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Massachusetts Law Professor Calls Care Packages for U.S. Troops 'Shameful'
Fox News ^ | November 14, 2011 | Cristina Corbin/Fox News

Posted on 11/14/2011 10:05:49 AM PST by jazusamo

A Massachusetts law professor has created a campus firestorm with an email to colleagues that declares it would be "shameful" to send care packages to U.S. troops "who have gone overseas to kill other human beings."

Michael Avery, a professor at Suffolk University Law School, sent a five-paragraph email to colleagues in response to a school-wide appeal for care packages for deployed soldiers, Fox affiliate WFXT-TV reports.

"I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings," Avery wrote.

The professor, who specializes in constitutional law, wrote the email last week in response to a university drive to collect items for U.S. troops, like sunblock and sanitary products. He also wrote that sympathy for American troops in harm's way is "not particularly rational in today's world."

Paul Spera, past commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, blasted Avery's remarks on Monday, calling the professor's argument "despicable."

"The shameful thing is that he’s teaching our young people," Spera told FoxNews.com.

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Everyones entitled to their opinion but the student said it well:

"I'm participating in it and I think a lot of people are regardless of the email. If anything, he really just discredited himself," she said.

1 posted on 11/14/2011 10:05:52 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

http://www.adoptaussoldier.org/


2 posted on 11/14/2011 10:07:25 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: jazusamo
Count me among the shamful and DAMNED PROUD OF IT!

3 posted on 11/14/2011 10:08:22 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: jazusamo

Geez the guy sounds like Ron Paul.


4 posted on 11/14/2011 10:08:30 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: jazusamo

Since my guess is he is tenured - nothing will happen to him.


5 posted on 11/14/2011 10:09:41 AM PST by edcoil (I grew up in a country that was honest, I am growing old in a country that is not. I am sorry.)
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To: jazusamo

I’m shocked that we sent armies overseas and now I find out they are killing people. What next? Are they braking things too?


6 posted on 11/14/2011 10:11:24 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: jazusamo

IS EVERY University a stinking cesspool!!!!!!!


7 posted on 11/14/2011 10:11:35 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: jazusamo

Sadly, the Suffolk law school website doesn’t provide this miscreant’s email address. (He’s a pretty old guy, and may not use email). His CV makes it clear why he thinks its immoral for American soldiers to go overseas and try to kill the enemies of their country. Have a look:

Michael Avery
Professor of Law

S H O R T B I O G R A P H Y
Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School; Partner, Perkins, Smith & Cohen (1996-1998); Law Offices of Michael Avery, (1989-1995); Partner, Avery & Friedman, (1984-1989); Law Offices of Michael Avery, (1977-1984); Partner, Williams, Avery & Wynn (formerly Roraback, Williams & Avery), (1971-1977); Special Staff Counsel, ACLU Foundation (1970-1971). Adjunct Professor, Boston College Law School, (1989-1991); Visiting Professor, Georgia State University Law School, (1988-1989); Adjunct Professor, Northeastern Law School; Political Justice Workshop, Yale Law School (1972-1975); Undergraduate Seminar, “Police and Police Conduct,” Yale College.

On May 15, 2010 Prof. Avery was on a panel at the Federalist Society’s rendition of Henry V

Degrees:
BA, LLB, Yale University; attended University of Moscow, U.S.S.R. 1968-1969.

Bar Admittance:
MA; CT; U.S.D.C. MA, CT; U.S. Court of Appeals 1st, 2nd, 4th, & 9th Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court

Subjects:
Constitutional Law, Individual Rights, Evidence, Scientific Evidence

Professional Activities:
President, National Lawyers Guild (NLG) (2003 - 2006); Former President, Board of Directors, National Police Accountability Project; Frequently invited to lecture on the topic of constitutional law and/or police misconduct at law schools nationwide. Lectures at conferences sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center, Chicago Kent Law School, Suffolk University School of Law, A.L.I. - A.B.A., American Civil Liberties Union affiliates, National Lawyers Guild, Clark Boardman, Ltd., International Association of Chiefs of Police, various law enforcement agencies. President, Board of Directors, National Police Accountability Project, NLG,(1999 - 2003); Cooperating Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, New York, 1980-present; Co-chair, Massachusetts Chapter, National Lawyers Guild, 1996 to 1998; Board Member, Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1983-1986; General Counsel, Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 1978-1981; Chairperson, Civil Liberties Committee, National Lawyers Guild, 1977-1980; National Council Member, Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, 1976-1979.

S E L E C T E D P U B L I C A T I O N S

B O O K S

POLICE MISCONDUCT: LAW AND LITIGATION (3d ed., 2011) (with David Rudovsky and Karen Blum)

WE DISSENT (NYU Press, 2008) (Editor, Contributing author)

HANDBOOK OF MASSACHUSETTS EVIDENCE (8th ed., 2007 & Supp. 2010-2011) (with Mark S. Brodin)

DO YOUR OWN DIVORCE IN CONNECTICUT: THE PRO SE DISSOLUTION MANUAL FOR CONNECTICUT (1991) (with Diane Polan and Sara D. Eldrich)

A R T I C L E S

Obstacles to Litigating Civil Claims for Wrongful Conviction: An Overview, 18 B.U. PUB. INT. L.J. 439 (2009)

The Constitutionality of Warrantless Electronic Surveillance of Suspected Foreign Threats to the National Security of the United States, 62 MIAMI L. REV. 541 (2008)

The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement, 42 SUFFOLK L. REV. 89 (2008) (book review)

Prejudice v. Probative Value, Philadelphia Style, 50 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 1147 (2007)

Paying for Silence: The Liability of Police Officers under Section 1983 for Suppressing Exculpatory Evidence, 13 TEMP. POL. & CIV. RTS. L. REV. 1 (2003)

You Have a Right to Remain Silent, 30 FORDHAM URB. L.J. 571 (2003)

Unreasonable Seizures of Unreasonable People: Defining the Totality of Circumstances Relevant to Assessing the Police Use of Force Against Emotionally Disturbed People, 34 COLUM. HUM. RTS. L. REV. 261 (2003)

The Liability of Police Officers under Section 1983 for Suppressing Exculpatory Evidence, 13 TEMP. POL. & CIV. RTS. L. REV. 1 (2003)

Annual William Homans Memorial Lecture—Evidentiary Privileges, PROCEEDINGS OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT HISTORICAL SOCIETY (2000)

Laudry v. Attorney General: DNA Databanks Hold a Mortgage on Privacy Rights, 44 BOSTON B.J. 18 (2000)

Police Chases: More Deadly than a Speeding Bullet?, 33 :12 Trial 61 (1997)

MEDIA

Judge Sotomayor’s Supreme Court Nomination, 06/01/09. NECN Sidebar Series
Use of full body scanners at airports, 01/11/10. NECN Sidebar Series

Appellate Nominee Goodwin Liu, 04/16/10. Professor Avery Discusses Appellate Nominee Goodwin Liu on CNN

C O N T A C T I N F O
Prof. Michael Avery
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977


8 posted on 11/14/2011 10:12:05 AM PST by JOHN ADAMS
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To: jazusamo

I have shamefully sent over 300 packages. Whatever will I do?


9 posted on 11/14/2011 10:12:46 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: jazusamo

Give him credit. He did more to publicize the program than any other individual could have.

Still, when the phone don’t ring, it’ll be Harvard Law, with that much anticipated offer to join the faculty. I mean, who wouldn’t wanna make Elizabeth Warren size dough?


10 posted on 11/14/2011 10:13:12 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks for the AAUSS link, sounds like a great program.


11 posted on 11/14/2011 10:13:42 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Here’s the b@stard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0e8OBad0yI


12 posted on 11/14/2011 10:14:24 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

13 posted on 11/14/2011 10:14:34 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

overseas? nah. i’d gladly travel to Mass to enlighten this prick


14 posted on 11/14/2011 10:17:35 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
attended University of Moscow, U.S.S.R. 1968-1969

They don't usually make it that obvious.

15 posted on 11/14/2011 10:17:42 AM PST by wideawake
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Sadly, 90% of law profs would agree with this Marxist.


16 posted on 11/14/2011 10:18:05 AM PST by GnL
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To: martin_fierro

Also:

Any Solider

http://anysoldier.com/


17 posted on 11/14/2011 10:19:52 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: edcoil

More trash to take out...


18 posted on 11/14/2011 10:20:54 AM PST by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

Thanks for your post.

I doubt we have to guess if he was for or against Judge Sotomayor and Prof Goodwin Liu.


19 posted on 11/14/2011 10:21:12 AM PST by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
"The professor, who specializes in constitutional law, wrote the email last week...."
maybe they aren't listing on their website.
20 posted on 11/14/2011 10:21:53 AM PST by denfurb
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To: jazusamo

http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=303481

“Prof arrogant and ignorant . He shows no respect for class or school . Do not take this class.”


21 posted on 11/14/2011 10:22:47 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Netizen

What I plan to do: get more peanut butter, trail mix, sunscreen, etc. and send another one.


22 posted on 11/14/2011 10:27:29 AM PST by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: Artemis Webb
LOL, I was thinking he had a Paul 2008 sticker on his 1987 Corolla, right next to his other anti-war stickers...
23 posted on 11/14/2011 10:27:42 AM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
"attended University of Moscow, U.S.S.R. 1968-1969."

LOL. Maybe he saw Clinton there?

24 posted on 11/14/2011 10:29:28 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: jazusamo
A Massachusetts law professor has created a campus firestorm with an email to colleagues that declares it would be "shameful" to send care packages to U.S. troops "who have gone overseas to kill other human beings."

Especially since there are so many rabid America haters, outright traitors, Marxists, socialists and others like this professor right here in America who are equally deserving of their efforts.


25 posted on 11/14/2011 10:30:22 AM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: jazusamo
"I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an academic institution for support for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings"


26 posted on 11/14/2011 10:30:58 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: JOHN ADAMS

He has no email address because he lives at Occupy Boston at present.


27 posted on 11/14/2011 10:32:23 AM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: morphing libertarian
Are they braking things too?
That would bring the war to standstill.
28 posted on 11/14/2011 10:34:28 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: wideawake

Former President of national Lawyers Guild - a Marxist front group.


29 posted on 11/14/2011 10:39:41 AM PST by Timocrat (Ingnorantia non excusat)
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To: oh8eleven
"Are they braking things too?"

"That would bring the war to standstill."

[ed. note: Insert drum roll and rim shot here]


30 posted on 11/14/2011 10:41:38 AM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: jazusamo

Maybe it is shameful that people are sending care packages abroad for soldiers to kill people overseas. We should be sending care packages to soldiers to kill Leftists here.
As our liberty evaporates, maybe we can console ourselves with destroying Leftists.


31 posted on 11/14/2011 10:41:46 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: JOHN ADAMS
He’s a pretty old guy

LOL. What do you consider "pretty old" to be?

32 posted on 11/14/2011 10:43:11 AM PST by kabar
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To: jazusamo

****for men and women who have gone overseas to kill other human beings****

Does he not know they were sent by the President with the consent of Congress?

Please tell me is not a Constitutional Scholar or an English professor. (Surprised he didn’t type ‘have went’).

(FReepmailed in error;)


33 posted on 11/14/2011 10:46:15 AM PST by sodpoodle (Cain/Gingrich - a twofer I can go for.)
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To: jazusamo

Someone should send a Ted Kazcynski (sp?) style care package to this treasonous creep.


34 posted on 11/14/2011 10:49:27 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: SoldierDad

Ping to view later - just so I can put a face to this d!ckhe@d - planning on writing to him just to give him a reminder that’s he’s not “all that and a bag of chips”!


35 posted on 11/14/2011 10:54:41 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Paladin2

What was his KGB code name?


36 posted on 11/14/2011 10:59:34 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: martin_fierro

I’d like to give him 100 strokes of the cane on his candy a$$ to teach him some respect. I’d make sure he couldn’t sit down or lie on his back for at least 4 months.


37 posted on 11/14/2011 11:04:52 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: LeonardFMason

> IS EVERY University a stinking cesspool!!!!!!!
Pretty Much !!!


38 posted on 11/14/2011 11:14:13 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

Read the post and then note this in Avery’s CV in post # 8 by ‘John Adams’:

“attended University of Moscow, U.S.S.R. 1968-1969.”

Says enough to me.


39 posted on 11/14/2011 11:14:29 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar; zot

That this is now a fringe opinion speaks volumes about the success we have had in rehabilitating the image of our troops and veterans.


40 posted on 11/14/2011 11:17:06 AM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: jazusamo


41 posted on 11/14/2011 11:26:47 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: kabar

Old is at least 10 years older than me. ;)
I’m no baby myself — I’m 52 — and I thought about your question when i typed that. I thought i had an excuse for saying it because his lack of an email address did indeed make me think he doesn’t use email. But you’re right — that makes him old-fashioned, but not necessarily old. (Frankly, his dopey 1960’s politics make him old-fashioned too.)
Anyway — point taken.


42 posted on 11/14/2011 11:32:44 AM PST by JOHN ADAMS
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To: Kartographer

I sent mine through Any Soldier. Is that the one you used?


43 posted on 11/14/2011 11:33:47 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: jazusamo

“I think it is shameful that it is perceived as legitimate to solicit in an ACADEMIC institution? What does that have to do with it? Does he think it’s okay to solicit a mental institution? Oh, wait. Same thing.


44 posted on 11/14/2011 11:34:42 AM PST by Terry Mross (We need an opposition party. I will only vote for a second party.)
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To: LeonardFMason

“IS EVERY University a stinking cesspool!!!!!!!”

Well this particular professor is a stinker. Thats for sure.


45 posted on 11/14/2011 11:36:11 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Netizen

Yes that’s who I use.


46 posted on 11/14/2011 11:41:15 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: GreyFriar
“attended University of Moscow, U.S.S.R. 1968-1969.” Says enough to me.

Me, too!

47 posted on 11/14/2011 12:10:12 PM PST by zot
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To: Interesting Times; GreyFriar
That this is now a fringe opinion speaks volumes about the success we have had in rehabilitating the image of our troops and veterans.

Good point!

48 posted on 11/14/2011 12:11:43 PM PST by zot
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To: Interesting Times
That this is now a fringe opinion speaks volumes about the success we have had in rehabilitating the image of our troops and veterans.

Can you rehabilitate a Leftist? I think many on the Far Left have as much hatred for our troops as ever, they are just more careful about expressing it openly.

49 posted on 11/14/2011 12:41:50 PM PST by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: CharacterCounts

Who said anything about rehabilitating leftists?


50 posted on 11/14/2011 12:44:00 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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