Faculty in the News: 2012
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. Recent media appearances and quotations include:
Associate Dean Michael Waterstone published an op-ed about the Senate's stalling on a vote to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
Professor Ellen Aprill published a letter to the editor in the Los Angeles Times about charitable organizations disclosing the names of donors.
Professor Brietta Clark was quoted about the effect of the presidential election on healthcare policy by KPCC-FM's OnCentral.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson published an op-ed urging greater transparency in the disclosure of campaign donors' identities in the Los Angeles Daily News.
Associate Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted in a Daily Journal story about an Establishment Clause challenge to a cross on public land in Riverside, Calif.
Associate Professor Doug NeJaime discussed voter approval of same-sex marriage ballot initiatives in three states on Public Radio International's To the Point.
Associate Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted in an AP story about a Southern California school district's policy of allowing Sikh studens to wear dagger-like kirpans.
Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in a KNBC-TV story about a spike in police shootings in Anaheim, CA.
Associate Dean Michael Waterstone was quoted by BusinessWeek on Comcast v. Behrend, a U.S. Supreme Court case turning on whether a federal judge improperly certified it as a class-action.
Professor Jay Dougherty was quoted in an Associated Press story about Budweiser's attempts to remove its products' images from the film Flight.
Professor Kathleen Kim was quoted by Time in a story about opponents to Prop. 35, which would increase the punishment for sex trafficking in California.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson discussed the effect of Hurricane Sandy on the presidential election on KPCC-FM's AirTalk. She was also quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle on campaign spending in California.
Associate Professor Justin Levitt commented on voter fraud and identification laws in the following news outlets: the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker. He also published an op-ed called "The Danger of Voter Fraud Vigilantes" in the New York Times.
Associate Professor Aaron Caplan discussed a legal challenge in Texas over whether public high school cheerleaders can display banners with biblical phrases during games.
Associate Professor Doug NeJaime was quoted by the New York Times on a landmark ruling that struck down the federal law prohibiting recognition of same-sex marriage.
Professor Gary Williams was quoted by the Riverside Press-Enterprise on the First Amendment freedoms that comedians have when choosing material for their routines.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted by the Sacramento Bee in a story about campaign finance-law loopholes that can mask donor identities.
Professor David Glazier discussed the legality under international law of targeted drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen on KPCC-FM's AirTalk.
Professor Justin Levitt's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the adverse consequences of antifraud measures at polling places was cited in the New York Times.
Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted by the Wall Street Journal in a story about political donations and those which are tax deductible.
Professor Alexandra Natapoff discussed the "Right to Counsel" at LMU's annual Constitution Day.
Post-Doctoral Fellow Seth Weiner discussed AB 889 which would grant labor protection rights to domestic workers in California on KPCC-FM.
Associate Professor Doug NeJaime discussed a case in New York that challenges the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, on KPCC-FM.
Associate Professor Aaron Caplan discussed on KABC-TV a lawsuit filed against Google by an actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim film seeking to remove it from the Internet.
Visiting Clinical Professor Lara Bazelon published her op-ed "Judge and prosecutors: Where is the line between cooperation and collusion?" in the National Law Journal.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson discussed on KPCC-FM the high spending levels of Super PACs in San Bernardino and Ventura Counties.
Professor Alexandra Natapoff spoke on "The Constitutional Right to Counsel" at LMU's annual Constitution Day.
Professor Stan Goldman was quoted by the Huffington Post in a story on the California man linked to an anti-Islam film that incited violence in the Muslim world.
Adjunct Professor Paula Mitchell and Judge Arthur Alarcón have written an update to their innovative 2011 study about the true costs of the death penalty.
Professor Cesare Romano was quoted by the Huffington Post about an amicus brief that Loyola's International Human Rights Clinic has filed to lift the ban on in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica.
Professor John Nockleby was quoted by ABC "Good Morning America" in a story on a fashion designer's widow who is suing her lawyers.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson appeared on CBS in a story about a smartphone app that allows users to report and map speed traps. She also appeared on The Point discussing the privatization of schools.
Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in a New Yorker story about law enforcement use of juveniles as confidential informants.
Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted by ProPublica on campaign ads and whether they fit the IRS definition of political spending.
Associate Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted by KABC-TV on the constitutionality of whether individuals taking photos in a reckless manner for commercial gain can face charges.
Professor Lauren Willis was quoted by the Los Angeles Daily Journal on the use of eminent domain for homes in foreclosure in San Bernardino.
Professor Alexandra Natapoff discussed "Snitching, Police, and Street Justice" on HuffPost Live.
Associate Professor Doug NeJaime was quoted by the Washington Blade in a story on a federal court in Hawaii that has upheld the same-sex marriage ban.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted by NBC Bay Area on the $34.3 million that the state of California has paid in penalties for overdue bills.
Professor Laurie Levenson discussed the plea deal made by the 2011 Tucson shooter, Jared Lee Loughner, on PBS NewsHour.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted by the Press-Telegram in a story on the legality of an attorney who threatened a councilman to vote against a charter repeal.
Professor Charlotte Goldberg discussed changes in the custody arrangement of Michael Jackson's children on KABC-TV.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson discussed on KNX-1070 AM the rash of California cities declaring bankruptcy.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted by the Wall Street Journal in a story on three California 'charter cities' who have filed for bankruptcy.
Professor Jeff Atik was featured by the International Business Times on a story about the South China Sea dispute between China and its neighbors.
Clinical Professor Cyn Yamashiro was quoted in The Monitor, Brownsville Herald and Valley Morning Star about the harmful consequences on minors who are tried in adult court.
Associate Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted by the Auburn Journal on why the Stolen Valor Act was deemed unconstitutional.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson wrote on the Supreme Court's decision to reverse the Stolen Valor Act for the Huffington Post.
Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson wrote on the downfalls of California's ballot initiative process on KCET's SoCal Focus Blog.
Associate Professor Doug NeJaime was quoted by the Bay Ledger on why Chief Justice Roberts' healthcare decision is not indicative of how he will rule on same-sex marriage.
Professor Jay Dougherty was quoted by MSNBC on the legal dispute between the cast members of the TV show "Happy Days" and CBS Corp over revenues from the sitcom's merchandise.
Associate Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted by the Army Times on the Supreme Court ruling of the Stolen Valor Act.
Associate Professor Justin Levitt discussed the impending 2012 election on-air for KCBS San Francisco and appeared on KTLA 5 to interpret the Supreme Court's health care ruling.
Professor Dan Selmi successfully argued a case advocating for pollution controls in the California Supreme Court.
Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in The Sacramento Bee about super PAC spending and their influence on campaigns.
Adjunct Professor Paula Mitchell and Judge Arthur L. Alarcón's study on the rising costs of the death penalty was cited by the Los Angeles Times in an article endorsing the SAFE California Act.
Yxta Maya Murray was cited for her paper on Feminist Engagement and the Museum which was published in volume one of the British Journal of American Legal Studies.
Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson wrote about the effect of California's $16 billion budget deficit on Governor Jerry Brown's reelection.
Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted in the Orange County Register on the trial for a former Fullerton police chief and his role in the death of homeless man Kelly Thomas.
Professor Stanley Goldman discussed whether voters are qualified to vote for judges on KPCC-FM.
Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson wrote about the traffic jams caused by President Obama's trips to campaign fundraisers on KCET's SoCal Focus blog.
Professor Dan Schechter discussed the lawsuit filed by beating victim Bryan Stow against the Dodgers on KPCC-FM.
Professor Katie Pratt discussed on Marketplace the myriad hidden taxes Americans pay without realizing it.
Professor Brietta Clark was quoted on KPCC-FM's On Central about the Supreme Court oral arguments before the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
Professor Jay Dougherty was quoted in a Hollywood Reporter story about the wake of litigation against studios that may follow Nicollette Sheridan's lawsuit against ABC.
Professor David Glazier discussed the First Amendment rights of a Marine officer who denounced President Obama on Facebook on CNN's Situation Room and with the AP.
Professor Marcy Strauss was quoted in Bloomberg BNA's Criminal Law Reporter about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision inHowes v. Fields regarding the interrogation of prisoners.
Professor Lauren Willis published an op-ed about Freeman v. Quicken Loans, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court on the transparency of mortgage fees.
Clinical Professor Susan Bakhshian was quoted about bar-review instruction techniques in the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Associate Professor Douglas NeJaime was quoted in the Los Angeles Times about a petition for rehearing on Prop. 8 by opponents of same-sex marriage.
Professor Alexandra Natapoff discussed how confidential informants snitch to avoid jail time for their crimes on Boston's Fox 25.
Professor Jennifer Rothman published an op-ed, "Occupy the public domain," about the implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Golan v. Holder.
Associate Professor Justin Levitt will brief the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on redistricting and the Voting Rights Act as part of a panel of voting rights scholars.
Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson was quoted in the Los Angeles Times about corrupt business practices at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Professor David Glazier discussed the sentencing of the last Marine to stand trial for killing 24 Iraqis civilians on KPCC-FM'sMadeleine Brand Show, on Associated Press Television News and in the Los Angeles Times.
Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by CNN about perjury charges in the Penn State sex-abuse case.
Professor Stan Goldman was quoted in a Los Angeles Daily News story about the extradition process of returning a suspected murderer from Mexico to stand trial in California.
Professor Michael Waterstone published an op-ed about North Carolina's move to make reparations to victims of eugenics on the Huffington Post.
Associate Visiting Clinical Professor Jessica Levinsonwrote about super PAC contributions to political campaigns for KCET's SoCal Focus blog.
Professor David Glazier was quoted in an Associated Press story about the last Marine to stand trial for killing 24 Iraqis in Haditha.
Associate Professor Justin Levitt published an op-ed about the Supreme Court's hearing arguments on Texas redistricting efforts on Miller-McCune. He ran another op-ed on looiming redistricting challenges in the Huffington Post.
Professor Stan Goldman discussed on KNX-1070 AM the California Supreme Court's reversal of two death-penalty sentences in the last month.
Professor Karl Manheim discussed the constitutionality of President Obama's appointment of consumer chief Richard Cordray on KPCC-FM's AirTalk.
Professor John Nockleby was quoted by the Associated Press about the rationale behind a $150 billion civil judgment.
Professor Kathleen Kim was quoted in a Salt Lake City Deseret News story about the results of human-trafficking legislation.
Professor Kathleen Kim discussed human-trafficking issues involved in the case of Lawrence Taylor with CBS News.
Professor Karl Manheim discussed on KPCC-FM's AirTalk with Larry Mantle the Supreme Court's decision to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Associate Professor Doug NeJaime discussed on Which Way, L.A.? the California Supreme Court's ruling that Prop. 8 proponents may challenge a lower court's overturning of the ban.
The Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review released its inaugural Supreme Court issue, which features a tribute to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens.
Professor Ted Seto's report, "Cost-Effective Recruiting: New Data," appeared in Bloomberg Law Reports' Law Firm Management.
Professor Laurie Levenson discussed on NPR's Morning Edition recent expert testimony in the trial of Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray on charges of involuntary manslaughter.
Associate Professor Justin Levitt's All About Redistricting website was featured in a New York Times story, "Battles to Shape Maps, and Congress, Go to Courts."
Professor Brietta Clark was quoted by the Associated Press about a Los Angeles midwife charged with performing an unlicensed delivery of a baby.
The Center for the Study of Law & Genocide was profiled in the Jewish Journal for bestowing its inaugural Raphael Lemkin Award on the Hon. Gabriel Bach for his role in the Eichmann trial.
Professor Laurie Levenson was quoted by the Los Angeles Times about the challenges of convicting police officers for their conduct.
The Loyola Student Bar Association won the Diversity Award, one of six awards presented by the ABA, for its Diversity Week Committee.
Associate Professor Aaron Caplan was quoted by the Associated Press about the free-speech implications of the shut down of cell service on San Francisco commuter trains.
Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted in a Wall Street Journal story about tax breaks for members of the clergy.
Professor Kimberly West-Faulcon published an op-ed, "The Real Cheating Scandal of Standardized Tests," on Miller-McCune.com.
Professor Alexandra Natapoff discussed the role of snitching in the London uprising on the CBC-TV's Connect with Mark Kelley.
Professor Dan Lazaroffdiscussed the NBA lockout on Lawyer2Lawyer, a Legal Talk Network podcast.
Associate Professor Justin Levitt's presentation on redistricting to the L.A. Board of Supervisors aired on KPCC-FM.
Visiting Associate Clinical Professor Jessica Levinson published an op-ed about citizens' rights to see legislators' budget and spending records on the KCET-TV blog.
Professor Dan Lazaroff was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about a possible resolution to the NBA lockout.
Associate Professor Justin Levittdiscussed California redistricting efforts on KPCC-FM.
Associate Professor Doug NeJaimeappeared on the NBCNightly News to discuss same-sex marriage.
Professor Ted Seto was quoted about the constitutionality of the debt ceiling on Frum Forum.
Professor Alexandra Natapoff was profiled in LMU, the magazine of Loyola Marymount University.
Associate Professor Doug NeJaime published an op-ed, "Same-sex marriage: Married but unequal," in the Los Angeles Times.
Associate Professor Doug NeJaime was quoted in a New York Times story about the implications for the Defense of Marriage Act of New York's new law allowing same-sex marriage.
Professor Dan Schechter was quoted in a Los Angeles Times story about the Dodgers' bankruptcy filing.
Clinical Professor Bob Brain was quoted in a USA Today story about the Supreme Court's recent opinion rejecting a California law banning sales of violent video games to minors.
Professor Laurie Levensondiscussed California's death-penalty policies and spending on KPCC-FM's Madeleine Brand Show.
Professor Michael Waterstone published the op-ed, "Taking Care of Our Wounded Warriors," in the Los Angeles Daily Journal.
Professor Ellen Aprill's law review article, "The Law of the Word: Dictionary Shopping in the Supreme Court," was cited in aNew York Times column about dictionary citations in opinions.
Associate Professor Justin Levitt launched All About Redistricting, a comprehensive online guide to the nationwide redistricting process featuring interactive maps, analysis and more.
Professor Alexandra Natapoffdiscussed the role of snitching in the arrest of a suspect in the Dodger Stadium beating on KPCC-FM's Patt Morrison Show.
Professor Ellen Aprill was quoted by Bloomberg News about corporate donations to advocacy groups.
Associate Professor Justin Levittdiscussed voter ID requirements on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
Professor David Glazier published an op-ed assessing how the killing of Osama bin Laden comported with international law in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Professor Michael Guttentag was quoted in a Corporate Governance story about the effects of SEC reporting rules on social-media companies' decisions about public offerings.
Professor Alexandra Natapoff was quoted in a New Yorker story about the FBI's use of criminal informants.
Professor Charlotte Goldberg was quoted by the Associated Press about the potential divorce arrangements between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
Clinical Professor Maureen Pacheco published an op-ed, "Don't re-traumatize foster youths in court," in the Los AngelesDaily News.
Professor Emeritus Bob Benson published an op-ed about Frank Gehry's architecture at Loyola on Miller-McCune.
Professor Jennifer Rothman was quoted in a Reuters story about the constitutionality of a proposed San Francisco ban.
Associate Professor Aaron Caplan published a series of op-eds, "Does WikiLeaks have anything to do with the Internet?" in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal.
Professor David Glazier was quoted by Agence France-Presse about the Obama Administration's decision to try terror suspects before military tribunals.
Professor Kimberly West-Faulcon was quoted in a Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal story about the new California labor commissioner.
Professor Stan Goldman discussed the early release of a man convicted of killing a missing SDSU student on KNBC-TV.
Professor Bryan Hull was quoted in the Inland Empire Daily Bulletin about how bribery allegations could affect a San Bernardino County settlement contract dispute.
Professor Jay Dougherty was quoted in USA Today online about Sarah Palin's move to trademark her name.
Dean Victor Gold published an opinion piece on the Huffington Post questioning the omission of diversity as a criterion in U.S. News and World Report's overall law school rankings.
Professor Dan Lazaroff was quoted in Variety about how the McCourt divorce could affect Dodgers TV rights.
Clinical Professor Scott Wood was featured in an Azteca America story about a campus talk by Franky Carrillo, who was wrongfully convicted of murder. A story also aired on KNX-1070 AM.
Loyola Law School was ranked No. 54 out of 190 law schools nationally by U.S. News & World Report. It was ranked No. 5 for trial advocacy, No. 9 for diversity and No. 10 for tax law.
Loyola's Center for the Study of Law and Genocide was profiled in a KPCC-FM story about art looted during the Armenian Genocide.
Professor David Glazier was quoted in a widely published Associated Press story about the last Marine to be tried for the killing of 24 Iraqis in Haditha. He was also quoted in the Los Angeles Times story, “U.S. troops need better training on laws of war, experts say,” that appeared in an array of publications, including Stars & Stripes.
- AP: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Last-defendant-in-Iraq-war-case-to-stand-trial-2441334.php
- LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-haditha-20120115,0,3240952.story
Professor Stan Goldman discussed the California Supreme Court’s reversal of two death sentences within a month’s span on KNX-1070 AM.
Professor Laurie Levenson appeared on the NBC Nightly News to discuss the case of a New York woman who used a shotgun to shoot an intruder in self defense on New Year’s Eve.
Associate Visiting Professor Jessica Levinson contributed several KCET.org blog posts:
- Plenty of money to go around in 2012? With super PACS, it looks like it:http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/commentary/plenty-of-money-to-go-around-in-2012.html
- Redistricting: Should Valley districts completely stay within the Valley?http://www.kcet.org/updaily/1st_and_spring/commentary/will-there-be-new-city-council-maps-in-los-angeles.html
- 2012: The year we bid adieu to redevelopment agencies: http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/commentary/2012-the-year-we-bid-adieu-to-redevelopment-agencies.html
Associate Professor Justin Levitt weighed in on states’ redistricting efforts in several outlets:
- Thomson Reuters News and Insight: http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/Legal/News/2012/01_-_January/Court_to_tackle_Florida_redistricting_suit/
- Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justin-levitt/redistricting-2012-elections_b_1181931.html
- Miller-McCune: http://www.miller-mccune.com/legal-affairs/supreme-court-messes-with-texas-voting-rights-38950/
Professor Karl Manheim discussed on KPCC-FM’s AirTalk constitutional questions surrounding Obama’s recess appointment of the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
Professor Michael Waterstone published an op-ed about a proposal for reparations for victims of a North Carolina eugenics program on the Huffington Post.
- Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-waterstone/eugenics-north-carolina_b_1204166.html
Professor Scott Wood was quoted in Tidings story about the Center for Restorative Justice and its upcoming symposium, “Another Way: Imagining a Future of Justice that Restores.”