Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by The Mercury News, April 8, 2018
Other regulatory action could focus on antitrust issues and the social media giants’ content-moderation practices, said UC Berkeley law professor Chris Hoofnagle. … “You could see the left and right begin to unify around a competition agenda to deal with the censorship issues.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The New York Times, April 7, 2018
“With a Republican Senate and no possibility of a filibuster, he can have whoever he wants on the circuit court,” Mr. Chemerinsky said. “It will dramatically change the Ninth Circuit.”
Franklin Zimring quoted by VICE News, April 5, 2018
“We have a history of an overwhelming tendency, whenever there’s any ambiguity, of giving the officer the benefit of the doubt,” said Franklin Zimring. … “But the much more specific ‘imminent threat of life or great bodily harm’ standard is a clear message of what the currency should be. You don’t kill people unless lives are at stake.”
David Carrillo co-writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 5, 2018
Since then the already overworked and underfunded court has struggled to make ends meet with only six members. It has been forced to draft pinch hitters from the Court of Appeal, drawing those justices away from their own heavy dockets. Governor Brown, can we please have a new California Supreme Court justice?
Charles Weisselberg quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 5, 2018
Two Bay Area law professors told The Chronicle last month that Schaaf’s warning about the ICE operation was so vague that it would probably not put her in jeopardy of being charged with obstruction. It might be different if she gave particular people specific details of a secret operation, said UC Berkeley law Professor Charles Weisselberg.
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by The Washington Post, April 4, 2018
“Security is difficult and expensive, and no one wants to do it,” Hoofnagle said. “There’s the miracle of making it possible that you can order a sandwich [online]. That’s hard enough! And then people come along and say, ‘What about security?’”
Ethan Elkind writes for ColoradoBoulevard.net, April 3, 2018
If EPA is successful in rolling back these standards, the agency will undermine the fight against climate change, increase toxic air pollution and attendant public health impacts, cost drivers money in terms of having to buy more gasoline for the same amount of driving, and diminish U.S. automaker competitiveness with international rivals who fully embrace more fuel-efficient and zero-emission vehicles.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Los Angeles Times, April 2, 2018
Erwin Chemerinsky … said Monday’s decision is part of a trend. “In case after case involving excessive police force, the Supreme Court is finding for the police and keeping juries from ever being able to decide if the police acted impermissibly. This contributes significantly to the difficulties in holding police accountable,” he said.
Anne Joseph O’Connell quoted by Politico, March 31, 2018
O’Connell said she believes the law does in fact apply to firings and she listed several potential hurdles to mounting a serious legal challenge. Among them: finding somebody who has been injured by a decision made by the acting secretary and convincing a court that the law intended to stop presidents from picking acting secretaries after a firing. Another potential difficulty: figuring out a way to differentiate between a firing and a forced resignation.
Ethan Elkind quoted by Mother Jones, March 30, 2018
Elkind sees displacement as an inevitable product of the state’s housing shortage. “We don’t have a lot of great options given how badly we’ve under-produced housing relative to population and job growth in the state,” he says. Without taking some sort of action, “this problem is just going to continue to get worse and worse.”