Faculty Notes

Prof. Eric M. Freedman’s LA Times Op-Ed Cited in 2 Stories on Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Eric M. Freedman, Siggi B. Wilzig Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Rights

Does Scope of Robert Mueller’s Investigation Into Russian Influence Include Obstruction of Justice?
By Debra Cassens Weiss
ABA Journal
May 18, 2017


Limits on a special counsel trouble the authors of a Los Angeles Times op-ed, Hofstra University law professor Eric Freedman and Erwin Chemerinsky, who is leaving his post as law dean at the University of California at Irvine to become dean at Berkeley Law.

They contend Congress should renew the independent counsel statute to allow for the appointment of a special prosecutor who cannot be fired. “Without the protection of the independent counsel law,” they write, “Trump can order Rosenstein to fire Mueller, and fire Rosenstein if he refuses.”

Read the full article on the ABA Journal website.

Mueller Lauded, but Critics Worry He’ll Be Hamstrung, Say Only an Independent Probe Will Find Truth
By Meteor Blades
Daily Kos
May 18, 2017


Erwin Chemerinsky, dean and professor at University of California Irvine School of Law, and Eric M. Freedman, a professor of law at Hofstra Law School explained in an Op-Ed why a special counsel just isn’t good enough.

Read the full article on the Daily Kos website.