Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Mercury News, May 1, 2018
“Unless Jerry Brown steps in or one of these candidates for governor steps in, I think there’s going to be executions in California,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of UC Berkeley Law School. “It seems like it’s a matter of time.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 30, 2018
Allowing the American people to actually see the justices at work would have many positive effects. In addition to the democratic advantages of governmental transparency, there are many educational, historical, and civic benefits to visible Supreme Court proceedings.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by KTVU.com, April 26, 2018
The ultimate decision he said, “comes down to what the majority of the Supreme Court will hold and I think that will be a very close question.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Daily Post, April 26, 2018
Chemerinsky said Lemley and the recall campaign are cherry picking six cases out of Persky’s 15-year career as a judge. During that time he has handled more than 2,000 cases. Chemerinsky also said by recalling Persky judges will constantly be looking over their shoulder and handing down harsher sentences, which will likely affect Latinos and African American defendants more than white defendants.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Fox News, April 24, 2018
“It really depends on whether the Republicans keep the Senate in November,” Chemerinsky told Fox News. “If they do, I think ultimately Trump will get his picks through unless they are unqualified or very objectionable. But if the Democrats take the Senate in November, I think it will be very difficult for him to get anyone confirmed.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 23, 2018
Trump cannot directly fire Mueller. But he can order Sessions to fire Rosenstein and replace Sessions if he refuses to do so. In this way, Trump can put someone in Rosenstein’s position to fire Mueller.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 15, 2018
Trump had the constitutional power to pardon Libby. A president may pardon anyone accused or convicted of a federal crime. But there is a perverse irony in Trump blasting James Comey as a “leaker” and then on same day pardoning someone who engaged in exactly that behavior and then lied about it.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Los Angeles Times, April 12, 2018
Chemerinsky urged the jury to focus only on the “relevant” facts. He argued that “vigilantes” can’t take it on themselves to uphold the law as they see fit, even if they’re the prince of Denmark.
Erwin Chemerinsky interview cited by Legal Reader, April 12, 2018
Chemerinsky opined that Cohen’s possible payment of “hush money” may be more pertinent to his role in Trump’s presidential campaign than his client-attorney relationship with the president.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, April 9, 2018
If Dr. King were alive today at age 89, he would remind us of the racial progress over his lifetime, but also of how far there still is to go. He would quote the words of the old spiritual and tell us that we will overcome. Someday.