Jesse Choper quoted in The Daily Beast, May 8, 2015
Jesse Choper … isn’t convinced that the group has the case in the bag…. “There is no right to an exemption for religion unless the state law singles out religion for adverse treatment,” says Choper. “But it does not single it out, it applies to everybody no matter their religion or lack of religion. It says anyone who wants abortion has to wait 72 hours.”
Jesse Choper quoted in The Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2015
Jesse Choper said it is “wholly legitimate” for Chief Justice Roberts to consider the real-world impact of his vote, regardless of his best reading of the statutory text. “He is the chief, and part of his mission is to preserve the integrity of the court, and to preserve at least its appearance of impartiality,” Mr. Choper said.
Jesse Choper quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, February 21, 2015
With daily headlines about beheadings and suicide bombings by the Islamic State, “the world today is an awfully scary place,” and Din has “an uphill battle,” said Jesse Choper.
Jesse Choper quoted in The New York Times, February 9, 2015
“If you read the tea leaves the Supreme Court is leaving,” said University of California-Berkeley law professor Jesse Choper, “the bans on same-sex marriage can’t be permitted. They’re unconstitutional.”
Jesse Choper quoted in Montgomery Advertiser, January 26, 2015
Jesse Choper, a professor at UC Berkeley School of Law, agreed, saying that if Granade’s decision stood, and if a probate judge refused to grant a marriage license to a couple, “it seems to me they’re in violation of their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution.”
Jesse Choper quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), November 3, 2014
“I don’t think it violates the dormant Commerce Clause,” Choper said. “The burden of the tax falls exclusively on California citizens. This is not a state tax that’s trying to soak out-of-staters. To me that makes a big difference.”
Jesse Choper quoted on CNN.com, October 7, 2014
If you ask University of California, Berkeley, law professor Jesse Choper, there’s only one way to put the issue to rest. “This will only authoritatively be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court,” he said.
Jesse Choper interviewed on Bloomberg, October 2, 2014
The intent of the law was to stop racial segregation. The question is, how do you determine whether discrimination is deliberate or not? That’s a pretty subtle question and it very often turns on who has the burden of proving that.
Jesse Choper quoted in The New York Times, September 8, 2014
“People do have a right to talk to people,” Mr. Choper said, “and you do have a right, if you aren’t blocking anyone’s path, to say, ‘Would you consider giving me some money?’”
Jesse Choper quoted in Talking Points Memo, August 11, 2014
“As for what it all means, I think the simple answer is that the fact that one trial judge in one state issues an opinion is wholly insignificant,” said Jesse H. Choper.