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.
Melissa Murray writes for The New York Times, Room for Debate, March 19, 2016
Term-limited justices might aspire to other political offices, or positions in business, and these post-term aspirations might shape their judicial decision-making on the court. For all its problems, life tenure was intended to insulate judges — and their decisions — from these pressures.
Melissa Murray writes for The New York Times, March 19, 2016
In a term-limited environment, justices might feel immediate pressure to identify and enact a distinct interpretative approach, stymieing the deliberative and organic growth that lengthier tenures could afford.