Shorter Professor Michael Krauss1
ABOVE: Professor Michael Krauss elicits a disgusted
reaction from a statue of George Mason
George Mason Law2 Perfesser Michael Krauss, Point of Law
- Concern about law school tenure committees is the lamest excuse ever advanced as a reason for a law school professor to blog pseudonymously. That being said, I do hope that the South Texas School of Law tenure committee considers the grievous implications of Assistant Professor “Publius” having used a pseudonym to smear conservative Ed Whelan as a “know-nothing demagogue” and a “legal hit-man” while improperly criticizing Whelan’s perfectly correct views on Judge Sotomayor. Also, the smarty-pants reference to Publius isn’t lost on me. But pseudonyms were okay only during the dangerous times of the American Revolution. What? The revolution was over when the pseudonym Publius was used by the authors of the Federalist Papers? Well how should I know that?3 I went to school in Canada, ferchrissakes.4
‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. We are aware of all Internet traditions.™
2George Mason Law School, the Red Roof Inn of D.C. area law schools, is something of a wingnut magnet, lodging in its limestone towers in rustic and charming Arlington, Virginia, the likes of Todd Zywicki, Neomi Rao, Starfleet Commander and Volokh Conspirator Ilya Somin, David “Civil Rights Laws Are Racist” Bernstein, and others. Perhaps the copious wingnuttery at George Mason can be attributed to the fact that it is the only law school in the country with a faculty chair endowed by the NRA.
3 Awesome displays of faculty erudition like this were among the reasons that George Mason’s Law School is a favorite of the National Review.
4 Before any of you start belly-aching about this being a shorter, the text of the shorter still has fewer words, at least if you don’t count the words in the footnotes, than Krauss’s post has. It’s also shorter than Gavin’s last shorter (“Condensed Malk”) even when you count the words in the footnotes.