Jesse Choper

Satanic temple sues to save abortion

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.”

Chief Justice John Roberts in hot seat in health-law case

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.

What’s next in the fight over same-sex marriage?

Jesse Choper quoted on, 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.

Challenge to landmark housing law

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.