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News Posted on May 8, 2015

Professor Reynoso Cited in Washington Post Report on Obama Trade Policy

A letter by a group of senior legal experts including Professor Cruz Reynoso is cited in a Washington Post report on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. 

In the letter, Professor Reynoso and others including Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe, Yale Law Professor Judith Resnick, and former federal judge Lee Sarokin argue that ISDS "provides a separate legal system available only to certain investors who are authorized to exit the American legal system" and "risks undermining democratic norms because laws and regulations enacted by democratically-elected officials are put at risk in a process insulated from democratic input."

A member of the UC Davis School of Law faculty since 2001, Professor Reynoso is an internationally known civil rights leader, the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.  He has been awarded the UC Davis Medal, the university's highest honor, and the Law School has established the Cruz & Jeannene Reynoso Scholarship for Legal Access to help students with financial needs.

Washington Post