MORE ON THE CHEMERINSKY FIRING-REHIRING, from Matt Welch: “The climate for free speech will remain chilled, and the political atmosphere poisonous, for as long as we don’t know why the UC Irvine leader unhired Erwin Chemerinsky in the first place.”

Brendan Loy takes a different tack: “Cool. Now Chemerinsky needs to do something really outrageous, so he can get himself re-fired. C’mon Erwin, you know you want to be the Billy Martin of academia!”

And here’s more on the Larry Summers story, from the San Jose Mercury-News: UC Regents accused of squashing academic debate. And the Boston Globe sniffs: “Summers’s ho-hum replacement? Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief of staff, Susan Kennedy.”