Erwin Chemerinsky – Legal Scholar & Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law

Apr 18, 2023

New Thinking No Holding Back podcast

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Susan Estrich

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Erwin Chemerinsky is a prominent American legal scholar and constitutional law expert, widely regarded as one of the most influential legal scholars in the United States. He is currently the Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Law. Chemerinsky has authored numerous books and articles on constitutional law and has argued several high-profile cases before the US Supreme Court. He frequently comments on legal issues in the media and has been recognized for advocating civil rights and civil liberties.

Together they explore the distinction between Antisemitism and Anti-Israel rhetoric, first amendment challenges at universities in the US, the effects of California Proposition 209, and the effects of eliminating affirmative action. Further, the duo delves into cases facing the Supreme Court, discussing the tension between liberty and equality, the potential of student loan forgiveness, and the judicial challenges to the action and further challenges to Section 230.

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