Author: David Bernstein

David Bernstein is the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA. He is the author of Rehabilitating Lochner: Defending Individual Rights Against Progressive Reform (2011); You Can't Say That! The Growing Threat to Civil Liberties from Antidiscrimination Laws (2003); Only One Place of Redress: African Americans, Labor Regulations the Courts from Reconstruction to the New Deal (2001); and numerous law review articles.

Don’t Take Gawker Seriously on Sexual Assault

Volokh Conspiracy Just yesterday I was pointing out that many people were misled about the content of George Will’s column on sexual assault  by left-wing sites that manufactured outrage by putting a wholly inaccurate headline on a blog piece that proceeded to misrepresent what Will wrote. Now it’s my turn. Here’s the Gawker headline:  Law Professor: […]

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An Unjustified Attack On George Will

The Volokh Conspiracy Columnist George Will wrote a column recently that has attracted a tremendous amount of ire, including calls that the Washington Post fire him.  The St. Louis Dispatch has now announced that it’s replacing Will with Michael Gerson. The announcement reads in part: “The change has been under consideration for several months, but a column published June 5, in which […]

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More on the Brandeis-Hirsi Ali Controversy

Cross-posted from the Volokh Conspiracy    In a previous post, I noted that Brandeis University had previously declined to disinvite a controversial commencement honoree (Tony Kushner), on the grounds that Brandeis honors people for their achievements without vetting their political views. This conflicts with Brandeis’s stated rationale for disinviting Hirsi Ali; Brandeis acknowledges that it continues […]

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A Watered-Down Boycott Resolution on Israeli Institutions

From the bowels of academia comes news that the National Council of the American Studies Association has voted in favor of boycotting Israeli institutions. The boycott resolution goes to the full membership for an up or down vote. The National Council’s vote has been hailed as a huge victory for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions […]

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