Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Brian Leiter reports that
About a week ago, Erwin Chemerinsky, the well-known constitutional law scholar at Duke, signed a contract to be the inaugural Dean of the new law school at the University of California at Irvine. Yesterday, the Chancellor of the University of Cailfornia at Irvine flew to Durham and fired Chemerinsky, saying that he had not been aware of how Chemerinsky's political views would make him a target for criticism from conservatives.
Amir Efrati of the Wall Street Journal's Law Blog says he has spoken with Chemerinsky and confirmed -- see The O.C. -- Law School Edition.
Says everyone: who doesn't know that Chemerinsky leans a bit to the left of Orange County?