Opinion editorials

“Sucks to be you, general law cities!” Stephen M. Duvernay and Joshua Spivak, The Recorder September 1, 2022 PDF

“Citizen enforcement laws are a Pandora’s box” David A. Carrillo and Brandon V. Stracener, The Recorder July 29, 2022 PDF

“Rose Bird was not recalled” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, Daily Journal July 20, 2022 PDF

“A big red button is a good idea” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, The Recorder June 23, 2022 PDF

“The secret to SCOCA’s consensus” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, Daily Journal June 20, 2022 PDF 

“Abortion may cause a federalism crisis” David A. Carrillo and Allison G. Macbeth, The Recorder May 10, 2022 PDF

“California’s feeble privacy right is cold comfort” Brandon V. Stracener and David A. Carrillo, Daily Journal March 17, 2022 PDF

“It can’t happen here: Canada’s emergency protest orders” Dan Bromberg and Brandon V. Stracener, The Recorder March 3, 2022 PDF

“Justice Kruger has the right stuff” David A. Carrillo and Brandon V. Stracener, The Recorder February 4, 2022 PDF

“Your town is not an independent republic” Stephen M. Duvernay and David A. Carrillo, Daily Journal December 20, 2021 PDF

“Let them cheat: the problems with remote bar exam software” Matthew Stanford and Brandon V. Stracener, The Recorder December 9, 2021 PDF

“Not so fast on California paralawyers” Brandon V. Stracener and David A. Carrillo, Daily Journal November 19, 2021 PDF

“The ‘reform’ proposal that could extinguish the recall” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, The Recorder November 2, 2021 PDF

“California’s recall is lawful, but it needs reform” David and Michael Belcher, Daily Journal September 8, 2021 PDF

“Both parties should fear the recall” David A. Carrillo and Brandon V. Stracener, The Recorder August 17, 2021 PDF

“President Biden, look west to replace Justice Breyer” David A. Carrillo and Brandon V. Stracener, The Recorder July 2, 2021 PDF

“We don’t need another California clown-car recall election” Brandon V. Stracener and Bob Wu, The Recorder March 29, 2021 PDF

Local taxes have lots of untapped potential” David A. Carrillo and Darien Shanske, The Recorder February 26, 2021 PDF

“Everyone gets along on the California Supreme Court” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, Daily Journal February 19, 2021 PDF

“The California Supreme Court can fix our broken bail system” Nicholas Cotter and David A. Carrillo, The Recorder January 6, 2021 PDF

“Mandatory vaccinations and the constitution” David Belcher and Michael Belcher, Daily Journal December 2, 2020 PDF

“One court decision could scuttle California’s pandemic response” Brandon V. Stracener, The Recorder November 23, 2020 PDF

“Two cooks in California’s policy kitchen” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, Daily Journal August 10, 2020

“Why isn’t California’s legislature meeting remotely?” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, The Recorder July 16, 2020 PDF

“Can the government force Americans to wear masks?” Stephen M. Duvernay and Brandon V. Stracener, The Recorder June 29, 2020 PDF

Remote jury trials are possible, but maybe not the best idea” David A. Carrillo and Matthew Stanford, The Recorder May 27, 2020 PDF

“When public health and individual liberties collide” David A. Carrillo and Brandon V. Stracener, Daily Journal May 19, 2020

“All of a sudden, everyone loves the Tenth Amendment” David A. Carrillo and Matthew Stanford, The Recorder April 17, 2020 PDF

The governor’s emergency powers are just right” Stephen M. Duvernay and Brandon V. Stracener, Daily Journal March 23, 2020

Equal Rights Amendment is still in play, if Congress wants it to be” David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, and Brandon V. Stracener, Daily Journal January 16, 2020

“California’s constitution needs some changes” Stephen M. Duvernay and Brandon V. Stracener, Daily Journal October 29, 2019

“Governor could end capital cases by executive order” David A. Carrillo, David and Michael Belcher, Daily Journal June 6, 2019

“Death penalty moratorium causes as many problems as it solves” David A. Carrillo and David A. Kaiser, Daily Journal March 15, 2019

“Governor Sunshine’s court” David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, and Brandon V. Stracener, Daily Journal December 31, 2018

“A rarity: Success on habeas” David Aram Kaiser, Daily Journal December 17, 2018

“California needs a lawyer” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, Daily Journal June 22, 2018

“Tim Draper’s Three Californias plan could mean nothing – or disaster. Make him stop.” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, Sacramento Bee June 13, 2018

“The local initiative power” David A. Carrillo, Napa Valley Register May 31, 2018

“Can we please have a new California Supreme Court justice, Governor Brown?” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, Sacramento Bee April 5, 2018

The Fréttablaðið series is an eight-part editorial published by Iceland’s largest daily newspaper, in which center scholars discuss a new Icelandic constitution: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight (all in Icelandic).

“A leaner bar is good for attorneys and the public” David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, and Brandon V. Stracener, Daily Journal July 25, 2017

“Talk of secession is a loser” David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, and Brandon V. Stracener, San Francisco Chronicle March 13, 2017

“Proposition N doesn’t pass muster” David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, and Brandon V. Stracener, Daily Journal November 22, 2016

“People of Iceland: make it work” David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, and Brandon V. Stracener, Fréttablaðið April 30, 2016

“Why the rush to dissolve the bar?” David A. Carrillo, Stephen M. Duvernay, and Brandon V. Stracener, Daily Journal April 13, 2016

“‘Six Californias’—here we go again” David A. Carrillo, Jack Citrin, and Ethan Rarick, Daily Journal July 21, 2014

“Six problems with ‘Six Californias'” David A. Carrillo and Stephen M. Duvernay, Daily Journal March 11, 2014