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It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of Prof. Ronald Rotunda, the Doy & Dee Henley Chair and distinguished professor of jurisprudence at the Fowler School of Law at Chapman University and a long-time policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.
Ron, who passed away last night, was one of the most distinguished legal scholars in the United States, as you can see by a quick review of his bio here.
On September 14, 2016, Ron testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology in defense of global warming skeptics who were being attacked by NY State AG Eric T. Schneiderman and 16 other attorneys general (15 Democrats and one socialist). His testimony, titled “Affirming Congress’ Constitutional Oversight Responsibilities: Subpoena Authority and Recourse for Failure to Comply with Lawfully Issued Subpoenas,” can be found here.
A distinguished and influential voice in debates on a wide range of topics, Ron will be sorely missed.