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2019-2020 Academic Year


  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    May 28, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed critiquing the coronavirus response from the Presidential administration and their divisive rhetoric. "We are living with the new normal, and it is frightening the extent to which it depends on a unity of purpose at the very time the president is politicizing this as a red state-blue state issue, threatening to pull the Republican National Convention from North Carolina unless the state promises him a full crowd," she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    FoxLA

    May 27, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was featured in a FoxLA video segment discussing the recent LA protestors fighting back against police brutality in America. "Police brutality cases are kind of like a scab over a festering wound and anytime there's an incident anywhere in the U.S., it reminds people here of some of the traumas and dramas we've gone through," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    May 26, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article about the white privilege and racism that runs rampant, particularly in viral videos on social media. He said that these videos remind him of the Emmett Till case. “A white woman who alleged that a 14-year-old black male had insulted her, had treated her in a way that somehow challenged the racial caste system, the racial hierarchy, and that seems like what could be going on here," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    May 23, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed highlighting how Covid-19 has turned from a scientific issue into a politically divisive highly partisan issue, splitting the country and impacting the response to the problem. "We face a scientific problem, and it's being run like a political campaign, complete with name-calling and conspiracy mongering, a competition, a revolt against authority by the commander in chief." she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    May 22, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed critiquing President Trump's strategy to combat COVID-19, or lack thereof. "[Trump's] criticism of the Chinese might have held water had he not followed the same tip sheet about putting politics in front of public health, by denying, diminishing and dismissing the coronavirus long after any of those were an option," she wrote. Article is behind a paywall.

  • Susan Estrich

    Creators

    May 21, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed in which she condemns President Trump for setting a "terrible example" that could put people in danger. "President Donald Trump, unlike all previous presidents, is above the law and immune to the threats that have killed nearly 100,000 Americans. In press conferences, he hands over mikes without even considering that he may be handing over a murder weapon, or noticing that he is one of the only ones not wearing a mask," she wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Appeal

    May 19, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article about the dangers of rewarding criminal justice journalism. He said, "Zeroing in on just a few problematic pardons cast a shadow and undermined the legitimacy of the entire clemency effort, making it look like it’s a serious harm to the public."

  • Dorothy S. Lund

    Agenda Week

    May 18, 2020

    Re: Dorothy S. Lund

    Dorothy Lund was cited in an Agenda Week article about workplace culture and sexual harassment. She noted, "Under the narrow assumption that board members prioritize shareholders above other stakeholders, there’s an argument to be made that allowing someone credibly accused of harassment to quietly walk away with a payout impacts employee productivity and — if the story comes out — the ability to hire talent." Article is behind a paywall.

  • Emily Ryo

    Capital & Main

    May 16, 2020

    Re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was quoted in a Capital & Main article about overcrowding in immigration detention centers and the lack of protective measures for COVID-19. She said "It’s causing obviously a big public health threat, given the risks involved in overcrowding in congregate settings, and given that it’s not really possible to practice social distancing or practice the level of hygiene necessary to stop the spread of the virus." https://www.laprogressive.com/detention-centers/

  • Emily Ryo

    Courthouse News Service

    May 14, 2020

    Re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was quoted in an article about a federal judge ordering the release of ICE Detainees in Ohio who have been affected by the Coronavirus. She said, "Detention facilities are part and parcel of the local communities in which they sit. That means detention health is public health.”

  • Susan Estrich

    The West Central Tribune

    May 14, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich authored an op-piece on President Trump's failures in handling the COVID-19 response and the impact that that is having on his re-election chances. She said, "Trump's road to victory continues to narrow, even as members of his own party tell reporters that they, too, are concerned about losing control of Congress as well as the White House. In short, the pandemic of the last three months may have done almost as much to change the face of American politics as it has to change the face of American life."

  • Jody David Armour

    Filter

    May 13, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in Filter Magazine about an article regarding Boston DA Rachael Rollins. "Poor people and minorities- the ones who bear the brunt of our punishment bureaucracy- need justice partners like public defenders and progressive DAs to work together to address their plight."

  • Jody David Armour

    Filter

    May 12, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article discussing the structural racism at hand in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case. "Unlike private individuals, when state actors attack and disrespect citizens, they implicate all Americans because they act in our name and on our behalf."

  • Susan Estrich

    Omaha World- Herald

    May 11, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about recent changes in the Title IX program, and discussed accusations that universities have become "kangaroo courts" that do not protect defendants' rights. "Under Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' rules, the federal government couldn't care less if a student is summarily expelled for eating lunch, suspended for borrowing a passage for an assignment, disciplined for dorm refrigerator compartments being violated. Traffic tickets can get you suspended, but an allegation of rape? Nope," Estrich wrote. The op-ed also appeared in The West Central Tribune.

  • Dwight Stirling

    The OC Register

    May 8, 2020

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling co-authored an opinion piece in the Orange County Register about sexual harassment issues in the California National Guard and the lack of protections provided to victims. "Service members are selflessly going out into the danger of the coronavirus crisis to help us access food, shelter, and medicine. The least we can do to thank them is give military sexual assault survivors access to the courts," Stirling and co-author Rose Carmen Goldberg wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Appeal

    May 7, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was featured in a discussion hosted by The Appeal. The discussion covers incarceration as a public health crisis, featuring Professor Jody Armour, Chesa Boudin, and Sandra Lee Fewer. "Half a million people - staff and guards - move in and out of jails and prisons every day and then return back into their community. These numbers make it impossible to contain the [corona]virus once it enters a jail or prison."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    May 7, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the effects of the coronavirus lockdown on American citizens. "There's nowhere to go. Are all these people really making their 11th visit to Costco? We're all going nuts. I was in the ICU once, for three weeks, and when the nurses woke me up at 2:00 a.m. (contrary to doctor's orders) to ask me where I was, I was at a loss," Estrich wrote.

  • Gregory Keating

    KNX1070 News Radio

    May 5, 2020

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted in a segment on KNX 1070 News radio. The segment covered whether people have a right to sue if they think someone else acted negligently and gave them COVID-10 and covered how different countries were able to mitigate the virus.

  • Thomas Lenz

    KPCC

    May 4, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed on KPCC's AirTalk over whether the federal government should issue pandemic liability protection. “While I think there should be some respect for good faith efforts, there also needs to be cognizance that employees may not want to work in an environment that they perceive as unsafe. Communication is critical.” The interview is at 16:03.

  • Franita Tolson

    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    May 4, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in an article about how to prevent a disputed 2020 election in Pennsylvania. "We know that state election officials are only going to be able to do so much because they’re underfunded," she said. "We already know there are going to be problems.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Spectrum News 1 SoCal

    May 1, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Spectrum News 1 featured Jody Armour on the legal justification for releasing nonviolent prisoners during the COVID-19 outbreak. "When we expose prisoners to unhealthy, unsafe conditions, that can constitute the infliction of unnecessary and wanton pain, in violation of the Eighth Amendment," he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    Univision

    May 1, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in an article about whether the president has the authority to postpone the general election. She said, "Only Congress could pass laws in this regard, but the president would have to enact them, of course."

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Bloomberg Law

    April 30, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg wrote an op-ed about why stay-at-home orders are not discrimination against religion. She said, "The Southern California cases cannot plausibly claim that the failure to include church services on the list of essential services reflects a cultural blind spot, and there's plenty of evidence to the contrary. The plaintiffs themselves note that public officials accommodated their request for an exemption during Easter weekend. Incredibly, they argue this is government discrimination - in favor of them, and against other religious groups."

  • Gregory Keating

    The Hill

    April 30, 2020

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted in an article about how the business community is pressuring the White House and Congress to shield companies from lawsuits as they seek to reopen. He said, "Once things open back up, if someone contracts it, it’s not very likely that they will know where they contracted it." Keating was also quoted in Yahoo Sports.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    April 27, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column on the homelessness problem in Los Angeles, which she asserts could be lessened through the use of closed motel rooms. "With tens of thousands of motel rooms closed, and many of them never to be remembered, why is now not the perfect time to replace a tent and a sleeping bag with a room with a toilet and shower?" said Estrich.

  • Jody David Armour

    NBC News

    April 26, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article on how people of color are being disproportionately harmed by COVID-19.

  • Dwight Stirling

    NBC News

    April 24, 2020

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling was quoted on the complications with turning soldiers into a private-sector labor force. "Ordering service members to help a company make a product — even an important product like masks — upsets the delicate balance the Founders established for use of the military," said Stirling.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    KPCC

    April 24, 2020

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Lantz Reisz was interviewed on President Trump's immigration proclamation and what it actually means for people coming into the country. "For those employment based visas for special skilled workers that this proclamation bans, there's already a labor market test. There has to be a certification that there is no US citizen or lawful permanent resident available to do the job of the special worker that's seeking to come in and get permanent residence. And so, it's hard to see how this is reasonably related to protecting jobs on its face." The interview starts at 1:43.

  • Ariela Gross

    Zócalo Public Square

    April 23, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross and Alejandro de la Fuente co-authored an op-ed about how African Americans gained their identity in the United States. They wrote, "From the beginning, enslaved people and free people of African ancestry used those same laws to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. They created spaces for communities where “blackness” and freedom were not only possible, but foundational."

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Annenberg Media

    April 21, 2020

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed in an Annenberg Media newscast about President's decision to temporarily halt immigration. She said, "[Trump] is just restricting the grant of permanent residents to people for 60 days. I don't think this is really going to have an impact, I think this is a political move, as opposed to serving a function."

  • Franita Tolson

    New York Times

    April 20, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Frantia Tolson was quoted in an article about President Trump's executive order to temporarily suspend immigration to the United States. She said, "He tweets out a broad tweet without details, and the administration tailors it to figure out what might pass judicial review ... Given our infection rate and the lack of testing, he’s taking advantage of a national crisis.”

  • Gregory Keating

    Bloomberg Law

    April 17, 2020

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted on legal options for employees who contract COVID-19 at work.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Sentinel

    April 16, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans. “Although the coronavirus does not discriminate, government responses to it can. This is as much a social, economic, and racial justice issue as it is a public health issue," said Armour.

  • Jody David Armour

    Data For Progress

    April 16, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour wrote a memo with Kyle Barry, a senior legal counsel, about how California prosecutors must do more to protect their communities from the coronavirus. He said, "Prosecutors have a duty to protect public safety, and now, in the face of a public health crisis, it is remarkably clear what that duty requires. Public health experts, physicians, advocates, and courts all agree. We are on the cusp of humanitarian disaster, and reducing the number of people crammed into jails and prisons may be the single most important thing we can do to protect the public health."

  • Sarah Gruzas

    Law.com

    April 15, 2020

    Re: Sarah Gruzas

    Sarah Gruzas was quoted in an article about how COVID-19 will make it more difficult for international students to get into law school in the United States. She said, "“There’s a lot of uncertainty for our students who have been admitted and who are thinking about enrolling in the fall. To be honest, we still don’t have any answers. We’re waiting to see what will happen with the pandemic."

  • Thomas Lenz

    KALW

    April 15, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz participated in a podcast with co-hosts Jeff Hayden and Dean Johnson about how the Coronavirus has led to sweeping changes in the law of the workplace. "Before the local orders came around it was can I take temperatures of employees," Lenz said. "As employees can no longer work, businesses are worried they cannot continue."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    April 15, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the many individuals putting their safety and health at risk working minimum wage jobs amidst the coronavirus pandemic. "It is moments like these when each of us should reach into our pockets and into our hearts and try to help those who keep us safe," said Estrich.

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    LAist

    April 14, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was quoted in an article about California churches suing the state and counties over social distancing orders. "The only good thing about this case being filed is that it might finally demonstrate the fallacies on which this conception of religious liberty rests, and the need to repudiate it and restore some sense to First Amendment doctrine," she said. She was also interviewed in Religious News Service and KPCC-FM.

  • Michael Simkovic

    Bloomberg Law

    April 14, 2020

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic wrote an op-ed about how the government should allocate more stimulus money to the health-care system. He said, "Political leaders use the rhetoric patriotic duty. But the legislation they recently passed short-changes the health sector while favoring special interests... According to estimates from NPR, as little as 8% of the coronavirus stimulus package could reach the health system."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Hill

    April 11, 2020

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Ed Kleinbard was quoted in an article about the mistake in the coronavirus relief bill's charitable tax deduction. He said, "[it is] a fraud on the American taxpayer."

  • Dorothy S. Lund

    The New York Times

    April 10, 2020

    Re: Dorothy S. Lund

    Dorothy S. Lund and Leo E. Strine Jr. co-authored an article on how businesses should change after the coronavirus crisis. "Because we are spending more than $2 trillion to keep our economy afloat, some will argue that we lack the capacity to address the deeper problems that made us weak when we most needed strength. They are dangerously mistaken. It is more important than ever to understand the connection between the poor policy choices we have made and the reasons for yet another enormous corporate bailout," said Lund and Strine Jr.

  • Jody David Armour

    KCRW

    April 9, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article about how wearing masks during the COVID-19 crisis poses racial profiling concerns for people of color. "You decrease your risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading it to others by wearing masks that increase your risk of being mistaken for a dangerous criminal, and possibly either getting gunned down, or perhaps even thrown in jail and packed with others who are potentially infected people," said Armour. Armour was quoted on the same issue on April 6 in Fox 11 Los Angeles

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    April 8, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about how much of the credit during this coronavirus outbreak should be given to the governors, not President Trump. She said, "Every time President Donald Trump assigns one of these imperatives to the governors, as he has done repeatedly during the coronavirus pandemic, he covers for himself and sets the states up for blame."

  • Susan Estrich

    Washington Times Herald

    April 7, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a reflective column about her worries and realizations amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The column also appeared in West Central Tribune.

  • Jody David Armour

    Fox 11 Los Angeles

    April 7, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article regarding how wearing a face mask amidst the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to racial profiling. "For a black person in America who wears a makeshift mask or homemade mask or bandana, the fear of being mistaken for a dangerous criminal may be greater than the fear of contracting COVID-19," said Armour.

  • Michael Simkovic

    Law Professor Blogs Network

    April 6, 2020

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic wrote an op-ed about the effects the coronavirus will have on graduating law students searching for jobs. He said, "Law firms are reportedly delaying the start of summer programs and discussing reducing hiring. A few firms are furloughing or cutting pay for existing workers, at this point disproportionately support staff."

  • Michael Chasalow

    Vox

    April 3, 2020

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was quoted in an article about how small businesses can access loans and grants from Congress's coronavirus stimulus package. “Businesses applying for EIDL loans are eligible for an emergency advance of up to $10,000 that does not need to be repaid. It seems that a business in need of immediate cash should pursue this option," said Chasalow.

  • Alexander Capron

    NPR

    April 2, 2020

    Re: Alexander Capron

    Alex Capron participated in a radio segment with Meg Anderson from NPR about how many U.S. cities are keeping the pandemic response plans secret. Capron said, "Overall it seems to me the exact opposite of what we need, and I think we have to trust the public if we're going to call the public to be a large part of this response."

  • Susan Estrich

    Omaha World-Herald

    March 31, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about who Joe Biden might choose as his Vice President running mate if he won the Democratic primary. She said, "With a coronavirus still lurking and an aging president, it matters more than ever that the next president know how to run things bigger than a Senate office... Governors and mayors hold the fate of their citizens in their hands." The op-ed also appeared in The Washington Times Herald.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    March 31, 2020

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about how the new stimulus bill includes a tax break for the 1%. He said, "Under the change, our rich taxpayer couple... can now deduct an unlimited amount of 'excess losses' in real estate against income from other sources. So now real estate moguls with lucrative day jobs or bountiful capital gains from other investments can go back to living tax-free."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    March 30, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the possibility of Joe Biden contracting the coronavirus after being selected as the Democratic nominee. She said, "So what if a nominee, say, Joe Biden, gets infected after the Democratic National Convention? While the convention is technically the governing body of the Democratic Party, the party doesn't hold a new one when situations change."

  • Ariela Gross

    Ipse Dixit

    March 30, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross participated in a podcast with Brian Fyre, the Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Gross discussed her new book, "Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana."

  • Dwight Stirling

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    March 30, 2020

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling wrote an expert analysis about the National Guard's role in the coronavirus response. Stirling said, "Despite its complexity – or perhaps because of it – the National Guard is taking the lead role in the military’s response to the coronavirus outbreak crisis. As many as 10,000 National Guard members have already been activated to help communities around the country." The expert analysis also appeared in Raw Story, The San Antonio News-Express, The Alton Telegraph, and The Santa Ynez Valley News. The expert analysis originally appeared in The Conversation.

  • Susan Estrich

    Creators

    March 28, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about COVID-19's effect on politicians, specifically women. She said, "Women governors and mayors have proved their mettle not by showing up to vote for a fait accompli but by taking their place on the front line of the crisis, uniting their communities, making life-and-death decisions every day."

  • Ariela Gross

    Good Law | Bad Law

    March 27, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross participated in a podcast with Aaron Freiwald, the managing partner of Freiwald Law and host of the weekly podcast, Good Law | Bad Law. Gross discussed the notion of race, racism, and the laws of freedom. She said, "I don't think it's not that it was just black and white here, one of the things that I think is most interesting in U.S. is there is still a distinct indigenous population... race and blackness is really defined by Indian identity."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    March 23, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich writes an op-ed about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is not responding well to the COVID-19 outbreak. She said, "Right now, HIPAA is making it impossible to know whether you have been in contact with an infected person and, in turn, whether you may be infecting a high-risk loved one."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    March 21, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich writes an op-ed about how President Trump has been blaming the press and Democrats for most of his presidency. But now, amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, President Trump can be blamed. She said, "This is not a China virus. Limiting travel from China to the U.S., which the president claims great credit for, did not stop the pandemic from reaching our shores."

  • Susan Estrich

    Creators Syndicate

    March 21, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich writes an op-ed about how President Trump has been handling the COVID-19 outbreak situation. She said, "Anger at President Donald Trump, of course, who has put his reelection above the lives of my loved ones and downplayed the virus for political reasons, calling it a "hoax" as his loudmouth son was attacking Democrats for allegedly trying to scare people."

  • Susan Estrich

    Omaha World-Herald

    March 13, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich writes an op-ed about how President Trump is unprepared to handle the Coronavirus outbreak. She said, "The president's decision to treat a global pandemic as a Democratic hoax is not only stupid and self-serving but also terribly dangerous. We were not prepared. The president actually fired the team that would have been in place to address a pandemic."

  • Susan Estrich

    The Laconia Daily Sun

    March 12, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed article about president Trump's response to the Corona virus pandemic, asserting that the president is not taking the crisis seriously enough. The op-ed also appeared in the West Central Tribune.

  • Danny Guggenheim

    Curbed Los Angeles

    March 11, 2020

    Re: Danny Guggenheim

    Danny Guggenheim was mentioned in a story about the public auction of an apartment complex designed by the famed architect Richard Neutra. Guggenheim noted that lenders usually agree to forbearance agreements when they are confident that the borrower can pay back what they owe. He added that most lenders would rather get back the money they are owed than foreclose on a property.

  • Jody David Armour

    Tangentially Speaking Podcast

    March 11, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed for a podcast about race, justice, and law. "My scholarship is based on the idea that hurt people hurt people, human frailty is part of the human condition, we all are sinners, we all can sometimes do horrible things and we shouldn’t be defined by the worst moments of our lives forever," said Armour.

  • Ariela Gross

    LAist

    March 10, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about the University's recent decision to shift to online classes following the upward trend of coronavirus cases in the United States. Gross expressed her concern with video conferencing platform Zoom's ability to manage the mass user count. "All of these universities going to video conference, most of them using the very same program all at once," Gross said. "We don't know what's going to happen. Can [Zoom] handle that?"

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    March 10, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about how women must be perfect in politics. She talked about how Bernie Sanders is still in the race while Elizabeth Warren dropped out. She said, "Warren was not a perfect candidate... She was too far left for some. But we're talking Democratic primary and caucus voters, the ideological base of the party. And Bernie is a self-proclaimed socialist, for goodness's sake, a designation two-thirds of Americans start out not liking."

  • Joseph Paller Jr.

    The Orange County Register

    March 9, 2020

    Re: Joseph Paller Jr.

    Joseph Paller was quoted in an article about elected California officials who are suing the state over a law preventing them from expressing anti-union sentiment. “An employer can tell an employee ‘you can’t say certain things.’ You can’t file a First Amendment lawsuit against a (private) employer," said Paller in regards to the private sector. The story was also featured in Pasadena Star-News, Los Angeles Daily News, and other newspapers in the Southern California News Group.

  • Ariela Gross

    The Washington Post

    March 9, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross co-wrote an op-ed on the roots of anti-black racism in the history of the Americas that included findings from "Becoming Free, Becoming Black," the recent book she wrote with op-ed co-author Alejandro de la Fuente of Harvard University. "As we think about our political future, this history lives on. It is part of our present. Will the ideals of the Revolution, of freedom, equality and justice, be for all Americans? Can we break the link between whiteness and citizenship?" wrote Gross and de la Fuente.

  • Elyn Saks

    Amazon Prime

    March 6, 2020

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks participated in a web series hosted by comedian Maria Bamford. Bamford talked about her personal experience with schizophrenia. She said, "When I was originally diagnosed I was given a grave prognosis so I was expected to unable to live independently let alone work... Basically people told me to lower my expectations."

  • Ariela Gross

    Houston Chronicle

    March 5, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about Texas's history as a haven for slaveholders who were running away from emancipation in an article about Texas’ history of slavery. “Texas actually became a kind of haven for slaveholders who were running away from the inevitable emancipation,” she said. Article is behind a paywall. For a scanned copy, please contact Leslie Ridgeway.

  • Gregory Keating

    Law and Crime

    March 4, 2020

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted in an article about whether or not a person with Coronavirus can be sued by infecting another person. He said, "So if someone went to the event and then got sick with coronavirus they have a decent prima facie case. Even then, the lag between exposure and illness, the possibility of other undiagnosed but contagious carriers, the fact that this person has been in many other places, mean that the case isn’t a slam dunk winner."

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Der Spiegel

    March 3, 2020

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    Eliane Fersan, the director of the Immigrants and Global Migration Initiative, was quoted in an article about immigration and the southern border. “It is difficult for Central American migrants to obtain asylum. Most people flee their countries for fear of persecution or gang violence. They have little time to gather evidence when they try to escape a dangerous situation. In addition, they don't always have the right information and don't know what to bring with them." Also, threats or future threats in case of deportation are hard to substantiate,” Fersan said.

  • Andrew T. Guzman

    National Jurist

    March 2, 2020

    Re: Andrew T. Guzman

    Dean Andrew Guzman is quoted in an article about a $2 million gift that the USC Gould School of Law received from Barbara Bice to support the school's Public Interest Law Foundation. Guzman said, "Barbara cares deeply about our students. Her gift has meaningful implications for them not only while they are in school, but also beyond their time here. Public interest experiences have the potential to shape our students’ legal careers — and the power to transform the lives of the people and families we all serve." This story also appeared on Pasadena Now, Daily Trojan, Valdosta Daily Times, Citizen Tribune, and Yahoo Finance.

  • Dwight Stirling

    Military Times

    March 2, 2020

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling wrote an expert analysis about how President Trump's treatment of the military has transformed the military's public image into Trump's personal political tool. Stirling said, "Trump has tied the military into partisan politics in a new way... He has made similar efforts in the Department of Justice and the federal judiciary, but making the armed forces a personal political tool may be the most significant.Trump has repeatedly sent the message that the military is his." The expert analysis also appeared on Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Argus Press, and the Santa Ynez Valley News. The expert analysis originally appeared on The Conversation.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    March 2, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about how Donald Trump Jr. is using the coronavirus as a way to criticize the Democrats. Estrich said, "The universe revolves around Donald Trump. Everything — pandemics included — must be judged in relation to Trump's reelection... So if the Democrats don't take account of the suffering of tens of thousands, the 'millions of people' killed (except those killed by the impact of Trump's reelection), they must be pro-pandemic." The op-ed also appeared on Daily Herald.

  • Scott Altman

    Business Insider

    March 2, 2020

    Re: Scott Altman

    Scott Altman is quoted about presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's demands from former employees to be released from NDAs that prevent them from disclosing claims of misconduct. "If [Bloomberg LP] can hide the fact that there's an ongoing problem, then they don't feel as much pressure to investigate and rid themselves of these problems,"said Altman. The interview was also featured in Business Insider Deutschland, Business Insider India, and Pulse.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Davis Vanguard

    March 1, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour spoke in a panel with newly-elected San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin about a new policy that talks about civil rights issues and racism. In a panel, Armour noted that this was Black History Month and that Chesa Boudin is taking on that legacy. He said, “The civil rights issue of our day is criminal justice.”

  • Elyn Saks

    The Pete CLEMental Show

    February 28, 2020

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was interviewed about her story of acceptance and triumph in regards to surviving cancer and living with schizophrenia.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    February 28, 2020

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about how Mike Bloomberg's presidential run may cost taxpayers billions of dollars. McCaffery said, "But in a very meaningful sense, Mayor Bloomberg is playing with what in the long run would be house money. The public is effectively picking up at least 40% of the tab for Bloomberg's massively financed run."

  • John Matsusaka

    Marketwatch

    February 25, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka wrote an op-ed about how referendums can revive American democracy. Matsusaka said, "To revive our democracy, we the people need to get back into the business of governing ourselves. The first step should be to let the people decide important national issues by referendum." Prof. John Matsusaka is the director of the USC Initiative and Referendum Institute. The op-ed also appeared on Morningstar.

  • Jody David Armour

    USC Annenberg Media

    February 24, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour is quoted in an article about Harvey Weinstein's case being moved to L.A. after his New York trial. Armour said, "It could really pave the path for prosecution in LA by making the DA’s job in LA much simpler and more straight forward."

  • Susan Estrich

    LA Times

    February 24, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich is quoted in an article about Harvey Weinstein's recent court verdict. On the eve of Weinstein's New York trial, L.A. Country prosecutors charged Weinstein with forcible rape, oral copulation, and sexual penetration. Estrich says, "The defense Weinstein tried to use failed. And if it didn't fly in New York for rape, it is not going to fly in California for sexual battery."

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Springfield News-Leader

    February 22, 2020

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    John Matsusaka is quoted regarding the subject of passing legislation that would raise the minimum percentage of votes required to pass a petition into constitutional law in the state of Missouri. Matsusaka is an expert on citizen initiatives at the University of Southern California. He sees petitions as a way to channel populism into policy, and he ridiculed the idea of trying to make Missouri’s constitution more like the federal constitution. “You have to update your laws,” he said. “So you either do it democratically, or you send it to judges.”

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    USA Today

    February 21, 2020

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz is quoted in an article about a Texas woman who is facing deportation while on parole for illegally voting. Reisz said, "There are very limited applications for relief, and a felony criminal conviction would bar you from a lot of relief." The article was also published in The Hill.

  • Scott Altman

    S&P Global Marketing Intelligence

    February 20, 2020

    Re: Scott Altman

    Scott Altman was quoted in an article about the risks of using nondisclosure agreements in sexual misconduct cases. Altman talks about how NDAs can discourage employees from pursuing sexual or misconduct allegations against employers. "Sometimes, [an NDA] enables businesses that have had cultures of sexual harassment or poor monitoring of sexual harassment to get away with those bad cultures and retain problematic employees," Altman said.

  • Ariela Gross

    Medium

    February 18, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross' book "Becoming Free, Becoming Black," co-written with Alejandro de la Fuente of Harvard University, chronicles how enslaved and free people of color used legal remedies to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their families. The book was excerpted or featured in several publications including The Crime Report, an interview that appeared on WHMP Radio, Page 99 Test, and Lapham's Quarterly.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    February 14, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich writes an article about the Democratic candidates for the upcoming 2020 presidential election. "We have exactly one choice. Or we lose. And if Sanders is at the top of the ticket, it won't just be the presidency we lose."

  • Dorothy S. Lund

    Legal Theory Blog

    February 14, 2020

    Re: Dorothy S. Lund

    Dorothy Lund and co-author Natasha Sarin’s research on Department of Justice crime enforcement policies was highlighted. Lund said, "For many years, law and economics scholars, as well as politicians and regulators, have debated whether corporate criminal enforcement overdeters beneficial corporate activity or in the alternative, lets corporate criminals off too easily... academics, judges, and politicians have excoriated the DOJ for failing to send guilty bankers to jail in the wake of the financial crisis; on the other, the DOJ has since relaxed policies aimed to secure individual lability and reduced the size of fines and number of prosecutions."

  • Susan Estrich

    Washington Times Herald

    February 12, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about Kobe Bryant's complicated legacy. Estrich highlights Bryant's sexual assault allegations and what it means for his legacy.

  • Emily Ryo

    SFGate

    February 11, 2020

    Re: Emily Ryo

    SFGate (via The Conversation ) featured commentary co-written by Emily Ryo of the USC Gould School on the county jails paid by ICE to detain immigrants. "Our findings suggest that criminal justice reforms that reduce the number of individuals in jails and prisons may generate new opportunities for struggling counties to fill their empty jail beds with a new supply of immigrant detainees," they wrote. The story was also featured in the Houston Chronicle , the Seattle Post-Intelligencer , Yubanet , and Yahoo News .

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    February 7, 2020

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted in an article about how to respond to receiving an incorrect 1099 tax form. Kleinbard advises on what to do with regards to the issuer of the incorrect form and the IRS.

  • Jennifer Winestone

    The Hollywood Reporter

    February 7, 2020

    Re: Jennifer Winestone

    Jennifer Winestone is quoted in an article about the divorce industry and its impact on real estate in Los Angeles. "... Jennifer, is a family law attorney and mediator who teaches at USC Gould Law School. She was so struck by the film about a collapsing relationship that she's incorporated it into her syllabus."

  • Jody David Armour

    Daily Kos

    February 7, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour wrote an article about the disproportionately high rate of incarcerated black Los Angeles residents in comparison to white residents between 2013 and 2015, critiquing DA Jackie Lacey's response towards these rates.

  • Jody David Armour

    89.3 KPCC AirTalk

    February 6, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was a guest on a show discussing a recent draft advisory opinion by the U.S. Judicial Conference recommending that federal judges be barred from membership in certain ideological groups. "Legitimacy for the courts turns entirely on their objectivity and impartiality," Armour said.

  • Michael Simkovic

    Tax Notes

    February 3, 2020

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    An expert analysis by Michael Simkovic asserts that numerous errors and biases in how the Congressional Budget Office scores the economic impacts and costs of legislation lead the CBO to systematically favor low levels of public investment and to overstate the costs of raising taxes on wealthy investors to fund public investments. The errors are compounded by the Penn-Wharton Budget Model (PWBM), a think tank funded by extremely wealthy individuals who stand to benefit from low taxes and small government. “Assumption-driven models should not be afforded a louder voice in policymaking than that afforded to rigorous, data-driven, well-replicated empirical social science,” he writes. Article is currently behind a paywall.

  • Susan Estrich

    Omaha World-Herald

    February 3, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the Iowa cauceses' importance in determining the Democratic presidential nominee. "The problem with Iowa is that the most liberal candidate -- with the exception of the miraculously gifted barack Obama -- is almost never the on emost liekly to beat the Republican," wrote Estrich.

  • David B. Cruz

    Los Angeles Times

    January 31, 2020

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted on why both Democrats and Republicans are quoting Alexander Hamilton during impeachment. Cruz stated that the Supreme Court still relies on the Federalist Papers as “important evidence of the proper interpretation of the Constitution."

  • Sam Erman

    Los Angeles Times

    January 31, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted on why both Democrats and Republicans are quoting Alexander Hamilton during impeachment. “A Jefferson quote might be good. But Hamilton quotes will connect to songs and resonate with listeners," said Erman.

  • Susan Estrich

    Washington Times Herald

    January 29, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column regarding president Donald Trump's impeachment trial, commenting on how the process as become a partisan process in which senate simply goes through the motions.

  • Abby K. Wood

    The Washington Post

    January 21, 2020

    Re: Abby K. Wood

    Abby Wood wrote an op-ed on what's changed in campaign finance in the 10 years since the Citizens United ruling. "The rise of dark money in the decade since Citizens United often cuts off our ability to 'follow the money.' If sunlight is the best disinfectant, as Justice Louis Brandeis had it, corruption may be breeding in the dark," she wrote.

  • Dwight Stirling

    ABC News

    January 21, 2020

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling was quoted about military responses to sexual assault cases. "The military has tried to solve this issue with all kinds of new programs and personnel and offices and SAPR and what not. None of it has worked. I contend that it will never work until you allow the person who is a survivor, the victim, their day in court," said Sterling.

  • Susan Estrich

    Washington Times Herald

    January 15, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the increased role of advertising and microtargeting in influencing consumer behavior, public opinion, and electoral factors.

  • Wayne Sandholtz

    Los Angeles Times

    January 15, 2020

    Re: Wayne Sandholtz

    Wayne Sandholtz, a faculty member part of both USC Gould and USC Dornsife, wrote an op-ed discussing how Trump is “a few steps from becoming a new kind of autocrat –an elected one.” He analyzes how Trump’s strategies and actions mirror those of other elected autocrats, naming Viktor Orban, Vladimir Putin, and Rodrigo Duterte as examples.

  • Franita Tolson

    C-SPAN

    January 15, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was featured on a panel of law professors discussing the Voting Rights Act, voter access to the polls, the Electoral College and state voter identification laws.

  • Sam Erman

    Yahoo News

    January 14, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted about the constitutionality, as well as the predicted effect of Elizabeth Warren’s order to cancel the federal student loan debt of 42 million borrowers. “She’s proposing to forgive, cancel, compromise away the debt that’s held by the federal government. Congress has the power to do that and enacted a statute that permits the Secretary of Education to do that,” Erman said.

  • Michael Chasalow

    Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

    January 14, 2020

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow appeared as a guest on the episode “All Up in Our Business” on the Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone podcast.

  • Hannah Garry

    The Scholar's Circle

    January 11, 2020

    Re: Hannah Garry

    Hannah Garry participated in a discussion about international laws of war and executing targeted assassination by states, focusing on outlining what a threat is and which international laws apply.

  • Thomas Lenz

    KCBS-TV

    January 10, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed on changes to Uber's California policies in the wake of the new gig-work law AB5. Lenz says his firm has been flooded with calls from businesses trying to deal with AB5, which has added new layer to compliance.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Brookings.edu

    January 8, 2020

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    A formulation by Ed Kleinbard was mentioned in a blog article about numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and whether they tell the full story about national employment.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM

    January 7, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on a study into how black drivers face more traffic stops than other drivers.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Laconia Daily Sun

    January 3, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column reflecting on New Year's Eve and the sentiments attached to it.

  • Heidi Rummel

    The New York Times

    January 2, 2020

    Re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel was quoted on what parole boards value hearing from potential parolees."“The parole process is like threading a needle — the people who have come out through the parole board are extraordinary people,” said Rummel.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    January 2, 2020

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on Google overhauling its tax structure. "Most companies acted well ahead of that deadline, replacing their double Irish arrangements with new structures that have the same benefits" said Kleinbard. This story was also reported on The Guardian , Irish Times , and Financial Times

  • Scott Altman

    Mission Local

    December 30, 2019

    Re: Scott Altman

    Scott Altman was quoted in a story about a former San Francisco police union boss’ alleged threat to release confidential disciplinary files on the husband of a San Francisco Board of Supervisors member. “Not that I think nothing wrong happened here, but proving beyond a reasonable doubt that [the union boss] was seeking to obtain property or an official act seems like it’d be really hard to do based on that vague language,” Altman said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Yen

    December 28, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich is mentioned in this article as being the first-ever female president of the Harvard Law Review.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    KNBC-TV

    December 23, 2019

    Re: James Gilliam

    Description: This video featured a new homeless advocacy class that will be offered at the USC Gould School during the spring semester. "If we could actually prevent new entries into homelessness, at our current housing pace — despite what everyone says about this taking decades — we could end homelessness in Los Angeles in two and a half years," said James Gilliam, who will teach the class.

  • Laura Riley

    KNBC-TV

    December 23, 2019

    Re: Laura Riley

    Description: This video featured a new homeless advocacy class that will be offered at the USC Gould School during the spring semester. Laura Riley was quoted about the importance of increased homeless advocacy in order to get more people involved in creating solutions.

  • Jody David Armour

    Salon

    December 21, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour wrote an expert analysis on the growing number of “progressive prosecutors” and how they are affecting criminal justice reform. “While traditional ‘law and order’ prosecutors possess a moral, legal and political compass that sharply distinguishes between victims and perpetrators, I’d argue that truly progressive prosecutors recognize that ‘hurt people hurt people’ and refuse to subordinate the values of restoration, rehabilitation and redemption to those of retribution, retaliation and revenge.” The analysis originally appeared in The Conversation , and also appeared in Portland Press-Herald , The News-Herald , and RealClearPolicy .

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    December 20, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the importance of the process of the impeachment trial, regardless of the outcome. "We have initiated a process that must be treated with the seriousness it deserves, not as a dismissive tweet but an example of how justice is done for the world to see," said Estrich.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    December 19, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Article introduces Susan Estrich as a columnist.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    December 19, 2019

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Ed Kleinbard was quoted in a Power Post blog item about conservative economists who feel President Trump's tax cuts fell short of expectations. "There’s just no shortage of business capital. You can see that by looking at interest rates. In a world where we are awash in capital, to say we now have a tax environment that’s friendlier to business investment is no more convincing than pushing on a string," he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    ITEP Just Taxes Blog

    December 19, 2019

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Ed Kleinbard was quoted in an Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy blog on corporations, taxes and an ITEP study on how much corporations pay in federal income taxes. “To say that corporations are acting ‘legally’ when they take steps to slash their tax bills betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of how things work. Corporate tax law, particularly international tax law, is an area filled with ambiguities in the law, the relevant facts, and how those facts apply to the law. Corporations thrive in this fog of uncertainty, because they control not just the facts, but how those facts are presented to the IRS, and because they can afford armies of experts to shape the narratives and argue their cases. The results might be ‘legal,’ but they often are far afield from what Congress expected," Kleinbard said.

  • David B. Cruz

    Bloomberg Law

    December 18, 2019

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted in a story about the U.S. Supreme Court's forthcoming decision on which religious organizations can be exempt from discrimination lawsuits filed by employees. “If the Court is not clear about the constitutional bounds of the ministerial exemption, it would be difficult for Congress to know what discretion it has to adjust the rights of employers and employees in these contexts,” Cruz said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Washington Times Herald

    December 18, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the implications of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders endorsing the former Republican, controversial California candidate Cenk Uygur. "It shouldn't take a massive protest for Sanders to know that he had no business endorsing Uygur," said Estrich.

  • Franita Tolson

    Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

    December 17, 2019

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson appeared as a guest on the episode “One Puppet, One Vote” on the Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone podcast.

  • Jody David Armour

    Courthouse News Service

    December 16, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was the moderator of a debate between two candidates running to be Los Angeles County's top prosecutor. Former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and former public defender Rachel Rossi addressed a variety of issues, including jail reform and homelessness, at the debate. The story was also reported on ABC7 .

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    December 16, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the implications of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders endorsing the former Republican, controversial California candidate Cenk Uygur. "It shouldn't take a massive protest for Sanders to know that he had no business endorsing Uygur," said Estrich.

  • Laura Riley

    The Daily Journal

    December 13, 2019

    Re: Laura Riley

    Laura Riley wrote a column featuring tips on recruiting the right law student for externship opportunities. "Schools have varied approaches when students apply to externships. Some submit candidates for your review; other schools may leave it up to students to apply directly. Some ask that you post opportunities on internal career boards; some circulate opportunities to specific students or student groups. Regardless of the approach, it is important for the schools and the interested students to have a clear understanding of what you are looking for in an extern," she wrote.

  • Sam Erman

    The New York Times

    December 13, 2019

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted in an article about a federal judge ruling that American Samoans should be granted United States citizenship and ordering the government to issue them passports reflecting that status. Erman filed a brief in the case, arguing that American Samoans should be granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. “My guess is the litigation campaign will continue,” he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The National Jurist

    December 12, 2019

    Re: James Gilliam

    James Gilliam was quoted on USC Law's new unique externship to help the homeless by teaching students how to advocate for those facing upcoming or current homelessness. “The goal of PEHP is to determine which people are currently homeless and in need of housing, or at risk of becoming homeless due to eviction, and help them find housing,” said Gilliam. "We hope students will enroll and get involved in meaningful solutions to the homelessness crisis at this stage of their legal careers.”

  • Thomas Lenz

    KALW

    December 11, 2019

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was quoted in an interview on KALW's Your Legal Rights show about labor and employment law in 2020. AB 5 expands the ABC test that decides whether a worker is an employee, creates exemptions, and establishes new methods of enforcement. "I represent employers and I spend a lot of time talking to employers about whether their individual work force satisfy the ABC test or an exemption...and it really is detail oriented and particular to each person as well as the nature of the work," said Lenz.

  • Dwight Stirling

    The New York Times

    December 11, 2019

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling was quoted in an article about a bill before Congress that includes a provision allowing U.S. troops to sue the military for medical malpractice. “For too long our troops have been treated like second-class citizens, who serve their country but are denied the rights that everyone else enjoys,” Stirling said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Washington Times Herald

    December 11, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    In this article, Susan Estrich writes about presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's electoral appeal. "Mayor Pete is the New Generation. But he’s also, in the current crowd, a “moderate” who is a lot less scary than either Warren or Sanders to baby boomers worried about electability," said Estrich.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    December 10, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    In this article, Susan Estrich writes about presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg's electoral appeal. "Mayor Pete is the New Generation. But he’s also, in the current crowd, a “moderate” who is a lot less scary than either Warren or Sanders to baby boomers worried about electability," said Estrich.

  • Sam Erman

    KNX 1070 AM

    December 10, 2019

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed on how Democrats and Republicans will set rules for President Trump's likely impeachment trial.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    December 6, 2019

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery published an op-ed on the feasibility of the wealth tax and other proposals coming from left wing Democrats. "Legally, there will be serious constitutional challenges to any new wealth tax," he wrote. "Given the way courts work, such a challenge would take years. Given the makeup of the current Supreme Court, such a challenge is unlikely to go fully in the progressives' favor."

  • Dwight Stirling

    SFGate

    December 6, 2019

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling published an expert analysis on why the US military punishes misconduct while police forces do not. Stirling analysed the "blue wall of silence," which prevents police officers from reporting a fellow officer. He goes on to explain that ingrained military ethics prevent this group think in armed forces. "Accountability for individual misdeeds is written into U.S. military law," wrote Stirling. "The military is also wary of political interference in military matters. That’s why it takes internal justice seriously." The story was originally posted in The Conversation and was also posted in the Houston Chronicle.

  • Susan Estrich

    Omaha World-Herald

    December 3, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column regarding Prince Andrew's poor response to his involvement in the Epstein scandal.

  • Susan Estrich

    Tahlequah Daily Press

    December 3, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column regarding Prince Andrew's poor response to his involvement in the Epstein scandal.

  • Jonathan Handel

    The Washington Post

    December 2, 2019

    Re: Jonathan Handel

    Jonathan Handel was quoted on Pete Davidson's nondisclosure agreement for attending his comedy shows, barring the audience from speaking about his shows. Handel mentioned that successfully suing a random fan for $1 million would be nearly impossible. “The optics of going to court and suing one of your fans is really pretty ugly,” Handel said. “It would be foolish to do that.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    November 30, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column regarding Prince Andrew's poor response to his involvement in the Epstein scandal.

  • Susan Estrich

    Washington Times Herald

    November 28, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the importance of charter schools and the difficulties that charter school teachers face due to not belonging to national teacher unions.

  • Susan Seager

    KCRW

    November 27, 2019

    Re: Susan Seager

    Susan Seager was interviewed about President Donald Trump's record with the First Amendment, as he has lost many defamation and libel lawsuits. "He is a king of frivolous lawsuits," said Seager. "I feel like his legacy may continue on, {and that} people that are disgruntled are going to do all these frivolous libel lawsuits because they get a lot of publicity."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC FM

    November 27, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the complexities of both the 8th and 13th Amendments and their impact on where the country sits today. "It took a cataclysmic race war and 600,000 dead Americans to end slavery and usher in the 13th amendment," Armour said.

  • Anitha Cadambi

    The Online Jurist

    November 26, 2019

    Re: Anitha Cadambi

    Anitha Cadambi was quoted in an article about online legal education and USC Gould's online course offerings, including certificate programs. "We wanted to bring USC's brand of education to the world," she said. Story is on page 32.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    November 25, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the importance of charter schools and the difficulties that charter school teachers face due to not belonging to national teacher unions.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    November 22, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about how Donald Trump used foreign aid to get information on Joe Biden and his son through Ukraine.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    November 19, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the Hong Kong protests, stating that supporting the protesters is a bipartisan issue. "It is fundamental to who we are as a nation. It is what people want Washington to do: work together, find common ground, stand up for democracy and freedom," said Estrich.

  • Susan Estrich

    Tahlequah Daily Press

    November 19, 2019

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column regarding the deadly shooting at Saugus High School, and how the current school system is not conducive to preventing such acts of violence.

  • Camille Gear Rich

    KPCC Air Talk

    November 18, 2019

    Re: Camille Gear Rich

    Camille Gear Rich participated in a discussion on KPCC Air Talk about free speech. “I think we’re entering an era in which people are much more aware of the need for some protection, some regulation in terms of how speech is orchestrated, that government is in a position where it’s trying to create conditions where a variety of speakers with different sensitivities can participate in public debate. So when it says “Congress shall make no law,” there are all sorts of ways in which we have historically carved out particular things, particular areas, where there is a need for regulation … there is a need for let’s say, speed bumps, or containers … where there are certain kinds of speech that are so coercive to public debate or dangerous for other reasons that we impose some limitations and we’ve created definitions around obscenity, around threats, around fighting words, to try to create those conditions that really will allow for a truly participatory and rich conversation,” Rich said.

  • Brian Peck

    China Daily

    November 18, 2019

    Re: Brian Peck

    Brian Peck was quoted on China's Belt and Road Initiative which aims to build a trade and infrastructure network. "American companies are going to be put at a disadvantage unless the US changes its policy and becomes more involved, or more engaged on a regional basis," said Peck. "Joining the BRI will create a number of long-term benefits for the US."

  • Hannah Garry

    KPFK - Radio

    November 17, 2019

    Re: Hannah Garry

    Hannah Garry was quoted in an interview on KPFK's Middle East in Focus show about global displacement, on the number of worldwide refugees estimated by the United Nations to be at 26 million: "The number is staggering in light of the fact that this is the largest number of refugees seen worldwide since World War II. Unfortunately in light of this crisis, the response by countries worldwide has been increasingly to close their doors to refugees, particularly here in the west and here in the US in the last several years with the new administration."

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Vice

    November 14, 2019

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted on the issue of asylum seekers having to prove the their trauma on trial. Asylum seekers need to rely on experts to help them prove their case. “Anecdotally, what we're seeing is, the credible fear interviews are not as thorough as they should be because of these kinds of higher standards," Reisz said. "A woman from a village in Guatemala is not going to know what the law is around how to establish membership in a particular social group [per the 2014 ruling]. And the asylum officer is not developing that testimony thorough enough to allow her to be able to establish that.”

  • Jonathan Barnett

    Truth on The Market

    November 12, 2019

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett published an op-ed on why antitrust law fails to stop consolidating control of a large portfolio of creative properties in streaming services might be good. "Pending future developments, this early post-mortem on the regulatory and judicial treatment of these two landmark media transactions suggests that there are sometimes good reasons to stay the hand of the court or regulator," said Barnett. "This is especially the case when a generational market shift is in progress and any regulator’s or judge’s foresight is likely to be guesswork.

  • Scott Altman

    The Hill

    November 12, 2019

    Re: Scott Altman

    Scott Altman published an op-ed on whether non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in sexual harassment and assault help or hurt women. "NDA bans like California’s give victims a choice to come forward, either immediately or later, without compromising their privacy. In this sense, NDAs undermine, rather than enhance, victim choice," he wrote."California’s experience suggests that NDA bans can protect victims and still root out the worst problems associated with NDAs. For our antidiscrimination laws to work, justice needs to be done and to be done visibly."

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    November 8, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on the charge with murder after a mother with drug addiction gave birth to a stillborn child.“It becomes a question of whether you as a prosecutor think that it’s appropriate to treat a woman who has a drug addiction problem as having enough agency and choice to act at that level of extreme indifference to the well-being of her unborn child,” Armour said. “I think a lot of people might be reluctant to go there, but some might not. And apparently this prosecutor is one of those who is willing to attribute that level of subjective culpability and blameworthiness to an addicted mother with respect to her own unborn child.”

  • Jody David Armour

    The Washington Post

    October 31, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody David Armour was quoted on the murder charge led by a deadly explosion at an illegal drug lab in a Los Angeles. Armour said that prosecutors need to establish their behavior with malice and a depraved indifference to human life. “That is sometimes a very hard hurdle to clear,” said Armour. “Sometimes accidental deaths can show the same kind of depravity as an intentional killing.”

  • Edward McCaffery

    KCRW-FM

    October 23, 2019

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was interviewed on how a wealth tax would work in America. McCaffery mentioned that lots of wealthy people are not paying many taxes and trying to avoid taxes. "The instinct that we should get them to pay and that the absence of taxing them, is part of the problem, not part of the solution, is definitely right," said McCaffery.

  • Ariela Gross

    The Washington Post

    October 22, 2019

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross co-wrote an op-ed with Alejandro de la Fuente on the effects of President Donald Trump's recent policies to Cuba on relations with Cuba. "By placing both countries on shared historical trajectories, Obama’s visit shook up not only American-Cuban relations but also the historical narratives that had sustained Cuban racial exceptionalism for more than a century," said Gross and Fuente. "The election of Donald Trump is, in that sense, a boon to Cuban nationalism... As Trump transforms the White House into the Whites’ House, his racist tweets and statements are the stuff that those wishing to restore a racially based contrast between the United States and Cuba could have only dreamed of."

  • Michael Chasalow

    Los Angeles Times

    October 21, 2019

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was quoted about the lease agreement and an unpaid termination fee between the Los Angeles Angels baseball team and the city of Anaheim. Chasalow argued that the agreement language needs to be clearer so there is no confusion. “If one of my students wrote this,” Chasalow said, “I would say, ‘When? When are they going to be paid?’ There is no provision about when the payment needs to be made. It just says ‘as a condition of termination.’ ”

  • Edward McCaffery

    The New York Times

    October 15, 2019

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted on the proposal of having the inheritance taxes on wealthy descendants. The article argued that there has been some issues with the estate tax that the number of descendants this tax applied to has dropped 99%. McCaffery described it as being almost a “voluntary tax.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    October 14, 2019

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted on how to distribute taxes across income group. He commented on Messrs. Saez and Zucman’s book on this topic. "Book is best appreciated as a window into the burdens imposed at the very top end and there, of course, the book is devastating” in showing low tax rates, said Kleinbard. “It’s simply not asking or answering the separate question, which is: What is the net well-being of America’s lowest-income people?"

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone

    October 14, 2019

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    Sam Erman appeared on the “Taking a Constitutional” episode of the Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone podcast.

  • Robert K. Rasmussen

    Fort Bragg Advocate-News

    October 9, 2019

    Re: Robert K. Rasmussen

    Robert Rasmussen was quoted on the legal issues surrounding Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy. PG&E creditors, bondholders, victims, insurers, and others are fighting to retrieve the greatest amount possible from California state's largest utility. As a result of how claims are prioritized in bankruptcy proceedings, victims of an upcoming PG&E fire would likely collect more than past victims. “If I were an existing tort victim, I’d say it’s terrible,” said Rasmusssen.

  • Dorothy S. Lund

    ETF Trends

    October 9, 2019

    Re: Dorothy S. Lund

    Dorothy Lund was quoted on the rise of index-based stock mutual funds and ETFs, resulting in less involved shareholders willing to support change at shareholder meetings. “If we think that informed and engaged shareholders play an important role in disciplining company management, the rise of index investing is a problem,” said Lund. She argued that, as index funds do not try to outperform market indices, there is not a financial incentive to guarantee the portfolio of underlying companies are efficient.

  • Gregory Keating

    The New York Times

    October 8, 2019

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted on the lawsuit that a performer's mother filed against managers over his death. The suit claimed the managers provided the performer drugs and pushed him to do performance. Keating argued when an entertainment company can be held liable for a performer's death. “They would argue that they had no duty to protect him,” he continued, “but if you supply him and you know he’s got an addiction problem, that could trigger the application of a duty. This person is under your control to some extent, and you’re actually enabling them by doing things that you’re not authorized to do.”

  • Dorothy S. Lund

    Reuters

    October 8, 2019

    Re: Dorothy S. Lund

    Dorothy Lund was quoted on the rising of index funds but rarely challenging the management levels. “If we think that informed and engaged shareholders play an important role in disciplining company management, the rise of index investing is a problem,” said Dorothy Lund. "The problem is going to be greater as these index funds get more money." Lund was also quoted regarding the issue in an ETF Trends article.

  • Jonathan Barnett

    The CLS Blue Sky Blog

    October 8, 2019

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett published an expert analysis on the "implosion" of the IPO of The We Company. Barnett analyzes that, in the business community, "the sequence of events leading to that implosion raises fascinating and interrelated questions involving corporate governance, the relationship between public markets and private markets, and platform economics." He goes on to share the "fatal flaw" in the We Company IPO pitch, that, "if office-sharing is not really a platform market, then even high market share will not deliver network effects, and outsize returns are no longer on the investment horizon."

  • David Kirschner

    LSAT Prep Courses

    October 2, 2019

    Re: David Kirschner

    Director of Admissions and Financial Aid David Kirschner was interviewed about new developments at the Gould School, the admissions process, how the school evaluates students who are the best “fit,” and more. “At USC Gould, we are approaching the 120th anniversary of the law school. We will be kicking off a year-long series of events celebrating that milestone with a special Conversation with the Dean program. We will be bringing together six deans, representing 50 years of Gould leadership, going back to 1968 with Dorothy Nelson, the first-female dean of a leading law school,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Hill

    September 29, 2019

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard published an op-ed on the different ways to think about the impeachment of President Trump. "We no longer allow defendants in criminal rape trials to argue that the victim’s previous sexual conduct excuses the defendant’s violation of the victim. The same is true here," said Kleinbard. "Even if the allegations against the Bidens were true, for which no reliable evidence exists (and for which exculpatory evidence does exist), that is irrelevant to the proceedings at hand. The only issue is whether the president applied the power and authority of his office to dig up dirt on an opponent."

  • Dorothy S. Lund

    Law 360

    September 25, 2019

    Re: Dorothy S. Lund

    Dorothy Lund co-wrote an article with Sean Griffith on why mutual funds should participate in litigation more for shareholders' benefits. They came up with arguments based on Ropes & Gray LLP attorneys Amy Roy and Robert Skinner's comment on their forthcoming article, "Toward a Mission Statement for Mutual Funds in Shareholder Litigation." "Because mutual funds bear the cost of frivolous litigation across their portfolio, they could — and, we argue, should — create value by intervening through objections and other procedural mechanisms to minimize litigation agency costs. The central point of this argument, that mutual funds should participate in shareholder litigation precisely to put an end to frivolous lawsuits, seems to have escaped Roy and Skinner’s notice entirely." said Lund and Griffith.

  • Elyn Saks

    The San Diego Union-Tribune

    September 24, 2019

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was quoted on the issue of inmates with mental problems being killed in jail. “Jails and prisons are difficult places for people with mental health challenges,” said Elyn Saks. “There’s considerable evidence that people with the same crime and the same conviction do a lot worse in jail when they have a mental illness.”

  • Elyn Saks

    The San Diego Union-Tribune

    September 20, 2019

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was quoted on California jails serving as mental health centers of last resorts. Saks thought the police and jail guards need more training on "identifying and reacting to mental illness". “The typical thing you see (from law enforcement) when someone is acting scary is a show of force — you overwhelm them with how much force you have,” Saks said. “But that’s not a good way to respond to mental illness. You want to ratchet down the fear.”

  • Scott Altman

    KPCC-FM

    September 17, 2019

    Re: Scott Altman

    Scott Altman was featured on the issue of alimony law in California. "One thing particular that I think is important is in the long term marriages, where you more likely have spousal support to order to go on for more than a few years, to ask why one of the spouses has better marketable skills than others," said Altman. "I wish the judges were directed to ask more pointedly, why does the recipient lack the job market skills, and to prefer the give longer warrant, when the reason is being out of the job market to care for children."

  • Jody David Armour

    Netflix

    September 16, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody David Armour is quoted in the Netflix documentary "Hello Privilege, It's Me, Chelsea" during a discussion of white privilege. "As a lawyer ... we actually do believe conversation matters, language matters, discourse matters, dialogue matters – because you can move the needle with the right kind of hard work and painful, uncomfortable conversations like we’re having now."

  • Michael Simkovic

    The New York Times

    September 13, 2019

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic was quoted in the New York Times on the aftermath of a Purdue Pharma bankruptcy. The article analyses what the bankruptcy means for the Sackler family fortune. According to Simkovic, the Sacklers' wealth could be at risk if the owners were not keeping separate accounting books, or had the company pay for personal expenses, as they would be found personally liable for actions of the company. Simkovic also states that similar cases are unique and difficult to win.

  • David B. Cruz

    Los Angeles Times

    September 13, 2019

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story on a Northern California winery's initial religious objections to hosting a same-sex wedding, which it later reversed. Cruz noted that previous cases have not allowed discrimination in public accommodations, including wedding venues, and therefore the winery owners' religious beliefs would likely not hold up in the face of legal action.

  • Michael Chasalow

    KCRW-FM

    September 11, 2019

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was featured in an interview with KCRW-FM's "Press Play" podcast. He addressed what California passing Assembly Bill 5 means for independent contractors. Assembly Bill 5 is a controversial bill that states that businesses relying on independent contractors need to give them employee treatment and benefits. "The question has always been, does it help more people than it hurts?" poses Michael, addressing the exceptions that apply to the bill.

  • Ariela Gross

    Los Angeles Times

    September 4, 2019

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted on Los Angeles Opera conducting the independent investigation into opera star Plácido Domingo. Gross addressed that one complaint is that organizations always keep the investigation findings to themselves. “It may be the board uses the findings to fire people or make structural changes, but they don’t make known why,” Gross said. “It’s very hard to evaluate because nobody other than the recipients actually know what the report said.”

  • Sam Erman

    El Nuevo Dia

    September 1, 2019

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted regarding the application of the doctrine of Island Cases to the conflict on the constitutionality of the appointments of the Board of Fiscal Oversight. “The island cases and, in particular, the reasoning that gave rise to the doctrine of territorial incorporation reflected the imperial fervor and a hesitation to admit in the Union, except as colonial subjects, members of 'foreign races' supposedly 'uncivilized'," said Erman alongside law professors Gary Lawson, Rafael Alomar, and Christina Duffy Ponsa-Karus.

  • Ariela Gross

    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    August 28, 2019

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross is quoted on former USC doctor Dennis Kelly being accused of sexually abusing 48 students. Gross argued the university's effort of creating an Office of Professionalism and Ethics is not enough as it “essentially involves creating an enormous bureaucracy that would further insulate the presidency from many complaints. It didn’t speak to the chief concerns of accountability and transparency,” she said, "It’s an opportunity for the new president to show that things will be different in the way that terrible incidents are handled."

  • Jonathan Handel

    Washington Times

    August 27, 2019

    Re: Jonathan Handel

    Jonathan Handel was quoted on employee trade secret protection in regards to an incident where a former Google executive was charged for stealing company documents and bringing them to a position at a different company. “There is always tension between employee mobility and trade secret protection, but this may have a chilling effect on employee mobility,” said Handel.

  • Eileen Decker

    The Hill

    August 22, 2019

    Re: Eileen Decker

    Eileen Decker published an op-ed discussing how policy momentum is fading only two weeks after the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings. This becomes a "post-shooting pattern", in which people begin to focus on other topics not long after the shootings. "This now-dominant pattern is doubly tragic. First, we are repeatedly failing to honor the sacrifice of the victims by learning from these tragedies and taking meaningful steps to prevent them from ever happening again," she wrote, "secondly, because public and policy attention shifts so quickly, we fail to address the long-term negative impacts of these events."

  • Sam Erman

    Univision

    August 22, 2019

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed on the Trump administration proposal to end birthright citizenship. "One reason this might be an effective comment for the president to make politically is that, there is nothing that the president can actually do about it so the president can be seen to be fighting for something that some members of his constituency care about, and will not face the consequences of what it is he is proposing because it is beyond his power," said Erman, "where you are born matters in most countries in the world. And having a rule that is purely based on where your parents are born would, in the end, produce some strange results that the country would generally not be willing to stomach."

  • Thomas Lenz

    CNET

    August 20, 2019

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was quoted on a YouTubers Union in Germany challenging Google to demand more insights on how the company decides whether some videos are taken down or demonetized. Lenz said the company gave a range of reactions when it handled similar situations in the past."If you've seen the different facets of these issues arise, you study those and how best to respond," said Lenz, referring to Google's management. "You're going to be more savvy with those issues."

  • Jody David Armour

    The New York Times

    August 17, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody David Armour was quoted on accepting civilian oversight of its police force because of the recent incident of officers pointing guns and cursing at a black family. Jody said we residents and police need to think of new ways to view law enforcement. "For long and abiding changes, it will take a kind of revolution in the way we think about crime and punishment," Armour said. "And in our relations between police and the community." The story was also featured in The Associated Press

  • Michael Simkovic

    Houston Chronicle

    August 16, 2019

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic published a commentary on why "free college proposals" should include private colleges. He explained that this would essentially benefit students, schools, and society. "Since students at public colleges graduate at lower rates and earn lower salaries, they tend to default on their student loans more often than those who went to private nonprofit colleges," he wrote, "by making federal money available to both public and private colleges, it could lead to fewer students defaulting." The commentary was originally featured on The Conversation.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    Los Angeles Times

    August 16, 2019

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Neils W. Frenzen was quoted on California suing the Trump administration over a new rule that could deny green cards to immigrants who receive public assistance. “Beyond that, the likelihood of prevailing on the merits of one or more of the specific legal challenges is high, at least before the District Court and before the 9th Circuit. After that, we enter the more politicized world of the Supreme Court and what may happen becomes less clear,” said Frenzen, director of the USC Gould School of Law Immigration Clinic.

  • Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo

    August 7, 2019

    Re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo's research with the American Immigration Council was cited by the Washington Post. Ryo's research was also mentioned by USA Today.

  • Jonathan Handel

    Vanity Fair

    August 1, 2019

    Re: Jonathan Handel

    Jonathan Handel was quoted about a judge's dismissal of several claims alleged by Woody Allen in a lawsuit against Amazon. Handel explained that the decision was a blow to Allen's case, but that there are other ways he could move forward. It's like a "...P.R. hit you have to be willing to take—and maybe Woody Allen, given his situation, is willing to take a lot of P.R. hits," explained Handel.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    July 30, 2019

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about a GOP complaint to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that capital gains tax is not indexed to inflation. "Indexing capital gains for inflation by administrative fiat is plainly an unlawful overreach of regulatory authority and will be struck down," said Kleinbard.

  • Emily Ryo

    Business Insider

    July 30, 2019

    Re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo published an op-ed discussing the threat President put out on the nationwide mass raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE). She provided data to show the increase in encounters, arrests, and removals by ICE, and also in the costs of enforcement. "Whether and to what extent mass raids will take place in the coming weeks remain to be seen, but I think that their implications for US democracy and the rule of law could be far-reaching," said Ryo. The article was originally published by The Conversation, also featured on Houston Chronicle, Alton Telegragh, and Salon.

  • Jeffrey Pearlman

    Courthouse News Service

    July 25, 2019

    Re: Jeffrey Pearlman

    Jeffrey Pearlman was quoted on a copyright infringement trial in which, a Christian hip hop artist Marcus Gray stated Katy Perry swiped elements of his song for her hit "Dark Horse". “When using the substantial similarity test, you often have a song that everyone’s heard,” said Pearlman, “Here, it’s a little more niche. The mere fact it’s on YouTube doesn’t tell you a lot about whether producers came across your music.” In a follow-up story covering damages owed by Perry to the hip hop artist and Perry’s lawyer vowing to appeal, Pearlman said if Perry’s team did not copy the beat intentionally, it’s not clear how they could have changed their behavior. “Under copyright law, it’s easier to avoid taking something than it is to accidentally copy something that already exists,” he said.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Chicago Tribune via The Conversation

    July 22, 2019

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Lantz Reisz published an expert commentary about asylum and immigration laws in the Trump era. "Throughout his presidency, Trump's immigration policy has clashed with immigration law and the Constitution," Lantz Reisz explained. "Trump has attempted to create or repeal immigration law without the required congressional action." The article was originally published by The Conversation.

  • Jonathan Barnett

    Truth on the Market

    July 18, 2019

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett published an op-ed discussing FTC v. Qualcomm. "Whether or not FTC v. Qualcomm is correctly decided largely depends on whether or not downstream firms’ interest in minimizing the costs of obtaining technology inputs from upstream R&D specialists aligns with the public interest in preserving dynamically efficient innovation markets," explained Barnett.

  • Ariela Gross

    The Washington Post

    July 18, 2019

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross co-wrote an op-ed discussing politicians and presidents questioning the citizenship of people of color and equating the equating citizenship to whiteness, by telling the history of people of color fought for their freedom in the U.S. "We are still reckoning with the legacy of the injustices that tied citizenship with racial identity," they wrote. "When politicians and presidents question the citizenship of people of color, they are tapping into the worst strain in American law and politics, equating citizenship to whiteness. We must draw instead on the tradition of Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, who fought for justice and full citizenship for all Americans."

  • Sam Erman

    The Hill

    July 18, 2019

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman published an op-ed talking about his experiences working with Justice John Paul Stevens and the judicial philosophy of Justice Stevens. "His modesty and effort to understand others’ points of view were not just commendable personality traits: They were core intellectual and professional commitments," Erman wrote. "Justice John Paul Stevens trusted judges to exercise judgment and demanded that they do so conscientiously and modestly. By exemplifying these commitments, he demonstrated their worth, hopefully enduringly. It is but one reason he will be missed. "

  • Ariela Gross

    Los Angeles Times

    July 15, 2019

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted on President Trump's racist tweets toward four Democratic congresswomen of color. “What’s the go-to move to question somebody’s loyalty and allegiance to the country? ‘Let’s see your birth certificate because I don’t know if you’re really an American,’” Gross said. “That’s something that Donald Trump did long before he became president.”

  • Daria Roithmayr

    Business Insider

    July 15, 2019

    Re: Daria Roithmayr

    Daria Roithmayr was credited with the discovery of statements made by presidential candidate Joe Biden, which are now facing increased scrutiny.

  • Abby K. Wood

    CBS News

    July 15, 2019

    Re: Abby K. Wood

    Abby K. Wood was quoted on a proposed California law that would require presidential candidates to release federal tax returns of five years. "The Constitution prohibits states from adding additional 'qualifications' for ballot access, but no court has analyzed whether requiring tax return disclosure is a 'qualification,'" said Wood. "The courts have upheld generally applicable, 'procedural' ballot access requirements, while striking down 'substantive' ones. It's easy to argue that this is a procedural requirement."

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    CBS Los Angeles

    July 12, 2019

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Lantz Reisz was interviewed about Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids that are expected to take place this weekend. "Anybody who is out of status is at risk," she explained. "It's really important to have a plan, as well as to know what to say and know what your rights are. It's the governments burden to prove that somebody is removable."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM

    July 10, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about a new bill that would broaden the uses of wiretapping in California courts. "The concern that people on the civil liberties side, and those who have a keen interest in privacy rights, they would ask, are we taking a sledgehammer rather than a scalpel to a particular problem?," explained Armour.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    July 10, 2019

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery published an op-ed discussing Joe Biden's tax returns that were made public. " That is why disclosure is so important, after all -- so that citizens can have facts and be informed voters," explained McCaffery.

  • Christopher D. Stone

    Mother Jones

    July 9, 2019

    Re: Christopher D. Stone

    Christopher Stone was quoted on granting legal rights to ecosystems. “Each time there is a movement to confer rights onto some new ‘entity,’ the proposal is bound to sound odd or frightening or laughable,” noted Stone in his seminal 1972 essay, “Should Trees Have Standing?”.

  • Jody David Armour

    Yahoo News

    July 6, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the use of body cameras in law enforcement. Armour stated that body cameras "have done quite a bit of good," but that they are only effective when strict regulations are properly enforced.

  • Sam Erman

    The Hill

    July 5, 2019

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman published an op-ed that details the story of Isabel Gonzalez, a Puerto Rican migrant who faced deportation, but fought against it. When Gonzalez's case made it to the Supreme Court in 1904, the court ruled unanimously that Puerto Ricans were Americans, despite its conservative leaning. "As the Supreme Court again tilts rightward, Isabel Gonzalez reminds us not to despair," wrote Erman. "Individuals of conscience willing to sacrifice and struggle can still make the world better. They can even do so in court. After all, conservatism is no monolith, and Supreme Court justices are more than ideologies."

  • Emily Ryo

    The Janesville Gazette

    July 3, 2019

    Re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was quoted about human rights violations at the U.S.-Mexico border. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data, the number of U.S. citizens who were interviewed, screened and given a determination about whether they are lawfully present or not increased 5,940 in 2016 to 27,540 in 2018. Ryo explained that these numbers could be under-counted, "because there is an ‘unknown’ category [in the ICE data set] and this could be more U.S. citizens who were swept up in removal actions because they ‘appear deportable.’” Ryo's quote was also mentioned in the Observer-Dispatch, Quad-City Times, Daily Local News, Tuscon.com, and The Salt Lake Tribune.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Guardian

    July 3, 2019

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard's book, "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money," was cited to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of American consumerism.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC FM'S "AirTalk"

    July 2, 2019

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody David Armour spoke about Senate Bill 439, which would expand law enforcement's ability to prosecute on charges other than those that are specifically considered within court-ordered wiretaps. "When it comes to a lot of crimes, like violent felonies, that evidence comes in," explained Armour. "But others, we're going to be more reluctant to let that evidence in, even though it's tempting to because they are serious crimes too. But that's the price we're going to have to pay for privacy and it is what has been the balance up until now, and this changes that balance."

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West Central Tribune
May 28, 2020
Re: Susan Estrich

Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed critiquing the coronavirus response from the Presidential administration and their divisive rhetoric. "We are living with the new normal, and it is frightening the extent to which it depends on a unity of purpose at the very time the president is politicizing this as a red state-blue state issue, threatening to pull the Republican National Convention from North Carolina unless the state promises him a full crowd," she said.

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