Jesse Choper interviewed by CBS News, Jan. 5, 2016
“If you were to replace one of the conservatives, Kennedy or any of them, with a liberal, then you would have a radical change going forward and you may even have some changes going backwards,” said Choper, who pointed out that a court with a liberal majority could reverse earlier cases.
Franklin Zimring and Jesse Choper interviewed by Daily Journal, (registration required), Nov. 13, 2015
Zimring noted that the effort was not for naught, as its “legacy in relationship to death penalty politics is likely to be substantial.” While all previous attempts to “slow down the death penalty” had been procedural and incremental, this case was a “big picture, comprehensive attack,” he said.
“If I were a 9th Circuit judge, I’d have done the same thing,” said Jesse H. Choper. … “While the systemic delays may ultimately be unconstitutional, only the United States Supreme Court can say so.”
Jesse Choper interviewed for The Garden City Telegram, July 31, 2015
Jesse Choper … said in a phone interview Friday that Huckabee’s statement was “way off-base,” adding, “it does rival Donald Trump. I think he’d better more carefully examine what he’s saying, because it is totally unprecedented.”
Jesse Choper quoted in The Daily Californian, July 5, 2015
Because of the characterization of SCR 35 as a resolution, it does not have the force of law, which means it places no restrictions on speech. According to Jesse Choper … the legislature can take most kinds of symbolic action as long as it doesn’t amount to telling citizens what they can and cannot do.
Jesse Choper quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, July 4, 2015
Choper said the current court consists of nine justices who are “all very smart, and they write strong opinions.” They also are, he added, “highly polarized and highly partisan” even as they profess to “get along famously” on a personal level.
Jesse Choper quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2015
Throw in the health care case, a 6-3 ruling last week upholding insurance subsidies for 6.4 million low- to middle-income people in 34 states, and you have “the biggest year for the liberals in many that I can remember,” said Jesse Choper.
Jesse Choper quoted on ABC 7 News, June 26, 2015
“He covered every base. He covered the due process clause. He covered the equal protection clause. It’s a long opinion and it simply confirmed what those who consider themselves professionals in the area knew already,” … Jesse Choper said.
Jesse Choper quoted in San Jose Mercury News, June 26, 2015
Jesse Choper said the ruling represents “the end of the legal battle … You cannot treat same-sex couples any differently than opposite-sex couples. Period.”
Jesse Choper interviewed by NBC Bay Area, June 24, 2015
If the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage bans, Choper says it will be up to California itself to decide what is and is not state law. … “My guess is they’ll say … [Proposition 8] is the law of California, and there will be no gay marriage in California unless you change—you the people of the state or the state legislature—change the law,” Choper said.
Jesse Choper quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, May 28, 2015
“Government restrictions have got to be reasonable,” added Professor Jesse Choper. … “They can restrict what (protesters) are carrying, whether it’s a garbage-can lid or weapons of mass destruction,” Choper said. “You can’t hold a peaceful antiwar march on the Bay Bridge in the middle of the afternoon, so I think the burden of proof will be on the city to show these are reasonable restrictions.”