Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 23, 2018
Trump cannot directly fire Mueller. But he can order Sessions to fire Rosenstein and replace Sessions if he refuses to do so. In this way, Trump can put someone in Rosenstein’s position to fire Mueller.
Nancy Lemon quoted by The Sacramento Bee, April 20, 2018
“If there is really no other evidence besides the victim’s statement at the time of the arrest or right afterward, then it’s much harder to go forward. However, if they do have a lot of other evidence like photos – if the police took a lot of photos – that kind of thing can enable them to go forward without the victim’s testimony.”
Leti Volpp quoted by Pacific Standard, April 18, 2018
“Limiting the access of immigrants to due process through defunding the Legal Orientation Program, through creating judicial quotas, or through mass deportations, will not reduce backlogs. As we have seen in the past, less process at the immigration judge level results in more appeals to federal court,” says … Leti Volpp. … “The best way to reduce the immigration court backlog would be to reduce how many immigrants are issued with notices to appear in the first place.”
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by Phys.org, April 18, 2018
“One has to make an argument that consumers were deceived about friend information sharing, and that’s a difficult point to prove,” said Chris Hoofnagle.
Ethan Elkind quoted by The Mercury News, April 18, 2018
“For them to just strangle it in the crib like that,” he said, “indicates that this relatively big approach to rein in local government isn’t going to fly anytime soon in California.”
Ethan Elkind quoted by San Francisco Magazine, April 17, 2018
Elkind poses the challenge to the Sierra Club as though it’s a parable: “What do you do when building something produces an environmental good?”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 15, 2018
Trump had the constitutional power to pardon Libby. A president may pardon anyone accused or convicted of a federal crime. But there is a perverse irony in Trump blasting James Comey as a “leaker” and then on same day pardoning someone who engaged in exactly that behavior and then lied about it.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2018
Chemerinsky urged the jury to focus only on the “relevant” facts. He argued that “vigilantes” can’t take it on themselves to uphold the law as they see fit, even if they’re the prince of Denmark.
John Yoo quoted by Washington Examiner, April 12, 2018
“I think that statutory authorization comes from the [authorization for use of military force] passed after 9/11, which allows the use of force with regard to any group connected to the 9/11 attacks, which includes ISIS (which is an offshoot of al Qaida). Because ISIS is operating in Syria, the U.S. can use force in Syria,” Yoo said in an email.
Erwin Chemerinsky interview cited by Legal Reader, April 12, 2018
Chemerinsky opined that Cohen’s possible payment of “hush money” may be more pertinent to his role in Trump’s presidential campaign than his client-attorney relationship with the president.