Brandon V. Stracener

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    Op-Ed: Citizen Enforcement Laws Are a Pandora’s Box (07/29/2022)

    David A. Carrillo and Brandon V. Stracener of the California Constitution Center write that if proposed state laws copying the citizen enforcement mechanism of Texas’ S.B. 8 survive, one might eventually turn up on the ballot as an initiative, posing “a grave threat to a minority group, who will fail to defeat the proposition because (as a minority) they lack the votes.” 

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    It Can’t Happen Here: Canada’s Emergency Protest Orders (03/03/2022)

    The California Constitution Center’s Dan Bromberg and Brandon V. Stracener write, if protests like the Canadian truckers’ protests came to California, declaring a Canada-style emergency and exercising similar powers is not an option for Governor Gavin Newsom

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    Justice Kruger Has the Right Stuff (02/04/2022)

    California Constitution Center Executive Director David Carrillo and Senior Research Fellow Brandon V. Stracener explore the judicial record of California Supreme Court Justice Leondra Kruger based on an analysis by the California Constitution Center of every opinion and vote by Kruger in her time on California’s high court

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    Op-Ed: Let Them Cheat: The Problems With Remote Bar Exam Software (12/10/2021)

    Matthew Stanford and Brandon V. Stracener, California Constitution Center Senior Research Fellows, explain why it’s time to abandon monitoring software and the traditional closed-book bar examination model itself 

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    Op-Ed: Not so fast on California paralawyers (11/19/2021)

    California Constitution Center Executive Director David Carrillo and Senior Research Fellow Brandon V. Stracener examine the idea of creating a new licensed legal paraprofessional for limited practice and say rushing to implement a paralawyer program without public confidence that adequate oversight is ready could further degrade already-low confidence in legal discipline

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    Op-Ed: Both Parties Should Fear the Recall (08/17/2021)

    California Constitution Center Executive Director David Carrillo and Senior Research Fellow Brandon V. Stracener examine a number of concerns, for both Democrats and Republicans, related to the California recall election

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    No, California Does Not Have A Personal Belief Exemption For COVID-19 Vaccines For Kids (07/23/2021)

    Brandon V. Stracener, California Constitution Center Senior Research Fellow, debunks misinformation surrounding personal belief exemptions for vaccinations of children

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    Op-Ed: President Biden, Look West to Replace Justice Breyer (07/02/2021)

    California Constitution Center Executive Director David Carrillo and Senior Research Fellow Brandon V. Stracener suggest President Biden appointing Justice Kruger, who has executive branch experience and currently sits on a western state high court, would be a victory for diversity on several important fronts

  • One Person Shaping the Recall Election? Lt. Gov. Kounalakis (05/17/2021)

    Brandon Stracener, senior research fellow at the California Constitution Center, explains why the details and timing of the recall election matter

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    California’s election rules could make a Newsom recall a wild ride (03/29/2021)

    Brandon V. Stracener, senior research fellow at the California Constitution Center, explains what a potential recall election of Gov. Gavin Newsom could look like