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17 Nov 2018, 4:58 am by David E. Bernstein
The ACLU no longer even pretends to believe in civil liberties.In the late 1960s, the ACLU was a small but powerful liberal organization devoted to a civil libertarian agenda composed primarily of devotion to freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, and the rights of accused criminals. [read post]
17 Nov 2018, 4:58 am by David E. Bernstein
The ACLU no longer even pretends to believe in civil liberties.In the late 1960s, the ACLU was a small but powerful liberal organization devoted to a civil libertarian agenda composed primarily of devotion to freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, and the rights of accused criminals. [read post]
16 Nov 2018, 6:37 am by Jim Sedor
A federal jury earlier this year convicted Balch partner Joel Gilbert and Drummond vice president David Roberson for bribing an Alabama lawmaker as part of the effort to stop the cleanup effort. [read post]
8 Nov 2018, 3:36 am by David E. Bernstein
Donald Trump says exactly the wrong thing in response to a question about anti-Semitism, mainstream Jew-haters Jew-hate, and a new study shows that bigotry has declined under Trump.On Monday I wrote, "It doesn't help that neither the mainstream American right or left exhibits much sensitivity to Jewish concerns about anti-Semitism. [read post]
5 Nov 2018, 6:18 pm by David E. Bernstein
Join us to see Eugene Volokh, Nadine Strossen, and moderator Brad Smith discuss the Emerging Issues in Free SpeechVolokh Conspiracy readers are invited to a conversation with two renowned First Amendment experts, the VC's own Eugene Volokh and Nadine Strossen (former president of the ACLU). [read post]
5 Nov 2018, 1:58 pm by David E. Bernstein
The percentage of Americans with anti-Semitic attitudes has been stable, but anti-Semites are more active, more visible, and more willing to express their views than in the past.I've been hearing from Jewish friends I respect, even before the Pittsburgh shooting, that they perceive that anti-Semitism is on the rise in the U.S. [read post]
4 Nov 2018, 6:21 am by David E. Bernstein
In September, Obama senior advisor David Axelrod declared outright, and in an outright lie, that the "benign-sounding Americans for Prosperity, the American Crossroads fund" are "front groups for foreign-controlled companies. [read post]
2 Nov 2018, 7:32 pm by Schachtman
., David Kaye, David Bernstein, and Jennifer Mnookin, The New Wigmore – A Treatise on Evidence: Expert Evidence § 12.6.4, at 546 (2d ed. 2011); Michael O. [read post]
28 Oct 2018, 4:14 pm by David E. Bernstein
In Short, Probably NotIn the aftermath of the horrific murders at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, a good part of the media, social and otherwise, wishes to blame Donald Trump. [read post]
6 Oct 2018, 2:10 pm by David E. Bernstein
I don't sign such letters unless I fully agree with every assertion made.2,500 or so law professors signed a letter, published in the New York Times, stating that Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court because his performance at the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing showed that he lacks the requisite judicial temperament. [read post]
2 Oct 2018, 3:10 am by David E. Bernstein
An exchange I had with a fellow law professor revealed disagreement over whether Christine Ford's refusal to turn over any of her records of the therapy sessions in which she discussed the alleged incident involving Brett Kavanaugh, even in redacted form, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, undermines her credibility. [read post]
28 Sep 2018, 12:29 pm by David E. Bernstein
The ABA president called for a delay in voting on Kavanaugh's nomination, but the ABA refuses to provide any details about this decisionYesterday ABA president Robert M. [read post]
26 Sep 2018, 11:15 am by David E. Bernstein
Ford acknowledges she didn't tell anyone in any detail about Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assault and attempted rape until thirty-two years after the incident. [read post]
19 Sep 2018, 5:10 pm by David E. Bernstein
Liberal ideas can result in racism, but not for the reasons leftist scholars have posited.Over the last few years, I've noticed that it's increasingly popular among leftist academics to blame the rise of liberalism (individual rights, equality under the law, competitive markets, constitutional limited government, etc.) in the nineteenth century for the rise of racist ideologies in the same time period. [read post]
14 Sep 2018, 8:02 am by David E. Bernstein
" [Bernstein: actually, MacLean never mentions that Buchanan favored confiscatory estate taxes, assumedly because it would undermine both her claim that he was the svengali of the libertarian movement, and that he favored oligarchy.] [read post]
8 Sep 2018, 12:32 pm by David E. Bernstein
Academic discourse is increasingly under threat from activist professors.According to Professor Ted Hill, Amie Wilkinson, a senior professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago, launched a successful campaign to get one mathematics journal that had accepted his paper withdraw its acceptance, and a second journal to "unpublish" the paper after publishing it online, apparently because discussing even mathematical models of hypothetical sex differences is forbidden if someone might… [read post]
7 Sep 2018, 3:06 am by Walter Olson
” [David Henderson quoting Marie L. [read post]
4 Sep 2018, 2:57 pm by David E. Bernstein
Bush were seated two seats down from David Duke at Willie Nelson's funeral, with Duke given a place of honor. [read post]