Prof. Carter Snead, a professor of law at Notre Dame, was one of the lead organizers of the statement, which was published on his official law school letterhead. Notre Dame's top ethics expert, Snead serves as director of the university's Center for Ethics and Culture, a position to which he was appointed by Father John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame.
In 2009, Father Jenkins awarded President Barack Obama an honorary Notre Dame law degree.
Some of the other distinguished Notre Dame faculty who signed the statement condemning Obamas mandate are Prof. Patrick Griffin, chairman of Notre Dame's History Department; Prof. Richard Garnett, an associate dean; John Cavadini, director of Notre Dames Institute for Church Life; Christian Smith, director of Notre Dames Center for the Study of Religion and Society; Prof. Paolo Carozza, director of Notre Dames Center for Civil and Human Rights; Prof. Philip Bess, Notre Dames Director of Graduate Studies; and Father Wilson Miscamble, a professor of history.
Other leading organizers of the letter included Prof. Robert George of Princeton and Prof. Mary Ann Glendon of Harvard Law School.
It is my opinion he is a very poor example and should have been removed after the 2009 disaster...