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King’s Easter epistle on civil disobedience

David Oppenheimer writes for Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2013

King had to decide whether to postpone the demonstration. He was expected to preside over Easter Sunday services in his own church, Ebenezer Baptist in Atlanta. His lawyer warned him that if he marched, he would probably still be in jail Sunday. His father and some of his aides urged him to comply with the order and go home. “I don’t know where the money [for bail] will come from,” he explained to them, “but I have to make a faith act.” Andrew Young later described the moment as the “beginning of [King's] true leadership.”


David Oppenheimer Clarifies SB 185

San Francisco Chronicle, October 2, 2011 by Nanette Asimov
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/02/BA301LBD9Q.DTL&type=printable

Currently, Oppenheimer said, college admissions officials may take into consideration whether applicants have had to overcome a disadvantage—but they can’t use race to determine if there has been a disadvantage. “This (bill) would permit that, as long as it doesn’t constitute a preference,” he said.


David Oppenheimer Challenges Assumptions of ‘Bake Sale’ Sponsors

The Daily Californian, September 27, 2011 by David Oppenheimer
http://bit.ly/qWZAi9

When that student, despite the disadvantages he faces because of racism, nonetheless makes it to Cal, he has already paid far more than the statistically typical white student sitting next to him in class. So let’s adjust those prices to reflect the truth about racial disadvantage.


David Oppenheimer Sheds Light on Workplace Disability Rights

The Daily Journal, May 21, 2010 by Catherine Ho
http://www.dailyjournal.com/ (requires registration; go to G:\Law School in the News\News Clips for article)

“It’s a requirement of California law that you make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, including bipolar disorder,” said Oppenheimer, who has taught courses in employment discrimination. “Where it’s a threat of violence, it’s difficult. The sensible thing to do is engage in an interactive process and see if there’s some way to accommodate them. On the other hand, it’s also true that the employer has an obligation to protect all employees. The disability doesn’t excuse someone from committing criminal acts.”