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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Acting in Bad Faith

For John, BLUFThis cowering before Social Justice Warriors, before the mob, is terrible.  It could cost the Democrats the Election on 2020.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From InstaPundit, by Professor Glenn Reynolds, 12 May 2019.

Professor Reynolds was blogging about an article in The College Fix on the imbroglio at Harvard over one of Harvard Law's Professors being on the Harvey Weinstein defense team.

BREAKING: Harvard dean representing Harvey Weinstein is removed from position

Here is the lede plus two:

Harvard’s Winthrop House faculty dean, Ronald Sullivan, will not be returning to his position after his term expires at the end June.

So announced Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana Saturday morning in an email to House affiliates, reports The Harvard Crimson.

Sullivan is the embattled dean representing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who stands accused of multiple instances of sexual assault.  Sullivan’s decision to take on Weinstein as a client has resulted in a tumultuous few months as #MeToo activists and others — including the student paper The Crimson — have trashed the professor and called for his ouster.

Maybe Dean Sullivan is doing a poor job as Dean, but to drop him in apparent response to the #MeToo movement is Unamerican and corrosive to our understanding of the Rights of Englishmen, including the right to a defense in court.

From a tweet by Mr Charles C W Cooke:

The idea that a defense lawyer is "condoning" the alleged crimes committed by his client, as opposed to demanding the state fulfill its role in proving them, is disgusting and dangerous.
From the comments at InstaPundit:  “Fair is fair, now we get to blacklist the lawyers that defend Comey, Strzok, and Hillary.”

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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