Burt Neuborne quoted by AlterNet, Jan. 13, 2018
“Real democracies do not label disfavored political activity as crazy, and then move against it legally. That’s how totalitarian regimes deal with ‘aberrational’ political behavior. … The 25th Amendment is not a vehicle for buyer’s remorse.”
Daniel Farber cited by Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jan. 11, 2018
Daniel Farber … said in an email that he hadn’t reviewed the filing in detail but that at first blush it didn’t appear as if Exxon had a strong case.
Eric Biber and Holly Doremus quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 10, 2018
Biber: “If a state doesn’t want something happening, even on federal lands within their borders, they can make it really hard for the federal government to effectively do it,” he said. “I would be surprised in eight years if any of this is leased in California.”
Doremus: “It is clearly not within the secretary of interior’s authority to reward the administration’s political friends with a continued moratorium while punishing its political enemies with (oil) leasing,” she said.
Pamela Samuelson cited by Project DisCo, Jan. 9, 2018
Professor Pam Samuelson … argued that the scenes a faire doctrine was more robust than suggested by Cisco. … Further, Professor Samuelson argued that Cisco’s argument that it had a copyright in the compilation of commands was incoherent given that there was no free-standing work constituting a compilation of commands.
Adam Badawi quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), Jan. 8, 2018
“For some companies, a proxy fight is cost prohibitive to run, but that might not be the case for a company like Broadcom,” Badawi said. “A credible threat of a proxy fight would put some pressure on the existing board to make a deal, especially if it looks like Broadcom is going to win.”
Prerna P. Lal cited by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 8, 2018
Mr. Mora was brought to the United States from Colombia as a child. His lawyer, Prerna P. Lal, who works with the East Bay Community Law Center and with Berkeley’s Undocumented Student Program, said she is asking students to collect letters of support for his bail hearing.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Jan. 8, 2018
Throughout American history, conservatives have championed “states’ rights.” Sessions himself has done so on countless occasions, such as when he rescinded the Obama policy interpreting federal law to protect transgender students. But when Sessions does not like what states are doing, such as legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, his commitment to federalism and states’ rights vanishes.
Holly Doremus and Jordan Diamond quoted by Ars Technica, Jan. 6, 2018
Doremus added that there’s another way states can make trouble for the federal government: by denying permits for onshore support equipment. “It’s tough to have an offshore oil production facility without some onshore support activities. … States control whether and where those can be built within state boundaries…”
Jordan Diamond … told Ars, “we are proposing opening up vastly increased offshore areas to oil production, many of which are in ecologically extremely sensitive areas, while we remove safety regulations and operate under an outdated restoration framework.”
Franklin Zimring quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 5, 2018
“Policing has got to stay effective to hold those gains because every day is a new day for committing crimes, but as to whether you can go lower [in New York] that’s a very different question,” said Franklin Zimring.
Ian Haney López quoted by Atlanta Black Star, Jan. 3, 2018
“Dog whistle politics is a strategy. Power is the game, and those who stoop to demagoguery could not care less about recruiting some nonwhites or blurring the boundaries of white identity.”