Harvard Law Bill of Health - Many of us are familiar with the “California Effect.” California’s hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide emission standards for cars are more stringent than the federal EPA standards and more costly to comply with. Yet, California’s emission standards have become the national standard since automobile manufacturers have found it too expensive to produce cars with different emission systems.
Professor Blum is a Clinical Professor of Law Emerita at Berkeley Law, University of California, where she founded and directed their International Human Rights Law Clinic. She also is a Senior Research Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Human Rights Center and a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, where she is a member of the faculty of the Masters Program in International Human Rights Law.
Minneapolis Star Tribune - “This is precedent setting,” said Marci Hamilton, a law professor at Yeshiva University in New York and a national expert on clergy abuse litigation. “It sends a message that these are not cases against individual priests and individual victims, it’s systemic.”
The Washington Post - The details of state and federal laws that limit or prevent potential punishment also get pushed into the spotlight, Marci Hamilton, a law professor and statute of limitation reform movement expert at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law told me.