I asked him if he knew that the HLR implemented "Affirmative Action" policies in selecting editors for the HLR beginning in 1982. (Google Erwin N. Griswold "The Harvard Law Review: Glimpses of its History from an Aficionado, published in 1987) Wikipedia says that the process for selecting editors is as follows: 14 are selected based on a combination of their first year scores and a writing competition. Another 20 are selected on the basis of the writing competition and the remaining editors are selected on a DISCRETIONARY BASIS. Of the 80 editors in Obama's year, 46 were selected on that discretionary basis. Obama was elected President - not selected based on merit, published works, etc. - from a group of 19 of those 80. His first popularity contest win.
I asked my friend which group he thought Obama was in, the 14, the next 20 or the group of 46? His response, "fascinating". Who knows, perhaps he will look into it a little more. It is up to us to do the work that the Liberal Media won't.
Which also explains why he was given the so called Nobel Peace Prize based upon the left’s PREDICTIONS of what he was going to do. That’s a weird way to do things but it works for the left, I guess.
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Interesting... thanks for that information.
I don’t get the same reading from that Wikipedia reference.
“Membership in the Harvard Law Review is offered to select Harvard law students based on first-year grades and performance in a writing competition held at the end of the first year. The writing competition includes two components: an edit of an unpublished article and an analysis of a recent United States Supreme Court or Court of Appeals case. The writing competition submissions are graded blindly to assure anonymity. Fourteen editors (two from each 1L section) are selected based on a combination of their first-year grades and their competition scores. Twenty editors are selected based solely on their competition scores. The remaining editors are selected on a discretionary basis. The president of the Harvard Law Review is elected by the other editors.”
I think this should be read to state the the president is chosen by ALL the other editors (80 of them). It is still a popularity contest, though