The US Supreme Court building

Originalism and the Supreme Court, with Erwin Chemerinsky

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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 final installment concentrates on constitutional interpretation and the role originalism plays or doesn't play in the Court's decisions.

Erwin Chemerinsky

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.

Hammer Forum is an ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking discussions addressing current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is an ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking discussions addressing current social and political issues.

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