John Yoo writes for The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 18, 2018
The Watergate ruling makes clear that criminal investigations trump executive privilege. … If Mr. Trump then wished to prevent the questions, he would have to fire Mr. Mueller. But no matter who replaced him as special counsel, the White House would eventually have to talk.
Catherine Fisk quoted by ThinkProgress, Jan. 18, 2018
“There are a few examples of unions in different states — in right-to-work states — that I believe have experimented with not handling individual grievances,” Fisk told ThinkProgress. Whether unions could (or should) also negotiate contracts exclusively on behalf of dues-paying members is a “harder question.”
Prerna Lal quoted by The Daily Californian, Jan. 18, 2018
“While no member of our community seems to be safe in these times, I do want my students to know that I’m going to fight for them,” said Lal, who supervises UC Berkeley law students at the East Bay Community Law Center.
Prerna Lal quoted by Berkeleyside, Jan. 17, 2018
“Law and justice prevailed today,” Lal tweeted. “Luis Mora has been granted the absolute minimum bond and we’re heading to [Immigration Customs and Enforcement] to pay it now so he is released today.” Later in the morning, she said the attorney overseeing Mora’s case was in court, so the release might be postponed.
Leti Volpp quoted by The Daily Californian, Jan. 17, 2018
For those who may be affected by the raid, Volpp recommends that they remain silent, ask to speak with a lawyer and not sign any documents before first speaking to a lawyer, among other things.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by McClatchyDC.com, Jan. 16, 2018
“Trump is going to have an enormous effect on the 9th Circuit,” said Erwin Chemerinsky. … “Trump right now can fill about 20 percent of the seats on the court, and he still has at least three years left in his term. He could dramatically alter the composition of the court.”
Tejas Narechania quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 16, 2018
The states filed a brief protective petition … said Tejas N. Narechania. … “This is just to make sure that the suing states don’t miss their opportunity to challenge the rules, and to make sure that they have some say over where the case will be heard. It looks like the court of appeals that hears this case will be determined by lottery.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Jan. 16, 2018
Court records should be public documents open to public inspection. This obviously is important in cases involving a public danger, such as a defective consumer product or environmental hazard. … Secrecy in litigation is not appropriate if it keeps evidence of a public danger from public scrutiny.
Burt Neuborne quoted by AlterNet, Jan. 13, 2018
“Real democracies do not label disfavored political activity as crazy, and then move against it legally. That’s how totalitarian regimes deal with ‘aberrational’ political behavior. … The 25th Amendment is not a vehicle for buyer’s remorse.”
Daniel Farber cited by Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jan. 11, 2018
Daniel Farber … said in an email that he hadn’t reviewed the filing in detail but that at first blush it didn’t appear as if Exxon had a strong case.