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2017 Press Coverage

Upcoming net neutrality vote could change the way we browse

December 13, 2017 | New Day Northwest

Steven Tapia offers explanation and analysis of federal plans to rescind net neutrality. 

Outlook 2018: Supreme Court - What's at Stake for the Workplace

December 12, 2017 | Bloomberg

Labor law expert Charlotte Garden discusses current cases that could affect workers. 

Will Trump Lawyers Switch Sides in Supreme Court Labor Case?

December 05, 2017 | Bloomberg

Federal opposition could make the unions' case even tougher, says Professor Charlotte Garden. 

How San Diego is Trying to Use a Hepatitis A Outbreak to Solve its Housing Crisis

November 30, 2017 | Pacific Standard

Practitioner in Residence Suzanne Skinner says that authorizing encampments can reduce public health threats related to unsanitary conditions. 

Before camps are cleared, a Seattle team coaxes homeless toward shelter

November 30, 2017 | The Seattle Times

Low-barrier shelters are a crucial, and missing, element of Seattle's encampment removal strategy, says Professor Sara Rankin. 

A Mexican Town Wages Its Own War on Drugs

November 27, 2017 | The New Yorker

Professor Thomas Antkowiak describes how our International Human Rights Clinic helped Nestora Salgado. 

AT&T-Time Warner suit could be the start of a more aggressive antitrust era

November 21, 2017 | Yahoo Finance

Vertical mergers aren't usually challenged, says antitrust expert Professor John Kirkwood. 

Why It's Difficult for Former Inmates to Become Lawyers

November 16, 2017 | Dean Annette Clark says the justice system benefits when formerly incarcerated people become lawyers.

Dean Annette Clark says the justice system benefits when formerly incarcerated people become lawyers. 

Your genealogy research could land your DNA results in a criminal investigation

November 06, 2017 | KIRO News

Professor Deborah Ahrens speaks with KIRO News about whether DNA testing companies can turn over consumer information to police.  

Why it's a 'big surprise' that Trump's DOJ may fight AT&T's Time Warner deal

November 03, 2017 | Yahoo Finance

Professor John Kirkwood says it's encouraging that the DOJ is willing to block the merger. 

Choose a Law School That Emphasizes Legal Writing

November 02, 2017 | U.S. News

Professor Mary Bowman, director of the #1 Legal Writing Program, describes what students should look for in a law school's writing curriculum. 

It's GrubHub on Trial But Uber Has a Dog in This Fight Too

October 30, 2017 | Bloomberg

GrubHub ruling will be seen as bellwether for other gig-economy companies, Professor Charlotte Garden says. 

Court: Homeless have privacy rights

October 10, 2017 | The Columbian

HRAP named in ACLU's amicus brief addressing the constitutionality of entering and searching someone’s makeshift shelter 

Outside City Hall: Ticketing of RVs not the solution to homeless woes, O’Brien has a plan forward

October 04, 2017 | Madison Park Times

Professor Sara Rankin comments on Seattle's response to the growing number of people who spend the night in their vehicles on city streets. 

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - American Pendulum I

October 02, 2017 | Radiolab

In this podcast episiode, Prof. Lorraine Bannai provides commentary on Fred Korematsu’s path to the Supreme Court 

Prior Conviction Impeachment: Is Reform Finally Afoot?

September 26, 2017 | In Justice Today

Prof. Anna Roberts offers some suggestions for why Washington state should consider abolishing the practice of prior conviction impeachment. 

PSNS: 'Objectionable' employee social media comments could lead to discipline

September 24, 2017 | Kitsap Sun

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard can dicipline employees for offensive online comments if the profile is identified as a PSNS employee, Prof. David Skover says. 

Children of Internment Resisters Attack Travel Ban in Supreme Court Brief

September 20, 2017 | NBC News

On behalf of former litigants' families, the Korematsu Center filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court to challenge constitutionality of travel ban. 

Law, Policy, and the Sanctuary Campus

September 19, 2017 | Conversations Magazine

Professor John McKay examines the legal and Ignatian arguments in favor of declaring sanctuary campus for immigrants. 

Did The Washington Post Break A Law When It Disciplined A Reporter Over A Jeff Bezos Op-Ed?

September 15, 2017 | HuffPost

Professor Charlotte Garden weighs in on whether the Washington Post can discipline an employee who criticized Jeff Bezos, the owner of the Post. 

Dear White Men: You Are the Key to Women’s Success in Law Firms

September 12, 2017 | Bloomberg BNA

Professor Brooke Coleman encourages firms to help encourage gender equality through mentorship. 

Labor Day under Trump? Not exactly a picnic

September 03, 2017 | The Seattle Times

Professor Charlotte Garden, an expert in labor law and regulation, shares how Seattle has improved life for workers. 

Another Dishonest Take from the Seattle Times Editorial Board on Homelessness

August 21, 2017 | The Stranger

Professor Sara Rankin offers insights on resistance to interim homelessness solutions. 

Law Firms Head Back To School For Diversity Guidance

August 21, 2017 | Law360

Professor Brooke Coleman offers suggestions for law firms interested in diversity. 

City's Proposed Vagrancy Ordinances Draw Mixed Reactions

August 21, 2017 | This Is Reno

Our students' research on the discriminatory history of anti-vagrancy laws is cited in coverage of a proposed law in Reno. 

Labor Organizing in Right-to-Work States Is Numbers Game

August 15, 2017 | Bloomberg BNA

States make it difficult for labor unions to organize, says Professor Charlotte Garden. 

NIMBYs Already Freaking Out Over Proposal to Help People Living in Cars

August 10, 2017 | The Stranger

Professor Sara Rankin explains how devastating tickets can be for poor and homeless people. 

Debate: What if Seattle police stopped ticketing people who live in their cars?

August 09, 2017 | KUOW

Professor Sara Rankin defends merits of Seattle's proposed vehicle residency ordinance. 

Fired Google Engineer Claims His Rights Were Violated. Trump's Labor Board May Disagree

August 08, 2017 | HuffPost

A fired Google employee is probably not protected by laws allowing workers to organize, says Professor Charlotte Garden. 

Innocence Is Irrelevant

August 08, 2017 | The Atlantic

Professor Robert Boruchowitz co-authored a report, "Minor Crimes, Massive Waste," cited in this piece about plea bargains. 

Historical Injustices Threaten Another Violent Kenya Vote

August 03, 2017 | Voice of America

Professor Ron Slye offers insights on the effect of history on Kenya's elections. 

Judge Tosses Federal Lawsuit Against Seattle's Uber Unionization Law

August 01, 2017 | The Stranger

Professor Charlotte Garden predicts a second court win for the city's ordinance. 

Uber, Lyft Face Setback in Push to Block Seattle Union Effort

August 01, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal

Latest court ruling makes drivers' union more likely, Professor Charlotte Garden says. 

What Role Should the Military Play in the Fight for Transgender Rights?

July 27, 2017 | Democracy Now!

Professor Dean Spade says the debate about trans people in the military should include critique of militarism. 

Deregulation at Work

July 24, 2017 | ACSBlog

Professor Charlotte Garden anticipates labor deregulation in the coming months and years. 

FTC likely to approve Whole Foods deal even if Amazon did deceive customers

July 21, 2017 | Yahoo Finance

Professor John Kirkwood says the Amazon deal won't be stopped by price inflation allegations. 

Improving Work Law Enforcement in States

July 19, 2017 | On Labor

States can pick up federal slack in enforcing worker protection laws, Professor Charlotte Garden says. 

2 Ways To Combat Law's Gender Inequality Problem

July 19, 2017 | Law360

Bias awareness can help combat inequality in law, Professor Brooke Coleman says. 

Vehicle Residency and Homelessness

June 21, 2017 | KUOW

Professor Sara Rankin spoke about laws criminalizing homelessness on The Record. 

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.