Political Correctness

  • Bill Cosby

    Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.04.16

    * Guess what? Science says political incorrectness is an insincere sham. Sounds about right to me. [The Denver Post]

    * How are Law and Order: SVU and law school exams the same? The both desperately try to wedge current events into their same old, boring fact patterns. In related news, expect both to soon feature the issue of spousal privilege when the wife of a celebrity accused of rape is forced to give testimony against him. [The Guardian]

    * Can the Netflix show Making a Murderer actually lead to a pardon? Probably not, but it’ll make you feel better about the binge watching you did over the holidays. [Time]

    * This is why China’s new counterterrorism law is terrifying for tech companies doing business there. [Slate]

    * The ABA has released the full, school-by-school bar passage rates for 2014. Which school was the best? More interestingly, which was the worst? [Bar Exam Stats]

    * Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the New York State Court of Appeals is retiring. He took a larger view of the law, where getting justice was not about money. [Guile Is Good]

    29 Comments / / Jan 4, 2016 at 5:04 PM
  • Mizzou Memorial Union

    Public Interest

    Can Political Correctness And Free Speech Coexist On Campus?

    People up in arms over “political correctness” might want to take a second to think about what free speech really means.

    53 Comments / / Nov 17, 2015 at 11:27 AM
  • diversity diverse workforce business law firm minority lawyers

    Minority Issues

    For Minorities In The Law, What Does ‘Political Correctness’ Mean?

    When will we all begin to view the fight for equality and diversity as something other than a zero-sum game?

    79 Comments / / Mar 6, 2015 at 3:02 PM
  • wade-mccree

    Department of Justice, Eugene Volokh, Fast Food, Non-Sequiturs, Sex, Sex Scandals, Women's Issues

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.21.13

    * They are livestreaming the misconduct case against Judge Wade McCree. [Detroit Free Press]

    * GW Law professor John Banzhaf is calling upon the D.C. City Council to bar local broadcasters from using the term “Redskins.” Two decades after the real emergence of “political correctness,” the “Redskins” name has held out against that all-out assault almost as long as the actual Native American society did against Phil Sheridan. [Huffington Post]

    * People are still talking about the Yahoo!/Tumblr deal, but the most important deal for the legal profession has slid under the radar. Seamless and GrubHub are merging to make all your “3 a.m. and still haven’t had dinner at the office” dreams come true. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Vivia Chen of The Careerist got some flack for suggesting that women taking their husbands’ names was a regressive trend. In (tongue-in-cheek) fairness, here are the good reasons to take your husband’s name. Example: “When you’ve been indicted or convicted.” [The Careerist]

    * U. Chicago Law scheduled finals during Memorial Day weekend… while Chicago is closing Lake Shore Drive and cutting back on public transit. UChiLawGo responds. [UChiLawGo]

    * A gospel singer is suing McDonald’s because she lost her voice. Normally I’d make fun of this, but she sounds like she has a good argument. [The Inquisitr]

    * A review of the legal issues surrounding the DOJ/AP scandal. [Volokh Conspiracy]

    * Elie explains why the racist, nasty comments we receive don’t faze us at all. [Paidcontent.org]

    * Well this is a novel use of fundraising: Speculation that Tim Lambesis (who we covered yesterday) used crowdfunding for a new Austrian Death Machine Schwarzenegger tribute album as the down payment on a hitman to murder his wife. Maybe this new album was going to have a Total Recall theme? [Metal Sucks]

    * Stephen Colbert sits down with Caplin & Drysdale’s Trevor Potter to discuss the fact that Colbert’s SuperPAC has never been approved by the IRS. Video after the jump…

    7 Comments / / May 21, 2013 at 5:32 PM
  • Law Schools, listserv, Ridiculousness, Travel / Vacation

    Northwestern PC Police Trying to Change the Image Of Brazil, One Email at a Time

    At Northwestern Law, the PC Police have a long and storied history. You are, of course, free to say what you want to say, but if you offend other people’s cultural sensibilities, you had best expect a reaction from other Northwestern students — whether the cultural slight was real or just perceived….

    49 Comments / / Oct 20, 2011 at 12:19 PM