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We Don’t Need No Stinking Doers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10:30am 10/7/2009 at 10:30am

A slow awakening of our reality is sinking in on many fronts. One of those realities is that we have moved ever more drastically from a nation led by doers to a nation led by non-doers.

Some formulate this as The Doers vs. The ‘Thinkers’ but I think that gives too much...

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Bainbridge Takes Down Perlstein

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 9:15pm 8/15/2009 at 9:15pm

And makes it look easy. Rick Perlstein’s pathetic, almost psychotic, rant in The Washington Post, In America, Crazy Is a Preexisting Condition, was was greeted by the nutroots as the best thing since Keith Olbermann’s “you are a fascist””you are a fraud””how dare you” rants. Rants are all they have at...

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How Dare You

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 9:00am 7/14/2009 at 9:00am

From a journalism student at the University of Oregon (via Instapundit):

When I began examining the political affiliation of faculty at the University of Oregon, the lone conservative professor I spoke with cautioned that I would “make a lot of people unhappy.”

Though I mostly brushed off his warning – assuming that...

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Welcome To The Real World, Professor Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 7:01am 4/23/2009 at 7:01am

By trickling out bits and pieces of top secret memoranda regarding interrogation of al-Qaeda terrorists, Barack Obama thought he would have the best of all worlds. Obama believed that exposing the dark side of the war on terror would ingratiate us with the world. At the same time, Obama thought pulling...

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Enough With The “Nazi” Analogies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 11:30am 4/22/2009 at 11:30am

Whether waterboarding should have been used on 9/11 mastermind Kalhid Sheikh Mohammed and two other top al-Qaeda operatives is a legitimate issue. Jay Bybee and others gave legal opinions with which many people disagree, but I have yet to see anyone present a convincing argument that Bybee actually was so clearly...

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Maybe Jay Bybee and Jamie Gorelick Should Be In The Dock Together

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 8:16pm 4/21/2009 at 8:16pm

I don’t think Jay Bybee (or Alberto Gonzales or John Yoo or Stephen Bradbury) are criminals. At worst, they expressed legal opinions on interrogation of terrorism suspects which a court may someday declare to be wrong. Bybee’s being wrong, if indeed he was, contributed to the use of waterboarding against three...

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No Prosecution Because No Crime

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 9:36pm 4/16/2009 at 9:36pm

The Obama administration released today four memoranda detailing the legal analysis regarding interrogation techniques, most notably...

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Justice Ginsburg’s Odd View Of Foreign Legal Relations

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 12, 2009 at 12:30am 4/12/2009 at 12:30am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a great intellect, but her interview with The New York Times on the issue of foreign law reveals a view of the role of the Court which is odd.

The controversy surrounding citing foreign law and foreign judicial...

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Obama Bows, Koh Suffers

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 6:26pm 4/9/2009 at 6:26pm

The dispute regarding the appointment of Harold Koh, Dean of Yale Law School, to the top legal position at the State Department is heating up with the announcement that a

coalition of conservative activists is beginning to...

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Law Professor Continues His Personal Intifada

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 4:51pm 4/4/2009 at 4:51pm

George Bisharat is a law professor at the University of California*, Hastings College of Law. His is the son of a Palestinian father who immigrated to the U.S. several years before the creation of Israel, and an American mother.

I first learned of George Bisharat when we both were students at Harvard...

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Is Harold Koh Being Borked?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 8:53am 4/2/2009 at 8:53am

Controversy is swirling around the appointment of Yale Law School Professor and Dean Harold Koh to the position of State Department Legal Advisor, essentially the top lawyer at State. Koh is being portrayed as willing to apply Sharia law in some circumstances, as is happening in Britain and some other European...

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What to Do About John C. Yoo?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 9, 2009 at 7:57pm 3/9/2009 at 7:57pm

What to Do About John C. Yoo? That is the question posed in a Wall Street Journal Law Blog post. The post is quite fair and balanced; after all, it’s not a NY Times post. But the post does discuss a front-page NY Times article which lays out how many are...

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A Formula For Destroying Law Schools? Surely You Jest!

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2009 at 7:44pm 3/2/2009 at 7:44pm

I saw a reference at Brian Leiter’s Law Report blog touting an article that might be “perhaps the best thing to happen to law schools since U.S. News?” Others are citing this potentially ground-breaking piece, including the Wall Street Journal law page, and the TaxProf Blog.

U.S. News. That’s like dragging red...

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Should Law Professors Really Be Running The Government?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 10:37am 1/24/2009 at 10:37am

You know the old saying, “those who can’t do, teach.” When I was in private law practice, I took that saying as gospel. Now that I teach, I’m not so sure I like it, or that it’s true. I think a better phrase might be, “those who teach, should be careful...

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Stupidest Anti-Bush Comment Of The Day, Week, Month, Year, Century, Millennium

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 9:55am 1/20/2009 at 9:55am

I have thought about opening up this blog, as many do, to multiple bloggers. It would make the work load much easier, but it carries the huge risk that one of the co-bloggers would say something really stupid, and the taint would rub off on me. So, at an excellent ...

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Add “Blogger Burnout” To The List Of Blogger Ailments

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 2:18pm 1/15/2009 at 2:18pm

Professor Stephen Baindridge, of “Professor Baindridge” fame, is simplifying and scaling back his blog as a result of “suffering for a while now from a severe case of blogging burnout.” When one of the “giants” of blogging needs a break, one has to wonder if this is where Blogger Mood Disorder...

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Can We Also Impeach Law Professors For “Legal Distortions”?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:45am 1/14/2009 at 10:45am

As we get closer to Barack Obama taking office, the cry for “war crimes” trials of Bush administration lawyers who expressed legal opinions regarding coerced interrogation grows louder.

I have yet to hear anyone call for a war crimes trial for the attorneys during the Clinton administration who created unnecessary and artificial...

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