We’re not sure we “get” this story. We agree, in part, with this comment:
[The Northwestern Law School controversy] sounds very boring to me.
The SBA president offends the Latinos Students association, people ask him to resign, he resigns. End of story.
Where’s the “scandal”? Who cares….
Our only observation, which the WSJ Law Blog post hints at, is the sheer irony of all this. The SBA president got in trouble for not inviting minority student group leaders, qua minority student group leaders, to a breakfast with Chief Justice John Roberts (and for some remarks he made after the fact).
Yes, THAT Chief Justice Roberts. The jurist who wrote, in last year’s big Texas redistricting case: “It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.”
It is a sordid business, this divvying up of breakfast tickets by race.
But we seem to be in the minority. Several of you have asked us to write something about this dispute. And over at the WSJ Law Blog, there’s a comments clusterf**k going on.
So here’s an open thread. Enjoy!
P.S. We have to step away for a bit. But if we get inspired, maybe we’ll update this post a bit later with some actual substance.
Law School Group Leader Resigns Amid Controversy [Daily Northwestern]
Breakfast of Controversy [WSJ Law Blog]