Bruce Boyden, associate professor of law, discussed how Google’s human-like speaking bot could break California law. “This is new tech and everybody is saying ‘whoa, this is crazy,’" he said. “I don’t think we have a good sense for how to properly react to this.”
David Strifling, director, water law and policy initiative, and adjunct professor of law, discussed environmental groups’ continued battle over wetland ruling. He said state statute is clear on the matter, and any party who does not like an administrative law judge’s decision has the right to ask for review.
“I think for some unions it will be existential, in the sense that they haven’t prepared for it and don’t have the solidarity to survive it,” said Paul Secunda, a labor law professor at Marquette University Law School. “The unions that are run well and have dedicated members will come out okay, and those that are just relying upon the mandatory fees will not.”