UC Berkeley faculty members clash on free speech, controversial speakers

john a. powell and Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Daily Californian, Sept. 8, 2017

“I don’t think (free speech) is a defining issue in the country. I think the defining issue in the country is white supremacy,” powell said during the panel. “We are fighting a civil war, and the South is winning.”

“The only way to make sure we’re protecting our speech for tomorrow is to protect the speech we don’t like today,” Chemerinsky said during the panel.