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Faculty in the News

2018-2019 Academic Year


  • USC Gould School of Law

    The International Jurist

    November 14, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould's Summer Law and English (SLE) program was recognized for its "opportunities for students to engage in collaborative problem-solving exercises, small-group projects and special outings," as well as its function as a "great place to network with legal and business professionals from around the world."

  • Rebecca Lonergan

    CBS News

    November 13, 2018

    Re: Rebecca Lonergan

    Rebecca Lonergan was interviewed about what acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker can and can't do with respect to the Mueller investigation. When asked if he could fire Mueller, Lonergan replied, "Yes. But he needs to find good cause to do so."

  • Sam Erman

    Slate

    November 13, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman published a commentary on the Trump Administration's threat to end birthright citizenship, arguing that while the Constitution and Supreme Court precedent have historically defended it, "Americans shouldn’t casually dismiss the threat of a president or Congress redefining the Citizenship Clause to exclude disfavored groups. When political imperatives and racial hostility mix together, the Supreme Court cannot always be relied on to defend the Constitution’s guarantee of birthright citizenship."

  • Orin Kerr

    Washington Post

    November 11, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on newfound oversight power by House Democrats. “The key question is, what can we learn about what the executive branch has been doing?” Kerr said. “That matters more than impeachment, given that we won’t get removal from the Senate Republicans.”

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    November 11, 2018

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was interviewed about a middle-class tax cut. Rather than just subpoena Trump's tax returns, House Democrats should use their new power to propose a "real, and fiscally responsible, middle-class tax cut," McCaffery suggested. "One that gives real benefits to working Americans and is paid for by asking for some payments from the wealthiest, who can now, like Jared Kushner, avoid all taxes."

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Daily Journal

    November 9, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed about the 9th Circuit's DACA ruling, and the case's likely next steps. "What the panel said was the basis for DACA being rescinded wasn't because the government in it's discretion decided to rescind it," Reisz explained. "The reason the government stated was solely based on their belief that DACA was illegal from its inception."

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Commercial

    November 9, 2018

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary discussing the divisive, anti-immigrant rhetoric of the Trump administration, saying "The way racism works in politics is that you scare people using the most powerful racial stereotypes you can: Black men raping white women; Mexican immigrants killing cops. The result is not just a shift in votes but also a deepening divide in our country, and an affirmation of the very stereotypes that justify and perpetuate conscious and unconscious discrimination."

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    November 7, 2018

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery published an op-ed on Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives. House Democrats, who won their majority largely by sticking to pocketbook issues such as health care and taxes, can do real governance by using their power to tax to propose actual tax legislation, he wrote.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    KPCC

    November 2, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed on an apparent administrative failure made by immigration courts last week, explaining that they had "basically put October 31, 2018, on a bunch of notice to appears, but nobody had court dates." The Department of Homeland Security and the DOJ say they are working to remedy these 'minor logistical errors' promptly, although they have not offered any reason for why they occurred in the first place.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Washington Post

    November 2, 2018

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary on a Trump campaign TV ad. "It has been 30 years since an ad featuring the mug shot of “Willie” Horton, the infamous murderer who raped a woman while out from prison on furlough, became the theme of the 1988 presidential election," Estrich wrote. "Today, President Trump is doing the exact same thing. Except in this case, he subbed in a Mexican immigrant for a black person and tweeted it out himself."

  • Edward McCaffery

    The Washington Post

    October 31, 2018

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted on the estate tax. “Parents who want to pass on as much as $20 million to their children can now do it, legally, with almost no professional advice required,” said McCaffery. “It’s not so much that they’ve closed the loopholes as they’ve busted them wide open. When you don’t have a wall, you don’t need a loophole to get through it.”

  • Sam Erman

    KPCC

    October 30, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about whether President Trump's proposed executive order would be legally binding. He was asked about other ways to eliminate birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of aliens. Erman said all of these efforts would be very unlikely to succeed.

  • Sam Erman

    KTLA TV

    October 30, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about President Trump's plan to change the constitution with an Executive Order to rescind birthright citizenship. "The president can't end birthright citizenship for children of aliens for two reasons, " Erman explained. "One, the fourteenth amendment flatly bars it, and two, Congress has flatly barred it, so he would be contravening federal statutes as well as the federal constitution."

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    October 29, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in a story about Inglewood's mayoral election. “What you have is almost a proxy war,” said Armour. “You have both candidates who are standing for proxies or surrogates.”

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC

    October 29, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on "Air Talk" about effective ways of dealing with hate speech. "I just don't see where else you're going to be able to draw the line between the kind of transgressive speech that you want to protect because it is advocating on the behalf of marginalized communities, and the kind of speech that you just find hateful because they don't share your political perspective," Armour explained. "That's a slippery slope."

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Grunion

    October 29, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    Fangfei Dong was mentioned with respect to the annual Long Beach-Qing Dao Association taking place on Friday, November 9. At the event, he and China's commercial consul in Los Angeles,Haiyan Liu, will be discussing trade relations between China and the U.S.

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    LL.M. Guide

    October 26, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould 's LL.M. program in entertainment and media law was recognized as the Number One program in California by the LLM Guide. USC Gould's "program introduces outstanding foreign lawyers to American law and the U.S. legal system and prepares them for leadership roles in the global market. USC Gould also offers specialized degrees in Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Business and Economics Law, as well as online degrees and certificates for students who do not have prior legal education," according to the article.

  • Ariela Gross

    KCRW's "Press Play"

    October 23, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about a sex discrimination claim filed against Eagle Rock Brewery. Stephen Frye, a member of the National Coalition for Men, filed the claim in response to the L.A. brewery's decision to offer beer seminars for women. "Given that he was a member of this group, the National Coalition for Men, which has filed dozens, I believe even hundreds, of lawsuits in California an elsewhere targeting women's business groups and tech groups," Gross explained. "I doubt that he specifically wanted to learn more about beer and felt that he was denied an opportunity."

  • Brian Peck

    China Central Television

    October 23, 2018

    Re: Brian Peck

    Brian Peck was interviewed by CCTV (China Central Television) about the current U.S.-China trade war and its impact on the Southern California regional economy including the LA and Long Beach ports. “Prior to the trade war over ½ of the containers that pass through the Port of LA and 2/3 of the containers that pass through the Port of Long Beach are to/from China. So restoring a good trade relationship with China is very important for the Southern California regional economy.”

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    Billboard

    October 22, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould was named a top law school for aspiring music and entertainment attorneys. Billboard noted that "like the industry itself, the music- and entertainment-focused curriculum at USC Gould is constantly evolving." Four alums were highlighted for their work in the industry, including Jason Karlov, Susan Kigawa,Ted Russell and Corey Field.

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    The Hollywood Reporter

    October 20, 2018

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    USC Gould School of Law hosted the USC Gould and Beverly Hills Bar Association's 2018 Institute of Entertainment Law and Business at the USC Gould campus. The keynote speaker, Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, was interviewed about her work at NBC, her recent move to Amazon, and her thoughts on the future of network television and broadcasting.

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    Variety

    October 20, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law hosted the USC Gould and Beverly Hills Bar Association's 2018 Institute of Entertainment Law and Business at the USC Gould campus. The keynote speaker, Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, was interviewed about her work at NBC, her recent move to Amazon, and her thoughts on the future of network television and broadcasting.

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    Deadline

    October 20, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law hosted the USC Gould and Beverly Hills Bar Association's 2018 Institute of Entertainment Law and Business at the USC Gould campus. The keynote speaker, Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, was interviewed about her work at NBC, her recent move to Amazon, and her thoughts on the future of network television and broadcasting.

  • Edward McCaffery

    KPCC-FM's "Take Two"

    October 15, 2018

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was interviewed about the potential effects of Trump’s new tax plan on Californians, saying “…when you impact the deficit, the first effect you see is interest rates go up. And of course, that hurts the kind of people who don’t have money but need to borrow money, which again, are the kinds of people who live in the 25th district.”

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    October 15, 2018

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery published a commentary discussing the tax-saving techniques of Jared Kushner and the Trump family, arguing that "Trump may know how to operate the tax system for others, but he is not doing that. He is continuing, even as President, to operate it for himself. The rest of us have to keep working, and paying taxes, and waiting for some fix to come."

  • Thomas Lenz

    LA Business Journal

    October 15, 2018

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was recognized for his recent contributions to ESPN’s "The Undefeated" coverage of Colin Kaepernick and the NFL.

  • James Preis

    Los Angeles Times

    October 13, 2018

    Re: James Preis

    An obituary ran on Jim Preis, a USC Gould alum and lecturer, who fought for the rights of the mentally ill and disabled. Preis was driven by his belief that everyone “should be fighting for people who need advocates,” said his daughter, Annie Preis. He served as the head of the L.A.-based legal nonprofit Mental Health Advocacy Services for four decades, defended the rights of the mentally ill in court, lectured on mental health law and co-wrote the textbook “The Essentials of California Mental Health Law.”

  • Dwight Stirling

    NBC News

    October 12, 2018

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling was quoted about the application of the Feres Doctrine to a lawsuit filed by the widower of a service member who died after childbirth. The widower's suit, which alleged his wife's death stemmed from military doctor's negligence, was dismissed by a federal appellate court pursuant to U.S. v. Feres. A writ of certiorari was recently filed with the US Supreme Court, seeking review. When asked about how the Supreme Court might come down on the matter, Stirling said, "The Feres Doctrine does not divide the court members on your standard ideological grounds. It tends to scramble the typical calculus."

  • Dwight Stirling

    NBC Kaiser Health News

    October 11, 2018

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling was quoted on the potential impact of The Feres Doctrine on a lawsuit filed by the widower of a service member who died after childbirth, noting that "The Feres doctrine does not divide the court members on your standard ideological grounds...It tends to scramble the typical calculus.”

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    Daily Trojan

    October 10, 2018

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    Carson Scott, a USC Gould Graduate student, was recognized for her work with immigrant communities, saying "“Even though it’s really difficult work, I find it really rewarding."

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    October 8, 2018

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published an op-ed discussing the credibility of both Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh's testimonies, arguing that "The only arguments Republicans had fell apart, and rightly so. Dr. Ford described herself as independent. She was there because her claims, made anonymously, were leaked, leaving her no choice but to defend her honesty and integrity. And it was precisely because her memory was not perfect (whereas Kavanaugh claimed to remember every detail of his drunken past) that her insistence that she was 100 percent certain Judge Kavanaugh attacked her is utterly credible."

  • Elyn Saks

    Los Angeles Times

    October 6, 2018

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was quoted about the efforts of her colleague, Jim Preis, advocating for the equal protection of patients and individuals living with mental illness. “He really wanted to find alternatives to hospitalization so people would be neither institutionalized nor living on the streets,” Saks said.

  • James Preis

    Los Angeles Times

    October 6, 2018

    Re: James Preis

    Jim Preis was featured in a Steve Lopez column for his work advocating for the equal rights and protection of patients and individuals living with mental illness. For four decades he defended the rights of those with disabilities and mental illness.

  • Sam Erman

    KTLA-5

    October 6, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman gave his take on a number of political and social issues in relation to Justice Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, saying "I've never seen anything like this...the amount of decorum and respect the [Supreme Court] Justices have for each other is hard to overstate, and so...watching this unfold, this almost carnivalesque atmosphere, has been nothing like what I understood the Supreme Court to be, and I hope it's not a sign of what is to come in the future."

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    KPCC-FM

    October 4, 2018

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was interviewed on "Take Two" about a U.S. district judge putting a halt on the Trump administration's efforts to remove temporary protected status, or TPS, for hundreds of thousands of immigrants. TPS allows certain immigrants from nations that have been hit by crises like war or natural disaster to live and work in the U.S. legally. But the White House earlier this year announced that TPS would end for a lot of people—including those from countries like Nicaragua and El Salvador, who have been living in Southern California for years.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    October 3, 2018

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery published an op-ed discussing the recent New York Times investigation into President Trump's taxes, writing "Donald Trump's tax policy is making it far easier for the rich like Fred Trump to avoid all taxes -- without even needing to pay planners to help. Meanwhile, the Trump administration, like those before it, have made it easier to get away with even outright fraud, through lax IRS enforcement caused in considerable part by restricted funding for audits. This particular apple never really left the tree."

  • Edward McCaffery

    KPCC

    October 3, 2018

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was interviewed on “Air Talk” the New York Times' probe into President Trump's potential tax fraud.

  • Sam Erman

    BBC

    October 3, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about the Senate Judiciary hearing on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the subsequent FBI investigation into his past. He discussed what both meant for Kavanaugh's confirmation process and for reputation of the Supreme Court. He was also interviewed on KNX-Radio.

  • Orin Kerr

    Ars Technica

    October 2, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on the legality of law enforcement requiring suspected criminals to use Apple Face ID to unlock and search their phones, saying "From a legal perspective, Face ID pretty much raises no legal issues: Obviously no 5th Amendment issues, and pretty much no 4th Amendment issues."

  • Hannah Garry

    Mel Magazine

    October 1, 2018

    Re: Hannah Garry

    Hannah Garry was interviewed about the violent political and social discrimination against the Rohingya people in Myanmar, noting that the "Oppression of minorities is a tale as old as time, but in the 20th century, following the end of World War II, a lot of the violence we’re witnessing is the deep historical roots of oppression from colonial forces that divided and conquered parts of the world, giving priority to some groups over others to help control and rule territories.”

  • Thomas Lenz

    The Undefeated

    October 1, 2018

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was quoted on Eric Reid's controversial return to the NFL, signing a one-year contract with the Carolina Panthers as well as filing a lawsuit against his employer. “With him returning, there’s also a question of what backlash, if any, will he see,” Lenz said. “Will he be playing? Will he be received well? How will [officials from] other teams react to him? Just everything that he encounters in the situation moving forward, and what led to him joining [the Panthers], could be” relevant in an arbitration hearing.

  • Corey Field

    Daily Journal

    September 27, 2018

    Re: Corey Field

    Corey Field was quoted about the Senate's approval of the Music Modernization Act and its impact on music licensing with respect to the widespread use of music streaming services. "This was largely done to address a growing pay discrepancy between producers, who were collecting more of the royalty share, and record labels, who were collecting less," Field explained. "The act was a necessary step forward to put an end to the litigation created by structural and technological changes in the music industry."

  • Orin Kerr

    The Verge

    September 27, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    The Verge quoted Orin Kerr, who has written extensively about the Fourth Amendment and technology, on ICE's use of an obscure rule to take down a Korean porn site.

  • Abby K. Wood

    Newsday

    September 24, 2018

    Re: Abby K. Wood

    Abby Wood was quoted on PAC money recipients. “PAC money is an incumbent game,” noting the top 50 PAC money recipients in the House of Representatives all were incumbents, and 76 percent were Republicans.

  • Elyn Saks

    Interro Bang

    September 24, 2018

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was recognized for her memoir on mental health, "The Center Cannot Hold."

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    September 22, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in a story on the role race and privilege may have played in the clearance of charges against a wealthy teen for a murder in South L.A. "Studies have shown that black people are viewed more unsparingly than whites for the same crime," Armour explained, adding that "a white “wrongdoer” is often thought to be influenced by extenuating circumstances rather than being a bad person."

  • Susan Estrich

    Bloomberg

    September 21, 2018

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed on the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of sexual misconduct. "When you get a report like this in, you generally refer it to the F.B.I... to look and see, is this part of a pattern? Are there any other instances like this?" Estrich affirmed "this should have been investigated back in July."

  • Clare Pastore

    Easy Reader

    September 21, 2018

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was quoted about an ordinance passed by the Manhattan Beach City Council, which bans camping in all public places and is aimed at homeless people. She questioned whether it would pass legal muster in light of the recent Ninth Circuit ruling, since there are no homeless shelters in Manhattan Beach. MBPD offers homeless transport to regional homeless shelters. “It’s a very interesting legal question,” Pastore said. “Does the Boise case allow prosecution of someone who declines transportation to another city? My inclination about that [question] is no, it does not, because that is effectively the city banishing people on the pain of criminal prosecution. I would anticipate seeing litigation on this.”

  • Clare Pastore

    Easy Reader News

    September 21, 2018

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was interviewed on legality of the Manhattan Beach City Council decision to ban camping in all public places within the city and its effects on the homeless population, saying “It's a very interesting legal question...Does the Boise case allow prosecution of someone who declines transportation to another city? My inclination about that [question] is no, it does not, because that is effectively the city banishing people on the pain of criminal prosecution. I would anticipate seeing litigation on this.”

  • Alexander Capron

    New York Times

    September 20, 2018

    Re: Alexander Capron

    Alex Capron was interviewed in a story about a deal between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and startups. Doctors and staff objected to a for-profit venture that could be lucrative for a few leading researchers and board members.. Capron said courts have generally ruled against patients in disputes over ownership of human tissue, but that institutions should be as transparent as possible with patients.

  • Sam Erman

    Los Angeles Times

    September 20, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman published the op-ed, "Devastation Without Representation in Puerto Rico" on colonial oppression of the territory. Under the Foraker Act of 1900, Puerto Ricans received no federal voting power, no U.S. citizenship and no guarantee of eventual statehood. This led to a gap between purported ideals of the United States and its treatment of Puerto Rico, Erman wrote."The 120-year epic tragedy of Puerto Rico can be told as a tale of two hurricanes. The one fresh in our memory is Maria, which reached Puerto Rico a year ago. The other was hurricane San Ciriaco in 1899, which devastated the island just after it became part of the United States. on colonial oppression of Puerto Rico."

  • Sam Erman

    KNX-AM

    September 18, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about the upcoming public hearing on Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of physical and sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Whether Kavanaugh becomes the newest Supreme Court justice will depend largely on the testimonies they give in front of the Judiciary panel and a national television audience.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Florida Times-Union

    September 14, 2018

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary on homelessness. "Now, we have a homelessness problem in America, and a major one in my city, Los Angeles. But let’s not kid ourselves," Estrich explained. "When walking on the boardwalk in Venice, which is a neighborhood in LA that faces a growing homelessness problem, I did not see a single family of hardworking parents in a tent with nowhere for their children to sleep."

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    LL.M. Guide

    September 13, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law was recognized for launching an LL.M. program in International Business and Economic Law beginning in the fall of 2019. The program will help students understand the laws and policies that shape international commerce and trade. The mandatory courses will cover topics in business organizations, global regulatory policy or international trade policy, and international business transactions. Students can also select from a range of electives in a variety of subjects relevant to international business and economic law. Additionally, students can also round out their studies by pursuing a certificate in either transnational law and business and / or business law.

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    National Jurist

    September 13, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    The National Jurist included the USC Gould School of Law in its article on the 25 schools offering the best LL.M. experiences, saying that at USC Gould "students from other countries can get a thorough grounding in American law while enjoying all that the California coast has to offer. The LL.M. program at USC Gould is designed to provide an understanding of the U.S. legal system, its government and its foundational values. The program dives deeply into comparative law, helping students learn from the similarities and differences of domestic and foreign legal systems."

  • Ariela Gross

    LAist

    September 13, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    LAist quoted Ariela Gross about USC's search for a new president. The first of three forums served as a listening session for those doing the search. "The really important thing is that we have somebody to come here and make change in the culture," said Gross. "Somebody who has experience running a great university."

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    September 11, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in a story about free speech and political signs at a high school football game. “A student has a legal right to wear a T-shirt supporting President Trump, and a chant of ‘USA!’ wouldn’t raise eyebrows at a World Cup soccer game. But context matters,” Armour said. “You’re using it as a way of insinuating that the people on the other team are not really one of us. ... They’re not really American.”

  • Elyn Saks

    Scientific American

    September 10, 2018

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was mentioned in a story about a book on the meaning of life.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM's "AirTalk"

    September 10, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about allegations of racism at an Orange County high school football game. “A famous supreme court case, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District, held that the first amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech applies to students in public schools,” Armour recounted. “Students do not shed their constitutional rights at the school house gates.”

  • Sam Erman

    KCBS San Francisco

    September 4, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about the rather contentious opening to Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. “This was very unusual for what happens at confirmation hearings,” Erman explained. “It’s a reflection both of how partisan the political news has become, and of how much of a sense of grievance democrats have over what’s happened over the past couple of years with Supreme Court appointment.”

  • Orin Kerr

    WSB-TV

    September 3, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted about President Trump’s response to the criminal indictment of two GOP lawmakers in Congress. “This is how you normalize Presidential corruption,” said Kerr. “Slowly put it more and more in the open until everyone just shrugs that *of course* the President wants to use law enforcement for partisan ends.”

  • Sam Erman

    San Francisco Chronicle

    September 1, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted on the Judiciary Committee hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "Democrats will call on him to recuse himself from any of those cases, which he wouldn't, and it's not appropriate," said Erman. "But they want to make him look partisan and political rather than judicial and impartial."

  • Abby K. Wood

    Politifact

    August 31, 2018

    Re: Abby K. Wood

    Abby Wood was quoted in a story on the history of John McCain's drive for campaign finance reform. In the post-Watergate 1976 U.S. Supreme Court case Buckley vs. Valeo, the court ruled that expenditures are First Amendment-protected political "speech," and contributions are First Amendment-protected political "association," said Wood. "The court’s skepticism of restraints on political speech and association, when turned on restraints on political spending and donations, make it difficult to craft a law limiting campaign donations or spending that would survive constitutional muster," Wood said.

  • Abby K. Wood

    KPCC-FM’s “AirTalk”

    August 31, 2018

    Re: Abby K. Wood

    Abby Wood was quoted on the implications of In-N-Out's political contributions. "When you're making direct contributions, that's different than making an independent expenditure in support of someone's campaign or in support of an issue," Wood explained. "What they did here was they made a contribution to the party - that's always going to be disclosed unless it's very small."

  • Orin Kerr

    Motherboard

    August 31, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted in response to the Department of Justice's statement regarding their role in the protection of voting machines from hacking and fraud, stating ""I would have thought, before the DOJ's [stated] position, that all computers are covered by the CFAA [whether connected to the internet or not]."

  • Orin Kerr

    Texas Tribune

    August 30, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Kerr advised, "judges should stick to law," and focus on removing the overly political passage.

  • Jonathan Barnett

    The Wall Street Journal

    August 29, 2018

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett was cited for his research in reference to the ruling of Johnny Depp's $30 million lawsuit against his longtime attorney - a California judge found that a verbal agreement entitling Mr. Depp's lawyer a percentage of his client's earnings isn't valid because it wasn't put in writing, as required by California law. Barnett's research research on the pervasive handshake-deal culture noted that “Hollywood departs from this prudent approach," finding that most business lawyers insist on written agreements as a form of protection for both sides in the deal.

  • Abby K. Wood

    The Washington Post

    August 28, 2018

    Re: Abby K. Wood

    Abby Wood and Christian Grose published an op-ed based on their study looking at how campaign finance transparency affects election outcomes and behavior. Applying their findings to this November’s election, Wood and Grose predict that voters will care about campaign finance violations in light of the recent guilty plea by Michael Cohen and the indictment of Rep. Duncan Hunter. “Violations tell voters that a candidate is, at worst, corrupt or, at best, a disorganized manager,” they wrote.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Daily Journal

    August 27, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed about district judges recent involvement in immigration cases. While deportation orders are typically handled by immigration and circuit courts, district judges have been called on recently to decide their constitutionality. Government attorneys have fought back against these kinds of cases, often arguing that a district judge can't rule on what are immigration issues, said Reisz. "There are lots of cases where the district court has said we don't have the jurisdiction because we can't review the final order of removal," Reisz said.

  • Sam Erman

    El Pais

    August 24, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about the legal implications of Michael Cohen's guilty plea, and what impact it could have on President Trump..

  • Susan Estrich

    Laconia Daily Sun

    August 22, 2018

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published an op-ed on the chances that Donald Trump may be re-elected. “Media outlets this week are all over a new Pew study that finds, the headlines promise, that President Trump's support is not quite as broad and not quite as happy as his stunningly stable approval rating might suggest,” Estrich wrote. “But what's striking from the numbers, at least as far as I can see, is not how much support Trump has lost but how, given the daily barrage of tweets and countertweets; ugly chants and ugly corruption trials (his campaign chairman); intense criticism in the media; all-out war in Congress; and foreign policy flubs and domestic failures, much remains firm, and how tough he will be to beat.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Pacific Standard

    August 22, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted about immigration enforcement. The courthouse arrests are "consistent with an administration that lacks integrity in immigration enforcement," said Reisz. "It is an extension of policies that erode human and civil rights and target vulnerable populations, the majority of whom have few resources and are women and children."

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    LAist

    August 21, 2018

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quoted on an immigrant family's request for asylum. "It's very difficult, because you're trying to plan for the new normal, taking care of your child, doing what's best for your child — pursuing education, pursuing health care, pursuing mental health care,"Frenzen said. "But you also have to be doing emergency contingency planning. 'What happens if I get taken into custody at my next check-in interview?'"

  • Orin Kerr

    Utility Dive

    August 21, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on smart meter readings. “Right now, the court says, smart meters are pretty rare, so the government has to be reasonable and balanced and careful with what it does with smart-mater data to make the collective searches reasonable,” Kerr wrote. “But after smart meters become common, they’ll be in general public use and there will be no limitations on their use. Seems like an odd constitutional framework, but so it goes.”

  • Sam Erman

    Business Insider

    August 20, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted on the Russia investigation. "He'd have to convince Rosenstein or Sessions to change the rules around who controls this, or he'd have to fire Sessions or Rosenstein and find someone who is willing to do what he wanted," said Erman. "It's hard to see how anybody can be the judge in their own case, much less him."

  • Orin Kerr

    Brian Leiter’s Law School Report

    August 19, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was recognized as the Most-Cited Criminal Law and Procedure Faculty Member in the U.S. - his scholarship was cited 1,300 times for the period from 2013-2018 - 50 percent more than the second-most cited scholar on the list. Kerr, who is the Frances R. and John J. Duggan Distinguished Professor of Law, joined the USC law faculty in January. His work has appeared in more than 300 judicial opinions and 3,000 articles. “Orin is an extraordinary professor with jaw-dropping productivity,” said Dean Andrew T. Guzman at Kerr’s recent installation ceremony.

  • Orin Kerr

    Lawfare

    August 17, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr published a commentary on smart meter readings. “In a fascinating decision, Naperville Smart Meter Awareness v. City of Naperville, the Seventh Circuit has held that a public utility commits a ‘search’ of a home when it records every 15 minutes how much electricity the utility is providing the home, at least until the smart readers that enable this data collection come into general public use,” Kerr wrote. “At the same time, the court says, the utility's search of the home is reasonable and therefore permitted without any cause or suspicion.”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    Daily Journal

    August 15, 2018

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quoted about the Department of Justice's increase in scrutiny of successful citizenship naturalization applications. “With increasing access to digital records these instances could become more common and give government investigators more opportunities to revoke passports,” Frenzen said. “Generally the government will not go after someone with a civil denaturalization case unless that person can also be removed from the United States.”

  • Ariela Gross

    Daily Trojan

    August 14, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted in a piece on Former USC President Nikias' resignation, saying “[His resignation] is currently not about his personal qualities or his personal culpabilities. This is about a great leader taking responsibility for the things that happened on his watch.”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    Mitú

    August 10, 2018

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quote about the intricacies of the asylum process and immigrating legally to the United States. “Most adults who have been subjected to the family separation process have been subjected to expedited removal, unless they can establish a ‘credible fear,'” Frenzen said. “If they pass the credible fear test, then they can start an asylum application before an immigration judge.”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    KPCC-FM

    August 10, 2018

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quoted on the goals of reunited families who had been separated at the border. “It’s very difficult, because you’re trying to plan for the new normal, taking care of your child, doing what’s best for your child — pursuing education, pursuing health care, pursuing mental health care," said Frenzen. “But you also have to be doing emergency contingency planning. 'What happens if I get taken into custody at my next check-in interview?'"

  • Orin Kerr

    USA Today

    August 9, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was cited for his comments on what the law says about collusion. “The phrase ‘contribution or donation’ sounds like a gift to help fund the campaign or give them something they otherwise would buy,” Kerr explained.

  • Jody David Armour

    Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV

    August 8, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on police tactics and brutality. “There may be only so much that training can do because we’re dealing with human beings – police are people too,” Armour explained. “They have ordinary human frailties. When you are in a situation where there’s fear, it’s hard to remain rational in the presence of an uplifted knife.”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    KMIR

    August 8, 2018

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quoted on a story about marijuana consumption as a potentially deportable offense for lawful permanent residents and undocumented immigrants. “There are circumstances under which someone who is using marijuana or in possession of marijuana even if they don’t have a criminal conviction for possession where they could still be deportable from the United States,” Frenzen said. “United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will conduct a background investigation and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies allow USCIS to look at social media.”

  • Ariela Gross

    KCRW's "Press Play"

    August 8, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about the appointment of Wanda Austin as acting president of USC. "When we wrote to the trustees just last week and said it was very important that President Nikias step down and an interim president be in place when the students return in a couple of weeks," Gross explained, "and that's exactly what's happening."

  • Ariela Gross

    BBC

    August 8, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about the appointment of Wanda Austin as acting president of USC. "It's just not acceptable to go back on what was already announced two months ago. We really can't move forward until we have new leadership."

  • Ariela Gross

    The Washington Post

    August 8, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about the appointment of Wanda Austin as acting president of USC. "We're very happy that this transition is finally taking place," said Gross. "She was a good choice." She was also quoted in The Los Angeles Times, BBC, ABC 7, KCRW's "Press Play," and all other local news channels.

  • Ariela Gross

    Chicago Tribune

    August 8, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about the appointment of Wanda Austin as acting president of USC. "We're very happy that this transition is finally taking place," said Gross. "She was a good choice."

  • Ariela Gross

    Los Angeles Times

    August 7, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about the appointment of Wanda Austin as acting president of USC. "We're very glad to see the trustees heard the voices of the community at USC and have moved forward with a transition in the leadership," said Gross. "We look forward to working with the interim president and the search committee to find a great new president of USC."

  • Ariela Gross

    ABC 7

    August 7, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about the appointment of Wanda Austin as acting president of USC. "Obviously we're very happy that the Board of Trustees heard the voices of the faculty, other members of the community and that they're going forward with this transition," said Gross.

  • Orin Kerr

    The New York Times

    August 7, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted about how journalists and scholars have requested Facebook grant them exemptions to disclosure restrictions so they can conduct research and news-gathering in the public interest. “It’s not crystal clear,” Kerr said. “There are legitimate concerns about legal liability for violating terms of service. Criminal prosecution is very unlikely, but civil suits are possible, and in the absence of a definitive legal ruling, persuading a computer owner to change policies is one way out. It’s a short-term solution that works at one site.”

  • Franita Tolson

    Los Angeles Times

    August 5, 2018

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was cited for her op-ed from The Hill discussing the Chevron doctrine. It would amount to “clear disdain for how government affects and improves the lives of regular Americans every day,” Tolson explained.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    August 3, 2018

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how wealthy taxpayers take advantage of a philanthropic giving loophole. “They’re a fraud on the American taxpayer,” said Kleinbard. “They’re a way for the affluent to have their cake and eat it, too.”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    KNX-AM

    August 3, 2018

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quoted about the efforts of the United States government to reunite immigrant children separated from their families. “It’s an outrageous situation,” Frenzen said. “The United States has ripped families apart and is having understandable difficulty trying to put families back together.“

  • Ariela Gross

    Fox News

    August 2, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about the resignation of President C.L. Max Nikias amid the scandals surrounding USC. “It’s just not acceptable to go back on what was already announced two month ago,” Ariela Gross said. “We really can’t move forward until we have new leadership."

  • Ariela Gross

    Washington Post

    August 1, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about the resignation of President C.L. Max Nikias in wake of the scandals surrounding USC. "Faculty members were anticipating it would take a little time for the board to arrange the transition," said Gross. “It’s just not acceptable to go back on what was already announced two months ago... We really can’t move forward until we have new leadership.”

  • Ariela Gross

    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    July 31, 2018

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about the resignation of President C.L. Max Nikias amid the scandals surrounding USC. “We are glad that Caruso is moving forward with the presidential search process,” Gross said. “However, we cannot have a credible search process that any presidential candidate would want to participate in until it is clear that President Nikias has stepped down.”

  • Deborah Call

    National Jurist

    July 30, 2018

    Re: Deborah Call

    USC Gould School of Law is offering two new online graduate certificates in Health Care Compliance and Financial Compliance designed for professionals looking to advance in these fields. Deborah Call was quoted on the subject, explaining that "The new certificates will certainly expand career opportunities for professionals pursuing health care and compliance-related issues in various employment settings."

  • Brian Peck

    NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV

    July 29, 2018

    Re: Brian Peck

    Brian Peck was interviewed about the impact of President Donald Trump's trade war. “I think the reduction in the trade deficit that he points out to is the fact that exporters need to get their products out before the tariffs go into effect,” Peck explained. “The other thing is that these tariffs take a while to trickle down and have a real effect in terms of the economy because in trade, often orders are filled or shipped months in advance, and so what we’ve seen this past quarter with the good numbers are from previous quarters’ sales and orders. We’re going to see the effect of these tariffs coming in the next quarter and I think Congress has already come out and said that this is the peak - we are going to see a slow down starting next quarter.”

  • Scott Altman

    CNN

    July 29, 2018

    Re: Scott Altman

    Scott Altman published an op-ed about the power of protests and boycotts and why organizers should only use these tools to call out and shame the worst elements of society. "Boycotts and shunning can have enormous moral authority. However, relying on them to settle our most difficult disagreements undercuts their authority and makes civic engagement difficult," Altman wrote. He argues that shunning a U.S. women's national soccer team player because of her religious views opposing same-sex marriage is an inefficient use of these tactics.

  • Abby K. Wood

    Salon

    July 26, 2018

    Re: Abby K. Wood

    Abby Wood was quoted about Facebook's proposal to police bad faith content with machines is likely problematic. "It seems to me that the outcome – reducing the amount of disinformation circulating and amplified by sharing, liking, and commenting from fake accounts — is far more important than the means by which Facebook reaches the outcome,” Wood said. “Facebook could have started with manual checks and ramped up an automation system that would perform as well as humans. It seems that they did not take this approach.”

  • Camille Gear Rich

    The New York Times

    July 26, 2018

    Re: Camille Gear Rich

    Camille Gear Rich was quoted about an argument made by lawyers for convicted felon Brock Turner that alleges he did not intend to penetrate his unconscious female victim. “It’s both offensive and counterproductive for a defense attorney to try to convert voluntary safe sex techniques into a cover for what clearly was malicious intent in this case,” Rich explained.

  • Orin Kerr

    NPR

    July 26, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was cited for his comments about what could be interpreted as political commentary in a court's opinion. “Jim Ho's law clerks should have urged that he take this passage out,” Kerr advised via Twitter. “It reads like a politician's op-ed, not a legal opinion; judges should stick to law.”

  • Brian Peck

    NerdWallet

    July 25, 2018

    Re: Brian Peck

    Brian Peck was quoted about the traditional course of trade wars. “A trade war ensues when you have tit-for-tat retaliation,” Peck said. “One country raises tariffs. Then the other country raises its tariffs. That causes the original country to raise tariffs more.”

  • Michael Chasalow

    Courthouse News Service

    July 18, 2018

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was quoted about balancing a company's business interests with its public image. “[MGM] has to balance a desire to do the right thing, assuming there is one, against desire to limit financial exposure of company,” Chasalow said. “But usually that’s not done in such tragic circumstances.”

  • Orin Kerr

    ABA Journal

    July 18, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was cited for his recent editorial on his experience taking the California bar exam much later in life in order to practice law in another state. "It’s not like you can test lawyerly competence among 20 topics any better than with 10 topics," Kerr commented. "It just requires more time memorizing, and it’s not obvious what that has to do with lawyerly ability.”

  • Edward McCaffery

    Bloomberg

    July 17, 2018

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about the possible tax payments U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will need to make after selling his remaining equity holdings. “There will likely be major tax consequences,” said McCaffery.

  • Eileen Decker

    The Hill

    July 16, 2018

    Re: Eileen Decker

    Eileen Decker published a commentary about the indictment of a dozen Russians in the investigation into whether the 2016 presidential election was the target of cyber espionage. "We know we are, and have proven to be, vulnerable. We now must send a clear message, that we as Americans will not stand for these attacks, and that we will work together to prevent anyone from attacking the very foundations of our democracy and our free society," she wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    July 16, 2018

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary on the possibility of a nomination and potential to win the election for certain politicians. “Sadly, I knew the difference between winning a nomination and winning a general election,” Estrich said. “A year before, when I took over the campaign, I was already a well-known ‘rules junkie’ in Democratic circles, a veteran of two cycles and three campaigns, not to mention the rules fights at the 1980 convention and the two rules commissions that always followed our defeats.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Bloomberg

    July 16, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's prior statements about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. “When his decision came down, I remember thinking ‘Oh, well that’s savvy,’" said Kerr. “Now, that doesn’t mean it was wrong. Cynicism has its role, but it may be his good faith belief. It just so happened that those were two pretty unpalatable and tough political options at the time, if he was thinking about that. And his decision was a way out.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Los Angeles Times

    July 15, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on the similar backgrounds of the Supreme Court justices. “[T]op nominees are credentialed at a young age in the same way to get them on the list later,” Kerr said with respect to young, ambitious lawyers aspiring to become justices or hold other plum jobs atop the federal judiciary.

  • Jody David Armour

    National Public Radio

    July 14, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was highlighted for his commentary in a story on the problems of people calling the police unnecessarily in racially charged situations. "You have an alarming tendency of white people starting to use 911 as their kind of customer service line when they have any friction with a black person," said Armour.

  • Jody David Armour

    National Public Radio

    July 13, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was cited for his commentary in a story on the problems of people calling the police unnecessarily in racially charged situations. “You can look at what's going on right now as just an expression of the age-old black tax,” Armour explained. “The black tax is the price black people pay because of stereotypes and prejudice in America in their official interactions with police and in their everyday interactions with the ordinary citizens.”

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    New Zealand Herald

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted regarding Judge Dolly Gee and her rulings on immigration. "Her strong language was kind of a welcome reprieve in a climate where discretion's largely left to the attorney-general and not reviewed by the judiciary,” Reisz affirmed. “Most judges weren't taking those positions."

  • Orin Kerr

    Associated Press

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on the similar backgrounds of the Supreme Court justices. “The networks of lawyers who focus on these issues, and who can influence the nomination process, are often based in Washington, DC,” Kerr pointed out.

  • Orin Kerr

    The New York Times

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on the similar backgrounds of the Supreme Court justices. “[T]op nominees are credentialed at a young age in the same way to get them on the list later,” Kerr said with respect to young, ambitious lawyers aspiring to become justices or hold other plum jobs atop the federal judiciary.

  • Sam Erman

    CNN

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Erman addressed the potential changes to legal precedent, in particular, Roe v Wade, the speed of confirmations and why Supreme Court justices retire. "I don't think it's usually the case that justices retire because of presidents; I think when you have a lifetime tenure ... you retire when it's your time to retire," noted Erman.

  • Franita Tolson

    Los Angeles Wave

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. “Elections matter,” Tolson said. “People should have been motivated by this issue in 2016. There are a lot of people with my same political beliefs that didn’t vote. Obviously, a conservative president means conservative judicial appointees.”

  • Sam Erman

    Los Angeles Wave

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. “There is a long list of records and a lot of information to consider,” Erman said. “It’s not impossible for Democrats to block the nomination. However, it’s unlikely and the president will just pick someone else like Kavanaugh to fill the seat if that happens.”

  • Jody David Armour

    LA Curbed

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about how Los Angeles can combat its homelessness problem ahead of hosting the 2028 Olympics. “They could opt for a more cosmetic approach,” Armour suggested. “Or they could do something concrete and substantive that addresses the lack of affordable housing and the lack of adequate jobs and mental health services.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Reason

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr published an editorial about taking the bar exam later in life in order to practice law in another state. “You don't need to be a bar member to teach law,” Kerr noted, “[b]ut I do occasional part-time legal work in addition to teaching. I wanted to keep that up when I moved to California, so I wanted to join the California bar.”

  • Jonathan Barnett

    CNN

    July 11, 2018

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett quoted about concerns over corporate consolidation if Disney purchases Fox's entertainment assets. The concern about concentration "would be substantially diminished," Barnett sustained. “The agency might have reasonably come to the determination that today, theatrical exhibition is just one part of a broader video content market.”

  • Franita Tolson

    Vox

    July 11, 2018

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was cited for her commentary about President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Tolson believes Brett Kavanaugh will be asked about his previous writings on whether a sitting president can be indicted during his confirmation hearing in the Senate. "Our confirmation hearings are more performative than anything. They’re not very useful at eliciting information," Tolson said.

  • Orin Kerr

    NBC News

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was cited for his commentary on why Judge Jeffrey Sutton's judgment on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act likely removed him from consideration for the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat. The reason Jeffrey Sutton lost favor among conservative legal activists, according to Kerr, is almost certainly his opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act from the constitutional challenge that nearly succeeded in 2012.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed about Los Angeles Judge Dolly Gee’s ruling against Trump's controversial policy extending how long immigration officials can keep children in detention. “The Flores Agreement addresses children who are detained with family and those who are detained alone, and basically the government has a certain time frame – 20 days – to release detained children or transfer them to a licensed facility, for example, a foster home or a group home,” Reisz explained. “The government’s decision to invoke this zero-tolerance policy – to refuse to grant parole or exercise discretion when it comes to detention – is not a reason for them to be able to not comply with the settlement agreement or for the settlement agreement to change.”

  • Sam Erman

    CNN

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about how President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh would shift the U.S. Supreme. “Judge Kavanaugh is a choice of the Conservative Legal Movement – he’s someone that they think will be a solid, conservative vote on any number of issues,” Erman explained. “That would mean the court will lose a swing vote that sometimes swung to the left or to a moderate way and will end up with a quite conservative court that will much more consistently vote in the way that the right prefers.

  • Warren Loui

    Los Angeles Business Journal

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Warren Loui

    Warren Loui was recognized as an adjunct professor at USC Gould School of Law. Since 2010, Loui has been a partner at Winston & Strawn since 2010, focusing his practice on securitization, lending and emerging companies. Furthermore, Loui also serves as a co-owner of Cardinal Rule Wines, the Executive Advisory Council of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and chairman of the board of the Weingart Center, a downtown-based social service agency for the homeless with plans to build largest supportive housing project in Los Angeles.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM's "AirTalk"

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee and the possible impact on civil rights and midterm elections. “We’re really witnessing the triumph of conservative jurisprudence and activism,” Armour explained. “The federalist society has shown how to devote tactically and strategically, changing the shape of the court and recognizing that in changing the demographics you’re going to profoundly affect who we are as a nation.”

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Associated Press

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted about a court ruling that places the onus of reuniting migrant families on President Donald Trump's administration and Congress. "Her strong language was kind of a welcome reprieve in a climate where discretion's largely left to the attorney general and not reviewed by the judiciary," Reisz said. "Most judges weren't taking those positions."

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    New York Times

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted about a court ruling that places the onus of reuniting migrant families on President Donald Trump's administration and Congress. "Her strong language was kind of a welcome reprieve in a climate where discretion's largely left to the attorney general and not reviewed by the judiciary," Reisz said. "Most judges weren't taking those positions."

  • Sam Erman

    ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick. “If he can position himself as someone that Democrats think, ‘this is about as well as we can do under a Trump administration,’” Erman explained, “they may be tempted to vote for him.”

  • Sam Erman

    Courthouse News

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted about President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. “The conservative legal movement has spent decades trying to overturn the idea that there is a constitutional right to have an abortion,” Erman said. “And they have had more than enough Republican appointees to get it. But they’ve had three Republican appointees who didn’t vote the way they hoped they would.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Glamour

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was highlighted for his commentary about President Donald Trump's potential U.S. Supreme Court Justice nomination. Raymond Kethledge "would be the easiest to get confirmed,” Kerr suggested via Twitter. “He has the least baggage, and would be the least threatening to centrists. Everyone likes him."

  • Orin Kerr

    The Washington Examiner

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted about President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee. “Kavanaugh's view was more national-security oriented than privacy oriented, certainly,” Kerr affirmed despite the brevity of Kavanaugh’s concurrence encumbering the thorough analysis of his own viewpoints. Kerr also supported Kavanaugh’s determination that a candidate “search” did not occur, “although at least in academic circles that view was controversial.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Politico

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was highlighted for his commentary about President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee. “Judge Kavanaugh is very conservative, and the Senate vote on his candidacy may have few if any votes to spare,” Kerr explained. “But the story here is that President Trump went with a known and reliable insider whose nomination will thrill the conservative legal community.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Asian Journal

    July 7, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School was highlighted for providing legal services to migrant children in Los Angeles through a partnership with the city.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Pacific Standard

    July 6, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted about a federal court ruling that upheld California's sanctuary state provisions. "This is a triumph for California," said Reisz. "The court was clear that the federal government cannot commandeer local governments to enforce its objectives and California has the right to refuse to use its resources to assist in the federal immigration enforcement agenda."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM's "AirTalk"

    July 5, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the two likely nominees for the open U.S. Supreme Court seat. “I don’t see the kinds of differences that suggest that one might change strife or colors more quickly than the other,” Armour said. “Trump’s choice to replace Kennedy as swing vote on this nine-member court really has the potential to remake the court for a generation as part of precedent – really shattering issues on abortion, healthcare, gay marriage, and other issues.”

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    CalMatters

    July 5, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted about a federal court ruling that upheld California's sanctuary state provisions. When state officials decline to provide a release date or a home address to immigration officials, that isn’t “imposing” on federal law, Reisz said. “The distinction is: California is stepping aside, it’s not getting in ICE’s way. I mean, stepping aside is not helping—but is that interfering?”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV

    July 1, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School was recognized for helping two albino Tanzanian orphans with their asylum applications to remain in the United States.

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The International Jurist
November 14, 2018
Re: USC Gould School of Law

USC Gould's Summer Law and English (SLE) program was recognized for its "opportunities for students to engage in collaborative problem-solving exercises, small-group projects and special outings," as well as its function as a "great place to network with legal and business professionals from around the world."

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September, 2018

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