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Orange law professor Ronald D. Rotunda, a Harvard Law School graduate, has been appointed to the state's Fair Political Practices Commission.

Rotunda's appointment to the politcs and money watchdog agency was announced today by state Controller John Chiang and the FPPC.

Rotunda replaces former Commissioner Ray Remy, who was appointed by former Controller Steve Westly. Rotunda serves on the commission until Jan. 31, 2013.

"The FPPC is fortunate to have such a distinguished legal scholar join the Commission," FPPC chairman Ross Johnson said in a statement.

For more on Rotunda's background, click here. 

Rotunda teaches legal ethics and constitutional law at Chapman University in Orange, where he is the Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence.

Note to political wrong-doers: Years ago, before his time in the faculties of several distinguished law schools, including the University of Illinois, Rotunda served as assistant majority counsel for the Watergate Committee.

Yes, that Watergate.


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