AWRA Water Resources Blog, March 12, 2009 by Michael Campana
“Legal Planet focuses on significant developments in law and policy for a general audience,” said Dan Farber, director of Berkeley Law’s environmental law program…. “We highlight the latest legal and policy initiatives, and examine the impact they might have on our planet. Do they protect our natural resources, or impair our legacy for future generations? Do they reduce our carbon footprint, or worsen climate change? Are they real steps forward, or merely political posturing?”
Daily Californian, Dec. 3, 2008 by Stephanie Lee
Looking beyond the UC system, Edley said he perceives public education throughout the state as “broken” overall. “The vast majority of students leave without having achieved a certificate, much less a degree,” he said.
Dan Farber, a professor at Boalt Hall School of Law, said that he left last night’s panel discussion impressed—but worried for the future of higher education in California. “It’s remarkable that the campus and UC have managed to maintain their quality while being starved to death,” he said
The Washington Times, Dec. 3, 2008 by Christina Bellantoni
“The courts would decline to hear that lawsuit on the grounds that this is a matter to be resolved in a political process,” Mr. Choper said.
Dan Farber, another Berkeley constitutional law professor, said there was no conflict when Mr. Bush signed the order earlier this year. “The last thing he had in mind was that he could sway Clinton’s vote by promising her the position with higher pay, and any possible conflict is eliminated if she doesn’t actually get the higher salary,” he said.
CNET, Green Tech Blog, Nov. 5, 2008 by Martin LaMonica
“The election is over. Now the hard work begins,” wrote Dan Farber, a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley and a member of the lobbying group Cleantech & Green Business for Obama. “Change is on the way.”
San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 4, 2008 by Chip Johnson
“Cities are well within their legal rights to regulate speech—and in this case, the right to assembly—when it can show a compelling government interest, such as curbing retaliatory violence,” said Dan Farber, constitutional law professor at UC Berkeley.
San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 24, 2008 by Dan Farber
“Obama has proposed specific incentives and regulatory mandates, where McCain expresses only a vague hope that tax credits and prizes will stimulate change. If we have learned nothing else from 30 years of U.S. environmental law, it is that goals count for little without concrete legal strategies for accomplishing them.”
KQED, August 20, by Peter Schuller
http://www.kqed.org (news story not online)
UC Berkeley School of Law Professor Dan Farber said the ruling won’t have a direct impact outside the Ninth Circuit, but it might have an indirect influence…. “If there are appellate circuits that haven’t considered this issue, it could be influential partly because of the author of the opinion.”
Climatewire, March 25, by Colin Sullivan
“I think the PUC [Public Utility Commission] has done about the best job it could in trying to set it up in a way that would hold up in court,” Farber said. “They’ve certainly thought hard about it.”
Time Online, July 2, by Reynolds Holding
“In a sense, then, the President is freezing something that was previously fluid.”
SF Weekly, July 4, by Will Harper
After the Weekly described the argument and the case cited to him, Farber said, ‘It seems like a stretch to me.’”