Monday, June 26, 2006

Good Riddance

University of Colorado's Interim Chancellor Philip DiStefano yesterday recommended that Ward Churchill (he of the "little Eichmans" statement) be fired. His recommendation comes two weeks after an investigation turned up evidence of serious research misconduct.

Is Ward Churchill an abberation or a symptom of the excessive Leftist influence in our universities? Are legal scholars like Brian Leiter the exception or the rule?

In the legal sphere the answer is fairly obvious. While the Federalist Society has made some headway, most law school professors are Democrats and on average the ratio is 7:1 Democrats to Republicans.

Liberal bias in our universities has the effect of training the younger generation to view the law through a liberal lens. And while that isn't bad in theory, in practice one-sided interpretations of the law are unhelpful.

So while Churchill should not be fired for his political statements, I'm not shedding any tears over the fact this cretin needs to find another job.

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