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.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 30, 2018
Allowing the American people to actually see the justices at work would have many positive effects. In addition to the democratic advantages of governmental transparency, there are many educational, historical, and civic benefits to visible Supreme Court proceedings.
Andrea Roth quoted by Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2018
It’s easy to see why people would cheer the use of such tactics, Roth said. But “before we celebrate, we have to remember that the government probably looked at a lot of innocent people before getting here.”
Leti Volpp and Linda Tam quoted by The Daily Californian, April 27, 2018
The recent ruling is significant for new DACA applicants, said Leti Volpp, a professor at Berkeley Law and director of the Center for Race and Gender, in an email.
“I definitely think this is a sign and a step in the right direction,” Tam said. “The courts are watching out and making sure that people’s rights are properly vindicated.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by KTVU.com, April 26, 2018
The ultimate decision he said, “comes down to what the majority of the Supreme Court will hold and I think that will be a very close question.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Daily Post, April 26, 2018
Chemerinsky said Lemley and the recall campaign are cherry picking six cases out of Persky’s 15-year career as a judge. During that time he has handled more than 2,000 cases. Chemerinsky also said by recalling Persky judges will constantly be looking over their shoulder and handing down harsher sentences, which will likely affect Latinos and African American defendants more than white defendants.
Holly Doremus quoted by Bloomberg, April 25, 2018
“There’s no question it will be a huge fight,” says Holly Doremus, a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley who specializes in environmental law. “We don’t exactly know the boundaries of what the state can do.”