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  • Michael Chasalow

    Daily Trojan

    June 30, 2021

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was interviewed about the struggles faced by local businesses due to losses from the pandemic. “The Paycheck Protection Program was advertised as helping small businesses but you needed a legal team to navigate just the application process,” he said. “The businesses that were in a position to have either a lawyer or maybe even a banker that would help them navigate the system, got money right away.”

  • Jonathan Barnett

    Los Angeles Times

    June 30, 2021

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett was interviewed about Elizabeth Warren's call for more scrutiny of the Amazon-MGM deal. “To allow this merger to go unchallenged in the current political atmosphere might not appear to be responsive to political sentiment,” Barnett said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    June 28, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the discussion on California's laws on assault weapons. "Meantime, if we must err, how can we not err on the side of having fewer of these weapons in circulation, making them less available, than having more?" The op-ed also appeared in Standard-Speaker and the Daily Herald.

  • Thomas Lenz

    Law360

    June 28, 2021

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about labor cases to watch in the second half of the year. "When you have a known number of employees eligible to vote, and only a fraction of them participate, there is in my mind a question of whether people have been disenfranchised," he said.

  • Thomas Lenz

    CNN

    June 27, 2021

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about vaccination requirements in the workplace. "Under federal law in the United States, an employer can require that employees receive immunization," he said. "There are a couple of exceptions related to religion or health condition."

  • Elyn Saks

    Los Angeles Times

    June 26, 2021

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was interviewed about Britney Spear' conservatorship. “People think people with mental health disorders can’t make their own decisions, so we have to appoint a conservator,” she said.

  • Ariela Gross

    Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder

    June 23, 2021

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about critical race theory. “I certainly teach critical race theory,” she said. “I want our students to have active debate. I don’t really see racism as individual prejudice. Individualizing it, we can let ourselves off the hook.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    June 23, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the need for religious tolerance in schools. "If one thing should be clear by now, here and around the world, it is that religious tolerance is key to our survival," she wrote. "Without tolerance, all we will have is hate, and we know where that leads." The op-ed also appeared in the Daily Herald.

  • Thomas Lenz

    Los Angeles Times

    June 22, 2021

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about the resignation or firing of 150 Houston hospital workers after refusing a COVID-19 vaccine. “When you do have an employer who feels the commitment to safety warrants a vaccine requirement, that’s going to create friction," he said. "Frankly, I expect many more lawsuits on this.”

  • Dwight Stirling

    Task & Purpose

    June 18, 2021

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stilrling was interviewed about how service members who have suffered due to negligent medical care now have the chance to file a claim against the Department of Defense. “The entire claims process is enshrouded in darkness,” he said. “Due to the vagueness of the rules, claims can be evaluated by nameless officials in secretive offices.”

  • Rob Saltzman

    Daily News

    June 17, 2021

    Re: Rob Saltzman

    Robert Saltzman was mentioned in an article about Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's announcement of the formation of an independent team to reexamine fatal use- of-force incidents by law enforcement and recommend further action when appropriate.

  • Ariela Gross

    California News Times

    June 17, 2021

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about the Bruce Beach History Report. “The history they wrote is not only careful and wise, but it also closely tracks everything we know about the history of black landowners and Jim Crow in Southern California,” she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    NBC Los Angeles

    June 16, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about Congress's approval of the bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. "The concern is that this may be just hollow symbolism, and we should not just settle for mere symbolism at the expense of substantive reform," he said.

  • Ariela Gross

    Daily Breeze

    June 16, 2021

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about Manhattan Beach's adoption of the Bruce’s Beach History Report. “The campaign to eject Black beachgoers that culminated in the condemnation and taking of Bruce’s Beach was part of a broader campaign of racial cleansing across the United States,” she wrote in the report. “Although some towns succeeded in keeping out Black residents from the start, others, like Manhattan Beach, became white towns by pushing out Black residents who had a foothold there.”

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    June 13, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about how she misses the Donald Trump — not as a president, but as a distraction. "The Trump show is over. Any day now, he’ll be hacking hair dye on late-night TV," she wrote. "In the meantime, the rest of us, deprived of our daily distraction, are left to face the reality of a new world we don’t quite understand, and of the old problems we never did solve." The op-ed also appeared in Standard-Speaker, ThyBlackMan, the Daily Herald, and the West Central Tribune.

  • Edward McCaffery

    New York Times

    June 9, 2021

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Ed McCaffery was interviewed about the low tax rates on the wealthy. "One such strategy [to avoid paying taxes on debt repayment] is waiting until after death to repay the loan — or what Edward McCaffery calls 'buy, borrow, die.'" McCaffery was interviewed on the same topic in Pro Publica.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    June 7, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about critical race theory. "Students need to study racism if we are ever to move past it," she wrote. "And that means confronting bias — both the old-fashioned discrimination that is easy to condemn and the more modern unconscious bias that Pence and his party would like to pretend away." The op-ed also appeared in the Joplin Globe

  • Susan Estrich

    Los Angeles Times

    June 5, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about a federal judge’s decision to overturn California’s 30-year-old ban on assault weapons. “Ultimately,” she said, “the question may be whether the United States Supreme Court, with its new conservative appointees, sees this as an opportunity to dig into assault weapons bans.”

  • Susan Estrich

    Standard-Speaker

    June 4, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed explaining how "law and order" no longer works. "Violent crime has been going up across America. Democrats poured stars and cash into the special election, fearing that if [Sen. Mark] Moores’ approach worked in a Democratic-leaning district, we would see it in every competitive House race in the country," she wrote. "That’s the really big news out of New Mexico. Law and order didn’t work."

  • Emily Ryo

    Vox

    June 3, 2021

    Re: Emily Ryo

    Emily Ryo was interviewed about how harsh detention and deportation policies haven’t deterred immigration to the U.S. “To the extent that what we’re trying to do with our immigration enforcement policy is to deter people, my study does not support that approach in terms of use of policies like immigration detention to achieve that purpose,” she said. Ryo's interview was also mentioned in Documented.

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    June 2, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed arguing that Palestinians must reject Hamas. "What reason is there for the angry protests and loud denunciations of the only Jewish state on the planet?" she wrote. "If it’s not antisemitism, tell my why so many have singled out Israel."

  • Dwight Stirling

    CNN

    May 30, 2021

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling was interviewed in an article that arugues that military servicemembers who've survived sexual assault should be able to make their case in court. "If you're a prisoner and you're assaulted by a colleague or by a prison guard, you get to go to court and make your case. Whereas if you serve our country in uniform you don't. So we give more rights to those who have engaged in crime then we give to those who protect us in our beds at night," he said. "It's a matter of discrimination."

  • Susan Estrich

    South Florida Sun Sentenial

    May 28, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about Fox News' pro-Trump commentary. Estrich recalled that Roger Ailes, the network's founder, had defended Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News host, when Trump, then a presidential candidate, attacked her in misogynist terms. Now, she said, “instead of trying to broaden their audience, Fox News is narrowing it and digging in.” Estrich was interviewed on the same topic in the New York Times and the Washington Post.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    May 28, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed in favor of continued mask use in the U.S. even after the vaccine rollout begins. "I'm wearing my mask in the hopes that all the knuckleheads streaming to Las Vegas and parties and the like will decide that they, too, should get vaccinated by June 15, even though they have already stopped wearing their masks except in the market — if they ever did," she wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    CBSN Los Angeles

    May 25, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was featured in a panel reflecting on the year that has passed since the death of George Floyd.

  • Jody David Armour

    NPR

    May 25, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about empathy in the U.S., following the killing of George Floyd. "Reform would be approaches that try to train police to be more empathetic, like implicit bias training," he said. "It tries to integrate them more into communities so they are, you know, in some ways on a more intimate basis with a lot of the people they're policing."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC Take Two

    May 25, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about qualified immunity — one year after the murder of George Floyd. "They moved from a standard of strict liability, to one of 'if the officer made a good faith mistake, we'll excuse the constitutional violation,'" he said. "Then they expanded the immunity a lot more: 'unless you have a case that is just like an earlier case in which a court said that was a violation of a constitutional right, the officer enjoys qualified immunity.'"

  • Gregory Keating

    Bloomberg Law

    May 25, 2021

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was interviewed about Tyson Foods Inc.'s battle to keep a set of coronavirus worker death cases out of Iowa state court. A main question for the appellate court will be whether Trump had the authority to make meatpackers into “private actors who counted as government actors and acquired government actor immunity” because the plants were performing federal functions, he said. “And, if the administration had the authority, did they exercise that authority properly?”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    May 24, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed on cancel culture. "There is a difference between a high official who respects the Constitution and has a story to tell, and a guy who is out there auditioning for the 8 o'clock slot at Fox," she wrote. "The next Tucker Carlson will surely find another publishing home. Simon & Schuster will find another book to publish. But the door will not be closed on the vice president. His case is different. A line has been drawn, and that is worth noting."

  • Christopher D. Stone

    Washington Post

    May 19, 2021

    Re: Christopher D. Stone

    Christopher Stone's obituary appeared in the Washington Post. Robin Craig was quoted about him, saying "What he was basically asking was how should the natural environment be represented in court. Did it have a right to be there on its own merits, so to speak, or was this really all about humans? It was an important question, and it’s a question that hasn’t gone away."

  • Jody David Armour

    The Guardian

    May 19, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about law enforcement publishing misleading or false information about the people they have killed. “We cannot compel them to make unflattering descriptions of their conduct or interactions that turn lethal,” he said, noting that police continued to use the vague and widely criticized phrase “officer-involved shooting” when they killed civilians. “It’s human nature for them to describe events in the way that shines the most favorable light on the officers.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    May 18, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote about the future of politics in the U.S. "Donald Trump refuses to disappear, as ex-presidents are supposed to do in the early days of a new administration," she wrote. "The more his name is in the news, the better President Joe Biden and the Democrats look for 2022. Keep talking, Donald!" The op-ed was also featured in the Daily Herald and the Joplin Globe.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    May 18, 2021

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about Joe and Jill Biden revealing their tax returns. "The very publication of the Bidens' tax returns is another sign that normality is returning after the once-in-a-century scourge of the coronavirus pandemic and the adamant refusal by Biden's predecessor, Donald J. Trump, to release any tax return information," he wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    May 17, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed criticizing Caitlin Jenner for her recent remarks on transgender athletes. "The 'integrity of girls sports' is not at risk. The lives of trans youth are," she wrote. "Singling them out in Little League, excluding them from school teams, sends the message that trans kids are different in ways that justify their exclusion. And it does so as a matter of law. That is called discrimination, violating a person's right to be treated equally."

  • Jody David Armour

    The Washington Informer

    May 12, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was mentioned in an article urging readers to commit to nine minutes and 29 seconds each day to the fight for social justice and civil rights in this country. “If we can lift Black lives from the margins of society, we can lift all lives," he said.

  • John Matsusaka

    National Review

    May 12, 2021

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka's study was mentioned in an article about how financial institutions disenfranchise everyday investors. Proxy-advisory firms have tended to “tilt their advice away from policies that maximize issuer value toward policies that give more weight to social issues," he was cited as saying.

  • Elyn Saks

    Jewish Boston

    May 11, 2021

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was mentioned in an article about the need to listen to and support schizophrenic Jews. Saks' book, “The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness," was cited as a book that is written by and for people with psychosis.

  • Laura Riley

    Texas Public Radio

    May 8, 2021

    Re: Laura Riley

    Laura Riley was interviewed about a new campaign urging the Biden administration to bring home deported veterans. “As part of our message today, we ask to bring exiled veterans who served back home to fulfill the campaign promise,” she said. “Second, we ask that they build on that promise by reinstating and improving military naturalization services and processes through the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security, to ensure that every service member who wants to naturalize is able to attain citizenship.”

  • Jody David Armour

    FOX News

    May 7, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about critical race theory and social justice standards being incorporated into school curriculum. "It would be nice if we didn't notice race and gender at a very early age, but the reality is, we do," he said. "And then the question is should we ignore it or should we confront it?" Armour was also interviewed by Microsoft News.

  • Heidi Rummel

    LAist

    May 6, 2021

    Re: Heidi Rummel

    Heidi Rummel was interviewed about DA Gascón's reversal of decades of parole policy to support release in most cases. "[The parole board] have a proven track record of finding the people who can be safely released to the community,” she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    May 6, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed reflecting on the winding down of the pandemic. "What a strange time this has been," she wrote. "It's been strange for so long that going back to what was normal may itself feel strange. And as we think about it, some of it will be missed."

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    May 6, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about a viral body camera video of a motorist unleashing a racist tirade against a deputy and calling him a “murderer” during a traffic stop in San Dimas. “It assumes that [she knew] what the motivations of this particular [deputy] are,” he said the motorist's actions. “It is unfortunate.”

  • Eileen Decker

    LLM Guide

    May 4, 2021

    Re: Eileen Decker

    Eileen Decker was interviewed about the growth of jobs in privacy law due to data regulations. “Business has blossomed for lawyers specializing in data privacy,” she said. “Most firms have dedicated practice groups who work exclusively on data privacy issues.”

  • Jody David Armour

    KTLA 5

    May 4, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about a viral body camera video of a motorist unleashing a racist tirade against a deputy and calling him a “murderer” during a traffic stop in San Dimas. "She robbed herself of any kind of firm moral ground that she was standing on," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    April 30, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the state of vaccination in the U.S. "It is a Democratic miracle brought to you in part by the man who still won't come out and strongly urge his supporters to get one of the vaccines," she wrote about Trump. "A different sort of ex-president might see the vaccine as the greatest accomplishment of his administration." The op-ed was also featured in the West Central Tribune.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC AirTalk

    April 29, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the FDA's attempt to ban menthol cigarettes. "By criminalizing the sales of these kinds of cigarettes, that are disproportionately used by members of the Black community, you create an illicit market," he said.

  • Ariela Gross

    Daily Trojan

    April 28, 2021

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about the USC administration's lack of transparency regarding their plans for the 2020-21 school year. “It was very, very late in the process that the University finally announced that we would be online for this year,” she said. “Because we were constantly told to proceed as though we were coming back, people put an enormous amount of time into preparing for hybrid teaching. It was really unfortunate that we all put so much effort into something that was pretty clearly futile.”

  • Jody David Armour

    CBS News

    April 28, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about reform proposals in wake of police killings. "It'll take more than just incremental, marginal reforms," he said. "We tried body cams, we tried implicit bias training, we tried community policing, de-escalation training. All of that was going on in Minneapolis and more and yet we continue to have this racial injustice groundhog day." Armour was also interviewed by Yahoo! News.

  • Michael Simkovic

    Los Angeles Times

    April 27, 2021

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic was interviewed about behested payments from large corporations on behalf of Gov. Gavin Newsom, which hit a record in 2020. As long as the donation isn’t directly benefiting a politician, Simkovic said behested payments are generally a good thing. “There are a variety of reasons it can be beneficial to shareholders, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good for society. It can be both.”

  • Robert K. Rasmussen

    Daily Trojan

    April 26, 2021

    Re: Robert K. Rasmussen

    Robert Rasmussen was interviewed about Gould’s new law and social justice and law and migration studies minors. “We added the specialized minors, each for an independent reason … The immigration minor is really targeted for people who want to understand some of the complexities of the current immigration crisis in this country,” Rasmussen said. “The second minor is a touch broader, it’s focused on issues of social justice, and our conception of that is the required courses give you a background in law and then the elective courses you can decide what aspect of social justice you want to learn more about.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    April 24, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the passing of former Vice President Walter Mondale. "Walter F. Mondale, whom we lost on Tuesday, was one of the most decent, honorable and caring men I have ever known, not to mention sat behind and eavesdropped on for four months," she wrote. The op-ed was also featured in the Daily Herald.

  • Jody David Armour

    NBC News

    April 24, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the pushback against the election of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón. "A lot of prosecutors have their personal and professional identities wedded to that particular concept of justice," he said. "What we're seeing is a revolution, and with revolutions come old-guard resistance."

  • Thomas Lenz

    NBC Los Angeles

    April 23, 2021

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about if employers can require employees to be vaccinated. “Anytime you’re dealing with the public sector, you’re dealing with the government, and you’re dealing with the constitution,” Lenz said. But if your employer can require you to get vaccinated, Lenz said there are a couple of exceptions: religious beliefs and disabilities.

  • Jody David Armour

    KCRW Press Play

    April 21, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about how individual accountability cannot solve systemic racism. "This individual accountability approach gives the impression that the system can police itself, that the system corrects itself. And it can’t, right?" he said. "Personal accountability approaches will never solve structural problems.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    April 20, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on the Derek Chauvin verdict and the surprise many felt after years of police violence leading to acquittals. "We, as Black Americans, have been victims of gaslighting so often by white America, through its representatives in the jury box," he said. He was also interviewed on CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV and Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KPCC-FM.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    April 20, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed explaining her case against court packing. "[Justice Stephen Breyer] is right," she wrote. "When respect for the rule of law is at stake, proponents should think 'long and hard' before increasing the size of the court." The op-ed also appeared in West Central Tribune.

  • Jody David Armour

    CBS News

    April 19, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the trial for Derek Chauvin, who is being charged with the murder of George Floyd. "The defense is saying [Chauvin] was really an ordinary person — he was an ordinary officer acting in policy and in a way that's justified, and they understand that the jury has to make a moral judgement of this defendant," he said. He was also interviewed in SOCIALNEWS.xyz.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    April 15, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed explaining step-by-step how to reopen America. "You see, I know I am supposed to go to the grocery store and the pharmacy," she wrote. "But as for anyplace else, I'm still not sure."

  • Jody David Armour

    FOX News

    April 15, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on the rise of violent crime and murders in Los Angeles. "That reservoir of resentment is actually, in and of itself, also a driver of crime," he said. "Until that’s healed, we’re really not going to get at the spiraling crime problem."

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    San Francisco Chronicle

    April 14, 2021

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed about the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco's rejection of an earlier U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals decision that denied asylum to Salvadoran sisters who were harassed by a gang. “Their journey to asylum has been difficult and longer than it should have been,” she said. The judge and the board “ignored the evidence and denied lifesaving relief to the twins based on unlawful conclusions” that the court has now overturned. The article also appeared in Microsoft News.

  • Camille Gear Rich

    Diverse Education

    April 12, 2021

    Re: Camille Gear Rich

    Camille Gear Rich was interviewed about Gould's efforts to respond to social justice movements. “We wanted our students to be aware of the multiple ways in which legal strategies that can appear color blind on their face or seemingly neutral actually are embedded in prior racial conflicts, prior racial understandings and prior racial disappointments,” she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    April 9, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about Trump supporters and Republicans' unwillingness to be vaccinated. "Viruses do not skip from one family to the next, from one worker to the next, taking account of political affiliation," she wrote. "Viruses don't observe town lines or county borders."

  • Jody David Armour

    India Education Diary

    April 9, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about USC faculty and staff's continued fight for equality, building on last summer’s momentum to make USC a safer and more welcoming place for Black students. “Like many other schools, we are taking steps to revise new policies that we hope will be more inclusive and promote equity," he said. "We are hiring an inclusion, diversity and equity specialist that will be part of our central administration in the role of a dean.”

  • Michael Simkovic

    Life Annuity Specialist

    April 9, 2021

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic was interviewed about how tax breaks awarded insurers may not be worth the costs. "There can be a race to the bottom," he said. "Many businesses can just move again when another state or locality offers a better tax/subsidy package." This article is behind a paywall, but it is available from USC Gould Communications. Life Annuity Specialist is a subsidiary of Financial Times.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    April 7, 2021

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote and op-ed in favor of the Biden administration's plan to increase the corporate tax rate. "There's a time for everything, including to tax and spend," he wrote. "Jeff Bezos gets it."

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    April 4, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed urging people to get vaccinated for others' sake if not their own. "If they were just risking their own lives, it would be OK, at least to people who don't know them," she wrote. "But what about everybody else they see, work with, exercise with, eat with, talk baseball with?"

  • Ariela Gross

    LAist

    April 1, 2021

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about the financial fallout from USC's $1 billion sexual abuse settlement. "Faculty have been shut out of any involvement or understanding of the budget," she said. "We kind of have to take their word for it, and that leads to suspicion and doubts."

  • Dwight Stirling

    USA Today

    March 31, 2021

    Re: Dwight Stirling

    Dwight Stirling was interviewed about sexual assault allegations against the National Guard. "[The Guard structure] is so convoluted and complex as to be practically incomprehensible,” he said. “The governing rules can be adjusted to fit the circumstances [and have created a] culture resistant to change and uncomfortable with accountability.”

  • Ariela Gross

    LAist

    March 29, 2021

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about the fact that George Tyndall specifically preyed upon Asian women. “I think we have a lot of work to do to make those students feel safe and respected,” Gross said. Folt and Caruso, she said, owe Asian and Asian American women students an apology.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Columbian

    March 29, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the GOP's continuous denial of science. "Two stories I’ve been thinking about make clear that Republicans have problems Donald Trump’s departure has not begun to solve," she wrote. "The problems are not with the Democrats. They are with science." The op-ed also appeared in the Daily Herald and the Joplin Globe.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC AirTalk

    March 29, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the beginning of the trial of the former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd. "The argument by the defense is going to be that 1.) the defendant did nothing wrong and 2.) if he did something wrong, there's no criminal liability," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    March 26, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed discussing whether or not President Biden is "boring." "President Biden is being so presidential in ways that remind you of the gravity of his undertaking," she wrote. "He will be a careful and caring president. Boring is good. I have 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' reruns for entertainment."

  • Jody David Armour

    Today, Explained

    March 25, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the bill to ban menthol cigarettes. "I oppose the bill because I saw it as an effort to revisit the failed logic of the war on drugs — the logic of prohibition," he said. "The legislation in a lot of these bans suggests that the way to protect black lives is to keep black people from being able to consume products on the same footing as white folks."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    March 22, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed praising scientists for their contributions toward ending the pandemic. "And so, perhaps it was meant to be. We have vaccines," she wrote. "And it's the scientists, not the politicians, who are the heroes.

  • Thomas Lenz

    Northern California Record

    March 22, 2021

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about California Department of Fair Employment and Housing-issued guidance on workplace vaccination procedures and other matters related to the coronavirus. “I think the main thing is consistency to the extent that if an employer requires vaccines, to avoid infringing on potential exceptions with regard to disability, race, age, gender, and religious beliefs and practices,” he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    March 19, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed encouraging people to get the coronavirus vaccine. "There are many questions that have two sides, even in science and medicine. But not this one," she wrote. "Get a vaccine." The op-ed also appeared in the Joplin Globe.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    March 17, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about grade school during the pandemic. "I salute the men and women who have spent the last year trying, against all odds, to not only control classrooms of rambunctious, bored, hyperactive kids but actually teach them something," she wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Guardian

    March 17, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about immigrant groups and criminal justice advocates reaction to Adam Schiff's campaign for California Attorney General. “The country knows Schiff as sort of an icon," he said. "Here in California, we know him as someone who was, in many ways, one of the chief architects of mass incarceration.”

  • Jonathan Barnett

    Bloomberg Law

    March 16, 2021

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett co-authored an article on how the coronavirus highlights the need for balanced patent policy. "A balanced approach in patent policy is critical at a time when vaccines are highlighting the importance of a strong patent system to global health and the global economy," he wrote.

  • Hannah R. Garry

    USC Annenberg Media

    March 15, 2021

    Re: Hannah R. Garry

    Hannah Garry was interviewed about how residents of Los Angeles live universal struggles and intergenerational trauma. “[The events] demonstrate to me how our vote matters in the leaders we elect. The U.S. government was happily funding the ramp up in Azerbaijan. There is big business to be made,” Garry said. “It is incumbent upon us to elect leaders who will not use human rights for political and business purposes.”

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    March 15, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about how technology should not be a substitute for medical judgement in the pandemic. "Much as technology has aided in the practice of medicine, it is no substitute for the judgment of a medical professional who sees you, hears you, talks to you, understands you — who knows that when you say it hurts, it hurts like hell," she wrote. The op-ed also appeared in West Central Tribune.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTTV-TV

    March 12, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the $27 million civil rights settlement between the city of Minneapolis and George Floyd. "They wanted to make a statement." he said. "In some ways, it's an anchoring statement number — that $27 million one of the highest settlements for a police misconduct case in history, and it expresses the kind of condemnation that the city should express toward the killing."

  • Susan Estrich

    The Daily Herald

    March 12, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about placing trust in medical professionals as coronavirus vaccination rollout continues. "Much as technology has aided in the practice of medicine, it is no substitute for the judgment of a medical professional who sees you, hears you, talks to you, understands you -- who knows that when you say it hurts, it hurts like hell," she wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Washington Post

    March 12, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on what a "not guilty" verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial could mean for race relations. “This jury will be sitting as representatives of the community and the espousers of community values,” Armour said. “If they review this incident and say, ‘We don’t see anything criminally wrong’ … they will be telling you what they collectively think about Black lives and amplify the signal that Black lives really don’t seem to matter that much.”

  • Jody David Armour

    The Guardian

    March 10, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about DA George Gascón's promise to end "tough on crime" prosecutions and address prison overcrowding and police accountability for misconduct. “It’s a commitment to a different moral framework – turning away from retribution, retaliation and revenge as the dominant moral compass, and moving toward restoration, rehabilitation and redemption," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Mel Magazine

    March 10, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about resistance to DA George Gascón's efforts to abolish the three-strike law and other sentence enhancements. "What Gascón’s change is basically saying to [old-guard prosecutors and judges] is, 'You were committed to the wrong values, and it was a racist and morally obtuse approach.'"

  • Clare Pastore

    CalMatters

    March 10, 2021

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was interviewed about how the federal stimulus bill could cut California child poverty by half. “This benefit is a step towards a child allowance, which has been proven over time and in many nations to be one of the most significant steps, if not the most significant step, in reducing child poverty,” she said. Pastore was also quoted in Times of San Diego.

  • USC Gould School of Law

    LLM Guide

    March 10, 2021

    Re: Jeffrey Dennis

    Jeffrey Dennis was interviewed about the rising demand for cybersecurity lawyers. “Law firms are looking for talented, hard-working attorneys who understand enough of the technology to be effective counselors in this space,” he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    National Jurist

    March 9, 2021

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted about Gould's new mandatory “Race, Racism and the Law” course. “The course will help students recognize that their obligation as lawyers, regardless of their specialty, is to understand that law does not always operate equally – that race is an enduring part of the legal profession and our everyday lives,” she said. Ariela Gross was also quoted. Tolson was also quoted in Above the Law.

  • Thomas Lenz

    Law360

    March 4, 2021

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about a vote by Amazon employees in Alabama on whether to unionize with the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union and form the company's first bargaining unit. "It's rarely possible to tell from a charge what really happened," Lenz said. "It isn't really until the agency talks to the witnesses to determine what happened and what would really make a difference in terms of the legal issues raised."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC AirTalk

    March 3, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the Rodney King beating, 30 years later. "Not only to have that shared experience of seeing that brutality, but then later have a jury say we shouldn't believe our lying eyes then gaslight Black folks," he said. "That's what I remember — that moment of reckoning with where I am and who we are as Americans." Armour was also interviewed in LAist.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Guardian

    March 3, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the lack of change in the LAPD thirty years after the savage assault on Rodney King. "So many activists are calling for defunding the police because the changes that have occurred in cosmetics have not made real changes in how many Angelenos and marginalized communities are experiencing policing," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    March 1, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the vaccination rollout in LA. "We have not enough vaccines, too many people who want to be vaccinated and too many who don't," she wrote. The op-ed also appeared in Standard-Speaker.

  • Thomas Lenz

    Law360

    March 1, 2021

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about Biden's statement on the Amazon Union push. "A year from now I want the employees I'm organizing to see that video and to know that all the way in D.C., in the White House, we have somebody who's on our side," Lenz said, speaking from the perspective of a union organizer.

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    February 27, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about people in positions of power. "Everybody always says, 'Why did they do it?' but that’s usually the easy part," she wrote. "In one way or another, it all comes back to making themselves look better, richer, smarter, more successful and more sexual than anyone else." The op-ed also appeared in the Daily Herald.

  • Camille Gear Rich

    Daily Trojan

    February 26, 2021

    Re: Camille Gear Rich

    Camille Gear Rich was interviewed about Gould's new mandatory “Race, Racism and the Law” course. “Lawyers have a great deal of responsibility in structuring fair and honest arrangements in society,” Rich said. “When we decline to provide students with an opportunity to talk about race, they can develop a tunnel vision that makes them unable to properly serve their clients and, more broadly, to serve the cause of justice.” Franita Tolson was also quoted.

  • Michael Jenkins

    USA Today

    February 26, 2021

    Re: Michael Jenkins

    Michael Jenkins was interviewed about how the two cities responsible for the road on which Tiger Woods crashed his car and suffered serious leg injuries Tuesday could be liable for the accident. "These are very fact-dependent inquiries,'" he said. "Ultimately the question is whether there’s a dangerous condition of public property."

  • David B. Cruz

    The Guardian

    February 25, 2021

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David B. Cruz was quoted on the importance of the Equality Act. “It would be a monumental achievement,” Cruz said. “It’s not always simple or easy for people to enforce their statutory rights, but even having a federal law that expressly protects those rights on the books, by itself will deter discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.”

  • Thomas Lenz

    Northern California Record

    February 22, 2021

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about a recent Ninth Circuit ruling involving a health care staffing company that emphasizes the need to properly reimburse for expenses to avoid wage law violations. “People are working in different ways to perform their duties than they might have pre-pandemic,” Lenz said. “Clearly, this is one where the details will matter, and there could be a lot of different cases depending on how reimbursements are addressed.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Livingston County News

    February 20, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was mentioned in an article about Boiling Point, BET's new documentary series exploring Attica Prison riot’s civil rights legacy. Armour will be one of the people interviewed in the episodes.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    February 19, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about people cutting in the line for the coronavirus vaccine. "What could I say? 'How does it feel to be cutting in line, to be taking a spot from someone who needs it?' Is it polite to ask? Am I wrong to be horrified?" she wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    Daily Trojan

    February 19, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article about a livestream Q&A held by Visions and Voices about LA hip-hop and the corrupt American prison system. “Over the last 10-20 years, they found that a lot of our brains aren’t really fully developed even until we’re 25, and so we’ve been locking kids up for life without parole for things they’ve been doing at 14 and 13 and 15," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Crime Report

    February 12, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about Adam Schiff’s pitch for the job of California Attorney General, given his criminal justice record. "To put someone like that in this position at this time would be surprising to me," he said. "It would be surprisingly politically tone-deaf.”

  • Elyn Saks

    FOX 5 Atlanta

    February 12, 2021

    Re: Elyn Saks

    Elyn Saks was mentioned in a segment with Madison Iseman, who plays the role of a teenager living with schizophrenia in the new thriller, "Fear of Rain." "You start with a ton of research," Iseman said. "Tons and tons of videos and TED Talks, and there was actually one book, a memoir, that I kind of carried with me as a Bible. It’s called The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn Saks, and that really was the thing that really guided me through this entire thing."

  • Jody David Armour

    The Intercept

    February 11, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about racial and criminal justice groups opposition to Rep. Adam Schiff's possible appointment as California AG. “Many voters heard that message, that we needed serious criminal justice reform, we needed to hold police more accountable than we had been, we needed to be less draconian in our punishment practice,” he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Appeal

    February 11, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour wrote an op-ed arguing that Rep. Adam Schiff's appointment as AG would be ignoring the wishes of Californians. "Adam Schiff’s unconscionable record on criminal and racial justice issues is disqualifying," he wrote. "Schiff’s appointment would be viewed, especially by Black and Latinx communities, as a betrayal of the governor’s expressed commitment to equal justice."

  • Franita Tolson

    Law.com

    February 9, 2021

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about Gould's new required course on Race, Racism and the Law. “This moment requires that we ask about our obligations to the legal community, to society, and to the world writ large,” she said. “The course will help students recognize that their obligation as lawyers, regardless of their specialty, is to understand that law does not always operate equally—that race is an enduring part of the legal profession and our everyday lives.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    February 9, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the Trump impeachment trials. "All it would take is a prosecutor, perhaps one of the new people working for Judge Merrick Garland, who is very tough on crime, or perhaps one of the new U.S. attorneys, all of whom will soon be Democrats," she wrote. "Trump can hide from the Senate, but the more he succeeds, the greater the likelihood that his problems will not end there." The op-ed also appeared in the Joplin Globe.

  • Jody David Armour

    FOX 11 Los Angeles

    February 9, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the low vaccination rate of Black people in comparison to other races in LA county. "One of the hidden costs of discrimination is that it can rob a community that's been discriminated against of trust and confidence in the system, in the health care system that can provide life-saving healthcare to them," he said.

  • Sam Erman

    KPCC Take Two

    February 9, 2021

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about the Senate's decision to proceed with the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. "If you think it's about trying to establish norms in a new political consensus, inform the public, drive the future of our democratic politics — the trial still has the potential to move the ball," he said.

  • Ariela Gross

    Daily Journal

    February 8, 2021

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about Gould's new required course on Race, Racism and the Law. "We hope that the course will give students a critical perspective on the rest of their law classes," she said. "We want to give them the tools they need to work in a much more diverse profession and be part of the anti-racist solution, rather than part of the problem."

  • Jody David Armour

    FOX 11 Los Angeles

    February 8, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about Black History Month, medical distrust and civil rights. "It's a celebration of some of the best of the times and an opportunity to critically reflect on some of the worst of times in the Black community," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    K-EARTH 101

    February 8, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about an LA Superior Court judge's decision to temporarily bar LA County DA George Gascón from enforcing part of his policy on sentencing enhancements. "Jackie Lacey sought the death penalty even while Gov. Newsom had a moratorium on it. A prosecutor can exercise discretion not to seek the death penalty and is not violating their oath of office while doing so. So prosecutorial discretion is built into the job. So how you prioritize that prosecutorial discretion reflects your values and your values are supposed to come from what the voters elected you to do," he says.

  • Jody David Armour

    KNX 1070

    February 8, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about an LA Superior Court judge's decision to temporarily bar LA DA George Gascón from enforcing part of his policy on sentencing enhancements, including a ban on three-strikes allegations."Oh, there's going to be an appeal, for sure," he said. "Jackie Lacey sought the death penalty even while Gov. Newsom had a moratorium on it. A prosecutor can exercise discretion not to seek the death penalty and is not violating their oath of office while doing so. So prosecutorial discretion is built into the job. So how you prioritize that prosecutorial discretion reflects your values and your values are supposed to come from what the voters elected you to do."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    February 5, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about surviving rape. "In those days, we called ourselves victims," she wrote. "Today, we call ourselves survivors." The op-ed also appeared in The Daily Independent and The Joplin Globe.

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    February 1, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed arguing that the new federalism has failed. "Maskless rallies, closed restaurants, closed patios, open casinos, endlessly mixed messages," she wrote. "All told, it was about the least effective strategy in the Western world."

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Review of Books

    February 1, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about his new book, N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law, and racial oppression in the U.S. "Number one: I want America to be held responsible for the plight of Black America," he said. "Because they are responsible for the plight of Black America; America more generally."

  • Jody David Armour

    WitnessLA

    February 1, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour wrote an op-ed about the importance of George Gascón’s Three Strikes Reform and the pushback from LA prosecutors and police unions. "Under Gascón’s leadership, we will finally end the racist and costly legacy of California’s strike laws," he wrote. "This change is long past due."

  • Thomas Lenz

    KALW Your Legal Rights

    January 26, 2021

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about the new world of labor and unemployment law. "In an industry where you have a lot of inherent interaction between employees or between employees and the public there is a greater risk of transmission," he said. "That is probably where employers are going to face the greatest pressure in insisting that employees receive the vaccine."

  • Franita Tolson

    CNN

    January 24, 2021

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed on Donald Trump's 10 worst abuses of power. "The founders intended that the office of the president be held by people with sufficient virtue," she said. "They recognized the risk of someone who is a tyrant abusing the office, but they didn't build a system to prevent it. The question is, will we learn from this, and alter our Constitution to prevent this from happening again?"

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    January 22, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about President Joe Biden's 66% approval rate and his steps going forward. "What stops me in my tracks is not the 66% who approved of the Biden transition but the nearly 30% who didn't," she wrote. "As my grandmother would say, what's not to like? President Biden takes office with the most experienced team of appointees of any president I can remember, which they need to be if they are to get this country vaccinated and employed again." The op-ed also appeared in the Daily Herald.

  • Ariela Gross

    Los Angeles Times

    January 21, 2021

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was interviewed about Donald Trump's pardon of Robert Zangrillo, who was a parent involved in the father the USC admission scandal. "I hope it’s true that a USC trustee, with a fiduciary duty to the university, played no role in securing a pardon for a wrongdoer whose actions have done so much harm to USC’s reputation," she said.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    KPCC Take Two

    January 19, 2021

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed about President Joe Biden's plans to introduce comprehensive immigration reform. "It seems to grant a pathway to citizenship for people who are here without legal status as of Jan. 1, 2021," she said. "It would allow people to presumably get some temporary status."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    January 15, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the pandemic and the progression of vaccination distribution. "It is literally a life-or-death situation, and we have done the world's worst job of controlling the pandemic," she wrote. "What is wrong with us?" The op-ed was also featured in the Joplin Globe.

  • Franita Tolson

    KPCC Take Two

    January 13, 2021

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about Donald Trump's second impeachment proceedings. "Impeaching this quickly is a message that as a democracy, we cannot stand for what happened last week," she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    January 12, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about Merrick Garland's nomination as attorney general. "[Biden] picked a man who will restore the Justice Department to its real role, not as the president's lawyer but as ours," she wrote. The op-ed also appeared in the Daily Herald.

  • Jody David Armour

    LA Progressive

    January 12, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about Julian Assange’s long battle to avoid extraction to the United States—and likely trial and incarceration—as well as the larger First Amendment and political prisoner rights issues involved. "If the presumption of innocence means anything, it means that we have to first go to trial — not leap to conclusions, not jump to the verdict," he said. "But there's a long tradition in American justice of going at things just that way, sadly."

  • Franita Tolson

    C-SPAN

    January 12, 2021

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was featured in a panel discussing presidential power and transition. "There are risks with Donald Trump continuing to be president in part if you think about what happened last week," she said. "The time from the phone call to the Georgia secretary of state and the storming of the Capitol on Wednesday was four days. If he can do that in 100 hours, imagine what he can do in 10 days."

  • Sam Erman

    Spectrum News 1

    January 12, 2021

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about the Trump impeachment process. "One of the penalties that follows an impeachment trial that the Senate can choose to impose is a ban on future public office holding," he said. "It would not be merely symbolic; it's possible that the Senate could impose a really meaningful penalty on the president."

  • Erik Hovenkamp

    The Hill

    January 11, 2021

    Re: Erik Hovenkamp

    Erik Hovenkamp was interviewed about social media company Parler's legal battle against Amazon. “On the antitrust side, it's pretty weak,” he said. “The biggest flaw in the complaint by far is really just that it doesn’t allege facts that would indicate a conspiracy between Amazon and Twitter.”

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    January 9, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the attack on the Capitol. "What do you say of a man who openly seeks to subvert the Constitution and incites his supporters to take over the Capitol of the United States?" she wrote. "He's not a president. He was never a president." The op-ed also appeared in West Central Tribune.

  • Franita Tolson

    CNN

    January 8, 2021

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about the attack on the Capitol. "The 25th Amendment or an impeachment proceeding will say who we are as Americans and determine whether we're patriots like people in Georgia or if we are treasonous like the people who showed up at the Capitol," she said.

  • Sam Erman

    Spectrum News 1

    January 8, 2021

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about the call for President Trump's removal following the Capitol riot. “In some ways, it’s a less political process [than impeachment],” he said. “It’s coming from the executive branch, from people appointed or chosen by the president him- or herself, and it requires a bipartisan supermajority.”

  • Niels W. Frenzen

    Bloomberg

    January 8, 2021

    Re: Niels W. Frenzen

    Niels Frenzen was interviewed about “death to asylum” — the Trump administration’s final attempt to restrict U.S. asylum laws aimed at immigrants fleeing from oppression. “Death to asylum is not an exaggeration,” he said. The scope of this rule “would bar many, perhaps most claims from Central America, which is the intent.”

  • Jody David Armour

    NBC Los Angeles

    January 7, 2021

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the riot at the Capitol. "These protestors were really the political soulmates of much of law enforcement — compared to Black Lives Matter activists and their allies, they were treated differently," he said. "They actually have a side they're on, and we're starting to see that."

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    January 2, 2021

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about who should get the vaccination first once the doctors and nurses and EMTs have been vaccinated. "It’s the room between the absolutes where I sit — where I think most people do — trying to find a balance between risks, fairness and love," she wrote. "It is, like too many things these days, a life-or-death question." The op-ed also appeared in West Central Tribune.

  • Franita Tolson

    Law and Crime

    December 30, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted about Josh Hawley's objection to the 2020 election results. “He plans to file an objection based on arguments that have been extensively litigated and rejected by numerous courts since Election Day, especially the claims that Pennsylvania failed to follow its election laws and that there was potential voter fraud,” she said. “He is prolonging and politicizing the process even though the outcome — Joe Biden wins a majority of the electoral votes — is inevitable.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    December 26, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about life in Los Angeles during the pandemic. "You can do it by race; you can do it by class; you can do it by neighborhood, but it's all the same," she wrote. "We know who the most vulnerable among us are." The op-ed also appeared in Daily Herald.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    December 21, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed arguing that there is no debate to be had on vaccination. "Far more difficult but far more important is bringing us together so we can talk about politics without people leaving the room in disgust, so we can judge people by who they are and not who they voted for, so we care for one another," she wrote. The op-ed also appeared in Joplin Globe and Daily Herald.

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    December 20, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr's resignation. "Barr lost his job because he did the right thing. He found his moral compass," she wrote. "And Trump doesn't allow for such things, having no moral compass himself. Barr did not cost Trump the presidency. Trump managed to do that all by himself."

  • Susan Estrich

    Lowell Sun

    December 16, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about what will happen to President Trump after he leaves office. "There seems to be more talk these days about how Donald Trump is going to leave town than there is about how Joe Biden will arrive," Estrich wrote. "Trump, if rumors are to be believed, will also leave the way he came, with as much noise, attention and fanfare as a traditionally quiet departure can muster."

  • Susan Estrich

    Times Republican

    December 15, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the end of the Trump administration. "What Trump said as president — mostly on Twitter — was barely worth paying attention to, but now?" she wrote. "Now it’s just garbage." The op-ed also appeared in the West Central Tribune.

  • Thomas Lenz

    CBS LA

    December 14, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed by CBS LA in a segment about a UCLA survey that found that majority of nurses wish to delay COVID-19 vaccinations. Lenz said, "Generally speaking an employer will be able to require a vaccine."

  • John Matsusaka

    Fortune

    December 13, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted in an article about how a health care magnate wants to fix democracy, starting in Colorado. "I don't look at ballot propositions as a way to drive a progressive agenda or conservative agenda or any sort of agenda,” Matsusaka said. “I view it as a way to put the people in control. And they can go where they want to go." Matsusaka was quoted on the same topic in the Chicago Sun-Times.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    December 10, 2020

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed about Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, who is under investigation by the US Attorney's office in Delaware for tax matter. McCaffery said, "Hunter Biden disclosed the investigation himself and professed his innocence. Like all Americans, he is entitled to the presumption of innocence. We don't have much else to go on. We will have to wait and see if there is a there here."

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    NJ.com

    December 10, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was quoted in an op-ed about the upcoming Hanukkah season and why Jews celebrate it. Stolzenberg said, "The real claim is not that the government is privileging secular over religious activities, but rather that it’s privileging life over spiritual practices."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    December 10, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about Attorney George Gascon and his role in dealing with criminals in Los Angeles. Estrich wrote, "Under Gascon, there will be no more prosecution for "nonviolent crimes" like mugging and petty theft and shooting up on the corner after a score. Don't even bother calling the police if your home has been broken into by a man threatening to kill you." The op-ed also appeared in the Daily Herald.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    December 9, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about Donald Trump and his attack on democracy as a a result of his election loss. Estrich wrote, "The system he attacked is democracy. he believes it has failed. He is wrong, of course. He's the biggest sore loser in history. Or at least half of America thinks so."

  • Franita Tolson

    Law.com

    December 8, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was one of several Black women law professors highlighted as possible choices for nominations to the Supreme Court of the United States by president-elect Joseph Biden, who has an opportunity to address a scarcity of Black women on the federal bench.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Paducah Sun

    December 7, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about what is next with FOX news and her experiences working for the network. "I’m sure he would say that he made Fox News, which is simply not true," said Estrich. "I had been part of two earlier efforts by very experienced television producers to create a Fox News network, and they fell flat." The op-ed was also posted in the Daily Herald.

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    A Broad and Empty Road

    December 6, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was quoted in an article about the Supreme Court's recent ruling on religious services. "The plaintiffs want to make the claim that they have a monopoly on respecting the value of religion and religious liberty," Stolzenberg said. "That’s groundless. There’s no evidence that public officials arrived at a determination to impose restrictions because they underestimate the value of religious services."

  • Franita Tolson

    Forbes

    December 4, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about the effect of President Trump’ post-election efforts challenging President-elect Joe Biden’s win on people's trust in the democratic process. “Seventy million people voted for [Trump]. He’s telling 70 million people he was cheated out of the presidency,” she said. “That can’t help but be corrosive to democracy.”

  • Sam Erman

    Wisconsin Public Radio

    December 1, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was a guest for the Wisconsin Public Radio in a segment about how Puerto Rico voted in favor of statehood for the commonwealth. Erman said, "Becoming a state would probably foreclose independence for Puerto Rico. It would take an important option off the table."

  • Franita Tolson

    Washington Post

    November 26, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about President Trump's continuing legal challenge against the election results. “Zombies are dead people walking among the living — this litigation is the same thing,” she said. “In terms of litigation that could change the election, all these cases are basically dead men walking.” She was also interviewed in U.S. News. The article originally appeared in AP News.

  • Michael Jenkins

    ABC 10 San Diego

    November 25, 2020

    Re: Michael Jenkins

    Michael Jenkins was quoted in an article about how some businesses in California's purple tier are pushing back against COVID-19 regulations. Jenkins said, "The governor has the authority to issue a statewide emergency. Jenkins county health officer has authority in California law to issue county wide states of emergency and those orders are applicable in all cities in the county."

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    November 25, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about how President Trump needs to stop his lawsuits in order to overturn the election. Estrich wrote, "To be clear, the orderly transfer of power is the hallmark of a democracy. Trump never cared much for the Constitution, and it shows."

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    November 20, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed criticizing Rudy Guiliani's handling of President Trump's post-election legal efforts. "Rudy was always an attention hog, taking credit for things he had nothing to do with," she wrote. "This time, as he himself has made clear, he has a great deal to do with everything that is slowing down the orderly transition of power, which is the hallmark of a democracy." The op-ed also appeared in The Joplin Globe.

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    November 19, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the implications of the end of the Trump presidency. "Make no mistake: Trump will move out of the White House, but he won’t go far. He will create his own shadow White House, complete with the scary right-wingers he would never disavow," she wrote. "The emperor may be naked and the senators may be afraid to tell him, but on court days, he’ll need to get dressed."

  • Thomas Lenz

    Law360

    November 18, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about the Supreme Court decision to hear a challenge to a regulation requiring growers to allow organizers on their property under the California farmworker union law. "Agricultural workplaces being outside of NLRA, I think that this is going to be something where it may well inform how the labor agencies look at this issue in the future, particularly as states try to drill down and perhaps expand their regulation of labor relations," he said. "I think to the extent that there is a constitutional lens focused in on these issues, state and local governments are going to be looking closely."

  • Franita Tolson

    KCRW

    November 18, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about what’s left of the Trump campaign’s lawsuits contesting Joe Biden’s win. "Everyday Americans aren't reading legal pleadings so they don't know how thin these claims are — they may have no sense of what's really at stake in these disputes, and so bringing all of these lawsuits creates this smoke that suggests that maybe there's some there there when, in fact, there's not."

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    KPCC Take Two

    November 17, 2020

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed about an NY federal judge's ruling that acting homeland security secretary Chad Wolf was unlawfully appointed therefore any polices enacted under him — like limits to the Deferred Action Childhood Arrival program — are invalid. "We have nine weeks until the inauguration of a new president, then we have a change in fenestration, which may reinstate the DACA program in its original state," she said.

  • John Matsusaka

    CapRadio

    November 13, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was interviewed about the passage of Proposition 14 in California, which calls for the state to issue $5.5 billion in bonds for stem cell research. "“There’s many useful things you might want to do research on, is this the one you want to put so much money into?” he said. “This was an interest group who said they wanted to carve out one thing for themselves … which raises some questions.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    November 13, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed suggesting that President Trump's last chance is to focus on the economy. "Trump cannot sue his way back to the presidency. At some point, he will run out of lawyers willing to make fools of themselves, or worse, with no prospect of payment," she wrote. "What he can do is make his last two months in office count, not by bringing more lawsuits, not by purging his enemies, but by focusing every day on making the economy stronger."

  • Susan Estrich

    Joplin Globe

    November 12, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed reflecting on President Trump's loss to former Vice President Biden in the 2020 presidential election. "It appears Biden won this election; the federal judiciary will not save Trump," she wrote. "After all, no president has sustained a more concerted assault on the judiciary in this country. Was he really expecting a thank you?

  • Franita Tolson

    The Guardian

    November 12, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in an article about how President Trump's election attacks sow distrust and pose U.S. security threats. “What does that do to our democracy as we play out this process? What does it do to the belief in the system when 70 million people think the election was stolen,” Tolson said. “To me that’s the danger of this narrative, that’s the danger of this litigation.”

  • Thomas Lenz

    LA Times

    November 11, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was quoted in an article about if Major League Baseball will mandate players to take a coronavirus vaccine. Lenz said, "I think the employer has a duty to provide a safe working environment to everyone. To the extent that someone does not get the vaccine, I think the employer would be taking a risk by allowing an individual who has not been vaccinated to be on the field with someone who has.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Spectrum News 1

    November 9, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about how election results have put LA County at the forefront of criminal justice reform. “This election in L.A. County put [it] at the very vanguard of criminal justice reform nationwide,” he said. “I can’t overstate what a major deal this has been for national politics and criminal justice matters.”

  • Franita Tolson

    Los Angeles Times

    November 6, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson wrote an op-ed arguing that voter suppression and disenfranchisement should be a postmortem focus of the 2020 election. "Indeed, it would be unfortunate if this election’s milestones are overshadowed by America’s failure to protect the right to vote," she wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    KNX 1070

    November 6, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about LA district attorney Jackie Lacey's concession to George Gascón. "She tried to make social identify an issue but the problem was people of her same social identity were on the other side of the issue saying 'you haven't done enough for your community,'" he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KCRW

    November 6, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about George Gascón's victory over Jackie Lacey in the LA district attorney race. “His victory was the result of strong grassroots organizing by Black Lives Matter LA,” Armour said. “I really see it as a triumph of the possibility of protests in the street translating to real action at the ballot box.”

  • Susan Estrich

    The Joplin Globe

    November 6, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the integrity of the judiciary, post-election. "Before a single vote was counted, President Donald Trump made clear that he expects the courts to save him from the people," she wrote. "He would destroy the legitimacy of the courts if he could, if that's what it takes to, in the words of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, 'flip the results.'"

  • Franita Tolson

    CNN

    November 5, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about the series of lawsuits being filed by the Trump campaign against key battleground states. "I suspect that a big goal of this litigation is, in the short term, to change the narrative" from a potential Biden win to a conversation about election mismanagement or even fraud, she said. Tolson was also quoted in FOX40 and Latin Post.

  • Franita Tolson

    89.3 KPCC Take Two

    November 4, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed on the state of affairs after the election. "We knew going into this that it would take some time," she said. "We had an unprecedented number of people voting by mail, we're in the middle of a global pandemic — yet we pulled off an election in which more people voted in raw numbers than any election in our history."

  • Jody David Armour

    Chestnut Post

    November 3, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was featured in a panel discussing the final days before the election, Donald Trump's presidency and what voters should be doing to hold elected officials accountable beyond Nov. 3. "I was thinking about the activists in the streets over six weeks — day in, day out here in LA — and their hopes, and dreams and aspirations for change," he said. "We often told them 'just vote.' They saw that that vote didn't necessarily translate into change in California when it came to criminal justice matters."

  • Franita Tolson

    New York Times

    November 3, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson wrote an op-ed about the upcoming presidential election, drawing connections between it and elections in the past. "More than any other contest, the 1876 election shows us that our laws and democratic institutions have not always been up to the task of resolving an election crisis," she wrote. "We still face the prospect that consequential decisions may fall to a single person — be it a candidate, a governor, a legislator or an election official — who may have to decide between party and country in resolving a contested election.

  • Thomas Lenz

    Northern California Record

    November 2, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about how people who experience lingering effects from COVID-19 that make it difficult for them to perform their jobs may be afforded accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act. “The ADA is a law that really approaches each case based upon that employee’s unique circumstances,” he said. “So an employer is going to need to look at whatever the specifics are with that particular employee’s job duties and job description, to determine what the essential functions are for that job.”

  • Michael Simkovic

    The Wall Street Journal

    November 2, 2020

    Re: Michael Simkovic

    Michael Simkovic wrote an op-ed arguing that valuation disputes do not have to make corporate bankruptcy expensive and arbitrary. “Except when carefully overseen by exceptionally sophisticated judges, such disputes also risk producing arbitrary outcomes, driven more by persuasiveness of lawyers and experts than by the underlying facts," he wrote. "On the other hand, market-based analysis is relatively quick, objective, inexpensive and has many advantages over more traditional approaches.” This article is behind a paywall.

  • Franita Tolson

    Election Law Blog

    November 1, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson wrote an op-ed about her thoughts and feelings on the upcoming general election. She wrote, "I am not worried about Tuesday. There will be litigation, divisive rhetoric, and legitimacy concerns surrounding this election, but it is still highly likely that, like the last 230 years, a President will emerge from the ashes of this dumpster fire. I am worried about the after."

  • Gregory Keating

    Yahoo

    October 30, 2020

    Re: Gregory Keating

    Gregory Keating was quoted in an article about the possible legal implications that might happen as a result of Justin Turner returning to the field after the Dodgers won the World Series. Keating said, "Touching someone else when you know you have a highly transmissible, dangerous disease and might infect them is contact that a jury could very well find to be ‘offensive.'"

  • Jody David Armour

    CalMatters

    October 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted for CalMatters newsletter about the race for L.A. district attorney. "It used to be something prideful, to have police union endorsements. Now it may be stigmatized," he said. Armour was originally quoted in the Los Angeles Times.

  • John Matsusaka

    Bloomberg Government

    October 28, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was interviewed on billionaires' efforts to sway voters on ballot initiatives. Illinois "has never come close to putting that kind of money behind a campaign,” he said of big-spenders on both sides of a tax question.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    October 26, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about what Republicans are so afraid of in terms of the upcoming general election. Estrich wrote, "This is not a normal time. More people than ever are trying to vote remotely. And safely. They Republicans would prefer they stay that way."

  • John Matsusaka

    Stat News

    October 26, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted in an article about how voters are set to decide whether or not California will be able to afford stem cell research. "Everyone is having to tighten their belts,” Matsusaka said. “Some may wonder if this is a ‘luxury’ investment that ought to be put on hold for now.”

  • Susan Estrich

    The Joplin Globe

    October 26, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about learning how to feels to be racially discriminated against and what that experience is like. Estrich wrote, "Every year, I ask my students how many of them have been stopped by the police. Year after year, every Black man in the class raises his hand."

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Spectrum News 1

    October 26, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was interviewed on the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court just days before the presidential election. "I think history will judge this moment very unkindly as a moment of a clear attempt to subvert democracy," she said.

  • John Matsusaka

    The Hill

    October 22, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka wrote an op-ed arguing that the issue of abortion should be settled through a democratic process rather than by judges. "If Americans chose abortion policy democratically, it’s a safe guess that the United States would end up with a policy similar to those found in most European countries, where abortion is allowed early in pregnancy and prohibited late in pregnancy," he wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    Delaware Public Media

    October 21, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour participated in a podcast about Black Lives Matters activist in Los Angeles who are pushing to vote out Los Angeles prosecutor, Jackie Lacey. Armour said, "But her strongest critics are also Black women. And so there's growing understanding that representational politics alone are not enough."

  • Jody David Armour

    The Appeal

    October 21, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article about how the Los Angeles County election could have a big effect on criminal justice reform. Armour, who will be voting for Holly Mitchell as supervisor, said, "She’s been a leader … she’s showing the kind of moral and policy convictions that you really want in a county supervisor, who may be in this job 12 years."

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Religion News Service

    October 19, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg wrote an expert analysis about the history of the intersection between religion and the U.S. Supreme Court. "As a scholar who has studied the intersection of faith and law, I know that religion has always played a strong role in shaping the composition of the United States Supreme Court," she wrote. "The specific nature of that influence, however, has changed over time." The expert analysis also appeared in Church Leaders and Yahoo! Sports. It originally appeared in The Conversation.

  • Susan Estrich

    FOX 40

    October 18, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed in a segment about the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Estrich said, "What we've learned about Judge Barrett is that she is very wise because she made no mistakes. And last week you saw her on display, and you learned absolutely nothing, except that maybe she'll put things to the side or maybe not. We'll see her in the court soon." The interview also appeared on KTLA.

  • Sam Erman

    USA Today

    October 17, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted in an article about why Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court hearings lacked the drama that Brett Kavanaugh's had. Erman said he was struck by the Democrats’ sense of “resignation” throughout the hearings. “There simply were not the votes to stop these from going through,” he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    October 16, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about how deadly violence can erupt from minor infractions, especially when committed by people who are Black or Latinx. “It really robs people of their full participation in core community activities,” he said. “It starts to make second-class citizens out of people in stereotyped groups.”

  • Yasmine McMorrin

    Spectrum News 1

    October 15, 2020

    Re: Yasmine McMorrin

    Yasmine McMorrin was interviewed about her campaign for a City Council seat in Culver City. “I’m showing up wholeheartedly. It matters who makes these decisions and who they have in mind,” she said.

  • Franita Tolson

    The Christian Science Monitor

    October 15, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about the accuracy of how ballots are cast and counted in the upcoming presidential election. “Mistakes will happen,” she said. “That’s the importance of giving time to count the vote and to get an accurate count.”

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    October 13, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about President Trump's refusal to tell the truth and clear the air about COVID-19. "We need to hear the truth from the president," she wrote. "He must find his voice to save what is left of the tattered trust between the leaders and his people."

  • David B. Cruz

    The Recorder/Law.com

    October 8, 2020

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz wrote an op-ed asserting that a recent op-ed written by Stanford Law Professor Michael McConnell claiming the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court will not threaten abortion rights is misleading. “This argument that abortion rights will continue to be upheld doesn’t survive elementary math ... The fact that the four liberals were joined by Chief Justice Roberts in striking down the law challenged in June Medical does not mean that any of the other conservative Justices would do so – especially since the four on the Court were unwilling to do so this summer,” Cruz wrote.

  • Thomas Lenz

    Bisnow

    October 7, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about a dispute over a commission at a real estate brokerage. Lenz discussed workplace arbitration in non-union workplaces.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    October 7, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich's op-ed was mentioned in a letter to the editor which opposes her conclusion that Daniel Cameron was the reason the Breonna Taylor grand jury did not indict the officers. "The decision was based on the facts, not opinion," wrote Tom Horstman.

  • Jonathan Barnett

    The Hill

    October 6, 2020

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett wrote an op-ed about 'unfair use,' democracy and the Supreme Court in relation to the upcoming Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. case. "This Silicon Valley showdown provides the Supreme Court with the opportunity to break its silence and revisit the lower courts’ remaking of the fair use exemption," he wrote.

  • Stephen M. Rich

    Law360

    October 6, 2020

    Re: Stephen M. Rich

    Stephen Rich was interviewed about the implication of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett's potential confirmation on affirmative action on the upcoming Harvard case. "The fact there is no circuit split on affirmative action decreases the likelihood that the top court will take the Harvard case or another like it. A hypothetical Justice Barrett may not want to take up the issue unless she has an idea how she would rule, which she may not," he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    The Wall Street Journal

    October 6, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about people from both political parties volunteering to monitor voting and concerns about the potential for violence and intimidation. "[The president’s comments create] a high possibility that a lot of people will turn out thinking they could just watch the polls, without a clear understanding of what a poll watcher actually does,” she said. “It could lead to some chaos.”

  • Thomas Lenz

    Northern California Record

    October 5, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about the different legal avenues businesses will need to consider for workplace vaccination policies. “If the vaccine is not adequately tested, to require it may be inviting claims for causing unsafe situations and harm to their employees,” he said. “Employers are really going to need to stay tuned to developments with research and testing of different vaccines because some may be more effective than others.”

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    October 4, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed arguing that the reason the Breonna Taylor grand jury did not indict the officers involved was simple: Daniel Cameron, the attorney general of Kentucky. "The grand jury didn't decide to let the officers get away with murder; that was Cameron's call, as he acknowledges himself, and even the release of the evidence presented doesn't tell you much about the deliberations themselves, where the grand jury gave the prosecutor what he had asked for," she wrote. The op-ed also appeared in The Herald Ledger.

  • Franita Tolson

    NNY360

    October 4, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about mail-in voting restrictions ahead of the upcoming presidential election. “The broader point is questioning the legitimacy of the election — that’s the end goal,” she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    KNX-AM

    October 3, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about six new felony charges for sex crimes against Harvey Weinstein. "Harvey Weinstein is unlikely ever to see the light of day," she said. "Today, at least, some of his victims got to feel like there was some justice in this system and hopefully that will send a message to other victims to come forward."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    October 2, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the first presidential debate. She argued that viewers should not blame the moderator, Chris Wallace, for the way the debate went. "When the president of the United States takes over the floor and decides to ignore the rules and rant about whatever he chooses, you can't expect the moderator to stop him," she wrote. "The only way to stop him is to vote." The op-ed also appeared in Opelika-Auburn News.

  • Franita Tolson

    Bloomberg

    October 2, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted about Trump's campaign to restrict voting by mail during the upcoming presidential election cycle. “The broader point is questioning the legitimacy of the election — that’s the end goal,” she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Orion

    October 1, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour explained Wanton Endangerment in an article on how to hold police accountable for their brutality, especially in regards to the Breonna Taylor case. “It means you’re not guilty or accused of causing a death,” he said. “You’re just accused of generating excessive risks. You were wanton in your disregard of the risk of death or serious bodily injury that you were generating, but we’re not saying that those risks resulted in any death.”

  • John Matsusaka

    KCRW

    October 1, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka's ideas from his book, "Let the People Rule," were mentioned in a discussion about direct democracy. “I find it remarkable that the United States, the country that pioneered democracy and proved that a government created and controlled by ordinary people could succeed, has never allowed its citizens to vote on a single national issue,” Matsusaka wrote. Matsusaka was also quoted in The Mercury News.

  • John Matsusaka

    Desert Sun

    October 1, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was quoted in an article about a plan to adopt direct democracy at a national level. Matsusaka said, "I find it remarkable that the United States, the country that pioneered democracy and proved that a government created and controlled by ordinary people could succeed, has never allowed its citizens to vote on a single national issue."

  • Franita Tolson

    Buzzfeed

    October 1, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in an article about the President telling supporters to go "watch" polling places. Tolson said, "Nothing is universal," in relation to how many states require election observers to be trained.

  • Jody David Armour

    Washington Post

    September 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about a woman's arrest after she allegedly drove into counter-protesters at her anti-racism rally because she felt threatened. “What you have is bookend cases to compare when two alleged perpetrators can each claim some kind of self defense or duress as an excuse for what they did,” Armour said, comparing the case to a similar one in which the perpetrator was not arrested after driving into anti-police brutality protesters. “It does seems the officers are giving more deference to the claim of the pickup truck driver and less to her.”

  • Jody David Armour

    The Hour

    September 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about a California prosecutor's decision to charge the organizer of an anti-racism rally with attempted murder for driving her car into counter-protesters. “When you’re talking about attempted murder, you’re talking a requirement that the state prove that ... she drove into the crowd with the true purpose to cause someone’s death,” he said. “That says something about their motivations, their character, their state of mind. It’s a value judgment. It’s a moral judgment.” Armour was also quoted in WFMJ-TV, USA Today and KETV.

  • Jody David Armour

    Mel Magazine

    September 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on why body cams will not eliminate police brutality. "It wouldn't have made a difference had officers been wearing body cams at the time of their raid on Breonna [Taylor]'s home," he said. "She was killed by the bad legal precedent and bad police policy. As long as the law allows them to do what they did, what difference can body cams make?"

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    September 28, 2020

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed suggesting that President Trump's tax avoidance, which was recently uncovered by The New York Times, tells a greater story of debt and desperation. "For the whole time he has been living rent free in the White House, Trump has been a desperate man, facing massive debts and looking for someone else to pay them off," he wrote. His op-ed was also mentioned in a CNN column about a deluge of news about President Trump, including the NY Times investigation about his taxes.

  • Sam Erman

    Bloomberg

    September 26, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Bloomberg quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on whether the religion of a Supreme Court nominee impacts their legal judgment and public perception of their partisanship.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    September 25, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about packing the Supreme Court and what it might mean if six conservatives sit on the Court. Estrich wrote, "It is heartbreaking to know that after years of fighting to move things forward, to fight racism, to protect women and minorities, to provide health care for all, the clock will now be turned back." The op-ed also appeared in The Olelika-Auburn and The Daily Herald.

  • Jody David Armour

    Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod

    September 24, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on the Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod Podcast on the lack of charges against the police officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. "As a law professor I teach my students that ethics are important to lawyers... It is especially disturbing for me to see the attorney general mislead the American public that way" regarding Breonna Taylors death, he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    Business Insider Australia

    September 24, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in Business Insider Australia's article on explaining what the wanton endangerment charge against an officer involved in Breonna Taylor's killing meant and symbolized. "What they’re saying is that he is guilty of generating excessive risk of harm to others... they’re saying, ‘we’re not saying that there was anything wrongful about what happened to Breonna Taylor, the victim herself. The shooting into her apartment was justified. We’re saying the shooting into the other apartment may not have been justified,'” he said. Armour was also quoted in MSN.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTTV-TV

    September 24, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the grand jury decision in the murder of Breonna Taylor by white police officers. "Our laws, as much as anything or anyone else caused Breonna Taylor's death," he said.

  • Clare Pastore

    Business Insider

    September 24, 2020

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was interviewed about the accessibility of state election websites to people who are blind or visually impaired. "Website access is one of the frontiers of disability rights litigation these days although of course, the ADA does not speak explicitly about the web since it was passed in the 1990s, before the web was a thing for the public," she said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTTV-TV Los Angeles

    September 23, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on KTTV-TV Los Angeles regarding his thoughts on the decision to not file serious charges against the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's death. This is a critical decision after a long hot summer of frustration and I think there will be a lot more frustration by people who want to see some kind of homicide liability in this charge... I think many people will be left unsatisfied by that result," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC Take Two

    September 23, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on KPCC's Take Two Podcast regarding the Louisville Grand Jury ruling to not charge police officers in the killing of Breonna Taylor. "The real tragedy that this case points out- not just the racism within the encounter- but also that we have forced entry raids to enforce drug laws- that is the deeply racist part that I think we should not lose sight of," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KNBC-TV Los Angeles

    September 23, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on KNBC-TV Los Angeles on the lack of charges against the officers involved in Breonna Taylor's murder. "This case really illustrates what a lot of people are saying: Why are we continuing a war on drugs? This woman is dead now, this door was kicked in as part of a drug raid. We need to rethink our criminal justice policies" he said.

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Bloomberg Tax

    September 22, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was quoted in an article about whether or not religious judges can keep their faith separate from their rulings. Stolzenberg said, “[Amy Barrett] is being selected to fulfill a half century campaign to take back the courts, to return religion to the public square, to dismantle a style of secularist constitutional interpretation that religious conservatives find objectionable."

  • Franita Tolson

    The New Yorker

    September 21, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in the New Yorker about the legal challenges likely to follow the 2020 presidential election. “You will still see many claims that absentee ballots have been wrongly rejected, and those will lead to court cases," Tolson said. "The fact that we are generating lots of voting by mail will generate a lot of litigation.”

  • Sam Erman

    KNBC-TV

    September 21, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed by KNBC-TV about religious qualifications for federal employees, including judges. Erman said, "That's something we have seen in the past, like the Catholic sentiment for instance where people who were Catholic would do what the Pope said than what the Constitution said."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    September 21, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the upcoming presidential election, arguing that President Trump could win — it will not be a landslide. "This is not one of those elections where we need a president as good as his people, although we surely do," she wrote. "We need people who will be smarter than their president and their favorite news anchor give them credit for."

  • Sam Erman

    KABC-TV

    September 18, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed on KABC-TV about what comes next after the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "We are about to enter a fierce fight over the future of the court. As you know, it is closely divided, and this is a moment to tip or sustain that balance," Erman said. He was also interviewed on KNX 1070 AM.

  • Franita Tolson

    The New York Times

    September 17, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was quoted in an article highlighting the difficulties former felons face when trying to re-gain their right to vote, especially in Florida, where former felons must pay heavy fines to re-gain their access to polls. “That was the whole point of poll taxes in the post-Reconstruction era: It was about keeping people away from the polls, not about paying the tax,” she said.

  • Andrew T. Guzman

    AP News

    September 16, 2020

    Re: Andrew T. Guzman

    Andrew Guzman was quoted about a generous $1 million gift from USC Gould alumnus and tax law attorney David Howard (JD 1970) and his wife, Susan, to establish a new scholarship for USC Gould students who self-identify as the first in their family to graduate from college and pursue an advanced degree.“This gift not only demonstrates the strength of the Gould Trojan Family during a critical time in our history, but also reflects a firm belief in the talent of our students, regardless of their background,” said Dean Andrew T. Guzman. The story was also posted in Yahoo! Finance, The Chronicle Tribune, The Wabash Plain Dealer, The Bakersfield Californian, and The Valdosta Daily Times

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    September 15, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed on the Tom Bradley effect and its implications for the upcoming election. "The results in 2016 prove that much" she said, "The polls showing Clinton well ahead were right in capturing what Americans were willing to say. The fact that they were equally consistently wrong in predicting the actual outcome tells you only that people were lying, not that pollsters can't count."

  • Jody David Armour

    Davis Vanguard Everyday Injustice

    September 15, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed in a podcast about racist symbols and language, mass incarceration and concentrated poverty. "My dad was able to appeal his way out of prison using just language. I came to appreciate the power of word work through his example," he said on the title of his new book, "N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law."

  • Jody David Armour

    Spectrum News 1 SoCal

    September 15, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour discussed the content of his new book, "N*gga Theory" and highlighted the Chris Rock comedy segment that influenced the title of the book and identified the us verses. them mentality in the Black community. "It's rooted in the politics of respectability approach to the Black community" he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    CNN

    September 12, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed in article debunking the claim that a fair election system requires the announcement of a presidential winner on election night. "There is no legal requirement that states announce the winner of their popular vote on election night," she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    September 11, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the different approaches that the Trump campaign has been taking to tackle more swing states. Estrich said, "What is harder for many Democrats is to understand how Trump is only 7 points behind and is supported by almost as many voters in key states as Biden. The cities may not be burning, but Trump could still win." The op-ed also appeared in the Daily Herald and thyblackman.com.

  • Jody David Armour

    Toure Show

    September 11, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour participated in The Toure Show to talk about his father. Armour talked about how his father studied law in prison to find a better life. "Not only was he writing his own writ habeas corpus, but also representing himself pro se through the State system," said Armour. "His case is what helped me get caught up in all the law and language that I know now."

  • Franita Tolson

    WHYY NPR

    September 10, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed on the misinformation and legal challenges being placed on voting in the current political climate. "Article 2 gives State Legislatures the power to decide how electors are allocated, states are free to enfranchise citizens to vote for those electors but they can also chose those electors them themselves" she said.

  • Anitha Cadambi

    LLM Guide

    September 10, 2020

    Re: Anitha Cadambi

    Anitha Cadambi is quoted in an article highlighting the different ways legal programs are reaching students this semester such as in-person, online only, or a hybrid of the two. "This mimics legal practice, creating opportunities for students to work on a contract together, negotiating terms or drafting relevant clauses" said Cadambi in regards to online learning. "Online learning is a great place for innovation."

  • Susan Estrich

    Opelika-Auburn News

    September 10, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about Joe Biden's choice for Vice President in Kamala Harris. Estrich wrote, "Biden had already announced that he would choose a woman, and it's been clear for some time that he had to pick a Black woman. There were too many Black women on the list to find none of them qualified. This was the year."

  • Jody David Armour

    89.3 KPCC AirTalk

    September 8, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on his latest book “N*gga Theory: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law," which discusses racial language, critical race theory and criminal justice reform. "When we're talking about Blacks who are engaging in criminal conduct, we're talking about truly disadvantaged Blacks for the most part," he said.

  • Camille Gear Rich

    CNN

    September 8, 2020

    Re: Camille Gear Rich

    Camille Gear Rich co-wrote an op-ed about how President Trump is blaming voter fraud for losing him the popular vote. "Trump had bogusly argued that voting by non-citizens robbed him of the popular vote victory in 2016, Rich wrote. "Many observers have called out his crusade for what it truly is -- an effort to suppress the votes of people of color, young people, and the poor."

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    September 4, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about a woman who was barred from voting in California because she was on maternity leave. "It should go without saying that if a new mother is called upon to vote on important legislation, the rules should provide for her to do so," Estrich wrote. "So long as that environment is secure, that is enough -- more than enough."

  • Jody David Armour

    Cal Matters

    September 1, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on the lack of police reform bills passed by California Legislatures despite widespread support. “We wag our fingers piously at protesters and tell them to cast a ballot, just go vote, that’s more productive and reasonable to get what you want in the way of real reform,” he said. “If the Legislature can’t deliver it, what does that say about the efficacy of the ballot?”

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    September 1, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed comparing the differences between Kimberly Guilfoyle and Nancy Regan, and how they speak to greater differences between the parties and politics. "Of course, Guilfoyle got exactly what she wanted: attention. So many people crave it. Nancy Reagan did not" she said. The op-ed was also posted in the West Central Tribune.

  • Mark Litwak

    Backstage

    August 31, 2020

    Re: Mark Litwak

    Mark Litwak was interviewed about how entertainment lawyers assist filmmakers. "We work primarily with producers and production companies but some of our producers are also writers, directors, and performers," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTLA-TV

    August 30, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on the protests that have resumed across the country after the shooting of Jacob Blake. "It just seems like we're stuck in this racial injustice Groundhog Day," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTTV-TV

    August 29, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about protests at the private homes of LA public officials. "The idea is to shut it down. Disrupt. That is, cut through our collective complacency about racial injustice and the pain and suffering that it's causing and then compel some uncomfortable conversations," he said.

  • Jody David Armour

    KCAL

    August 28, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted in an article about sports' leagues supporting professional athletes in their boycotts of games to fight for racial injustice. Armour said, "We’re witnessing a melding of the Black Lives Matter movement and its spirit and that spirit is being channeled by the athletes."

  • Thomas Lenz

    New York Times

    August 27, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was quoted in an article about whether or not the NBA's boycott of games is considered a strike or boycott. Lenz said, "If players have a scheduled game and they aren’t going to play because we have an issue we want to protest, that’s a strike."

  • Thomas Lenz

    Los Angeles Times

    August 26, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed in an article about multiple NBA teams' refusal to take the court to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The article argues that "boycott" is not the correct term to describe the teams' decisions. “When employees decide to withhold their services that is technically strike activity," he said. “The employer would have a right to potentially take action on employees who violate the no strike clause. But I can’t imagine the league is going to want to do that, particularly when the message that the players are stating very clearly — even through the league itself — is that Black lives matter and addressing the crisis of racial injustice.”

  • Jody David Armour

    US News & World Report

    August 26, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed as part of a new series on inequality and how people of color are affected in areas like health care, education and the criminal justice system. Video requires registration to view.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Arizona Republic

    August 25, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was cited in an article arguing that a successful Republican convention will not distract from "bad realities." “[The campaign strategy] was probably less important than Ronald Reagan, the economy and world peace,” she said after the election of George H.W. Bush.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Sunday Mail

    August 23, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about how women are sometimes cold to fellow women being promoted in the workplace because of the "power dead-even rule,” a phenomenon that demands balance in relationships, power and self-esteem between women. “There’s not a successful woman today who doesn’t know that sometimes women are your best friends and sometimes they are your worst enemies," she said.

  • Susan Estrich

    New York Times

    August 22, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed about how a strategy used by former president George H. W. Bush may influence the upcoming presidential election. “The problem for Trump is he has yet to find his Willie Horton, as it were,” she said. “But he’s looking.”

  • Thomas Lenz

    Northern California Record

    August 20, 2020

    Re: Thomas Lenz

    Thomas Lenz was interviewed about legally adequate COVID-19 testing as businesses start to reopen. “One of the key things for employers is they test on a consistent basis so the manner is not going to be alleged to be discriminatory, by focusing on one protected category of people rather than another," he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    Freethoughtblogs

    August 19, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was mentioned in an article encouraging skepticism when reading about the birtherism controversy surrounding Kamala Harris. "As University of Southern California Gould School of Law professor Franita Tolson has pointed out, white supremacists have rejected the citizenship of Black officeholders since the first Black Americans were elected to Congress during Reconstruction," the article said.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Nation Start Making Sense

    August 19, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on how to radically improve the broken criminal justice system in the United States. "We need to shift our focus from retribution, retaliation and revenge — which has guided a lot of our penal policy for the last 30, 40 years and still does in a lot of ways — to redemption, rehabilitation, reconciliation and restoration."

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    August 18, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the implications President Trump's decision to slash USPS funding might have on the upcoming presidential elections. "If [the USPS] can't handle cross-town mail in July, how will it handle a flood of ballots in November?" Estrich wrote. "It won't, which is exactly what Trump wants."

  • Jody David Armour

    KNBC-TV

    August 17, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the push for universities across the nation to address law enforcement and criminal justice curriculum on their campuses. "A lot of the students coming through our doors are the people on the vanguard of these movements, of these protests," he said. "University administrators recognize if you want to keep the classroom relevant to the real world you have to bring the real world into the classroom."

  • Andrew T. Guzman

    Law.com

    August 17, 2020

    Re: Andrew T. Guzman

    Andrew Guzman was quoted in the Ahead of the Curve column about a digital discussion series developed and facilitated by deans of Law Schools to engage prospective law students. "“Everyone, when they go to law school, has a whole bunch of questions because it’s such a mysterious thing,” Guzman said. “The hope is that we can present, in as useful a way as possible." The story may be behind a paywall.

  • Susan Estrich

    The Atlantic

    August 15, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was quoted in an article about the insignificance of the U.S. political conventions and the impact that COVID-19 has on them. She said, "Do you really think the people in the middle are going to turn off Hulu and Netflix and YouTube and say, 'I want to hear another Trump speech from the White House castigating Biden?' No."

  • Ariela Gross

    KCET

    August 14, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted in an article about how USC faculty members are pushing their leadership to demand an independent investigation into allegations of Shadow and Dirt Files on colleagues. She said, "It raises serious concerns about a bureaucracy that targets faculty for investigations with no due process,” said Gross. "Allegations that complaints are being manufactured and dirt files are being kept on faculty is one that requires serious independent investigation."

  • Franita Tolson

    BBC

    August 14, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson participated in a podcast with BBC about how democratic American elections are and the upcoming 2020 primary election. "There are five states that vote entirely by mail, but generally speaking there is not much distinction between voting by mail and absentee voting," Tolson said. "There's really no evidence that voting by mail is insecure."

  • Clare Pastore

    Courthouse News Service

    August 13, 2020

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was quoted in an article about how emergency bans on foreclosures and evictions are being repealed in California. She said that the "greatest dislocation of families since the Great Depression" is looming. "It’s truly frightening, and everyone is grappling with what to do about it,” Pastore said. “The pressure is really on the Legislature to act."

  • Susan Estrich

    Opelika-Auburn News

    August 13, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the large number of people that have been gathering to party in Los Angeles and what action police have taken. She said, "Now everyone in their families are exposed to everyone they were exposed to, only their family members are more likely to die. How can people not care?"

  • Jody David Armour

    KNBC-TV

    August 11, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's running mate. "It's an extraordinary selection in a lot of ways," he said. "It's powerfully historic, of course, and symbolic; the first black woman vice presidential candidate — heartbeat away from the presidency on the one hand. On the other hand, many people on the left who have been concerned about mass incarceration and trying to ratchet down this nation's overcommitment to criminalization are going to be concerned because Kamala Harris has a law and order, 'tough on crime' kind of background even though she embraces the 'progressive prosecutor' moniker."

  • Erik Hovenkamp

    Bloomberg Law

    August 11, 2020

    Re: Erik Hovenkamp

    Erik Hovenkamp was interviewd on the recent appeals court victory Qualcomm Inc. had over the Federal Trade Commission. "[DOJ’s head of antitrust, Makan Delrahim's] view is that the law really needs to protect the owners of standard essential patents," he said. “The DOJ will be very happy with the outcome [of the case]."

  • Clare Pastore

    CalMatters

    August 10, 2020

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore wrote an op-ed arguing that lawyers are essential to tenants facing eviction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "With the pandemic, lawyers are more important than ever for tenants, because the rules governing evictions and rent raises are so complex," she wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    August 10, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about a recent Beverly Hills party that ended in gunfire and warns that this behavior will prolong the pandemic. "We are not just polarized along lines of Trump or no Trump. We are a nation polarized between those who are doing everything they can to save lives and those who figure they'll make it," she wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Omaha World-Herald

    August 9, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed analyzing presidential candidate Joe Biden's options for vice president. "Most people have never heard of her," she wrote. "But the people who have worked with her and know her best — Republicans and Democrats — have enormous respect for her. And those who haven’t heard of her will be hearing quite a lot of her. There is an excellent chance that, come January, she will be the first Black woman to win a national election." The op-ed was also posted in the West Central Tribune.

  • Jody David Armour

    American Constitution Society Blog

    August 7, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour spoke in a forum hosted by the American Constitution Society, Professor Michele Goodwin and the National Black Law Students Association called "Elevating and Engaging with Black Lives on Law School Campuses." "This is the moment that you have the leverage to make a lot of those kinds of demands," he said of the changes necessary to discourage racism on law school campuses and in curriculum.

  • John Matsusaka

    CalMatters

    August 6, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was interviewed about the California Attorney General's partisan ballot labels. “I’m hoping the courts will come in and do something,” he said. “If not I’m sure we’ll have a more serious conversation about having a nonpartisan entity do this.” The story was also posted in Daily Democrat and Times of San Diego.

  • Jody David Armour

    Yahoo! Finance

    August 4, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour spoke on a panel hosted by the reform group Neighborhood Forward about the unintended consequences of a proposed menthol cigarette ban in California. "These kinds of bans and prohibitions only license the police to make more pre-text stops, and the Black community does not need more unjust interactions with police," he said. The story was also posted in EURweb, Black & Magazine and New York Amsterdam News.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    August 4, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed arguing that Trump's disregard for COVID-19 health and sanitation guidelines has caused sickness and death even within his group of supporters. "Trump's state of denial and his spread of 'scientifically fake news' to serve his politics seems to be catching up with him in the polls," she wrote. "His mishandling of both the pandemic and the economy may well lead to his defeat in November."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    July 31, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed criticizing President Trump's decision to send federal troops into Portland, Oregon. "The Constitution is not at stake," she wrote. "But the rights of black children are. Trump and his troops have disrupted, distorted and diverted attention from what has been one of the most extraordinary moments in American history."

  • John Heilman

    KNBC-TV

    July 31, 2020

    Re: John Heilman

    John Heilman was interviewed about the owner of Los Angeles-area escape rooms suing for the right to reopen after being forced to close temporarily due to COVID-19. "Purely from the legal standpoint, the legislature has given the governor broad powers in times the emergencies, and the courts have been by and large very deferential to the executive branch in times emergency," he said. "I think that some of the challenges are highlighting that particular industries or particular businesses pose a very low risk."

  • Jonathan Barnett

    The Hill

    July 30, 2020

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett wrote an op-ed about how "big" companies are not necessarily violating antitrust laws, especially when it comes to tech. "A 'big is bad' approach will soon be driven by ideology, populism and competitors’ private interests, rather than the fact-driven examination that best protects the public's interest in an efficient and innovative marketplace," he wrote.

  • Jody David Armour

    KTTV-TV

    July 30, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the legacy of civil rights hero John Lewis. "Striving for justice, trying to overcome the biggest injustices or at least the more flagrant ones of his day, have made him a timeless figure that still speaks to us right now, as we mourn his passing," he said.

  • Andrew T. Guzman

    AP

    July 29, 2020

    Re: Andrew T. Guzman

    Andrew Guzman was quoted about a $1 million endowed gift from the Rosalie and Harold Rae Brown Charitable Foundation to enhance Gould's diversity efforts and provide financial support to law students. “This generous gift helps us in our journey to become a better, more inclusive institution, which in turn helps the legal profession become more diverse and more representative of the communities it serves,” he said. The story was also posted in Yahoo! Finance, the Bakersfield Californian, the Chronicle-Tribune, Odessa American, Nevada Business Magazine and the Law.com Ahead of the Curve column.

  • Jody David Armour

    KCRW

    July 28, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's announcement that Los Angeles Police Department’s Community Safety Partnership (CSP) will become an actual bureau. "I see this kind of program as a good public relations move, no doubt. But not as a reimagining, bold, fundamental rethinking of the police," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    July 28, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about the shifting demographic of protestors, suggesting that racial breakdowns in the upcoming presidential election will differ from in the past. "America is in a different place socially and politically than it was for past players of the race card," she wrote. "And there aren't enough white male voters for the old strategy to succeed."

  • Susan Estrich

    The National Interest

    July 28, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was mentioned in an article explaining how the 1988 presidential election shows Donald Trump may beat Joe Biden despite polls. "At the second debate, the Democratic nominee [Michael Dukakis] said he wouldn’t support the death penalty even if his wife was abused, raped or murdered, a response that caused voters to question his 'values and emotions,'" Estrich, his campaign director at the time, told POLITICO.

  • Clare Pastore

    CBS News

    July 25, 2020

    Re: Clare Pastore

    Clare Pastore was interviewed on the Americans with Disabilities Act which makes sure those with disabilities are protected against discrimination and provides physical accommodations. "It really had a very broad goal, which was to eliminate discrimination against people with disabilities in virtually all facets of American life," she said.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    ABC 7

    July 22, 2020

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed on the case of a young boy whose parents are fighting for humanitarian parole in order to be with him as he battles cancer in a United States hospital. "Originally, I was asking that his parents be here to help be with him while he undergoes chemotherapy and now I'm asking that his parents be allowed in so that they can see their son one final time," she said.

  • John Matsusaka

    KJZZ

    July 22, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka was interviewed on how direct democracy can combat populism, with reference to his new book on the same topic: Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge. "Voters just don't trust their elected officials to have their interests. In almost any state, if you ask people, 'Who do you trust more to make laws: the legislature or the people?' you typically get around a 3 to 1; people will say the people."

  • Jody David Armour

    Spectrum News 1

    July 21, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed on qualified immunity and the inability to sue law enforcement officers who violate people's rights. "If you or I do something unreasonable like commit a negligent act and violate someone's rights or harm someone, we are held to a standard of reasonableness. Under the doctrine of qualified immunity, even if a state actor like a police officer acts unreasonably and violates your constitutional rights, you have no remedy against them," he said. Armour was also interviewed for NBC4 News on Roger Stone's racial remarks

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    KNX-AM

    July 21, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was interviewed on California Governor Gavin Newsom's recent decisions regarding First Amendment freedoms. "Not only is it quite likely that they did not substantially contribute to the spread of the contagion, even if they did, they were helping to curb another legal activity," she said.

  • Franita Tolson

    89.3 KPCC AirTalk

    July 20, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed on the activism of the late Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. "I do think if you look at what's going on today in terms of the extensive voter suppression and efforts to disenfranchise us voters, I think it is indicative of why Representative Lewis continued to fight," she said.

  • Michael Chasalow

    CNBC

    July 17, 2020

    Re: Michael Chasalow

    Michael Chasalow was interviewed about the impact on surrounding small businesses of colleges being unable to fully reopen in the fall due to COVID-19. "The amazing thing about college towns is the small and unique businesses that characterize those towns, but a lot of them do not have the staying power to weather a sustained economic challenge," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Erie News Now

    July 16, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was mentioned in an article about presidential campaigning. The article claims that the problem with Trump's campaign lies not in the campaign but in himself. "You can't fire the candidate, so you dump the campaign manager," Paul Begala of Erie News Now wrote. "Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis fired John Sasso, and replaced him with Susan Estrich, who went on to lose a 17-point lead in 100 days."

  • Sarah Gruzas

    Law.com

    July 15, 2020

    Re: Sarah Gruzas

    Sarah Gruzas was interviewed on the now-rescinded ICE ruling that would have barred international students from returning to the United States in the fall if their universities are not fully reopen. "USC has a large population of international students, and we really pride ourselves on welcoming them," she said. "They contribute so much value to the diversity of our student community, so it was a shock to see the original ruling came out."

  • Omar Noureldin

    NBC Philadelphia

    July 14, 2020

    Re: Omar Noureldin

    Omar Noureldin and Rebecca Brown's column, “Congress Has Constitutional Power to Set National Police Conduct Standards," was cited in an article explaining how police departments in the United States should go about reform. In the column, they suggest that Congress could build a record establishing a history and pattern of excessive use of force against people of color that violates those Fourteenth Amendment protections. The same article also appeared in NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    July 14, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed about how President Trump's attitude toward COVID-19 and claims about absolute immunity may cost him the upcoming election. "President Trump's support has dropped to record-low levels, while coronavirus deaths have hit record highs," she wrote. "He has yet to acknowledge any responsibility for anything involved in the coronavirus, a stance so extreme that it appears to be costing Trump support even among white suburban voters who were responsible for his victory in 2016."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC AirTalk

    July 14, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about an upcoming case that will decide whether a juror can be struck from a jury pool for supporting Black Lives Matter. "It undermines the credibility and legitimacy of the justice system if it looks like we pick decision makers on the basis of their race," he said.

  • Susan Estrich

    Daily Herald

    July 12, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed opposing President Trump's recent decision to bar international students from returning to the United States in the fall if their universities are not fully reopen. "If Donald Trump has his way, Harvard's 5,000 international students will either be deported or denied entry for the fall semester, not because they are threatening anyone but because President Trump has decided to use them as pawns to force universities to open up for in-person classes," she wrote. The same op-ed appeared in the West Central Tribune.

  • Mark Haddad

    Patch News

    July 11, 2020

    Re: Mark Haddad

    Mark Haddad was interviewed about the Trump administration's recent decision to bar international students from returning to the United States on student visas in the fall if their universities are not fully reopen. "The administration's abrupt decision to expel international students during the pandemic is gratuitously cruel to the students and would do immeasurable harm to our universities and our country," he said.

  • Franita Tolson

    The Guardian

    July 11, 2020

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about how Chief Justice John Robert's liberal streak does not ensure that he will vote the same in the case that will decide whether nearly three-quarters of a million Floridians with felony convictions can vote in the election. "The majority resolved the dispute as if we are not living through a once in a lifetime global pandemic and voters are not facing unprecedented challenges in casting ballots," she said about a voting case earlier this year. "If that was their posture in April, it is unlikely to change by November."

  • Ariela Gross

    Daily Trojan

    July 9, 2020

    Re: Ariela Gross

    Ariela Gross was quoted about a letter written to the administration by 382 USC faculty members that calls on USC to commit to a variety of concrete actions and plans. "We had come up with six points that we wanted to push them harder on," she said. "Why weren’t they taking a stronger stand on racial justice?"

  • David B. Cruz

    KTLA-TV

    July 9, 2020

    Re: David B. Cruz

    David Cruz was interviewed about the Supreme Court's recent two rulings related to the release of President Trump's tax returns and financial documents. "The real winner today probably was the rule of law in that the court reaffirmed in 7 to 2 decisions in both sets of cases — the congressional subpoenas and the New York state subpoena — that the President was not above the law, that he did not have an absolute immunity from having these documents turned over by banks or accountants that were of his financial records," he said.

  • Edward McCaffery

    CNN

    July 9, 2020

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery wrote an op-ed arguing that President Trump should not be exempt from turning over his tax returns. "Two laws I humbly suggest: One, every President must disclose his or her tax returns. Two, every President must wear a mask in public just like everyone else," he wrote. "That wouldn't make us Finland. But it would save our courts some time, and maybe our country some lives."

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Los Angeles Times

    July 8, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg wrote an op-ed arguing that the idea of religious freedom is being used to undermine other rights. Three recent Supreme Court cases in particular have confused the idea of religious liberty and the separation between church and state. "Using the democratic process to resolve moral and policy disagreements is not discrimination, so long as every group gets due consideration," she writes.

  • Nomi Stolzenberg

    Variety

    July 7, 2020

    Re: Nomi Stolzenberg

    Nomi Stolzenberg was quoted about movie theaters in New Jersey suing the state for the right to reopen after being forced to close temporarily due to COVID-19 concerns. “A world in which it makes sense for movie theaters to say they’re the victims of discrimination is a world that has lost all sense,” she said.

  • Sam Erman

    KNX-AM

    July 7, 2020

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interview on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states can make presidential electors cast their ballot for the candidate who won the popular vote, as opposed to voting their conscience. "This is the kind of question where the court is able to at least reach a unanimous result if not get all nine votes behind the same opinion," he said. "It goes to questions of basic democracy."

  • Susan Estrich

    West Central Tribune

    July 6, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich wrote an op-ed arguing that "Bar Lives Matter," the slogan being used in a suit against the state of Texas' decision to close bars due to COVID-19 concerns, distracts from more important issues and is a danger to public health. "Opening bars is a matter of life and death, but not for the bar owners who are suing. For them, it's about money, pure and simple," she wrote.

  • John Matsusaka

    The Tribune

    July 5, 2020

    Re: John Matsusaka

    John Matsusaka's Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Populist Challenge was quoted in a review of his recent book. “Everyone gets to vote today, but we don’t have much control over what the government does,” he said. “Congress makes a law and hands over the reins.”

  • Susan Estrich

    FOX Wilmington

    July 3, 2020

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich was interviewed in an article that argues poll results may not guarantee success in the presidential election. "It was a question about Dukakis' values and emotions," she said about the 1988 elections. “When he responded by talking politicy, I knew we lost the election." Estrich was also quoted in NewsDio.

  • Jody David Armour

    The Crime Report

    July 2, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted on how the debate on police reform will inform the outcome of the Los Angeles district attorney’s race. “It used to be something prideful, to have police union endorsements,” he said. “Now it may be stigmatized.”

  • Jody David Armour

    Los Angeles Times

    July 1, 2020

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about how protests over police brutality and criminal justice reform have intensified the race for L.A. district attorney. “Those kinds of endorsements are under scrutiny now, in a way they never have been before,” he said. “It used to be something prideful, to have police union endorsements. Now it may be stigmatized.”

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Daily Trojan
June 30, 2021
Re: Michael Chasalow

Michael Chasalow was interviewed about the struggles faced by local businesses due to losses from the pandemic. “The Paycheck Protection Program was advertised as helping small businesses but you needed a legal team to navigate just the application process,” he said. “The businesses that were in a position to have either a lawyer or maybe even a banker that would help them navigate the system, got money right away.”

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Gregory Keating
May, 2021

“Form and Substance in the 'Private Law' of Torts,” 14 Journal of Tort Law 45 (2021).

Robin Craig
May, 2021

Robin Craig accepted the invitation of the Environmental Law Institute (Washington. D.C.) to participate in its new project on Communicating the Science of Sea Level Rise. The project will involve a webinar and a conference in late 2021, with Craig slated to speak on property, water law, and constitutional issues arising from adaptation to sea level rise.

Robin Craig
May, 2021

Robin Craig accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for Water Policy.