Melissa Murray quoted by Jezebel, March 26, 2018
“I think it’s patently absurd for New York’s human rights commission to be focusing on The Wing when we’ve had, over the last six months, numerous complaints about workplaces being absolutely hostile to women in terms of pervasive and endemic sexual harassment,” she said.
Melissa Murray interviewed by The New Yorker Radio Hour, Sept. 8, 2017
“I just want to be clear. I’ve been at Berkeley for twelve years, and I’ve seen a number of speakers whose views do not cohere with my own. … So this idea that Berkeley is somehow hostile or is resistant to viewpoints that don’t cohere with some so-called ‘Berkeley orthodoxy’ … is patently false.”
Melissa Murray quoted by ABC 7 News, April 21, 2017
“What you are seeing right now, this sort of legislating by executive order, it’s probably not the most effective means, but it is what you’ve seen going on in the first 100 days,” Interim Dean of UC Berkeley Law School Melissa Murray said.
Melissa Murray quoted by The Recorder (registration required), March 29, 2017
The Sundquists are among thousands of Californians who have suffered mortgage trauma in the past decade, wrote Interim UC Berkeley Law Dean Melissa Murray in a statement. “The case is in its infancy; this is the first stage of what could be a long, drawn-out appeals process,” Murray wrote. “But it’s vital that the issue of consumer fraud remain in the public domain. At the law school, we have long-recognized the importance of this area of law, which is reflected in our current curriculum, our consumer rights work, and our new hire of a professor with expertise in consumer bankruptcy law.”
Melissa Murray quoted by Salon, March 25, 2017
The Golden State, Murray said, should above all be worried by what she and other legal scholars believe is Gorsuch’s most radical and far-reaching judicial prejudice — his extreme skepticism and hostility to the agency authority enshrined in a doctrine called the “Chevron deference,” after the 1984 Supreme Court case Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council.
Melissa Murray interviewed by KQED-FM, March 17, 2017
“The courthouse is the avenue to justice that most individuals will have. The idea that if you are a victim of domestic violence or a victim of crime and you would be deterred from seeking justice for the crime against you because you fear being detained really runs afoul of basic principles of democracy and access to justice.”
Melissa Murray interviewed by KQED-TV News, Feb. 10, 2017
“On appeal to the Supreme Court, it’s the same set of questions: whether the government has met its burden to show that the ban should be reinstated, or whether challenger states have shown that there’s a good reason to withhold enforcement of the ban while more information is gathered. … It won’t be the kind of elaborate discussion of merits you would ordinarily see in a case that is squarely about the constitutionality of the order. … In the event that the president wants an order quickly, the Supreme Court might not be the way to go.”
Melissa Murray quoted by The Press Democrat, Feb. 1, 2017
Gorsuch would restore the court to the conservative tilt it held with Scalia on the bench, but Trump’s choice “makes it very difficult for Democrats to contest this nomination because he is so qualified,” said Melissa Murray, interim dean of the University of California at Berkeley law school.
Melissa Murray interviewed by Tavis Smiley, Jan. 25, 2017
“The issue was to create doubt in the minds of the American people about what the media says so that, when the media does begin to report on more egregious breaches, there isn’t the trust that previously existed. So this is a two-fold strategy to, one, chill reporter conduct and free journalism and, two, to establish a baseline level of distrust between the media and the American people.”
Melissa Murray co-writes for The Nation, Jan. 12, 2017
So what happens to a feminist dream deferred? Does it wither and die? Or does it explode in indignation—moving beyond the existing paradigm to become a bolder, more progressive version of itself? The answer is obvious. It has to be—for our daughters and for ourselves.