Holly Doremus quoted by California Magazine, March 14, 2017
“It’s clear the administration is no fan of the EPA and its mission, and it seems highly likely that the EPA budget will be cut severely. It’s also likely that under Trump, the EPA won’t be pushing states to do what they don’t want to do. We think of California as a progressive state, but that’s not completely the case when it comes to water. The San Joaquin Valley farmers are powerful, and they want the water. Senator Feinstein wants to give them that water, and it seems likely she’ll be able to deliver more to them.”
Franklin Zimring cited by Omaha World-Herald, March 14, 2017
In his new book, “When Police Kill,” University of California, Berkeley law professor Franklin Zimring notes that Philadelphia drastically reduced the number of civilian deaths at the hands of police — from 15 in 2007 to four in 2014 and two in 2015. Yet the crime rate last year was the lowest the city had seen since 1979.
Leti Volpp quoted by Le Courrier, March 14, 2017
“It is not a question of defending cultural relativism, where criticism of other cultures would be prohibited and feminist values should be discarded. What I am suggesting is that we look at the way in which all cultures, including our own, are both patriarchal and characterized by resistance to such patriarchy.” The key to a decolonization of feminism is to “listen carefully, to become aware of one’s own limits, and not to address others convinced of one’s own superiority.”
Megan McCracken quoted by The New York Times, March 13, 2017
“The states will be watching the legal proceedings out of Ohio, but also the on-the-ground experiences out of Arkansas, Virginia and elsewhere,” said Megan McCracken, who specializes in lethal injection litigation. … “Time and time again when you see executions with midazolam, you see, at best, surprises and, at worst, very bad executions.”
Stephen Sugarman writes for RegBlog, March 13, 2017
Because vaping does not involve smoke from a burned leaf, it is dramatically less dangerous than is smoking, according to current evidence. Indeed, public health officials in the United Kingdom, estimate that vaping is 20 times less dangerous than smoking. In addition to being less dangerous than smoking, vaping also has proven to be an effective smoking-cessation strategy.
Susan Gluss quoted by The Daily Californian, March 12, 2017
Gluss said in hosting events such as this, the law school aims to inspire, educate and encourage students to dream big. According to Gluss, there was a sense of camaraderie in the hall, which showed that Sotomayor connected to the crowd well.
David Carrillo writes for San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 2017
There is only one narrow path to secession: amending the U.S. Constitution, which requires approval by two-thirds of Congress and 38 of the states. This is a high bar — it has only happened 17 times in 226 years. Calexit does nothing to start that process. And even if that overwhelming consensus could be achieved here, it would be disastrous.
Steven Davidoff Solomon quoted by TechCrunch, March 10, 2017
The challenge, says Steven Davidoff Solomon … is that “it takes time and you need a first mover.” While the structure would “motivate institutional shareholders by rewarding them,” tech companies can “be lemmings,” says Solomon. Just like Google opened the “floodgates” for dual-class voting structures, he notes, another breakout company would need to set the direction with tenured voting.
Franklin Zimring cited by The Chicago Tribune, March 10, 2017
In his new book, “When Police Kill” … law professor Franklin Zimring notes that Philadelphia drastically reduced the number of civilian deaths at the hands of police — from 15 in 2007 to four in 2014 and two in 2015. Yet the crime rate last year was the lowest the city had seen since 1979. Philadelphia, like Los Angeles, is proof that more restraint does not equal more crime.
David Carrillo quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), March 10, 2017
“Filling Justice Werdegar’s seat will create an undisputed majority of four Brown appointees,” said David A. Carrillo. … “If he keeps with past practice and appoints someone young, we could see a Brown majority on the court that lasts for 20 years. That’s a legacy.”