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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:

August 2018

 

Huffington Post – 08.10.18

INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL SAYS AGREEMENT TO EXPAND EARLY VOTING ISN’T IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST

Justin Levitt, a law professor at Loyola Law School, said it was unusual but “not unprecedented” for an official to challenge the legitimacy of a consent decree. Those challenges tend to happen, he said, when an official suspects the parties in a consent decree have colluded. That doesn’t appear to have been the case in Indiana.


New York Times – 08.09.18

BROCK TURNER LOSES APPEAL TO OVERTURN SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION

Laurie L. Levenson, a professor at Loyola Law School, said that it was unlikely that the court would take the case because there were no dissents among the panel of judges and the court affirmed there was sufficient evidence. “It takes a look when there is a conflict in the lower courts on legal issues, when different courts are coming out in different ways that they have to reconcile,” she said. “It’s a real long shot. He may be at the end of the line.”


KNX-1070 AM - 08.09.18

HIDDEN POLICE MISCONDUCT

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Laurie Levenson discusses police privacy laws and the Pitchess process.


San Francisco Chronicle – 08.09.18

RENT CONTROL FOES HIRE CALIFORNIA NAACP LEADER AFTER HER GROUP OPPOSES INITIATIVE

Jessica Levinson, who teaches campaign ethics and political law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said the set-up appears to be a symbiotic relationship that benefits Huffman, “but that’s not necessarily morally bereft.”


Los Angeles Times – 08.08.18

COMATOSE AND NEAR DEATH, ALLEGED 'SKID ROW STABBER' STILL AWAITS RETRIAL — OR FREEDOM — IN DECADES-OLD SERIAL KILLER CASE

“Why are we spending all this money, time and effort in a case where the defendant is not going to live to see the ruling?” asked Laurie Levenson, a professor at Loyola Law School and a former federal prosecutor.


CNN – 08.08.18

ELECTION EXPERTS SAY KRIS KOBACH'S VOTER FRAUD CLAIMS ARE MISLEADING

"That report includes misconduct by election officials and other insiders that can't be attributed to voters, so that's important to note," Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Associate Dean of Research Justin Levitt said. "But even just including incidents back to 2000, that's over a time frame that includes well over a billion votes cast. So it's important to consider the context and the bigger picture so as not to distort the reality of the situation."


CNN – 08.07.18

OHIO SPECIAL ELECTION TOO CLOSE TO CALL

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses the Ohio special election.


The Pew Trusts – 08.07.18

IT'S HARD TO MANAGE YOUR CREDIT WHEN YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF 'INTEREST' (also featured on Huffington Post)

“People cannot find results that financial literacy education works,” said Lauren Willis, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a prominent critic of financial literacy education.


All About Redistricting – 08.07.18

COMMENT ON PROPOSED INFORMATION COLLECTION, 2020 CENSUS

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Associate Dean of Research Justin Levitt submits a letter on the citizenship question on the decennial Census.


The Washington Post – 08.06.18

FUND FOR TRUMP AIDES DRAWN INTO RUSSIA INVESTIGATION RAISES $200,000 (also featured on MSN, MSN Canada and SF Gate)

Contributions to similar legal funds set up to assist President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton in the 1990s were voluntarily capped at $1,000 for the first fund and $10,000 for the second, according to research by Ellen Aprill, a tax law expert at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.


Witness LA – 08.06.18

THE LA SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT NEEDS BODY CAMS! SO, LET’S GET ON WITH IT!

It remains to be seen if the LAPD’s analysis “will withstand judicial scrutiny in the future,” wrote Sean Kennedy, the executive director of Loyola Law School’s Center for Juvenile Law & Policy, the former Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California, and a member of the COC’s Ad Hoc committee.


KCRW-FM – 08.06.18

TWO COURT CASES COULD SET UP CONFLICTING ORDERS ON THE FATE OF DREAMERS

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses a federal judge ordering the Trump administration to fully re-instate DACA.


CBS News – 08.04.18

PAUL MANAFORT'S ACCOUNTANT TESTIFIES THAT SHE HELP FALSIFY RECORDS

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson


Stanford Public Law Working Paper

PRIVACY, PROPERTY, AND PUBLICITY

In Jennifer Rothman’s new book “The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public Age,” she argues that we have wrongly reconceived the right of publicity as an intellectual property (IP) right rather than as a privacy-like right of “self-ownership,” and that in doing so we have let it grow unchecked in ways that serve no good purpose.


KABC-TV – 08.02.18

USC REQUESTS FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO DONATION BY COUNTY SUPERVISOR RIDLEY-THOMAS

Though the U.S. attorney has not opened a formal investigation, the optics are not good for the supervisor according to Loyola Law School Professor Jessica Levinson…"This is going to feed into the perception that politicians are in this to help themselves, and they’re in this to help they’re family, and they’re not really in this to help their constituents," said Levinson, a specialist in election law and campaign finance.


Atlanta Black Star – 08.02.18

REPARATIONS AND WHY MILLENNIALS AREN’T EXACTLY COLORBLIND (also featured on Black News Zone)

Loyola Law School Professor Eric J. Miller also made his own case for reparations. “Part of our history is our grandparents participating in these acts of terrible violence [against black people]. But people don’t want to acknowledge the horror of what they engaged in,” he said.


Aperture – 08.02.18

A PIONEER OF LATINX IDENTITY

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Yxta Maya Murray examines the legacy of photographer Laura Aguilar.


KABC-AM – 08.01.18

PAUL MANAFORT, JEFF SESSIONS AND THE DOJ

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses the Department of Justice guidelines in relation to the Paul Manafort trial.  


Bloomberg Law – 08.01.18

DOJ WIN IN GOOGLE CASE COULD LIMIT CONSUMERS’ RIGHT TO SUE

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, whose last day on the court was July 31, usually voted with the conservative justices on business issues. But he wasn’t a consistently conservative vote on Article III standing, Professor Adam Zimmerman of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles said… “In some ways, this question is more important than any one single position Kavanaugh has taken on workers rights, abortion or net neutrality,” Zimmerman told Bloomberg Law.


Los Angeles Daily Journal

LA DA SEEKS SPECIAL MASTER TO REVIEW COURTHOUSE RECORDINGS

"Someone didn't think this through," said Laurie Levenson, criminal law professor at Loyola Law School. "I understand why the defense attorneys are very upset."