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2017 Press Coverage

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. 

'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.