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Chemerinsky’s long, strange trip to UC Irvine

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Noted constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky was lured away from the University of Duke Law School to become the inaugural Dean of the newly minted University of California at Irvine School of Law. That is until UC Irvine Chancellor rescinded the offer, citing criticism from conservatives. Apparently there is at least one person who was unaware of Chemerinsky’s liberal views.

Seen as a spineless capitulation to political pressure, the firing was roundly denounced, see here, here, here, here, here, and here.

The Chancellor then apparently had a change of heart and renewed the offer, which Chemerinsky then accepted, again. Above the Law: Breaking: Erwin Chemerinsky to UC Irvine After All!. Proving that you can do the right thing and still manage to look bad.

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