Ted Vaill: I have talked to University of Chicago students who took his con law course, and they said Obama was the most brilliant person they ever met. Supreme Court Justice Obama
Peter Bibring: Just this week, LAPD revealed use of force statistics showing disproportionate shootings of African Americans, following years of data showing LAPD officers disproportionately stop and search African Americans. After Rodney King
Bruce Reilly: Put simply, if Rosa Parks were to be dragged from the bus in 2016, the Neo-Fascists would be harping (on social media and mainstream outlets alike) that “She should have just sat in the back of the bus like she is supposed to.”
Hector Villagra: Policies like those in Los Angeles undermine that transparency in not releasing footage except in court cases and requiring officers to view footage before making their initial statements.
Laura Finley: Don’t want to get raped? Carry a gun, or it’s your own fault. The best way to prevent an active shooter situation? Everyone pack heat. Campus Carry
Soya Jung: Drawing attention to anti-Chinese or anti-Asian institutional bias is one thing, but insisting on impunity for Chinese American police officers, because white police officers receive impunity, is another entirely. peter liang conviction
Ernest Canning: At the bare minimum, the president would do well to impose the Sanders litmus test. After all, 80% of the American people agree with Bernie Sanders’s insistence that the disastrous Citizens United decision be overturned. The president is faced with a generational choice. He should seek a legal giant. Next Thurgood Marshall
Cheryl Dorsey: Based on my experience, I would guess that LAUSD administrators consider themselves above the law and not required to follow or enforce whistleblower complaints with mandated investigations.
David Love: As people remember the newly deceased Antonin Scalia and reflect on his life and career, there will be the temptation among Scalia’s supporters to rewrite history and give his legacy a makeover. Justice Scalia Passed
Steve Hochstadt: The armed stand-off between the occupiers of a federal reserve and everyone else turns on a fundamental disagreement about democratic government and public property in America.
Ruth Dawson: These hospitals repeatedly and illegally impose private morality on their patients, regardless of a patient’s religious beliefs.
Sandra Hernandez and Bethany Woolman: A formerly incarcerated woman told the ACLU that in her county jail, people in solitary confinement weren’t given any sanitary products and were forced to bleed on the dirty floor.
Laura Finley: Officials in many precincts have said that if it’s not a stranger-rape case or if it’s a case in which the victim doesn’t want to participate they won’t exert any effort to analyze the rape kits.