Campus abides by First Amendment, protects free speech

Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Daily Californian, Sept. 22, 2017

The only way that my speech will be protected tomorrow is to safeguard the speech of others today, even if I detest what they are saying. After all, we don’t need freedom of speech for the messages we like; we would let them occur any way. Freedom of speech is all about protecting the expression we hate.

Feinstein had to ask Trump’s judicial nominee about religion. Stop attacking her for it.

Erwin Chemerinsky writes for The Sacramento Bee, Sept. 19, 2017

It was Barrett, not Feinstein, who made her Catholic faith an issue by writing about how Catholic judges should behave on the bench. Feinstein simply was asking Barrett whether her law review article reflected how she will behave as a judge. At no time, did Feinstein “attack” Barrett for her religious faith or suggest she should be denied confirmation because she is a Catholic.

DACA recipients sue Trump administration in SF court

Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by SF Gate, Sept. 18, 2017

The San Francisco lawsuit, drafted by legal scholars including Laurence Tribe of Harvard and UC Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky — and attorney Luis Cortes Romero, himself a DACA recipient — represents six plaintiffs who might be singled out as evidence of the program’s success. … Each of the plaintiffs “has committed to helping others,” the suit said.

American Bar Foundation names Berkeley professor Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law

Angela Onwuachi-Willig cited by, Sept, 18, 2017

The American Bar Foundation has appointed Angela Onwuachi-Willig, the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, as the 2017-18 William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law. Onwuachi-Willig is a renowned scholar of law and inequality whose teaching centers on Employment Discrimination, Evidence, Family Law, Critical Race Theory, and Torts.