In this episode, we explore California's entrée as a global leader on climate change with UCLA Law Professor Cara Horowitz, especially following the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, an international climate conference spearheaded by former California Governor Jerry Brown. We also discuss some of the critiques of the Summit and of Governor Brown's environmental policies, particularly from environmental justice groups in California. Finally, we talk with Jessie Cammack, a 3L student at UCLA Law, about her research on the potential vulnerability of California's international climate actions to the dormant foreign affairs preemption doctrine.
In this episode, we talk with UCLA Professor Cara Horowitz about what's at stake as greenhouse gases rise, both globally and in California, particularly in light of a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describing the crisis. We also talk with UCLA Professor William Boyd about SB 100, a bill passed last year by the California legislature that commits California to 100% renewable energy by 2045. The bill modifies California's Renewable Portfolio Standard, a regulatory tool that encourages states to procure more renewable resources. Through our conversations in this first part of the series, we get a sense of both the gravity of the climate crisis, as well as one of California's proposed regulatory solutions.
In this episode, we talk with Professor Claudia Polsky from UC Berkeley Law School about her recently published article, Open Records, Shuttered Labs: Ending Political Harassment of Public University Researchers.
Dialectic hosts Sunjana Supekar and Jason Lawler talk with Doug Smith, Ysabel Jurado, and Joe Donlin about the role of community planning in combating gentrification in Los Angeles.
In this episode, we sit down with Professors Aziz Huq, Tom Ginsburg and Lawrence Sager to discuss threats to constitutional democracy and how well America’s constitutional democracy might fare in the face of those threats.
In this episode, we sit down with Professor Colgan to discuss how the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against excessive fines and fees and the Sixth Amendment's Right to Counsel fail to protect vulnerable segments of the population.
In this episode, we sit down with Professor Eichensehr to discuss the ways in which governments, corporations and hackers navigate cybersecurity law and the surprising ways in which they collaborate to their mutual benefit.