Politics, the Law, and Academic Freedom
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A nationally known Constitutional scholar has been hired, then fired as
the founding dean of UC Irvine’s new law school. Liberal Professor
Irwin Chemerinsky won’t get the job and even some prominent
conservatives call it a violation of academic freedom. We’ll hear from
him and others tonight. On Reporter’s Notebook, a go-ahead for
California’s fight against global warming.
UC Irvine Hires and Unhires Erwin Chemerinsky for the Post of Dean ()
UC Irvine is about to open California’s first public law school in forty years, and constitutional scholar Irwin Chemerinsky was picked as the founding Dean. A former professor at USC who’s now at Duke, Legal Affairs magazine calls Chemerinsky one of America’s “top twenty legal thinkers.” He signed a contract a few weeks ago, but on Tusday UC Irvine’s Chancellor Michael Drake rescinded the offer.
- Erwin Chemerinsky: Professor of Law at Duke Law School, @UCILaw
- Mike Schroeder: Attorney and former chair of the California state Republican Party
- John Eastman: Dean of the Chapman University Law School, @nomupdate
Federal Court Upholds California’s Clean Car Standards ()
A court decision in Vermont has both Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown declaring victory over the Bush Administration. A federal judge ruled yesterday that, to curtail global warming, Vermont can impose tougher standards on auto emissions than the federal government does. California wants to do that too, and it has a similar suit pending in Fresno.
- Fran Pavley: Former California State Assemblywoman
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