David Carrillo cited by The Sacramento Bee, March 9, 2017
An analysis by David A. Carrillo … shows that the justices rarely diverge, party notwithstanding. Liu, for example, has voted with Republican appointees between 92 and 98 percent of the time. Werdegar votes with Liu and Cuéllar 98 percent of the time, and 97 percent of the time with Kruger. U.S. Supreme Court justices split far more frequently.
Sonia Katyal quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, March 9, 2017
“There is a much greater number of individuals who probably would have just entered the tech sector, who are now thinking of themselves as political leaders — purely to stem the tide of what’s happening in Washington,” Katyal said.
Daniel Farber, John Yoo, and Peter Schuck interviewed by World Affairs: Conversations that Matter, March 9, 2017
Farber: “The question of whether he can terminate a treaty that’s been ratified by the Senate … is a lot harder. … As a matter of U.S. law, he can do that. The international community may or may not view that as relieving us of our international obligations. That’s a separate question.”
Yoo: “We have to separate what’s good or bad as a matter of policy, and what’s legal. They’re different things. …The President does have the legal authority to add and subtract who he wants to be his adviser in foreign or domestic policy.”
Schuck: “Congress has granted the President very broad authority in the area that was impacted by the Executive Order concerning refugees—not just refugees, but anyone coming from those countries for a period of time.”
Franklin Zimring and Jonathan Simon quoted by California Magazine, March 8, 2017
“It’s a matter of personnel more than principle,” Zimring says. “Trump wants to nominate Supreme Court justices who will push for expansion of Second Amendment interests, not limits. It can be assumed that [recent Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil] Gorsuch would move in that direction.”
“Most gun laws are written at the local level,” says Simon, “and it would take the Supreme Court a very long time to say the states can’t regulate at all. And while it’s possible a more conservative court would move more aggressively on Second Amendment cases, we’re a long way from that point.”
William Fernholz writes for The Hill, March 8, 2017
The Trump administration issued its revised immigration executive order on Monday, and it fixed errors as small as split infinitives. But did it fix the most important problem, the probable unconstitutionality of the original executive order?
Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, March 7, 2017
One has to wonder if a firm can succeed simply by cutting. To be sure, there will be some gains and value made from the cuts, but eventually part of running a business means actually building something.
Ubaldo Fernandez interviewed by KTVU, March 7, 2017
When they complained about it to the landlord and threatened to call Oakland code enforcement out, the landlord then said, ‘If you call code enforcement and continue pursuing this then I will report you to ICE. I know you’re undocumented.’”
Leti Volpp quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, March 7, 2017
“This is about the Trump administration promoting and inflaming ideas about immigrants as a danger to the American public,” Volpp said. “Honor killings are mistakenly thought to be a uniquely Muslim practice, and represent the idea of Muslim barbarity.”
David Carrillo quoted by LA Weekly, March 7, 2017
“The 17-year-old voting age will only apply to state and local elections,” he said via email. “The 26th Amendment only precludes denial by states of the right of citizens who are 18 years of age or older to vote.”
John Yoo quoted by Los Angeles Times, March 6, 2017
I think the new order will withstand judicial scrutiny. Because it grants admission to all existing visa holders and permanent resident aliens, it is difficult to see who has standing to challenge this order