Erwin Chemerinsky writes for ABA Journal, May 3, 2018
At the very least, Sessions v. Dimaya is quite important in the immigration context. The court reaffirms that laws concerning deportation and removal are to be subjected to the same vagueness analysis as criminal statutes. The court’s striking down the residual clause in the Immigration and Nationality Act will matter for many facing deportation.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Berkeleyside, May 3, 2018
UC Berkeley might also, as Chemerinsky and co-author Howard Gillman mention in their book, set a bar for the amount of money it is willing to spend on event security, and deny any controversial events after the threshold is reached. … “The question is: how high would this threshold be?” the authors wrote.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by KTVU.com, May 3, 2018
“I don’t think it’s constitutional to have indefinite detention without a hearing to determine if a person is a danger or a flight risk,” said Erwin Chemerinsky. … “The United States Government has broad power over immigration.”
John Yoo quoted by SentinelSource.com, May 2, 2018
“I could see it going back to the Supreme Court,” said John Yoo. … “But I don’t see how Trump could win.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by ABA Journal, May 2, 2018
In an essay for the Sacramento Bee, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, points out that the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals provides a livestream of all of its oral arguments. “No adverse effects have been seen,” Chemerinsky wrote.
Michael Kiparsky interviewed by NewsDeeply, May 1, 2018
“The first key question for Groundwater Sustainability Agencies to answer is, how does groundwater management in their basin affect surface water and its beneficial uses? That implies that Groundwater Sustainability Agencies need to understand something about the hydrology of the basin and about those beneficial uses.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Mercury News, May 1, 2018
“Unless Jerry Brown steps in or one of these candidates for governor steps in, I think there’s going to be executions in California,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of UC Berkeley Law School. “It seems like it’s a matter of time.”
Andrea Roth interviewed by KABC, May 1, 2018
“There’s no Golden State Killer exception to the Fourth Amendment, so we have to independently think about how we view this technique as a technique that would be used in all future cases.”
Franklin Zimring quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), April 30, 2018
With so many crimes in so many jurisdictions, standard practices like trying the most serious charges first aren’t as easy to apply, said Franklin Zimring. … “What do you do when you have 12 homicides in three or four locations? … The answer is there is substantial negotiation.”
Elisabeth Semel and Franklin Zimring quoted by Concord Monitor, April 30, 2018
Protocols that were designed poorly or improperly have opened some states up to constitutional challenges upon implementation, according to Elisabeth Semel … tying them up in even more legal delays. … “It sounds like New Hampshire has a lot of work to do,” Semel said Friday.
“What’s going on here a status competition,” said Frank Zimring … speaking on New Hampshire’s repeal efforts. “What’s going on here is the symbolic dance which has absolutely nothing to do with pushing the state close to actual execution.”