Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Washington Post, Oct. 29, 2017
“I wish there were a way I could opt out of my taxes going to things I don’t like, but I can’t, because the tax system would collapse if I did,” said Chemerinsky. … “I regard student fees for student groups the same way,” he said. “If students could opt out of paying the student activity fees, the campuses will lose that multiplicity of student groups and diverse views.”
Roxanna Altholz quoted by The New York Times, Oct. 28, 2017
“There was this criminal structure comprised of company executives and employees, state agents and criminal gangs that used violence, threats and intimidation,” said Roxanna Altholz, the associate director of the Human Rights Law Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, and a member of the lawyers’ group.
Ann Ravel quoted by VOA News, Oct. 27, 2017
What happened on the internet companies’ services during the 2016 election “was the undermining of our political process,” said Ann Ravel, a lecturer at the University of California-Berkeley’s law school and a former chair at the Federal Election Commission.
Franklin Zimring quoted by NBC Bay Area, Oct. 27, 2017
“The threat that the police officer faces (when a suspect has an edged weapon) is not a threat to the police officer’s life,” said Zimring. … “The number of cases we found…of somebody with a visible weapon charging at a police officer actually killing the police officer in the United States was zero.” Zimring said. FBI data backs him up.
Erwin Chemerinsky interviewed by Truthdig, Oct. 27, 2017
“It’s based on a faith that we’re all going to be better off when there’s more ideas expressed, than having the government pick and choose which ideas are acceptable and which are unacceptable. Maybe that faith is misplaced, but the alternative, to me, is much more frightening.”
Lauren Edelman quoted by Chicago Tribune, Oct. 27, 2017
For anti-harassment policies to be most effective, companies need to focus on helping end harassment rather than merely protecting a business from being sued, Edelman said. “Because just saying you have a zero-tolerance policy alone is symbolic,” Edelman said. “You have to back it up or it’s not going to work.”
Alan Auerbach writes for Bloomberg, Oct. 27, 2017
The U.S. business tax system sorely needs reform, particularly in the way it deals with multinational corporations. But we must pay close attention to what Congress and the Trump administration propose. Change in the guise of reform has the capacity to make things worse, and the secretive, often chaotic nature of the current process provides ample opportunity to do so.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 26, 2017
“We need to research, educate, listen to and understand each other,” Chemerinsky said in a statement. “It is hard to imagine social progress that wasn’t dependent on freedom of speech.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 26, 2017
The 9th Circuit and Supreme Court have the chance to establish a basic principle of constitutional law: the liberty protected by the Constitution protects a right of consenting adults to engage in private sexual activity, including when they are paying for it or getting paid.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by National Law Journal, Oct. 26, 2017
“I think those in the majority will treat it that way,” Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, said. “The government may not give up, but I think the D.C. Circuit will adhere to this position unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise.”