Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Hill, Nov. 6, 2017
Law professors are accusing President Trump of acting like a dictator by blocking critics from his Twitter account. … The group, which includes Erwin Chemerinsky … said “such practices are a familiar playbook for authoritarian regimes.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Huffington Post, Nov. 4, 2017
Erwin Chemerinsky … has said that “any administrator in a public university who tried to follow Professor Marcus’s approach would certainly be successfully sued for violating the First Amendment.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by MassLive.com, Nov. 3, 2017
Newdow’s defeat in the Pledge of Allegiance case could signal a difficult road ahead for Bilbo’s lawsuit, suggested … Erwin Chemerinsky. … “Courts generally have not been receptive to this in the context of the Pledge of Allegiance,” Chemerinsky wrote in an email.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 1, 2017
Based on that ruling, Chemerinsky said Tuesday, “it’s just a matter of time until challenges to methods of execution play themselves out.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for ABA Journal, Oct. 31, 2017
The Supreme Court increasingly has embraced interpreting statutes based entirely on “plain meaning” of the words and eschewing consideration of legislative history. … The problem with this approach is that the cases that come to the Supreme Court involving statutory construction rarely involve laws where the language has a clear, plain meaning. Instead, the court engages in a fiction: It quotes the ambiguous language, declares that there is a “plain meaning,” and then comes to its desired conclusion.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 31, 2017
Congress can amend or add to federal anti-discrimination law by explicitly authorizing suits against alleged harassers. Also, Congress should prohibit confidentiality agreements in settlement of sexual harassment claims.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for Los Angeles Times, Oct. 30, 2017
The Supreme Court now has an opportunity to ensure that everyone who faces the death penalty, no matter where they are in the U.S., will have the chance to uncover the information that might make a difference to a jury. No one should be put to death just because he or she is too poor to conduct an investigation.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Washington Post, Oct. 29, 2017
“I wish there were a way I could opt out of my taxes going to things I don’t like, but I can’t, because the tax system would collapse if I did,” said Chemerinsky. … “I regard student fees for student groups the same way,” he said. “If students could opt out of paying the student activity fees, the campuses will lose that multiplicity of student groups and diverse views.”
Erwin Chemerinsky interviewed by Truthdig, Oct. 27, 2017
“It’s based on a faith that we’re all going to be better off when there’s more ideas expressed, than having the government pick and choose which ideas are acceptable and which are unacceptable. Maybe that faith is misplaced, but the alternative, to me, is much more frightening.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 26, 2017
“We need to research, educate, listen to and understand each other,” Chemerinsky said in a statement. “It is hard to imagine social progress that wasn’t dependent on freedom of speech.”