Claudia Polsky

Proposition 65 receives oversight hearing

Claudia Polsky quoted by Northern California Record, Sept. 8, 2017

“We are at a point where stakeholders are a year into fighting over regulations and a year before they will be fighting over enforcement” … Claudia Polsky told the panel. “The law always needs to be tweaked, but its design is fundamentally sound and does much more good than harm in improving public health.”

State kept secret guidelines on safe cell phone use

Claudia Polsky quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, March 3, 2017

Claudia Polsky … said the public health department’s arguments for not releasing the document were irresponsible given the health impacts of sitting on such critical information. Polsky was unhappy the health department released the guidelines with a disclaimer across the document indicating it’s a draft and not for public release when the judge is likely to rule that the guidelines were “not a draft, and must be publicly released.”

Berkeley Law scholars submit amicus curiae briefs in Supreme Court abortion case

Melissa Murray and Claudia Polsky interviewed by The Daily Californian, Feb. 22, 2016

“Laws that unduly target access to reproductive health services compromise the dignity of women and impair their ability to participate in society as equal citizens,” Murray said in an email.

“I feel like millions of women are in peril of losing rights that we’ve taken for granted for a few decades,” said Claudia Polsky, a Berkeley Law assistant professor and director of Berkeley’s Environmental Law Clinic. Polsky was one of 113 women in the legal profession to sign an amicus curiae brief in which they detailed their experiences with abortion.

Why I joined the women lawyers’ brief

Claudia Polsky writes for The Recorder (registration required), Jan. 27, 2016

The case outcome will likely advance or limit abortion-restriction measures nationwide, defining reproductive options for my daughters’ generation. How, under the circumstances, could I say “no”?

Calif. AG wants public to benefit from toxic-chemical suits

Claudia Polsky quoted in Law360, September 29, 2015

“The proposed regulations are incremental rather than radical, and aim to fix by scalpel what the Legislature has sometimes attempted to do by ax,” she said. “They strike a careful balance between preserving genuinely public-spirited private Prop 65 suits, and reducing the ability of the private bar to use the law as an ATM.”