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:
Associated Press – 05.31.18
“It means something outside of the control of the parties. Roseanne’s speech wasn’t in the control of ABC,” said F. Jay Dougherty, a professor who specializes in entertainment and media law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. “It wouldn’t surprise me if this was treated by the studio like that kind of event, giving the studio a right to terminate contracts.”
Law360 – 05.31.18
"The question of whether fantasy sports requires the licensing of players' identities has not been definitively settled," said Jennifer E. Rothman, a professor at Loyola Law School and an expert on publicity rights law. "The dominant view, however, is that such uses do not require licensing and are protected by the First Amendment."
Los Angeles Daily Journal – 05.31.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Emeritus Gideon Kanner writes an op-ed on Starbucks shutting down for sensitivity training. Excerpt: So here is my advice to the grand poo-bahs who run Starbucks: Treat everybody alike and leave social engineering to others.
The National Law Journal – 05.31.18
Sungaila, who also teaches a Loyola Law School appellate clinic, singled out a Ninth Circuit program that allows student law clinics to handle pro bono appeals.
KPCC-FM – 05.31.18
"I do think that he has undertaken efforts to try to hold problematic deputies accountable," said Priscilla Ocen, a member of the civilian oversight commission and a Loyola Law School professor. McDonnell's decision to try to hand over the names of 300 deputies to the district attorney is "particularly laudable," she said.
Ars Technica – 05.31.18
Jennifer Rothman, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, emailed Ars to say that ultimately deciding not to head to court is "common."
Santa Monica College – 05.31.18
Dan Stewart — alumnus of Santa Monica College, UCLA, Harvard Law School, and the University of Oxford—was the keynote speaker. Stewart is the former associate dean of Loyola Law School, and is on the advisory council for the SMC Law Pathway Program.
Park La Brea News Beverly Hills Press – 05.31.18
Additionally, scholarships are being presented to seven economically disadvantaged, academically qualified law students from Loyola Law School, Pepperdine University School of Law, Southwestern Law School, UCLA School of Law and USC Gould School of Law who have demonstrated a commitment to public interest efforts.
AALS News – Spring 2018
AALS has selected Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Sean M. Scott as its new associate director.
The Crypto, Blockchain, Derivatives Daily
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jeffery Atik's blog post is featured.
Capital Public Radio – 05.30.18
CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGN FINANCE REGULATOR RESIGNS BEFORE ELECTION by Ben Bradford
“I think just on a human level, it was no surprise that Jodi Remke wouldn’t want to be part of that anymore,” said Loyola Law School ethics professor Jessica Levinson, who also chairs the Los Angeles Ethics Commission.
KCRW-FM – 05.29.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses campaign financing in California’s upcoming primary election.
Los Angeles Times – 05.29.18
"It is incredibly difficult for her to be an effective representative," said Jessica Levinson, law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. "She can only do floor votes. She has no power in committees, which is where all the power is."
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor John Nockleby and student Sherene Tagharobi ’19 write an op-ed discussing the recent ruling saying Trump could not block people with different viewpoints on Twitter. Excerpt: The decision reinforces the important principle that the president does not have special privileges that override others' First Amendment rights. It also establishes ground rules for government officials operating interactive social media accounts.
The Blaze – 05.27.18
Eric J. Miller, a professor at Loyola Law School, told HuffPost that reparations involves a “reckoning with the country’s history...”“Part of our history is our grandparents participating in these acts of terrible violence [against black people],” Miller said. “But people don’t want to acknowledge the horror of what they engaged in.”
Associated Press – 05.26.18
LEGAL HURDLES MAY MAKE WEINSTEIN’S PROSECUTION AN EXCEPTION (also featured in New York Times, Boston Herald, China Post, New Zealand Herald and many others)
Stanley Goldman, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said last month’s conviction of Bill Cosby’s for sexual assault dating to 2004 has likely been propelling prosecutors forward in other places…“I think perhaps the Bill Cosby conviction really gave them hope that the atmosphere may have changed, in the older cases where this has been hard to prove, that maybe they’ve got more of a chance now,” Goldman said Friday.
Variety – 05.26.18
“That’s more an argument for the court of public opinion,” said Laurie Levenson, a professor at Loyola Law School.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Laurie Levenson discusses Harvey Weinstein’s arraignment
The Washington Post – 05.25.18
“Let’s assume that it’s all actually domestic money being spent here. Then you have a question of access and influence,” said Jessica Levinson, election law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and president of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission. “It’s enormously beneficial for people, whether they are from America or whether they are foreign nationals, to show they have a picture with the president.”
KPCC-FM – 05.25.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Laurie L. Levenson discusses Harvey Weinstein’s arraignment on charges of rape and a criminal sex act in the first criminal prosecution to result from the wave of allegations against him that sparked the #MeToo movement.
LawFare – 05.25.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles’ 2018 commencement address given by Former Obama administration solicitor general Don Verrilli is discussed.
Los Angeles Times – 05.24.18
"What concerns me is he makes comments that the commission doesn't spend enough time pointing out all the things that he is doing so well and supporting him in trying to get more funds [from the county Board of Supervisors]," said Sean Kennedy, who also serves on the oversight body and is the executive director of Loyola Law School's Center for Juvenile Law and Policy.
Los Angeles Times – 05.24.18
"Some of our recommendations have been outright ignored," said commission member Priscilla Ocen, a Loyola Law School professor.
Roll Call – 05.24.18
“People keep saying we’ll know more by 2020, we need to look ahead to 2020,” said Justin Levitt, a professor and gerrymandering researcher at Loyola Law School. “But people need to make sure they aren’t missing the election happening right now.”
Concurring Opinions – 05.23.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jennifer Rothman will deliver the keynote address at Abrams Institute’s conference on commercial speech and right of publicity.
National Journal – 05.21.18
“I don’t think that saying lawyers and others do the solicitation tells us whether it is a 527,” said Ellen Aprill, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a preeminent expert on gift rules for these types of funds. “It may be set up as a trust with him as beneficiary, along with a demand power that he won’t exercise.”
KCRW-FM – 05.21.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses the court ruling that non-union workers are not allowed to band together to sue their employer over wage disputes
Los Angeles Times – 05.23.18
The distinction between muting and blocking showed the judge applied a subtle, but sophisticated, understanding of Twitter and social media, said Aaron Caplan, a professor at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles specializing in constitutional law. "The judge wrote a very careful opinion," Caplan said. "The most important part was she really understood how the technology works."
WCAU-TV – 05.22.18
According to Jessica A. Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School and president of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, Schlossberg can't be stripped of his license to practice law in New York for the disparaging remarks because he did not invoke his law firm in order to intimidate the employees and did not engage in racism within his practice.
TaxProf Blog – 05.22.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professors Ted Seto and Katie Pratt rank in the top 25 Social Science Research Network downloads.
KNBC-TV – 05.21.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Adjunct Professor Robert Kang discusses the safety of Google ads and their responsibility when it comes to protecting web users from scammers.
Fox – 05.19.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson explains how powerful gun lobbyists force politicians to avoid avoiding taking a strong stance on gun control following another school shooting.
KPCC-FM – 05.21.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Laurie Levenson discusses Trump’s formal request that the DOJ look into the possibility that the FBI spied on his campaign.
NBC News – 05.21.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses the possibility of Aaron Schlossberg being disbarred. Excerpt: However, there appears to be little precedent, if any guiding how attorneys should be disciplined for hateful comments. But while disbarment seems off the table, there is a small chance that Schlossberg could be disciplined in other ways.
Metropolis – 05.21.19
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles’ Burns Building is featured.
Fox News – 05.19.18
Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, points out that California indeed has a “robust” history of ballot initiatives being used to significantly impacting elections.
Pasadena Star-News – 05.018.18
Loyola Law School Professor Aaron Caplan, whose expertise includes First Amendment issues, said administrators were within their rights to speak with Li about the flag and how other students could possibly perceive it differently than he does.
Los Angeles Daily Journal – 05.18.18
An excerpt from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jennifer Rothman’s book The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World is shared.
Inew Source – 05.18.18
And the independent expenditures can confuse voters, because people might not be able to tell whether they’re seeing messages from the candidates’ campaigns or from independent groups, said Jessica Levinson, a campaign finance expert and professor at Loyola Law School…“We evaluate speech based on who’s talking to us,” Levinson said, so if people don’t “know who’s trying to sway their votes, I do think that’s a problem.”
Tennessean – 05.18.18
Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, said Black's flights raise questions about whether the company's founders are being given special treatment…"This is preferential access and a lot of influence over the congresswoman and they've probably obtained things the average constituent would not and that their money has brought them good will and air time, literally," she said.
Los Angeles Daily Journal – 05.18.18
The 12th annual Fidler Institute on Criminal Justice symposium at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles on April 27 hosted and awarded top attorneys and judges with a day of panels tackling several hot-button issues and a reception.
Courthouse News Service – 05.16.18
Loyola Law School Professor Laurie Levenson meanwhile said things like that can happen...“I think people are reading a lot into those tea leaves,” she said in a phone interview.
KPCC-FM – 05.16.18
Aaron Caplan, who teaches constitutional law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, explains that the Supreme Court’s decision was not actually focused on the debate of whether sports betting should be illegal. It had more to do with how Congress wrote the law in question.
Associated Press – 05.15.18
STORMY DANIELS’ CROWDFUNDING RAISES TRANSPARENCY QUESTIONS (also featured on The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Talking Points Memo, U.S. News & World Report, Business Insider UK , Toronto Sun and many others)
Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School, said it’s unusual but “not totally unheard of” for a lawyer to seek online donations to cover legal costs...“It does bring up some ethical concerns in terms of who is actually giving this money and whether they will try to exert influence,” said Levinson, who also is president of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.
The Washington Times – 05.15.18
Adam Zimmerman, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles who is tracking the cases, said manufacturers have cited a number of defenses, including compliance with federal regulations and providing full information to doctors about risks, and claim they aren’t responsible for government costs.
Ars Technica – 05.15.18
"The mark is undoubtedly generic in the nautical context and is being used in that capacity functionally to identify seaworthy ships and distinguish them from dangerous ones," Jennifer Rothman, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, emailed.
Los Angeles Daily Journal – 05.15.18
"It was a stretch," said Laurie Levenson, a criminal law professor at Loyola Law School. "I don't think the court wanted to invest anything in the idea that you get your rights, but only by recommitting a crime."
KCRW-FM – 05.14.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses a Supreme Court ruling banning commercial sports gambling in most states and Rudy Giuliani’s comments that the president himself denied AT&T’s merger with Time Warner.
Leafly – 05.14.18
My Leafly colleague Ben Adlin covered this ground a couple months ago. Ben’s piece (When State and Federal Laws Conflict, Who Wins?) quoted Karl Manheim, a constitutional law professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles: “As is often the case in constitutional law, we have an equal and opposite constitutional command in the 10th Amendment, which says that states have a certain degree of autonomy and that Congress cannot commandeer state processes,” Manheim said.
Talk Media News – 05.13.18
Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and author of the All About Redistricting blog, suggested the Supreme Court faces a tough balancing act… “I think there’s plenty, in both cases, to support a ruling that guides the lower courts,” Levitt told TMN. He noted courts have struck down all or part of congressional district gerrymandering in five states, and courts redrew political boundary lines themselves in a dozen other states.
Associated Press – 05.13.18
CANDIDATES SPEND BIG IN CALIFORNIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR RACE (also featured on KPCC and New York Times)
"If it's her father, do we really believe that they didn't talk about messaging?" said Jessica Levinson, a Loyola Law School professor, although she said it doesn't appear Kounalakis has violated ethics rules.
TaxProf Blog – 05.13.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Ellen Aprill will be speaking at the ABA Tax Section May Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Daily Journal – 05.11.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Sean M. Scott has been named associate director of the Association of American Law Schools, a post she will hold for two years starting in August. Scott said she hopes to use her time at the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit to facilitate discussions among law schools and their faculty about the role new technology should play in legal education.
Volokh Conspiracy via Reason.com – 05.11.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jennifer Rothman guest blogs for the Volokh Conspiracy on Reason.com on challenges arising from unchecked right of publicity. Excerpt: Even though courts recognize that the First Amendment still has a role to play in limiting right of publicity claims after Zacchini, they have come up with different, contradictory tests to resolve the conflict between free speech and the right of individuals to control when and how their identities are used by others. At least five different and irreconcilable tests have been developed in the lower courts.
CrimProf Blog – 05.11.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Eric Miller’s article “Breaking Windows as Corrective Justice: Impure Resistance in Urban Ghettos” is featured.
Roll Call – 05.10.18
But Ohio Republicans aren’t confident they’ll maintain control over Ohio’s congressional seats, said Justin Levitt, who researches redistricting at the Loyola Law School… “Neither party knew who would be in control in 2020 drawing the maps,” Levitt said. “[The measure] takes a little bit of the gas out of the partisan gerrymandering process.”
Volokh Conspiracy via Reason.com – 05.10.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jennifer Rothman guest blogs for the Volokh Conspiracy on Reason.com on the publicity rights of “delebs.” Excerpt: Most people haven't spent much time pondering whether extending rights over a person's identity after death is a good idea, yet New York and Minnesota have both recently considered adding such rights.
The Christian Science Monitor – 05.09.18
“The court has no specific rules,” says Adam Zimmerman, an associate professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. “It just has to kind of go on instinct of how to manage all these players with different interests in a settlement.”
San Francisco Chronicle – 05.09.19
CALIFORNIA COUNTIES JOIN NATIONWIDE LAWSUIT AGAINST OPIOID MANUFACTURERS (also featured on WRAL)
The plaintiffs in the opioids case are testing a new legal theory against drug distributors that has not been tried before in the courts, said Adam Zimmerman, a law professor at Loyola Law School who specializes in complex litigation… “The theory against distributors is novel because they’re saying, ‘You were in a position to see this problem and you’re not doing anything about it,’” Zimmerman said.
Federal Times – 05.09.18
Loyola Law School Associate Dean for Research Justin Levitt, however, cited the Census’s own recent findings on the public’s lack of trust in government negatively impacting responses to citizenship and immigration question testing.
Volokh Conspiracy via Reason.com – 05.10.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jennifer Rothman guest blogs for the Volokh Conspiracy on Reason.com on proposed legislation that would allow actors to transfer their image rights to others. Excerpt: Efforts to stop the reanimation of actors can also be addressed by current laws, or by laws focused squarely on that issue, or even with collective bargaining efforts. But turning people into IP is a dangerous business, and not just in dystopian movies.
KQED-FM – 05.09.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson explains the consequences of recalling a judge.
Election Law Blog – 05.09.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Dean for Research Justin Levitt’s testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is featured.
Law 360 – 05.08.18
“The practical concern was that the decision would bar unauthorized depictions of real people, whether famous actresses, civil rights heroes or politicians,” said Jennifer E. Rothman, a professor at Loyola Law School and an expert on publicity rights law. “This would provide a powerful tool of censorship and represent a sea-change in how Hollywood makes television series and movies.”
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform – 05.08.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Dean for Research Justin Levitt testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the 2020 census.
USA Today – 05.08.18
Despite Gore's absence, Gowdy pushed to continue with Tuesday's session to hear from other witnesses, including officials from the Census Bureau, the Government Accountability Office and Justin Levitt, an expert at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Courthouse News Service – 05.08.18
Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School, told the committee that the last time the government included a citizenship question on the census, the public’s confidence in government was much higher. Adding a politically charged question like citizenship to the census in the current climate would be a mistake, he added...“If you add a toxic issue to a toxic climate, people won’t open the door,” Levitt told lawmakers.
Harvard Law Review Blog – 05.08.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Adam Zimmerman co-authors an article analyzing the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez. Excerpt: The class in Jennings challenges the Government’s blanket refusal to give any class member a bond hearing to make his or her case for release—a decision that affects all of the plaintiffs in the same way.
Vox – 05.08.18
“People don’t want to believe that they got their gains in an ill manner,” Eric Miller, a professor at Loyola Law School, told the Huffington Post in 2014. “The cognitive dissonance of learning that your property is got and preserved on the back of the misery of others is not an incredibly nice thing to live with. So people would rather discount it.”
Volokh Conspiracy via Reason.com – 05.08.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jennifer Rothman guest blogs for the Volokh Conspiracy on Reason.com on the occasion of the release of her book, “Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Digital World.” Excerpt: These early privacy cases remind us of what we mean when we talk about privacy. Privacy isn't about secrecy, it is about control. And always has been.
Los Angeles Daily Journal – 05.07.18
Sean Scott, a Loyola Law School professor, also highlighted that most graduates of California law schools want to stay in the state, and the region is an attractive place for aspiring lawyers from other areas.
KCAL-TV – 05.07.18
Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic co-director Marissa Montes ’12 discusses the announcement that children of immigrants crossing the border illegally may be separated from their parents after their arrest.
Volokh Conspiracy via Reason.com – 05.07.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jennifer Rothman guest posts on the right of publicity. Excerpt: “Perhaps worst of all, under many state laws, the right of publicity is treated as a fully transferable property right, meaning that your own name, likeness, and voice could be sold, given away, or taken by someone else―forever.”
KCRW-FM – 05.07.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses Rudy Giuliani’s claim that Trump could invoke his Fifth Amendment constitutional right if Robert Mueller questions him.
Voice of OC – 05.07.18
Perjury is a difficult crime to prove, said Laurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola Law School who served on a panel of attorneys that called for state and federal investigations into the DA’s use of informants.
Voice – 05.07.18
A study conducted by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Arthur L. Alarcon and Loyola Law School Professor Paula M. Mitchell estimated that capital trials, enhanced security on death row and legal representation for capital defendants add $184 million to California’s budget every year.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Laurie Levenson questions the Justice Department’s use of legislation designed to protect children from human trafficking to justify separating children from their parents who were arrested crossing the border illegally.
Volokh Conspiracy via Reason.com – 05.07.18
I’m delighted to report that my friend (and former student) Prof. Jennifer Rothman (Loyola [L.A.] Law School) will be guest-blogging this coming week about the right of publicity.
Snopes – 05.07.18
While the Post reported that FEC violations only rarely lead to penalties, Loyola Law School Professor Jessica Levinson said that it can depend on the jurisdiction. “For instance, some cities and states are much more aggressive about finding and fining people for these violations than others,” said Levinson, who focuses on campaign finance in her work: On the federal level, it is true that the Federal Election Commission is a model of inaction. I think it would be fair to say that fines are not common, but I’m not really convinced that these types of violations are terrifically common.
The Daily Iowan – 05.06.18
Justin Levitt, an associate dean for research and professor of law at Los Angeles’ Loyola Law School, doubts whether the model would be as efficient if it was transplanted, citing Iowa’s relatively well-portioned and homogeneous population as being especially conducive to the system’s relative success.
Sentinel Source – 05.06.18
Meanwhile, Professor Justin Levitt of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles conducted a comprehensive study of all votes cast in all primaries, general, special and municipal elections. He discovered voter fraud is incredibly rare. Between the years 2000 and 2014, only 32 — thirty-two — allegations turned out credible compared to the millions claimed by Trump.
KTAR-FM – 05.05.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jennifer Rothman discusses the right of publicity and her new book The Right of Publicity: Privacy Reimagined for a Public World.
Politico – 05.04.18
“The strategy might be, let’s try to keep Cohen on the president’s side,” said Laurie Levenson, a former federal prosecutor who’s now a professor at Loyola Law School. “There’s going to be enormous pressure on Cohen. Cohen might end up pointing the finger back at the president. And while he’s said he’ll be loyal, at that point, loyalty only goes so far.”
Bloomberg – 05.03.18
The companies’ strategy is logical, said Adam Zimmerman, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles who specializes in mass tort litigation...“It would make no sense for the companies to start talking about money until the strength of those defenses are tested in court,” said Zimmerman, who isn’t involved in the case.
The Wall Street Journal – 05.03.18
But Mr. Trump would have had to report the loan if it was intended to sway the election, even if he first learned of it afterward, said Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles who specializes in election law...“If Trump and his campaign really had no idea what Cohen was doing or why, then you couldn’t put the burden on them to file an FEC report,” Prof. Levinson said. “But if Trump realized after the election and says, ‘Man, you really saved me in the election,’ ” then the campaign would have to report the loan.
Cal Matters – 05.03.18
In high-profile races, where most people enter the voting booth with an opinion about the various candidates, the answer is probably not. But virtually every other contest aside from the presidential race is a “low-information election,” says Jessica Levinson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Daily Journal – 05.03.18
Jessica A. Levinson, a Loyola Law School professor who teaches about campaign finance and election law, noted that some of the disagreement at the heart of the case comes from the fact that the Supreme Court has narrowed the scope of acceptable campaign finance restrictions but has not given clear guidance about direct contributions.
KABC-AM – 05.02.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson anaylezes Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against President Trump. Excerpt: “For some of these suits, there are really two purposes. One, it’s a backdoor way to try and litigate the truth of what Stormy Daniels’ said…The second purposes of the civil suit which is to try to get more “discovery” from the president.”
The Hill – 05.02.18
“It boils down to interactions with Russia; interactions with people who had Russian interactions; or interactions with people who investigated Russian interactions,” said Justin Levitt, a former deputy assistant attorney general in the Obama administration who is now a law professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
CNN – 05.02.18
She largely refuses to do interviews, arguing that it only does a disservice to her clients. But as a panelist last week at a legal conference at L.A.'s Loyola Law School, Berk offered a window into the frustrating world of defending a man who has inspired a cultural shift in America.
Los Angeles Times – 05.01.18
"We can only get information through direct request to the sheriff or through the OIG — it's all voluntary," said Priscilla Ocen, a professor at Loyola Law School and member of the Sheriff’s Civilian Oversight Commission. "In a good 15% [of the cases] … that information is either delayed or incomplete, and in some cases we haven't gotten it at all."
CNN International – 05.01.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson analyzes breaking news from the White House. Excerpt: “About a fourth of the questions get at ‘was there some kind of, for lack of a better way of describing it, conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.”
TaxProf Blog – 05.01.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professors Ted Seto and Katie Pratt rank in the Top 25 all-time SSRN downloads (through April 1, 2018).
MSNBC – 05.01.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Jessica Levinson discusses new developments in the Mueller investigation. Excerpt: “I don’t think ultimately for Trump, this ends up with an indictment. I think it ends up in, ‘Is there enough here to put political pressure to say now you have to go through the lines of impeachment?”
KPCC-FM – 05.01.18
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Professor Laurie Levenson examines the questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask President Trump. Excerpt: "They are very open-ended which is dangerous for Trump because if he gives an absolute answer like I didn’t know anything, that is going to come back to bite him."