Episode 25 - Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Constitutional Law Professor: COVID, The Courts and the Constitution
Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean Of Berkeley Law and Constitutional Scholar, discusses our first amendment rights, civil liberties, and states' rights versus federal rights during quarantine and the pandemic.
Even though the first amendment begins with "Congress shall make no law," doesn't mean that the rights listed are 'absolute'. In this episode of "Politics, Meet Me in the Middle," Berkeley Law Professor Erwin Chemerinsky says that the courts have stated that certain types of speech are not protected by the Constitution. The courts have also ruled that the right to assembly may be curtailed during emergencies, but the right to protest may not. Your constitutional rights during a national emergency and quarantine on this episode of POLITICS, MEET ME IN THE MIDDLE.