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Faculty in the News

2017-2018 Academic Year


  • John Matsusaka

    Bloomberg BNA

    July 19, 2017

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka, director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute, was quoted on the effectiveness of ballot measures for enacting conceptual issues compared to regulatory issues. “In my mind, ballot propositions are good for conceptual issues—do you want to limit your property taxes, or do you want to have the death penalty or not,” Matsusaka said. “I don’t think it’s good for detailed regulatory structures.”

  • Gregory Keating

    San Diego Tribune

    July 17, 2017

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted about a lawsuit alleging 37 oil and gas companies are responsible for the sea level rise in certain California coastal counties. “I don’t think this is crazy, but it’s a long shot,” said Keating. “The hard thing is these defendants don’t just directly emit the fossil fuel into the atmosphere. They do things like sell gasoline to people who drive automobiles and put emissions into the air that way.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Billboard

    July 17, 2017

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of law was highlighted as one of the top schools in the country to study music law. The list noted Gould's Media, Entertainment & Technology Law program added a music law course to its curriculum this past year. The story also noted USC's law school hosts the annual USC Institute on Entertainment Law & Business.

  • Jean Reisz

    Voice of America

    July 13, 2017

    Re: Jean Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted on legal challenges to several of President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities. "The Trump order to bar funding to sanctuary cities is one of three executive orders that have been temporarily blocked or rolled back by the courts. This may be a pattern," said Reisz

  • Michael Chasalow

    San Francisco Chronicle

    July 13, 2017

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was interviewed about the likelihood of creditors filing claims to the U.S. assets of struggling Chinese technology company LeEco. “It’s not going to be clear who is first in line and who might get paid first. It might not even be Vizio,” Chasalow said. “What is clear is that LeEco is really struggling right now.”

  • Rebecca Brown

    LA Weekly

    July 13, 2017

    Re: Rebecca Brown

    Rebecca Brown was quoted on the chances that a recently filed article of impeachment will move forward against President Trump. "It takes a majority of the House to approve articles of impeachment, and two-thirds of the Senate," Brown said. "You can see from those numbers it's unlikely. We haven't seen any indication of Republican support for this yet."

  • Sam Erman

    KNX-AM

    July 12, 2017

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed on an effort to begin filing articles of impeachment against President Trump.

  • Jonathan Barnett

    Forbes

    July 12, 2017

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett and a colleague published an op-ed on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that favors older, more formal patent law over current innovation economy realities. "The Court’s formalistic reasoning stands far removed from the transactional intricacies of 21st-century technology markets," they wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odesa American

    July 7, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary about bringing civility back to politics. “Sen. Susan Collins is right,” Estrich affirmed. “After President Donald Trump’s vulgar tweet Thursday morning that TV and radio host Mika Brzezinski (‘ow I.Q. crazy Mika,’ according to Trump) was ‘bleeding badly from a face lift’ while staying at Mar-a-Lago, the Republican Senator from Maine said, ‘This has to stop. We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility.’”

  • Susan Estrich

    Laconia Daily Sun

    July 7, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published an op-ed on the American dream in California. “In the 27 years I've lived here, California has become more like the rest of America, or rather, the rest of America has become more like California: diverse, multicultural, entrepreneurial, environmentally conscious,” Estrich detailed.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Wrap

    July 6, 2017

    Re: Susan Seager

    Susan Seager moderated a panel discussion on the First Amendment. Subjects explored include The White House assault on journalists, the prospect of changing our libel laws, as Trump has mentioned, the limits of free speech in the digital age, Peter Thiel and the Gawker case, fake news and the consequences it has wrought.

  • Omar Noureldin

    CNN

    July 5, 2017

    Re: Omar Noureldin

    CNN interviewed Omar Noureldin about Saudi Arabia's hegemonic goals in the region and how its blame on Qatar for supporting terrorist groups is a way to deflect from itself. "This is really a regional dispute," he said. "Saudi has never been happy with Qatar punching above its weight class so to speak. Saudi Arabia wants to be the regional hegemon."

  • Susan Estrich

    Odesa American

    July 5, 2017

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published commentary about the impact of the Senate's proposed health care bill. “The message of the Republican health care bill is clear,” said Estrich. “You have nothing to worry about — as long as you can be sure that you will always be well. And you must be employed by a company large enough and successful enough to provide health insurance, just in case somebody in the family trips and falls, or needs their appendix out, or worse.”

  • Sam Erman

    The Hill

    July 2, 2017

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted in a story on why it is likely U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts likely developed the compromise the Supreme Court handed down in its decision to review President Donald Trump's travel ban. “It had a split the baby feel to it and when the court has wanted to project some amount of unity or consensus it’s done so by ruling in these small ball ways,” said Erman.“Roberts has said he wants more consensus on the court. We know he’s trying to move the court in that direction.”

  • Elyn Saks

    The Huffington Post

    July 1, 2017

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was quoted about the importance of mental health considerations as civil rights issues. “As former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has said, mental health is today’s civil rights issue. A right to treatment will give consumers of mental health treatment the resources to thrive. And a right to have an active role in decision making will give consumers of mental health treatment a voice in their own care and will respect their dignity and autonomy. Both rights are extremely important," said Saks.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Bloomberg BNA
July 19, 2017
Re: John Matsusaka

John Matsusaka, director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute, was quoted on the effectiveness of ballot measures for enacting conceptual issues compared to regulatory issues. “In my mind, ballot propositions are good for conceptual issues—do you want to limit your property taxes, or do you want to have the death penalty or not,” Matsusaka said. “I don’t think it’s good for detailed regulatory structures.”

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Gillian Hadfield
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"Silly Rules," Workshop of the Center for Human-Compatible Artificial Intelligence, University of California, Berkeley, CA.

Gillian Hadfield
May, 2017

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