Lauren B. Edelman writes for The Washington Post, Nov. 17, 2017
Human resources publications from that time show that there wasn’t much concern for the potential targets of harassment. Instead, management scholars and HR officers claimed that these policies would protect employers from liability in the event that a supervisor harassed an employee.
Nancy Lemon interviewed by KQED, Nov. 16, 2017
“Guns are used not just to kill people, but also to intimidate people and keep them under control. … [When seeing or hearing domestic abuse,] it’s really important to not just say ‘Oh, they’re at it again,’ but instead to call 911.”
Mark Gergen interviewed by KTVU, Nov. 16, 2017
“Under their budget rules, to have a 20% top corporate tax rate, they had to come up with a lot of revenue. Where they came up with revenue was by largely eliminating the deduction for state and local taxes.”
Jesse Choper quoted by California Magazine, Nov. 16, 2017
At this point, whether or not the university would eventually be allowed to restrict speakers based on cost can only be speculated, Choper says, and until such a case makes it to the Supreme Court, there’s no authoritative answer.
John E. Coons and Stephen D. Sugarman write for San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 16, 2017
California would require a ballot initiative to move in the direction of subsidized private school choice for low-income families. The recent poll suggests that a well-run campaign behind an appropriately drafted initiative could succeed. But the measure would have to follow the path of other places and not attempt to replay the Friedman gambit.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 16, 2017
Perhaps most important, campus officials can engage in their own speech, denouncing the expression of hate and using such occasions for explaining why it is inconsistent with the campus’ principles of community. … More speech cannot cure the pain of hateful speech, but it can go a long way to bringing a campus together when an ugly incident occurs.
Jim Dempsey quoted by Cision PR Newswire, Nov. 16, 2017
“On both fronts — technology’s impact on our daily lives and the tech revolution in the practice of law itself — this relationship with Bloomberg Law will help Berkeley Law School broaden its leadership role,” said Jim Dempsey. … “We look forward to working with Bloomberg Law to bring new insights and resources to our students and to the law and technology community.”
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.”