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.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The New York Times, Sept. 22, 2017
“The difficulty is that there’s not any consensus among students or faculty about what to do,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the Berkeley law school who is one of the nation’s leading First Amendment experts.
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.
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.
Erwin Chemerinsky quoted by The Daily Californian, Sept. 18, 2017
Now Chemerinsky, the most influential name in legal education, is actively applying his expertise to a willing Berkeley Law, inspiring a new era for the law school, its faculty and students.
Angela Onwuachi-Willig cited by LegalNews.com, 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.
David Schraub writes for Haaretz, Sept. 16, 2017
To pretend that Ben Shapiro, Ann Coulter, Milo Yiannopoulos and Steve Bannon represent the ideas wing of the modern conservative movement is a patronizing indulgence that’s hard to imagine anyone actually takes seriously.
Paul Schwartz quoted by Los Angeles Times, Sept.15, 2017
“All sorts of companies — Google, Facebook — are already in the data-collection business,” said Paul Schwartz. “Now we’re seeing older companies — cable companies, cellular companies — placing a greater emphasis on it.”
Jesse Choper interviewed by Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 15, 2017
Jesse Choper … said universities are allowed “reasonable” restrictions on the “time, place and manner” of speech. What’s reasonable? That depends on the judge, he said. “You can find a federal district judge, or a state judge, for that matter, who will do most anything,” he said.
Sonia Katyal writes for Slate, Sept. 14, 2017
The study was deeply flawed and dystopian, largely due to its choices of whom to study and how to categorize them. In addition to only studying people who were white, it categorized just two choices of sexual identity—gay or straight—assuming a correlation between people’s sexual identity and their sexual activity.