Pepperdine University Law School Dean
Kenneth W. Starr is leaving the California-based university and
returning to Texas, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Starr is the former U.S. Solicitor
General who investigated President Bill Clinton during the Whitewater
and Monica Lewinsky battles.
He has been credited with winning last
year's California Supreme Court ruling upholding Proposition 8, the
2008 voter-approved gay marriage ban that trumped the high court's
legalization of gay marriage in the state.
In January, ProtectMarriage.com, the
primary sponsor of Proposition 8, returned to court to defend the
measure. The three-week trial ended badly for supporters of the ban.
Most analysts believe gay marriage proponents handily won. But any
decision is likely to be appealed.
Starr will return to his home state of
Texas to take over the helm of the Baylor University, becoming he
14th president of the university.