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College professor: Supreme Court Justice Scalia a ‘ranting old man’ & 'intolerant blowhard'
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Posted on 06/26/2012 10:40:47 AM PDT by oliverdarcy

A professor at the University of Colorado on Monday responded to the Supreme Court's landmark immigration ruling by dismissing Justice Antonin Scalia as a "ranting old man," in retribution for his conservative dissent.

Paul Campos, a professor of law at the University of Colorado - Boulder went on to suggest that "degeneracy" brought on by Scalia's old age, 65, had polluted his judgment.

"In his old age [he has] become an increasingly intolerant and intolerable blowhard: a pompous celebrant of his own virtue and rectitude, a purveyor of intemperate jeremiads against the degeneracy of the age, and now an author of hysterical diatribes against foreign invaders, who threaten all that is holy," wrote Campos in the op-ed published in the liberal web magazine Salon.com.

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1 posted on 06/26/2012 10:40:58 AM PDT by oliverdarcy
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To: oliverdarcy

“In his old age [he has] become an increasingly intolerant and intolerable blowhard: a pompous celebrant of his own virtue and rectitude, a purveyor of intemperate jeremiads against the degeneracy of the age, and now an author of hysterical diatribes against foreign invaders, who threaten all that is holy,”

Describes the prof. to a T.


2 posted on 06/26/2012 10:44:06 AM PDT by This Just In
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To: oliverdarcy

Scalia is older than 65


3 posted on 06/26/2012 10:44:23 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: oliverdarcy

This “Professor Campos” must be fired!


4 posted on 06/26/2012 10:46:37 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: oliverdarcy

Coming from a radically left blowhard who barely passes as competent at the University of Colorado, this drivel can be taken as a compliment by a legal genius like Justice Scalia.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 10:47:58 AM PDT by pallis
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To: oliverdarcy

That description is better suited to former President Carter.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 10:50:14 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: oliverdarcy

The meaningless always whine about the profound. Scalia’s name will resonate through American legal history while Professor Numbnuts will disappear and never be thought of again.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 10:50:14 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Don't vote for anyone who worked for Goldman Sachs)
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To: oliverdarcy

Typical bio for a law school professor blowhard:
Paul Campos left a position with a Chicago law firm to begin his teaching career at Colorado Law School in 1990. As a scholar, he has focused on constitutional law and legal theory. His graduate studies in English literature, which culminated in a thesis on Shakespeare’s King Lear, provided him with rigorous training in literary theory that has been helpful in his current work in constitutional interpretation. He has written several well-regarded law review articles in this area, including “Against Constitutional Theory,” published in the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, and “Advocacy in Scholarship,” published in the California Law Review. Both of these articles have been noted as major critiques of the political and normative orientation of current constitutional theory. Professor Campos’ regular column for the Rocky Mountain News (distributed by the Scripps Howard News Service), written for a general audience on political, social, and legal issues, has developed a considerable following. A packed house, drawn by his provocative take on a wide range of topics, attended his presentation of the 27th Annual Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture entitled “The Obesity Myth & The Lewinsky Scandal,” which was based on his latest book project. His second book, Jurismania: The Madness of American Law, critiques the American legal system. Professor Campos also served as the first director of CU law school’s Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law.


8 posted on 06/26/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: oliverdarcy
Wouldn't doubt that this Paul Campos was a close friend of former prof and fake Indian Ward Churchill at the Boulder campus, they're both loudmouths.
9 posted on 06/26/2012 10:51:22 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: oliverdarcy

I dare this cowardly POS to tell that to Scalia to his face.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 10:51:22 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: oliverdarcy

http://lawweb.colorado.edu/profiles/pics/campos.jpg

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty
Paul F. Campos

Professor of Law
Constitutional Law; Legal Philosophy; Legislative Process; Property

University of Colorado Law School
466 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0401
Phone: (303) 492-6053
E-mail: paul.campos@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae: View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D. University of Michigan Law School 1989
M.A. University of Michigan 1983
A.B. University of Michigan 1982

Bio:
Paul Campos left a position with a Chicago law firm to begin his teaching career at Colorado Law School in 1990. As a scholar, he has focused on constitutional law and legal theory. His graduate studies in English literature, which culminated in a thesis on Shakespeare’s King Lear, provided him with rigorous training in literary theory that has been helpful in his current work in constitutional interpretation. He has written several well-regarded law review articles in this area, including “Against Constitutional Theory,” published in the Yale Journal of Law and Humanities, and “Advocacy in Scholarship,” published in the California Law Review. Both of these articles have been noted as major critiques of the political and normative orientation of current constitutional theory. Professor Campos’ regular column for the Rocky Mountain News (distributed by the Scripps Howard News Service), written for a general audience on political, social, and legal issues, has developed a considerable following. A packed house, drawn by his provocative take on a wide range of topics, attended his presentation of the 27th Annual Austin W. Scott, Jr. Lecture entitled “The Obesity Myth & The Lewinsky Scandal,” which was based on his latest book project. His second book, Jurismania: The Madness of American Law, critiques the American legal system. Professor Campos also served as the first director of CU law school’s Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law.


11 posted on 06/26/2012 10:52:15 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: oliverdarcy

Please explain the text behind him. Is it his want ad? /s

12 posted on 06/26/2012 10:52:53 AM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: oliverdarcy

This is rich! Did he also discuss the age and the ‘sharp as a tack’ mind of ginsberg? (sp)


13 posted on 06/26/2012 10:52:55 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: oliverdarcy

Ohhhhh.....a chicago lawyer Democrat.......I wonder what he thinks......never mind......he’ll let us know.....God, they have no sense of modesty....


14 posted on 06/26/2012 10:54:14 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: oliverdarcy

Pick any mountain hick/redneck out of the woods at random, ask he and the professor a series of logic questions and I guarantee the redneck would wax the ‘professor’.

Make that “most” professors.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Perdogg

76 if my math is correct.


16 posted on 06/26/2012 10:55:01 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: oliverdarcy

Another “Hispanic” affirmative action hire who is being paid by clueless parents to indoctrinate their children to hate America. They are a dime a dozen in our universities.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 10:56:00 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: oliverdarcy
"In his old age [he has] become an increasingly intolerant and intolerable blowhard: a pompous celebrant of his own virtue and rectitude, a purveyor of intemperate jeremiads against the degeneracy of the age, and now an author of hysterical diatribes against foreign invaders, who threaten all that is holy,"

The author of that has a lot of nerve calling anyone else a blowhard.

18 posted on 06/26/2012 10:58:31 AM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: kcvl

After reading this hilarious bio, extolling the virtues of English literature in interpreting the Constitution, I’d say this over-paid slug is angling for the next seat on the SCOTUS, should we be cursed with another four years of BO.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 10:59:31 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: oliverdarcy
Ruth Buzzi Ginsburg is 79...


20 posted on 06/26/2012 11:00:15 AM PDT by pookie18 (...OK, plan C: Newt or Rick...I guess it's plan D now)
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To: kcvl

“His graduate studies in English literature, which culminated in a thesis on Shakespeare’s King Lear, provided him with rigorous training in literary theory that has been helpful in his current work in constitutional interpretation”

In laymans terms that means he is great at making shit up. Figures.

Who the hell would even think of writting a thesis on a character in a fictional book? Obviously, Some Idiot that lives in the Fantasy world.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: rockinqsranch

I wish to God he were 65.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 11:02:39 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: oliverdarcy

http://oi47.tinypic.com/mk84ch.jpg

So, this guy believes in lawlessness, just like 0Bammy.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 11:08:21 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: gortklattu

That is is weekly want ad on Crag’s List...

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24 posted on 06/26/2012 11:09:36 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: blueunicorn6
Ohhhhh.....a chicago lawyer Democrat.......

And another "Constitutional scholar" to boot. Like his fellow comrade Zero he probably wouldn't know the Constitution if it bit him in the ass.

25 posted on 06/26/2012 11:09:50 AM PDT by Marathoner (If the choice was Obama vs. Satan I'd have to flip a coin.)
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To: gortklattu

Looks like some sort of treatise on politically correct speach.


26 posted on 06/26/2012 11:10:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: oliverdarcy

The Supreme Court always gets the last guess when it comes to the Constitution. Sometimes such guesses are pretty bad, sometimes they are just controversial.


27 posted on 06/26/2012 11:15:05 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: txrefugee
Another “Hispanic” affirmative action hire who is being paid by clueless parents to indoctrinate their children to hate America. They are a dime a dozen in our universities.

AA for what? the little fag is whiter than Scalia!

28 posted on 06/26/2012 11:18:09 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Smedley

Anybody want to guess which Italian “Hand Gesture” is the proper response to this?


29 posted on 06/26/2012 11:21:08 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: oliverdarcy

The only degenerates I know are liberals. Justice Scalia’s opinion was dead on. These college professors should have their salaries slashed !!!


30 posted on 06/26/2012 11:23:54 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: oliverdarcy

Sigmund Freud would have called this Professor’s rant, “projection”.


31 posted on 06/26/2012 11:30:47 AM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: oliverdarcy

College professor... 2012?... yeah, who didn’t see this coming? 2012’s version of Rumple Stiltskin?


32 posted on 06/26/2012 11:31:35 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: oliverdarcy

Classic lefty: can’t win the argument on the facts, so start calling names.


33 posted on 06/26/2012 11:38:28 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: DoughtyOne

To put it in language the professor would understand. YOUR A POMPUS ASS. Those who can’t cut it teach.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 11:43:38 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: oliverdarcy

Uh... that would be Barney Frank. Although I don’t think he can blow as hard nowadays.


35 posted on 06/26/2012 11:53:33 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: spawn44

Your English teacher didn’t earn her living ...


36 posted on 06/26/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: pallis; All
"Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people."
Author: Unknown
37 posted on 06/26/2012 11:55:37 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: oliverdarcy

I’m sure we’ll soon hear stories of this “college professor” being another gay pedophile.


38 posted on 06/26/2012 11:55:59 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: gortklattu

Living, breathing filth with chalk ...


39 posted on 06/26/2012 11:56:47 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: oliverdarcy
Not a single one of the law prof/clowns criticized the merits of Scalia’s dissent. All were ad hominem attacks. These are the types that would happily march every Freeper off to the rice fields if they could get away with it.
40 posted on 06/26/2012 11:57:41 AM PDT by Jacquerie (The American Revolution is dead.)
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To: Uncle Slayton

This “Professor Campos” must be pistol whipped with a Desert Eagle 50AE!


41 posted on 06/26/2012 11:58:16 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: oliverdarcy

I do believe that we have discovered obama’s next pick for the supreme court if he wins another term.


42 posted on 06/26/2012 11:59:03 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: jersey117

“These college professors should have their salaries slashed !!!”

####

At the VERY least.

Easily half of them are wholly unnecessary, and their soft and comfortable, non-demanding positions should be permanently eliminated.

That would happen quite quickly if BigAcademia was subjected to even a modicum of the effficiency and rigor of the free market.


43 posted on 06/26/2012 12:01:21 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: oliverdarcy

This egghead just reminded us why we’re not like them.

And that reminds me. Has anyone seen `Coriolanus’ the movie?
I had to see at after reading it was the only Shakespeare play banned in a democratic country (yep, France).
DVD, Redbox. Ralph Fiennes directed and starred.
Campos reminds me of one of the degenerate, democratic, looser tribunes.

de·gen·er·ate (d-jnr-t)
adj.
1. Having declined, as in function or nature, from a former or original state: a degenerate form of an ancient folk art.
2. Having fallen to an inferior or undesirable state, especially in mental or moral qualities.
3. Physics Relating to two or more quantum states that share the same quantum numbers: degenerate energy levels.
4. Physics Characterized by great density and consisting of atoms stripped of electrons: degenerate matter.
5. Medicine Characterized by degeneration, as of tissue, a cell, or an organ.
6. Biology Having lost one or more highly developed functions, characteristics, or structures through evolution: a degenerate life form.
7. Genetics Having more than one codon that may code for the same amino acid.
n.
1. A depraved, corrupt, or vicious person.
2. A person lacking or having progressively lost normative biological or psychological characteristics.
intr.v. (—rt) de·gen·er·at·ed, de·gen·er·at·ing, de·gen·er·ates
1. To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate: old water pipes that are degenerating with age; a dispute that degenerated into a brawl.
2. To decline in quality: The quality of his writing degenerated as he continued to drink.
3. To undergo degeneration.


44 posted on 06/26/2012 12:14:28 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: oliverdarcy
Non Campos Mentis.
45 posted on 06/26/2012 12:15:24 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: oliverdarcy

Paul Campos, another Richard Cranium


46 posted on 06/26/2012 1:01:52 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Mouton

major critiques of the political and normative orientation of current constitutional theory.

Wouldn’t want to be normative, no.

He sounds like the dandy that watches you build a house
and then tells you what you did wrong after you’re done.

Saints preserve us from any more like him.


47 posted on 06/26/2012 1:06:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: oliverdarcy
But Ginsburg napping during oral arguments is ok, as she votes the same, in favor for everything that is considered "Progressive".
48 posted on 06/26/2012 1:30:24 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: oliverdarcy

Isn’t this the college where that faux Indian ranter used to teach? Remember the one who called the September 11 victims “nazis”.


49 posted on 06/26/2012 1:47:53 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: oliverdarcy
Whoa, somebody got a new thesaurus for Christmas.
50 posted on 06/26/2012 2:06:09 PM PDT by Cyman
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