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Professor Kmiec Headlines the News

Professor Doug Kmiec, the Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law, has permeated the news recently with op-eds in two of the country's leading newspapers, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal, and featured comments in an audio podcast about Supreme Court jurisprudence.

Professor Kmiec's piece in the Times, titled "In Defense of Chemerinsky," analyses the controversial news that University of California at Irvine had withdrawn the offer of dean of the new law school from Duke law professor Erwin Chemerinsky, "apparently because of Erwin's political beliefs and work." The op-ed is currently available on the Los Angeles Times. Click here to read. The op-ed has been reprinted, discussed and quoted from in numerous news sources, including NPR Newsblog and Findlaw.com.

Professor Kmiec's Wall Street Journal op-ed, titled "The Attorney General's Job," discusses the position of Attorney General of the United States, generally, and the nomination of Michael B. Mukasey for that job, specifically. The piece also addresses how democrats and republicans have responded to the nomination. The article is available online to Wall Street Journal subscribers only, by clicking here. To receive a copy of the article, please contact

In addition to his op-ed articles, Professor Kmiec appeared as a featured commentator in a special podcast produced by Mars Hill Audio titled "Dialogues on Justice and Judges: Jurisprudence and The Roberts Court," which includes interviews with four legal experts who give an initial assessment of the tenure of Chief Justice John Roberts, looking specifically at the Court's exercise of restraint. Listen to the free podcast.