Friday, October 10, 2014

          Thinkers & Doers: October 10, 2014

          UC Hastings community members in the news and making moves  October 4 - 10, 2014.
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          A bouquet of flowers sits next to the new marriage license of longtime same-sex couple Angie Holley and Bylo Farmer on a table outside the offices of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder, in Boulder, Colo. The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage. UC Hastings professors provided commentary on this development.

          Media Roundup

          Professor Scott Dodson appeared on KTVU news discussing ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear same-sex marriage appeals this week.

          Professor Rory Little was featured in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about marriage equality. Supreme Court gives quiet momentum to marriage equality.

          Professor Joan Wiliams’ recent article in Harvard Business Review was discussed in an article on Fortune.com. GoDaddy CEO: Why women are so turned off by the tech industry and onWomensAgenda.com: Does gendered wording in job descriptions sustain gender inequality?

          Williams was also quoted in an article on Inc.com: When Sensitivity Training Doesn't Cut It: 4 Ways to Stop Sexism and in an Information Week article. 'Why Not?': Power Phrase For Women In Tech.

          Abby Ginzberg ’75’s documentary film was covered by the Yale Daily News. Anti-Apartheid leader honored in film.

          Professor Karen Musalo published an Op-Ed in the Daily Californian. United States Must Protect Migrant Children.

          Adjunct Professor James Head was named President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The East Bay Community Foundation.
          James Head Named President & CEO East Bay Community Foundation.

          Professor Hadar Aviram appeared on the San Francisco CBS affiliate news channel speaking about San Francisco juvenile criminal procedure. San Francisco DA Urged To Charge Juvenile Suspect In Fatal Stabbing Of Teen As An Adult.

          Aviram was also quoted in an article about criminalizing truancy. MintPress Investigates: School Districts Using GPS, Ankle Bracelets, & Smartphone Tracking On Truant Kids.

          Napa Valley College Board of Trustees incumbent Bruce Ketron ‘70 was featured in an article about the race. Bruce Ketron: Seeks to continue to add experience to board.

          James Jones ’67 is also running for the board of Napa Valley College and was featured in an article in the Contra Costa Times. James Jones: Wants to make Napa Valley College stronger.

          Professor Roger Park and Professor Rory Little wrote posts for Scotusblog, the blog of the Supreme Court.
          Argument analysis: Juror testimony about deliberations.
          Argument analysis: A simple answer to a deceptively simple Fourth Amendment question?

          The Hon. Justice Peter J. Siggins ‘80 of the California Court of Appeal will be honored at a special Red Mass on October 23, 2014. Archbishop to celebrate annual Red Mass for legal profession.

          Moira Duvernay ’04 joined the Center for Refugee Studies as the new Associate Director and Senior Staff Attorney.

          Professor Dorit Rubinstein Reiss published a layperson's guide to the law about vaccines. Vaccines and the Law Toolkit.

          Charles Ramsey ’89 was discussed in an article about the Richmond City Council race. Richmond City Council race shaping up to be competitive.

          Professor Rory Little appeared on KCBS, speaking about the opening of the new Supreme Court session. Not available online.

          Professor Mark Perlmutter authored a post on Trebuchet Legal about Six Things We Learned in Law School: How to Solve Problems.

          Professor Kelly Weisberg will present an introductory talk, "Setting the Stage for the Same-Sex Marriage Cases” at UC Santa Cruz on Monday, October 13, 2014. Merrill alumna who challenged same-sex marriage ban set to speak Monday.

          Lisa Gamoian ’84, a candidate for the Fresno County judicial race, was featured in an article in the Fresno Bee. Fresno judicial candidates trade barbs at debate.

          Lisa Frydman, managing director of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, was quoted in an article about asylum cases on the website publicintegrity.org. A Life and Death Struggle for Asylum in America and republished on Time.com. Asylum in America: A High-Stakes Struggle for Border Crossing Kids.

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