Charles Weisselberg on Police Response to Modesto Man’s Suicide

Modesto Bee, July 25, by Emilie Raguso

“This is a situation where the response of police would be questioned almost any way they decided to go…If a person has weapons and police attempt to force entry, that’s dangerous to officers. They might have to use deadly force to disarm someone with an automatic weapon, and that could lead to the same outcome the officers were trying to avoid.”

Dean Edley and Goodwin Liu on U.S. Supreme Court School Integration Ruling

Berkeley Daily Planet, July 31, by Angela Rowan
“The Seattle case was considered ‘incoherent’ because the district only considered white and black students, even though the school district had more ethnicities,” said Liu…
Christopher Edley, dean of Boalt Law School, wondered aloud whether the Supreme Court, in laying out a requirement of “necessity,” was compelling every district seeking to achieve diversity to exhaust every means imaginable…

Daily Californian, July 26, by Sonja Sharp
The court’s ruling, handed down last month, strictly limits how public schools can use an individual student’s race as a factor when trying to integrate schools, said Boalt Hall Dean Christopher Edley, Jr.

Contra Costa Times, July 25, by Shirley Dang
A true understanding of the new legal boundaries likely will take many more lawsuits and court decisions, said Christopher Edley…”As is the case with court decisions in any complex area, the opinions answer some questions but raise others…”
Berkeley’s policy differs in a way that could provide protection in future court battles, said Goodwin Liu…