Ira Ellman quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, July 8, 2017
“This fixes a really terrible problem in existing law — which is the complete failure to make any distinction between people who are classified as having a sex offense,” said Ira Ellman. … “To throw them into one pot where they register until they die just makes no sense.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, July 8, 2017
The justices should have foreseen that the Trump administration would take a very restrictive approach that breaks apart families and interferes with employment and education. The travel ban is unconstitutional and illegal, and should have remained enjoined in its entirety.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for ABA Journal, July 6, 2017
Until now, the high court always has said that personal jurisdiction in a federal court is identical to the state were it sits. The conclusion in inescapable that the court has provided substantial protection for corporations—even a corporation like Bristol-Myers Squibb that engaged in a nationwide marketing campaign for its product—at the expense of injured plaintiffs.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by the Washington Examiner, July 6, 2017
While Chemerinsky said he thinks Gorsuch may prove to be more conservative than the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whose seat Gorsuch filled in April, “if Justice Kennedy leaves the court, then we will have the most conservative court there’s been since the mid-1930s.”
John Yoo co-writes for Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2017
A presidential power to create permanent national monuments flies in the face of the plain text of federal law, the conventional relationship between presidents and Congress and historical understandings of executive power. Trump has the right to reverse the national monuments created by previous presidents without an act of Congress, but by the same token, the Constitution creates a check by allowing future presidents to reverse Trump too.
Anne O’Connell quoted by CNBC, June 30, 2017
O’Connell adds that deregulation — a key plank of the Trump agenda — could be hindered by a lack of officials at executive branch agencies. Agencies looking to repeal regulations as directed by Trump need to undertake a notice and comment process during rulemaking, something that could be hurt by fewer appointees.
Franklin Zimring quoted by ABC News, June 30, 2017
Politicians of both political parties wind up passing “emotionally symbolic but operationally quite modest” proposals, he said. “That’s exactly where California is,” Zimring said. “And from the standpoint of political symbolism, having a fight on the implementation is a plus for the people who passed the law, not a minus.”
Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2017
Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor and former Supreme Court law clerk, said Kennedy is “the single most powerful public official in the United States.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Orange County Register, June 29, 2017
There always has been a sense of fragility in being part of creating something new. Yet, as I leave UCI Law School, I realize that it no longer is fragile. It is firmly established as a top law school, with a superb faculty and staff and great students. I am especially proud of its commitment to public service.
Ethan Elkind quoted by KPCC-FM, June 29, 2017
Now, the question of where to charge is a bigger issue, especially for the 40 percent of Californians who live in multi-unit apartment buildings, said Ethan Elkind. … Many of them don’t have a dedicated parking spot, which makes it difficult to charge an electric car at home. “It’s really telling that 80 percent of electric vehicle drivers live in a single-family home,” Elkind said.