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:

6/30- NBC News

SUPREME COURT JUST INCREASED TRUMP'S POWER - AND DECREASED PUBLIC PROTECTIONS

Article by LMU Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson.


6/29- KCBS Radio

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS RIGHT TO ABORTION IN DECISION TODAY

Abortion rights activists are breathing easier today after the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that could have left the state with a single abortion clinic.

Conservative Justice John Roberts voted with the liberal wing of the court saying that respect for precedent compelled him to do so.

For more on this, KCBS Radio News anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising spoke with Laurie Levenson, Former Federal Prosecutor and Professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.


6/29- Fox News

TRUMP SAYS ABSENTEE VOTING SAFER THAN UNIVERSAL MAIL-IN BECAUSE OF 'PROCESS' INVOLVED, FOLLOWING NJ ARRESTS IN FRAUD SCANDAL

"Evidence of voter fraud in general is extremely rare, and that is true of absentee balloting too. In both 2016 and 2018, approximately 25 percent of U.S. voters cast mail ballots," Trevor Potter of the Campaign Legal Center wrote in an op-ed for Fox News on Sunday. "Justin Levitt, an election law expert at Loyola Law Schoolreviewed U.S. elections between 2000-2014 and found just 31 instances of voter fraud over a period when over 1 billion votes were cast."


6/26- Las Vegas Review-Journal

TRUMP SAYS ‘FRAUD,’ BUT OFFICIALS SAY MAIL ELECTIONS ARE SECURE

Yes, Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson acknowledged, voter fraud happens, but it was hard for her to describe how an organization could rig election results for a presidential contest. The map is too big.


6/25- CBS News

SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IN DEPORTATION CASE

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that asylum seekers cannot appeal fast-track deportation orders in federal court. Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson joined CBSN to discuss the impact.


6/25- Business Insider

BAYER BETS ON SCIENCE IN BID TO PREVENT FUTURE ROUNDUP LAWSUITS: LEGAL EXPERTS

Scientific panels have been set up in previous mass torts but generally not as part of a settlement process, legal experts said. Bayer's proposal was "creative but risky" and will likely face procedural challenges in court, said Adam Zimmerman, a professor at Loyola Law School.


6/23- VOA News

BILL COSBY APPEAL WILL TEST SCOPE OF #METOO PROSECUTIONS

I think that Cosby still has an uphill battle. The good news is the state Supreme Court will look at the appeal," said Loyola Law School professor Laurie Levenson


6/21- Associated Press

BLACK LIVES MATTER WANTS TO OUST FIRST BLACK LOS ANGELES DA

Having law enforcement support at a time when protesters are calling for defunding police could hurt Lacey, said Eric J. Miller, a criminal law professor at Loyola Law School.

“Before it used to be a net positive in the days of law and order, and by that I mean two months ago,” Miller said. “But now, ‘I’m supported by the police union’ or more possibly Black Lives Matter saying, ‘The police union supports Lacey,’ is a very different signal.”


6/19- Fox 11 Los Angeles 

SUPREME COURT ISSUES STUNNING REBUKE TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WITH DACA DECISION

"Today the Supreme Court said 'Trump administration you can go back home and try to find some other reasons for ending DACA, but you didn't give us enough reasons today,'" said Jessica Levinson, a Professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

Levinson said it is a loss for the Trump administration.

"What you have here again is Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the liberals of the court to make a decision that the Trump administration doesn't like or to make a decision that was adverse to what they were asking for," said Levinson.


6/18- NBC News

DACA'S SUPREME COURT WIN MEANS DREAMERS STAY — BUT TRUMP LIVES TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY

Article by LMU Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson.


6/18- TaxProf Blog

SSRN TAX PROFESSOR RANKINGS

SSRN has updated its monthly ranking of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database.  Here is the new list (through June 1, 2020) of the Top 25 U.S. Tax Professors in two of the SSRN categories: all-time downloads and recent downloads (within the past 12 months):

21. Ted Seto (Loyola-L.A.)


6/1- NBC Los Angeles 

THE HAMMER SPOTLIGHTS ELECTIONS + LITERATURE

"This election cycle, voters face an onslaught of campaign information, much of it disinformation. Campaigns, governments, and others are using both familiar and emerging technologies—from social media and bots to artificial intelligence and algorithms—to polarize voters, spread false narratives, sow confusion, and drown out the truth," reads the summary from the museum.

Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson will moderate the online panel.