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  •  This is a little off subject (3+ / 0-)
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    but I often wonder what classes Reynolds teaches at the UT law school.  I don't even have a law degree and in 2004 I caught him in a law-related mistake he made while trying to accuse a Democratic presidential candidate (Dick Gephardt I think) of ignorance.  He did answer the e-mail I sent, but, unsurprisingly, refused to admit he was wrong rather than Gephardt.

    The ...Bushies... don't make policies to deal with problems. ...It's all about how can we spin what's happening out there to do what we want to do. Krugman

    by mikepridmore on Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 12:07:26 AM PDT

    •  I have often thought (2+ / 0-)
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      that someone from his faculty would quietly take him to one side and request that he stops embarrasing the university. Not a matter of left/right but intelectual honesty. In normal countries if an academic lies they are then both unemployed and unemployable  - silly me for expecting this to apply in Bizzaro world.

      'Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it'. - GBS

      by stevej on Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 04:05:43 AM PDT

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    •  Odd, isn't it -- a law professor (4+ / 0-)
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      who apparently neither knows nor cares about the law.

      I first became aware of Glenn Greenwald when he posted about the FISA statute, and how explicit it is about the requirement of a warrant for eavesdropping on US citizens. He was responding to a post  by some wingnut that Reynolds was citing approvingly, which clearly misquoted and distorted the statute to make it look as if the administration had some wigggle room in what they were doing.  Greenwald showed that that was all wrong, and that the statute is crystal clear. He cited chapter and verse. Open and shut. And in an update he noted that Reynolds had acknowledged his post but without justification just wrote that it was still not clear whether they had broken the law or not.

      He just doesn't care about the law.

      Similarly, after Vanity Fair ran an article about Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame, with a photo of them in a car, including a glimpse of Ms. Plame wearing dark sunglasses and a scarf covering her head -- Reynolds posted that the whole Plame scandal was "bogus."  Just based on that photo! So the multiple statutes prohibiting the unauthorized outing of secret intelligence agents don't matter at all to Glenn Reynolds, Law Professor! (Not to mention the wholesale destruction of the CIA's network for spying on WMD black markets.)

      How can you have a law professor who thinks the law is just a big joke?

      The Republican party: An alliance of madness and greed.

      by jem6x on Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 07:34:58 AM PDT

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    •  his bio ... (1+ / 0-)
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      here ...

      thankfully, ETHICS is not listed as an area he lectures on ...

      but he did co-author The Appearance of Impropriety: How the Ethics Wars Have Undermined American Government, Business, and Society with Peter Morgan ... somebody really ought to register this domain name ...

      by wystler on Mon Jun 19, 2006 at 10:14:40 AM PDT

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