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Stephen Rosenbaum in the news:



Brown wins historic 4th term as governor

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in The Daily Californian, November 4, 2014

Stephen Rosenbaum, a campus lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law, said that although he is pleased with what the governor did for primary and secondary education, higher education “needs all the funds it can get.”


Stephen Rosenbaum discusses universal jurisdiction and diplomatic fallout

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed on Celebrity Court Radio, February 16, 2014
Universal jurisdiction is exercised over “individuals who will never be brought to justice in their own countries because of weak judicial systems, weak forms of due process. So, in other countries with more robust institutions—courts in particular—attempts have been made to… obtain remedies against some of these bad actors…from generals to presidents.”


Celebrity Court: the trials of Egyptian Presidents Morsi and Mubarak

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed on Blog Talk Radio, November 17, 2013

“We have…the irony of …one dictator [Mubarak] getting increasing levels of liberty and another shut out more and more. Morsi, for instance, didn’t even have access to his lawyers until his [first] day in court.”


The detention of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed by Celebrity Court Radio, August 18, 2013

“As to the authority [for detaining Morsi], like so much that’s been happening the few years [since the revolution], we have vacant institutions and ad hoc laws…. Even those who may be in favor of the overthrow are not necessarily pleased with the continued detention and lack of due process.”


CelebrityCourt: the Oscar Pistorius trial

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed by celebritycourtradio, June 9, 2013

The case of Oscar Pistorius really raises some underlying issues about the criminal justice system and the judicial system in general in South Africa…. What comes out from South Africa’s own reporting, a working group called the Criminal Justice System Working Group … is that more than half of the estimated two million criminal cases reported annually were never resolved. And we see that with the Pistorius case, the screw-up that’s gone on in the investigative process.


Celebrity Court: hearings for CIA nominee John Brennan

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed for celebritycourtradio, February 10, 2013

“For a while now, a number of human rights advocacy organizations have been pressing the administration, both in court and outside of court, notably the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights, to release internal memos on the [drone] policy. On the eve of the Brennan hearing, that’s exactly what the administration did—to try and do some damage control before the Congressional hearings


Experts comment on the Innocence of Muslims film by Mark Youssef

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed by Celebrity Court Radio, November 11, 2012

“It’s difficult for both Americans to understand the intensity of the issue [religious defamation] and for Muslims in the Arab world, and outside the Arab world, to really understand our government’s role in controlling this kind of [free] speech.”


Berkeley High counselor suspended following alleged sexual misconduct

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in The Daily Californian, May 7, 2012

The hurdles imposed by the commission … and the amount of time it took them to investigate “explains why it took a lawsuit to get any more meaningful action,” Rosenbaum said in an email.


Who’s teaching whom?

Eleanor Swift and Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in California Lawyer, May 2012

“The university and the professor were very, very upset about that case,” notes Eleanor Swift, a Berkeley law professor who was one of several unofficial faculty advisors to the Campus Rights Project. “I know the student conduct office hated the CRP,” she adds.

“The CRP has been a thorn in the side of the administration and top-notch in their legal work,” says Stephen A. Rosenbaum, a longtime lecturer at the law school who, like Swift, has worked closely with the group. “They represent the finest in the tradition of student activism, going back to the Free Speech Movement of the sixties,” he adds.


Parents of disabled children sue California DOE

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in Examiner, April 24, 2012

He says that “the time has come to take on the system as a whole. We let another generation of children with disabilities slip through the cracks.”


Stephen Rosenbaum Criticizes Law Intended to Protect Mentally Ill

The Oakland Tribune, February 25, 2012 by Tammerlin Drummond
http://www.insidebayarea.com/top-stories/ci_20046550

“It hasn’t done it very well,” UC Berkeley [lecturer] Stephen Rosenbaum says. “Every time an incident like this occurs, it raises the question, what should we be doing? There are no easy answers.”


Stephen Rosenbaum Helps Qatar University Launch Law Clinic

ABODE Magazine, February 2012 by ABODE
http://issuu.com/abodemagazine/docs/abodefeb2012

“The clinic will consist of lectures, they’ll learn some skills, learn how to draft laws, learn how to work with media anytime they do legislation, learn Qatar laws, they will learn about research skills and strategizing. Plus they’ll learn a little bit of background of domestic violence and probably a little bit of Sharia, they’ll have some guest speakers. There will be classroom sessions and practical experience.”

Stephen Rosenbaum Helps Qatar University Launch Law Clinic

ABODE Magazine, February 2012 by ABODE
http://www.printcomqatar.com/index.htm(Inactive link)
“The clinic will consist of lectures, they’ll learn some skills, learn how to draft laws, learn how to work with media anytime they do legislation, learn Qatar laws, they will learn about research skills and strategizing. Plus they’ll learn a little bit of background of domestic violence and probably a little bit of Sharia, they’ll have some guest speakers. There will be classroom sessions and practical experience.”


Stephen Rosenbaum Applauds Students’ Campus Rights Project

Daily Journal, March 10, 2011 by Laura Ernde
http://bit.ly/8T4Z6t (registration required; go to H:\Law School in the News\In the News 2011\News Clips for article)

Rosenbaum said the current crop of law students began the project as a way to support the protest movement on campus but got mired in a protracted disciplinary process. “Like any good lawyers, they learned to work within that process to advocate for their clients,” he said.


Stephen Rosenbaum Contests Professor’s Legal Claim

The Daily Californian, February 10, 2011 by Aaida Samad and True Shields
http://www.dailycal.org/article/111890/ruling_relocates_lawsuit_against_professor_to_appe

Stephen Rosenbaum, a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law who was appointed to speak for Wolf during the hearing, contended that DiMartino did not warrant immunity because his role was “educational,” not judicial.


Stephen Rosenbaum Files Complaint in Berkeley Sex-Harassment Case

The Daily Californian, November 18, 2010 by Gabby Fastiggi
http://bit.ly/hRDXYp

“While we understand the privacy and employment-related due process protections afforded an employee … an equitable or effective process should inform the complainant of the investigation’s anticipated corrective action beyond a vague ‘taking appropriate personnel action,’” Rosenbaum stated in the complaint.


Stephen Rosenbaum Believes Court Access Essential to Democracy

Le Soleil, October 14, 2010 by Aliou Kande
http://fr.allafrica.com/stories/201010140615.html

“The courts must be models of accessibility, open to all, including children, and they must accommodate persons with disabilities.”


Stephen Rosenbaum Calls for Reform of Student Conduct Code

The Daily Californian, September 27, 2010 by Aaida Samad
http://www.dailycal.org/article/110489/november_protesters_hearings_commence

“The protracted nature of these proceedings is one more indication that the student conduct code—both its text and implementation—is in need of repair,” said Stephen Rosenbaum, a lecturer at the law school who has represented student activists in the past, in an e-mail. “Any potential educational or judicial value of the process is obscured by the delay.”


Stephen Rosenbaum Criticizes School District’s Denial of Sex-Harassment Claim

The Oakland Tribune, September 16, 2010 by Doug Oakley
http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_16096096

“I am surprised that he has not been terminated or transferred to an administrative position,” Rosenbaum said. “And I’m not satisfied that he remains on campus.” Rosenbaum appealed the district’s finding of inappropriate behavior, only to receive what he called a “terse and dismissive” letter from Superintendent Bill Huyett denying his appeal.


Stephen Rosenbaum Remembers Paul K. Longmore

Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2010 by Valerie J. Nelson
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-paul-longmore-20100816,0,1553457.story

Stephen Rosenbaum, a staff attorney for the advocacy group Disability Rights California, said in a statement: “I once heard Paul introduced as the ‘ James Dean’ of disability studies. That captures the combination of intellectual, rebel and down-to-earth man he was.”


Stephen Rosenbaum Approves UC Decision to Drop Charges against Students

The New York Times, Bay Area Blog, May 5, 2010 by Rachel Gross
http://bayarea.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/05/05/u-c-berkeley-drops-charges-against-some-students/

“I would rather” that the resolution “happened sooner, and we need to continue to be vigilant,” said Steve Rosenbaum, Ms. Miller’s lawyer and a lecturer at Boalt Hall School of Law at Berkeley who has been advising many of the student activists. “But it is definitely good news.”