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Tomorrow’s Elite Lawyers Disavow Due Process
Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2018 | Heather Mac Donald

Posted on 10/04/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT by reaganaut1

At last count more than 1,700 law professors have signed an open letter complaining that Judge Brett Kavanaugh “displayed a lack of judicial temperament” in responding to uncorroborated sexual assault accusations against him. In his 12 years on the federal bench, Judge Kavanaugh has produced ample evidence of his judicial temperament. If anyone’s temperament should be of concern to these professors, it’s that of their students, enthralled by identity politics and victim ideology.

Immediately after President Trump nominated Judge Kavanaugh in July, hundreds of Yale law students, alumni and faculty signed a petition claiming the nomination presented an “emergency . . . for our safety.” When Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations became public in September, Yale law students convened a town hall to combat a “culture” on campus “that privileges power and prestige over safety and wellness, [and] that precludes many of us from flourishing in this space.”

When the New Yorker published its own uncorroborated account of lewd conduct purportedly committed by Mr. Kavanaugh as a Yale freshman, Yale law-school alumnae organized an open letter supporting “all women who have faced sexual assault, not only at Yale, but across the country.” Thirty-one Yale law professors canceled classes to facilitate student protests against Judge Kavanaugh, both in New Haven and on Capitol Hill. The Office of Student Affairs put out a plate of cookies to let students “know we are thinking of you.”

Not to be outdone, Harvard law students walked out of their classes the day after the New Yorker article appeared, wearing pink buttons declaring “I Believe Christine Blasey Ford.” America must “stand by these survivors,” the president of the Harvard Black Law Students Association told the crowd. The dean of students announced, “We are supporting our students as they grapple with these issues.”

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attorneys; dueprocess; education; harvardlaw; kavanaugh; lawschool; lawyers; yalelaw
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Trump and future Republican presidents should not restrict the candidate pool for judges to graduates of "elite" law schools.
1 posted on 10/04/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Tax their endowments. For the people, you know.


2 posted on 10/04/2018 7:08:11 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: reaganaut1

1700 law professors need fired for incompetance.


3 posted on 10/04/2018 7:09:03 PM PDT by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: reaganaut1

As proposed here before, the SCOTUS should be populated with judges from each of the federal districts.

It means increasing the number of judges but they would represent the outlook of each of the districts, not the narrow parochial attitudes of NYC and 3 or so Ivy League schools.

The rest of the country doesn’t need to go through this inbred drama foisted on us by a group of people who inhabit the Bos-Wash corridor and nowhere else.


4 posted on 10/04/2018 7:10:13 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: reaganaut1

Bet not a conservative among them. No more Ivy Leaguers after Judge Kavanaugh


5 posted on 10/04/2018 7:10:40 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray for President Trump, Judge Kavanaugh and their families)
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To: reaganaut1
Why are the bar associations of the various states allowing these illiterate sub-humans to become licensed as lawyers?

If they can't grasp the basic concepts, they should be failed again, and again, and again. They'll get tired of paying after a while.

6 posted on 10/04/2018 7:11:03 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: reaganaut1

I see list of 1,700 loser attorneys, hopefully not practicing. Yale should be skipped as source of future appointees.


7 posted on 10/04/2018 7:16:08 PM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!y)
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To: reaganaut1

Everyone who would criticize Kavanaugh’s emotion should first walk a mile in Kavanaugh’s shoes.

They should publicly admit to being child molesters and see what happens.


8 posted on 10/04/2018 7:16:34 PM PDT by Prolixus (In all seriousness:)
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To: reaganaut1

The feminisation of the law will be the end of our society’s Republic. No one can deny it, this is exactly what is happening.


9 posted on 10/04/2018 7:16:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Prolixus

I wpuld have been far, far more angry and directly blatant in my responses.


10 posted on 10/04/2018 7:17:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: reaganaut1

If the rule of law is dead what use has society for elite lawyers?
Compost for rose beds?


11 posted on 10/04/2018 7:19:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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Yale need to fix New Haven and then get back to us....


12 posted on 10/04/2018 7:23:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: TigersEye

Sword quenching?


13 posted on 10/04/2018 7:23:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: reaganaut1

So do they believe in the Che Guevara school of jurisprudence?


14 posted on 10/04/2018 7:31:03 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is now the operational arm of the CPUSA)
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To: Paladin2

And rope tensile strength testing.


15 posted on 10/04/2018 7:32:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: reaganaut1

The list of 1700+ seemingly illiterate lawyers should be preserved to be used as disqualification for any future judicial seat.


16 posted on 10/04/2018 7:34:40 PM PDT by chief lee runamok (mongrel at large)
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There are 206 ABA accredited law schools in the USA. I have a hunch the schools with the largest per capita signees are also the most expensive. The elitists, doncha know.


17 posted on 10/04/2018 7:39:49 PM PDT by Bookshelf
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The list of 1700+ seemingly illiterate lawyers should be preserved to be used as disqualification for any future judicial seat.

IMO, they have disqualified themselves from being allowed to teach the law; they are simply contaminating the pool of future lawyers, judges, politicians and community leaders.

18 posted on 10/04/2018 7:44:45 PM PDT by frog in a pot (America loved football as it exemplifies its "get off my lawn" spirit, and that bothers the left.)
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To: reaganaut1

Bleak future for these libtards... The field is already too crowded by soulless scum-sucking lawyers- Michael Avenatti, Gloria Alread, the Clintons...


19 posted on 10/04/2018 7:51:08 PM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: reaganaut1

If “temperament” is a disqualifier ...

Then you can disbar about 99% of trial lawyers

Jus’ sayin’


20 posted on 10/04/2018 8:07:10 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Moderates/Independents/Non-voters" Are DIMS REALLY who you'd want BACK in POWER?)
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