Dennis Coday | Jul. 2, 2009 NCR Today print email Douglas Kmiec, Pepperdine University law professor who has contributed think pieces to NCR, has been named ambassador to Malta.More when it comes in. Printemail NCR Comment code: Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger. Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language. Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea may be deleted. We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate. For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page. For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page. View the discussion thread.