UF Law experts available to speak on recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions

Additional media contact: Matt Walker, UF Law media relations, 352-273-0650, mlwalker@law.ufl.edu

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Below is contact information for University of Florida Levin College of Law experts and the recent U.S. Supreme Court cases they will be available to address.

Affirmative action: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

Abigail Fisher claims the University of Texas rejected her college application in 2008 because she is white. The university says it takes race of applicants into consideration among other factors, in order to maintain a diverse campus.

Darren Hutchinson
Cell: 202-276-0146
Email: hutchinson@law.ufl.edu

Hutchinson teaches and conducts research in the areas of constitutional law, racial justice, LGBT rights, and other civil rights issues. Hutchinson has written extensively about questions of racial inequality, sexual orientation and constitutional law. He has delivered numerous lectures at law schools and universities in the United States and abroad, and has published articles in some of the nation’s leading legal periodicals.

Sharon Rush
Office: 352-273-0948
Cell: 352-256-2466
Email: rush@law.ufl.edu

Rush is UF Law’s associate dean for faculty development, the Irving Cypen Professor of Law, associate director for the Center on Children and Families, and co-founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations. Her areas of scholarship and teaching include constitutional law and comparative civil rights.

Danaya Wright
Cell: 352-514-1866
Email: wrightdc@law.ufl.edu

Wright is the Clarence TeSelle Professor of Law. Her expertise includes affirmative action, feminist theory, constitutional law and property law. She is the author of several nationally recognized articles on regulatory takings law.

Same-sex marriage: United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry

United States v. Windsor challenges the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans gay marriage. Hollingsworth v. Perry challenges California’s Proposition 8, which states that only marriages between a man and a woman are recognized in the state.

Darren Hutchinson – available for print and radio interviews
Cell: 202-276-0146
Email: hutchinson@law.ufl.edu

Hutchinson teaches and conducts research in the areas of constitutional law, racial justice, LGBT rights, and other civil rights issues. Hutchinson has written extensively about questions of racial inequality, sexual orientation and constitutional law. He has delivered numerous lectures at law schools and universities in the United States and abroad, and has published articles in some of the nation’s leading legal periodicals.

Danaya Wright – available for print and radio interviews
Cell: 352-514-1866
Email: wrightdc@law.ufl.edu

Wright is the Clarence TeSelle Professor of Law. Her expertise includes affirmative action, feminist theory, constitutional law and property law. She is the author of several nationally recognized articles on regulatory takings law.

Lee-ford Tritt – available for TV, print and radio interviews
Cell: 917-572-2570

Tritt is the director of UF Law’s Center for Estate Planning, director of the Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate Program, and associate director of the Center on Children and Families.

Regulatory Takings: Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District 

This case, which originated in Florida, looks at whether the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment was violated when state officials imposed specific conditions on a property owner seeking a building permit.

Mark Fenster
Cell: 352-514-7266
Email: fenster@law.ufl.edu

Fenster is a UF professor of law and the Cone, Wagner, Nugent, Hazouri & Roth Tort Professor. His expertise includes property law and land use law. He is the author of several nationally recognized articles on regulatory takings. Fenster also co-authored an amicus brief on the Koontz case.

Michael Allan Wolf
Office: 352-273-0934
Cell: 352-359-2497
Email: wolfm@law.ufl.edu

Wolf is the Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law, general editor of Powell on Property, a widely cited treatise on real property law, and author of several nationally recognized articles on regulatory takings law. His expertise includes property law, eminent domain and zoning.

Danaya Wright
Cell: 352-514-1866
Email: wrightdc@law.ufl.edu

Wright is the Clarence TeSelle Professor of Law. Her expertise includes affirmative action, feminist theory, constitutional law and property law. She is the author of several nationally recognized articles on regulatory takings law.

Published: June 19th, 2013

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