Faculty in the News
USC Law professors are frequently sought by the media to serve as legal experts. This section highlights news citations in which USC Law faculty are quoted and USC Law is featured in stories.
The Wall Street Journal
July 22, 2014
re: Edward Kleinbard
The Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed by Edward Kleinbard of about the need to stop tax inversions, a process where a large U.S. company acquires a smaller one in a tax-friendly country like Ireland or the U.K. But the way the deal is structured, "the foreign minnow swallows the domestic whale," with the U.S. company ending up as a subsidiary of a foreign corporation. "If allowed to continue, inversions will eviscerate the U.S. domestic corporate tax base, because making a foreign company the parent of a U.S. firm opens up new tax-avoidance possibilities," Kleinbard wrote. The Washington Post highlighted Kleinbard's op-ed.
Los Angeles Times
July 6, 2014
re: Rob Saltzman
Robert Saltzman was quoted about the leadership of Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck. Saltzman said he was encouraged by Beck's recent efforts, but remains undecided about his future with the department.
July 5, 2014
Jody Armour was quoted about the beating of a woman by a CHP officer.
July 5, 2014
Jody Armour was cited about the beating of a woman by a CHP officer. “I was shocked, but also not surprised. I would say these are among the worst times, in terms of police image and community relations since the Rodney King tape," said Armour. He notes the patrol officer's actions could hurt the public perception of all law enforcement agencies in the LA area, including the Los Angeles Police Department.
Voice of Russia
July 3, 2014
Jody Armour was quoted about racial profiling that takes place while shopping. Attorney Portia Roberson paid the “black tax,” Armour said. “On one hand we are commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and we are celebrating how far we’ve come in race relations, what a landmark occasion that was for social justice. Yet on the other hand we were are talking about yet again a case of racial profiling that is still pervasive in America. The reason this is a story is because it happens so frequently.”