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Widener Law School goes Soviet, demands law professor undergo psychiatric evaluation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 10:00am 8/6/2011 at 10:00am

Lawrence Connell is a tenured law professor at Widener Law School in Delaware.  I have noted in prior posts that Connell was accused of a wide range of racist and sexist conduct directed at students in his classes and at Dean Linda Ammons (because of hypothetical examples Connell used in class).

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Widener Law Prof. Lawrence Connell Wins Dismissal Case

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 2:41pm 7/21/2011 at 2:41pm

I have written several times about the ordeal of Widener Law Professor Lawrence Connell, who was given notice of dismissal after he used a hypothetical example...

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Polyamory – at least be honest about it

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11:05am 7/21/2011 at 11:05am

I told you so:

Once society decides that one-man, one-woman no longer is the “arbitrary” standard, on what rational basis do we stop at one-and-one?

Jonathan Turley in The New York Times, One Big, Happy Polygamous Family:

…. Utah and eight other states make polygamy a crime, while 49 states have bigamy statutes that can...

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Go to law school only if …

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 11:00am 7/17/2011 at 11:00am

I don’t talk much about law schools here.   I try not to bring work home, so to speak.

But this article at The New York Times, Law School Economics: K...

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“your comments about spiking footballs seem distinctly un-professorial”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 8:15am 6/15/2011 at 8:15am

In my post yesterday about the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturning Judge Sumi, I opined:

This is a sweeping victory for Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker. (And for my prior legal anaylsis, but that’s another matter. I’ll be spiking the football, for sure.)

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Okay, analysis done, now I spike the football by referencing my prior posts…

In...

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Is This Any Way To Run A Law School?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 30, 2011 at 9:39am 5/30/2011 at 9:39am

I previously posted about the lawsuit by Widener Law School Professor Lawrence Connell.  Widener is seeking to terminate Connell after Connell used a hypothetical example in his criminal law class of the...

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Widener Dean Sued For Defamation Was Considered For U.S. District Court Opening

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 5:27pm 4/12/2011 at 5:27pm

I previously posted about The Culture of Jumping To Conclusions At Widener Law School, including allegations by Widener law school professor Lawrence Connell that Widener Dean Linda Ammons falsely accused Connell of racism and sexism, and of engaging in threatening behavior by using a hypothetical example in criminal law class involving an attack on the Dean.

Now Connell has filed...

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Koch Derangement Syndrome Hits Case Western Reserve Law School

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 9:15am 4/7/2011 at 9:15am

TaxProf has the details on a campaign to prevent a conservative scholar from becoming Dean of Case Western Reserve Law School:

 And now a public controversy has erupted over one of its dean search finalists:  Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Designated Professor of Law at Capital, a well known conservative campaign...

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We Need Affirmative Happiness Action

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 8:14am 3/17/2011 at 8:14am

From The Cornell Sun:

Although Cornell’s female faculty report higher levels of satisfaction than they did in 2005, male faculty still say they are happier with their jobs than their female colleagues...

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The Culture of Jumping To Conclusions At Widener Law School

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 8:50am 2/17/2011 at 8:50am

There is a controversy at Widener Law School regarding calls for the dismissal of a law professor who, in trying to get the students to understand the law, used a hypothetical example in criminal law class in which the professor killed the Dean.

As argued by law professors Glenn Reynolds, Ann Althouse, and ...

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Dissecting Shirley Sherrod’s Complaint Against Andrew Breitbart

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 12:59pm 2/15/2011 at 12:59pm

I’m not going to repeat all the background; read my prior posts:

Where we are today is that last Friday Sherrod filed and this weekend served a Complaint against Breitbart and one...

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“Back in the USSR” Was Just a Song

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 11:28am 2/15/2011 at 11:28am

“You don’t know how lucky you are, boy
Back in the USSR, yeah”

It was just a song.  But to Brian Leiter, a law and philosophy professor at the University of Chicago who frequently takes swipes and swings at conservatives, it had a ring of truth to it:

“I should add, of course,...

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If You Hate The Health Care Mandate, How Can You Love Federal Tort Reform?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 13, 2011 at 4:07pm 2/13/2011 at 4:07pm

Medical malpractice tort reform is one of those supposed remedies frequently mentioned as a cure to lowering health care costs. 

Currently being debated is H.R. 5 (most recent mark up here) which would create a federal medical malpractice reform modeled on what has taken place in California, including caps on non-economic...

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I’m Part Of An “Outgroup” — Send Money

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 7, 2011 at 8:35pm 2/7/2011 at 8:35pm

Shocking news from the frontlines of the anti-discrimination battles. 

Liberals — particularly in academia and the social sciences — have a tribal mentality which results in discrimination against conservatives.

What is shocking is not that such tribal mentality exists, but that anyone is expressing surprise.

As reported by The New York Times, for which this...

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Lawyers, Can’t Live With ‘Em …

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 3:45pm 1/27/2011 at 3:45pm

I know, you want to finish the sentence “can live without ’em.”

So those of you who have preconceived notions that lawyers have it one up on the rest of you, and for no good reason, will find confirmation of sorts in this interview by Prof. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit with his...

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Liberal Consciences Put To The Test

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8:10pm 12/21/2010 at 8:10pm

Three law professors have established a website (h/t RightCoast via Instapundit) where people can calculate how much they are saving by the extension of the current marginal tax rates and then donate that amount to one of four selected charities.

The website, GiveItBackForJobs.org, states that the purpose...

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Law Professors Set To Cross Picket Lines

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 7:39am 9/29/2010 at 7:39am

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) is an association, er, of American law schools.  The AALS annual meeting, which is held early in January, is a big event in the law professor community.

I first posted about the AALS annual meeting back in November 2008, when some law professors attempted to force AALS to...

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