“What about the legal bribery that exists in higher education? Do you think, seriously, does anyone think someone who writes a $100-million check to a university doesn’t have a cellphone of someone who’s influential?”
Gov. Gavin Newsom, during a national media tour to defend his decision to ban California death row executions, decried “legal bribery” in the college admissions process, including favors given to big donors. Newsom comments come amid the college admissions scandal that touched UCLA and USC.