Erwin Chemerinsky

Delta tried to find a middle ground on gun control — only to discover there wasn’t one

Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Los Angeles Times, Feb. 26, 2018

“Of course, the government official has the right to free speech,” … Erwin Chemerinsky wrote in an email. “But punishing a company (or person) because of its political actions raises very serious First Amendment issues. It is hard to evaluate at this stage, but for the state to penalize Delta for its political stance would be very problematic under the First Amendment.”

Bringas-Rodriguez v. Sessions

Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Daily Journal (registration required), Feb. 21, 2018

“The statute allows for asylum for those who were persecuted based on sexual orientation and I think this makes sure that asylum is available to those individuals.”

The three gun control myths that are killing American kids

Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 20, 2018

Requiring all purchasers to undergo a background check is of only limited value unless we are confident that the system effectively screens the vast number of prohibited purchasers from obtaining firearms. … Yet, even these minimal steps to gun control seem out of reach. In part, this is because of myths surrounding the gun control debate.

Berkeley Law dean speaks up for free speech at UC Merced

Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Sierra Sun Times, Feb. 16, 2018

“All ideas and views can be expressed on college campuses,” Chemerinsky said. “The First Amendment applies to government. The government can never suppress, create liability or punish people based on their views or ideas. As we talk about free speech on this or any public university, we need to be mindful of the law.”

UC Berkeley Consumer Law Center created with gift from Elizabeth Cabraser

Erwin Chemerinsky and Ted Mermin quoted by The Recorder (registration required), Feb. 14, 2018

“I believe that we can create a pre-eminent university-based center on consumer law and that it will make a huge difference in people’s lives,” said law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. … “I am deeply grateful to Elizabeth Cabraser for making this possible.”

“While modern consumer law has been around for more than a century, there’s never been an academic hub at a leading school with the mission of figuring out what it encompasses and what it can accomplish,” Mermin said. “That’s a real void we’re eager to fill.”