Michael Kiparsky quoted by WIRED, Feb. 9. 2018
“Cape Town is a warning shot for us,” says Michael Kiparsky. … “What we can see is that it’s very possible for water crises—which emerge all the time around the world—to get close to the point of real, massive human disaster.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for ABA Journal, Feb. 8, 2018
In a term filled with potential blockbuster decisions, it is striking that there are five cases involving issues of freedom of speech. They touch on many different aspects of First Amendment jurisprudence and collectively have the potential for significantly changing the law in this area.
Ethan Elkind quoted by WIRED, Feb. 7, 2018
“People first look for cheaper housing as far away from their jobs as they can that is still a reasonably feasible commute,” says Ethan Elkind. … “When we push people into areas like Phoenix and Houston, we see the climate impacts, from flooding to sprawl, with people in these high-polluting areas where they don’t necessarily even want to be.”
John Yoo and Jesse Choper quoted by California Magazine, Feb. 7, 2018
Yoo: “States don’t have the power to interfere with federal operation. … If the state is trying to prevent people from obeying federal law, they might be committing obstruction of justice—which is a crime.”
Choper: “For California to pass a law to regulate private citizens, telling them that if they follow federal law they’re in violation of state law—that is very different than the state simply saying, ‘We’re not going to enforce [the federal government’s] law. If you want to [enforce] it, do it yourself.’ That’s a major step that I do not think is within the state’s power.”
Erwin Chemerinsky article quoted by HuffPost Politics, Feb. 6, 2018
Erwin Chemerinsky called the recall campaign “a threat to judicial independence. … Justice, and all of us, will suffer when judges base their decisions on what will satisfy the voters.”
Christopher Kutz quoted by FairWarning, Feb. 6, 2018
“There’s a particular problem with distracted driving — the design of the device is to encourage distraction,” he said. “They’re built with addiction as a feature, not a bug.”
Mark Gergen quoted by CNBC, Feb. 5, 2018
So those who have income from “non-corporate enterprises” can deduct 20 percent of that income before filing taxes on it. This includes those who have money in private equity, venture capital or publicly funded partnerships, says Mark Gergen. … He adds that these pass-through deductions were not created with the explicit intention of helping gig workers — that was a side effect.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 5, 2018
The release of the Nunes memo is just the latest effort by Trump and the Republicans to smear Mueller. They repeatedly have charged that Mueller has a conflict of interest. But the U.S. Department of Justice looked into this and cleared Mueller before he was appointed.
Franklin Zimring quoted by The New York Times, Feb. 3, 2018
“Chemical castration is half advertising slogan, half fantasy,” Zimring said. “There are chemicals which are supposed to, if dosages are maintained, reduce sex drives. That isn’t castration.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The New York Times, Feb. 2, 2018
Erwin Chemerinsky … argued that the effort represented an affront to judicial independence. … “Justice, and all of us, will suffer when judges base their decisions on what will satisfy the voters.”