Overheard IN SAXBE
“Pick a headline or a challenge: the economy, health care, the environment, education, the political system. Solutions will be suffused with law. And you will be a part of them.” – Alan C. Michaels, dean and Edwin M. Cooperman Professor of Law, welcoming the Class of 2014 during law school orientation on Aug. 15.
“What we’ve seen going on since 2010, really, is the greatest assault on voting rights since the civil rights movement. … In some respects, this is a Jim Crow 2.0. I don’t know how much of it is motivated by racism as it once was. But it is clearly, as it was also at the time of Jim Crow, motivated by partisanship.” - Tova Wang, senior democracy fellow at Demos and democracy fellow at The Century Foundation, talking about voter identification laws during the Sept. 24 panel discussion “The Politics of Voter Suppression,” hosted by Election Law @ Moritz.
“No, they are not waves of the future … and they shouldn’t be waves of the future. These are programs, however successful they may be, that should be considered one-off responses to very unique situations. They are a precedent for nothing.” - Kenneth R. Feinberg giving the 2012 Lawrence Negotiation Lecture on Oct. 25 and speaking about funds created for victims of tragedies and disasters, including the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 and the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund.
“I don’t think there should be any artificial barriers, as long as people are cognizant and able to do the work.” - Yvette McGee Brown ’85, Ohio Supreme Court justice, discussing age limits for jurists in Ohio during an event with the Law School Democrats on Aug. 27.
“Our very idea of equality inspires wariness.” - Heather Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School, delivering her lecture, “Not Your Father’s Federalism,” on Oct. 17 as part of the 2012 Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor Program.
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