Erwin Chemerinsky writes for Daily Journal (registration required), Nov. 14, 2017
This should be an easy case for the Supreme Court. Businesses should not be accorded a constitutional right to discriminate based on sexual orientation or race or sex or religion.
Holly Doremus quoted by The Washington Post, Nov. 13, 2017
That argument — about the costs of cutting emissions — could be gaining traction in Pruitt’s EPA, said Holly Doremus. … “The EPA is sympathetic to that argument now in a way that it wasn’t in 2009,” she said.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Nov. 13, 2017
The Republicans propose to tax the tuition waivers given to graduate students when they work as instructors and researchers. This will dramatically increase the cost of going to graduate school. … Many will not be able to afford graduate study.
Eric Rakowski quoted by The Daily Californian, Nov. 12, 2017
“I’d say no, (protecting educational tenets is) not going to be a high priority,” Rakowski said. “(There are) other things that are going to get the attention. I don’t think that students have a sufficiently powerful lobby.”
Megan McCracken quoted by Reno Gazette Journal, Nov. 9, 2017
“From a legal perspective, we know it’s beyond question that if the person is conscious or aware, that would lead to an excruciating death,” McCracken said. “That would violate the Constitution.”
john a. powell writes for and Ian Haney López quoted in The Guardian, Nov. 8, 2017
The opposite of Othering is not “saming”, it is belonging. And belonging does not insist that we are all the same. It means we recognise and celebrate our differences, in a society where “we the people” includes all the people.
In the United States, politicians used to engage in what scholar Ian Haney-Lopez calls “dog whistles” – they could make references to Others but only in a coded way; never saying “those Mexicans” or “those Muslims”, for example.
Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by CNBC, Nov. 7, 2017
“Although they won’t say it, people like what they see” in the current administration, said Steven Davidoff Solomon.
Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins study cited by The New York Times, Nov. 7, 2017
The United States is not actually more prone to crime than other developed countries, according to a landmark 1999 study by Franklin E. Zimring and Gordon Hawkins. … American crime is simply more lethal. … They concluded that the discrepancy, like so many other anomalies of American violence, came down to guns.
Erwin Chemerinsky brief cited by Independent, Nov. 7, 2017
The group, which includes Erwin Chemerinsky … said: “Cultivating a false sense that political leaders are adored by the public is critical to warping the public’s understanding of how those leaders are really viewed by the public and, in turn, to quashing democratic impulses.”
Ann Ravel quoted by Press-Telegram, Nov. 7, 2017
Ann Ravel … said the latter type of right hasn’t been bestowed upon internet access. “The courts have not enunciated this as a basic legal right,” Ravel said. “And as far as I know legislatures have not so indicated either.”