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  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    November 20, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed criticizing Rudy Guiliani's handling of President Trump's post-election legal efforts. "Rudy was always an attention hog, taking credit for things he had nothing to do with," she wrote. "This time, as he himself has made clear, he has a great deal to do with everything that is slowing down the orderly transition of power, which is the hallmark of a democracy." The op-ed also appeared in The Joplin Globe.

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    November 19, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the implications of the end of the Trump presidency. "Make no mistake: Trump will move out of the White House, but he won’t go far. He will create his own shadow White House, complete with the scary right-wingers he would never disavow," she wrote. "The emperor may be naked and the senators may be afraid to tell him, but on court days, he’ll need to get dressed."

  • Franita Tolson

    KCRW

    November 18, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about what’s left of the Trump campaign’s lawsuits contesting Joe Biden’s win. "Everyday Americans aren't reading legal pleadings so they don't know how thin these claims are — they may have no sense of what's really at stake in these disputes, and so bringing all of these lawsuits creates this smoke that suggests that maybe there's some there there when, in fact, there's not."

  • Thomas Lenz

    Law360

    November 18, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about the Supreme Court decision to hear a challenge to a regulation requiring growers to allow organizers on their property under the California farmworker union law. "Agricultural workplaces being outside of NLRA, I think that this is going to be something where it may well inform how the labor agencies look at this issue in the future, particularly as states try to drill down and perhaps expand their regulation of labor relations," he said. "I think to the extent that there is a constitutional lens focused in on these issues, state and local governments are going to be looking closely."

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    KPCC Take Two

    November 17, 2020

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed about an NY federal judge's ruling that acting homeland security secretary Chad Wolf was unlawfully appointed therefore any polices enacted under him — like limits to the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival program — are invalid. "We have nine weeks until the inauguration of a new president, then we have a change in fenestration, which may reinstate the DACA program in its original state," she said.

  • John Matsusaka

    CapRadio

    November 13, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was interviewed about the passage of Proposition 14 in California, which calls for the state to issue $5.5 billion in bonds for stem cell research. "“There’s many useful things you might want to do research on, is this the one you want to put so much money into?” he said. “This was an interest group who said they wanted to carve out one thing for themselves … which raises some questions.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    November 13, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed suggesting that President Trump's last chance is to focus on the economy. "Trump cannot sue his way back to the presidency. At some point, he will run out of lawyers willing to make fools of themselves, or worse, with no prospect of payment," she wrote. "What he can do is make his last two months in office count, not by bringing more lawsuits, not by purging his enemies, but by focusing every day on making the economy stronger."

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    November 12, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed reflecting on President Trump's loss to former Vice President Biden in the 2020 presidential election. "It appears Biden won this election; the federal judiciary will not save Trump," she wrote. "After all, no president has sustained a more concerted assault on the judiciary in this country. Was he really expecting a thank you?

  • Franita Tolson

    The Guardian

    November 12, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in an article about how President Trump's election attacks sow distrust and pose U.S. security threats. “What does that do to our democracy as we play out this process? What does it do to the belief in the system when 70 million people think the election was stolen,” Tolson said. “To me that’s the danger of this narrative, that’s the danger of this litigation.”

  • Thomas Lenz

    LA Times

    November 11, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was quoted in an article about if Major League Baseball will mandate players to take a coronavirus vaccine. Lenz said, "I think the employer has a duty to provide a safe working environment to everyone. To the extent that someone does not get the vaccine, I think the employer would be taking a risk by allowing an individual who has not been vaccinated to be on the field with someone who has.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Spectrum News 1

    November 9, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about how election results have put LA County at the forefront of criminal justice reform. “This election in L.A. County put [it] at the very vanguard of criminal justice reform nationwide,” he said. “I can’t overstate what a major deal this has been for national politics and criminal justice matters.”

  • Franita Tolson

    Los Angeles Times

    November 6, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson wrote an op-ed arguing that voter suppression and disenfranchisement should be a postmortem focus of the 2020 election. "Indeed, it would be unfortunate if this election’s milestones are overshadowed by America’s failure to protect the right to vote," she wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    KNX 1070

    November 6, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about LA district attorney Jackie Lacey's concession to George Gascón. "She tried to make social identify an issue but the problem was people of her same social identity were on the other side of the issue saying 'you haven't done enough for your community,'" he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KCRW

    November 6, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about George Gascón's victory over Jackie Lacey in the LA district attorney race. “His victory was the result of strong grassroots organizing by Black Lives Matter LA,” Armour said. “I really see it as a triumph of the possibility of protests in the street translating to real action at the ballot box.”

  • Susan Estrich

    The Joplin Globe

    November 6, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the integrity of the judiciary, post-election. "Before a single vote was counted, President Donald Trump made clear that he expects the courts to save him from the people," she wrote. "He would destroy the legitimacy of the courts if he could, if that's what it takes to, in the words of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, 'flip the results.'"

  • Franita Tolson

    CNN

    November 5, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about the series of lawsuits being filed by the Trump campaign against key battleground states. "I suspect that a big goal of this litigation is, in the short term, to change the narrative" from a potential Biden win to a conversation about election mismanagement or even fraud, she said. Tolson was also quoted in FOX40 and Latin Post.

  • Franita Tolson

    89.3 KPCC Take Two

    November 4, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed on the state of affairs after the election. "We knew going into this that it would take some time," she said. "We had an unprecedented number of people voting by mail, we're in the middle of a global pandemic — yet we pulled off an election in which more people voted in raw numbers than any election in our history."

  • Jody David Armour

    Chestnut Post

    November 3, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was featured in a panel discussing the final days before the election, Donald Trump's presidency and what voters should be doing to hold elected officials accountable beyond Nov. 3. "I was thinking about the activists in the streets over six weeks — day in, day out here in LA — and their hopes, and dreams and aspirations for change," he said. "We often told them 'just vote.' They saw that that vote didn't necessarily translate into change in California when it came to criminal justice matters."

  • Franita Tolson

    New York Times

    November 3, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson wrote an op-ed about the upcoming presidential election, drawing connections between it and elections in the past. "More than any other contest, the 1876 election shows us that our laws and democratic institutions have not always been up to the task of resolving an election crisis," she wrote. "We still face the prospect that consequential decisions may fall to a single person — be it a candidate, a governor, a legislator or an election official — who may have to decide between party and country in resolving a contested election.

  • Thomas Lenz

    Northern California Record

    November 2, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about how people who experience lingering effects from COVID-19 that make it difficult for them to perform their jobs may be afforded accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act. “The ADA is a law that really approaches each case based upon that employee’s unique circumstances,” he said. “So an employer is going to need to look at whatever the specifics are with that particular employee’s job duties and job description, to determine what the essential functions are for that job.”

  • Michael Simkovic

    The Wall Street Journal

    November 2, 2020

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic wrote an op-ed arguing that valuation disputes do not have to make corporate bankruptcy expensive and arbitrary. “Except when carefully overseen by exceptionally sophisticated judges, such disputes also risk producing arbitrary outcomes, driven more by persuasiveness of lawyers and experts than by the underlying facts," he wrote. "On the other hand, market-based analysis is relatively quick, objective, inexpensive and has many advantages over more traditional approaches.” This article is behind a paywall.

  • Franita Tolson

    Election Law Blog

    November 1, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson wrote an op-ed about her thoughts and feelings on the upcoming general election. She wrote, "I am not worried about Tuesday. There will be litigation, divisive rhetoric, and legitimacy concerns surrounding this election, but it is still highly likely that, like the last 230 years, a President will emerge from the ashes of this dumpster fire. I am worried about the after."

  • Gregory Keating

    Yahoo

    October 30, 2020

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted in an article about the possible legal implications that might happen as a result of Justin Turner returning to the field after the Dodgers won the World Series. Keating said, "Touching someone else when you know you have a highly transmissible, dangerous disease and might infect them is contact that a jury could very well find to be ‘offensive.'"

  • Jody David Armour

    CalMatters

    October 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted for CalMatters newsletter about the race for L.A. district attorney. "It used to be something prideful, to have police union endorsements. Now it may be stigmatized," he said. Armour was originally quoted in the Los Angeles Times.

  • John Matsusaka

    Bloomberg Government

    October 28, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was interviewed on billionaires' efforts to sway voters on ballot initiatives. Illinois "has never come close to putting that kind of money behind a campaign,” he said of big-spenders on both sides of a tax question.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    October 26, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about what Republicans are so afraid of in terms of the upcoming general election. Estrich wrote, "This is not a normal time. More people than ever are trying to vote remotely. And safely. They Republicans would prefer they stay that way."

  • John Matsusaka

    Stat News

    October 26, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted in an article about how voters are set to decide whether or not California will be able to afford stem cell research. "Everyone is having to tighten their belts,” Matsusaka said. “Some may wonder if this is a ‘luxury’ investment that ought to be put on hold for now.”

  • Susan Estrich

    The Joplin Globe

    October 26, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about learning how to feels to be racially discriminated against and what that experience is like. Estrich wrote, "Every year, I ask my students how many of them have been stopped by the police. Year after year, every Black man in the class raises his hand."

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Spectrum News 1

    October 26, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was interviewed on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just days before the presidential election. "I think history will judge this moment very unkindly as a moment of a clear attempt to subvert democracy," she said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Washington Post

    October 22, 2020

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited in an op-ed about how companies in the United States who do not pay taxes are able to get away with it. Kleinbard was cited as the former chief of staff of the congressional Joint Committee on Taxation.

  • John Matsusaka

    The Hill

    October 22, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka wrote an op-ed arguing that the issue of abortion should be settled through a democratic process rather than by judges. "If Americans chose abortion policy democratically, it’s a safe guess that the United States would end up with a policy similar to those found in most European countries, where abortion is allowed early in pregnancy and prohibited late in pregnancy," he wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    Delaware Public Media

    October 21, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour participated in a podcast about Black Lives Matters activist in Los Angeles who are pushing to vote out Los Angeles prosecutor, Jackie Lacey. Armour said, "But her strongest critics are also Black women. And so there's growing understanding that representational politics alone are not enough."

  • Jody David Armour

    The Appeal

    October 21, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article about how the Los Angeles County election could have a big effect on criminal justice reform. Armour, who will be voting for Holly Mitchell as supervisor, said, "She’s been a leader … she’s showing the kind of moral and policy convictions that you really want in a county supervisor, who may be in this job 12 years."

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Religion News Service

    October 19, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg wrote an expert analysis about the history of the intersection between religion and the U.S. Supreme Court. "As a scholar who has studied the intersection of faith and law, I know that religion has always played a strong role in shaping the composition of the United States Supreme Court," she wrote. "The specific nature of that influence, however, has changed over time." The expert analysis also appeared in Church Leaders and Yahoo! Sports. It originally appeared in The Conversation.

  • Susan Estrich

    FOX 40

    October 18, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed in a segment about the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Estrich said, "What we've learned about Judge Barrett is that she is very wise because she made no mistakes. And last week you saw her on display, and you learned absolutely nothing, except that maybe she'll put things to the side or maybe not. We'll see her in the court soon." The interview also appeared on KTLA.

  • Sam Erman

    USA Today

    October 17, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted in an article about why Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's had. Erman said he was struck by the Democrats’ sense of “resignation” throughout the hearings. “There simply were not the votes to stop these from going through,” he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    October 16, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about how deadly violence can erupt from minor infractions, especially when committed by people who are Black or Latinx. “It really robs people of their full participation in core community activities,” he said. “It starts to make second-class citizens out of people in stereotyped groups.”

  • Yasmine McMorrin

    Spectrum News 1

    October 15, 2020

    Re: Yasmine McMorrin

    Yasmine McMorrin was interviewed about her campaign for a City Council seat in Culver City. “I’m showing up wholeheartedly. It matters who makes these decisions and who they have in mind,” she said.

  • Franita Tolson

    The Christian Science Monitor

    October 15, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about the accuracy of how ballots are cast and counted in the upcoming presidential election. “Mistakes will happen,” she said. “That’s the importance of giving time to count the vote and to get an accurate count.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    October 13, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about President Trump's refusal to tell the truth and clear the air about COVID-19. "We need to hear the truth from the president," she wrote. "He must find his voice to save what is left of the tattered trust between the leaders and his people."

  • David B. Cruz

    The Recorder/Law.com

    October 8, 2020

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz wrote an op-ed asserting that a recent op-ed written by Stanford Law Professor Michael McConnell claiming the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court will not threaten abortion rights is misleading. “This argument that abortion rights will continue to be upheld doesn’t survive elementary math ... The fact that the four liberals were joined by Chief Justice Roberts in striking down the law challenged in June Medical does not mean that any of the other conservative Justices would do so – especially since the four on the Court were unwilling to do so this summer,” Cruz wrote.

  • Thomas Lenz

    Bisnow

    October 7, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about a dispute over a commission at a real estate brokerage. Lenz discussed workplace arbitration in non-union workplaces.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    October 7, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich's op-ed was mentioned in a letter to the editor which opposes her conclusion that Daniel Cameron was the reason the Breonna Taylor grand jury did not indict the officers. "The decision was based on the facts, not opinion," wrote Tom Horstman.

  • Jonathan Barnett

    The Hill

    October 6, 2020

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett wrote an op-ed about 'unfair use,' democracy and the Supreme Court in relation to the upcoming Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. case. "This Silicon Valley showdown provides the Supreme Court with the opportunity to break its silence and revisit the lower courts’ remaking of the fair use exemption," he wrote.

  • Stephen M. Rich

    Law360

    October 6, 2020

    Re: Stephen M. Rich

    Stephen Rich was interviewed about the implication of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's potential confirmation on affirmative action on the upcoming Harvard case. "The fact there is no circuit split on affirmative action decreases the likelihood that the top court will take the Harvard case or another like it. A hypothetical Justice Barrett may not want to take up the issue unless she has an idea how she would rule, which she may not," he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    The Wall Street Journal

    October 6, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about people from both political parties volunteering to monitor voting and concerns about the potential for violence and intimidation. "[The president’s comments create] a high possibility that a lot of people will turn out thinking they could just watch the polls, without a clear understanding of what a poll watcher actually does,” she said. “It could lead to some chaos.”

  • Thomas Lenz

    Northern California Record

    October 5, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about the different legal avenues businesses will need to consider for workplace vaccination policies. “If the vaccine is not adequately tested, to require it may be inviting claims for causing unsafe situations and harm to their employees,” he said. “Employers are really going to need to stay tuned to developments with research and testing of different vaccines because some may be more effective than others.”

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    October 4, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed arguing that the reason the Breonna Taylor grand jury did not indict the officers involved was simple: Daniel Cameron, the attorney general of Kentucky. "The grand jury didn't decide to let the officers get away with murder; that was Cameron's call, as he acknowledges himself, and even the release of the evidence presented doesn't tell you much about the deliberations themselves, where the grand jury gave the prosecutor what he had asked for," she wrote. The op-ed also appeared in The Herald Ledger.

  • Franita Tolson

    NNY360

    October 4, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about mail-in voting restrictions ahead of the upcoming presidential election. “The broader point is questioning the legitimacy of the election — that’s the end goal,” she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    KNX-AM

    October 3, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about six new felony charges for sex crimes against Harvey Weinstein. "Harvey Weinstein is unlikely ever to see the light of day," she said. "Today, at least, some of his victims got to feel like there was some justice in this system and hopefully that will send a message to other victims to come forward."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    October 2, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the first presidential debate. She argued that viewers should not blame the moderator, Chris Wallace, for the way the debate went. "When the president of the United States takes over the floor and decides to ignore the rules and rant about whatever he chooses, you can't expect the moderator to stop him," she wrote. "The only way to stop him is to vote." The op-ed also appeared in Opelika-Auburn News.

  • Franita Tolson

    Bloomberg

    October 2, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted about Trump's campaign to restrict voting by mail during the upcoming presidential election cycle. “The broader point is questioning the legitimacy of the election — that’s the end goal,” she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Orion

    October 1, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour explained Wanton Endangerment in an article on how to hold police accountable for their brutality, especially in regards to the Breonna Taylor case. “It means you’re not guilty or accused of causing a death,” he said. “You’re just accused of generating excessive risks. You were wanton in your disregard of the risk of death or serious bodily injury that you were generating, but we’re not saying that those risks resulted in any death.”

  • John Matsusaka

    KCRW

    October 1, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka's ideas from his book, "Let the People Rule," were mentioned in a discussion about direct democracy. “I find it remarkable that the United States, the country that pioneered democracy and proved that a government created and controlled by ordinary people could succeed, has never allowed its citizens to vote on a single national issue,” Matsusaka wrote. Matsusaka was also quoted in The Mercury News.

  • John Matsusaka

    Desert Sun

    October 1, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted in an article about a plan to adopt direct democracy at a national level. Matsusaka said, "I find it remarkable that the United States, the country that pioneered democracy and proved that a government created and controlled by ordinary people could succeed, has never allowed its citizens to vote on a single national issue."

  • Franita Tolson

    Buzzfeed

    October 1, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in an article about the President telling supporters to go "watch" polling places. Tolson said, "Nothing is universal," in relation to how many states require election observers to be trained.

  • Jody David Armour

    Washington Post

    September 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about a woman's arrest after she allegedly drove into counter-protesters at her anti-racism rally because she felt threatened. “What you have is bookend cases to compare when two alleged perpetrators can each claim some kind of self defense or duress as an excuse for what they did,” Armour said, comparing the case to a similar one in which the perpetrator was not arrested after driving into anti-police brutality protesters. “It does seems the officers are giving more deference to the claim of the pickup truck driver and less to her.”

  • Jody David Armour

    The Hour

    September 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about a California prosecutor's decision to charge the organizer of an anti-racism rally with attempted murder for driving her car into counter-protesters. “When you’re talking about attempted murder, you’re talking a requirement that the state prove that ... she drove into the crowd with the true purpose to cause someone’s death,” he said. “That says something about their motivations, their character, their state of mind. It’s a value judgment. It’s a moral judgment.” Armour was also quoted in WFMJ-TV, USA Today and KETV.

  • Jody David Armour

    Mel Magazine

    September 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on why body cams will not eliminate police brutality. "It wouldn't have made a difference had officers been wearing body cams at the time of their raid on Breonna [Taylor]'s home," he said. "She was killed by the bad legal precedent and bad police policy. As long as the law allows them to do what they did, what difference can body cams make?"

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    September 28, 2020

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed suggesting that President Trump's tax avoidance, which was recently uncovered by The New York Times, tells a greater story of debt and desperation. "For the whole time he has been living rent free in the White House, Trump has been a desperate man, facing massive debts and looking for someone else to pay them off," he wrote. His op-ed was also mentioned in a CNN column about a deluge of news about President Trump, including the NY Times investigation about his taxes.

  • Sam Erman

    Bloomberg

    September 26, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Bloomberg quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on whether the religion of a Supreme Court nominee impacts their legal judgment and public perception of their partisanship.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    September 25, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about packing the Supreme Court and what it might mean if six conservatives sit on the Court. Estrich wrote, "It is heartbreaking to know that after years of fighting to move things forward, to fight racism, to protect women and minorities, to provide health care for all, the clock will now be turned back." The op-ed also appeared in The Olelika-Auburn and The Daily Herald.

  • Jody David Armour

    Business Insider Australia

    September 24, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in Business Insider Australia's article on explaining what the wanton endangerment charge against an officer involved in Breonna Taylor's killing meant and symbolized. "What they’re saying is that he is guilty of generating excessive risk of harm to others... they’re saying, ‘we’re not saying that there was anything wrongful about what happened to Breonna Taylor, the victim herself. The shooting into her apartment was justified. We’re saying the shooting into the other apartment may not have been justified,'” he said. Armour was also quoted in MSN.

  • Jody David Armour

    Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

    September 24, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on the Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod Podcast on the lack of charges against the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. "As a law professor I teach my students that ethics are important to lawyers... It is especially disturbing for me to see the attorney general mislead the American public that way" regarding Breonna Taylors death, he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTTV-TV

    September 24, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the grand jury decision in the murder of Breonna Taylor by white police officers. "Our laws, as much as anything or anyone else caused Breonna Taylor's death," he said.

  • Clare Pastore

    Business Insider

    September 24, 2020

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was interviewed about the accessibility of state election websites to people who are blind or visually impaired. "Website access is one of the frontiers of disability rights litigation these days although of course, the ADA does not speak explicitly about the web since it was passed in the 1990s, before the web was a thing for the public," she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC Take Two

    September 23, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on KPCC's Take Two Podcast regarding the Louisville Grand Jury ruling to not charge police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor. "The real tragedy that this case points out- not just the racism within the encounter- but also that we have forced entry raids to enforce drug laws- that is the deeply racist part that I think we should not lose sight of," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTTV-TV Los Angeles

    September 23, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on KTTV-TV Los Angeles regarding his thoughts on the decision to not file serious charges against the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. This is a critical decision after a long hot summer of frustration and I think there will be a lot more frustration by people who want to see some kind of homicide liability in this charge... I think many people will be left unsatisfied by that result," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KNBC-TV Los Angeles

    September 23, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on KNBC-TV Los Angeles on the lack of charges against the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's murder. "This case really illustrates what a lot of people are saying: Why are we continuing a war on drugs? This woman is dead now, this door was kicked in as part of a drug raid. We need to rethink our criminal justice policies" he said.

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Bloomberg Tax

    September 22, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was quoted in an article about whether or not religious judges can keep their faith separate from their rulings. Stolzenberg said, “[Amy Barrett] is being selected to fulfill a half century campaign to take back the courts, to return religion to the public square, to dismantle a style of secularist constitutional interpretation that religious conservatives find objectionable."

  • Franita Tolson

    The New Yorker

    September 21, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in the New Yorker about the legal challenges likely to follow the 2020 presidential election. “You will still see many claims that absentee ballots have been wrongly rejected, and those will lead to court cases," Tolson said. "The fact that we are generating lots of voting by mail will generate a lot of litigation.”

  • Sam Erman

    KNBC-TV

    September 21, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed by KNBC-TV about religious qualifications for federal employees, including judges. Erman said, "That's something we have seen in the past, like the Catholic sentiment for instance where people who were Catholic would do what the Pope said than what the Constitution said."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    September 21, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the upcoming presidential election, arguing that President Trump could win — it will not be a landslide. "This is not one of those elections where we need a president as good as his people, although we surely do," she wrote. "We need people who will be smarter than their president and their favorite news anchor give them credit for."

  • Sam Erman

    KABC-TV

    September 18, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed on KABC-TV about what comes next after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "We are about to enter a fierce fight over the future of the court. As you know, it is closely divided, and this is a moment to tip or sustain that balance," Erman said. He was also interviewed on KNX 1070 AM.

  • Franita Tolson

    The New York Times

    September 17, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in an article highlighting the difficulties former felons face when trying to re-gain their right to vote, especially in Florida, where former felons must pay heavy fines to re-gain their access to polls. “That was the whole point of poll taxes in the post-Reconstruction era: It was about keeping people away from the polls, not about paying the tax,” she said.

  • Andrew T. Guzman

    AP News

    September 16, 2020

    Re: Andrew T. Guzman

    Andrew Guzman was quoted about a generous $1 million gift from USC Gould alumnus and tax law attorney David Howard (JD 1970) and his wife, Susan, to establish a new scholarship for USC Gould students who self-identify as the first in their family to graduate from college and pursue an advanced degree.“This gift not only demonstrates the strength of the Gould Trojan Family during a critical time in our history, but also reflects a firm belief in the talent of our students, regardless of their background,” said Dean Andrew T. Guzman. The story was also posted in Yahoo! Finance, The Chronicle Tribune, The Wabash Plain Dealer, The Bakersfield Californian, and The Valdosta Daily Times

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    September 15, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed on the Tom Bradley effect and its implications for the upcoming election. "The results in 2016 prove that much" she said, "The polls showing Clinton well ahead were right in capturing what Americans were willing to say. The fact that they were equally consistently wrong in predicting the actual outcome tells you only that people were lying, not that pollsters can't count."

  • Jody David Armour

    Davis Vanguard Everyday Injustice

    September 15, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed in a podcast about racist symbols and language, mass incarceration and concentrated poverty. "My dad was able to appeal his way out of prison using just language. I came to appreciate the power of word work through his example," he said on the title of his new book, "N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law."

  • Jody David Armour

    Spectrum News 1 SoCal

    September 15, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour discussed the content of his new book, "N*gga Theory" and highlighted the Chris Rock comedy segment that influenced the title of the book and identified the us verses. them mentality in the Black community. "It's rooted in the politics of respectability approach to the Black community" he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    CNN

    September 12, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed in article debunking the claim that a fair election system requires the announcement of a presidential winner on election night. "There is no legal requirement that states announce the winner of their popular vote on election night," she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    September 11, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the different approaches that the Trump campaign has been taking to tackle more swing states. Estrich said, "What is harder for many Democrats is to understand how Trump is only 7 points behind and is supported by almost as many voters in key states as Biden. The cities may not be burning, but Trump could still win." The op-ed also appeared in the Daily Herald and thyblackman.com.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Law360

    September 11, 2020

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    The late Edward Kleinbard was quoted in an article about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's strategy to reframe the debate about taxes by tying the issue more closely to the programs and services that new revenue would fund. "Our greatest public finance policy mistake over the last few decades has been to obsess over tax policy, while simultaneously failing to have serious and rational debates over spending policy," Kleinbard wrote in his 2014 book, "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money." This article is behind a paywall.

  • Jody David Armour

    Toure Show

    September 11, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour participated in The Toure Show to talk about his father. Armour talked about how his father studied law in prison to find a better life. "Not only was he writing his own writ habeas corpus, but also representing himself pro se through the State system," said Armour. "His case is what helped me get caught up in all the law and language that I know now."

  • Franita Tolson

    WHYY NPR

    September 10, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed on the misinformation and legal challenges being placed on voting in the current political climate. "Article 2 gives State Legislatures the power to decide how electors are allocated, states are free to enfranchise citizens to vote for those electors but they can also chose those electors them themselves" she said.

  • Anitha Cadambi

    LLM Guide

    September 10, 2020

    Re: Anitha Cadambi

    Anitha Cadambi is quoted in an article highlighting the different ways legal programs are reaching students this semester such as in-person, online only, or a hybrid of the two. "This mimics legal practice, creating opportunities for students to work on a contract together, negotiating terms or drafting relevant clauses" said Cadambi in regards to online learning. "Online learning is a great place for innovation."

  • Susan Estrich

    Opelika-Auburn News

    September 10, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about Joe Biden's choice for Vice President in Kamala Harris. Estrich wrote, "Biden had already announced that he would choose a woman, and it's been clear for some time that he had to pick a Black woman. There were too many Black women on the list to find none of them qualified. This was the year."

  • Camille Gear Rich

    CNN

    September 8, 2020

    Re: Camille Gear Rich

    Camille Gear Rich co-wrote an op-ed about how President Trump is blaming voter fraud for losing him the popular vote. "Trump had bogusly argued that voting by non-citizens robbed him of the popular vote victory in 2016, Rich wrote. "Many observers have called out his crusade for what it truly is -- an effort to suppress the votes of people of color, young people, and the poor."

  • Jody David Armour

    89.3 KPCC AirTalk

    September 8, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on his latest book “N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law," which discusses racial language, critical race theory and criminal justice reform. "When we're talking about Blacks who are engaging in criminal conduct, we're talking about truly disadvantaged Blacks for the most part," he said.

  • Jonathan Handel

    Variety

    September 8, 2020

    Re: Jonathan Handel

    Jonathan Handel was quoted by Variety regarding his new position as an outside special counsel for SAG-AFTRA. "This is a time of enormous economic and technological challenge for all SAG-AFTRA members" he said. "I hope to make an enduring contribution to their careers, well-being and basic dignity." The story was also covered by Deadline. The article also appeared in the Hollywood Reporter

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    September 4, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about a woman who was barred from voting in California because she was on maternity leave. "It should go without saying that if a new mother is called upon to vote on important legislation, the rules should provide for her to do so," Estrich wrote. "So long as that environment is secure, that is enough -- more than enough."

  • Jody David Armour

    Cal Matters

    September 1, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on the lack of police reform bills passed by California Legislatures despite widespread support. “We wag our fingers piously at protesters and tell them to cast a ballot, just go vote, that’s more productive and reasonable to get what you want in the way of real reform,” he said. “If the Legislature can’t deliver it, what does that say about the efficacy of the ballot?”

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    September 1, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed comparing the differences between Kimberly Guilfoyle and Nancy Regan, and how they speak to greater differences between the parties and politics. "Of course, Guilfoyle got exactly what she wanted: attention. So many people crave it. Nancy Reagan did not" she said. The op-ed was also posted in the West Central Tribune.

  • Mark Litwak

    Backstage

    August 31, 2020

    Re: Mark Litwak

    Mark Litwak was interviewed about how entertainment lawyers assist filmmakers. "We work primarily with producers and production companies but some of our producers are also writers, directors, and performers," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTLA-TV

    August 30, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on the protests that have resumed across the country after the shooting of Jacob Blake. "It just seems like we're stuck in this racial injustice Groundhog Day," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTTV-TV

    August 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about protests at the private homes of LA public officials. "The idea is to shut it down. Disrupt. That is, cut through our collective complacency about racial injustice and the pain and suffering that it's causing and then compel some uncomfortable conversations," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KCAL

    August 28, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article about sports' leagues supporting professional athletes in their boycotts of games to fight for racial injustice. Armour said, "We’re witnessing a melding of the Black Lives Matter movement and its spirit and that spirit is being channeled by the athletes."

  • Thomas Lenz

    New York Times

    August 27, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was quoted in an article about whether or not the NBA's boycott of games is considered a strike or boycott. Lenz said, "If players have a scheduled game and they aren’t going to play because we have an issue we want to protest, that’s a strike."

  • Thomas Lenz

    Los Angeles Times

    August 26, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed in an article about multiple NBA teams' refusal to take the court to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The article argues that "boycott" is not the correct term to describe the teams' decisions. “When employees decide to withhold their services that is technically strike activity," he said. “The employer would have a right to potentially take action on employees who violate the no strike clause. But I can’t imagine the league is going to want to do that, particularly when the message that the players are stating very clearly — even through the league itself — is that Black lives matter and addressing the crisis of racial injustice.”

  • Jody David Armour

    US News & World Report

    August 26, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed as part of a new series on inequality and how people of color are affected in areas like health care, education and the criminal justice system. Video requires registration to view.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Arizona Republic

    August 25, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was cited in an article arguing that a successful Republican convention will not distract from "bad realities." “[The campaign strategy] was probably less important than Ronald Reagan, the economy and world peace,” she said after the election of George H.W. Bush.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Sunday Mail

    August 23, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about how women are sometimes cold to fellow women being promoted in the workplace because of the "power dead-even rule,” a phenomenon that demands balance in relationships, power and self-esteem between women. “There’s not a successful woman today who doesn’t know that sometimes women are your best friends and sometimes they are your worst enemies," she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    New York Times

    August 22, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about how a strategy used by former president George H. W. Bush may influence the upcoming presidential election. “The problem for Trump is he has yet to find his Willie Horton, as it were,” she said. “But he’s looking.”

  • Thomas Lenz

    Northern California Record

    August 20, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about legally adequate COVID-19 testing as businesses start to reopen. “One of the key things for employers is they test on a consistent basis so the manner is not going to be alleged to be discriminatory, by focusing on one protected category of people rather than another," he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    Freethoughtblogs

    August 19, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was mentioned in an article encouraging skepticism when reading about the birtherism controversy surrounding Kamala Harris. "As University of Southern California Gould School of Law professor Franita Tolson has pointed out, white supremacists have rejected the citizenship of Black officeholders since the first Black Americans were elected to Congress during Reconstruction," the article said.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Nation Start Making Sense

    August 19, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on how to radically improve the broken criminal justice system in the United States. "We need to shift our focus from retribution, retaliation and revenge — which has guided a lot of our penal policy for the last 30, 40 years and still does in a lot of ways — to redemption, rehabilitation, reconciliation and restoration."

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    August 18, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the implications President Trump's decision to slash USPS funding might have on the upcoming presidential elections. "If [the USPS] can't handle cross-town mail in July, how will it handle a flood of ballots in November?" Estrich wrote. "It won't, which is exactly what Trump wants."

  • Andrew T. Guzman

    Law.com

    August 17, 2020

    Re: Andrew T. Guzman

    Andrew Guzman was quoted in the Ahead of the Curve column about a digital discussion series developed and facilitated by deans of Law Schools to engage prospective law students. "“Everyone, when they go to law school, has a whole bunch of questions because it’s such a mysterious thing,” Guzman said. “The hope is that we can present, in as useful a way as possible." The story may be behind a paywall.

  • Jody David Armour

    KNBC-TV

    August 17, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the push for universities across the nation to address law enforcement and criminal justice curriculum on their campuses. "A lot of the students coming through our doors are the people on the vanguard of these movements, of these protests," he said. "University administrators recognize if you want to keep the classroom relevant to the real world you have to bring the real world into the classroom."

  • Susan Estrich

    The Atlantic

    August 15, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was quoted in an article about the insignificance of the U.S. political conventions and the impact that COVID-19 has on them. She said, "Do you really think the people in the middle are going to turn off Hulu and Netflix and YouTube and say, 'I want to hear another Trump speech from the White House castigating Biden?' No."

  • Ariela Gross

    KCET

    August 14, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted in an article about how USC faculty members are pushing their leadership to demand an independent investigation into allegations of Shadow and Dirt Files on colleagues. She said, "It raises serious concerns about a bureaucracy that targets faculty for investigations with no due process,” said Gross. "Allegations that complaints are being manufactured and dirt files are being kept on faculty is one that requires serious independent investigation."

  • Franita Tolson

    BBC

    August 14, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson participated in a podcast with BBC about how democratic American elections are and the upcoming 2020 primary election. "There are five states that vote entirely by mail, but generally speaking there is not much distinction between voting by mail and absentee voting," Tolson said. "There's really no evidence that voting by mail is insecure."

  • Clare Pastore

    Courthouse News Service

    August 13, 2020

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was quoted in an article about how emergency bans on foreclosures and evictions are being repealed in California. She said that the "greatest dislocation of families since the Great Depression" is looming. "It’s truly frightening, and everyone is grappling with what to do about it,” Pastore said. “The pressure is really on the Legislature to act."

  • Susan Estrich

    Opelika-Auburn News

    August 13, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the large number of people that have been gathering to party in Los Angeles and what action police have taken. She said, "Now everyone in their families are exposed to everyone they were exposed to, only their family members are more likely to die. How can people not care?"

  • Jody David Armour

    KNBC-TV

    August 11, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate. "It's an extraordinary selection in a lot of ways," he said. "It's powerfully historic, of course, and symbolic; the first black woman vice presidential candidate — heartbeat away from the presidency on the one hand. On the other hand, many people on the left who have been concerned about mass incarceration and trying to ratchet down this nation's overcommitment to criminalization are going to be concerned because Kamala Harris has a law and order, 'tough on crime' kind of background even though she embraces the 'progressive prosecutor' moniker."

  • Erik Hovenkamp

    Bloomberg Law

    August 11, 2020

    Re: Erik Hovenkamp

    Erik Hovenkamp was interviewd on the recent appeals court victory Qualcomm Inc. had over the Federal Trade Commission. "[DOJ’s head of antitrust, Makan Delrahim's] view is that the law really needs to protect the owners of standard essential patents," he said. “The DOJ will be very happy with the outcome [of the case]."

  • Clare Pastore

    CalMatters

    August 10, 2020

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore wrote an op-ed arguing that lawyers are essential to tenants facing eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "With the pandemic, lawyers are more important than ever for tenants, because the rules governing evictions and rent raises are so complex," she wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    August 10, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about a recent Beverly Hills party that ended in gunfire and warns that this behavior will prolong the pandemic. "We are not just polarized along lines of Trump or no Trump. We are a nation polarized between those who are doing everything they can to save lives and those who figure they'll make it," she wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Omaha World-Herald

    August 9, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed analyzing presidential candidate Joe Biden's options for vice president. "Most people have never heard of her," she wrote. "But the people who have worked with her and know her best — Republicans and Democrats — have enormous respect for her. And those who haven’t heard of her will be hearing quite a lot of her. There is an excellent chance that, come January, she will be the first Black woman to win a national election." The op-ed was also posted in the West Central Tribune.

  • Jody David Armour

    American Constitution Society Blog

    August 7, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour spoke in a forum hosted by the American Constitution Society, Professor Michele Goodwin and the National Black Law Students Association called "Elevating and Engaging with Black Lives on Law School Campuses." "This is the moment that you have the leverage to make a lot of those kinds of demands," he said of the changes necessary to discourage racism on law school campuses and in curriculum.

  • John Matsusaka

    CalMatters

    August 6, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was interviewed about the California Attorney General's partisan ballot labels. “I’m hoping the courts will come in and do something,” he said. “If not I’m sure we’ll have a more serious conversation about having a nonpartisan entity do this.” The story was also posted in Daily Democrat and Times of San Diego.

  • Jody David Armour

    Yahoo! Finance

    August 4, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour spoke on a panel hosted by the reform group Neighborhood Forward about the unintended consequences of a proposed menthol cigarette ban in California. "These kinds of bans and prohibitions only license the police to make more pre-text stops, and the Black community does not need more unjust interactions with police," he said. The story was also posted in EURweb, Black & Magazine and New York Amsterdam News.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    August 4, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed arguing that Trump's disregard for COVID-19 health and sanitation guidelines has caused sickness and death even within his group of supporters. "Trump's state of denial and his spread of 'scientifically fake news' to serve his politics seems to be catching up with him in the polls," she wrote. "His mishandling of both the pandemic and the economy may well lead to his defeat in November."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    July 31, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed criticizing President Trump's decision to send federal troops into Portland, Oregon. "The Constitution is not at stake," she wrote. "But the rights of black children are. Trump and his troops have disrupted, distorted and diverted attention from what has been one of the most extraordinary moments in American history."

  • John Heilman

    KNBC-TV

    July 31, 2020

    Re: John Heilman

    John Heilman was interviewed about the owner of Los Angeles-area escape rooms suing for the right to reopen after being forced to close temporarily due to COVID-19. "Purely from the legal standpoint, the legislature has given the governor broad powers in times the emergencies, and the courts have been by and large very deferential to the executive branch in times emergency," he said. "I think that some of the challenges are highlighting that particular industries or particular businesses pose a very low risk."

  • Jonathan Barnett

    The Hill

    July 30, 2020

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett wrote an op-ed about how "big" companies are not necessarily violating antitrust laws, especially when it comes to tech. "A 'big is bad' approach will soon be driven by ideology, populism and competitors’ private interests, rather than the fact-driven examination that best protects the public's interest in an efficient and innovative marketplace," he wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTTV-TV

    July 30, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the legacy of civil rights hero John Lewis. "Striving for justice, trying to overcome the biggest injustices or at least the more flagrant ones of his day, have made him a timeless figure that still speaks to us right now, as we mourn his passing," he said.

  • Andrew T. Guzman

    AP

    July 29, 2020

    Re: Andrew T. Guzman

    Andrew Guzman was quoted about a $1 million endowed gift from the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Charitable Foundation to enhance Gould's diversity efforts and provide financial support to law students. “This generous gift helps us in our journey to become a better, more inclusive institution, which in turn helps the legal profession become more diverse and more representative of the communities it serves,” he said. The story was also posted in Yahoo! Finance, the Bakersfield Californian, the Chronicle-Tribune, Odessa American, Nevada Business Magazine and the Law.com Ahead of the Curve column.

  • Jody David Armour

    KCRW

    July 28, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's announcement that Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) will become an actual bureau. "I see this kind of program as a good public relations move, no doubt. But not as a reimagining, bold, fundamental rethinking of the police," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    July 28, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the shifting demographic of protestors, suggesting that racial breakdowns in the upcoming presidential election will differ from in the past. "America is in a different place socially and politically than it was for past players of the race card," she wrote. "And there aren't enough white male voters for the old strategy to succeed."

  • Susan Estrich

    The National Interest

    July 28, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was mentioned in an article explaining how the 1988 presidential election shows Donald Trump may beat Joe Biden despite polls. "At the second debate, the Democratic nominee [Michael Dukakis] said he wouldn’t support the death penalty even if his wife was abused, raped or murdered, a response that caused voters to question his 'values and emotions,'" Estrich, his campaign director at the time, told POLITICO.

  • Clare Pastore

    CBS News

    July 25, 2020

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was interviewed on the Americans with Disabilities Act which makes sure those with disabilities are protected against discrimination and provides physical accommodations. "It really had a very broad goal, which was to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities in virtually all facets of American life," she said.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    ABC 7

    July 22, 2020

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed on the case of a young boy whose parents are fighting for humanitarian parole in order to be with him as he battles cancer in a United States hospital. "Originally, I was asking that his parents be here to help be with him while he undergoes chemotherapy and now I'm asking that his parents be allowed in so that they can see their son one final time," she said.

  • John Matsusaka

    KJZZ

    July 22, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was interviewed on how direct democracy can combat populism, with reference to his new book on the same topic: Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge. "Voters just don't trust their elected officials to have their interests. In almost any state, if you ask people, 'Who do you trust more to make laws: the legislature or the people?' you typically get around a 3 to 1; people will say the people."

  • Jody David Armour

    Spectrum News 1

    July 21, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on qualified immunity and the inability to sue law enforcement officers who violate people's rights. "If you or I do something unreasonable like commit a negligent act and violate someone's rights or harm someone, we are held to a standard of reasonableness. Under the doctrine of qualified immunity, even if a state actor like a police officer acts unreasonably and violates your constitutional rights, you have no remedy against them," he said. Armour was also interviewed for NBC4 News on Roger Stone's racial remarks

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    KNX-AM

    July 21, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was interviewed on California Governor Gavin Newsom's recent decisions regarding First Amendment freedoms. "Not only is it quite likely that they did not substantially contribute to the spread of the contagion, even if they did, they were helping to curb another legal activity," she said.

  • Franita Tolson

    89.3 KPCC AirTalk

    July 20, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed on the activism of the late Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. "I do think if you look at what's going on today in terms of the extensive voter suppression and efforts to disenfranchise us voters, I think it is indicative of why Representative Lewis continued to fight," she said.

  • Michael Chasalow

    CNBC

    July 17, 2020

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was interviewed about the impact on surrounding small businesses of colleges being unable to fully reopen in the fall due to COVID-19. "The amazing thing about college towns is the small and unique businesses that characterize those towns, but a lot of them do not have the staying power to weather a sustained economic challenge," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Erie News Now

    July 16, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was mentioned in an article about presidential campaigning. The article claims that the problem with Trump's campaign lies not in the campaign but in himself. "You can't fire the candidate, so you dump the campaign manager," Paul Begala of Erie News Now wrote. "Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis fired John Sasso, and replaced him with Susan Estrich, who went on to lose a 17-point lead in 100 days."

  • Sarah Gruzas

    Law.com

    July 15, 2020

    Re: Sarah Gruzas

    Sarah Gruzas was interviewed on the now-rescinded ICE ruling that would have barred international students from returning to the United States in the fall if their universities are not fully reopen. "USC has a large population of international students, and we really pride ourselves on welcoming them," she said. "They contribute so much value to the diversity of our student community, so it was a shock to see the original ruling came out."

  • Omar Noureldin

    NBC Philadelphia

    July 14, 2020

    Re: Omar Noureldin

    Omar Noureldin and Rebecca Brown's column, “Congress Has Constitutional Power to Set National Police Conduct Standards," was cited in an article explaining how police departments in the United States should go about reform. In the column, they suggest that Congress could build a record establishing a history and pattern of excessive use of force against people of color that violates those Fourteenth Amendment protections. The same article also appeared in NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    July 14, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about how President Trump's attitude toward COVID-19 and claims about absolute immunity may cost him the upcoming election. "President Trump's support has dropped to record-low levels, while coronavirus deaths have hit record highs," she wrote. "He has yet to acknowledge any responsibility for anything involved in the coronavirus, a stance so extreme that it appears to be costing Trump support even among white suburban voters who were responsible for his victory in 2016."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC AirTalk

    July 14, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about an upcoming case that will decide whether a juror can be struck from a jury pool for supporting Black Lives Matter. "It undermines the credibility and legitimacy of the justice system if it looks like we pick decision makers on the basis of their race," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    July 12, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed opposing President Trump's recent decision to bar international students from returning to the United States in the fall if their universities are not fully reopen. "If Donald Trump has his way, Harvard's 5,000 international students will either be deported or denied entry for the fall semester, not because they are threatening anyone but because President Trump has decided to use them as pawns to force universities to open up for in-person classes," she wrote. The same op-ed appeared in the West Central Tribune.

  • Mark Haddad

    Patch News

    July 11, 2020

    Re: Mark Haddad

    Mark Haddad was interviewed about the Trump administration's recent decision to bar international students from returning to the United States on student visas in the fall if their universities are not fully reopen. "The administration's abrupt decision to expel international students during the pandemic is gratuitously cruel to the students and would do immeasurable harm to our universities and our country," he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    The Guardian

    July 11, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about how Chief Justice John Robert's liberal streak does not ensure that he will vote the same in the case that will decide whether nearly three-quarters of a million Floridians with felony convictions can vote in the election. "The majority resolved the dispute as if we are not living through a once in a lifetime global pandemic and voters are not facing unprecedented challenges in casting ballots," she said about a voting case earlier this year. "If that was their posture in April, it is unlikely to change by November."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    New York Times

    July 10, 2020

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    An obituary for the late Edward Kleinbard appeared in the New York Times. Jesse Drucker highlighted some of Kleinbard's ideas on tax strategy. “There is a technical term economists like to use for behavior like this. Unbelievable chutzpah,” Kleinbard said in 2013 after a Senate investigation of Apple’s offshore tax strategy.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    July 9, 2020

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed arguing that President Trump should not be exempt from turning over his tax returns. "Two laws I humbly suggest: One, every President must disclose his or her tax returns. Two, every President must wear a mask in public just like everyone else," he wrote. "That wouldn't make us Finland. But it would save our courts some time, and maybe our country some lives."

  • Ariela Gross

    Daily Trojan

    July 9, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about a letter written to the administration by 382 USC faculty members that calls on USC to commit to a variety of concrete actions and plans. "We had come up with six points that we wanted to push them harder on," she said. "Why weren’t they taking a stronger stand on racial justice?"

  • David B. Cruz

    KTLA-TV

    July 9, 2020

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about the Supreme Court's recent two rulings related to the release of President Trump's tax returns and financial documents. "The real winner today probably was the rule of law in that the court reaffirmed in 7 to 2 decisions in both sets of cases — the congressional subpoenas and the New York state subpoena — that the President was not above the law, that he did not have an absolute immunity from having these documents turned over by banks or accountants that were of his financial records," he said.

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Los Angeles Times

    July 8, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg wrote an op-ed arguing that the idea of religious freedom is being used to undermine other rights. Three recent Supreme Court cases in particular have confused the idea of religious liberty and the separation between church and state. "Using the democratic process to resolve moral and policy disagreements is not discrimination, so long as every group gets due consideration," she writes.

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Variety

    July 7, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was quoted about movie theaters in New Jersey suing the state for the right to reopen after being forced to close temporarily due to COVID-19 concerns. “A world in which it makes sense for movie theaters to say they’re the victims of discrimination is a world that has lost all sense,” she said.

  • Sam Erman

    KNX-AM

    July 7, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interview on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can make presidential electors cast their ballot for the candidate who won the popular vote, as opposed to voting their conscience. "This is the kind of question where the court is able to at least reach a unanimous result if not get all nine votes behind the same opinion," he said. "It goes to questions of basic democracy."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    July 6, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed arguing that "Bar Lives Matter," the slogan being used in a suit against the state of Texas' decision to close bars due to COVID-19 concerns, distracts from more important issues and is a danger to public health. "Opening bars is a matter of life and death, but not for the bar owners who are suing. For them, it's about money, pure and simple," she wrote.

  • John Matsusaka

    The Tribune

    July 5, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka's Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge was quoted in a review of his recent book. “Everyone gets to vote today, but we don’t have much control over what the government does,” he said. “Congress makes a law and hands over the reins.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    July 4, 2020

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    An obituary for the late Edward Kleinbard appeared in The Wall Street Journal. James Hagerty of The Journal highlighted some of Kleinbard’s ideas on public policy. “Our greatest public finance policy mistake over the last few decades has been to obsess over tax policy, while simultaneously failing to have serious and rational debates over spending policy,” Kleinbard said. An obituary for Kleinbard also appeared in Market Screener.

  • Susan Estrich

    FOX Wilmington

    July 3, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed in an article that argues poll results may not guarantee success in the presidential election. "It was a question about Dukakis' values and emotions," she said about the 1988 elections. “When he responded by talking politicy, I knew we lost the election." Estrich was also quoted in NewsDio.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Crime Report

    July 2, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on how the debate on police reform will inform the outcome of the Los Angeles district attorney’s race. “It used to be something prideful, to have police union endorsements,” he said. “Now it may be stigmatized.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    July 1, 2020

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    An obituary for the late Edward Kleinbard appeared in the LA Times. Michael Hiltzik of the Times highlighted some of Kleinbard’s acerbic comments about public policy. "We are inundated today by economic noise and fog designed to generate superficially plausible rationales for what at bottom are simply jerk-like instincts," Kleinbard said. An obituary for Kleinbard also appeared in Law 360. He was also mentioned in Politico.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    July 1, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about how protests over police brutality and criminal justice reform have intensified the race for L.A. district attorney. “Those kinds of endorsements are under scrutiny now, in a way they never have been before,” he said. “It used to be something prideful, to have police union endorsements. Now it may be stigmatized.”

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Daily Herald
November 20, 2020
Re: Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed criticizing Rudy Guiliani's handling of President Trump's post-election legal efforts. "Rudy was always an attention hog, taking credit for things he had nothing to do with," she wrote. "This time, as he himself has made clear, he has a great deal to do with everything that is slowing down the orderly transition of power, which is the hallmark of a democracy." The op-ed also appeared in The Joplin Globe.

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