duping school," coverage in Collegiate Times, October 26, 2015, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein

"Kate Murray enjoys name recognition in Nassau DA race, but lack of experience a key issue," coverage by Newsday, October 24, 2015, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

The justice who decided healthcare reform's fate,” coverage by Modern Healthcare, August 22, 2015, quoting Professor David Super and Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed on MSNBC about the legality of Hillary Clinton's use of a private e-mail server, August 21, 2015.  

"Former Va. Gov. Seeks Prison Reprieve from Supreme Court," WTOP, August 20, 2015, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.  

"Heart stem cell researchers’ lawsuit against Harvard and BWH dismissed," coverage in Science, July 30, 2015, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Pulled Over: What Are Your Rights?," WTOP, July 24, 2015, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.  

"Two Excursions Into Current U.S. Supreme Court Opinion-Writing," a post on Casetext by Professor Paul Rothstein, July 3, 2015.  

"Right Sees Leftward Tilt in Roberts Supreme Court Era," The Hill, June 27, 2015, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein

"Roberts' Role in Health Care Ruling May Obscure Kennedy's View," Congressional Quarterly, June 26, 2015, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.  

Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed by WBZ Newsradio (Boston) about the Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell, June 25, 2015.  

"A Comment on the Supreme Court's Decision in Ohio v. Clark," a piece in Casetext, June 19, 2015, by Professor Paul Rothstein. Further coverage is in the New York Public Personnel.

 Professor Paul Rothstein was quoted by WBZ NewsRadio Boston, June 17, 2015, about recent SCOTUS decisions.

"Here’s The Legal Explanation For Why The Cleveland Police Officer Wasn’t Convicted," The Daily Caller, May 27, 2015, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein and Professor Abbe Smith.

 "New Trial Expected for Man Convicted in Chandra Levy Death," coverage on WUSA9, May 22, 2015, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein

"DC Law Prof. Weighs in on SC Shooting," coverage by AOL News, April 8, 2015, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"The mileage Rep. Aaron Schock billed for personal SUV adds to legal woes," coverage in The Chicago Tribune, March 21, 2015, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Real Estate Heir Durst Is a Suicide Risk, Sheriff Says," coverage by the Associated Press, March 17, 2015, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein. Further coverage is by Entertainment Tonight.

"Controversy arises over police use of cell phone tracking technology," coverage in WUSA9, February 23, 2015, includes interview of Professor Paul F. Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed gay marriage and the Supreme Court, January 19, 2015, on KABC Talk Radio.

"Lawsuit sheds light on controversial heart stem cell papers," coverage in the AAAS publication Science Magazine, December 19, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein. 

"In defamation case, PubPeer moves to quash subpoena to unmask anonymous commenters," Science Insider, December 11, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"So What CAN'T a President Do by Executive Action?," coverage in e-Discovery, November 21, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein. He was also interviewed on KABC about the legality of President Obama's immigration plan.

"High court vacancy could be headache for Obama," coverage in The Houston Chronicle, November 6, 2014, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"NSA Reviewing Deal Between Official, Ex-Spy Agency Head," posted on the Huffington Post and originally posted by Reuters, October 17, 2014, features Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Closing arguments set to begin in McDonnells’ trial," Washington Post, August 28, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Homicide Ruling In Brady Death Called Unprecedented," coverage by NPR's Around the Nation, August 10, 2014, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein. Further coverage is by WJLA-TV and ABC7.

"3 reasons John Boehner opted to sue Obama rather than impeach," coverage in Christian Science Monitor, July 30, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"DC files motion for stay on gun ruling - what does it mean?," coverage by FOX 5, July 29, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Will a priest be forced to testify about what a girl told him in private conversation?," coverage in Aleteia, July 16, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "Louisiana ruling sparks debate over confessions to priests as testimony," coverage in The Washington Times, July 11, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Supreme Court delivers another blow to ObamaCare," Fox New's Special Report with Bret Baier, June 30, 2014, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "John Boehner vs. Obama 101: Could plan to sue president work?," coverage in The Christian Science Monitor, June 25, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein

"Blink testimony allowed in Prince George’s murder trial, judge says," coverage in The Washington Post, May 29, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "Man wanted for kidnapping Montgomery Co. judge arrested," coverage on WTOP radio, May 28, 2014, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed the Oscar Pistorius case on MSNBC's NewsNation with Tamron Hall, April 7 and April 8, 2014.

"Angry Families Want GM Prosecuted For Defects," coverage in The Associated Press, April 6, 2014, quotes Professor Paul Rothstein. 

Coverage on KABC-TV of the Supreme Court's decision in the campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein, April 3, 2014.

"Toyota case shows it's hard to prosecute execs," coverage by The Washington Post, March 25, 2014, quoting Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein spoke about the legality of the CIA allegedly eavesdropping on computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee, March 12, 2014, on ABC NEWS RADIO New York.

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed the ongoing trial of amputee Olympian, Oscar Pistorius, on MSNBC's NewsNation, March 5 and March 6, 2014.

Professor Paul Rothstein spoke about the death of Cecil Mills on District News Beat, March 2, 2014.

 "Alleged military sex assault victims seek to block use of counseling records," coverage in the Washington Post, February 14, 2014, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein. 

 Professor Paul Rothstein discussed the possible legal action by the family of a man who died outside a DC firehouse on WMAL radio, February 7, 2014.

Professor Paul Rothstein spoke about the Amanda Knox conviction in Italy, January 31, 2014. Coverage of his remarks are found in The New York Times, Reuters, and USA Today.

"Attorney says Staten Island's Grimm could have run afoul of D.C. law in confrontation with NY1 reporter," coverage in the Staten Island Advance, January 30, 2014, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

"Free speech case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court," coverage on NBC 26, December 4, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

 "Video of victim blinking might be used as evidence in Pr. George's murder trial," a piece in the Washington Post, November 1, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein. 

"Supremely Odd: Law360's Memorable SCOTUS Moments," coverage in Law 360, July 8, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed on WBZ Radio, CBS Boston, on the Supreme Court same-sex marriage cases, June 26, 2013.

"Former Blagojevich lawyer joins Jacksons' legal team," coverage in the Chicago Tribune, June 14, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed on KABC (Los Angeles) about the Congressional investigation into whether the IRS targeted conservative groups, May 24, 2013. 

"IRS-Targeted Group: 'We Want the Truth'," coverage in U.S. News & World Report, May 23, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein

"Key IRS Official Refuses to Testify," coverage in the Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein

"Darrell Issa: Lois Lerner Lost Her Rights," coverage in Politico, May 22, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein

"DOJ-Ordered Scandal Probes Rarely Seen as Truly Independent," coverage on FOX News Channel, May 15, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein

"Three Ring Circus of Scandal Consumes White House," coverage on WUSA9 (Washington, D.C.), May 14, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed the same-sex marriage cases in the U.S. Supreme Court on WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.), March 26 and 27, 2013.

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed the same-sex marriage cases in the Supreme Court on MSNBC's "NewsNation," March 25, 2013.

"Supreme Court Weighs in on Limits for Political Campaign Contributions," a segment on WTOP Radio, February 21, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed new developments in the Chandra Levy case on WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.), February 19, 2013.

"U.S. Supreme Court Is Urged to Rule on Michigan Affirmative-Action Case," coverage in the Chronicle of Higher Education, February 6, 2013, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on WTOP Radio, January 22, 2013.

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed President Obama's new proposals to curb gun violence on MSNBC, January 16, 2013.

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed secession on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," November 24, 2012.

"Virginians, Marylanders Petition to Secede," coverage on WTOP, November 16, 2012, featuring Professor Paul Rothstein.

Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed on FOX Business about the electoral college, October 17, 2012.

Professor Paul Rothstein discussed the Supreme Court's health care ruling on WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.), WBZ Radio (Boston), and FOX News Channel's "Special Report with Bret Baier," June 28, 2012, and WTOP Radio, June 29, 2012.

Professor Paul Rothstein was interviewed on WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.) about the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, June 27, 2012.

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