In a February 4 blog post for Justia.com, Illinois law dean Vikram David Amar and Michigan Law dean emeritus Evan Caminker discuss Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz’s explanation of why he stands (virtually) alone in his views on impeachment—that all the scholars who disagree with him are biased partisans. Amar and Caminker explain why this claim is so insidious, with effects lasting well beyond the span of the current presidency. They write:
"This intemperate condemnation of the mainstream of the legal academy is incredibly dangerous insofar as it supports the notion, strategically advanced by those trying to morph if not subvert the law, that scholars as a class are partisans to be ignored rather than (well-intentioned if imperfect) experts to be consulted and considered."
Read the full post at verdict.justia.com.