Faculty in the News

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

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    April 7, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the Supreme Court's ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC and how it could affect democracy in America. "Sometimes the court has been on the side of expanding the franchise," Armour said, "Other times, as today arguably after Buckley v Valeo, Citizens United, and McCutcheon, arguably the court is in the process of limiting some of the democratic power of ordinary people and protecting those of corporations and property interests,” Armour said.

  • Jody David Armour

    TakePart

    April 7, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the changing education industry.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    April 7, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich contributed a column about the 80th birthday of Gloria Steinem. “[Gloria] made me powerful. She was a powerful woman, and she used that power not to get to the top guy, but to empower a young woman starting her career. It was a gift, pure and simple, a gift she has given to tens of thousands of women over the years, a gift for which I will always be grateful. There are, I know, so many stories like mine. She probably would not even remember. But I do,” Estrich wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Reno Gazette-Journal

    April 5, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich contributed a column about how politics interferes with medical treatment for women. “If a woman has a right to choose, which is what Roe v. Wade says, then how that medical decision is executed — that is, in a hospital or in a clinic, using a surgical or a nonsurgical method, by one doctor or two doctors or a highly qualified nurse or a physician's assistant — is and should be a medical decision, not a political one... If you had told me back when I worked on my first abortion case nearly 40 years ago that we would still be at it, still be fighting and litigating over new efforts to restrict abortion, I would not have believed it. It is not just a waste of lawyer time and court time. It is nothing short of cruel.”

  • Heidi Rummel

    Los Angeles Times

    April 4, 2014

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel was quoted about how Mary Jones's release surprised the slaying victim's family. "I certainly have a lot of empathy for [the Green family] that it had no heads up on this and it came out in such a public manner," Rummel said. "No one really wanted to cause them pain; that was certainly never anyone's intent. We're sorry that was a result of it."

  • Susan Estrich

    Manteca Bulletin

    April 4, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich contributed a column about contributions to federal campaigns. “Democracy should be sacrosanct. It should not be for sale. The venerable principle of “one person, one vote” is essentially meaningless when a tiny percent of all Americans, by writing checks and forming supposedly independent and grassroots committees, can and do wield undue influence on the process and its elected beneficiaries,” she wrote.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    April 3, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate tax shelters employed by the Caterpillar construction equipment company. On the Caterpillar's sheer lack of creativeness, Kleinbard noted that “this is boring as an intellectual matter.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Los Angeles Times

    April 1, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited about corporate tax shelters and what he terms "stateless income."

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Daily Journal

    April 1, 2014

    re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gilian Hadfield was featured for speaking to a special State Bar panel on access to legal services for the poor and middle class. The Civil Justice Strategies Task Force aims to increase access to legal services, and Hatfield assessed that "the problem is cost. Let lawyers do law, and reduce the cost of those non-law elements of legal services in the same way every other market does."

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    March 31, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about African-American actors donning "white face." “Viewers sometimes have trouble projecting themselves into roles and empathizing with actors who don’t fit certain socials ques. There is brain science that suggests strongly that members of certain groups have more trouble sympathetically identifying outside their in-group. It happens at the level of neurons,” Armour said.

  • Heidi Rummel

    KCRW-FM's Press Play

    March 30, 2014

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel was interviewed about the Post-Conviction Justice Project and how it changed the life of Mary Virginia Jones, who had been in prison for 32 years. “There are so many Marys still in prison; the [law that enables lawyers to file petitions based on Battered Women's Syndrome] is a good start but again, without a legal team, it's hard to win relief under the law... it's great that [women like Mary have been] released and the parole board was able to recognize that their history of abuse contributed to their participation in the crime, but it's not the same thing as having your conviction set aside and being able to go home without being on parole.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    March 28, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the unionization efforts of student athletes. “The fact that you have students unionizing, thinking like workers, thinking collectively, asserting their collective economic interest, this is a huge development not only in sports, Andrew, but I think it has repercussions for the rest of the culture and economy,” Armour said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Leader & Times

    March 27, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich contributed a column about meritocracy. “Meritocracies actually are more complicated than they first appear. They require a common appreciation of what counts as “merit” and how it should be measured. And that appreciation, we learned painfully, can easily be tinged with all kinds of gendered elements without the person who is making the decisions even realizing it,” she expressed.

  • Jody David Armour

    U-T San Diego

    March 27, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about unionization efforts by student athletes. “This is a huge development legally. It’s a surprising breakthrough. More and more people are starting to question the amateurism ideal of college athletics, and they’re starting to say there are economic interests that are disguised by the virtue of amateurism.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Ebony

    March 27, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    CBS Evening News

    March 26, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Agence France-Presse

    March 26, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    KPCC-FM's Take Two

    March 26, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Birmingham News

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    NBC News

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    HLNtv

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    KCRW-FM

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    CBS News's KNX-AM

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    CBS News's KCBS-TV

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    New York Daily News

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    CW News's KTLA-TV

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    NBC News

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • Heidi Rummel

    Los Angeles Times

    March 25, 2014

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel was quoted about the Mary Jones case as the Post-Conviction Justice Project's directing attorney. She said that although the case was long and difficult, it was the right outcome for an "extraordinary woman.” Rummel expressed, “I'm more excited than I've been in a long time. We worked so hard on it, and Mary's such an extraordinary woman. We got a reasonable D.A. who was willing to do the right thing."

  • USC Gould School of Law

    ABC News's KABC-TV

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    United Press International

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Headlines and Global News

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Los Angeles Times

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Fox News

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    CBS News

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    U.S. News & World Report

    March 25, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    LAist

    March 24, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, law students who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    CW News's KTLA-TV

    March 24, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, law students who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    KPCC-FM

    March 24, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, law students who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Mail

    March 24, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, law students who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    City News Service

    March 24, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, law students who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Fox News's KTTV-TV

    March 24, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    ABC News's KABC-TV

    March 24, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The legal case of Mary Jones, a 74-year-old woman who was imprisoned for 32 years and recently released, was covered. Jones was represented by the Post-Conviction Justice Project, who overturned her sentence for a murder she did not commit.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Los Angeles Times

    March 24, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    Law sudents Laura Donaldson and Mark Fahey were mentioned for overturning Jones' sentence for murder.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    March 24, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about creationists responding to a new version of "Cosmos" with Neil de Grasse Tyson. "You can't say the Earth is flat in the face of all of the satellite imagery we have and the trips to the moon,” he said. “If you keep holding onto that flat earth position you're just... you're going to lose credibility and you're not even going to be able to maintain what's precious about your faith."

  • Nancy Staudt

    The Chronicle of Higher Education

    March 24, 2014

    re: Nancy Staudt

    That Nancy Staudt will be the new dean of Washington University in St. Louis's School of Law was noted.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    American Public Media's Marketplace

    March 21, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was interviewed about corporate tax shelter strategies. “Whether it’s Apple or General Motors or General Electric, it doesn’t matter. These in fact are constellations of hundreds of companies located all over the world,” Kleinbard said.

  • Gregory Keating

    NBC News's KNBC-TV

    March 20, 2014

    re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was interviewed about Toyota's liability in regards to numerous civil lawsuits. Acknowledging "unlawful activities" and "misleading public statements" puts Toyota under additional pressure to settle the pending civil cases, according to Keating. "I think Toyota has even more reason to want to settle these cases. I think Toyota's fundamental intent is in putting this behind the company so that they can restore their good name,” he said.

  • David Cruz

    Los Angeles Times

    March 20, 2014

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted about legal decisions on same-sex marriage in Kentucky. "We’ve seen lots of attacks on the judiciary in recent years, from forces on the political right ... a lot of states decrying activist judges ... [and] a lack of deep understanding about how our judicial system functions in our scheme of government," Cruz said. "And we see a lot of criticism about a single federal judge overturning the will of the people. The U.S. Supreme court has been concerned about judicial legitimacy, so it could be responding to that."

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Huffington Post

    March 19, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    A symposium on mental health hosted by the USC Gould School's Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics was covered.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    March 18, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the outcome of a legal case involving Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, who was accused of sexual assault. "He's looking at basically, comparatively, a slap on the wrist," Armour said. "Had part of the plea agreement involved him accepting responsibility for a sexual assault he would have to register as a sex offender. And even if he didn't do any time and there would be a lot of those sorts of consequences that would follow."

  • Jack Lerner

    Al Jazeera's “TechKnow”

    March 18, 2014

    re: Jack Lerner

    Jack Lerner was interviewed about marketing companies collecting data from mobile phones.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    March 17, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about author Amy Chua's views on the social success of different ethnic groups in America. "To excel in American society," Armour interprets, "you need to feel your team, your group is better than the other teams and groups around - that you're superior... I'm not sure that that is the ethos that we want Americans who are trying to get along and meld... How does that play out in the hiring context? Do you look at members of your group first to hire when jobs come up? ... I, you, anyone can get up in the morning and say 'I'm it.' That doesn't mean that you're better than anyone else. A lot of people can be it. In fact, God can reside in all of us."

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    March 17, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the legacy of Westboro Baptist Church's founder. "He's a kind of face of hatred," Armour suggested, "He was so far out there that I think he became easy to paint the face of anti-gay, anti LGBT in his visage, and you could see in his visage, in his face the contorted lines of hatred and I think that may have helped the political movement over the last ten or fifteen years."

  • Rebecca Lonergan

    Los Angeles Times

    March 17, 2014

    re: Rebecca Lonergan

    Rebecca Lonergan was quoted about FBI secretly trying to record Lee Baca. She said that prosecutors cannot lie to people and tell them they're not targets when they are, but that there's generally no problem with telling cooperating witnesses that they are not targets, then charging them if new information comes to light.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Journal

    March 17, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law was mentioned as one of the universities keen on admitting college juniors. USC is "focusing on truly outstanding students," Dean Rasmussen commented.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Hill

    March 16, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about official JCT scores. “They might be interesting in an academic setting, and as a conversation for economists to play around with,” Kleinbard said, “but they have nothing to do with how human beings approach the world. To draw lessons from it would be a very dangerous thing.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    KPCC-FM

    March 13, 2014

    re: Lisa Klerman

    Lisa Klerman was quoted about a class action lawsuit against McDonald's. “This is clearly an area where there will be a very large battle; the franchisers will try to make the case that they're independently run... class council representing the plaintiff will be arguing no, they're exerting sufficient control,” Klerman said.

  • Heidi Rummel

    UT-San Diego

    March 13, 2014

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel was quoted about the powerful psychological grip sex traffickers hold over their victims. "The victims' needs are so much greater than what law enforcement can provide," Rummel said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    March 13, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich contributed a column about remembering those who have died. “When my father died, a friend told me that the pain would never go away completely, but that someday, it would be a part of my 'history.' That was, I think, a nice way of saying what is certainly true: that time numbs but does not erase, that sadness can seep into your soul and live there, even amidst the joy that life sometimes brings.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    March 12, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about a trial for former Bell city administrator Robert Rizzo. "If Rizzo seems to just be going through the motions and not following judge's instructions to be forthcoming, she can certainly hold that against him at sentencing," Armour said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    March 12, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about potential tax benefits motivating Chiquita to move its operations to Ireland: "It is greatly improbable that they have chosen Ireland as its domicile because of its superior banana growing climate," Kleinbard said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Manteca Bulletin

    March 12, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich contributed a column about Russian President Vladimir Putin's idea of diplomacy. “Putin doesn’t get caught up in the niceties of sovereignty and comity and respect for the rule of law. He’ll do everything he can get away with — the more the better — to send the message to the 'friends' of Russia that breaking up is not just hard to do; it’s impossible.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    March 11, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about capital punishment. “"What we found is that juries inculpate black defendants more readily than similarly situated white defendants. We make moral judgments in a racially differentiated way surprisingly, perhaps, to some,” Armour said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    March 7, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited about tax policy proposals.

  • Josh Lockman

    KTLA-TV

    March 7, 2014

    re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about heightened tensions developing in Ukraine.

  • Josh Lockman

    NBC News

    March 5, 2014

    re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about President Obama's proposal regarding Israel's borders.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    March 5, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about President Obama's tax proposals for U.S. multinational corporations. “Current law is subsidizing General Electric and every other U.S. multinational with a single-digit effective tax rate,” said Kleinbard.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    March 5, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the American corporate tax system. "The problem is not an international tax system that unacceptably handicaps U.S. businesses. Instead the problem is an international tax system both in the United States and other countries that U.S. multinational firms have demonstrated they are highly skilled at gaming," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    March 4, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    ody Armour was interviewed about sexual assault in the military. “Many states view nonconsensual intercourse as no crime at all. Just having intercourse with someone without their consent in most jurisdictions… Let me say that again, is not a crime!” Armour goes onto explain that, “because they require force as well, and by force they mean physical force... physical resistance from the woman is implied within that force requirement by most jurisdictions and on top of that, and on top of that non-consent, and sexual penetration.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Journal

    March 4, 2014

    re: Mark Litwak

    Mark Litwak contributed an article to the Daily Journal about the Youtube takedown ruling and film ownership. “The case sets precedent by acknowledging that an actor can have a separate copyright interest in a film they are hired to perform in. Under this rationale, if a producer has not secured the rights to their actors' performances, a single actor could conceivably halt distribution of a blockbuster film causing enormous losses to its owners,” Litwak expressed.

  • Josh Lockman

    KFWB-AM

    March 3, 2014

    re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about the current crisis in Ukraine and the preparations President Barack Obama can take to help. “President Obama is prepared to get more muscular as this crisis develops, and use a number of options; not military force, but economic pressure, even sending natural gas to Europe so they could offset anything that Putin does via the gas pipeline... [Putin] is looking at Ukraine as possibly some Yugoslavian-style partition... this is a critical situation, one that's probably the single greatest international crisis President Obama has faced.”

  • Susan Estrich

    The Sun News

    February 28, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about her conversations with other people during flights, and how those conversations root themselves in her psyche. “Maybe we were meant to meet. I try to hold onto that. As I sip my tea, I try to remember that I am the lucky one, and I am. I know it. But knowing it and feeling it are such different things,” she expresses.

  • Jody David Armour

    NPR

    February 27, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about production of one of the world's most recognized condiments versus complaints by neighbors living near hot sauce maker Sriracha. "Both have decent arguments, but that's what makes it a tough case in a lot of ways,” he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Bloomberg News

    February 26, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    A conference on tax equity held at the Gould School of Law was highlighted, noting it featured an address by Sen. Ron Wyden.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Sun News

    February 26, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was quoted about President Barack Obama and federalist philosophy. Historically, federalism is more often a Trojan horse than an operative philosophy. This provides some perspective on the newest federalist, Barack Obama, who has taken the unusual steps of publicly giving up on Congress and trying to take his messages to the states...instead of leading the Democratic Party in a campaign against a “do-nothing” Congress, Obama is raising money for Democrats and running away from Congress.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    February 25, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    ody Armour was interviewed about social responsibility when it comes to genocide. “We're very much into memory in one sense, but in another sense when it comes to what we did, the genocide of the American Indian, the enslavement of Africans, etc. We develop a kind of historical Alzheimer's as a general population and what that risks... what that kind of forgetfulness is repeating, falling into those same old snares and traps that we should have learned from,” he said.

  • Edward McCaffery

    NBC News's Today

    February 25, 2014

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about economic disincentives for low-income Americans to marry. He expressed that “the possibility of a tax penalty and other disincentives, such as benefits that also phase out as incomes go up, can make marriage seem like a bad short-term bet for very low-income Americans.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Journal

    February 24, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law was highlighted for launching a $150 million fundraising campaign, a part of Campaign for USC. The keynote was given by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, and was attended by more than 200 people, including alumni, faculty and student leaders. The story ran a photo of USC President C. L. Max Nikias, USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett and USC Gould School Dean Robert Rasmussen, with others.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Al Jazeera

    February 19, 2014

    re: Gillian Hadfield

    Gillian Hadfield was interviewed about the decline in enrollment numbers at law schools.

  • Susan Estrich

    Leader & Times

    February 19, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich contributed a column about political unrest in Ukraine and its personal correlation. The next time I go to Ukraine, I will... try to figure out whether there is anything left halfway around the world that would mark the fact that my grandfather and his sisters lived there before taking the risks that made my life possible, the same kinds of risks that men and women are taking today for their children and grandchildren.

  • Lee Epstein

    The New York Times

    February 19, 2014

    re: Lee Epstein

    Lee Epstein and co-authors were cited in an article about the role of the Supreme Court within American society. “In short, the strategic model suggests that the role of the court in American society is not simply a function of the preferences of the court but of the other relevant institutions as well,” they wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    February 18, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the Michael Dunn trial and verdict. “The findings are illogical legally. It's illogical for the jury to say on the one hand, he's guilty of attempted murder, which means that he wasn't justified or excused in shooting at these boys in this van. So they said, he's guilty of attempted murder... yet, he's not even liable for manslaughter for the death of Jordan Davis,” he said.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    February 17, 2014

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman, a member of the Los Angeles Police Commission, was quoted about new rules on how police shootings are evaluated. "This is one of the most significant policy decisions we've made in my seven years on the commission," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Manteca Bulletin

    February 17, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich contributed a story about gay rights and equality. “Someday, we will get past all the “firsts.” Someday, no one will notice or care whether a Scout or a football player or an Olympic athlete is gay or straight. Someday, it won’t take courage to be yourself,” Estrich expressed.

  • Elyn Saks

    Al Jazeera

    February 13, 2014

    re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was featured in a story about her struggle with schizophrenia. “When I was really fighting it all the time, it was front and center in my life,” she said. “And when I kind of let go and accepted it, it sort of receded to the sidelines.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Slate

    February 12, 2014

    re: Daria Roithmayr

    Daria Roithmayr reviewed "The Triple Package," a book that argues thatculture has determined the success of different ethnic groups in America. Roithmayr pointed out their examples don't stand up to scrutiny: "The argument starts to unravel, becoming less an argument about group culture and more a claim about cherry-picked sub-subgroups," she wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    February 11, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the use of racial epithets. “It's one thing to talk the talk, but you got to be willing to walk the walk...there should be enough cognitive dissonance [between the 'Washington Redskins' and 'Dallas Cowboys'], enough maturity with us as a country, that we start to worry about things like our history, our symbols, and who we want to project ourselves as.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    KCRW-FM

    February 10, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    Jody Armour was interviewed about a legal case in which rap lyrics were submitted as evidence. “A lot of these rappers are coming from impoverished backgrounds, so it should sadden but not surprise us that many of them would be caught up in criminal activity. But that doesn't address the question of whether this political speech – and I consider what they do a form of political speech – should be in some way trammeled or constrained; there should be some chilling signal sent out about it when it can promote public discourse.”

  • Edward McCaffery

    KTLA

    February 8, 2014

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about Michael Jackson’s estate, which is embroiled in a tax fight with the IRS. Executors say Michael Jackson was worth $7 million when he died. The IRS says it’s more like $1.125 billion and wants $702 million in taxes and penalties. "Estate planning is like playing a game of hot potato, and the potato is wealth, and you don't want to die with the potato in your hands. You want to get it out to your kids or into trusts," he said.

  • Edward McCaffery

    Los Angeles Times

    February 7, 2014

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about issues surrounding Michael Jackson's estate planning. "Estate planning is like playing a game of hot potato, and the potato is wealth, and you don't want to die with the potato in your hands. You want to get it out to your kids or into trusts,” McCaffery said. ABC News also interviewed McCaffery about Jackson’s estate.

  • Jack Lerner

    MSNBC

    February 4, 2014

    re: Jack Lerner

    Jack Lerner was quoted about Facebook's 10-year anniversary and the company's attention to privacy. “Mark Zuckerberg has tried his very, very best to change privacy norms, and in a way he's gaslighted us, by saying privacy doesn't matter anymore, but that's actually not true.”

  • Edwin Smith

    The Huffington Post

    February 4, 2014

    re: Edwin Smith

    Edwin Smith was interviewed about public perception of Edward Snowden. “[Snowden] could be in violation of the law without question, but that does not mean that his violation of the law does not serve the public interest under the circumstance and it may take the long view to get people beyond the vehement and over-responses that they're having at this moment."

  • Susan Estrich

    The Columbian

    February 2, 2014

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was quoted about congressional discontent. “It’s not just the president we disapprove of; it’s the whole small-d democratic government,” Estrich said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Salon

    February 2, 2014

    re: Daria Roithmayr

    An excerpt from "Reproducing Racism" by Daria Roithmayr ran about racist policies that set back workplace equality. Roithmayr detailed the history of white collective action designed to discriminate against African-Americans in the workplace. "After World War II, public organizations like citizens’ councils and parent-teacher associations encouraged whites to coordinate their collective action to exclude nonwhite groups from key education, labor, and political markets," she wrote.

  • Tom Lyon

    Los Angeles Times

    February 2, 2014

    re: Tom Lyon

    Tom Lyon was quoted about a sexual abuse case involving children in a Los Angeles school. He said that the teacher accused in the case, “swept everybody up into this horror,” Lyon said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM

    February 2, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about ballot measures that would allow California schools to consider race and gender in college admissions. “If the people of the state of California said, we consider diversity to be such a high kind of a value and interest that we have gotten behind it, that would give [the Supreme Court] a sense of the way the winds are blowing in terms of conventional morality and might have some gravitational pull on their judicial decision making.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Irish Independent (Ireland)

    February 2, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about a 2004 law that intended to penalize CEOs whose companies shift their legal addresses to tax havens. The law has “clearly been a failure,” said Kleinbard. “It now has the perverse result of putting money into executives' pockets sooner.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Wall Street Journal

    January 29, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the new corporate structure of Fiat Chrysler. "Chrysler has been a subsidiary of a foreign company for years, and they'll still be a subsidiary of Fiat when this is all over," said Kleinbard.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    January 28, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about upward mobility in America. "There's a real concern about a casino economy that distributes wealth unfairly, unevenly and doesn't allow for any real mobility up and down,” he said.

  • Rebecca Lonergan

    Orange County Register

    January 26, 2014

    re: Rebecca Lonergan

    Rebecca Lonergan was quoted about criminal prosecutions in the wake of the Wall Street financial collapse. “Big fraud cases are incredibly difficult to prove, incredibly time-intensive without a high chance of success. There’s only certain things you can solve with criminal actions,” she said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg News

    January 25, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about a congressional law intended to penalize CEOs whose companies shift their legal addresses to tax havens. “The 2004 law has clearly been a failure in halting the tax exodus, and it now has the perverse result of putting money into executives’ pockets sooner,” he said.

  • Kim Shayo Buchanan

    ProPublica

    January 24, 2014

    re: Kim Shayo Buchanan

    Kim Shayo Buchanan was quoted about the reporting of rape inside of prisons. “Inmates don’t report because of the way the institution handles these complaints: they’re afraid if they do report, then the staff will retaliate. Even if you report and they believe you, which they probably won’t, the most likely thing to happen is that the person will be suspended or maybe fired.”

  • Dan Simon

    Los Angeles Times

    January 24, 2014

    re: Dan Simon

    Dan Simon was quoted about confessions not being foolproof evidence in court trials. "We just can't be sure that just because someone confessed, they actually committed the crime," he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Wall Street Journal

    January 23, 2014

    re: Abby K. Wood

    A new study by Abby Wood and fellow law professor Douglas Spencer was featured. The study examines how much money individual groups and people spent on independent expenditures in gubernatorial and legislative races in 16 states during the three years before the Citizens United decision and the first election cycle after it was handed down. “By comparing spending in states affected by the decision to spending in states that were not affected by the decision, we provide the first systematic estimates of the effect of Citizens United on independent political spending,” the professors write.

  • Josh Lockman

    Al- Jazeera

    January 23, 2014

    re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about Secretary of State John Kerry's perception of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Ars Technica

    January 18, 2014

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate tax shelter techniques known as the "Dutch Sandwich" and "Double Irish." “This kind of tax planning, I believe, will end—the tax rate on the tech firms is going to go up, and they are squealing like stuck pigs,” he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Huffington Post

    January 18, 2014

    re: Daria Roithmayr

    An op-ed ran by Daria Roithmayr about income inequality dividing along racial lines. Despite assertions we live in a post-racial age, Roithmayr wrote, the wealth gap between whites and other racial groups persist. "A number of institutional "feedback loops" parlay earlier advantage into continuing advantage," she wrote.

  • Scott Bice

    The New York Times

    January 16, 2014

    re: Scott Bice

    Scott Bice was quoted about the Roman Polanski legal case. “Judge Fidler’s musings about public opinion were a legitimate concern for Mr. Polanski’s legal team. If I had been a lawyer at the time, involved in the question of whether or not he was getting appropriate treatment from the court, that would have been relevant,” Mr. Bice said. “I’d have wanted to know that,” he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    U.S. News & World Report

    January 16, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The USC Gould School's online master of laws program, which begins in fall 2014 was covered. For Brazilian lawyer Maria Marta Dias Heringer Lisboa, obtaining an LL.M in the U.S. would be an unrealized dream. Because she already has a career, the Gould School's online program is a better fit. "I love Los Angeles and I love the U.S." she says. "It's a dream. But two years is too much time. I need to work here because of my clients and because my law firm needs me here in-house,” Maria said.

  • Alexander Capron

    Los Angeles Times

    January 15, 2014

    re: Alexander Capron

    Alexander Capron was quoted about a complicated medical case involving a brain-dead pregnant woman. "The husband has made allegations that it’s both a deprivation of due process and equal protection, that she’s being treated differently than non-pregnant patients," he said.

  • Alexander Capron

    The New Yorker

    January 15, 2014

    re: Alexander Capron

    Alexander Capron was cited about a complicated medical case involving a brain-dead girl. While the families of the brain-dead usually take doctors at their word, or at least accept that their loved one’s life is over, something went wrong; both the hospital and the family lawyered up. The hospital portrayed the family as ignorant. “There is absolutely no medical possibility that Ms. McMath’s condition is reversible or that she will someday recover from death,” Shanahan told the California Superior Court. Meanwhile, experts consulted by the McMaths’ legal team—who included a “forensic-intelligence analyst,” an Ohio doctor who concluded that the teen-ager was reacting to the presence of her family and thus could not be dead.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    January 13, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the high percentage of African American and Caucasian males that are arrested by the age of 23. "When you have 40% of young white males being caught up in the criminal justice system, that's telling us that there's something seriously wrong at a systemic level with that system that runs across racial lines. Yes, it's worse in the black community, but wow, forty percent! That should cause serious critical self-reflection on where we are as a culture, where we are as a society,” he said.

  • David Cruz

    Fox News

    January 10, 2014

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted about a Supreme Court decision to block same sex unions in Utah. “While the court said that states generally have the power to regulate marriage, Justice Kennedy said they are subject to constitutional limitations,” he said.

  • David Cruz

    Long Beach Press Telegram

    January 10, 2014

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted about a Supreme Court decision to block same-sex unions in Utah. “While the court said that states generally have the power to regulate marriage, Justice Kennedy said they are subject to constitutional limitations,” he said.

  • David Cruz

    Orange County Register

    January 10, 2014

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted about AMC's "Duck Dynasty" and free speech. “If it's a private company or even a media corporation, they can fire someone because of what the employee said,” Cruz said. “It is not part of the constitutional protection of speech,” he said.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    Voice of America

    January 10, 2014

    re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was quoted about a state ruling on a California lawyer authorized to practice law despite his undocumented status. “It does not address any other professional licenses. It does not address any other type of government benefits,” he said.

  • Edward McCaffery

    Washington Post

    January 6, 2014

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about South Dakota laws being used to create tax havens. States such as South Dakota are “creating laws that are conducive to a massive exploitation of a federal tax loophole,” he said.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    ABC

    January 3, 2014

    re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was interviewed about a ruling by the California Supreme Court that gave eligibility to an undocumented immigrant for admission to the State Bar. Although this landmark case admitted Sergio Garcia to the State Bar even though he lacks legal status, he can’t be hired by a law firm because he is in the country illegally. He is however about to practice on his own and plans to hire associates with the law license he has been granted.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    January 3, 2014

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about Nelson Mandela and modern apartheid.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Huffington Post

    January 3, 2014

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    A column ran by Kathleen Reardon about the advancement of women in the workplace. “You have to ask yourself if you're in an organization where your preferred style of politics is suited to the prevailing one and whether you're willing and able to adapt,” she said.

  • Heidi Rummel

    Associated Press

    January 3, 2014

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel and one of the projects that the USC Post- Conviction Justice Project worked on were featured. The project supported a legal case in which a young man was resentenced with help from Rummel and her students.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    KPCC-FM

    January 2, 2014

    re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was interviewed about the California Supreme Court decision in the Garcia case which states that an undocumented immigrant is eligible to be admitted to the Bar. Garcia who first came to the U.S. as an infant returned to Mexican shortly after and once again returned when he was 17. Although this landmark case admitted him to the state bar even though he lacks legal status, he can’t be hired by a law firm because he is in the country illegally. He is however about to practice on his own and plans to hire associates with the law license he has been granted. “It’s certainly is an important statement in this political debate that we’re in the middle of right now regarding people who don’t have legal status and recognizing that there are people like Sergio Garcia who are Americans in every sense of the word other than not having that piece of paper,” he said.

  • Alexander Capron

    Los Angeles Times

    December 30, 2013

    re: Alexander Capron

    Alexander Capron was quoted about medical standards for determining death. "Thousands of people are deemed dead each year based on neurological — rather than cardiac — measurements. We have data going back 45 years establishing this nature of death," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Zocalo Public Square

    December 29, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour spoke at the Zocalo Public Square on the issue of gun debate. Armour pointed to the death of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of George Zimmerman as evidence of a fear that persists, particularly “of young, strapping black males who look like they might be from a truly disadvantaged background.” This fear isn’t justified statistically, said Armour, “but that doesn’t make the perception any less compelling or palpable to those who feel it.” Combining the right to self-defense, guns, and social stereotypes about black males in particular makes for a “combustible” situation.

  • Edward McCaffery

    Washington Post

    December 27, 2013

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about the American estate tax system and how it contributes to income inequality. “Covey’s technique is one of a handful that together make the estate tax system essentially voluntary, rendering it ineffective as a brake on soaring economic inequality,” he said.

  • David Cruz

    Los Angeles Times

    December 23, 2013

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted about legal arguments persuasive to judge’s ruling on same-sex marriage cases. "Part of what we're seeing is that, culturally, the judiciary — both federal and state judges — are more receptive to the logical, principle-based arguments that same-sex couples have been seeking for the right to marry since the very beginning of the 1970s," he said.

  • Gregory Keating

    National Law Journal

    December 23, 2013

    re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted about Toyota’s settlement with the families of two women in a fatal car crash that the jury found the company responsible of.

  • Heidi Rummel

    Orange County Register

    December 20, 2013

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Numerous media covered a press conference at USC Gould reacting to the first-ever resentencing under the recently enacted California Fair Sentencing for Youth Act. Edel Gonzalez, who was represented pro-bono by Irell & Manella and advised by USC Gould’s Post-Conviction Justice Project (PCJP) and Human Rights Watch, was resentenced under the new law that treats juvenile offenders differently than adults. "Kids are different from adults," Rummel said. "They have a greater capacity for rehabilitation." ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV covered a press conference about the case held in front of the USC Gould School. The story was also covered by MundoFox Los Angeles affiliate KWHY-TV. CBS News in Los Angeles, The Associated Press, San Diego Union-Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle and CBS News Radio KNX-AM also covered the case.

  • Edward McCaffery

    Bloomberg News

    December 17, 2013

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about the estate tax system. “Covey’s technique is one of a handful of common devices that together make the estate tax system essentially voluntary, rendering it ineffective as a brake on soaring economic inequality,” he said.

  • Gregory Keating

    New York Times

    December 14, 2013

    re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted about a lawsuit settlement involving Toyota.” It is in general good for Toyota to put the entire episode behind them. Every case reminds consumers of the issue, which will otherwise fade from memory. Every loss reminds consumers that there was a genuine problem,” he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Take Part

    December 10, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about racial profiling and police militarization. “Even a middle age professor with three sons in college and a gray beard if he’s too nappy could look out of place and bring this militarized mentality down on him,” he said.

  • Heidi Rummel

    FlinsideBay Arena

    December 7, 2013

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel was quoted in regards to teens who are locked up at San Quentin and are seeking a second chance after having been put away for murder. "I heard men speaking very frankly and emotionally about their crimes, expressing remorse. You don't see that at men's prisons in front of other men,” she said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Financial Times

    November 25, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate tax loopholes leading to large tax revenue shortfalls around the globe.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Wall Street Journal

    November 23, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about a corporate tax reform plan by Senator Max Baucus. “The plan will make it tougher for companies to claim profits in low-tax countries. This is obviously bad news for tech firms and pharmas and others that have effective tax rates in the single digits,” he said.

  • Josh Lockman

    CW News

    November 23, 2013

    re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about nuclear negotiations between the Obama administration and Iran. “The deal is a good start for what will be a difficult negotiation process going forward. The main issue of contention here is whether and to what degree Iran will be allowed to enrich Uranium,” he said.

  • David Slawson

    Proseco

    November 21, 2013

    re: David Slawson

    David Slawson, a member of the Warren Commission, was quoted about President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Slawson was also quoted by Le Journal du Dimanche (France) and Courier-Post.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    November 21, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus's international tax plan and the outcomes on companies. “The package reduces the opportunities for large-scale stateless income strategies both by U.S. multinationals and by foreign multinationals doing business in the United States,” he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Al Jazeera

    November 20, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The USC Gould School’s Post- Conviction Justice Project, a clinical program run by professors and certified student legal interns was highlighted.

  • David Cruz

    Fox News

    November 20, 2013

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about a vote in Albuquergue to try to ban abortion after 20 weeks.

  • David Slawson

    Dallas Morning News

    November 20, 2013

    re: David Slawson

    David Slawson who served on the Warren Commission was cited about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • Heidi Rummel

    Los Angeles Daily News

    November 19, 2013

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel was quoted prison inmates with little hope for parole. “I think it’s a shame. We decide to throw people away, no matter what their circumstances before the crime, no matter the reasons they committed the crime or no matter how significant their rehabilitation and ability to give back might be,” she said.

  • Heidi Rummel

    Los Angeles Daily News

    November 19, 2013

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel was quoted prison inmates with little hope for parole. “I think it’s a shame. We decide to throw people away, no matter what their circumstances before the crime, no matter the reasons they committed the crime or no matter how significant their rehabilitation and ability to give back might be,” she said.

  • Elyn Saks

    Die Zeit (Germany)

    November 16, 2013

    re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was featured about her struggles with schizophrenia. The story noted that she established the Saks Institute on Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics despite early warnings that her mental illness would keep her from achieving all that she has. "The doctors told me that I should scale down my expectations," Saks said. "That was bad advice."

  • Josh Lockman

    Al Jazeera

    November 16, 2013

    re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about civil unrest in Syria and Pakistan

  • Josh Lockman

    CBS

    November 16, 2013

    re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about civil unrest in Syria and Pakistan.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Journal

    November 16, 2013

    re: Julie A. Ryan

    A column ran by Julie Ryan about securities law developments within the past year. “The last year has seen a historical number of significant updates in securities laws affecting both private and public companies, due mostly in part to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act that became law on April 5, 2012, geared towards enhancing small business's ability to raise capital in the U.S.,” she said.

  • David Slawson

    Dallas Morning News

    November 16, 2013

    re: David Slawson

    David Slawson who served on the Warren Commission was cited about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • Gregory Keating

    Daily Journal

    November 14, 2013

    re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted about Toyota's current legal case. "Clearly that conjecture didn't work. If this is a representative verdict, it isn't good news for Toyota," he said.

  • Alexander Capron

    KPCC-FM

    November 8, 2013

    re: Alexander Capron

    Alex Capron was interviewed about the ethics of end-of-life decisions in a story about an Indianapolis man who refused treatment after falling from a tree and becoming paralyzed from the shoulder down. regarding an Indianapolis man who refused treatment after falling from a tree and becoming paralyzed from the shoulder down. “The situation as described and of course we’re all dealing with press reports, he made these decisions in part because he was told he might never breathe on his own again and if that’s what was motivating his concern that is very important. The basis for respecting it here is that he was a competent person who was rejecting treatment,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    November 8, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the Republican Party's views on capital gains income. “They’re still paying much lower rates because their income is dominated by capital gains and dividends. As long as those forms of income are taxed at a preferential rate, the rich are going to benefit the most,” he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Commercial Dispatch

    November 7, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about a recent shooting at LAX. "After last week's tragedy at LAX, can we all agree to stop beating up on the men and women of the TSA who are just trying to do their job, which is to protect you and me from being killed,” she said.

  • David Slawson

    Salon

    November 6, 2013

    re: David Slawson

    David Slawson who served on the Warren Commission was cited about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    November 5, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the Republican Party's views on capital gains income. “They’re still paying much lower rates because their income is dominated by capital gains and dividends. As long as those forms of income are taxed at a preferential rate, the rich are going to benefit the most,” he said.

  • Gillian Hadfield

    Wall Street Journal

    November 3, 2013

    re: Gillian Hadfield

    Research was featured by Gillian Hadfield on how to increase access to legal services. Hadfield wrote that organizational structures in the field would have to change in order to do this -- like allowing more non-legal businesses to hire lawyers and provide their services. "To reduce the cost of law and increase access to legal assistance, the form in which legal services are produced and delivered to the market has to change," Hadfield wrote.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Student Lawyer

    November 1, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    Two Gould students who took part in USC’s Post- Conviction Justice Project were featured for their work on getting one of their clients paroled. Ashley Caldwell '14 and Julia Deixler '14 successfully argued for parole of Glenda Virgil, a domestic abuse victim. Virgil was convicted of second-degree murder more than 25 years ago when she shot and killed her abusive partner as he came at her with a shovel.

  • John Matsusaka

    Associated Press

    October 29, 2013

    re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka of USC's Initiative and Referendum Institute was quoted in a widely carried story on same-sex marriage ballot initiatives. "There is a sense that this is a potential tipping-point election," Matsusaka said. "If voters here [in California] accept the concept of same-sex marriage, that will have an effect on the way people think across the country," he added. By November 4, the measure's opponents and supporters expect to spend about $40 million -- a large amount for a social issue initiative, according to Matsusaka.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Al Jazeera

    October 28, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    The USC Gould School’s Post- Conviction Justice Project, a clinical program run by professors and certified student legal interns was highlighted.

  • Gregory Keating

    The New York Times

    October 25, 2013

    re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted about a legal settlement involving Toyota. “The verdict suggests that absent specific evidence of another cause, the default conclusion is that sudden acceleration is caused by a defect in the car for which Toyota is responsible,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Washington Post

    October 25, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about an economist advocating for corporate tax reform.“With Marty, it’s hard to pigeonhole him as having any ideology other than a stubborn attachment to common sense,”he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Trojan

    October 24, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould Law School was featured for starting an online program that will allow students around the world to get a master of Law degree. “It was really a perfect complement of our team’s initiative and President Nikias’ university initiative,” said Deborah Call, associate dean of USC Gould’s Graduate and International Programs.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    National Law Journal

    October 23, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould wil be starting an online master of laws program next fall which will allow international attorneys and students to earn their degrees without leaving their home countries. “The online program allows international students to pursue a graduate degree focused in American law while meeting their professional and personal obligations in their home countries,” USC Law dean Robert Rasmussen said

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Journal

    October 23, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould Law School was featured for being one of the first schools to offer a rare online master’s degree. “Classes offered online mirror those taught in the residential program. The program will also offer workshops on writing résumés, interviewing skills and networking practice—all online,” said USC Law dean Robert Rasmussen.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Los Angeles Times

    October 22, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School's online master of laws program was featured which starting next fall will allow international attorneys and students to earn their degrees without leaving their home countries. There are about 170 attorneys, judges and other students currently enrolled in USC's traditional master of laws program, the story said.

  • Robert K. Rasmussen

    Daily Journal

    October 22, 2013

    re: Robert K. Rasmussen

    Dean Robert Rasmussen was quoted about how the California State Bar is influencing students’ job searches.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    October 22, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich ran a column about the government shutdown and Sen. Ted Cruz.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    October 20, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about the Affordable Health Care Act. “I’m not saying President Obama was wrong to insist that everyone get better coverage. Actually, I think it’s a good idea. One way or another, all of us end up paying for the people who didn’t plan to get sick but did. Prevention is a good thing,” she said.

  • John Matsusaka

    The Day

    October 18, 2013

    re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka of USC's Initiative and Referendum Institute was highlighted. Matsusaka recently wrote the book "For the Many or the Few," in which he analyzed tax and spending data and their relationship to citizen-led ballot initiatives. Among his findings was the discovery that states with the initiative mechanism had significantly lower taxes and spending, the story stated. Matsusaka also found that 70 percent to 80 percent of voters are glad to have initiatives and referendums in their state.

  • Robert K. Rasmussen

    KFI-AM

    October 17, 2013

    re: Robert K. Rasmussen

    Dean Robert Rasmussen was quoted about how the California State Bar is influencing students’ job searches.

  • Susan Estrich

    Richmond Register

    October 17, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about a Supreme Court on affirmative action. “The court’s liberals, led by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, expressed concern that voters had taken away the “one tool” that could bring real diversity to their campuses, and that upholding the law would “bring back segregation,” she wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    October 17, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about the government shutdown and its impact on various government agencies.

  • Gregory Keating

    Daily Journal

    October 16, 2013

    re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted about a trial over unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles. "It's easy to say the car didn't perform as expected. Due to the remoteness of the occurrence, it is significantly more difficult to argue there should have been a safety device installed," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM

    October 16, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    "Air Talk" interviewed Jody Armour about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing a case on affirmative action in Michigan. “ You need to go and say consider race just like you can say consider legacy, status, consider geographic location. Why can’t you consider race the same way you consider these things," he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Reuters

    October 16, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate tax havens in Ireland. "The specific legislation ... proposed appears on its face to be relevant basically only to Apple," he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Journal

    October 16, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould hosted an event which featured incoming State Bar President Luis Rodriguez, the first Latino ever to hold his position. The event was also attended by Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey; Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer; and Los Angeles U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte Jr.; a member of Congress; the county CEO; and several top judges.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Journal

    October 16, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould’s law luncheon was featured. The event covered the nascent field of law governing the space industry. Panelists discussed the commercialization of space, as well as contract and liability concerns that have emerged as a result. Students were encouraged to join the rapidly expanding field.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    October 15, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    An op-ed ran by Edward Kleinbard about the Affordable Care Act and its role in the government shutdown. He noted that the federal government has been subsidizing employee healthcare coverage for decades, with the cost going as high as $250 billion per year. “Cash salary and bonuses are taxable income,” Kleinbard wrote, “while the value of healthcare costs paid by your employer go ignored. If you claim to stand on principle in your demands to destroy the Affordable Care Act, first give back the $250 billion you've been taking every year in government help."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM

    October 15, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about legal culpability in the case of an earthquake causing a building collapse. “Property owners might end up legally responsible if their buildings collapse during a quake. The touchstone of liability in civil actions and tort actions is foreseeability," he explained,” she said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    ABC News

    October 14, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    Berj Boyajian was interviewed about the escalating situation in Syria.

  • Josh Lockman

    Telemundo

    October 14, 2013

    re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about President Obama's latest comments concerning Syria.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Trojan

    October 13, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer spoke to USC Law students. Lockyer encouraged current law students to give some serious thought to the specific “niche” of law that suits them best.

  • Lee Epstein

    New York Times

    October 13, 2013

    re: Lee Epstein

    Lee Epstein was quoted about the activism of the Supreme Court under Justice John Roberts. “Claims about the Roberts court’s activism seem overwrought,” she said.

  • Rebecca Lonergan

    Daily Breeze

    October 10, 2013

    re: Rebecca Lonergan

    Rebecca Lonergan is quoted about a teacher’s meltdown in class and her making the case that she shouldn’t be disciplined because the student broke the law by making the recording. “ If I want to audit my kid’s class-maybe I think the material violates some religious belief- I can’t record the class without the teacher’s permission,” she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Manteca Bulletin

    October 9, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about a potential default on the U.S. debt. “I can just imagine the dinner table conversation. Sorry, kids, we can’t pay the mortgage; we’re not going to Yosemite; the E-Verify system is down and so I can’t get hired; we can’t buy the house we’ve been saving for, can’t get mortgage approval, can’t get a loan for our business, can’t sign up for a clinical trial — even though a majority of the members of Congress are against this shutdown — because of the Hastert Rule,” she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    October 8, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about Gov. Jerry Brown vetoing a measure to allow noncitizens on juries. "I can see one of these adversely affected litigants saying jurors can't be a reliable, trustworthy, accurate expositor of community values if they are not a full citizen,” he said.

  • Robert K. Rasmussen

    Univision

    October 8, 2013

    re: Robert K. Rasmussen

    Dean Robert Ramussen and several USC Gould students took part in an event hosted by USC Gould that honored newly elected State Bar of California President Luis Rodriguez. Students commented on the significance of having a Mexican-American as President of the State Bar of California.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Forbes

    October 8, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about problems with the American income tax. “It’s outcomes that we should care about. The purpose of taxation ultimately is to spend money, not to collect money artfully,” he said.

  • Robert K. Rasmussen

    Telemundo

    October 8, 2013

    re: Robert K. Rasmussen

    Dean Robert Ramussen and several USC Gould students took part in an event hosted by USC Gould that honored newly elected State Bar of California President Luis Rodriguez. Students commented on the significance of having a Mexican-American as President of the State Bar of California.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    KVEA-TV

    October 8, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    Dean Robert Ramussen and several USC Gould students took part in an event hosted by USC Gould that honored newly elected State Bar of California President Luis Rodriguez. Students commented on the significance of having a Mexican-American as President of the State Bar of California.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    October 7, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about Congress' approval ratings. “Vigorous debate is essential to a healthy democracy. But when civil discourse gives way to ugly demagoguery, we put at risk the miracle that is our democracy,” she said.

  • John Matsusaka

    Watertown Daily Times

    October 7, 2013

    re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted about upcoming ballot initiatives. “Sate legislatures are focusing on budgetary questions while ballot propositions "seem to have become an outlet for all the other issues that the legislators don't have the time to deal with right now,” he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Variety

    October 5, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould featured a speaking engagement by USC alumnus and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara. The engagement was organized by the Gould School's Institute on Entertainment Law and Business. Tsujihara spoke about shifts in the entertainment industry, combating copyright infringement and plans to expand film and TV programming derived from DC comics.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    October 4, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about a custody battle. “In my book, to be a parent is a privilege, a sacred trust. By signing away his parental rights, Brown shielded himself from any obligation to support his daughter. Apparently, that’s what motivated him to sign. He didn’t want to pay. But, he claims, he didn’t realize that meant the child could be put up for adoption,” she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Courier-Post

    October 2, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about the dangers inherent in the government shutdown. “The last time the Republicans shut down the government, they at least had the fig leaf that they were doing so to protest the size of government. Not this time. This time, it’s not about the size of government. It’s not about the deficit,” she said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Trojan

    October 2, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law was mentioned for hosting a reception that honored the president-elect of the California State Bar, Luis J. Rodriguez. “He’s breaking down a lot of barriers that have been up for a long time,” said Olga Pena, a second-year law student and president of the Latino Law Student Association.

  • Rob Saltzman

    KPCC-FM

    September 25, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was interviewed about LAPD policies and procedures related to offers wearing body-cameras.

  • Susan Estrich

    Fox News

    September 24, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about the federal vetting process for security clearance.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    September 24, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the legal team in the Michael Jackson wrongful-death suit. "You have to be a risk taker to be a personal injury attorney. More of a swashbuckler by personality," he said.

  • Edward McCaffery

    New York Times

    September 21, 2013

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about the benefits of shifting toward individual taxation rather than family-based taxation. The story noted that McCaffery is the author of Taxing Women, an analysis of gender bias.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Financial Times (U.K.)

    September 20, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about U.K. income tax policies.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Reuters

    September 20, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate lobbying against tax reform. "U.S. firms have designed a good deal of their domestic lobbying on BEPS along the lines that BEPS is all about bashing American success,” he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Leader & Times

    September 19, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about women in politics. “No, we’re not a discrete and insular minority. We’re a majority – but only in numbers, not in power. And the only way we will get more power is by supporting one another,” she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    September 17, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about President Obama getting lucky with recent developments in Syria. “This was not the president’s finest hour. If it was all just an accidental stroke of luck (so much for highfalutin diplomacy), then maybe we were due for a good one. The reviews of the president’s speech suggest that absent the “new starter” of turning over the weapons, the president was on his way to defeat in Congress,” she said.

  • Robert K. Rasmussen

    San Gabriel Valley Tribune

    September 13, 2013

    re: Robert K. Rasmussen

    Dean Robert Rasmussen was quoted about bankruptcy laws when it comes to public auctions. “The trustee’s legal obligation is to sell the property for as much as he can. (Bidders) may have been disappointed, but disappointment is the norm in bankruptcy court,” he said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Al Jazeera

    September 13, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    Berj Boyajian was interviewed about the escalating situation in Syria.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Trojan

    September 13, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School of Law Dean Robert Rasmussen and Professor Rebecca Brown discussed the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall alongside Judge Dorothy W. Nelson and Provost Elizabeth Garrett.

  • Edwin Smith

    KPCC-FM

    September 12, 2013

    re: Edwin Smith

    Edwin Smith was featured during the Crawford Family Forum which included local policy experts and four California congressmen. The forum focused on President Obama’s latest comments on Syria.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    September 10, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was mentioned as only commissioner kept on by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as he made changes to the leadership positions at the Police Commission.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    September 10, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the latest developments in the Michael Jackson trial against AEG. "AEG has been the great white whale all along," Armour said. "If you still have AEG in the suit, then you're feeling pretty good as a plaintiff.”

  • Rob Saltzman

    Daily News

    September 10, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was mentioned as only commissioner kept on by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as he made changes to the leadership positions at the Police Commission.

  • Rob Saltzman

    UT San Diego

    September 10, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was mentioned as only commissioner kept on by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti as he made changes to the leadership positions at the Police Commission.

  • Susan Estrich

    Topeka Metro News

    September 9, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about the ongoing situation in Syria. “Within a 24-hour period, the administration went from announcing military action as a matter of principle (in far more detail than we needed to know) to deciding that, actually, the president would wait to see what Congress has to say when it comes back from vacation next week (no rush there),” she said.

  • Edward McCaffery

    Los Angeles Times

    September 5, 2013

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about California’s fight against former legislators found guilty of fraud who are suing the state to receive their pensions. “They might be able to say, 'You are a crook, so you are not entitled to that income in the first place, but to do that by passing a law that cuts off his ability to sue the city — I think that looks like a retroactive messing with a contract," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Manteca Bulletin

    September 4, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about how President Obama is handling the current situation in Syria. “Is there another alternative? Could this be a magic “turning point” in American politics, where the gladiators put aside their weapons and come together to debate whether there is any room left in real politics for lines in the sand, for matters of values, for taking a stand for its own sake, even if it will not end the war or lead to the fall of an evil ruler,” she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Young Turks

    September 1, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about politics and the idea of personal responsibility.

  • Jody David Armour

    Take Part

    August 30, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed in a roundtable discussion about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic March on Washington.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    August 30, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was mentioned in numerous stories about being the lone member of the L.A. Police Commission kept on by the new mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Venice- MarVista Patch

    August 30, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was mentioned for being the lone member of the L.A. Police Commission kept on by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Daily Breeze

    August 30, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was mentioned for being the lone member of the L.A. Police Commission kept on by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

  • Susan Estrich

    Banner-Herald

    August 29, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about the growing complexities of the current situation in Syria. “We are not in the business of regime change. We cannot be the world’s police. There are civil wars we won’t stop, abusive leaders we won’t depose, corrupt governments we will decline to see as such.”

  • Edwin Smith

    ABC

    August 27, 2013

    re: Edwin Smith

    Edwin Smith was interviewed about the Assad regime and the United States’ stance on Syria using chemical weapons. “Not even Nazi Germany, not even Stalin used chemical weapons. The use of chemical weapons like this will probably put them in a position with no way out,” he said.

  • Edwin Smith

    NBC

    August 26, 2013

    re: Edwin Smith

    Edwin Smith was interviewed about Syrian Americans fearing for their loved ones back home. “I would be really surprised if it took longer than a week for the U.S. to react. Possible surgical strikes by aircraft have enabled us to use yamahak missiles…possible installation of no fly zones,” he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Agence France-Presse

    August 23, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the enormous disparity of incarceration rates and unemployment between black and white Americans. “There was so much hope that there would be change during the administration in some of the issues affecting the black community, and sadly that hasn't been the case,” he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    August 23, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about the media getting ahead of themselves by already focusing too much on the 2016 presidential election. “What I find striking is just how many of us, less than a year into our president’s second term, are getting star in our eyes thinking about Hilary 2016,” she wrote.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    August 22, 2013

    re: Edward McCaffery

    A column was featured by Edward McCaffery about the prospect of charging a small tax on cell phone usage in order to pay for high-speed internet for all schools across the country, an initiative expected to cost $4 billion to $6 billion. “A small tax may well be the right answer, from a moral and public policy perspective. But it is still worth pausing to make an important bigger point. We see here the same old deal with the devil that our government has been making for decades now,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Hill

    August 17, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about the Joint Committee on Taxation’s role in tax reform in the U.S. “There are no do-overs or makeups in revenue estimating. JCT will do its best, as it always does, and economic life will evolve in whatever direction it happens to take,” he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Columbian

    August 17, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about why people are so enamored by Hilary Clinton and the premature talk of her 2016 presidential run. “Things did not turn out exactly the way we boomers expected, which is certainly a big piece of the "there's still Hillary" coda. I know all of these amazingly qualified people who are ready for the next act, who still, God willing, have decades of work and life and expenses ahead, just not in the job or place they've been in the past,” she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Fox News

    August 17, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about the pros and cons of our emails and phone calls not being subject to privacy laws.

  • Rob Saltzman

    KPCC-FM

    August 15, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was mentioned as the lone member of the L.A. Police Commission kept on by new mayor Eric Garcetti.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Los Angeles Times

    August 15, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was mentioned as the lone member of the L.A. Police Commission kept on by new mayor Eric Garcetti.

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    Malta Today

    August 15, 2013

    re: Niels W. Frenzen

    An op-ed ran by Neils Frenzen concerning the legal issues surrounding commercial ships rescuing Libyan refugees trying to flee into surrounding countries. “While international law does not explicitly answer the question, it does impose the obligation on a ship’scaptain to disembark persons only in ‘a place of safety,” Frenzen said.

  • Josh Lockman

    CW News

    August 15, 2013

    re: Josh Lockman

    Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV interviewed Josh Lockman about the recent increased violence in Egypt.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg News

    August 14, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about multinational companies' ability to avoid paying taxes, a loophole that he has termed “stateless income.” “Every country is revenue-hungry. Countries see very large gaps in their corporate tax collections,” he said.

  • David Cruz

    NPR News

    August 13, 2013

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    August 13, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about the U.S closing embassies and missions in the Middle East and North Africa and declaring a global terrorist alert for U.S. travelers. “I understand that the government can go too far in the name of national security, and that a free press (and yes, sometimes leakers) is essential to our democracy,” she said.

  • Elyn Saks

    TED

    August 13, 2013

    re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was interviewed about living with schizophrenia and what it's like to have a psychotic episode. Doctors initially gave Saks a 'grave' prognosis for the future. "Fortunately, I did not actually enact that grave prognosis," Saks said. "Instead, I'm a Chair Professor of Law Psychology and Psychiatry at the USC's School of Law. I have many close friends and I have a beloved husband, Will, who's here with us today."

  • David Cruz

    CBS Radio

    August 13, 2013

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

  • David Cruz

    Fox Radio

    August 13, 2013

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

  • David Cruz

    KNX-AM

    August 13, 2013

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

  • David Cruz

    KABC-TV

    August 13, 2013

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    ABC 'Radio National'

    August 11, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted in regards to the OECD’s action plan to stop multinational corporations like Apple and Google from shifting their profits to low tax jurisdictions and tax havens. “Starbucks is more frightening because if Starbucks can do it any firm can. Starbucks is not new economy, its old economy,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Orlando Sentinel

    August 10, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted in regards to Florida companies stashing billions abroad and avoiding U.S. taxes. “There is no prospect of corporate-tax reform without resolving this issue,” he said.

  • John Matsusaka

    New York Times

    August 10, 2013

    re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka of the USC Initiative and Referendum Institute was quoted in a story about the impact of ballot proposals in the presidential race. In California, Arizona and Florida, initiatives seek to amend the state constitutions and define marriage as solely between a man and a woman. "California's measure is distinctly important because the movement to legalize gay marriage thus far has been driven by the courts," Matsusaka said. "If California voters reject the amendment banning gay marriage, it will be the first significant popular affirmation of gay marriage."

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Washington Post

    August 7, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about Amazon’s preparation for an overhaul of the tax code. “Companies are very concerned that they will be sold down the river by other multinationals with different priorities, so people hire a lot of lobbyists and try to make sure they’re not the ox that gets gored,” he said.

  • Emily Ryo

    Yahoo! News

    August 7, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was interviewed about her new study finding that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. Ryo said the study suggests that increased enforcement is not the most effective way to discourage illegal immigration. But she conceded that it’s possible the border could become so secure under the proposed reform that it would start to have a bigger effect on potential migrants’ decision-making processes. “There’s likely a threshold point to which increased enforcement ... will have some deterrent effect,” Ryo told Yahoo News. “It’s hard to imagine that it wouldn’t if you think about the kinds of measures being proposed." But Ryo said she hopes her study will cause policymakers to think about other ways to deter illegal immigration that are not related to border security and enforcement. “We should be asking whether this level of spending on this single issue is justified in terms of opportunity costs,” she said.

  • Emily Ryo

    U.S. News & World Report

    August 6, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Research by Emily Ryo was featured finding that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. “We should be asking whether this level of spending on this single issue is justified in terms of opportunity costs,” Ryo said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    August 6, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about whether Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was a hero or a traitor to the U.S. “He isolated the law. He did not steal the files “by mistake.” He is a trained intelligence officer. He knew exactly what he was doing, and he knew exactly what WikiLeaks would do with the files,” she said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Forbes

    August 6, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was mentioned in regards to being credited with coming up with the concept of “stateless income.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Yahoo!News

    August 6, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the effects of the Stand Your Ground law in the recent George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case in Florida. 'We've got to understand what 'reasonable' means in the context of a great fear of crime, of great fear of violence, and of great fear of black crime and violence," he says. "And you have it again and again: juries saying it's reasonable to take drastic measures to avert drastic harm from black males.”

  • Emily Ryo

    Yahoo! News

    August 6, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Research by Emily Ryo was featured finding that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. “We should be asking whether this level of spending on this single issue is justified in terms of opportunity costs,” Ryo said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Huffington Post

    August 5, 2013

    re: Daria Roithmayr

    Jack Lerner and Daria Roithmayr were interviewed about NSA information being funneled to the Drug Enforcement Agency for use in drug prosecutions.“To the extent that prosecutors are walled off, judges are walled of. There is an informant and it certainly is unethical or unconstitutional but that’s not new,what’s new now is that the NSA’s information is now part of the range of information agents rely on for the investigation,” she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Christian Science Monitor

    August 5, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the George Zimmerman trial and American attitudes toward race. The perception, more than the reality, makes stand-your-ground laws vulnerable to racial bias. The fact that jurors deemed Zimmerman justified in standing his ground – but not Trayvon Martin – points to subtle prejudices, Armour said. "I don't think they walked past that issue. I think they walked right up to it, and said, 'Yes, we call this reasonable,' " said Armour.

  • Emily Ryo

    High County News

    August 5, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was interviewed about her study on illegal immigration, which puts a new spin on the fundamental question of why there are so many undocumented immigrants in the United States. “The view of would-be migrants as atomistic, utility-maximizing opportunists diverts our attention away from the complex and wide-ranging moral systems within which prospect migrants are embedded,” she said.

  • Emily Ryo

    The Raw Story

    August 5, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo’s study on Mexican immigration was featured. The story has emerged at he same time that Congress debates comprehensive immigration reform legislation was cited. “Continuing efforts by the U.S. government to selectively target and marginalize unauthorized Mexican migrants might thus have the unintended consequence of producing lesser, rather than greater, voluntary deference to U.S. immigration law, as increasing numbers of Mexicans come to question the legitimacy of U.S. legal authority,” Ryo wrote in her study. “What I find is that people’s perceptions about the legitimacy of U.S. authority is a significant determinant of their intentions to migrate illegally,” she told Raw Story.

  • David Cruz

    The Wall Street Journal

    August 4, 2013

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted about how judges in lower court are citing and even building on the U.S. Supreme Court rulings concerning same-sex marriage and other issues affecting gays and lesbians. So far, all of the rulings have come during preliminary stages of cases, so they might not lead to state laws being upended. But they show how the Supreme Court's decision could quickly reshape state law on marriage even though it only addressed a single part of a federal statute. “It’s a pattern that’s emerging-and it’s striking. Rather than finding ways around (the Supreme Court's ruling on) Windsor, judges are embracing its principles,” he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    August 3, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about the role of experts in court cases such as the Michael Jackson wrongful-death suit. “ People tend to think of experts as neutral observers reciting facts. But these experts are actually trying to persuade the jury that their version is the version they should buy," he said. "It's an odd role these scientific experts are thrown into."

  • Emily Ryo

    CBS

    August 2, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was interviewed about her study on illegal immigration. “There are a couple major findings. Economic costs and benefit calculations matter in terms of peoples intentions to migrate illegally. These kind of economic calculations don’t offer a complete account of decisions to migrate illegally,” she said.

  • Emily Ryo

    KPCC-FM

    August 1, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was interviewed on “Take Two” about her new study finding that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. Although the immigration reform bill passed in the Senate would create significantly more security, Ryo said that the threat of arrest and punishment is still not a deterrent for people to cross the border illegally.

  • Emily Ryo

    The Guardian

    August 1, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo’s new study, "Deciding to Cross: Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration" was highlighted. "This study offers insights into how unauthorized migrants justify their violation of US immigration law, and how such justifications might make noncompliance with this particular law possible among otherwise law-abiding individuals. People generally see themselves as moral beings who want to do the right thing as they perceive it. If you ask an average person, why are there so many unauthorized migrants in the US, the typical story that you might get is something like this: people are looking for better jobs, better economic opportunities for themselves and their families and our immigration enforcement just isn't tough enough to stop them; so, here they are," Ryo said. "But this conventional story misses a critical point, because economic incentives alone typically do not induce otherwise law-abiding people to violate the law. And, my study shows that unauthorized migrants are no different."

  • Emily Ryo

    Los Angeles Times

    August 1, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo's new study, "Deciding to Cross: Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration," published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review, was covered by numerous media outlets. She found that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. Her study found that Mexican men who felt Mexicans or immigrants with darker skin were not treated fairly by enforcement were more likely to cross. "It allows them to see this particular law as not worthy of obedience," Ryo said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Courier-Post

    August 1, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about the verdict against Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. “Manning surely knew the information he was stealing would be seen and used by our enemies. But he is not an agent of al-Qaida. If he were, he would have given the information to them — not to the press,” she said.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Los Angeles Times

    August 1, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    A lecture to USC Gould Students by music business manager Leila Steinberg, who has founded a nonprofit for needy kids seeking artistic outlets, was mentioned.

  • Daniel Klerman

    Santa Monica Daily Press

    August 1, 2013

    re: Daniel Klerman

    Daniel Klerman was quoted in regards to a local doughnut shop in a sticky situation after a New York bakery threatened to sue over a doughnut-croissant hybrid that’s taken the nation by storm. "Trademark tries to distinguish between words that identify a particular brand or a particular chain of bakeries all under one corporate umbrella. Words which identify brands, that's what a trademark protects. Doughnuts and croissants are what everyone can use, but Dunkin' Doughnuts is a brand," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Courier-Post

    August 1, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about the verdict against Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. “Manning surely knew the information he was stealing would be seen and used by our enemies. But he is not an agent of al-Qaida. If he were, he would have given the information to them — not to the press,” she said.

  • Emily Ryo

    KPCC-FM

    August 1, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo's new study, "Deciding to Cross: Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration," published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review, was covered by numerous media outlets. She found that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. Her study found that Mexican men who felt Mexicans or immigrants with darker skin were not treated fairly by enforcement were more likely to cross. "It allows them to see this particular law as not worthy of obedience," Ryo said.

  • Emily Ryo

    CBS Radio

    August 1, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo's new study, "Deciding to Cross: Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration," published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review, was covered by numerous media outlets. She found that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. Her study found that Mexican men who felt Mexicans or immigrants with darker skin were not treated fairly by enforcement were more likely to cross. "It allows them to see this particular law as not worthy of obedience," Ryo said.

  • Emily Ryo

    High County News

    August 1, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo's new study, "Deciding to Cross: Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration," published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review, was covered by numerous media outlets. She found that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. Her study found that Mexican men who felt Mexicans or immigrants with darker skin were not treated fairly by enforcement were more likely to cross. "It allows them to see this particular law as not worthy of obedience," Ryo said.

  • Emily Ryo

    The Guardian

    August 1, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo's new study, "Deciding to Cross: Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration," published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review, was covered by numerous media outlets. She found that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. Her study found that Mexican men who felt Mexicans or immigrants with darker skin were not treated fairly by enforcement were more likely to cross. "It allows them to see this particular law as not worthy of obedience," Ryo said.

  • Emily Ryo

    KRLD

    August 1, 2013

    re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo's new study, "Deciding to Cross: Norms and Economics of Unauthorized Migration," published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review, was covered by numerous media outlets. She found that Mexican migrants cross the U.S. border based on their beliefs about whether immigration laws are legitimate and fairly applied. Her study found that Mexican men who felt Mexicans or immigrants with darker skin were not treated fairly by enforcement were more likely to cross. "It allows them to see this particular law as not worthy of obedience," Ryo said.

  • Daniel Klerman

    S.F. Weekly

    July 31, 2013

    re: Daniel Klerman

    Dan Klerman was quoted about trademark laws concerning the battle between the BART transit system in San Francisco and a local tee-shirt company. "Who thinks this shirt will get them on the train for free? Who thinks that if the quality of this T-shirt is bad, BART is a lousy train system because they make bad shirts?" he asks. "This should not be illegal. There is no harm to BART, and no harm to consumers. This is trademark law gone overboard,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Bloomberg News

    July 31, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was cited regarding President Obama’s latest income tax proposals.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    July 30, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column by Susan Estrich ran concerning the role currently being played by Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, in the former congressman’s sex scandal and whether it should be her, not Anthony, running for mayor of New York City. “When the scandal first broke two years ago, Weiner lied. He repeatedly denounced the story and attacked those who were asking questions he didn’t want to answer. Only when he was trapped by his lies did he finally ‘fess up. And of course, he claimed it was over, he learned his lesson, never again, all the rest. All lies,” she said.

  • Josh Lockman

    CCTV (Canada)

    July 30, 2013

    re: Josh Lockman

    Josh Lockman was interviewed about the current peace talks between Israel and Palestine that Secretary of State John Kerry is facilitating. “I think what’s different this time is the energy we’re seeing that secretary Kerry is putting into this. He has single handedly brought the Israelis and Palestinians together over the last few months and laid the groundwork for what will be successful talks initially to try to bridge the gap between the two sides.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The Global Mail

    July 26, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about “stateless income” and international tax rules. Australian Broadcasting Corporation also quoted Kleinbard about the subject. “Now, not all that $2 trillion is cash; some is invested in real subsidiaries doing real things, but about 40 per cent is cash,” he said.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Court House News

    July 26, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Satlzman was quoted in regards to The Los Angeles Police Department reducing the city’s liability for costly cases involving disgruntled employees and an audit suggesting otherwise is out of date. “Nobody’s asking you to maintain duplicate records. We’re asking you about risk management efforts to avoid the problems of the future,” he said.

  • Rob Saltzman

    Courthouse News Service

    July 26, 2013

    re: Rob Saltzman

    Rob Saltzman was quoted about the LAPD's legal affairs division, which has been costing the city tens of millions of dollars in employment litigation lawsuits, “Nobody's asking you to maintain duplicate records. We're asking you about risk management efforts to avoid the problems of the future," Saltzman said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    The New York Times

    July 24, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about a novel tax strategy considered by Dell. Kleinbard called the strategy “a twist on the old corporation inversion that relies on the fact that U.S. companies can dress up their foreign entities in different costumes for different tax purposes.”

  • Edward Kleinbard

    Reuters

    July 24, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward Kleinbard was quoted about corporate taxation and “Stateless Income,” a term he coined in a 2007 research paper. "I have not heard the IRS use the term before,” he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    CBS News

    July 20, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about protests in the wake of the Trayvon Martin case.

  • Susan Estrich

    Courier-Post

    July 20, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about a hold on the nomination of Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey. “In this instance, it is clear why McCain was so frustrated. He went to Syria and met with the rebel forces. McCain favors stronger military action. He is looking for (and maybe believes he has, if he were to speak freely) a supporter and an ally in Dempsey, a voice at the table advocating for and not merely explaining the military option,” she wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    July 20, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    A column ran by Susan Estrich about protests following the Trayvon Martin case. “If this administration wants to do something to get race out of the criminal justice system, then they are going to have to start at pre-school, and do it. Break the correlation between being young and male and black and in trouble with the law. Break that, and you don’t need to loot the local Wal-Mart’s. Don’t break it, and the looting will confirm — and not undermine — a tragic verdict,” she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KFWB-AM

    July 19, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    ): Jody Armour participated in a live discussion about the Trayvon Martin case and national race relations. The story noted Armour is the author of "Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America." "Your heart could go out to George Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin," Armour said, "I think rather than looking to either as a scapegoat, we need to look at what took us as a society to this point."

  • Tom Lyon

    Associated Press

    July 17, 2013

    re: Tom Lyon

    Thomas Lyon was quoted about a California bill that would expand the window of time child abuse victims could sue their perpetrators, "It's hard to defend a case when it happened decades ago," he said, "But why not give them their day in court?"

  • USC Gould School of Law

    The Huffington Post

    July 17, 2013

    re: Daria Roithmayr

    Daria Roithmayr were interviewed about the power of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. "The reason that the FISA court is being compared to the Supreme court is because there is no review. So with regard to those cases that come before the FISA court, the Chief Justice of the FISA court is the final word," Roithmayr said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Voice of Russia

    July 17, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the George Zimmerman trial.

  • Jody David Armour

    KCRW-FM

    July 17, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed by Warren Olney on, “Which Way L.A.?” about racial profiling and the Trayvon Martin case.

  • Edward McCaffery

    Bloomberg Businessweek

    July 16, 2013

    re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about how current tax laws make joint filing a practice of the past, “In a nutshell, the bias of the tax system is against two worker marriages with children. It’s less about marriage penalties and marriage bonuses and more about a bias against secondary earners—male or female,” he said.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    BNA Daily Tax Report

    July 15, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward D. Kleinbard was quoted about the outcome of ‘tax-shaming’ corporations, “But that occurs only if the public is on board with the idea of pressing companies into paying taxes the companies made a legal effort to avoid; in the United States, it is hard to whip up public outrage over issues like tax shelters and transfer pricing…We don't have the same kind of public engagement in the United States with respect to these issues,” Kleinbard said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM

    July 13, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about what the Zimmerman verdict means for race relations in the U.S. “Zimmerman is almost certainly going to fall into the classification” of a public figure, raising the bar for plaintiffs, in that they have to prove knowledge that they knew that the information was false or had reckless disregard for the truth,” he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Variety

    July 13, 2013

    re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about George Zimmerman suing NBC and its reporters for defamation.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    KPCC-FM

    July 12, 2013

    re: Daria Roithmayr

    Daria Roithmayr was interviewed about Prop 8 supporters asking California's Supreme Court to deny gay marriage license. "A state can’t just decide that it’s not going to obey a federal court until the decision is decided at a higher level," she said. "That just cannot be allowed."

  • Susan Estrich

    Leader & Times

    July 10, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the jobs of flight attendants.

  • Edward Kleinbard

    CNN Money

    July 10, 2013

    re: Edward Kleinbard

    Edward D. Kleinbard was quoted about the U.S. debate over corporate taxes, “It's a myth that all the money is ‘trapped’ abroad. And it's not clear just how much of a spur it would be to the economy if it were repatriated. As it is, a significant portion of that $1.8 trillion is already at work in the United States albeit not necessarily in the best way for the economy,” Kleinbard noted.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Leader & Times

    July 10, 2013

    re: USC Gould School of Law

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about the jobs of flight attendants.

  • Elyn Saks

    PBS

    July 6, 2013

    re: Elyn Saks

    PBS News highlighted Elyn Saks and her experiences with mental illness in the documentary called “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness,” narrated by Glenn Close. The film interviewed Saks about becoming a successful academic despite her schizophrenia. “There are a lot of misconceptions about those with schizophrenia – that we can’t work, that we can’t have relationships,” she said. The documentary featured the USC Gould School and USC campus.

  • David Cruz

    Daily Journal

    July 3, 2013

    re: David Cruz

    David Cruz was quoted about same sex equality issues saying that said that because state authorities are defending the conversion therapy ban, the law's backers should be able to participate. "It's not totally settled, but most courts say that if there is [a dispute between parties with real stakes in the matter], then others can participate in that litigation, too, without having to establish standing on their own," Cruz said.

  • Rebecca Lonergan

    Daily Journal

    July 3, 2013

    re: Rebecca Lonergan

    Rebecca Lonergan was quoted about FISA cases in years past, "This historical jurisdictional preference impacts which judges are likely to be chosen to sit on the FISA court, resulting in a [geographic] imbalance…This imbalance may change in the future because of the more recent shift away from Department of Defense type issues towards an emphasis on electronic surveillance-related national security issues, given that many of the companies involved in the electronic surveillance and high tech industries are based on the West Coast,” Lonergan stated.

  • Heidi Rummel

    CBS News

    July 3, 2013

    re: Heidi Rummel

    Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV highlighted the USC Gould School Post-Conviction Project, which has represented Glenda Virgil for more than 14 years. She was convicted of killing her abusive husband after he attacked her with a shovel. USC Gould School student Julia Deixler handled Virgil's parole hearing. “To me, it is obvious that Glenda Virgil does not pose a danger to anyone,” Deixler said.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Richmond Register

    July 3, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about Sen. Diane Feinstein and her defense of a controversial National Security Agency program.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Daily Journal

    July 2, 2013

    re: Mark Litwak

    Mark Litwak wrote an article about the legal issues that may arise from creating fictional characters in film, “If a fictional character is loosely based on a real-life individual, and the public cannot identify the real-life individual from the context in which the fictional character is portrayed, there is little risk of liability,” Litwak said.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Marietta Daily Journal

    July 2, 2013

    re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote a column about immigration reform.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Reuters

    July 2, 2013

    re: Daria Roithmayr

    Daria Roithmayr was quoted about the recent Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage.

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