Did that stop one of my personal heroes, ubermensch Brian Leiter, esteemed professor of law (snicker) at the esteemed University of Chicago?
Did you really think it would?
In a recent entry, America's Foremost Philosophy Authority(c) took a young Nevada attorney to task for writing him an ungrateful and idiotic email, and as perverted punishment subjected the disobedient waif to the vengeful wrath of pompous academese. THEN, our Conquering Hero laid down The Law (which he can do, people, because he is a LAW professor):
I do think we law professors, and especially those with blogs, have been far too tolerant of malicious and unprofessional conduct by usually anonymous or pseudonymous lawyers and students....
I've generally let most of this garbage pass in silence, but in the coming weeks I'm going to be posting a bit more about some alleged legal professionals whose on-line conduct deserves to be aired in public. I especially welcome more information on a sick individual using the pseudonym "dybbuk,"....
As the good professor reports, some of dybbuk's malicious libel has already been pulled from the 'net.
WIN WIN WIN.
Here's the official scorecard, you degenerate paste-eating halfwits:
ANONYMOUS TROLLS: 7
As Nietzsche put it, "that's an asskicking."
Of course, miscreant Paul Campos just HAD to respond to Leiter's continued march towards the Atlantic. Blah blah blah, same ol' garbage that shows nothing more than Campos' own insecurity about his meager place in the law professor hierarchy.
You can read more about this issue at LGM or Volokh, but here is all you need to know in ranking form:
COOL PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS SPAT
1. Brian Leiter
2. Dan Filler
3. Anyone else who agrees with Brian Leiter (that's me!)
4. David Bernstein/Paul Campos and other Professors of Law
5. All members of general public who went to top-tier schools
6. Current law students at top law schools and practicing lawyers/judges of prestige
7. General public
8. Shitlawyers and third-tier law students
BEST BLOGS DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN SPAT
1. Leiter Law Reports
3. Lawyers Guns and Money
BEST ADJECTIVES BRIAN LEITER USED TO DRESS DOWN LAWYER WHO DARED QUESTION HIM