Harvard Smashes Two Pillars of the Rule of Law

 

An African-American law professor has had his tenure as an academic dean of an undergraduate house terminated because some students were upset that he represented Harvey Weinstein. Rather than use the controversy to explain to the little totalitarians why, under our system, the accused has a right to an attorney (of their choice, not yours) and to the presumption of innocence, Harvard did the spineless shuffle and caved. The undergrads gave each other high fives for their “victory.”

Our “elite” schools are looking more and more fraudulent these days. Another gift of the sixties.

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There are 8 comments.

  1. Henry Castaigne Member

    Harvey Weinstein is a terrible human being. I would not like to be in the city same city as him let alone interact with him. However, the presumption of innocence is more glorious than Harvey Weinstein is mendacious. The power of law can be used unjustly and tyrannically like any other power. The presumption of innocence protects us from the law being used to abuse our individual liberty. 

    Not an original idea I now- but it is still worth mentioning. 

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    • May 14, 2019, at 9:22 PM PDT
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  2. Franco Member

    Besides the basic judicial ignorance on the part of Harvard student, as smarmy as Weinstein is, when it comes to actual crimes he committed, it’s not especially egregious. As far as I can tell, no one was killed or maimed or even raped. Manipulation exploitation, unwanted advances and exposure are about it. Lawyers defend cold-blooded killers and brutal rapists and these people seemingly have no problem with that. Or should they? 

    It looks like the admissions department of Harvard just failed a crucial test. 

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    • May 14, 2019, at 10:56 PM PDT
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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor

    Every time we empower these children, we chip away at the rule of law. We empower them. We damage the country. Is anyone listening? Does anyone care?

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    • May 15, 2019, at 7:13 AM PDT
    • 11 likes
  4. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    I wonder if he will go quietly. Call me crazy, but lawyers have been known to file lawsuits. 

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    • May 15, 2019, at 9:02 AM PDT
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  5. TeamAmerica Member

    Buttigieg’s dad is an expert on the philosophy of Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, who argued that the way to succeed in spreading totalitarian Marxism was not to organize the factory workers or peasants, but to infiltrate and take over schools, universities, the media and entertainment industries, what Lenin called the commanding heights of society.

    To a great extent the Postmodern/Neomarxists have succeeded. Besides this African-American professor, Harvard President Larry Summers was also deposed for political heresy. A ‘journalism’ professor called Republicans terrorists. A ‘journalism’ major at UNC assaulted a pro-life student a few days ago, and another UNC student was taken into custody after tearing down prolife posters.

    But the corruption of schools like Harvard and Princeton is the most worrisome and troubling, as these ‘universities’ produce the future leaders- lawyers, judges, journalists, corporate CEOs and HR administrators.

    Without a strong grassroots backlash I think we can expect freedom of speech, of religion and the presumption of innocence to slowly vanish.

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    • May 15, 2019, at 5:08 PM PDT
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  6. formerlawprof Coolidge

    TBA (View Comment):

    I wonder if he will go quietly. Call me crazy, but lawyers have been known to file lawsuits.

    A lawsuit is doubtful. The discrimination was based on feelings, not race or ethnicity.

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    • May 15, 2019, at 9:15 PM PDT
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  7. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    formerlawprof (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    I wonder if he will go quietly. Call me crazy, but lawyers have been known to file lawsuits.

    A lawsuit is doubtful. The discrimination was based on feelings, not race or ethnicity.

    I’m thinking wrongful dismissal. 

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    • May 15, 2019, at 9:47 PM PDT
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  8. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    formerlawprof (View Comment):

    TBA (View Comment):

    I wonder if he will go quietly. Call me crazy, but lawyers have been known to file lawsuits.

    A lawsuit is doubtful. The discrimination was based on feelings, not race or ethnicity.

    Ah, but the feelings were of supposed sexual safety, threatened by a black man! Indeed, it should be argued that this is an instance of the university playing into the very worst, most historically dangerous, stereotypes of black men in America.

    Make. Them. Own. It. Demand mass apologies and reeducation of administrators and students about historic violence against black men based on false stereotypes of sexually violent predispositions.

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    • May 16, 2019, at 9:10 PM PDT
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