Thursday, July 15, 2010
Senate Republicans Trying to Make Issue Out of Kagan's Handling of the Harvard Law School Plagiarism Cases
So reports this often funny blog (scroll down) devoted to coverage of the three HLS plagiarism cases (though I've since revised my view about the plagiarism allegations against Dershowitz in light of this decisive analysis) Although the plagiarism at issue was perhaps the least dramatic in the case of Dershowitz, the fall-out from the failure of Harvard to expose it in his case was perhaps the most serious. In any case, the Republicans are appraently focusing on the Tribe case. It seems rather far-fetched that these matters will derail Kagan's nomination, but it appears like they are about to get their 15 minutes of fame (again!).
Do see the earlier comments by Mark Tushnet on the use of research assistants.