As engaged citizens it is important for us all to understand the role the Supreme Court plays in our lives and its decisions impact us all. Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the nation’s foremost Constitutional scholars, covers these issues in a series of three Hammer Forums.
This second night focuses on the current term: what the cases are, what the court seems to be emphasizing, and what the ramifications of these decisions could be.
Erwin Chemerinsky is the dean of UC Berkeley Law School. His latest book, Worse Than Nothing: The Dangerous Fallacy of Originalism, deals with the conservative judiciary on the Supreme Court. He is also the author of numerous books including Free Speech on Campus, We the People: A Progressive Reading of the Constitution for the 21st Century, and Presumed Guilty: How the Supreme Court Empowered the Police and Subverted Civil Rights.