In the Press
Friday, January 18, 2019YLS Clinic Seeks Files for Pentagon Papers Case Yale Daily News
Thursday, January 17, 2019The Kind of Judge We Need—A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL NYTimes.com
Tuesday, January 15, 2019Trump’s America rethinks engagement with China Financial Times
Tuesday, January 15, 2019What do Trump’s border threats tell us about the limits of emergency powers NBC / THINK
Friday, December 14, 2018
SFALP Members Publish Essay on The Reach of Local Power in the Yale Law Journal Forum
Two SFALP members have teamed up to defend localities’ power to bring broad-based consumer protection suits. In an essay published by the Yale Law Journal Forum, James Horner ’19 and former SFALP Fellow Christine Kwon ’17 explain why efforts to curtail city-led affirmative litigation are misguided. Their analysis of California’s Unfair Competition Law shows that its text, its legislative history, case law, and public policy considerations all support continuing to allow municipalities to enforce the statute statewide. The pair also wades into debates surrounding the bounds of modern federalism, arguing that it is inappropriate for courts to apply national constitutional norms to state-versus-local conflicts. The full essay is available on the Yale Law Journal website.
The San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (SFALP) is a partnership between Yale Law School and the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. SFALP students work with San Francisco Deputy City Attorneys to conceive, develop, and litigate some of the most innovative public-interest lawsuits in the country—lawsuits that tackle problems with local dimensions but national effects.