Remembering Judge Stephen Reinhardt, the Ninth Circuit’s ‘liberal lion,’ and my friend

Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, March 30, 2018

He was a judge whose opinions consistently protected civil rights and civil liberties; he usually favored the individual over the government and the government over business. More subtly and more importantly, it was a judicial philosophy based on the view that the Constitution embodies a profound respect for human dignity and that its meaning evolves through interpretation.