Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman write for The Washington Post, Nov. 15, 2017
We think a consistent rule is better: On campuses, no one should be censored or punished merely because of the ideas they express, and we should all stand against threats, harassment and violence.
Malcolm M. Feeley and Jonathan Simon article cited in The Crime Report, Nov. 14, 2017
As Malcolm M. Feeley and Jonathan Simon predicted in a 2012 article for Berkeley Law, past decades have seen a paradigm shift in academic and policy circles, and “the language of probability and risk increasingly replaces earlier discourse of diagnosis and retributive punishment.”
Mark Gergen quoted by East Bay Times, Nov. 14, 2017
Mark Gergen … said the judge is “finding a rather creative exception to the immunity rule. … What the judge is doing is not alleging they were negligent in inspection but alleging they knew about this” and “it’s a failure to act.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for Daily Journal (registration required), Nov. 14, 2017
This should be an easy case for the Supreme Court. Businesses should not be accorded a constitutional right to discriminate based on sexual orientation or race or sex or religion.
Holly Doremus quoted by The Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2017
That argument — about the costs of cutting emissions — could be gaining traction in Pruitt’s EPA, said Holly Doremus. … “The EPA is sympathetic to that argument now in a way that it wasn’t in 2009,” she said.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Nov. 13, 2017
The Republicans propose to tax the tuition waivers given to graduate students when they work as instructors and researchers. This will dramatically increase the cost of going to graduate school. … Many will not be able to afford graduate study.
Eric Rakowski quoted by The Daily Californian, Nov. 12, 2017
“I’d say no, (protecting educational tenets is) not going to be a high priority,” Rakowski said. “(There are) other things that are going to get the attention. I don’t think that students have a sufficiently powerful lobby.”
Megan McCracken quoted by Reno Gazette Journal, Nov. 9, 2017
“From a legal perspective, we know it’s beyond question that if the person is conscious or aware, that would lead to an excruciating death,” McCracken said. “That would violate the Constitution.”
john a. powell writes for and Ian Haney López quoted in The Guardian, Nov. 8, 2017
The opposite of Othering is not “saming”, it is belonging. And belonging does not insist that we are all the same. It means we recognise and celebrate our differences, in a society where “we the people” includes all the people.
In the United States, politicians used to engage in what scholar Ian Haney-Lopez calls “dog whistles” – they could make references to Others but only in a coded way; never saying “those Mexicans” or “those Muslims”, for example.
Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by CNBC, Nov. 7, 2017
“Although they won’t say it, people like what they see” in the current administration, said Steven Davidoff Solomon.