Franklin Zimring quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2017
“A police chief’s priority shouldn’t be just the protection of his officers but the preservation of civilian lives,” Zimring said. “Of the 10 open police shooting cases recently listed in The Chronicle, at least five, and as many as eight, should not have been fatalities. If a shooting’s awful, it shouldn’t be lawful. If somebody hadn’t died in those cases, San Francisco would be a better city.
Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, April 22, 2017
At a Walnut Creek rally attended by 1,500 people, Claudia Polsky, director of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s environmental law clinic, told the crowd, “Facts do not speak for themselves. They need an advocate.”
Melissa Murray quoted by ABC 7 News, April 21, 2017
“What you are seeing right now, this sort of legislating by executive order, it’s probably not the most effective means, but it is what you’ve seen going on in the first 100 days,” Interim Dean of UC Berkeley Law School Melissa Murray said.
Jen Moreno quoted by Vocativ, April 20, 2017
“The execution set by Arkansas has not been attempted by any state in recent history, if ever,” Jen Moreno, a staff attorney Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic, told Vocativ Wednesday. … The schedule puts extreme pressure on the execution team, which increases the chance of botched executions.”
Ty Alper writes for Los Angeles Times, April 20, 2017
Arkansas’ version of the three-drug protocol is particularly troubling because the state does not even plan to use an anesthetic as the first drug. Instead, its protocol calls for midazolam, a sedative that cannot, at any dosage, render a person unconscious and insensate to pain and suffering.
Steven Davidoff Solomon co-writes for The Atlantic, May 2017
What did Bielli think about selling the company? … He said that the benefits of being public outweighed the costs.. … The fact is … Bielli is probably right. Because so many investors are passive today, most CEOs can relax, even if their performance is mediocre. We drove away discouraged. The company had enormous potential. But realizing its value seemed impracticable.
Megan McCracken quoted by The Washington Post, April 15, 2017
“These secrecy statutes are extremely effective at preventing challenges to execution procedures,” said Megan McCracken, an attorney at the University of California at Berkeley Law School’s Death Penalty Clinic.
Alan Auerbach quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2017
Alan Auerbach … dismissed the $1,700 increase as “silly” and “outside the range” of economic projections of what the tax might do. … “It would encourage companies to make their products in America,” said Auerbach, who thinks it would also convince some Silicon Valley companies, such as Google and Apple, to stop basing operations in countries like Ireland, which have much lower corporate tax burdens.
John Yoo quoted by KQED News, April 14, 2017
But in the case challenging the administration’s crackdown on sanctuary cities, UC Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo thinks the government is well within its rights. “It’s not unconstitutional for the federal government to place conditions on the use of funds, or to cut off funds altogether,” he said.
Alexa Koenig and Eric Stover quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 14, 2017
“The front-line people who capture images of what’s happening, they tend to focus on the body or where the bomb hit — they don’t realize that’s actually the least helpful info for courts,” said Koenig. “What the courts need is the 360-degree pan shot of the surrounding area to place what happened in a particular location. Or they need information that might seem irrelevant, like the angle something came from, or a shot of a newspaper that establishes the date.”
“Alleged perpetrators are leaving more fingerprints in various places. They’re leaving fingerprints behind the cyber curtain, meaning, they’re going on email, they’re sending messages to their subordinates, they’re filming things,” said Eric Stover, faculty director of the Human Rights Center.