Judge in Stanford rape case faces recall over sentencing

Associated Press quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how the recalling of the judge who decided the Brock Turner sexual assault case may threaten judicial independence. And it remains to be seen whether Persky’s academic argument that the recall threatens judicial independence will resonate as deeply as the message against Persky.…

Gavin Newsom Continues To Pile Up Campaign Cash In California Governor’s Race

Capital Public Radio quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe about the impact of fundraising on California’s gubernatorial race. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor of public policy at USC, said money alone won’t win the race for Newsom, who has consistently been ahead both in the polls and in fundraising. “Ask Meg Whitman, who spent something like $118…

Poll Shows Sanctuary Law Divides California Voters

Courthouse News Service quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how reliably Republican congressional districts in California have shifted. “Orange County is not the Orange County it used to be, with the change in demographics and the conservative advantage has slipped,” Jeffe said in a phone interview. “But don’t underestimate the forces…

Trump Makes California Grate Again

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the continued tension between President Donald Trump and the majority of California voters. All in all, besides lousy traffic, Trump’s visit meant little to most Californians. And the optics of the military and the “wall” didn’t…

A combative Trump has busy day in California

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why President Donald Trump was comfortable speaking in front of prototypes for his proposed border wall. “I haven’t seen (Trump) as comfortable as he was at the wall, discussing why this one was good and that one was bad,” Sherry Bebitch Jeffe,…

Jerry Brown—the Man Who Wasn’t There

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe about Gov. Jerry Brown’s conspicuous absence from the California Democratic party convention. If the San Diego convention is any indication, both Governor Brown and the California Democratic Party have moved on.  The Governor is focused on battling…

California Attorney General Foes Spar in AP Interviews

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the fundraising advantage current California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has over his opponent. University of Southern California political analyst Sherry Bebitch Jeffe said Jones has an uphill battle given what likely will be Becerra’s growing lead…

California Democrats snub Dianne Feinstein

The Economist quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Dornsife College on how Senator Dianne Feinstein was unable to secure the endorsement from the California Democratic Party. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, says the race highlights stark divisions within the Democrats’…