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  • Study: Harris County, Texas, death penalty cases biased (says Harvard Law School)

    08/27/2016 7:29:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2016 2:24 PM EDT
    A Harvard Law School study reports that racial bias, over-aggressive prosecutions and inadequate representation for poor defendants plagues Harris County’s handling of death penalty cases. Juries in Harris County, where Houston is, have imposed the death penalty more than any other county in the U.S. since the 1976 reinstatement of the death penalty, though the report by the school’s Fair Punishment Project notes that the number of death sentences has fallen from 53 in 1998 through 2003 to 10 since 2010. Harris County was named one of 16 “outlier” counties in the U.S. where five or more death sentences were...
  • Harvard agrees to retire law school shield tied to slavery

    03/14/2016 7:39:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2016 6:04 PM EDT
    Harvard University is retiring the official shield of its law school following complaints over its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder. […] The shield was approved in 1937 and depicts three bundles of wheat. It’s modeled after the family crest of slaveholder Isaac Royall Jr., who donated his estate to create the first law professorship at Harvard. Royall inherited his estate and many slaves from his father, a slaveholder who was known for his cruelty. …

    03/07/2016 6:08:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Powrerline ^ | March 6, 2016 | John Hinderaker
    Harvard Law School has been roiled this academic year by allegations of racism–allegations that the school’s Dean, Martha Minow, has stipulated to be true, saying that racism is a “serious problem” at the law school. She doesn’t mean it, of course. Otherwise, someone might ask why she has failed to do something about the problem since becoming dean in 2009. Protesters at the law school have focused on the school’s crest, which borrows from a bookplate that was used by one Isaac Royall, a slaveholder who donated (or whose son donated) land that provided early funding for the school:
  • $1 Million donation canceled after pro-Palestinian event (at Harvard)

    02/21/2016 8:27:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 2/21/2016, 9:36 AM | Raphael Poch
    An international law firm has ceased their sponsorship of student activities at Harvard Law School following an incident in which some of the money it donated for the students was used to pay for an pro-Palestinian event by a student group on campus. The student group "Justice for Palestine" had used $500 from the fund to pay for pizza for students who participated in a "pro-Palestine" discussion that took place in the fall of 2015. Soon after, students were told by the University that the fund was no longer available for their use. The Toronto Star reported that the firm,...
  • Harvard librarian facing attempted child sexual assault charges in Colorado (librarian Islamic Law)

    11/26/2015 8:04:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 32 replies
    wcvb ^ | Nov 24, 2015
    BLACK HAWK, Colo. —A Harvard librarian attending a conference in the Denver area is facing multiple charges after sheriff's investigators say he tried to meet someone whom he believed to be an underage teen for sex. Authorities said an undercover investigator with the Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office posing as a teenager on a social networking site was contacted by Yahya Hussein Ahmad Melhem, 47. According to the arrest affidavit, Melhem said that he was a 39-year-old librarian from Massachusetts, and that he was in town for a conference. Investigators said Melhem's conversation with the investigator became sexually graphic, and he...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama Believes America's Leadership In The World Is A "Remnant of Evil Imperialism"

    11/17/2015 6:24:56 AM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 17, 2015
    ... TED CRUZ: You have to understand the radical that is President Obama... he was four years ahead of me at Harvard Law School... I have described President Obama as the perfect Harvard Law School President, and I don't mean that as a compliment... Every position of the Obama administration is orthodox wisdom in the Harvard Law School faculty lounge... That is what manifested in President Obama saying we should lead from behind, He believes the world is better off when America recedes from the world, and doesn't lead, because our leadership is illegitimate. If you look what Obama has...
  • Ted Cruz: Far Left Hates Christians, Obama Trained by Harvard's Marxist Elites

    10/15/2015 10:08:04 AM PDT · by Isara · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 15, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz appeared on Fox News' "Hannity" Tuesday and declared the "far left" in American politics as having a deeply ingrained hostility toward Christianity. Hannity set up the interview with a recording of President Obama's comments to notable novelist Marilyn Robinson in mid-September that seemed to be critical of committed Christians. In a story reported by The Christian Post on Wednesday, the president criticized highly religious people for being suspicious of others and taking an "us versus them" approach within the broader American culture. Hannity used part of the segment to show clips of Obama...
  • Tyler Vigan of the Harvard Law School highlights his new book, “Spurious Correlations,”

    Tyler Vigan of the Harvard Law School highlights his new book, “Spurious Correlations,” which invites us to take a critical view of statistical correlations. Just because the divorce rate in Maine correlates with per capita consumption of margarine does not mean that we should cut back!
  • Harvard Law Fights Awful Ed Department Rules

    02/02/2015 1:22:04 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 2, 2015 | George Leef
    One of the salient features of the Obama administration has been its willingness to toss aside the rule of law whenever getting a result that its zealous officials and supporting interest groups want collides with fundamental fairness. Over the last couple of years, that impulse has manifested itself in the brazen demands by the Department of Education that colleges and universities abide by its regulations concerning sexual harassment and assault. The notion that America’s campuses are gripped by an epidemic of sexual assault and tolerate a “rape culture” has never had any basis in fact. It is, however, a meme...
  • Percy Sutton: Pro-Communist Obama Enabler, Holder Mentor

    07/08/2013 2:46:40 PM PDT · by joecrusader · 7 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 7-7-2013 | Trevor Loudon
    At Harlem identity Percy Sutton‘s funeral in January 2010, US Attorney General Eric Holder eulogized the man often described as one of his mentors. Speaking to the people gathered in the church’s pews, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called Sutton “one of the nation’s true heroes.” “I admired, respected and worked for him,”  Holder said of Sutton,  who died on December 26, 2009 in Manhattan at the age of 89.  “The opportunities given to my generation were paid for by his…Without him, there would be no me.” Holder, a native New Yorker, continued, saying, “Generations of other African American lawyers...
  • Internal Emails Show Law Journal Rejected Article Because Author Was ‘Incredibly Conservative’

    09/13/2012 4:06:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 6 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 13, 2012 | Randy Hall
    When we discuss liberal bias in the media here at NewsBusters, we usually refer to items on television news programs or stories in newspapers across the country, but left-wing intolerance and bias against those who disagree is present in many other facets of our culture, particularly in academia. The latest example of this intolerance for dissent comes out of Harvard University where law students there editing a journal declined to publish an article that was submitted because its author was “incredibly conservative” which made the editors uncomfortable, especially since he had done some work in the past for the hated...
  • Wikipedia editor responds to ‘Critical Race Theory’ edit war

    A Wikipedia article devoted to Critical Race Theory, a controversial legal theory crafted to respond to the alleged role of “white supremacy” in American law, was placed on a temporary editing lockdown over the weekend after bloggers determined that CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien had relied on Wikipedia’s introductory definition of the theory — verbatim — during on an-air debate. A second lock was placed on the article Monday to protect it from politically biased editors who adjusted it following O’Brien’s gaffe. The flurry began after editor Joel Pollak made a guest appearance on O’Brien’s show to explain a video...
  • Donald Trump: Barack Obama too dumb for Ivies

    04/26/2011 2:35:47 AM PDT · by South40 · 51 replies ^ | 4/25/2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Donald Trump is upping the ante against President Barack Obama's legitimacy, raising questions on Monday night about how the president was admitted to two Ivy League schools. Trump openly questioned how Obama, who he said had been a "terrible student," got accepted into Columbia University for undergraduate studies and then Harvard Law School.
  • How Obama Got Into Harvard

    05/28/2010 5:04:22 AM PDT · by Sioux-san · 144 replies · 5,019+ views ^ | 5/27/2010 | Jack Cashill
    Two years ago I inadvertently began my exploration of the authorship of Barack Obama’s 1995 memoir, Dreams From My Father, with an inquiry into how Obama got into Harvard Law School in 1988. In the summer of 2008, I was tipped to a story that the media were scrupulously ignoring. It involved the venerable African American entrepreneur and politico, Percy Sutton. A Manhattan borough president for 12 years and a credible candidate for mayor of New York City in 1977, Sutton had appeared in late March 2008 on a local New York City show called " Inside City Hall." When...
  • Kagan's Disregard for Constitution While Dean at Harvard Law School

    05/28/2010 11:17:00 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 10 replies · 259+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/28/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    As most conservative writers have pointed out many times, the present Administration exhibits a shocking disregard and near-contempt for the U.S. Constitution. Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, is a perfect case in point. (Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan walks towards the office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)). While Dean of the Harvard Law School Kagan did not require students to study the U.S. Constitution at all. Instead, she required that they study foreign and international law. The implications of such a mindset are enormous.
  • Caption Obama and his new crony (Elena Kagan)

    05/11/2010 10:59:20 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 51 replies · 980+ views
    US President Barack Obama(L) nominates Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, DC. US lawmakers were sorting through legal scholar Kagan's thin legal paper trail Tuesday ahead of contentious hearings to vet Obama's latest Supreme Court nominee.
  • Joe Biden On Kagan Opposing School Military Recruiters: 'She Was Right'

    05/11/2010 7:04:47 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 20 replies · 713+ views
    Kagan Watch ^ | May 11, 2010 | Kagan Watch
    On Kagan opposing military recruiters at Harvard Law: "She was right. ... All during that period, she has reached out to veterans in the law school, she has been at promotions ceremonies, she's recognized veterans coming to the law school. So this is not a single bit of anti-military bias. She does think, and I agree with her, that the don't-ask-don't-tell policy is a very bad policy."
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • So Is She Gay?

    05/10/2010 10:31:35 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 95 replies · 2,396+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | May 10, 2010 | Andrew Sullivan
    It is no more of an empirical question than whether she is Jewish. We know she is Jewish, and it is a fact simply and rightly put in the public square. If she were to hide her Jewishness, it would seem rightly odd, bizarre, anachronistic, even arguably self-critical or self-loathing. And yet we have been told by many that she is gay ... and no one will ask directly if this is true and no one in the administration will tell us definitively. In a word, this is preposterous - a function of liberal cowardice and conservative discomfort. It should...
  • SG Kagan Won't Argue Before Supreme Court Until Next Term

    04/15/2009 8:25:47 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 6 replies · 438+ views ^ | 4-15-09 | Tony Mauro
    The Justice Department has confirmed reports that Solicitor General Elena Kagan will not argue before the Supreme Court during its next argument cycle starting April 20, which is the final set of arguments for the current term. That means she won't be making her first argument before the Court until next term, which begins Oct. 5. When we wrote in January about Kagan's lack of appellate experience, veteran advocate Andrew Frey of Mayer Brown suggested she should not feel obliged to argue a case this spring, so soon after her confirmation. After she was confirmed by the Senate on March...
  • Suspicious White Powder Letters Postmarked from Knoxville Received in...

    01/22/2009 7:09:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 541+ views
    KNOXVILLE.FBI.GOV ^ | January 21, 2009 | n/a
    January 21, 2009 # Note: The following text is a quote: Suspicious White Powder Letters Postmarked from Knoxville Received in New York and Massachusetts On Wednesday January 21, approximately 13 powder-laden envelopes were received at the office of the Wall Street Journal in New York City. The letters reportedly bear a Knoxville, Tennessee postmark. New York City Police Department's Emergency Services Unit and the FBI responded to the scene and are testing the letters to determine whether they contain a hazardous substance. An additional letter was also received today at Harvard Law School addressed to Alan Dershowitz. This letter...
  • Why won't Obama release his college transcripts?

    12/02/2008 5:54:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 117 replies · 4,093+ views
    As you know, Barack Obama won't release his college transcripts. He has attended Occidental College, Columbia University, and Harvard Law School. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. So why won't he release his transcripts? A caller to Larry Elder's show yesterday advanced a theory. He says that it's possible that Obama was caught cheating in one of his classes at one of those schools. Your thoughts?
  • Who Groomed Obama?

    10/31/2008 9:39:13 AM PDT · by simicyber · 21 replies · 707+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition ^ | October 29, 2008 | Traditional Values Coalition
  • The Wisdom of Solomon

    12/04/2005 9:48:46 PM PST · by Daralundy · 6 replies · 673+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | December 5, 2005 | GERALD WALPIN
    Law schools adopt an Orwellian theory in an effort to keep the military out. Imagine a college accepting your donation, then saying that you cannot have the same access to the school as all other alumni--but that you must continue making donations. Unbelievable? But that is what most law schools now claim: The U.S. government must continue funding universities to the tune of hundreds of millions, despite their decision to deny military recruiters the same access to students granted to all other recruiters. Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear FAIR v. Rumsfeld, an appeal from a 2-1 decision by the...
  • Future of Campus (Harvard) Military Recruiting Hangs in Balance at Supreme Court

    12/04/2005 7:07:16 PM PST · by rface · 31 replies · 1,297+ views
    Harvard Crimson (Massachusetts) ^ | Sunday, December 04, 2005 6:28 PM | DANIEL J. HEMEL
    The future of military recruiting at Harvard Law School hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in the high-profile Solomon Amendment case Tuesday morning. In case you’ve tuned out three years of protests and press conferences on campus, here’s the issue in a nutshell: the Solomon Amendment, first passed by Congress in 1994, blocks federal funding for universities that limit military recruitment. It poses a dilemma for Harvard Law School, which requires all on-campus recruiters to sign a pledge saying they won’t discriminate against gays and lesbians. The military, which bars gays and lesbians...
  • HLS To Cooperate With Military Recruiters.

    09/27/2005 2:53:49 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 458+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | 09/21/05 | DANIEL J. HEMEL and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ
    HLS To Cooperate With Military Recruiters Kagan reverses policy after Pentagon threatens to cut off millions in federal grants By DANIEL J. HEMEL and JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ Crimson Staff Writers Harvard Law School will actively cooperate with military recruiters this fall, despite the Pentagon’s refusal to sign the school’s nondiscrimination pledge, Dean Elena Kagan announced last night. Kagan’s announcement marks a reversal of her November 2004 decision to bar Pentagon recruiters from using the law school’s Office of Career Services. For most of the last 26 years, the office has only provided its resources to recruiters who promise not to...
  • Racial Flap Hits Harvard Professor

    04/22/2002 7:36:33 PM PDT · by Jean S · 26 replies · 116+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | April 22, 2002, 10:08 PM EDT | THEO EMERY
    BOSTON -- A Harvard Law School professor has agreed to temporarily stop teaching a class that has become the center of a controversy sparked by an online racial slur, a university official said Monday. Professor Charles R. Nesson will continue to attend the class, but for the rest of the semester it will be taught by two colleagues, said Todd Rakoff, dean of the doctor of laws program. The professor's decision caps a tumultuous series of events sparked by the Internet posting, including a student walkout. Notes from one of Nesson's first-year tort law classes, posted last month by a...