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2018-2019 Academic Year


  • Edward McCaffery

    Bloomberg

    July 17, 2018

    Re: Edward McCaffery

    Edward McCaffery was quoted about the possible tax payments U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will need to make after selling his remaining equity holdings. “There will likely be major tax consequences,” said McCaffery.

  • Eileen Decker

    The Hill

    July 16, 2018

    Re: Eileen Decker

    Eileen Decker published a commentary about the indictment of a dozen Russians in the investigation into whether the 2016 presidential election was the target of cyber espionage. "We know we are, and have proven to be, vulnerable. We now must send a clear message, that we as Americans will not stand for these attacks, and that we will work together to prevent anyone from attacking the very foundations of our democracy and our free society," she wrote.

  • Susan Estrich

    Odessa American

    July 16, 2018

    Re: Susan Estrich

    Susan Estrich published a commentary on the possibility of a nomination and potential to win the election for certain politicians. “Sadly, I knew the difference between winning a nomination and winning a general election,” Estrich said. “A year before, when I took over the campaign, I was already a well-known ‘rules junkie’ in Democratic circles, a veteran of two cycles and three campaigns, not to mention the rules fights at the 1980 convention and the two rules commissions that always followed our defeats.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Bloomberg

    July 16, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's prior statements about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. “When his decision came down, I remember thinking ‘Oh, well that’s savvy,’" said Kerr. “Now, that doesn’t mean it was wrong. Cynicism has its role, but it may be his good faith belief. It just so happened that those were two pretty unpalatable and tough political options at the time, if he was thinking about that. And his decision was a way out.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Los Angeles Times

    July 15, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on the similar backgrounds of the Supreme Court justices. “[T]op nominees are credentialed at a young age in the same way to get them on the list later,” Kerr said with respect to young, ambitious lawyers aspiring to become justices or hold other plum jobs atop the federal judiciary.

  • Jody David Armour

    National Public Radio

    July 14, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was highlighted for his commentary in a story on the problems of people calling the police unnecessarily in racially charged situations. "You have an alarming tendency of white people starting to use 911 as their kind of customer service line when they have any friction with a black person," said Armour.

  • Jody David Armour

    National Public Radio

    July 13, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was cited for his commentary in a story on the problems of people calling the police unnecessarily in racially charged situations. “You can look at what's going on right now as just an expression of the age-old black tax,” Armour explained. “The black tax is the price black people pay because of stereotypes and prejudice in America in their official interactions with police and in their everyday interactions with the ordinary citizens.”

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    New Zealand Herald

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted regarding Judge Dolly Gee and her rulings on immigration. "Her strong language was kind of a welcome reprieve in a climate where discretion's largely left to the attorney-general and not reviewed by the judiciary,” Reisz affirmed. “Most judges weren't taking those positions."

  • Orin Kerr

    Associated Press

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on the similar backgrounds of the Supreme Court justices. “The networks of lawyers who focus on these issues, and who can influence the nomination process, are often based in Washington, DC,” Kerr pointed out.

  • Orin Kerr

    The New York Times

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted on the similar backgrounds of the Supreme Court justices. “[T]op nominees are credentialed at a young age in the same way to get them on the list later,” Kerr said with respect to young, ambitious lawyers aspiring to become justices or hold other plum jobs atop the federal judiciary.

  • Sam Erman

    CNN

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Erman addressed the potential changes to legal precedent, in particular, Roe v Wade, the speed of confirmations and why Supreme Court justices retire. "I don't think it's usually the case that justices retire because of presidents; I think when you have a lifetime tenure ... you retire when it's your time to retire," noted Erman.

  • Franita Tolson

    Los Angeles Wave

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was interviewed about President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. “Elections matter,” Tolson said. “People should have been motivated by this issue in 2016. There are a lot of people with my same political beliefs that didn’t vote. Obviously, a conservative president means conservative judicial appointees.”

  • Sam Erman

    Los Angeles Wave

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. “There is a long list of records and a lot of information to consider,” Erman said. “It’s not impossible for Democrats to block the nomination. However, it’s unlikely and the president will just pick someone else like Kavanaugh to fill the seat if that happens.”

  • Jody David Armour

    LA Curbed

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was quoted about how Los Angeles can combat its homelessness problem ahead of hosting the 2028 Olympics. “They could opt for a more cosmetic approach,” Armour suggested. “Or they could do something concrete and substantive that addresses the lack of affordable housing and the lack of adequate jobs and mental health services.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Reason

    July 12, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr published an editorial about taking the bar exam later in life in order to practice law in another state. “You don't need to be a bar member to teach law,” Kerr noted, “[b]ut I do occasional part-time legal work in addition to teaching. I wanted to keep that up when I moved to California, so I wanted to join the California bar.”

  • Jonathan Barnett

    CNN

    July 11, 2018

    Re: Jonathan Barnett

    Jonathan Barnett quoted about concerns over corporate consolidation if Disney purchases Fox's entertainment assets. The concern about concentration "would be substantially diminished," Barnett sustained. “The agency might have reasonably come to the determination that today, theatrical exhibition is just one part of a broader video content market.”

  • Franita Tolson

    Vox

    July 11, 2018

    Re: Franita Tolson

    Franita Tolson was cited for her commentary about President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Tolson believes Brett Kavanaugh will be asked about his previous writings on whether a sitting president can be indicted during his confirmation hearing in the Senate. "Our confirmation hearings are more performative than anything. They’re not very useful at eliciting information," Tolson said.

  • Warren Loui

    Los Angeles Business Journal

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Warren Loui

    Warren Loui was recognized as an adjunct professor at USC Gould School of Law. Since 2010, Loui has been a partner at Winston & Strawn since 2010, focusing his practice on securitization, lending and emerging companies. Furthermore, Loui also serves as a co-owner of Cardinal Rule Wines, the Executive Advisory Council of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and chairman of the board of the Weingart Center, a downtown-based social service agency for the homeless with plans to build largest supportive housing project in Los Angeles.

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM's "AirTalk"

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee and the possible impact on civil rights and midterm elections. “We’re really witnessing the triumph of conservative jurisprudence and activism,” Armour explained. “The federalist society has shown how to devote tactically and strategically, changing the shape of the court and recognizing that in changing the demographics you’re going to profoundly affect who we are as a nation.”

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Associated Press

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted about a court ruling that places the onus of reuniting migrant families on President Donald Trump's administration and Congress. "Her strong language was kind of a welcome reprieve in a climate where discretion's largely left to the attorney general and not reviewed by the judiciary," Reisz said. "Most judges weren't taking those positions."

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    New York Times

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted about a court ruling that places the onus of reuniting migrant families on President Donald Trump's administration and Congress. "Her strong language was kind of a welcome reprieve in a climate where discretion's largely left to the attorney general and not reviewed by the judiciary," Reisz said. "Most judges weren't taking those positions."

  • Orin Kerr

    NBC News

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was cited regarding President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee. The reason Jeffrey Sutton lost favor among conservative legal activists, according to Kerr, is almost certainly his opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act from the constitutional challenge that nearly succeeded in 2012.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was interviewed about Los Angeles Judge Dolly Gee’s ruling against Trump's controversial policy extending how long immigration officials can keep children in detention. “The Flores Agreement addresses children who are detained with family and those who are detained alone, and basically the government has a certain time frame – 20 days – to release detained children or transfer them to a licensed facility, for example, a foster home or a group home,” Reisz explained. “The government’s decision to invoke this zero-tolerance policy – to refuse to grant parole or exercise discretion when it comes to detention – is not a reason for them to be able to not comply with the settlement agreement or for the settlement agreement to change.”

  • Sam Erman

    CNN

    July 10, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about how President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh would shift the U.S. Supreme. “Judge Kavanaugh is a choice of the Conservative Legal Movement – he’s someone that they think will be a solid, conservative vote on any number of issues,” Erman explained. “That would mean the court will lose a swing vote that sometimes swung to the left or to a moderate way and will end up with a quite conservative court that will much more consistently vote in the way that the right prefers.

  • Sam Erman

    ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was interviewed about President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick. “If he can position himself as someone that Democrats think, ‘this is about as well as we can do under a Trump administration,’” Erman explained, “they may be tempted to vote for him.”

  • Sam Erman

    Courthouse News

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Sam Erman

    Sam Erman was quoted about President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. “The conservative legal movement has spent decades trying to overturn the idea that there is a constitutional right to have an abortion,” Erman said. “And they have had more than enough Republican appointees to get it. But they’ve had three Republican appointees who didn’t vote the way they hoped they would.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Glamour

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was highlighted for his commentary about President Donald Trump's potential U.S. Supreme Court Justice nomination. Raymond Kethledge "would be the easiest to get confirmed,” Kerr suggested via Twitter. “He has the least baggage, and would be the least threatening to centrists. Everyone likes him."

  • Orin Kerr

    The Washington Examiner

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was quoted about President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee. “Kavanaugh's view was more national-security oriented than privacy oriented, certainly,” Kerr affirmed despite the brevity of Kavanaugh’s concurrence encumbering the thorough analysis of his own viewpoints. Kerr also supported Kavanaugh’s determination that a candidate “search” did not occur, “although at least in academic circles that view was controversial.”

  • Orin Kerr

    Politico

    July 9, 2018

    Re: Orin Kerr

    Orin Kerr was highlighted for his commentary about President Donald Trump's selection of Brett Kavanaugh as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee. “Judge Kavanaugh is very conservative, and the Senate vote on his candidacy may have few if any votes to spare,” Kerr explained. “But the story here is that President Trump went with a known and reliable insider whose nomination will thrill the conservative legal community.”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    Asian Journal

    July 7, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School was highlighted for providing legal services to migrant children in Los Angeles through a partnership with the city.

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    Pacific Standard

    July 6, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted about a federal court ruling that upheld California's sanctuary state provisions. "This is a triumph for California," said Reisz. "The court was clear that the federal government cannot commandeer local governments to enforce its objectives and California has the right to refuse to use its resources to assist in the federal immigration enforcement agenda."

  • Jody David Armour

    KPCC-FM's "AirTalk"

    July 5, 2018

    Re: Jody David Armour

    Jody Armour was interviewed about the two likely nominees for the open U.S. Supreme Court seat. “I don’t see the kinds of differences that suggest that one might change strife or colors more quickly than the other,” Armour said. “Trump’s choice to replace Kennedy as swing vote on this nine-member court really has the potential to remake the court for a generation as part of precedent – really shattering issues on abortion, healthcare, gay marriage, and other issues.”

  • Jean Lantz Reisz

    CalMatters

    July 5, 2018

    Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

    Jean Reisz was quoted about a federal court ruling that upheld California's sanctuary state provisions. When state officials decline to provide a release date or a home address to immigration officials, that isn’t “imposing” on federal law, Reisz said. “The distinction is: California is stepping aside, it’s not getting in ICE’s way. I mean, stepping aside is not helping—but is that interfering?”

  • USC Gould School of Law

    CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV

    July 1, 2018

    Re: USC Gould School of Law

    USC Gould School was recognized for helping two albino Tanzanian orphans with their asylum applications to remain in the United States.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Bloomberg
July 17, 2018
Re: Edward McCaffery

Edward McCaffery was quoted about the possible tax payments U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will need to make after selling his remaining equity holdings. “There will likely be major tax consequences,” said McCaffery.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nomi Stolzenberg
May, 2018

"Blindspot: Faith-Based Discrimination and the Misinterpretation of Sherbert v. Verner," Conference on Law, Religion and Complicity, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.

Jonathan Barnett
May, 2018

"The Great Patent Grab", The Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Scott Altman
May, 2018

"Parental Control Rights." In Philosophical Foundations of Children's and Family Law, edited by Elizabeth Brake & Lucinda Ferguson. New York: Oxford Univerity Press, 2018.