"If the judges interpret the laws themselves, and suffer none else to interpret, they may easily make, of the laws, [a shredded] shipman's hose!" - King James I of England, around 1616.

“No class of the community ought to be allowed freer scope in the expression or publication of opinions as to the capacity, impartiality or integrity of judges than members of the bar. They have the best opportunities of observing and forming a correct judgment. They are in constant attendance on the courts. Hundreds of those who are called on to vote never enter a court-house, or if they do, it is only at intervals as jurors, witnesses or parties. To say that an attorney can only act or speak on this subject under liability to be called to account and to be deprived of his profession and livelihood by the very judge or judges whom he may consider it his duty to attack and expose, is a position too monstrous to be entertained for a moment under our present system,” Justice Sharwood in Ex Parte Steinman and Hensel, 95 Pa 220, 238-39 (1880).

“This case illustrates to me the serious consequences to the Bar itself of not affording the full protections of the First Amendment to its applicants for admission. For this record shows that [the rejected attorney candidate] has many of the qualities that are needed in the American Bar. It shows not only that [the rejected attorney candidate] has followed a high moral, ethical and patriotic course in all of the activities of his life, but also that he combines these more common virtues with the uncommon virtue of courage to stand by his principles at any cost.

It is such men as these who have most greatly honored the profession of the law. The legal profession will lose much of its nobility and its glory if it is not constantly replenished with lawyers like these. To force the Bar to become a group of thoroughly orthodox, time-serving, government-fearing individuals is to humiliate and degrade it.” In Re Anastaplo, 18 Ill. 2d 182, 163 N.E.2d 429 (1959), cert. granted, 362 U.S. 968 (1960), affirmed over strong dissent, 366 U.S. 82 (1961), Justice Black, Chief Justice Douglas and Justice Brennan, dissenting.

" I do not believe that the practice of law is a "privilege" which empowers Government to deny lawyers their constitutional rights. The mere fact that a lawyer has important responsibilities in society does not require or even permit the State to deprive him of those protections of freedom set out in the Bill of Rights for the precise purpose of insuring the independence of the individual against the Government and those acting for the Government”. Lathrop v Donohue, 367 US 820 (1961), Justice Black, dissenting.

"The legal profession must take great care not to emulate the many occupational groups that have managed to convert licensure from a sharp weapon of public defense into blunt instrument of self-enrichment". Walter Gellhorn, "The Abuse of Occupational Licensing", University of Chicago Law Review, Volume 44 Issue 1, September of 1976.

“Because the law requires that judges no matter how corrupt, who do not act in the clear absence of jurisdiction while performing a judicial act, are immune from suit, former Judge Ciavarella will escape liability for the vast majority of his conduct in this action. This is, to be sure, against the popular will, but it is the very oath which he is alleged to have so indecently, cavalierly, baselessly and willfully violated for personal gain that requires this Court to find him immune from suit”, District Judge A. Richard Caputo in H.T., et al, v. Ciavarella, Jr, et al, Case No. 3:09-cv-00286-ARC in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Document 336, page 18, November 20, 2009. This is about judges who were sentencing kids to juvenile detention for kickbacks.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

A belated eulogy for the untimely death by suicide of law professor Mike Adams

A heartfelt eulogy by a Russian lawyer on the death of law professor Michael Adams North Carolina who committed suicide on July 27th or a couple days prior, because he was harassed to death by the politically correct crowd in and around his university just because of several tweets where he expressed his conservative opinion.

This country is going down the drain fast if people like Michael Adams, who is rated the best professor by his students, is squeezed out of the academia and harassed to death.

It is a long eulogy, but it is valuable in terms of details and assessment of those details.

Translation, will do it by parts:

"In the memory of professor Mike Adams, we'll take care of and preserve your families!

On the 23rd of July of this cursed year of ours, professor Mike Adams committed suicide before he reached the age of 56.  To be precise he was nearly a former professor - he was squeezed out of his university and on the 1st of August he was supposed to become a former professor.

Who was he, why was he squeezed out and why did it end so badly?

A lawyer and a criminologist, Adam start several subjects in the University of North Carolina - criminal procedure, evidence and other legal nonsense which can become the boring drilling of statutes rules and court cases, or it can become the most entertaining time and one of the best memories of student years.

Professor Adams fit the second category.  On the site read my professor his former students write about him - and not only stellar students,  but C-students,too. It is the same as review of any business, it is always worth it the review negative readings to understand what is going on.  I remember sitting in the best cocktail bar I have ever visited, that was called Aptekas in Vilnius, I checked out its ratings and saw a negative review "there is no beer by the glass" and "there is no TV with sports channels", which is obviously very positive for a cocktail bar.

Similarly, the c-students write - "if you rely on drilling, do not take this course but this is the coolest professor I have had in my entire time in college".

The rest just praise him, and all the ratings agree that there was no professor in that University who would be better, funnier, more educational and more interesting.

God dammit, why did they sack the best?

Adams was a conservative.  This horrible sin in American universities (and in Israeli universities as far as I know, too) is as unforgivable as was homosexuality in the last century. God forbid somebody will learn about it, but if people do know, you need to keep mum (you know this rotten tune - let them do anything in the bedroom but let them do it quietly and so that children would not know).

Back in 2007 already, when the first swallows of militant progressivism have flown through the American skies, Adams was passed over in his promotion to the full tenured professors.  I don't know how it is in Russian and how the economic system works, it is a permanent professorship instead of a temporary. they did not want to take Mike into the real professorship because you had a mouth that he did not want to close.

That same here Adam sued, demanding to stop politically motivated discrimination.  The litigation continued for 7 years.  After he went through several court levels, he has won the right to a jury trial, and after that the university back down and promoted him into the tenured professorship in arrears, as well as paid him full tenured professor salary for the last 7 years.

Despite the torture that he has endured, Adams continued to speak out, and lately allowed himself several unforgivable statements, called the "peaceful protesters" demolishing stores - "rioters", called "people with vaginas" - "women" (I'm afraid to quote any further. If it was enough to harass a professor of law to death, will be enough for sure to block me on Facebook).

Heart-feeling activists have launched on social media campaign for his firing and cooked up a petition "sack the turd".  No it is in America and its satellites there is a magical expression "they do not feel safe" - and as soon as something is said that is not to the liking of the progressivist activists, students begin to "feel they are in danger', and a danger to life must be immediately eliminated.

The crowd of " liberal" (now this word can be used only in quotation marks, since nowadays it means exactly the opposite of what it meant before) activist from Twitter got their way, and the professor was squeezed out.

But of course that was not enough, because one cannot underestimate the danger that was coming from that person, therefore the activist put up boards saying "beware of a racist and chauvinist" opposite his house and glued similar papers over the entire neighborhood, so the neighbors would know with a dangerous maniac lives next door.

A week ago he shot himself.  The man who has raised generations of students, who has taught them to love their profession, who has ignited in them the flame of gaining knowledge, we had grafted onto them the interest in the criminal procedure, a bright outstanding personality - was harassed to death in the name I love the "feeling of safety".

He was not the first, and, regretfully, will not be the last, who has been harassed to death by the progressist riff-raff.  Do you remember the British attorney who in a drunken condition I did something about Hindus on a plane? She has been harassed for half a year until she committed suicide, having destroyed the whole world (by the way not only juice like to talk about "who one soul in Israel", it is a later addition, an add-on, the is no Jew and no ellin in the original, there are only people).

By the way, I was also harassed by these creatures - defenders of all good from all bad, they even printed in newspapers that I am a misogynist, they even forward it to me a letter from the biggest women's organization, the cover of this whole snake pit ("irgun gag" it is called). In the letter I was ordered to repent and to present apologies two old women on the planet, otherwise they will file a complaint with the chamber of advocates.

To tell you the truth, the letter was not signed, and, when I inquired about the name of the author in order to file a complaint with the police about blackmailing, the courage left the tiresome strugglers for the rights of women (which I do not know why anybody needs to fight for if they exist for a long time and are confirmed in the law), and they got lost in the oblivion.

Now for the most important thing.  Well what I said previously is important to, but this is even more important.

The majority, the overwhelming majority! Of those harassed to death were single.

Never married, divorced, out of relationships (or it would be more proper to say separated?) - without a wife who would give you a hug in consolation and who would tell you, let them go to hell!

I remember I had a boy who went to rob a store with his best friends, but gor caught as an idiot, and decided to become a witness for the prosecution, to betray his best friends so that they would let him go.  I do not work with such people, so I called his wife and told her I'm leaving. I remember I was trying to find a good replacement attorney instead of myself for him, end up nobody out of decent people wanted to take such a client on.

So, when his wife has heard the reason for my leaving, she said - I will not live with him.  But now, while he's still in jail, I will be with him to the end, with when it will all finish, we will split, because you cannot trust such a person.

But now I must support him, because when we were getting married, I promised in joy and in sadness, and now it is sadness, and I must go through this with him without regard what I'm feeling right now.

Therefore, let's drink to our "halves", and not even 'halves", but real halves of ourselves, without home where only half a human.

Because those who have a good life partner shoot themselves a lot more rarely.

Because family it is, it is the true life, and work is just a means to feed the family and to do what you love to do, and however you're being harassed will fired you can find another job and another opportunity to do what you love to do.

And the search for that human who will become for you protection from death in the meaning of your life and you for her, me take the whole of your lifetime, and the result is not guaranteed.  It is not by chance that I have two bachelor friends both over 40, both amazing intelligent people, I saw such girls, too, who are despairing already.

Pablo Neruda said the right thing - "Si nada nos salva de la muerte, al menos que el amor nos salve de la vida".


So, here.

His numerous former and present students, his colleagues and his friends are afraid, as I understand, to say about him and about his untimely outrageous death by harassment what an out of the country foreign attorney dared to say.

And that is the saddest statement as to the state of the country we have become.

Done by speech to text dictation, apologies for possible mistakes.

No comments:

Post a Comment