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    Anonymity and intolerance

    Anonymity and intolerance

    Hey, I missed this controversy until it was over.

    Via Instapundit (who is not anonymous), an anonymous law professor blogger created a blog called Inside The Law School Scam.  For about two weeks the anonymous law professor claimed to “out” all sorts of bad behavior at law schools and particularly among the law professor community (see his first post).

    TaxProf (who is not anonymous), has all the background and links.  Althouse (who is not anonymous) reflects on her prior reflections on the anonymous blogger, and Brian Leiter (who is not anonymous) was critical, as was Stephen Bainbridge (who is not anonymous).

    Now the anonymous law professor blogger has outed himself.  He is Paul Campos of the University of Colorado, a non-anonymous blogger at the left-wing Lawyers, Guns & Money blog and also a sometimes columnist in the mainstream media.  Donald Douglas (who is not anonymous) is enjoying the news (language warning).

    Highly perceptive questions:

    Why did Campos feel no need for anonymity when he expressed himself on political and legal topics in highly critical terms against the “right-wing,” but felt the need for anonymity when criticizing his mostly left-wing profession as to its job performance?  Is the legal academy more intolerant than the vast right-wing conspiracy?


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    […] WHEN LAW PROFESSORS FEEL THE NEED FOR ANONYMITY, and when they don’t. […]

    teapartydoc | August 22, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Short answer: Yes.

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