Michael Kiparsky co-writes for The Mercury News, May 9, 2018
Effective integrated management of groundwater and surface water is simultaneously one of the most important and most difficult challenges facing California. With broad integration, local creativity and ample state support, a sustainable water future above and below ground may just be attainable. It will take time, patience, and good faith effort, but it will be worth it.
Ethan Elkind quoted by KPCC-FM, May 9, 2018
“There are other ways we can reduce more, but it’s a critical way to reduce emissions going forward,” he said. “If we can start reducing the emissions associated with electricity generation, that is going to make up a sizable chunk of our goal.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, May 7, 2018
Rarely does a lawyer implicate a client as being guilty of federal crimes on national television, but that is exactly what Rudy Giuliani has done to Donald Trump. Giuliani’s recent revelation on Fox News that Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen the $130,000 that had been paid to Stormy Daniels has potentially enormous legal consequences.
Holly Doremus quoted by The Mercury News, May 7, 2018
“If I were a board member, at this point I would not be ready to vote,” said Holly Doremus. … “There are too many uncertainties.” Chief among them, she said, is whether the district, which is based in San Jose and provides water to 2 million Santa Clara County residents, can leave the partnership without being on the hook for the entire $650 million.
Jill Adams quoted by The Cut, May 7, 2018
“Iowa’s six-week ban on abortion provisions is the latest attempt of many by abortion opponents to enact patently unconstitutional laws in the hopes of teeing up a case that would allow the Supreme Court to strike down Roe v. Wade, and to further their efforts to establish fetal personhood,” Adams said.
Olga Mack writes for Above the Law, May 7, 2018
Your dream corporate board seat may come with new and unfamiliar risks. … Below are some questions you should ask yourself in order to assess the risk profile of a board service opportunity and identify your risk own tolerance.
Jen Moreno quoted by The New York Times, May 7, 2018
Ms. Moreno … said that implementing nitrogen gas is not as simple as states suggest. There are different grades of nitrogen, including medical and industrial, she said, with commensurate purities and regulations.
Mark Cohen quoted by The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2018
The trademark subsidies are part of China’s “planned approach to intellectual property,” said Mark Cohen. … As with patents, China has a “highly metric, numbers-oriented approach” to intellectual property.
Catherine Fisk quoted by The Washington Post, May 4, 2018
“If a restaurant has dishwashers, cooks, busboys, servers — those people are employees, they have a fair number of protections under employment law, including a minimum wage, overtime pay and family medical leave,” said Catherine Fisk. … “What is at risk for all of these Snag workers is that they are potentially entitled to none of that if they are treated as independent contractors.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for ABA Journal, May 3, 2018
At the very least, Sessions v. Dimaya is quite important in the immigration context. The court reaffirms that laws concerning deportation and removal are to be subjected to the same vagueness analysis as criminal statutes. The court’s striking down the residual clause in the Immigration and Nationality Act will matter for many facing deportation.