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December 21, 2016


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As you likely know, German scholars and jurists read "the law" broadly enough to accept the Nazi "reforms" ...

The points you make may be valid strategically and politically. It is probably correct to say that in a free country our sense should be that folks can organize and do as they please, so long as they don't run afoul of constitutionally permitted law.

There is nothing wrong with asserting that the law requires or forbids this or that; and, on the other hand, there is probably some merit in testing the boundaries of permissible conduct by organizations.

In other contexts, it seems that you might agree.

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

A terrorist intentionally smashes a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Germany killing scores of innocents. Let's boycott and condemn Israel. Makes sense to me.


Academic groups have a long history of interjecting themselves into political matters (always on the left, of course) that are unrelated to their supposed reason for existence. During the 1970s academic groups almost universally voted to boycott states that did not ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

The BDS resolutions passed by the usual suspects are an embarrassment to the organizations passing them even if the members therein have no idea of that, given the far left bubble they live in. However, for academics opposed to them to resort to the judicial system after having looked the other way every other time that these same groups chose to engage in unrelated political theater is an embarrassment to those filing the complaints. If you don't like this behavior, and you shouldn't, then just resign from them.

Steve, one of the lead actors in this unfortunate use of the judicial system, is a colleague of yours at Northwestern Law School. Planning to call him out by name?

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