Trump vs the Golden State

Erwin Chemerinsky writes for Daily Journal (registration required), March 13, 2018

Ultimately, underlying this dispute are very different views about immigration and about the scope of federal power. The greatest irony is in seeing a very conservative president championing federal power and progressives picking up the mantle of state’s rights.

Blockchain: Are you ready for cross-industry disruption?

Olga Mack writes for Above the Law, March 12, 2018

Ultimately, the future of blockchain is now. Although blockchain has been dismissed as a fleeting trend or mere hype, the lawyers who put in the work now will reap the benefits of their blockchain expertise in the coming years of disruption.

Berkeley Law launches judicial institute led by Jeremy Fogel

Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Recorder, March 12, 2018

“We have the opportunity to be a leader in research and training on the crucial issues of judicial independence and judicial integrity,” said Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. “In Judge Jeremy Fogel, we truly have the ideal person to lead the institute.”

Why people who oppose BDS should oppose anti-BDS laws, too

David Schraub writes for Forward, March 11, 2018

The repeated bungles by state officials in implementing the newly enacted state anti-BDS laws indicates a particularly compelling reason why Jewish organizations should think twice before pushing them: These laws have to be enforced by state bureaucrats. And state bureaucrats aren’t always the most reliable of public functionaries.