Daniel Farber quoted by E&E, Climatewire, March 21, 2018
Most or all of the major oil corporations have now acknowledged the reality of climate change and the need for government action (though who knows how serious they are about that),” he said. “So it would be hard for them to take a contrary view in this litigation. Getting them to say the same thing in court will be kind of a victory for the plaintiffs even if nothing else goes their way.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for Los Angeles Times, March 20, 2018
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in the case National Institute of Family and Life Advocates vs. Becerra, which challenges a California law requiring reproductive healthcare facilities to inform women of state programs that might assist them. It should be an easy issue to decide — in favor of the California law — but it is not because it arises in the context of abortion.
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by MediaPost, March 20, 2018
“The FTC has the burden to show non-compliance,” Hoofnagle says in an email to MediaPost. He added that doing so would require the FTC to “develop a narrative of how Cambridge Analytica was improperly supervised as a developer.”
Christopher Edley quoted by Inside Higher Ed, March 20, 2018
The idea is similar to what then dean of Berkeley Law Chris Edley suggested for the University of California almost 10 years ago — an 11th UC campus that would be all online. The background assumption has remained the same: ed tech has moved the cost-quality curve, so online college is both better and cheaper than face-to-face.
Olga Mack writes for Above the Law, March 19, 2018
Could government board service be right for you? Of course, your primary reasons to serve on a government board, task force, or commission should be interest in the subject matter, a desire to serve, and eagerness to influence policy and practices in the right direction. However, there are other benefits worth considering.
Franklin Zimring quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, March 19, 2018
There is always a local angle, and “in this digital age,” writes UC Berkeley law school Professor Franklin Zimring, “a good idea can have a half-life of 60 years.”
Franklin Zimring quoted by The Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2018
“You do have murder convictions for repetitive drunk drivers, but you don’t have death penalties for them,” said Franklin Zimring. … “It would be an extraordinary change in the boundaries of the Eighth Amendment.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Union, March 18, 2018
“Merely requiring clinics to post a notice informing women of the availability of free or low-cost reproductive health services does not violate the First Amendment,” he said. … “The new law simply ensures that clinics expose their patients to accurate information about the existence of state programs.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Los Angeles Times, March 18, 2018
“The law is so clearly constitutional,” said UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. “It is one thing to compel somebody to speak. It is another thing to say you have to post on your wall information that is completely accurate.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Courthouse News Service, March 16, 2018
Chemerinsky, who also found the apparent partisanship concerning, said, “We should be evaluating their conduct on the bench, not on the party of the governor that appointed them. The question is, is this person performing well?”