Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 11, 2017
Trump and Sessions tried to justify repealing DACA by claiming that it was an illegal act by Obama. They were wrong because presidents always have discretion as to who to prosecute or deport.
Laurel Fletcher quoted by Al Jazeera, Sept. 11, 2017
“When you have those incidents that are regularly cropping up, I think it activates people’s fear,” Fletcher says. She believes it’s a normal “visceral response” to support strong action in the wake of “terrorist attacks” – and that’s why Guantanamo may be experiencing a resurgence in popularity, despite evidence that its methods fail to make the public safer, she says.
Stephen Sugarman quoted by Los Angeles Times, Sept. 10, 2017
If the students were receiving a full day of secular schooling, the arrangement might comply with state law. … “But where’s the day of substantial non-religious education?” he said. Without meeting that standard, Sugarman said, “it’s not a bona fide distance learning school.” School districts only qualify for state funding for students who are “genuinely enrolled,” Sugarman said.
john a. powell and Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Daily Californian, Sept. 8, 2017
“I don’t think (free speech) is a defining issue in the country. I think the defining issue in the country is white supremacy,” powell said during the panel. “We are fighting a civil war, and the South is winning.”
“The only way to make sure we’re protecting our speech for tomorrow is to protect the speech we don’t like today,” Chemerinsky said during the panel.
Claudia Polsky quoted by Northern California Record, Sept. 8, 2017
“We are at a point where stakeholders are a year into fighting over regulations and a year before they will be fighting over enforcement” … Claudia Polsky told the panel. “The law always needs to be tweaked, but its design is fundamentally sound and does much more good than harm in improving public health.”
Melissa Murray interviewed by The New Yorker Radio Hour, Sept. 8, 2017
“I just want to be clear. I’ve been at Berkeley for twelve years, and I’ve seen a number of speakers whose views do not cohere with my own. … So this idea that Berkeley is somehow hostile or is resistant to viewpoints that don’t cohere with some so-called ‘Berkeley orthodoxy’ … is patently false.”
Katerina Linos co-writes for The Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2017
The plan was initially supposed to transfer approximately 120,000 refugees from Greece and Italy to Central and Western Europe. However, key East European member states, including Hungary and Slovakia, forcefully opposed this decision from the get-go. … Wednesday, the E.U.’s highest court provided a final judgment rejecting these challenges and opened the door for significant refugee burden-sharing.
Keith Hiatt quoted by Middle East Eye, Sept. 7, 2017
The use of open source investigations can draw on the expertise of multiple experts, according to Keith Hiatt. … “These collaborations have produced high-quality reports,” Hiatt added.
Stephen Rosenbaum quoted by California Healthline, Sept. 7, 2017
Because the goal is to win the case, good lawyers often file a number of claims, said Stephen Rosenbaum. … “Whether the ADA is the strongest claim is unclear from a strategic standpoint,” he said. … Rosenbaum said case law has not established exactly how the federal disability law applies to assisted living facilities. It is “ironic” that the attorneys in this case are using the disability law to sue Brookdale, given that the company by definition serves people with some kind of disability, he said.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 6, 2017
Under current law, the creditor can take all of the money in the bank account. Unlike with wages, there is no requirement that any funds be left to pay for life’s basic necessities. When their bank accounts are completely emptied, individuals often lose the savings that they need to pay for rent or groceries or prescription drugs.