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The Tyranny of Good Intentions at U.S. Colleges

Barbara213 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:38 PM
Our judiciary is just as bad as those entities written about in this article. Around 1880, a U.S. Supreme Court justice (Field, with a bald head and a flowing beard) wrote in Bradley v. Fisher that judges had judicial immunity even if they acted with malice and were corrupt. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts--and perhaps some of the remaining 49 States--have a rule,,8.4(d), that says criticism of the judiciary interferes with the administration of justice. Using that rule they disbar lawyers who speak out against the judiciary, AND lawyers do NOT NOT NOT have First Amendment rights in the Commonwealth. The terrible consequences of those laws are horrendous. They support the SILENCE you speak of. The courts shall do nothing to correct it.
In 1902, journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote a book called "The Shame of the Cities." At the time, Americans took pride in big cities, with their towering skyscrapers, productive factories and prominent cultural institutions.

Steffens showed there were some rotten things underneath the gleaming veneers -- corrupt local governments and political machines, aided and abetted by business leaders.

In recent weeks, two books have appeared about another of America's gleaming institutions, our colleges and universities, either of which could be subtitled "The Shame of the Universities."

In "Mismatch," law professor Richard Sander and journalist Stuart Taylor expose, in the words of their...