UC Davis Law School
FROM Lisa Ikemoto
Disputing Frozen Embryos Yesterday, a San Francisco Superior Court judge ordered five frozen embryos “thawed and discarded.” Dr. Mimi Lee and her ex-husband, Stephen Findley, froze the embryos five years ago when she was diagnosed with cancer. Lee says the cancer treatment has left her infertile and and she now wants to use the embryos to have a child. But the couple signed an agreement that states the embryos would be destroyed if they divorced.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.