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2017 Press Coverage

How to Cut Down on Traffic Stops and Searches: Legalize Pot

June 21, 2017 | The Marshall Project

Professor Steven Bender explains the connection between traffic stops and drug arrests. 

Derogatory trademarks aren't about free speech. They're about discrimination.

June 21, 2017 | Washington Post

Professor Robert Chang disagrees with U.S. Supreme Court in racist trademarks case. 

Could Trump's Amazon animosity block Whole Foods deal?

June 16, 2017 | KIRO 7

Professor John Kirkwood says President Trump would not be able to stop Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods. 

The Justices And Masterpiece Cakeshop: 18th Time A Charm?

June 15, 2017 | Law360

Why won't the U.S. Supreme Court take this gay rights case? Professor Andrew Siegel offers insights. 

US Supreme Court signals interest in circuit split on Section 1 summary judgment burden

June 14, 2017 | Policy and Regulatory Report

Professor John Kirkwood explains the tough standards plaintiffs face in seeking summary judgment. 

Jeff Sessions' sentencing policy is a giant step backward in public safety

May 29, 2017 | The Seattle Times

Professor John McKay and his brother Mike McKay argue against new sentencing guidelines. 

GOP's Proposed Tax Changes Are No Match for Status Quo

May 29, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Lily Kahng explains that voters are protective of tax preferences tied to their assets.  

Law, Constitutional expert to visit Whidbey, give lectures

May 24, 2017 | South Whidbey Record

Professor Andrew Siegel plans a series of discussions on the U.S. Constitution for Whidbey Island residents. 

Eastside Legal Assistance Program looks toward medical-legal partnership

May 24, 2017 | Bellevue Reporter

Dean Annette Clark describes the benefits of doctors and lawyers working more closely together. 

Judge Compares Trump's Travel Ban Defense To Case For Japanese-American Incarceration

May 19, 2017 | Huff Post

Professor Robert Chang describes the work of our Korematsu Center in opposing the White House travel ban. 

The Bush administration fired me from the Justice Department over politics

May 15, 2017 | Vox

The firing of FBI Director James Comey sounds awfully familiar to Professor John McKay. 

Judge compares Trump's Muslim ban to one of the worst chapters in American history

May 15, 2017 | ThinkProgress

Federal judge references Korematsu Center's amicus brief when asking about White House travel ban. 

What 9th Circuit Is Saying About Trump's New Travel Ban

May 15, 2017 | National Law Journal

Our Korematsu Center's amicus brief featured prominently in oral arguments against the White House travel ban. 

A new place for Seattle's homeless: In my backyard

May 11, 2017 | Crosscut

Professor Sara Rankin says backyard homes eliminate the problem of social distance from homelessness. 

Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption and the Effects on Communities

May 10, 2017 | U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Professor Anna Roberts participated in a panel discussion on the collateral consequences of incarceration. 

Class-action status sought for Louisiana indigent defense lawsuit

May 04, 2017 | The Times-Picayune

Professor Bob Boruchowitz's expert witness report is cited in support of a motion for class action certification in a lawsuit challenging Louisiana's public defense system.  

Seattle could outlaw some police interrogation tricks

May 04, 2017 | Crosscut

Professor Deborah Ahrens explains how coercive interrogation techniques can lead to false confessions. 

Meet Lincoln Beauregard, the lawyer who gets 'right up' in Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s face

May 04, 2017 | The Seattle Times

This piece quotes Professor John Strait's court filing in support of sanctions for an aggressive lawyer. 

Mayor Murray's Tactic of Attacking His Accusers Is Common, But Experts Say It Keeps Survivors of Sexual Abuse Quiet

May 04, 2017 | The Stranger

Professor Anna Roberts shared her scholarship about how past convictions are used to disparage people in court. 

Deschutes County gag orders trouble legal experts

April 30, 2017 | The Bulletin

Professor John Strait explains when an attorney's public comments violate state bar guidelines. 

Two Federal Lawsuits Could Spell Big Trouble for Uber

April 10, 2017 | Pacific Standard

How can Seattle defend its driver unionization ordinance? Charlotte Garden offers her thoughts. 

Seattle Driver-for-Hire Union Law Hits Bump in Road

April 05, 2017 | Bloomberg BNA

Teamsters need driver lists in order to organize effectively, says Professor Charlotte Garden. 

Judge Blocks Seattle Law Allowing Uber and Lyft Drivers to Unionize

April 04, 2017 | Bloomberg

The court ruling could cause a loss in momentum for unionization efforts, says Professor Charlotte Garden. 

Opinion analysis: Court unanimously adopts abuse-of-discretion review for district court decisions to enforce EEOC subpoenas

April 04, 2017 | SCOTUSblog

Professor Charlotte Garden analyzes the high court's opinion in McLane v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 

Unionize Uber? Legal fight over Seattle drivers draws national attention

March 29, 2017 | The Seattle Times

Professor Charlotte Garden comments on the potential for driver unionization to spread to other cities. 

Argument analysis: The court dives into Water Splash

March 23, 2017 | SOCTUSblog

Professor Charlotte Garden analyzes a Supreme Court cases about mailing judicial service documents. 

US DOJ's first hospital steering case heads for showdown in North Carolina

March 17, 2017 | Policy and Regulatory Report

Antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood comments on health insurers who encourage subscribers to use lower cost providers 

Seattle Law Letting Drivers Unionize Survives Uber Legal Attack

March 17, 2017 | Bloomberg

Professor Charlotte Garden calls the ruling a victory for Seattle and the Teamsters. 

Unions Are Wondering: Resist or Assist?

March 15, 2017 | The Atlantic

Professor Charlotte Garden writes that the future of the American labor movement is at stake under Trump. 

Uber Gears Up to Block Bid to Form a Union in Seattle

March 11, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal

Professor Charlotte Garden says the driver unionization effort could spread to other cities. 

Uber Deal Giving Drivers $1 Each Sparks Feud Among Rival Lawyers

March 10, 2017 | Bloomberg

Professor Charlotte Garden comments on a lawyer rivalry in the class action case against Uber. 

Conservatives Ask: Is House Health Plan Unconstitutional?

March 08, 2017 | Roll Call

Professor Andrew Siegel addresses constitutional questions surrounding the new health plan. 

Fate of 'Dreamers' could hinge on which court hears case in Seattle

March 07, 2017 | The Seattle Times

Professor Won Kidane explains the challenges in taking a case to District Court. 

Trump's new travel ban avoids some legal pitfalls but not all, local experts say

March 07, 2017 | The Seattle Times

Professors Won Kidane and Andrew Siegel weigh in on President Trump's revised travel ban. 

Reclaiming the Importance of the Defendant's Testimony

March 06, 2017 | Excited Utterance

Professor Anna Roberts explains her recent scholarship on this podcast. 

Trump's puzzling strategy on old, new travel bans

March 05, 2017 | San Francisco Chronicle

Plaintiffs will challenge both versions of President Trump's travel ban if necessary, says Professor Robert Chang. 

Trump's possible pick for FTC chair might have to recuse himself in cases involving Google, Facebook or Microsoft

March 03, 2017 | Recode

Professor John Kirkwood comments on conflicts when elected officials serve as FTC commissioners. 

Murray opening Emergency Operations Center to combat homelessness in city

February 22, 2017 | KOMO News

Professor Sara Rankin says the mayor's action on homelessness is too little, too late. (Click "more video.") 

The Fallout From 'A Day Without Immigrants'

February 21, 2017 | The Atlantic

Can workers be fired for participating in Day Without Immigrants? Professor Charlotte Garden explains. 

How immigration enforcement will change under Trump administration

February 21, 2017 | KING 5

Professor Won Kidane explains that President Trump isn't changing law, just enforcement. 

Children of Japanese Americans Who Defied Internment Ask Court to Reject Trump's Travel Ban

February 20, 2017 | The Stranger

Our Korematsu Center filed an amicus brief on behalf of Karen Korematsu and other descendants.  

Trump set to issue streamlined immigrant travel ban

February 20, 2017 | USA Today

Professor Robert Chang speculates on constitutional claims against Trump's new travel ban. 

Authentic Hope in the Twilight of Failed Neoliberal Capitalism

February 19, 2017 | Truthout

This opinion piece quotes Professor Tayyab Mahmud's paper, "Surplus Humanity." 

How the FTC's new competition chief could affect health care

February 17, 2017 | Axios

Professor John Kirkwood comments on the political leanings of a new FTC official. 

Argument preview: Feats of strength and standards of review

February 14, 2017 | SCOTUSblog

Professor Charlotte Garden previews a labor law case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Puzder is dangerous pick for labor

February 13, 2017 | The Seattle Times

Professor Liz Ford says the Department of Labor nominee has no respect for labor standards. 

Unpacking Government: What Rights Do Noncitizens Have?

February 13, 2017 | KNKX

Professor Won Kidane explains whether the U.S. Constitution applies to people who aren't citizens. 

Trump vs Washington: New executive order coming

February 10, 2017 | MyNorthwest.com

Professor Andrew Siegel reflects on the legal issues at play in President Trump's executive order. 

Trump's travel ban misses the point, says former U.S. Attorney in Seattle

February 10, 2017 | KUOW

Professor John McKay offers ideas other than a travel ban to protect the United States from attack. 

Reframing Faculty Criticisms of Student Activism

February 10, 2017 | Chronicle of Higher Education

Professor Dean Spade raises questions about how teachers respond to campus activism. 

Judge questions claim travel ban has Muslim bias

February 07, 2017 | KING 5

Professor Andrew Siegel helps analyze oral arguments in the state of Washington's case against President Trump. 

Controversial ruling

February 06, 2017 | The O'Reilly Factor

Professor John McKay defends the integrity of the federal judge who ruled against President Trump. 

Appeals court could rule on travel ban by mid-week, say legal experts

February 05, 2017 | KING 5

Professor Won Kidane outlines the events in the lawsuit challenging President Trump's travel ban. 

Kitsap's 'sanctuary' status a gray area

February 04, 2017 | Kitsap Sun

Professor Won Kidane explains that 'sanctuary city' is a political term with no legal basis. 

What Does It Mean To Be A 'Sanctuary City'?

February 02, 2017 | KNKX

Professor Won Kidane explains who is, and isn't, given sanctuary in a 'sanctuary city.' 

Uber Deal Offers Drivers $1 Each to Wipe Away Labor Threats Valued in Billions

February 01, 2017 | Bloomberg

Uber wants to settle drivers' claims for $7.75 million. Professor Charlotte Garden says that's way too little. 

Fred Korematsu Fought Against Japanese Internment in the Supreme Court… and Lost

January 30, 2017 | Smithsonian.com

Professor Lorraine Bannai's book about Fred Korematsu is quoted in this piece about his legal struggles against detention. 

'We didn't sleep, we didn't eat': Families separated by Trump's immigration ban wait and hope at Sea-Tac airport

January 30, 2017 | The Seattle Times

Professor Michael Russo was one of several volunteer attorneys helping detainees at SeaTac Airport. 

Washington will take a swing at Trump's order

January 30, 2017 | Crosscut

Professor Won Kidane comments on a lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson against President Trump's Muslim ban. 

Deny trademark of hateful names: Opposing view

January 30, 2017 | USA Today

Professor Robert Chang co-authors an editorial against federal registration of disparaging trademarks. 

Thanks for the Homeless Camps, Mayor, But Stop the Sweeps

January 25, 2017 | Seattle Weekly

The editorial board cites our Homeless Rights Advocacy Project in calling for an end to encampment sweeps. 

Unpacking Government: How Do The Branches Of Government Interact With Each Other?

January 23, 2017 | KNKX

Professor Andrew Siegel explains separation of powers at the state level. 

Uber Sues Seattle Over Driver Unionization Ordinance

January 18, 2017 | KNKX

Professor Charlotte Garden says ride-share companies want driver unionization efforts to end in Seattle. 

Chelsea Manning: a potent symbol for transgender Americans

January 18, 2017 | Associated Press

Professor Dean Spade says Chelsea Manning is an "immensely important" figure for the trans movement. 

Now Is the Time for 'Nobodies': Dean Spade on Mutual Aid and Resistance in the Trump Era

January 09, 2017 | AlterNet

Professor Dean Spade offers thoughts on how activists can be effective under President Trump. 

Labor Opponents Already Have The Next 'Friedrichs' SCOTUS Case Ready to Go Under Trump

January 04, 2017 | In These Times

Professor Charlotte Garden comments on the case likely to challenge union fees at the U.S. Supreme Court.