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These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, contact University Communications at 608-262-3571.

Experts on today’s news…

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Gay Marriage

Gwendolyn Manriquez Leachman

Assistant professor, law; faculty affiliate, sociology

Leachman, an expert on LGBT law and policy issues, social movement litigation, and employment discrimination, can discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing gay marriage.

UW-Madison has other experts who can also discuss the high court's decision on the Affordable Care Act.

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Chris Johnson

Research fellow, industrial & systems engineering

Johnson, an expert on flight simulation, pilot training, cockpit automation design and pilot performance analytics, can discuss how autopilot works.

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Supreme Court: Fair Housing Law

Lisa T. Alexander

Associate professor, law

Lisa Alexander, an expert on housing law and policy, can discuss the court's ruling concerning the Fair Housing Act, a law passed in 1968 that makes it unlawful to deny a dwelling to someone based on race.

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