In a recent blog post, a Harvard University law professor suggested conservative Christians should be treated like Nazis.
Mark Tushnet, who served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall, is now the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law. In his article titled "Abandoning Defensive Crouch Liberal Constitutionalism," he claims liberals have been too defensive when it comes to advancing their agenda in the courts.
"Several generations of law students and their teachers grew up with federal courts dominated by conservatives," he wrote. "Not surprisingly, they found themselves wandering in the wilderness, looking for any sign of hope.
"The result: Defensive-crouch constitutionalism, with every liberal position asserted nervously, its proponents looking over their shoulders for retaliation by conservatives (in its elevated forms, fear of a backlash against aggressively liberal positions).
"It's time to stop. Right now more than half of the judges sitting on the courts of appeals were appointed by Democratic presidents, and—though I wasn't able to locate up-to-date numbers—the same appears to be true of the district courts. And, those judges no longer have to be worried about reversal by the Supreme Court if they take aggressively liberal positions. (They might be reversed, but now there's no guarantee.)
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