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:

5/29- Wall Street Journal

BALLOT-COLLECTION BATTLES, SPLIT BY PARTISANSHIP, MOVE THROUGH COURTS

“It is true there have been occasional ballot collection problems, the most prominent recently being North Carolina’s ninth congressional district in 2018, a legit scandal,” said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. “It’s also true that during a pandemic time, ballot collection can be an absolute lifeline for some voters and save them from what would be a worrisome amount of exposure. Not everyone has reliable mail service right to their door.”


5/28- Business Insider

TRUMP CRUISES ON CAPS LOCK TO CLAIM MAIL-IN VOTING WILL 'LEAD TO THE END' FOR REPUBLICANS

Loyola Law School professor Justin Levitt, who specializes in US elections, discovered only 31 cases of voter fraud between 2000-2014.


5/28- CALmatters

INSIDE SCHOOLS’ STRANGE LIKELY NEW REALITY

The Republican challenge to Newsom’s executive order on mail-in ballots is a bad political argument dressed up like a lawsuit, argues Jessica Levinson, professor at Loyola Law School.


5/26- POLITICO

CONSERVATIVES TURN TO SAN FRANCISCO LAWYER TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS ORDERS

Still, Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson, and host of “The Legal Eagles Files” — a podcast about constitutional issues — argues that Dhillon's arguments are on weak legal ground in the pandemic era.

“Yes, we have lots of constitutional rights — but none of them are absolute,’’ she said. “We have these incredibly robust state police powers that are there to protect our health, safety and welfare.'' She noted how states have the ability to require seat belts and speed limits for safety reasons.


5/26- Los Angeles Times

TRUMP TARGETS CALIFORNIA IN LATEST ATTACK ON MAIL-IN VOTING

“We don’t know exactly what the virus will look like in November,” said Justin Levitt, a Loyola Law School professor who specializes in voting rights. “But if it looks anything like it did in March, April or May, it’s going to be extremely difficult to vote as Americans are used to voting.”


5/25- USA Today

REPUBLICANS SUE TO BLOCK CALIFORNIA GOV. NEWSOM FROM MAILING BALLOTS TO ALL VOTERS

"Misconduct still amounts to only a tiny fraction of the ballots cast by mail (and is far less prevalent than the President’s rhetoric suggests, which may well be why he’s felt comfortable voting by mail in the past)," Justin Levitt, a law professor at Loyola Marymount University and voter fraud expert, told FactCheck.


5/21- Los Angeles Times

A. SHERIFF WILL DEFY SUBPOENA FROM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION ON JAIL CONDITIONS

Jessica Levinson, a Loyola Law School professor and former president of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, said the wrangling over the subpoena is the latest incarnation of Villanueva’s pugnacious approach.

His refusal to testify before the commission shows the necessity of civilian oversight over the sheriff, she said.


5/20- KTLA

‘IT’S THE AMERICAN DREAM’: LAW SCHOOL AND MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADS VISIT THEIR GRANDPA AT LA CRESCENTA NURSING HOME IN EMOTIONAL REUNION AMID PANDEMIC

Vana Ebrahimi, a 25-year-old from Glendale, graduated from Loyola Law School on Sunday as her brother graduated from medical school. Although their in-person commencement ceremonies were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, they found a way to make the day special.


5/20- Sky News

JOHNSON & JOHNSON TO STOP SELLING BABY POWDER IN US AND CANADA

"Just taking it off the shelf today doesn't end the litigation by a long shot," said Professor Adam Zimmerman, from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.


5/20- Los Angeles Times

COLUMN: PLENTY OF SUNBATHERS ARE VIOLATING CORONAVIRUS BEACH RULES. WHY AREN’T THEY GETTING TICKETS?

One of the first people to respond to my tweet was Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson, a former head of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, who teaches political governance. She was disturbed by the officer’s assertion that ordering people to wear masks didn’t pass constitutional muster. “This is neither encouraging nor correct,” she wrote. “Shall I send over a quick handout on state police powers?”


5/18- TaxProf Blog

SETO REVIEWS BATCHELDER'S LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD BETWEEN INHERITED INCOME AND WORK INCOME

Theodore Seto (Loyola-L.A.), How Should We Think About Wealth Tax Avoidance? (JOTWELL) (reviewing Lily Batchelder (NYU), Leveling the Playing Field between Inherited Income and Income from Work Through an Inheritance Tax (reviewed by Mirit Eyal-Cohen (Alabama) here) in Tackling The Tax Code 48 (Jay Shambaugh & Ryan Nunn eds. 2020)):


5/18- Hollywood Reporter

WHY HIGH-PROFILE HACKS COULD INCREASE AMID PANDEMIC-PROMPTED REMOTE WORK

Robert Kang, an adjunct professor of cyber-risk management at Loyola Law School, expects that demand for cyber professionals will skyrocket with many companies turning to in-house cyber lawyers, something he says is long overdue. "Malicious actors are exploiting the confusion caused by the pandemic to engage in cybercrime," says Kang. "The increased volume of remote workers is stress-testing many companies' cyber defenses like never before."