LLS in the News

Loyola Law School 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:

FEBRUARY 2020

2/6- Al Jazeera

TRUMP ACQUITTED: WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE PRESIDENT, DEMOCRATS?

"It's a big win for President Trump," said Jessica Levinson, a professor of law and director of the Public Policy Institute at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

"He's going to say this was exoneration," Levinson told Al Jazeera.


2/5 - Spectrum News 1

STATE OF THE UNION 2020: WHAT SOCAL SHOULD BE LOOKING OUT FOR TONIGHT

“I think that is wishful thinking from both parts, I think the democrats would like to see him explode, and I think the republicans would like to see him be as statesman like as possible”, says Stanley Goldman, professor at LMU Loyola Law School


2/4 - Spectrum News 1

BREAKING DOWN PRESIDENT TRUMP’S 2020 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

“If they are terrified that Trump at 49 percent is going to actually win, they will once again try for the person they think is most likely to beat Trump and that may not be people who agree with their politics quite as much as they would like” says Stanley Goldman, professor at LMU Loyola Law School.


2/3 – PolitiFact

REPORT ABOUT POTENTIAL IOWA VOTER FRAUD IS FALSE

"That’s an apples-to-oranges measure. They measure different things, at different times, with different types of levels of certainty," said Justin Levitt, a Loyola Law School professor, in an email. "And so it’s really bad science to claim that a disconnect between those two numbers means that there’s fraud."


2/2 – PolitiFact

NC REPUBLICAN SAYS REDISTRICTING IS A PARTISAN PROCESS - NOT A FAIR ONE”

In other words, "the Court said that a jurisdiction can engage in some partisan gerrymandering consistent with the US Constitution, as long as it doesn’t go too far," said Justin Levitt, associate dean for research at Loyola Marymount University law school and founder of allaboutredistricting.org. But, he added, the Supreme Court said "federal courts have no power to determine what ‘too far’ is."


2/1 – New York Times

WHAT ARE THE OBSTACLES TO BAYER SETTLING ROUNDUP LAWSUITS?

But Adam Zimmerman, a law professor at Loyola Law School, said defining those groups is complicated by the lack of a signature disease associated with Roundup, making it difficult to predict Bayer's liability.


2/1 - KTLA

EARLY VOTING IN CALIFORNIA PRIMARY STARTS MONDAY, AND COUNT COULD TAKE LONGER THAN EVER

Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson shrugs off a delay in results, saying it “is only an issue for the candidates who want to claim victory and momentum.” In any case, the way the California Democratic Party calculates delegate votes is complex and only partly related to who wins the overall popular vote.


2/1 – CBS News

SENATE BLOCKS WITNESSES IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

A slim Republican majority voted to block witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Trump. Politico Whtie House correspondent and associate editor Anita Kumar, McClatchy national political/Congressional correspondent David Lightman, and Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson joined CBSN to break down what this means and what comes next.