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Loyola faculty members pride themselves on being accessible to the media and part of the public discourse on news of legal significance. Visit Loyola's Summary Judgments faculty blog to read faculty opinions on current legal issues. Highlights of recent media appearances and quotations include:

September 2017

 

Los Angeles Times – 09.29.17

TAX BREAKS AIMED AT SMALL BUSINESSES MAY FAVOR A SLIVER OF WEALTHY OWNERS (also featured on MSN)

“They are both huge problems and would generate large revenue losses,” said Katie Pratt, a tax professor at Loyola Law School.


USA Today’s Journal Sentinel – 09.29.17

WISCONSIN REDISTRICTING CASE AT U.S. SUPREME COURT COULD REWRITE RULES ON GERRYMANDERING

But Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles who specializes in redistricting, said a win by the Wisconsin Democrats would have a limited effect in the short run…“In any of the states, the clock is running and the clock is running against litigants,” he said.


LMU Magazine – 09.29.17

DACA IN LIMBO

Others see a devil’s bargain. “This is speculation on my part,” says Kathleen Kim, professor at Loyola Law School and a longtime immigration advocate, “but it may be that when [the president] comes to the six-month deadline for enforcing DACA, he will be uncomfortable deporting Dreamers. So, he may be trying to find a way out.”


Los Angeles Times – 09.28.17

CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT GROUP TELLS L.A. SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TO GROUND ITS DRONE

“The community has told us they’re already feeling over-policed and over-surveilled,” said Commissioner Priscilla Ocen, a Loyola Law School professor who’s been the most vocal opponent of the drone on the panel. She said the department’s search-and-rescue operation has done “an amazing job” for years, but can continue that work without the drone.


The National Jurist – 09.28.17

LAW SCHOOL CLINICS SUPPORT DACA RECIPIENTS

At Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic has helped hundreds of DACA recipients renew their protections since the Trump Administration announced its repeal.


Mirror – 09.28.17

OJ SIMPSON COULD BE RELEASED FROM JAIL ON MONDAY IF THE 'FAME FACTOR' DOESN'T COUNT AGAINST HIM

In an interview with Reuters in July, Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson said: "What plays against him is the ghost of the murders."


Waterbury Record – 09.28.17

STOP THESE PARTISAN GAMES WITH VOTING SYSTEM

Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, who has been tracking cases of voter fraud since 2000, has found 31 bona fide cases of fraud, some unintentional, out of more than one billion votes cast during that period.


Capital Public Radio – 09.27.17

GOP TAX PROPOSAL COULD PUT HIGH-TAX CALIFORNIA AT A DISADVANTAGE

Loyola Law School tax professor Katharine Pratt says states with low or no income tax will see little effect… “It disadvantages the state of California," Pratt says. "It increases the cost of the California income tax, and it puts pressure on the state Legislature to reduce the income tax rate."


Ignatian Solidarity Network – 09.27.17

LOYOLA IMMIGRANT JUSTICE CLINIC SUPPORTS DACA RECIPIENTS

The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic’s Saturday, September 16, 2017 DACA workshop is spotlighted.


Wired – 09.27.17

JARED KUSHNER VOTED AS A WOMAN, ACCORDING TO HIS REGISTRATION (also quoted in The Independent UK, Yahoo! Taiwan, People, The Washington Post, and Salon)

"There has to be an intent to give the false information," says Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt. "If he (for some reason) knowingly registered as a woman—for what purpose, I could not guess—that might be described as voter fraud, though it would have negligible effect on the determination of his eligibility, and so wouldn't amount to much anyway."


The Nation – 09.27.17

NORTH CAROLINA’S GERRYMANDERING PUTS DEMOCRACY ON THE LINE

“But it is one of relatively few states that have been as aggressive as they have—and, I’ll add, as aggressively unlawful,” said Justin Levitt, a professor at California’s Loyola Law School.


The Conversation – 09.26.17

THE SURPRISING CONNECTION BETWEEN ‘TAKE A KNEE’ PROTESTS AND CITIZENS UNITED (also quoted in San Francisco Gate)

Constitutional scholar Justin Levitt characterized the opinion as an incremental change from previous law, which offered corporations no shortage of options for political influence.


Concurring Opinions – 09.26.17

FAN 163 (FIRST AMENDMENT NEWS) SANFORD UNGAR HEADS NEW FREE SPEECH PROJECT AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

If you’re appealing a case (say, a First Amendment one) and need to moot it, look no further than Loyola, L.A., Law School’s Practitioner Moot Program.


The Faculty Lounge – 09.25.17

DOES DENYING GAY MAN A MEDICAL EXPENSE DEDUCTION FOR COSTS OF IVF VIOLATE EQUAL PROTECTION? 11TH CIR. SAYS NO

The reasoning in the Magdalin case has been sharply criticized in careful work by Anthony Infanti (Pitt) (here, e.g.) and Katherine Pratt (Loyola Law School LA) (here, e.g.).


KCRW – 09.25.17

TRUMP'S NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson analyzes the updated travel ban and the Supreme Court’s decision to cancel the planned hearing of the ban.


Legal Theory Blog – 09.25.17

POLLMAN ON SOCIAL ENTERPRISES & BENEFIT CORPORATIONS

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Elizabeth Pollman’s article Social and Asocial Enterprise is featured.


ABA Journal – 09.25.17

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS APPROVE BILL REQUIRING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO RELEASE TAX RETURNS

Professor Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles told the Times and the Mercury News there are good arguments on both sides of the constitutional debate...“You can bet that if Governor Brown signs it, the second the ink is dry someone will sue,” she told the Mercury News.


CrimProf Blog – 09.25.17

BERDEJO ON RACIAL DISPARITIES IN PLEA BARGAINING

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Carlos Berdejó (Loyola Law School)’s Criminalizing Race: Racial Disparities in Plea Bargaining (Boston College Law Review, Vol. 59, 2018 (Forthcoming)) is analyzed. Excerpt: The results presented in this article reveal significant racial disparities in this stage of the criminal justice system. White defendants are twenty-five percent more likely than black defendants to have their principal initial charge dropped or reduced to a lesser crime.


WNYC – 09.25.17

THE POLITICAL THICKET

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Justin Levitt provides commentary explaining how Supreme Court cases affect lives far away from the bench.


JD Journal – 09.25.17

CAN NFL PLAYERS PROTESTING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM BE FIRED?

Law professor Jessica Levinson at Loyola Law School further explained, “This is a contracts question, not a constitutional question. The issue boils down to whether or not NFL owners have the contractual right to fire players for this type of behavior. The answer is ‘likely yes.’”


KCAL – 09.24.17

BREAKING NEWS

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson analyzes breaking news stories including Trump’s ongoing battle with the NFL and the travel ban expending to include North Korea and Venezuela.


San Francisco Chronicle – 09.22.17

LEGISLATION THAT REQUIRES CANDIDATES’ TAX FORMS HITS GOV. JERRY BROWN’S DESK

“It’s not a slam-dunk case. ... There are reasonable arguments on both sides,” said Jessica Levinson, a Loyola Law School professor in Los Angeles who teaches elections law and who favors the disclosure requirement.


The Press Enterprise – 09.22.17

INVESTIGATING VOTER FRAUD, RIVERSIDE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE SOUGHT 60-PLUS SEARCH WARRANTS

While a presidential commission is investigating voter fraud, it’s not been shown to be a widespread problem in American elections. A study by a Loyola Law School professor published in The Washington Post in 2014 found 31 instances of voter fraud out of more than 1 billion ballots cast between 2000 and 2014.


The Hill – 09.22.17

THE MEMO: MUELLER BEARS DOWN ON MANAFORT

Justin Levitt, a former deputy assistant attorney general, broadly agreed. “I think no target of a criminal investigation ever wants to rely on the prospect of a pardon,” Levitt said, “Separate from that, it is true that the president has not shown, in his exercise of the pardon authority to date, an overabundance of respect for the rule of law.”


KQED – 09.22.17

CAN CALIFORNIA FORCE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO RELEASE TAX RETURNS

“If he does sign it, I’m pretty sure the complaint is ready to be filed about 45 seconds after he finishes signing,” said Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School.


Reuters – 09.21.17

MORE POWER AND A QUIET EXIT FOR TASER’S BEST-SELLING PRODUCT

"You are basically going through this balancing test, where you are looking at the benefits of the product versus the risk of harm," said John T. Nockleby, a professor and director of the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.


Los Angeles Times – 09.21.17

HERE'S WHY GOV. BROWN SHOULD JUNK THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION BILLS ON HIS DESK

Jessica Levinson, a Loyola Law School professor who heads the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, says: “If this is viewed as a new qualification, then it’s unconstitutional. If it’s viewed as a procedural rule, it is constitutional. There are good arguments on both sides.”


The National Law Review – 09.21.17

IS A BUSINESS TAX REFORM GAME PLAN BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE?

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Adjunct Professor Alexander Lee analyzes potential reforms the White House may propose. Excerpt: In the midst of a crowded legislative calendar, the White House and Congress have begun to focus in earnest on tax reform. Significant tax reform activity is expected from late September through the end of the year and possibly beyond.


Capital Public Radio – 09.21.17

HOW WATER BILL WAS RESURRECTED IN LEGISLATURE'S FINAL HOURS

“Vote buying is impermissible. But incentives for obtaining votes is permissible,“ says Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson, who studies ethics and governance. “And I know that sounds like a line drawn in the sand on a windy day, and that’s because it is.”


Tax Notes – 09.20.17

EXPERTS EXAMINE TAXATION AS A TOOL FOR CAPTURING ECONOMIC RENT

The as yet unpublished report, “Collecting the Rent: The Global Battle to Capture MNE Profits,” was presented by tax expert and Stanford professor Joseph Bankman at the September 18 Tax Policy Colloquium held by Loyola Law School in Los Angeles….The paper drew commentary from other experts — Ted Seto, a tax expert at Loyola, and Jeffrey Atik, a business law expert at Loyola.


Cleveland.com – 09.20.17

WHAT OHIO CAN LEARN FROM ARIZONA TO ELIMINATE GERRYMANDERING: OUT OF LINE - IMPACT 2017 AND BEYOND

Only Arizona, California, Idaho and Washington use independent commissions to draw congressional district lines, according to All About Redistricting, a website maintained by Loyola of Los Angeles law professor Justin Levitt.


LLM Guide – 09.20.17

TOP 10 LL.M. PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA 

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles is named one of the top LLM programs in California by LLM Guide.


Legal Theory Blog – 09.19.17

BERDEJÓ ON RACIAL DISPARITIES IN PLEA BARGAINING 

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Carlos Berdejó’s article Criminalizing Race: Racial Disparities in Plea Bargaining (Boston College Law Review, Vol. 59, 2018 (Forthcoming)) is highlighted.


KCRW – 09.18.17

HOW STATES CAN NIX THE PRESIDENT'S JUDICIAL PICKS 

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson goes on Press Play to discuss how states can nix judicial picks and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s threat to make them strictly advisory. Excerpt:  “Blue slips allow the home state senator basically to prevent a nominee or potential nominee from going forward…If you don’t return them at all, you’re basically halting that person from being able to go forward through the nomination process.”


KPCC-FM – 09.18.17

DACA RENEWAL WORKSHOP

KPCC-FM reported widely on the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic’s DACA renewal workshop.

Loyola Law School held a workshop over the weekend to help people who entered this country illegally. Emily Robinson ’12 co-directs the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic. “So we did screening for any kind of inadmissibility or criminal issues that might hold up or jeopardize an application. We then went to preparation and, finally, attorney review followed by packaging to make sure everything was perfect.”


Talking Points Memo – 09.18.17

WHAT THE FACEBOOK SEARCH WARRANT MEANS FOR MUELLER’S RUSSIA PROBE

“This is not a wild goose chase, it’s not just a fishing expedition. [It shows] that there is good reason to be believe that someone committed criminal behavior, we just don’t know who that was and exactly what the behavior was,” Laurie Levenson, a Loyola Law School professor and former federal prosecutor, told TPM.


The Sun – 09.18.17

COULD COLONIES BRIBERY CASE DEFENDANT JIM ERWIN SEE ANOTHER TRIAL?

Loyola Law School professor Stanley Goldman said nothing is binding on the judge regarding which way Erwin’s jury was leaning on the various charges… “The judge is also a gatekeeper to make sure the prosecution doesn’t spend too much of the public’s money. That is in the interest of justice as well … the expense, the time, the inconvenience to witnesses,” Goldman said.


Noticias Telemundo – 09.17.17

ESTOS ERRORES PODRÍAN DELANTE SIN DACA

Noticias Telemundo interviewed Loyola Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney Sandra Ruiz ‘15 and reported on the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic’s DACA renewal workshop.


The Guardian – 09.17.17

TRUMP'S 'ELECTION INTEGRITY' GROUP IS WAGING WAR ON THE RIGHT TO VOTE

Justin Levitt, a former senior official in the DoJ’s civil rights division, now with the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said Kobach had in many cases picked up on legitimate issues and then twisted them to reach “a precooked but half-baked conclusion” about voter fraud on an epidemic scale.


Orange County Register – 09.17.17

TAXPAYER COST FOR MASS MURDERER SCOTT DEKRAAI’S CASE TOPS $2.5 MILLION

That estimate would make the case more than twice as expensive as an average death penalty case – $1.08 million – from the date of arrest to sentencing, according to a 2011 study by a Loyola Law School professor and a senior federal appellate court judge.


Los Angeles Times – 09.16.17

‘DREAMERS’ RUSHING TO RENEW DACA STATUS BEFORE OCT. 5 DEADLINE (also featured on MSN)

The Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic’s DACA Renewal event on September 16, 2017 is featured. Excerpt: Immigrant advocates are scrambling to set up renewal workshops for the so-called Dreamers. On Saturday, Loyola Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic sponsored one of these events.


KCAL-TV – 09.16.17

LAW CLINIC TO HELP DACA RECIPIENTS

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic co-director Marissa Montes ‘12 is interviewed as part of KCBs’ coverage of the clinic’s DACA renewal workshop. Excerpt: “We’re urging the DACA community to do this if they are eligible because it buys them time. And not just that, but they’ll still have the ability to work and continue on with their careers and their daily lives.


KNBC-TV – 09.16.17

'DREAMERS' SEEK DACA EXTENSION by Jane Yamamoto

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic co-director Marissa Montes ’12 is interviewed as part of KNBC-TV’s coverage of the clinic’s DACA renewal workshop.


KNBC-TV – 09.16.17

FREE DACA RENEWAL WORKSHOP

There's a free public workshop to process at least 100 DACA renewals at Loyola Law School in Downtown LA. The workshop runs until 3:00 this afternoon.


KCBS-TV – 09.16.17

LAW CLINIC TO HELP DACA RECIPIENTS

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic co-director Marissa Montes ‘12 is interviewed as part of KCBs’ coverage of the clinic’s DACA renewal workshop. Excerpt: “We’re urging the DACA community to do this if they are eligible because it buys them time. And not just that, but they’ll still have the ability to work and continue on with their careers and their daily lives.


KMEX-TV (Univision) – 09.16.17

PROGRAMA DE ACCIÓN DIFERIDA APOYO A SOÑADORES

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic co-director Marissa Montes ‘12 is interviewed as part of Univision’s coverage of the clinic’s DACA renewal workshop.


KPCC – 09.15.17

APPEAL COURT OVERTURNS $4M JURY AWARD TO LAPD OFFICERS INVOLVED IN FATAL SHOOTING

After shootings, police chiefs often consider "how do they resolve this case, how do they interact with the community," said Loyola Law School Professor Laurie Levenson. "The department is entitled to take into account all sorts of factors."


Associated Press – 09.15.17

54 SUSPECTED VOTE FRAUD CASES EMERGE IN OREGON

Studies have shown voter impersonation to be quite rare. In one analysis, a Loyola Law School professor found 31 instances involving allegations of voter impersonation out of 1 billion votes cast in U.S. elections between 2000 and 2014.


Law.com – 09.14.17

AS ‘DREAMER’ DEADLINE LOOMS, LAW SCHOOLS’ IMMIGRATION CLINICS SCRAMBLE TO HELP

Emily Robinson’s phone has been ringing incessantly since Sept. 5, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of DACA—the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects certain undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children from deportation. Robinson, the co-director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, has been fielding calls from DACA clients desperate for legal help. In response, the clinic on Saturday is hosting a daylong DACA renewal session where is expects to assist more than 100 people with DACA paperwork.


American Constitution Society for Law & Policy Blog – 09.13.17

INTENT IS ENOUGH

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Justin Levitt’s SCOTUS blog post on Gill v. Whitford is featured. Excerpt:

A test that really turns on motive still leaves space for the efficiency gap. The efficiency gap is designed to pick out anomalies. Many of its quantitative competitors can be calibrated (or are already designed) to do the same. Identifying maps that are extreme partisan outliers is one good way to flag maps that might have been intended to wreak partisan damage – subject, of course, to rebuttal. That helps find the intent that should be at the center of partisan-gerrymandering claims. It’s just not the magic math that “solves” the problem.


Refinery29 – 09.13.17

THE LIPSTICK ALL YOUR FACEBOOK FRIENDS ARE SELLING HAS MAJOR TIES TO TRUMP

So I reached out to Jessica A. Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and president of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission… "Generally speaking, you give because you expect to get," Levinson, who specializes in election law, says.


KCAL-TV – 09.13.17

SUPREME COURT ALLOWS PART OF TRUMP TRAVEL BAN TO CONTINUE 

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses the Supreme Court’s interim order allowing part of Trump’s travel ban to stand. Excerpt:

“I don’t think that [Chief Justice John Roberts] wants to get to the merits of whether the travel ban is constitutional because then the court is going to break down along party lines, which is going to be very ugly.”


The Washington Post – 09.12.17

TRUMP’S VOTER FRAUD COMMISSION IS HEARING A PROPOSAL TO MAKE EVERY VOTER PASS A GUN BACKGROUND CHECK

Asked whether political scientists generally view Lott as a credible voice in elections issues, Justin Levitt of Loyola Law School had a one-word answer: “No.” Speaking more broadly, Levitt said that the selection of panelists at Tuesday's commission meeting “seems to mirror the selection of commissioners — this is not the group you'd assemble if you were serious about real research into real solutions to real problems with the voting system.”


PRI’s The World – 09.11.17

HOW CAN A ‘SANCTUARY SCHOOL’ PROTECT ITS DACA STUDENTS?

For the thousands of college students who are DACA recipients, any goal of higher education could be at-risk. Kathleen Kim, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, says even students’ ability to afford college could drastically change.


Reuters – 09.11.17

HOW TRUMP DOJ’S ABOUT-FACE ON LGBT WORKPLACE BIAS COULD BACKFIRE AT SCOTUS

In July, when the Justice Department officially parted ways with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a brief arguing that the Civil Rights Act does not preclude workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, former Obama Justice Department official Justin Levitt told me the split was “profoundly weird,” since both the EEOC and the Justice Department have a role in enforcing employees’ federal civil rights.


PrawfsBlawg – 09.11.17

‘PROCEDURAL JUSTICE’ IS NOT PROCEDURAL JUSTICE

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Eric Miller writes a blog post analyzing procedural justice and how it is distinct from actual, normative procedural justice.

"Procedural justice" is procedurally unjust when the target's participation is irrelevant to the speaker's decision-making. The whole point of normative procedural justice is to participate in the decision-making process in the right way: to have an effect on the outcome.


San Francisco Chronicle – 09.09.17

THOUSANDS OF ‘DREAMERS’ FACE AGONIZING CHOICES ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN 

“DACA has impacted family stability and building of communities. It’s allowed parents to work legally in the U.S. and earn an income in order to provide for their families, which include their own parents, their children and extended family members like their siblings,” said Marissa Montes, co-director of the Loyola Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic in Los Angeles.


National Conference of State Legislatures – 09.08.17

REDISTRICTING CASE SUMMARIES | 2010-PRESENT

Information from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Justin Levitt’s blog All About Redistricting is used to create an interactive map summarizing major redistricting cases relating to legislative and congressional redistricting plans based on the 2010 census. 


The Recorder – 09.07.17

PERSKY FUNDRAISER PROMISES 'AN EVENING WITH JUDGES' WHO SUPPORT HIM 

But not all outside experts feel the same way. Jessica Levinson, who specializes in campaign ethics at Loyola Law School, said that "as long as there's no promise of how they or Judge Persky would rule in the future, I think it's permissible in California."


Media Law Prof Blog – 09.07.17

ROTHMAN ON THE ROLE OF CUSTOM IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY @PROFROTHMAN 

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jennifer E. Rothman’s article In the Shadow of the Law: The Role of Custom in Intellectual Property in I Research Handbook on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law is featured.


Cleveland.com – 09.06.17

WHAT OHIO CAN LEARN FROM CALIFORNIA TO ELIMINATE GERRYMANDERING: OUT OF LINE - IMPACT 2017 AND BEYOND

The All About Redistricting website, an encyclopedia of sorts on the topic by Loyola of California law professor Justin Levitt, outlines the selection process…


NPR – 09.05.17

ADVICE FOR DACA RECIPIENTS

Emily Robinson ’12, a lawyer at Loyola Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic, says recipients should seek legal advice about their status. “At this point, when we don’t know who is being prioritized and we’re unsure of enforcement actions, it’s very important to take the time to understand the entire legal landscape of your legal status.”


KPCC-FM – 09.05.2017

IS DACA UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses the authority President Obama exercised to enact DACA in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election. She opines on the expected length of the order when it was issued.


KNBC-TV – 09.05.17

DACA RESCINDED BY TRUMP

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic Staff Attorney Sandra Ruiz ’15 discusses President Trump’s rescission of DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, live on-set.

“These are individuals who came without their choice. They were brought by the parents. And 96% are students and currently employed,” Ruiz said. “We need these DACA immigrants to be able to contribute to American society.”


KABC-TV – 09.05.17

SESSIONS ANNOUNCES END OF DACA

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic Co-Director Emily Robinson ’12 discusses the ramifications to Dreamers of Trump’s rescission of DACA.

“It is very important to assess all of your legal options. You may have DACA because you realized you were eligible, but you may be eligible for something that could lead to a green card. At this point, when we don’t know who is being prioritized and we’re unsure of enforcement actions, it’s very important to take the time to understand the entire legal landscape of your legal status.”


KABC-TV – 09.05.17

TRUMP RESCINDS DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Associate Dean for Research Justin Levitt appeared live on-set to discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement the rescission of the executive order on DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

“They were always subject to deportation. It’s just that up until today, the administration recognized that these are our most productive people, so we’re not going to prioritize moving them out of the country,” Levitt said. “As of today, that reassurance goes away.”


CNN – 09.02.17

WISCONSIN VOTER HOPES SUPREME COURT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE MAP DRAWING

Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School, said that the case could reach far beyond Wisconsin. "Any standard the court sets in this case will affect the rules for drawing federal, state and local districts, across the whole country," he said.


Dome – 09.01.17

THE END OF GERRYMANDERING?

Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, told MIRS, the Michigan Information & Research Service, the proposal was well-thought out and “should yield a process that is reliably independent.” He did have some worries that the commissioners would be insufficiently sophisticated and might become too reliant on the staff and resources of the Michigan Secretary of State.