Faculty & Gould School of Law in the News

USC Gould professors are frequently sought by the media to serve as legal experts. This section highlights news citations in which USC Gould faculty are quoted and USC Gould is featured in stories.

  • Jody David Armour

    Atlanta Black Star

    November 16, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the impact of Proposition 47 on California's prisons. “And now here’s California reversing itself again. In some ways, I feel heartened that the electorate itself has taken this issue to heart,” Armour said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Al Jazeera

    November 14, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the impact of California's Proposition 47 on inmate populations. “And now here’s California reversing itself again,” said Armour. “In some ways, I feel heartened that the electorate itself has taken this issue to heart.”

  • Jody David Armour

    KCBS-TV

    November 14, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about a sexual assault case involving a Los Angeles Unified School District employee. “In light of her sexual history, she knew what sex was. The state wouldn’t want to hear any of that....We don’t inquire into your capacity if you’re under 18,” Armour said.

  • Michael Chasalow

    The Orange County Register

    November 12, 2014

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was quoted about a takeover deal involving Allergan, Inc. and Ireland-based Actavis PLC. “If Allergan strikes a deal with Actavis and Valeant wants to challenge it, they’re going to sue,” said Chasalow. “But they are also going to need to make a real bid that is at least on par with whatever the Actavis bid is, so they have a basis to challenge in court what they will argue is Allergan’s ‘improper’ refusal of the deal with Valeant.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Revolt TV

    November 7, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the racial implications of a study on the intelligence of pop-music fans. “The idea that there’s a link between SATs and intelligence is shaky to begin with; even if we assumed that SATs are related to intelligence in any way, to say that listening to Nas and Pac and Cube and Big and Jay-Z… that somehow only less smart people are drawn to that, is absurd...Think about how this feeds stereotypes. Jordan Davis was shot because he was blasting ‘loud music’ from his van; so you’re telling me that if he was blasting Beethoven, he would’ve been shot as quickly as if he were blasting Nas or Hole?”

  • John Matsusaka

    The Christian Science Monitor

    November 5, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted about marijuana legalization initiatives. “Who would have guessed three years ago that we would now have marijuana legalized in four states and the District of Columbia?” asked Matsusaka. “The speed at which this once-fringe issue has gained popular acceptance and moved into the mainstream is stunning.”

  • John Matsusaka

    The New York Times

    November 5, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    The Initiative and Referendum Institute was cited regarding a declining number of citizen-led ballot initiatives. According to the Institute, the numbers of ballot measures are actually trending down even though it may seem as if voters had an overwhelming number of issues to decide. The number of citizen-led initiatives and referendums was at its lowest in an even-numbered year since 1974, in part because some states have made it more difficult to put measures on the ballot.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Los Angeles Times

    November 4, 2014

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    The USC Gould School of Law held a panel discussion on Civil Rights featuring “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts who was involved in a controversy after she was arrested in a September encounter with police. In addition to the LA Times, ABC7, NBC4, CBS Local, Hollywood Reporter, Time Magazine, the Daily Trojan, Annenberg TV and NY Daily News covered the event.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Monthly

    November 4, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Monthly reviewed Edward Kleinbard’s book "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money.” The review concludes that “though Kleinbard acknowledges the need for reform of the taxation of capital income, his rigorous and thoughtful analysis of alternatives should frustrate both conservatives and liberals searching for a sound-bite solution.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    CBS News' "Money Watch"

    November 4, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited about America's corporate tax rates.

  • John Matsusaka

    The Washington Post

    November 3, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    Data from the Initiative and Referendum Institute was cited on this year's citizen-led ballot initiatives. Nearly one-quarter of the questions on this year’s ballot are citizen-led initiatives, a policymaking tool with a roughly 2 in 5 historical chance of passing, according to data compiled by the Institute.

  • John Matsusaka

    The New York Times

    November 3, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted about the popularity of minimum wage hike ballot initiatives. “These groups have noticed that minimum-wage increases can easily pass — they have seen this in the past few years,” said Matsusaka. “They can’t get it through the legislatures in these red states, so they do it this way.”

  • John Matsusaka

    The Inquisitr

    November 3, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted about the popularity of minimum wage hike ballot initiatives. “These groups have noticed that minimum-wage increases can easily pass — they have seen this in the past few years. They can’t get it through the legislatures in these red states, so they do it this way.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune

    November 1, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about foreign profits driving corporate America's push for tax inversions. “Hoarded foreign profits are driving corporate America’s recent push for so-called inversions. In such deals, companies move their legal residences to low-tax foreign countries while keeping most operations in the United States,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg TV

    October 31, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about how a revenue shortfall will impact the narrowing of the U.S. deficit. “We don’t have the revenue to support the government base we have today,” he said.

  • Emily Ryo

    KPCCFM's "Airtalk"

    October 31, 2014

    Re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was interviewed about the federal government processing the legal cases of unaccompanied minors who have been apprehended at the border in the last year. “The case could be a "sea change" for immigration courts. But, the process could take a long time – perhaps years – to work its way through the legal system,” she said.

  • Jonathan Barnett

    Law360

    October 31, 2014

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett was featured in a Q&A profile. On intellectual property law, Barnett explained that "IP rights cannot be understood without embedding those rights in the portfolio of legal and nonlegal instruments that firms can employ to monetize innovation... IP has to be understood in connection with contracts, corporate structures and technological measures."

  • Dan Nabel

    Daily Journal

    October 30, 2014

    Re: Dan Nabel

    A column was run by Dan Nabel School about "fair use" of course materials prepared by universities and professors.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Bloomberg TV

    October 29, 2014

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    Edward Kleinbard’s book "We Are Better Than This," was featured. Kleinbard discussed income inequality in the U.S. "Our largest asset class is ourselves – investing in ourselves as human beings," Kleinbard said. "That's where inequality really ends up being a gene that's passed on, because the rich can do so much more to invest in their kids." Bloomberg TV ran another interview with Kleinbard on how lower gas prices affect the middle-class. NPR News' "The Diane Rehm Show" interviewed Kleinbard about income inequality.

  • John Matsusaka

    MSNBC

    October 28, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted about the popularity of minimum wage hikes. “Minimum wage increases have been popular with voters across the country — every state-level measure in the 21st century has passed — and opinion polls suggest that this year’s measures are headed to passage as well,” said Matsusaka.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Hollywood Reporter

    October 27, 2014

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School's Entertainment Law and Business panel discussion was covered this past Saturday. Discussions included the evolving nature of entertainment technology, the schism between Hollywood and Silicon Valley and how personal brands can become content. The Hollywood Reporter ran a second story.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    October 25, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited about a progressive tax system in the United States.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Fortune

    October 24, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about American companies being required to pay income tax on interest and dividends on offshore cash. “American companies are required to pay U.S. income tax on interest and dividends earned on their offshore cash, regardless of whether that income is repatriated to the U.S,,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    October 23, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about new regulations that could make U.S. companies easier targets for international takeovers. “Non-inverted companies may now be more vulnerable to foreign acquirers, particularly because they have unresolved tax issues,” he said.

  • Dan Nabel

    CCTV

    October 22, 2014

    Re: Dan Nabel

    Dan Nabel was interviewed about a lawsuit involving the Ford Motor Company and the music industry. “Ford and GM are selling 2 million to 3 million cars, and you go back three years and that’s tens of billions which they’re seeking which is absurd. Rather than innovate and create new business models, the approach has been, let’s just sue people. I think the likelihood they succeed against Ford is almost none,” Nabel said.

  • John Matsusaka

    The Washington Post

    October 21, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted in an Associated Press story about the popularity of minimum wage ballot proposals. He said that minimum wage proposals tend to be popular even in conservative states, as All 10 of the statewide measures considered since 2000 have passed. Matusaka also noted that although ballot initiatives generally increase turnout by about 1 or 2 percent, it’s less clear how they affect candidates on the ballot.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    October 18, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard and his new book, "We Are Better Than This” were featured. Kleinbard's perspective was called "moral and farsighted." The story cited a New York Times op-ed by Kleinbard asserting that the U.S. needs to spend its revenue more progressively rather than focus on collecting taxes more progressively. "Fiscal policy is an exercise in applied moral philosophy as well as economics," Kleinbard said.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    NPR News’s affiliate WGBH-TV

    October 17, 2014

    Re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield was interviewed about the need for change in the legal field. Lawyers need to leverage new technology to increase accessibility to advising and services, she said. "Lawyers are the ones that should be living within the context of 'what is it that people really need?'" Hadfield said. What’s missing is a platform to help connect lawyers with people who need legal help. Hadfield says that currently, “the only way those platforms can emerge in a really robust way is if lawyers build them themselves, finance them themselves, and run them themselves. They can’t share their profits with anybody else, like a software developer who has a great idea.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Forbes

    October 15, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited about Ireland doing away with its "Double Irish" tax structure for multinational corporations. “In the long term, what’s most important to Ireland is to preserve its low corporate tax rate — not reduce a firm’s tax burden even further,” Kleinbard said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Take Part

    October 15, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the complex meanings of the "N" word.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    October 10, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    An op-ed by Edward Kleinbard ran about how to create an American fiscal system that addresses growing income inequality. While many academics advocate for a raising top marginal income tax as a solution, that's only half of the equation, Kleinbard wrote. The other half is how tax monies are spent: "The better response to income disparity is not to tax the rich more, but to boost revenue over all so that government can invest more, and offer higher quality social insurance programs." Harvard Business Review commented on Kleinbard's op-ed. The Washington Post ran a review of Kleinbard's book, "We Are Better Than This," which is "packed with powerful data, fresh insights, unassailable analysis, and a set of recommendations that are both economically and politically viable."

  • Abby K. Wood

    The New York Times

    October 10, 2014

    Re: Abby K. Wood

    A study by Abby Wood and a colleague was cited. The study found that small donors to political campaigns were just as likely to be active after the Citizens United decision as before.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Huffington Post

    October 9, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard's new book, "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money," was reviewed by Jared Bernstein, former Obama administration economist and CNBC and MSNBC contributor. In his review, Bernstein writes: "This book will not only help you separate the sense from the nonsense in America's fiscal debate. Far more importantly, it will remind you why we need a functional federal government and the extremely high costs in terms of our economic well-being, today and tomorrow, of its absence... Kleinbard describes himself as a "Dutch uncle" which the dictionary tells me is someone who admonishes sternly and bluntly... tells us the hard truths whether we want to hear them or not. But he's actually considerably friendlier than that, and while the book is dense with subject matter that ranges from the national income accounting system to the precise definition of capital income in the tax code, he works hard to make it all reader friendly."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    October 9, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about a tax dispute between Google and France which could have repercussions for multinationals operating in other European countries.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    October 8, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about a tax dispute between Google and France which could have repercussions for multinationals operating in other European countries.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    Dallas Morning News

    October 3, 2014

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quoted about a Dallas Ebola patient who faces prosecution if he returns to Liberia. “Lying to Liberian authorities would not in any way trigger grounds for deportation,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    September 30, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted in an editorial about the European Commission public accusing Ireland of giving illegal subsidies to Apple. Kleinbard likens Ireland’s favorable tax treatment of Apple to the tax breaks that American states and cities often give to businesses that promise to create jobs.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    September 30, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted in a story about Europeans accusing Ireland of giving an illegal tax break to Apple. “The light bulb has gone off that trade wars by another name and conducted through the tax system are just as ruinous,” Kleinbard said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg News

    September 30, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the European Commission’s crackdown on Ireland and Apple over tax avoidance. “I think there is real reform underway. European jurisdictions in particular have woken up to the fact that multinational firms are systematically underreporting their tax liabilities in the jurisdictions where they actually do business,” Kleinbard said.

  • John Matsusaka

    Dallas Morning News

    September 29, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    A study by the USC Initiative and Referendum Institute was cited. The study found that since 2000, every state proposal to raise the minimum wage has passed by an average of 65 percent of the votes.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Dallas Morning News

    September 29, 2014

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    A study by the USC Initiative and Referendum Institute was cited. The study found that since 2000, every state proposal to raise the minimum wage has passed by an average of 65 percent of the votes.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    San Francisco Chronicle

    September 28, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate tax avoidance strategies known as inversions. “In ; versions are economically rational deals as reimagined by Lewis Carroll’s Humpty Dumpty,” Kleinbard said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    September 25, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard's book, “We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money,” and his scholarship were featured in a story about corporate tax avoidance strategies. "U.S. multinational firms have established themselves as world leaders in global tax avoidance strategies," Kleinbard said.

  • John Matsusaka

    NPR

    September 25, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was interviewed about how no minimum wage initiative has ever determined the outcome of a state race. "The Democrats might get a bump from this but the people who look closely at these data have a hard time finding that it makes a big difference," he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Salon

    September 25, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard’s recent paper about corporate tax strategies was cited.

  • Edwin Smith

    CCTV (China)

    September 25, 2014

    Re: Edwin Smith

    Edwin Smith was interviewed about the nation’s response to the state crisis.

  • Jody David Armour

    Pacifica Radio KPFK-FM's "Uprising"

    September 25, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the impact of racial profiling has on the psyche of young African-Americans. “Negative stereotypes can be rooted in racial statistical generalizations or unconscious biases. Let me give you one example of statistical generalizations. Jesse Jackson said, 'Nothing in this point of my life bothered me more than to walk down the street, hear suspicious footsteps, start thinking robbery, turn around, see a white face, and feel relieved,'” Armour said. KPFK-FM ran a second interview about Armour's own experiences with racial profiling.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    International Business Times

    September 24, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about Microsoft buying foreign companies for tax purposes. “They’re hoisted on their own petard,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    September 23, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about new rules enacted by the Obama Administration to limit corporate tax inversions. “The new rules are very bold and far-reaching and likely to affect many transactions that are motivated by gaining access to offshore cash” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    USA Today

    September 23, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the tax impact of inversions to shareholders. "The market as a whole seems to be less sensitive to shareholder-level tax than one might expect," he said.

  • John Matsusaka

    The Wall Street Journal

    September 16, 2014

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted about statewide ballot measures boosting voter turnout, but not necessarily driving voters to one party or the other. “While each statewide ballot measure boosts turnout by 1%, there is no evidence that ballot questions drive voters to one party or the other,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Washington Examiner

    September 16, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the role corporate tax inversions play in boosting stock prices. In other words, inversions are about boosting stock prices and have nothing to do with actual business operations or competing internationally. On the other hand, higher stock prices raise the capitalization of a company, which allows it, for example, to borrow more to invest in growth,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Chicago Business

    September 15, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the tax benefits American companies enjoy through corporate tax inversions. “As any sophisticated corporation knows, various tax loopholes keep that nominal rate nominal. One of the biggest is the practice of keeping much of their income overseas and out of reach of the IRS. Altogether, American corporations paid an effective tax rate of 12.6 percent in 2010, the last year for which figures are available,” he said.

  • David Cruz

    Agence France-Presse

    September 15, 2014

    Re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about the Supreme Court deciding the issue of gay marriage. On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court made history by invalidating parts of the Defense of Marriage Act, which restricted marriage to heterosexual couples. But the nine justices left it to each state to decide whether to legalize gay marriage. In Utah and Virginia, where lower courts have struck down the state bans, the Supreme Court has blocked couples from marrying as it weighs whether to legalize the unions nationwide. "If the Court were simply to deny review in all these cases, then the stays would be lifted and tens of millions of people would then be living in marriage equality states," he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    September 15, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    The publication cited Edward Kleinbard’s work was on tax benefits American companies enjoy through corporate tax inversions. Politico, Hearst Newspapers, Chicago Business, The Houston Chronicle and Connecticut Post also quoted Kleinbard about corporate tax inversions.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Hearst Newspapers

    September 14, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about the tax benefits American companies enjoy through corporate tax inversions. "Inversions are economically rational deals as reimagined by Lewis Carroll's Humpty Dumpty," he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    September 14, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate tax inversions. Inversions may make it much easier to reduce American corporate taxes, Kleinbard said in a recent report. He opposes inversions, saying they are stripping the United States of its tax base.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Houston Chronicle

    September 14, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the battle on Capitol Hill over tax inversions. "Inversions are economically rational deals as reimagined by Lewis Carroll's Humpty Dumpty," said Kleinbard. Corporate claims of tax-rate victimization are "a false narrative," Kleinbard wrote in a research paper called "'Competitiveness' Has Nothing to Do With It."

  • Dan Nabel

    Daily Journal

    September 11, 2014

    Re: Dan Nabel

    A column ran by Dan Nabel about a legal battle between Disney and Deadmau5 over the latter's "mouse" ears.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Crain's Chicago Business

    September 10, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the nation's corporate tax rate.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    September 9, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about loopholes in the U.S. tax code that make corporate tax inversions irresistible for American companies to take advantage of. The argument that a disparity of our uncompetitive corporate tax rate versus their business-friendly rates is driving the investing mania is inaccurate. Kleinbard states it in a recent report, “Competitiveness’ has nothing to do with it.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Politico

    September 9, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about inversion strategies. “I think it would be an extraordinary change in Treasury’s understanding of its role,” said Kleinbard. “I do not believe that Treasury should act recklessly — it is not in the long-term interest of the Treasury as an institution.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The New York Times

    September 8, 2014

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about loopholes in the U.S. tax code that make corporate tax inversions irresistible for American companies to take advantage of. “It isn’t so much that the corporate tax code is too tough or the rate is too high; rather, he says, companies are taking advantage of loopholes in the code that make inversions almost irresistible for corporate executives,” he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Guardian

    September 6, 2014

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    Edward Kleinbard was cited about the tax benefits Apple enjoyed due to its large foreign cash reserve. “Apple and firms like it are hoist by their own petard. They have gigantic pools of cash that are the fruit of their tax-avoidance labor but they can't enjoy it in the way they want because that is the deal. The way to look at the cash is not that it's a problem but that it's the result of the success US firms have had in generating stateless income," he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Guardian

    September 6, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited about the tax benefits Apple enjoyed due to its large foreign cash reserve. "Apple and firms like it are hoist by their own petard. They have gigantic pools of cash that are the fruit of their tax-avoidance labour but they can't enjoy it in the way they want because that is the deal. The way to look at the cash is not that it's a problem but that it's the result of the success US firms have had in generating stateless income."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Huffington Post

    September 4, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard’s paper on America's corporate tax burden, and how it's not as onerous on American companies as they claim, was covered. Kleinbard contends that U.S. companies have an advantage over their foreign competitors because of their ability to navigate around the high corporate tax rates. He also acknowledges that the current tax code is “highly distortive and inefficient.”

  • Jody David Armour

    The Huffington Post

    September 4, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about segregation in America's schools. We see an intersection of race and class… years and years of race inequality created class inequality. When you get rid of intentional racism - when you get rid of Jim Crow - you still have the legacy of Jim Crow and slavery living on, in the class divisions. Now, what you have are a lot of parents from middle-class backgrounds saying ‘we don’t want our kids with kids who are less prepared if they’re coming from truly disadvantaged backgrounds; it’s nothing personal; it’s not about race; it’s about wanting my kid to go a good school… one that’s not at the bottom of school systems rankings,’” Armour explained.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Newsweek

    September 4, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed in a Newsweek cover story on "corporate deadbeats." Kleinbard, who was identified in the story as “for decades one of the savviest Wall Street tax lawyers,” explained how multinationals’ “stateless income” tax planning gives them an advantage over domestic firms.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    San Antonio Business Journal

    September 3, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the tax benefits Burger King will receive by moving its headquarters to Canada. He predicts that Burger King will almost certainly reduce its taxes because Canada’s corporate income tax system is simply less expensive for multinational companies.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    September 3, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the tax benefits Burger King will receive by moving its headquarters to Canada. “If they don’t see any tax benefits going forward, they are probably not looking very hard,” Kleinbard said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Politico

    September 3, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the authority the U.S. Treasury has in reclassifying debt and equity. Kleinbard said Congress makes tax law and Treasury would be usurping its authority if it acts alone.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    September 3, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the U.S. Treasury regulating corporate tax inversions. “That’s going to be a problem for any board of directors considering an inversion,” said Kleinbard.

  • Edward McCaffery

    The Columbus DIspatch

    August 31, 2014

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about the tax benefits Burger King will reap by moving its headquarters to Canada. Economists are not sure Brown’s proposal is very practical. McCaffery of USC said, “You would have to get every country to sign off on it,” adding, “I’d say good luck with that.”

  • Edwin Smith

    CCTV

    August 31, 2014

    Re: Edwin Smith

    Edwin Smith was interviewed about the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. “Some of those states that are on the border with Russia, are quite concerned. There are some sallies going back and forth between Poland and Germany… I think there may be an increase in sanctions by NATO.”

  • Chloe Reid

    Los Angeles Times

    August 30, 2014

    Re: Chloe Reid

    Chloe Reid was quoted about a law school preparation program implemented at California community colleges. The story noted USC is a participant in the program, which includes 24 community colleges and six California law schools. ?"[Participation] naturally will be considered as a factor in the admissions process," said Reid.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    August 27, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was quoted about the Los Angeles Police Department's response to the shootings of suspects. Saltzman said an thorough investigation of Ford's death in a forthwright way was paramount. "For me, the most important question is how the department responds in situations like this one," Saltzman wrote in an email. "It is important for the chief and the department to make the review of the use of force as transparent as possible."

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Detroit Free Press

    August 27, 2014

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    John Matsusaka of the Initiative and Referendum Institute was quoted about the Michigan legislation overriding a referendum on wolf hunts. “The situation is Michigan really seems disrespectful of the people’s right to act as lawmakers,” Matsusaka said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Rolling Stone

    August 27, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the untaxed "offshore" profits of American corporations, which are often banked in Manhattan and invested in stocks and U.S. Treasury bonds. "There's this false notion that these funds are locked in a strongbox somewhere," said Kleinbard. "The money is already back in the U.S. economy."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    August 26, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited about corporate tax inversions, calling him the "author of the definitive analysis of inversions." Kleinbard suggests that by ending a policy that "rewards tax perversity over commercial reality,” along with a few other alterations in tax law, would stop most inversions.

  • Emily Ryo

    KPCC-FM

    August 26, 2014

    Re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was interviewed about the vast case loads faced by judges in L.A.'s immigration court system. Immigration judges hear three times as many cases as other judges, and Ryo notes the “huge disparity.” “LA courts in particular face an enormous number of cases, disproportionately so. You can imagine the amount of work, just handling the sheer number” of cases, Ryo said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New Yorker

    August 26, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about corporate tax inversions and Burger King's acquisition of Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons. “The stateless income-tax planning of multinational firms, led by U.S. firms, world leaders in tax-avoidance technology, is out of control,” said Kleinbard.

  • Daria Roithmayr

    MSNBC

    August 26, 2014

    Re: Daria Roithmayr

    Daria Roithmayr was interviewed about Ferguson and how the conservative movement views issues of police use of force. “There certainly does seem to be an opening for a fiscal conservative to argue against mass incarceration purely on fiscal grounds. Economic anxiety, research shows, provokes law and order conservatives to, in some sense, increase their conservatism.”

  • Jody David Armour

    KPFK-FM’s Uprising Radio

    August 26, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about protests in Ferguson, and how they have become a flashpoint for discussion of race in America. “It’s not that anybody’s bad; the world isn’t hostile of that because of [being treated differently], it just means we’re part of a struggle; we’re part of a beautiful struggle that goes back to slavery, goes through to Jim Crow; now we’re in the third phase -- mass incarceration and police brutality… You just have to accept that additional struggle.”

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    August 22, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Rob Saltzman was quoted about Jorge Azucena who died in police custody after pleading to the police that he could not breathe and was indeed going through an asthma attack. “There should not be any question that when somebody in custody is heard to say 'I cannot breathe,' the officers should promptly call for an ambulance," he said.

  • Alexander Capron

    The New York Times

    August 22, 2014

    Re: Alexander Capron

    An op-ed by Alexander Capron and a colleague about how to encourage people to donate their kidneys while curbing the development of an illicit organ market, was run. “Rather than proposing plans for buying kidneys, let's use our collective ingenuity to devise policies that respect voluntary living donors and the families of deceased donors for their generous solidarity with patients in need,” Capron and his colleague wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Examiner

    August 22, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    A paper by Edward Kleinbard on America's corporate tax burden, and how it's not as onerous on American companies as they claim, was covered. Kleinbard argues that “the current mania for inversions is driven by U.S. firms’ increasingly desperate need to do something with their $1 trillion in offshore cash,” and that U.S. competitiveness has nothing to do with it.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    August 21, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about Mark Mazur, the U.S. Treasury's point man in deterring corporate tax inversions.

  • Daria Roithmayr

    Slate

    August 20, 2014

    Re: Daria Roithmayr

    An op-ed by Daria Roithmayr and a colleague about the media's focus on First Amendment infringements in Ferguson was run. News outlets have focused nearly exclusively on the rights to free speech and assembly, but there are many instances of constitutional violations regarding due process. "The First Amendment is – in Pac-Man fashion – beginning to swallow up all the rest of our doctrine," Roithmayr wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    August 20, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour's live-chat about what Ferguson's police force can learn from the LAPD was covered. “What we have is a statistical disproportionality problem when it comes to blacks and crimes that's growing out of inequality. Either people are poor because they're bad, or they're bad because they're poor – those (kinds of) statistics make it hard to tell people not to profile when there's a statistical relationship between race and criminality... We have to start thinking about racial discrimination as something that grows out of social inequality and economic inequality, number one, and unconscious cognitive processes number two,” Armour said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    August 19, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed in a round-table live-chat about what Ferguson's police force can learn from the LAPD.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    August 19, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Research by Edward Kleinbard on America's corporate tax burden, and how it's not as onerous on American companies as they claim. Mother Jones covered the paper, in which Kleinbard writes that, thanks to the "feast of tax planning opportunities laid out before them on the groaning board of corporate tax expenditures," American companies pay tax rates comparable to those in France or Germany. The story was also covered by CBS News' "MoneyWatch" and The Huffington Post.

  • Michael H. Shapiro

    SF Weekly

    August 19, 2014

    Re: Michael H. Shapiro

    Michael Shapiro was quoted about the reliability of a site that crowdsources medical advice. "It's hard to see crowdsourcing as such as the practice of medicine," Shapiro said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    August 18, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed in a round-table live-chat about what Ferguson's police force can learn from the LAPD. “Nothing has changed but the year, in terms of the issues that keep on coming up...It's not just 'hoodlums' just looking for any excuse; it's just very frustrated people who, when justice seemed so flagrantly flouted, after so many years of living an unjust existence in this nation, they reached that breaking point; it's a tinder box that any spark is enough to make go off. We can go down the personal responsibility road, but we will lose sight of what really contributes to these kind of issues, going forward, if we do,” expressed Armour.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    August 18, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Research by Edward Kleinbard on America's corporate tax burden, and how it's not as onerous on American companies as they claim, was featured. Kleinbard said that while America's official corporate tax rate is 35 percent, companies paid an average of 12.6 percent in 2010 by stashing cash abroad. Corporate tax inversions, he said, are driven by some $2 trillion in cash American companies have stored abroad that they don't want to bring back to the United States. America's tax system is "highly distortive and inefficient," Kleinbard wrote.

  • Thomas D. Lyon

    Wired

    August 18, 2014

    Re: Thomas D. Lyon

    Tom Lyon was quoted about a study on how fables motivate children to tell the truth. “The results are certainly heartening,” said Lyon. “It would be wonderful if we can encourage children’s honesty better through carrots than sticks.”

  • Jody David Armour

    The Washington Post

    August 17, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the militarization of police and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “The lessons learned by many big-city departments after episodes of urban unrest appear to have been lost on Ferguson police,” said Armour.

  • Jody David Armour

    World Journal

    August 17, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the militarization of police and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Armour compared the situation to the Los Angeles riots.

  • Jody David Armour

    Bloomberg News

    August 17, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the militarization of police and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “The armaments, the weaponry, the tone that was set with the citizens when you come in with a shock-and-awe approach to policing -- when you’re surrounded by military armaments, the credo is more like ‘command and control’ than ‘serve and protect,’” Armour said. “Experience matters. It taught the LAPD and a lot of other departments that it may be best to avoid those kinds of confrontations with citizenry rather than fan the flames.”

  • Jody David Armour

    San Francisco Chronicle

    August 17, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the militarization of police and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “What we have (in Ferguson) is kind of a wake-up call," Armour said. "Nobody likes to see how sausage is made.” Armour said that it's tough for smaller departments to resist the offer of free weaponry and pointed out, “How are you going to say no to high-powered ammunition, vehicles and the like, when the government is offering this gratis?”

  • Jody David Armour

    NBC News

    August 16, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the militarization of police and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “Military armaments put more emotional and psychological distance between officers and citizens, and they undermine the ‘to serve and protect’ credo stenciled on the doors of many police cruisers,” Armour said.

  • Jody David Armour

    San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    August 16, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the militarization of police and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “Those same class issues, that same sense of racial inequality, social inequality, economic inequality, those same frustrations and resentments that roiled 49 years ago and exploded in the Watts riots are still in effect in 2014. We see them bursting out in Ferguson, Missouri, rather than in L.A.,” said Armour.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    August 15, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the militarization of police and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “Using this equipment tactically, using it sparingly and wisely is a very hard thing to do. When it's possible to get your hands on something for cheap or even for free that would otherwise be unattainable, it's hard to say no,” Armour said.

  • Jody David Armour

    LA Weekly

    August 15, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the militarization of police and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. “In the '80s and '90s, we were basically trained that in a lot of communities in South Central L.A., if one of the residents jaywalked or spit on the sidewalk, he was face down on the concrete,” said Armour. “The increasing militarization of law enforcement—in some ways L.A. has been at the forefront of that movement. The LAPD had the reputation of being one of the more paramilitary departments in the nation.”

  • Edwin Smith

    CCTV

    August 14, 2014

    Re: Edwin Smith

    Edwin Smith was interviewed about peace talks between Israel and Gaza. “I am not terribly confident that the idea of a U.N. mandate would be a workable idea, given that there has been so much skepticism, certainly on the Israeli side about the United Nations...The negotiating positions taken by both Hamas and Israel are almost mutually exclusive; each side is asking what the other for concessions that the other unwilling to give, and that's what makes settlement in these situations most difficult,” Smith said.

  • Elyn Saks

    NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV

    August 14, 2014

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was interviewed about her schizophrenia. Saks studies high-achieving individuals living with schizophrenia, and started a foundation in her name to support treatment of the mentally ill. "My advice is to get treatment ... You shouldn't have to suffer," Saks said. The story noted that Saks received an award from the American Psychological Association last week.

  • Dan Nabel

    Daily Journal

    August 13, 2014

    Re: Dan Nabel

    An op-ed by Dan Nabel about copyright law in regards to a series of selfies taken by an Indonesian monkey with a photographer's camera was featured. The photographer claimed he owned the copyright and distribution of the images online violated that copyright.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Examiner

    August 13, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited about the effect of corporate tax inversions. Kleinbard told the Washington Post last week that the JCT’s estimate “didn’t fully reflect the sharknado of inversions that is about to happen.”

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    August 12, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Rob Saltzman was interviewed about Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck winning a second term in office. Satlzman casted the lone vote against Beck, commenting that the chief had done well in some areas but had “fallen short of the commission’s expectations” in other important aspects of the job.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    August 12, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Rob Saltzman was quoted about LAPD Chief Charlie Beck’s new five year contract. The lone vote against a second term came from Saltzman and he argued that despite Beck’s many extraordinary achievements, LAPD would be better served “with new executive leadership.” “The most important aread where significant improvement is needed is in ensuring fairness and consistency indiscipline and transparency and respect for civilian oversight,” he said.

  • Rob Saltzman

    The New York Times

    August 12, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was cited as having cast the dissenting vote for the reappointment of Chief Charlie Beck of the LAPD.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Daily News

    August 11, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Rob Saltzman was quoted about concerns regarding Charlie Beck’s reappointment as Chief of the LAPD. ““There are a number of (discipline) decisions that trouble me, partly because I felt they were too lenient and partly because I felt they were inconsistent from cases otherwise similar,” he said.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    August 11, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Rob Saltzman was quoted about a Los Angeles Times investigation that revealed the LAPD’s inaccurate statistics of crime. “We must … make sure that future reports are accurate, both to be fully transparent, but also to make sure deployment of resources reflects the true incidence of crime,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Hill

    August 10, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the risks facing corporations leaving the U.S. for international tax shelters. “Firms need cordial relationships with their lawmakers across a wide range of issue. I would, frankly, worry more about my relationships with my lawmakers than I would public rage in the streets,” Kleinbard said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Huffington Post

    August 8, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate tax inversions. "Congress is in recess, and therefore there's no visible movement on any legislative front," Edward Kleinbard, a professor at the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California, told HuffPost. "There is a moral failing here -- but the moral failing is the Congress of the United States failing to do right by its citizens by addressing what are obviously flaws in the [tax] statute."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Politico

    August 8, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    A paper by Edward Kleinbard about the claim that the 35 percent corporate tax rate is driving U.S. companies to offshore tax shelters, was highlighted. "The recent surge in interest in inversion transactions is explained primarily by U.S. based multinational firms' increasingly desperate efforts to find a use for their stockpiles of offshore cash (now totaling around $1 trillion)," Kleinbard wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    NPR News

    August 7, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about the increase in corporate tax inversions. “It's a very attractive technique, and that's the reason why one might expect exponential growth if left unchecked,” Kleinbard noted.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg News

    August 7, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate tax inversions. He said that lawmakers should curb the “artificial” transactions immediately.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    August 6, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about an expected wave of corporate tax inversions that could severely affect the U.S. Treasury. “My guess is [the projected $20 billion in tax revenue loss] didn’t fully reflect the sharknado of inversions that is about to happen,” said Kleinbard.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Mother Jones

    August 6, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard’s view that the potential tax revenue loss is higher than $20 billion was cited.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Buzzfeed

    August 6, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    A Wall Street Journal op-ed on the need to stop corporate tax inversions, by Edward Kleinbard, was cited. Because inversions make it cheap for companies to bring cash back into the U.S., they evade taxes, “goose their stock prices through dividends and buybacks funded by low-taxed foreign cash,” wrote Kleinbard.

  • Rob Saltzman

    KPCC-FM

    August 6, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was quoted about allegations of favoritism cast against Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck. “The document would appear to be inconsistent with what he said… I was surprised and troubled by the document. I think when there is an appearance of conflict of interest, we should bend over backwards to make sure the transaction is handled by others,” said Saltzman.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg News

    August 5, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    An excerpt from "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money" by Edward Kleinbard was featured. Kleinbard wrote about income inequality being a very real and tangible force in America. "The buoyant middle class that inequality deniers purport to have discovered is a creature of a decades-long fiscal policy of borrowing against the future by delivering more transfer benefits than our current level of tax collections can support," Kleinbard wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post's "Wonkblog"

    August 5, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    An excerpt from "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money" by Edward Kleinbard was highlighted. "Defenders of the status quo have no answer to why the U.S. is an outlier in the rate at which income inequality has grown," Kleinbard wrote.

  • Rob Saltzman

    KPCC-FM

    August 5, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was quoted about allegations of favoritism cast against Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck. “I am concerned about the allegations and I am pleased that the inspector general is looking into them and will report back to us,” said Saltzman. “I’m waiting until we get to the end of the process before I make my decision.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg View

    August 4, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    An excerpt from "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money," by Edward Kleinbard, was featured. Kleinbard outlines how "rent seekers" have crafted loopholes in the tax code that benefit themselves at the ultimate expense of the country's economy. "Americans simply do not have equal opportunities," Kleinbard wrote. "This is more than an ethical or social issue: Underinvestment in human capital leads to lower productivity, which is to say, lower national income."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    NPR News's "The Diane Rehm Show"

    August 4, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed during a discussion about corporate tax inversions. “We know that they’re about lower tax rates. But the question is, in what sense is that true? And it turns out that inversions are largely driven by efforts to redeploy the huge stashes of offshore cash that U.S. firms now hold and to engage in a kind of a self-help to reduce U.S. tax burdens by stripping income out of the United States,” Kleinbard said.

  • Michael Chasalow

    San Francisco Chronicle

    August 4, 2014

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow of the USC Gould School about legal conflicts resulting from Hewlett-Packard's purchase of the company Autonomy. "You can make a stupid, terrible deal," like the Autonomy acquisition, said Chasalow. "But courts are generally not going to second-guess these decisions."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    August 2, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the impact of corporate tax inversions. "There is a breach of moral obligation and fiduciary duty here," Kleinbard said. "The moral failing is the refusal of Congress to do the most fundamental kind of loophole-closing."

  • Michael Chasalow

    The Orange County Register

    July 30, 2014

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was quoted about the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “You need a judge to fight with the probate court. This isn’t happening in a vacuum,” Chasalow said. “... Courts don’t like to fight with each other.”

  • Edward McCaffery

    Reuters

    July 29, 2014

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Ed McCaffery was quoted about the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "He can appeal as much as he likes, but the Clippers are going to be sold to Ballmer," McCaffery said.

  • Dan Nabel

    Daily Journal

    July 28, 2014

    Re: Dan Nabel

    An op-ed by Dan Nabel ran about a defamation lawsuit brought by Lindsay Lohan against the videogame company Rockstar for their game "Grand Theft Auto Five." "At the end of the day, to rule that an author cannot use a famous person in a story (fictional or not) would be to completely eviscerate the First Amendment," Nabel wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    San Francisco Chronicle

    July 28, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the impact of corporate tax inversions. Kleinbard said, "There is a rule that limits this, but it's not a strict enough limit, you can strip lots and lots of income."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    MSNBC's "Squawk Box"

    July 24, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard’s Wall Street Journal op-ed about corporate tax inversions was cited. “There’s not going to be any corporate tax base to reform if everyone is able to move so we have to immediately pass something putative that disallows corporations to do it, which will give congress and the president another pass on actually doing tax reform,” Kleinbard is quoted saying.

  • David Cruz

    KPCC-FM's "Take Two"

    July 23, 2014

    Re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about how the Supreme Court's decision on Hobby Lobby could affect LGBT workplace conditions. “Hatch is a supporter of the Employee Non-Discrimination Act, which is similar. However, it includes a religious exemption for those who don't believe in extending those protections, and he says the President's order should do the same, and the recent Supreme Court victory for Hobby Lobby may also make it easier for employers to say that they morally object to protections of LGBT people because of their faith,” said Cruz.

  • Michael Chasalow

    ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV

    July 23, 2014

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was interviewed about former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer trying to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. “Steve Ballmer is a very sophisticated business man, and I think, at the end of the day he winds up with the Clippers, and the question is, ‘how?’” said Chasalow.

  • Dan Nabel

    Daily Journal

    July 23, 2014

    Re: Dan Nabel

    Dan Nabel was interviewed about a defamation lawsuit brought by Scarlett Johansson against French novelist Grégoire Delacourt. “In all seriousness though, unless the press missed some key details, it is difficult to understand how this can be called a real victory,” said Nabel.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    July 22, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard published an oped about the need to stop tax inversions, a process where a large U.S. company acquires a smaller one in a tax-friendly country like Ireland or the U.K. But the way the deal is structured, "the foreign minnow swallows the domestic whale," with the U.S. company ending up as a subsidiary of a foreign corporation. "If allowed to continue, inversions will eviscerate the U.S. domestic corporate tax base, because making a foreign company the parent of a U.S. firm opens up new tax-avoidance possibilities," Kleinbard wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    July 22, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about companies like Minnesota's Medtronic moving their headquarters to Ireland for tax purposes. “Congress also should limit inverted companies from using offshore profits that haven’t been taxed by the U.S,” said Kleinbard.Medtronic, for example, has $20.5 billion in accumulated offshore profits and is borrowing from that stash to finance its purchase of Dublin-based Covidien Plc. Under the rule suggested by Kleinbard, that foreign loan would be subject to U.S. taxes, just as if the money had been loaned or repatriated to the U.S. parent company.

  • Elyn Saks

    Chicago Public Media

    July 21, 2014

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was interviewed about her experiences with schizophrenia and how schizophrenics are treated. “So basically schizophrenia, the analogy that I gave is to a nightmare with all of the bizarre images, and possible things happening, and the utter, utter fear. Only with a nightmare you sit up in bed, open your eyes, and it goes away. No such luck with a psychotic episode.

  • Josh Lockman

    NBC News

    July 20, 2014

    Re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about how the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine could affect the geopolitics of the region. When asked what has changed due to the downing of the Malaysian air jet Lockman said, “I think what’s changed is international intention has now galvanized because of this tragic incident which has occurred, and this could lead, hopefully, to renewed pressure by the Obama administration and by allies in Europe on Vladimir Putin and his cronies.”

  • Susan Estrich

    Fox News

    July 19, 2014

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about President Obama’s foreign policy. During the interview, Susan said, “People look to the president for leadership. I think people are frustrated when they look around the world, see these problems that we can’t solve, and the big obstacle, I guess, is I’ve yet to hear too many of the complainers come up with solutions.”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    BBC

    July 18, 2014

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was interviewed about unaccompanied Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.

  • Josh Lockman

    CBS News's Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM

    July 18, 2014

    Re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed by about an incursion into Gaza by Israeli forces.

  • Michael Chasalow

    KCBS-AM

    July 18, 2014

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was interviewed by about privately owned companies funding controversial community projects.

  • Clare Pastore

    The Daily Journal

    July 18, 2014

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was quoted about a claim of whistleblowing by a recent appointee to California's appellate court. “While the allegations in the claim suggest Stewart went along with Herrera’s alleged whitewash, the claim does not actually specifically accuse of anything or ascribe any particular improper actions to her," she said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Daily Journal

    July 18, 2014

    Re: Daniel Brenner

    Daniel Brenner wrote an oped about a Supreme Court decision ruling that Aereo, an Internet broadcasting company, infringed on the rights of TV program owners. “Cases involving changing communications technology benefit when courts can find consensus-yielding grounds; that was the case in Grokster. Aerero lacked the same neat analysis,” said Brenner.

  • Michael Chasalow

    CBS News’ "This Morning"

    July 17, 2014

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was interviewed about Facebook paying the salary of a Menlo Park police officer, leading to a possible perception problem. “How many other companies are we gonna let do this?" Chasalow asked during the interview. "What if an unsavory company decides they want a police force? Can Enron have a police force?"

  • Josh Lockman

    NBC News

    July 17, 2014

    Re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about the political fallout of the Malaysian Airlines crash. “This is an abominable incident, and I think what we’ll see in the coming days is leaders around the world including president Obama condemn this as an act of international terrorism, and that will, I think, renew pressure on Russia,” said Lockman.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Fiscal Times

    July 16, 2014

    Re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about corporate tax inversions and the need for corporate tax reform. “The inversions demonstrate the need for fundamental corporate tax reform,” Kleinbard said. “In that sense, they are a canary in the coal mine. On the other hand, (if Congress waits) to get around to corporate tax reform, there won’t be a corporate tax base left to

  • Jody David Armour

    The Huffington Post

    July 16, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the resegregation of schools in Louisiana. Armour said, “It will certainly have a positive impact on the educational expirience of the kids in the breakaway school district. They’ll be around other kids from higher social economic backgrounds and they will probably be more successful. On the other hand, those who are left behind will probably be considerably worse off.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    KCRW-FM's "Press Play"

    July 15, 2014

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was interviewed about unaccompanied Central American children arriving at the U.S. border. During the interview Frenzen said, “The trouble is, the refugee convention, a post World War II document that has been part of US law since 1980, only protects people that are fleeing from violence if that violence is directed at them for political, racial, or religious reasons.”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    KFWB-AM

    July 15, 2014

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was interviewed about unaccompanied Central American children arriving at the U.S. border

  • Susan Estrich

    Fox News

    July 12, 2014

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about the death of a Google executive involving an online site used for prostitution. “The men get no-strings-attached, ideal relationships... [they] will pay to have no connections to these young women, some of whom may be financing their college education and some of whom are apparently financing drug use and illegal activity. I don't know who could be in favor of this relationship.”

  • Emily Ryo

    CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KFWB-AM

    July 12, 2014

    Re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was interviewed about a surge of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border. “The problem is that because our immigration courts are so backlogged, a removal proceeding can take up to years. So according to some of the more recent statistics, the average time an immigration case has been pending now is up to 587 days. That number is actually much higher for immigration courts in California – in the LA immgrations, the backlog is up to 820 days on average,” Ryo said.

  • Edward McCaffery

    Long Beach Press-Telegram

    July 12, 2014

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Ed McCaffery was quoted about the trial involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his wife Shelly. McCaffery called the HIPAA claims “narrow, nit-picking stuff” that should have been settled in pretrial briefs, and said the judge’s “complex decision tree” could come back to hurt Shelly Sterling, as “it’s human nature to want to give something to the other side.”

  • Jody David Armour

    National Post

    July 11, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was cited about the importance of the legal case involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his wife, Rochelle. “If we take this case out of the current context of an odious person making reprehensible statements, there are important principles that will stick with us far beyond the salacious details of this case,” said Armour.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Christian Science Monitor

    July 9, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the importance of the legal case involving Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his wife, Rochelle. “If we take this case out of the current context of an odious person making reprehensible statements, there are important principles that will stick with us far beyond the salacious details of this case,” said Armour.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    July 6, 2014

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was quoted about the leadership of Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck. Saltzman said he was encouraged by Beck's recent efforts, but remains undecided about his future with the department.

  • Jody David Armour

    CBS News

    July 5, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the beating of a woman by a CHP officer.

  • Jody David Armour

    Fox News

    July 5, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was cited about the beating of a woman by a CHP officer. “I was shocked, but also not surprised. I would say these are among the worst times, in terms of police image and community relations since the Rodney King tape," said Armour. He notes the patrol officer's actions could hurt the public perception of all law enforcement agencies in the LA area, including the Los Angeles Police Department.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    July 3, 2014

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about racial profiling that takes place while shopping. Attorney Portia Roberson paid the “black tax,” Armour said. “On one hand we are commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and we are celebrating how far we’ve come in race relations, what a landmark occasion that was for social justice. Yet on the other hand we were are talking about yet again a case of racial profiling that is still pervasive in America. The reason this is a story is because it happens so frequently.”

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