Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Oct. 3, 2017
To be sure, there are high profile incidents of campuses acting inappropriately, but they garner attention because they are atypical. Free speech is a constant presence on campuses across the country, as the Berkeley experience of the last couple of weeks so clearly demonstrated.
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for ABA Journal, Oct. 2, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court begins its October 2017 term with an unusual number of potential blockbuster cases on its docket. The court will have five days of oral arguments covering nine cases during the month. Some of the likely most important cases concern arbitration, immigration, and partisan gerrymandering.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by Law.com, Oct. 2, 2017
“I heard from the Jewish Law Students Association that Alan Dershowitz wanted to speak on campus,” Chemerinsky said. “I immediately called him and then sent him an email inviting him. I have known Alan for a long time and think very highly of him. He always is welcome to speak at U.C. Berkeley Law School.”
Kim Thuy Seelinger quoted by The Daily Californian, Oct. 1, 2017
“This is clearly not just about sexual assault at fraternity parties or inappropriate advances by professors,” Seelinger said in an email. “We also need to look at all areas of staffing, including those working in support services.”
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Daily Californian, Oct. 1, 2017
“I think what the Trump administration is doing is unconstitutional,” Chemerinsky said. “The repeal of DACA did not follow proper procedure. The beneficiaries of DACA have a right to due process.”
Erwin Chemerinsky book cited by The Gainesville Sun, Sept. 29, 2017
UF, as a public institution, has no choice but to allow Spencer to appear. Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard Gillman make this clear in their book entitled “Free Speech on Campus.” Chemerinksy …. and Gillman … explain Supreme Court decisions by which universities must ban serious and immediate threats of violence, continual harassment and speech that interferes with classes. But they may not prohibit speech because it is hateful.
Ann Ravel interviewed by MSNBC, Velshi & Ruhle, Sept. 29, 2017
“I would like to see it be a joint responsibility with the FEC and an agency that is capable of doing the investigations. We cannot just rely on Facebook or any other platform to be responsible for doing that.”
Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 28, 2017
The Supreme Court has the opportunity to dramatically improve the political process in the United States by ending partisan gerrymandering. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court, just back from its summer recess, will hear arguments in Gill v. Whitford and consider whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution.
Pamela Samuelson quoted by VentureBeat, Sept. 28, 2017
Pamela Samuelson says the FTC has “statutory authority to regulate unfair and deceptive practices [and] can act on that authority by initiating claims against those who fail to maintain adequate security.” She notes that the FTC has usedthese powers before, nudging firms to have privacy and security policies.
Christopher Hoofnagle interviewed by NPR, Sept. 28, 2017
“You might sign up because it’s free and it sounds like a good idea to protect yourself against identity theft. But if you read the fine print, you’ll see that it gives these companies the ability to sell your personal information to anyone they want.”