Ethan Elkind co-writes for The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 21, 2018
Too many California cities and counties impose zoning restrictions that make it practically impossible to build low-cost, walkable housing. For decades, state leaders have allowed these local zoning policies to proliferate, to the point that the state now faces a severe housing shortage.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), Feb. 21, 2018
“The statute allows for asylum for those who were persecuted based on sexual orientation and I think this makes sure that asylum is available to those individuals.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 20, 2018
Requiring all purchasers to undergo a background check is of only limited value unless we are confident that the system effectively screens the vast number of prohibited purchasers from obtaining firearms. … Yet, even these minimal steps to gun control seem out of reach. In part, this is because of myths surrounding the gun control debate.
Eric Biber quoted by Los Angeles Times, Feb. 20, 2018
Biber praised the state Legislature’s recent efforts to ensure certain housing projects that met labor and zoning standards are approved without delay. … “This is much more than CEQA,” Biber said. “Really if you just went after CEQA, you’re not going to solve the problem.”
Olga Mack writes for Above the Law, Feb. 20, 2018
Due to the temporary and at times turbulent nature of startups, layoffs happen. … with relative regularity and are completely normal. And startup general counsel is often squarely in the middle of planning the layoffs, being laid off themselves, or both. … To make the startup layoff process as efficient and painless as possible, I follow a few major principles.
Lauren Edelman quoted by The Daily Californian, Feb. 19, 2018
“Social movements … tend to be started by something that shocks the system. In this case it appears that the Harvey Weinstein event acted as a shock,” said Lauren Edelman … who has studied the ineffectiveness of organizational policies designed to prevent sexual harassment.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Sierra Sun Times, Feb. 16, 2018
“All ideas and views can be expressed on college campuses,” Chemerinsky said. “The First Amendment applies to government. The government can never suppress, create liability or punish people based on their views or ideas. As we talk about free speech on this or any public university, we need to be mindful of the law.”
Ted Mermin quoted by The Daily Californian, Feb. 15, 2018
“Consumer law encompasses everything from student loans, cable bills, phone bills, … (and) food marketing, to public health — just about every transaction and interaction you have with products and services … on a daily basis,” Mermin said.
Ann Ravel quoted by The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 15, 2018
“Commissioners who will carry out the mandates of the law should be appointed,” she said of the Federal Election Commission, earlier criticizing the agency’s Republican bloc for ignoring violations and more broadly, for failing to enforce campaign finance laws.
Ethan Elkind quoted by Daily Bruin, Feb. 14, 2018
“I think that the concern (of gentrification) is overblown. We’re already seeing gentrification happening like crazy … and the reason it’s happening is that we’re not building enough housing in general,” Elkind said.