Dean Johnson Comments on California Supreme Court for La Opinion
Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for La Opinion, the largest-circulation Spanish-language newspaper in the United States, on the ways in which the California Supreme Court impacts life in the state for an article examining how the outcome of the California governor's race may affect the composition of the Court.
Dean Johnson mentioned the wide-ranging impact of the Court on civil and criminal law, law enforcement, and public life in California, and cited the California D.R.E.A.M. Act, which would allow undocumented immigrants to receive financial aid from public universities and colleges, as an example of the sort of issue the Court may be asked to decide in coming years. Dean Johnson also noted that the Court gives final review on death penalty cases and often rules on consumer protection, employment discrimination, and other issues that directly affect the lives of people in California.
Kevin R. Johnson is Dean and Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Chicana/o studies at UC Davis School of Law. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.
La Opinion article