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Professor Profile: Don Herzog
Don Herzog is a Profes- disbanded, I think, over 25
sor in the LSA Political Sci- years ago. And, more impor-
ence Department and the Law tant, a few decades ago some
School. He has authored five legal scholarship turned in
books covering topics from emphatically interdisciplin-
political, moral, legal and social ary directions. This law school
theory. Herzog. was awarded committed to that sort of thing
the Golden Apple Award in 2011. early on and enthusiastically.
I'm one of several LSA profes-
You used to teach in the politi- sors they adopted along the way.
cal science department. How The other $1 million went
did you transition from the toward the construction of 100
political science department married-student housing units.
to the lawschool?
Well, you'd have to ask my course to teach?
senior law school colleagues
why they decided to hire me. So this will sound sappy
I can report that I got to know beyond belief, but I like them
some law professors in an all. Subject matters aside, at
informal faculty seminar that the core of teaching is the same
Rackham student Jooho Chuung plays tenis at the
courts by Palmer field Monday.
CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES
WHERE: College of
WHEN: Friday at about
WHAT: University Police
reported that a ring was sto-
len from a desk some time
between 9 a.m. Wednesday
and 7 a.m. Thursday. There
are currently no suspects.
WHEN: Saturday at about
WHAT: University Police
reported that two unidenti-
fied subjects took food from
the cafeteria without paying
and could not be located by
Hot and cold Law day
WHERE: Church Carport
WHEN: Friday at about 10
WHAT: An air conditioner/
heater was found damaged
in the carport. University
Police reported that the
destruction took place some
time since June 20, but
there are no suspects and
the case is still open.
WHERE: Northwood I
WHEN: Saturday at about
WHAT: Two subjects were
soliciting for donations,
University Police reported.
One was a white male, the
other a Hispanic male. Both
of college age and wearing
ieans and sweatshirts.
WHAT: A career fair
event to help students
interested in law find out
about coursework, discover
representatives and get
advice on applications.
WHO: The Career Center
WHEN: Today from 3 p.m
to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Union,
WHAT: Adjunct Curator
Jan Longone will explain
the contributions and
effects of Jewish food in
America. The reception to
follow will be catered by
WHO: University Library
WHEN: Today from 4 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
gleeful thing. ... I get to do - or
to try to do - something more
like this: 'Look, here's this
material, it's extremely cool
and shot through with fascinat-
ing puzzles; I like you guys, you
will like this material, we will
have fun exploring this mate-
rial together, working very
hard, and raising our game.
At the end of the semester you
shouldn't just know some legal
rules, or worse yet jargon, that
you didn't know before. You
should be able to think more
subtly and deeply, to read more
carefully, to make better argu-
ments. You should be smarter.'
T HR EE T HINGS YOU
SHOULD KNOW TODAY
ABC7 reported that a
velociraptor model was
taken from outside a
carwash in Golden, Colorado
after being unchained by a
cleaning crew. It was taken
by local high school students
who used it in a prank.
Americans have life,
health and home insur-
ance, so why isn't
policy insuring that cli-
mate change doesn't destoy
SEE OPINION, PAGE 4
NBC news reported
that gas prices could be
falling close to $3 dur-
ing the end of Septem-
ber. AAA spokesman Mark
Jenkins said that demand
drops after summer driving
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WHAT: This session will WHAT: This seminar
inform students about will assess how to create
what depression is and a safety net for minors
is not, as well as provide following incidents of child
advice about how to feel sexual abuse.
energized and com- WHO: School of Social
bat negative moods. Work Office of Alumni
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CAPS office 3100
Man misidentified by media as
Navy shooter speaks of distress
Judge gives EPA six months to
act after environmental victory
NBC and CBS cause
for former worker
McLEAN, Va. (AP) - A week
ago, Rollie Chance was working
the phones, worried that some
of his friends at the Washington
Navy Yard may have been killed
in a mass shooting there.
In the middle of that, he
received a call that he thought
was a prank: a news organiza-
tion telling him that he had been
identified as the shooter.
Chance's name was reported
Sept. 16 by two network news
organizations as the shooter in
an apparent mix-up involvinghis
long-discarded Navy Yard iden-
tification badge. NBC report-
ers tweeted Chance's name as
the shooter, while CBS used
Chance's name in tweets and in
a radio broadcast. Both networks
retracted their reports within
minutes of misidentifying him as person, concerned that bringing
the shooter. the victim's name into the public
Chance, a Stafford, Va., resi- eye could cause the family pain.
dent, has reluctantly spoken with Chance said he had not
reporters in recent days because received a phone call from NBC
he hopes getting stories out or CBS.
about the mix-up will crowd out NBC News said in a statement
archived versions of stories on Monday, "We received misinfor-
the Internet that misidentify him mation from reliable sources and
as the Navy Yard shooter. He also immediately corrected."
says he wants to ensure that oth- Sonya McNair, senior vice
ers don't go through what he did. president of communications for
"It was a very emotionally CBS News, issued a similar state-
draining week," Chance said ment: "We reported what we
Monday in a phone interview. learned from law enforcement
on the day of the shooting, sources and it was corrected
Chance was also was dealing within minutes."
with the shootings on a personal The first call he received on
level. He had worked at the Navy the day of the shootings was
Yard for years, first as a U.S. Navy from ABC, asking if he knew Rol-
sailor and later as a civilian in lie Chance had been identified as
engineering, specifically mod- the Navy Yard shooter. Chance
ernization and maintenance. thought it was a bad joke. Still, he
He knew one of the victims holds no ill will toward ABC or
fairlywell; their families met and other news agencies that called
spent time together at a Christ- trying to get the story straight
mas party a few years back. and that withheld his name from
Chance declined to identify the publication.
"They verified before they vil-
ified," Chance said
He first learned for certain
that news outlets had identi-
fied him as the shooter from FBI
agents who visited his home that
day. They were trying to figure
out why Chance's badge was
5 6 found at the scene.
Chance said he still has no
9 idea how his badge got mixed up
in the case. He retired in October
from his civilian Navy job and
turned in his badge as a mat-
ter of routine. He said multiple
9 people, including his boss, were
there when he did so. He didn't
9 give the badge a second thought
between then and the day of the
5 - - -shootings.
5 4 7 He said the FBI and other
agencies that came to his home
5 4 a week ago concluded relatively
quickly that he had no involve-
3 ment in what occurred.
3 Still,"that day was prettyemo-
tional. You're trying to alleviate
any doubt in anyone's mind," he
said. His family received con-
dolence flowers that day from
people who heard the news and
thought Chance was dead.
waterway 'dead zone'
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -
Environmental advocates in
states along the Mississippi
River have won a round toward
a long-term goal of having feder-
al standards created to regulate
farmland runoff and other pol-
lution blamed for the oxygen-
depleted "dead zone" in the Gulf
of Mexico and problems in other
bodies of water.
In a ruling Friday, U.S. Dis-
trict Judge Jay Zainey in New
Orleans gave the Environmental
Protection Agency six months
to decide whether to set Clean
Water Act standards for nitro-
gen and phosphorous in all
U.S. waterways or explain why
they're not needed. The EPA
describes the nutrients on its
website as "one of America's
most widespread, costly and
problems," affecting every state.
"If they step up to the plate
and do the right thing, agreeing
to promulgate federal standards
where states have failed, the
impact on waters throughout the
nation could be hugely positive,"
said Ann Alexander, an attor-
ney for the Natural Resources
Defense Council, one of nine
environmental groups including
the Gulf Restoration Network,
the Sierra Club and the Prairie
If they do, she said Monday,
one of the first areas to look at
could be the 31 states of the Mis-
sissippi River basin, because the
annual dead zone is "one of the
clearest manifestations of the
severity of the problem."
Every summer, nutrients
feed algae blooms at the river's
mouth. Algae and the protozoa
that eat them die and fall to the
bottom, where their decomposi-
tion uses up oxygen.
That creates an area on the
sea bottom averaging nearly
5,800 square miles - larger
than the state of Connecticut -
where there is too little oxygen
for aquatic life.
"More than 100,000 miles of
rivers and streams, close to 2.5
million acres of lakes, reservoirs
and ponds, and more than 800
square miles of bays and estu-
aries in the United States have
poor water quality because of
nitrogen and phosphorus pollu-
tion," according to EPA. "Addi-
tionally, nutrients can soak into
ground water, which provides
drinking water to millions of
Earlier this month, a fed-
eral judge in Virginia upheld
federal and state pollution lim-
its worked out by the EPA, six
states and Washington, D.C., to
improve the health of the Chesa-
peake Bay by more tightly regu-
lating wastewater treatment,
construction along waterways
and agricultural runoff. The
American Farm Bureau, one
of 44 agricultural groups that
asked to join EPA as plaintiffs in
the Louisiana lawsuit, had chal-
lenged the regulations.
Similar issues are driving the
damaging algae blooms in Lake
Erie and threatening other parts
of the Great Lakes, the NRDC
said in a news release.
The environmental groups
are also members of the Missis-
sippi River Collaborative, which
asked EPA in a 2008 petition to
set standards and cleanup plans
for nitrogen and phosphorus
pollution of the river.
An attorney for the agri-
cultural groups, from the U.S.
Poultry & Egg Association, the
National Corn Growers Associa-
tion and the National Pork Pro-
ducers Council to farm bureaus
in 15 states from Louisiana to
Wyoming, said he would ask his
clients if they wanted to com-
"We're reviewing the ruling.
We have no further comment
at this time," U.S. Department
of Justice attorney Wyn Horn-
buckle wrote in an email.
The department argued for
EPA that setting such rules
would be unnecessarily com-
plex, would take too many peo-
ple and too much time, and that
the agency could more effective-
ly fight water pollution by work-
ing with states to reduce such
pollution from fertilizer, sewage
and storm runoff.
States are indeed working
with the EPA and each other
on the problem, said Garret
Graves, coastal protection chief
for Louisiana, one of 12 states
that joined the EPA as defen-
dants. "The Hypoxia Task Force
is meeting this week in Min-
neapolis to advance nutrient
management strategies on the
entire Mississippi River basin,"
He said Iowa released its plan
about a year ago. "We're work-
ing in that larger venue to make
sure that all the state efforts are
complementary," Graves said.
The U.S. Supreme Court's
2007 ruling in a lawsuit about
greenhouse gases and car emis-
sions also requires EPA to inves-
tigate whether federal water
pollution standards are needed,
Zainey ruled Friday.
He refused to rule that such
standards should be based only
on science, noting that the Clean
Water Act was designed to give
the states the first crack at set-
ting water quality standards,
letting EPA step in "only when
the states demonstrate that they
either cannot or will not comply.
"Plaintiffs contend that most
states to date have done little
or nothing to meaningfully
control the levels of nitrogen
and phosphorous that pollute
their waters, and that they
have even less political.will to
protect downstream waters,"
Alexander said the feder-
al government has known at
least since the 1990s that the
nutrients are a major problem.
She said EPA warned states in
1998 that it would have to act if
states didn't set their own stan-
dards within three years. "They
extended that deadline and then
ultimately blew through it,"