Bob Berring profiled in China Daily, January 31, 2014
“The Chinese view of history, grounded in a polity that had endured for millennia, fascinated me. What perspective could the American experience bring when the nation had not even lasted as long as a single Chinese dynasty?”
Bob Berring profiled in China Daily, January 31, 2014
Barry Krisberg quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, January 30, 2014
We have the political theorists on board. What about average, middle-class Americans? Barry Krisberg … who has been advising the supporters of the bill, says you might be surprised. “If they can get it to the ballot, it will pass,” Krisberg says. “There’s been polling on this, and 60 percent of Californians say just because someone uses drugs, they don’t want that person to be incarcerated.”
Nancy Lemon cited by KTVU, January 30, 2014
During the four day trial, Nancy Lemon, UC Berkeley Law lecturer and leading authority on domestic violence, testified that Paulo suffered from battered woman syndrome and had a clear history of being abused physically and emotionally by her boyfriend over several years.
Jeanne Woodford quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, January 29, 2014
Jeanne Woodford … agreed, saying health care for former inmates should be viewed as a public safety issue. “I think one only has to look at when AIDS became an issue. There were people leaving prison HIV-positive or with full-blown AIDS and there was no treatment in the community, so they would violate their parole on purpose to get medical care,” she said, adding that recidivism among those populations declined once cities started offering more treatment.
Karen Tani co-authors article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 28, 2014
Some readers may instinctively recoil from any proposal that involves “more school,” but at their best, dual-degree programs can offer a solution to two key problems now confronting the history profession: relevancy and employment prospects.
Ian Haney López interviewed by HuffPost Live, January 28, 2014
“Through terms like ‘welfare queen,’ Republicans have convinced the majority of whites that the biggest threat in their lives comes from poor minorities who are ripping them off, when, in fact, the biggest threat in the lives of almost all Americans comes from concentrated wealth: from very rich individuals and from corporations that have taken over government, have taken over the marketplace, and have rigged the rules in their favor.”
Prasad Krishnamurthy writes for CLS Blue Sky Blog, January 27, 2014
The regulation of banks by the federal banking agencies has traditionally been grounded in discretionary standards. Recent calls for cost-benefit analysis of agency regulations have arisen, in part, from a deep skepticism toward broad discretionary authority.
Barry Krisberg quoted in Daily Journal, January 27, 2014 (registration required)
“It looks like the state has come a way down the road in terms of embracing reforms that have been on the table before and they haven’t considered before,” said Barry Krisberg.
Ethan Elkind writes for the Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2014
Finally, rail-accessible development can create convenient, walkable neighborhoods that meet the growing demand among millennials, childless professionals and empty nesters to move “back to the city” — as many recent urban success stories attest.
Marjorie Shultz quoted in San Jose Mercury News, January 25, 2014
Professor Emeritus Marjorie Shultz, who specializes in medical ethics, said the family’s personal religious beliefs cannot compel a hospital to abide. “The thing that might have weight is our knowledge of the brain is still quite limited, and we have a tendency to confuse what we can measure as a fact,” she said. However, Shultz said it would likely take the legislature to craft a similar law to those in New Jersey or New York to make any real change.
Maria Echaveste and Jennifer Granholm cited in San Francisco Chronicle, January 23, 2014
Jennifer Granholm, a former Michigan governor … will co-chair the Priorities Action USA political action committee…. law Professor Maria Echaveste, White House deputy chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, was also named Thursday to the PAC’s 14-member board.
“I want to elect a president who will appoint a Supreme Court justice who will overturn Citizens United so there is no necessity or no legality for this unfettered flow of money,” said Granholm.
Taeku Lee cited in the Washington Post, January 22, 2014
The appendix also features more than 2,000 pages of testimony and political science research on election administration issues. Scholars such as … Taeku Lee (Berkeley) … testified before the commission. Their research, as well as the testimony of an even greater number of election administrators, was critical in focusing the commission on the facts of election administration as we know them.
Stephen Sugarman writes for The New York Times, January 20, 2014
“Otherwise, as tragic as it is for the victims and close survivors of mass violence, their situation in the end is no different from the terrible situations in which the victims and survivors of everyday individual deadly violence find themselves. Ordinarily, therefore, it would seem unjust to single out mass violence events for publicly funded compensation.”
David Gamage cited on Netquote.com, January 16, 2014
When it comes to health insurance, divorcing couples run into a problem if both parties were on one employer-sponsored insurance plan, says David Gamage.
Barry Krisberg quoted in San Jose Mercury News, January 14, 2014
“It’s what I call justice by geography. The juvenile court has wide disparities in the amount of penalties it connects to specific behaviors,” said Barry Krisberg …. “On average, Santa Clara (County) has lower sentences than other places. They’ve embraced the treatment and rehabilitation strategy”—a mission of California’s welfare and institutions code—”so this doesn’t completely surprise me.”
Ian Haney López interviewed on MSNBC, January 13, 2014
“In order for people to have a path out of poverty, and in order for the middle class to thrive, we need a government that’s geared towards helping the middle class, not a government geared towards helping the rich. But in order to have that, we need to stop being divided by race. And how are we being divided by race? We’re being divided by race by a new sort of racial rhetoric that operates in code.”
Deirdre Mulligan quoted in TIME Technology & Media, January 8, 2014
Deirdre Mulligan, a law professor at University of California at Berkeley who focuses on technology and who is a G.N.I. member, said that she hoped more companies would eventually join the program beyond the three that took part in the assessment…. “You have to start somewhere,” she said. “While it’s only three companies, they have an inordinate reach across the globe.”
Paul Schwartz, Deirdre Mulligan, Chris Hoofnagle quoted in Forbes TECH blog, January 6, 2014
Paul [Schwartz] explained that the state-federal dialogue has broken down because the current Congress is gridlocked. Meanwhile, California continues enacting “a tidal wave of California privacy laws.” He cautioned against waiting for a “federal Godot,” i.e., expecting Congress to reengage productively on privacy regulation.
Deirdre Mulligan … praised California’s long reputation for privacy leadership. She said regulators outside California look to California as a laboratory of experimentation, and those experiments have ripple effects across the globe.
Elisabeth Semel quoted in the Sacramento Bee, January 5, 2014
Semel says the [clinic] brief urges the court “to ultimately decide that when a trial court rejects a Batson objection, the court must explain on the record that it has evaluated all the circumstances related to the issue of discrimination. If a trial judge fails to do so, a reviewing court should not accept the trial court’s unexplained ruling.”
Eric Biber interviewed on NPR, January 5, 2014
Eric Biber … says no one realized how common carcinogens are. Today, the list of potentially toxic chemicals is so long that it’s confusing to businesses that are trying to comply with the law, and that’s only half the problem. “The law uses a citizen-suit provision in which anyone can sue a company for violating the law,” Biber says. “The problem is it does create an incentive for more and more people to sue.”