Anne Joseph O’Connell interviewed by Vox, Jan. 30, 2018
“It’s not just relevant in President Trump’s administration,” O’Connell told Vox. “But just given the delays both in nomination and confirmation of agency officials in recent administrations the Vacancies Act — although it hasn’t kind of the same media attention — comes into play.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Jan. 29, 2018
The Trump travel ban is irrational in the countries it designates, illegal in violating a clear federal statute, and unconstitutional in discriminating on the basis of religion. The Supreme Court should declare it invalid and send a clear message that such discrimination is not allowed.
Adam Sterling quoted by The Daily Californian, Jan. 28, 2018
“(The College of Engineering) is going to lead a bit of a technical engineering to blockchain. … I’m going to talk about a few of the legal issues surrounding cryptocurrencies, ICOs, token sales.”
Leti Volpp quoted by The Daily Californian, Jan. 28, 2018
“If someone is undocumented, they have the right to remain silent and not answer any questions,” Volpp said in an email. “They have the right to see an arrest warrant, to speak to a lawyer, and to make a phone call.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The New York Times, Jan. 27, 2018
“I think that Justice Ginsburg has made clear that she has no intention of retiring. I am sure she wants to stay on the court until the end of the Trump presidency if she can,” said Erwin Chemerinsky.
Alan Auerbach quoted by The New York Times, Jan. 26, 2018
A significant chunk of the United States trade gap has been caused by companies overstating imports from their foreign subsidiaries and underreporting exports, Mr. Auerbach said.
Leti Volpp quoted by The Daily Californian, Jan. 25, 2018
Volpp added that federal law does not require jurisdictions to ask its residents about their immigration status — it only requires that jurisdictions do not outlaw the sharing of information with federal enforcement. “If a locality does not collect that information, there is no information to share.”
Franklin Zimring quoted by KTVU.com, Jan. 25, 2018
“You might ask what does this all have to do with the status of California or these cities being sanctuaries, and the answer is, practically nothing,” Zimring said. “They happen to be extremely be safe cities, and they probably would be extremely safe cities whether or not they were sanctuaries.”
Amanda Tyler writes for USA Today, Jan. 24, 2018
As the Supreme Court reviews the latest iteration of the travel ban, it bears remembering that its deference to the executive during World War II and unwillingness to confront the constitutional problems raised by the Japanese American internment led the court down a path that we now view as anything but its finest hour.
Franklin Zimring cited by PolitiFact, Jan. 24, 2018
Frank Zimring, a crime expert at the University of California, Berkeley, said the two most useful measures of danger are the homicide rate of a country and the rate of some index of reported crime.