"It is the duty of the president to appoint, the duty of the Senate to consider," said Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law. "It is their constitutional duty."
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Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of UC Irvine School of Law, told the Register that a lot is at stake in the trial, which is expected to continue through February.
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