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News Posted on June 10, 2016

Professor Reynoso Publishes Op-ed on Trump in Washington Post

Professor Cruz Reynoso published an op-ed in the Washington Post regarding Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's statements on U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom he has accused of bias on the basis of the judge's Mexican American heritage. 

"Attacks on judges like Trump's against Curiel - without foundation and based on ethnicity - threaten our entire system," writes Reynoso. "Trump's view that there is an inherent conflict when the judge is of one ethnic background and the litigant of another destroys the essence of our judicial system."

A member of the UC Davis School of Law faculty since 2001, Professor Reynoso is an internationally known civil rights leader, the first Latino to sit on the California Supreme Court, and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.  He has been awarded the UC Davis Medal, the university's highest honor, and the Law School has established the Cruz & Jeannene Reynoso Scholarship for Legal Access to help students with financial needs.