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Students Demand Denunciation and Investigation of Professors: 1966 China or 2017 U. Penn?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:45pm 8/28/2017 at 8:45pm

Increasingly, campus “social justice” activism is resembling the tactics of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, particularly the public shaming of those deemed ideologically incorrect, including professors.

In The new Cultural Revolution on Campuses in late April 2017, I reviewed recent examples, including Yale, Cornell, Middlebury and Claremont McKenna:

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Law Prof guilty of sexual harassment for test question involving Brazilian waxing

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 8:05pm 7/9/2017 at 8:05pm

Howard University law professor Reginald Robinson has been the subject of 504-day Title IX investigation based on two student complaints about a test question involving a Brazilian wax lawsuit. Robinson is now required to undergo mandatory sensitivity training, prior administrative review of future test questions, and classroom observation.

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Harvard Law Prof. Lawrence Lessig wants Electoral College to go rogue for Hillary

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:30am 11/26/2016 at 7:30am
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Lawrence Lessing, professor at Harvard Law School, wants the Electors in the Electoral College to go rogue and vote for Clinton regardless of the election results the led to the Electors ability to vote.

Conventional wisdom tells us that the electoral college requires that the person who lost the popular vote this...

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Radical law profs lose vote on ruining sex by imposing “affirmative consent” legal standard

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 12:30pm 5/21/2016 at 12:30pm
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We recently reported that some law professors of the American Law Institute wanted to expand the concept of sexual consent in a way which would make it easier to define people as criminals.

The proposals were outrageous and would have put people at risk of being legally guilty of rape even if...

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Meet the Law Professors Who Want to Ruin Sex

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 6:30pm 5/15/2016 at 6:30pm

Sexual consent laws on college campuses are already reaching absurd levels, but if the American Law Institute has its way and loosens the concepts of consent, it will easier to accuse participants of crimes.

Stuart Taylor Jr. writes at Real Clear Politics:

Legal Group Weighs Radical Expansion of Sex Crimes

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The Legal Case for Israel’s ‘Settlements’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:45pm 3/10/2016 at 5:45pm

Most people around the world firmly hold to the view that Israel’s residential housing communities built in Judea and Samaria/the West Bank are “illegal”.

For years, this fictitious claim has fed a wild campaign of incitement and ‘lawfare’ against Israel, based on the myth that Jews have no legal right to live...

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A moving tribute to Antonin Scalia from … Stephen Colbert

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 1:08pm 2/17/2016 at 1:08pm
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I don’t normally watch Stephen Colbert on the Late Show.

Somehow, it turned up on my TV last night. I’m not even sure I could replicate the error.

When I heard him turn to the topic of Antonin Scalia I thought, oh boy, here we go.

But I was so pleasantly surprised. Colbert told...

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U. Denver Law gets endowed Marijuana Professorship

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 18, 2015 at 5:52pm 5/18/2015 at 5:52pm
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Okay, now they’ve gone and done it.

Colorado Law Week reports:

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law will continue leading legal marijuana education with an investment from Denver-based law firm Vicent Sederberg.

The law school announced today that Vicent Sederberg made a $45,000 commitment to enable one faculty member to serve as...

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Rape law is a “trigger.” Should we stop teaching it?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 9:50am 12/28/2014 at 9:50am

Should teaching the law of sexual assault and rape be banned from law school classrooms because it could be a “triggering” event for some students?

Apparently, there is a movement to do just such a thing.

Earlier this month, Harvard Law professor Jeannie Suk wrote a wonderful article at...

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UCLA law students traumatized by exam question about Ferguson

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 12, 2014 at 5:57pm 12/12/2014 at 5:57pm
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You thought it was bad that law students at Columbia, Harvard, Georgetown and Berkeley demanded exam delays because of the failure of grand juries to indict in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner?

Sit down.

Harvey Silverglate, civil liberties lawyer and co-founder of the FIRE, tweets a link to a Volokh...

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Law School course: “historical trajectory of Trayvon Martin case”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:30pm 9/19/2014 at 4:30pm

A JD student at the University of Miami School of Law–and a long-time fan of “The Law of Self Defense”–contacted me recently to share a notice he’d received from the school. It seems for the Fall 2014 semester they will be offering a “short course” (good for one credit) with a...

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Update on discrimination suit by conservative law professor

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 8:30am 2/15/2014 at 8:30am

Almost a year ago I reported on how the case if Teresa Wagner, a Conservative Iowa law professor denied new trial in political discrimination case:

The l...

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What did I miss?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3:58pm 6/13/2013 at 3:58pm

I have been traveling since about 6 this morning.

What did I miss?

Do we have amnesty yet?  Has Snowden officially gone over to the other side yet?  Is IRS-gate still a “gate”?

Patricia sent me this email:

What do we have to do to … push you into the top slot?

referring to TaxProf’s latest ...

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Buy (law school) when everyone else is selling (but don’t overpay)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:40pm 3/12/2013 at 12:40pm

“Buy when everyone else is selling.”

From Warren Buffett on down, it’s a time tested approach to investing. It doesn’t mean purchase anything that comes along, or overpay, but it’s a contrarian approach to the madness of markets which tend to drive valuations to extremes for relatively short periods of time.

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Conservative Iowa law professor denied new trial in political discrimination case

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 6:04pm 3/10/2013 at 6:04pm

The lawsuit by Teresa Wagner against the former Dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Law has received a lot of attention, a tortured procedural history (including a prior appeal) and confusing results.  In the latest twist, a judge has denied Wagner’s motion for a new trial (full opinion embedded at...

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Fordham Law Profs try to leverage Coulter dispute into funding for Vagina Monologues

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 8:30am 11/18/2012 at 8:30am

Just when you thought the controversy over the Fordham Republicans rescinding their invitation to Ann Coulter couldn’t get any weirder …

A group of law professors at Fordham Law School exchanged high-fives over Coulter’s departure, then quickly segued into demanding that the University fund the Vagina Monologues, pro-abortion groups, and other oppressed,...

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How not to raise legal ethics issues as to a candidate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 9:08am 9/29/2012 at 9:08am

Starting with my post Elizabeth Warren’s law license problem last Monday and continuing through the week, I have laid out the facts and documents regarding Elizabeth Warren’s practice of law from...

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