Erwin Chemerinsky

Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law


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Presidents have no extra-constitutional powers during real emergencies, much less fictitious ones.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

How Americans can move their country closer to majority rule Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Kavanaugh, or his replacement, will be the fifth Republican justice sitting illegitimately.  Read more

Law and Justice


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The legacy of the great liberal appellate judge, who died Thursday at 87 Read more

Law and Justice


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The appellate court informs the president that he can’t end-run the Constitution. Read more

Law and Justice


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An originalist like Antonin Scalia, Neil Gorsuch is guided by 1787 thought processes, which made no provision for a right to privacy, or reproductive choice, or same-sex marriage. Read more

Law and Justice


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Two of the three favorites for a Supreme Court appointment are merely very conservative. The third is way very conservative.  Read more

Law and Justice

Trump’s nominee to succeed Scalia will restore a right-wing majority. One additional Trump appointee could undo rights established 50 years ago and more. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Even after the Supreme Court failed to overturn an anti-immigrant ruling, the president still has options. Read more

Civil Rights in America

History teaches us to be vigilant of our civil liberties in the wake of national traumas. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

A flood of special-interest money has corrupted our courts. How can we fight back? Read more

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