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In NPR interview, Oberlin College President repeats false claim it was “held liable for the speech of its students”

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Posted by    Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:00pm 6/22/2019 at 8:00pm
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Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar has staked out an aggressive posture in reaction to the massive $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts awarded Gibson’s Bakery and its owners against Oberlin College and its Dean of Students, Meredith Raimondo.

Those verdicts likely will be reduced

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David Gibson on Oberlin College verdict: Kept fighting so his father didn’t “die being labeled as a racist”

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Posted by    Friday, June 21, 2019 at 5:10pm 6/21/2019 at 5:10pm

The massive compensatory and punitive damage verdicts against Oberlin College and in favor of Gibson’s Bakery and it’s owners 91-year-old Allyn W. Gibson and his son David Gibson, have captured substantial attention.

Almost none of that attention has been favorable to Oberlin College, with withering Op-Eds eviscerating Oberlin College and its social...

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SCOTUS: 1925 Bladensburg ‘Peace Cross’ can stay on public land

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Posted by    Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:45am 6/20/2019 at 10:45am
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The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has ruled that the 1925 ‘Peace Cross’ Memorial erected to remember World War I dead can stay on public land. The Opinion is here.

Here is an explainer about the case from The Federalist Society:

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Oberlin College issues FAQs on Gibson’s Bakery Verdict: “Did the College defame or libel the Gibsons? No”

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 5:53pm 6/19/2019 at 5:53pm

Oberlin College has taken a public relations beating in the wake of the massive verdicts against it and its Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo in the Gibson’s Bakery case. The verdicts totaled $44 million, but those will...

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Irony: Ultra-liberal Oberlin College will save millions on Gibson’s Bakery verdicts under Republican Tort Reform

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00am 6/18/2019 at 11:00am

The massive compensatory and punitive damage jury verdicts in favor of Gibson’s Bakery and its owners Allyn W. Gibson and David Gibson, against Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo, continue to reverberate. This case is a big shock to the higher educational system and already is giving rise to...

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Student journalist: Shoplifting at Gibson’s Bakery was part of Oberlin College’s “Culture of Theft”

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Posted by    Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 9:40pm 6/16/2019 at 9:40pm
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We have covered Oberlin College at least since 2013, when we wrote extensively about The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013.

Classes were cancelled in favor of campus-wide forums to address white supremacy and systemic r...

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VIDEO: Cartoonist A.F. Branco teaches How to Draw Obama and Hillary

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Posted by    Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 7:35pm
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You too can draw cartoons like Tony Branco!

Okay, maybe not, but Tony kindly has posted videos showing “how to” draw Obama and Hillary.

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College coverage — One of our finest hours

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Posted by    Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 8:30pm 6/15/2019 at 8:30pm

The Gibson’s Bakery massive verdict against Oberlin College has sparked incredible reader excitement, and brought many new readers to Legal Insurrection.

I’ve spent the last week trying to absorb what is happening. The reactions to the compensatory and punitive damage verdicts remind me of only a few times in Legal Insurrection’s almost...

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Oberlin College warfare on Gibson’s Bakery shows “this can happen to anybody, it’s not just a campus phenomenon”

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Posted by    Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:50pm 6/14/2019 at 9:50pm
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I appeared tonight on Tucker Carlson Tonight to talk about the massive jury verdict against Oberlin College in the Gibson’s Bakery lawsuit.

I had talked about the case previously on Tucker’s show, on May 13, 2019, after the trial had started, but long before the verdict.

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Oberlin College vows to fight Gibson’s Bakery Verdict: “This is not the final outcome”

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Posted by    Friday, June 14, 2019 at 10:13am 6/14/2019 at 10:13am
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After a jury awarded Gibson’s Bakery and its owners $11 million in compensatory damages, and $33 million in punitive damages (which likely will be reduced to $22 million under a state law capping damages at 2X compensatory damages), the college and its administrators are unapologetic and vowing to fight.

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Oberlin College hit with maximum PUNITIVE DAMAGES (capped at $22 million by law) in Gibson’s Bakery case

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Posted by    Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:23pm 6/13/2019 at 3:23pm

The jury just rendered its verdict on punitive damages in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case.

Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Punitive Damages VERDICT WATCH

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Posted by    Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 8:30am 6/13/2019 at 8:30am

Oberlin College hit with maximum PUNITIVE DAMAGES (capped at $22 million by law) in Gibson’s Bakery case

Update 11:40 a.m. – Closing statements and jury instructions over. Jury starts deliberations.

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College: “The jury held accountable an unhinged progressive activist college …

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 7:00am 6/12/2019 at 7:00am
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I have a column in The Wall Street Journal regarding a case you *might* have heard of, Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College.

Here’s an excerpt from Oberlin Pays for Smearing the Town Grocer:

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Elizabeth Warren polling at 10% … in Massachusetts

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:30pm 6/11/2019 at 6:30pm
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There’s not question that Elizabeth Warren has generated buzz with her serial proposals to transform the country.

Whether her plans, which impose a government control of the economy that makes Obama seem like a free-market zealot, will sell in a general election is something even the NY Times is questioning:

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College Punitive Damages Hearing – Judge Denies Attempt to use College Blast Email Criticizing Jury

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 1:30pm 6/11/2019 at 1:30pm
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Update

[3:20 p.m.] The Court has rejected plaintiffs’ request to use the mass email sent by Oberlin College’s Vice President and General Counsel, Donica Thomas Varner, to the Oberlin community criticizing the jury. The plaintiffs subpoenaed her to testify, and the defense filed a motion to quash the subpoena.

The Judge ruled: “this...

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Democrats won’t name names on list of judges they’ll nominate if Trump loses

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Posted by    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 9:15pm 6/10/2019 at 9:15pm
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During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump famously put out a list of judges he would consider for the Supreme Court if he were elected.

The list served both to assure conservatives and also to motivate Republican voters. It’s widely agreed that the Supreme Court specifically, and the federal judiciary more generally, were...

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – On eve of punitive damages hearing, college plays victim

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Posted by    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:30pm 6/10/2019 at 7:30pm
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As you know, last Friday the jury rendered a verdict of $11.2 million against Oberlin College and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo for compensatory damages. Allyn W. Gibson was awarded $3 million, David Gibson $5.8 million, Gibson Bros. $2,274,500.

Legal Insurrection readers heard it here first. Our Verdict post has been shared...

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