Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by TIME, April 12, 2018
“The best the FTC can do is ‘fence in’ Facebook’s behavior to curb how misleading and surprising the company’s information sharing is,” explains Berkeley Law Professor Chris Hoofnagle. … “Facebook will survive any assault by the FTC,” he writes in an email, “because there is no substitute for consumers to go to.”
Anne Joseph O’Connell quoted by National Public Radio, April 12, 2018
“One of the things to look at is whether the more specific statute — the Dodd-Frank statute — gives enough indication expressly that the vacancies act does not apply,” … Anne Joseph O’Connell said.
Ann Ravel quoted by Bloomberg, April 11, 2018
Ann Ravel … said a company like Facebook could convert to nonprofit status by buying out shareholders and complying with the IRS requirements for 501(c)(3) organizations.
Ethan Elkind interviewed by The Real News Network, April 11, 2018
“By trying to roll the standards back at the federal level definitely I think will hurt our long term competitiveness. And there’s no question that in terms of our climate change goals, transportation is the single biggest emitter in the United States. … So it’s a big setback in terms of our competitiveness here and also in terms of tackling climate change.”
John Yoo quoted by Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2018
Yoo said Trump could argue that the Justice Department regulation “cannot constrain his constitutional authority — long recognized by Congress and the Supreme Court — to remove the attorney general and other subordinate appointees within the Justice Department.”
Franklin Zimring quoted by CALmatters.org, April 11, 2018
“The major force in controlling, or failing to control, police use of force is the police chief,” Zimring said. “What state law can do is… make excessive use of deadly force expensive enough to motivate police chiefs.”
David B. Oppenheimer quoted by The Harvard Crimson, April 10, 2018
Oppenheimer speculated the court may give less weight to input from the Justice Department under the Trump administration than courts traditionally have during previous administrations. He said the court may be “more skeptical” of what he called a “very political filing,” despite the fact the department has historically wielded significant influence over matters of civil rights.
Christopher Hoofnagle quoted by California Magazine, April 10, 2018
“This is the way that Facebook and Google sell your data. [They] reward developers for working on their platforms by making personal data available—often much more data than are needed for the API, extension, or application functionality. When [social platforms] make your data available to developers, it is a transfer of value.”
Olga V. Mack writes for Above the Law, April 9, 2018
For every speaking event you participate in, it can be helpful to focus on the “flavor” of public speaking you are engaging in that day. By taking the time to focus on your purpose and style as a speaker, you will be more in tune with yourself as a speaker. This valuable self-feedback can help you learn and grow as a professional.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 9, 2018
If Dr. King were alive today at age 89, he would remind us of the racial progress over his lifetime, but also of how far there still is to go. He would quote the words of the old spiritual and tell us that we will overcome. Someday.