Sunday, December 4, 2005

Beware the Wrath of Bloggers: Indiana-Indianapolis Law Professor Resigns

The Indianapolis Star is reporting:

"William C. Bradford [visiting William & Mary Law] has resigned as an associate professor at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, effective Jan. 1."

"He claimed that a faculty committee had voted against him for tenure . . . [and] maintained that two left-leaning professors were leading the charge for political reasons. They disliked him because he was an Army veteran who supported the war."

"On the law school's Web site and its Viewbook, Bradford was profiled as being in the Army infantry from 1990 to 2001. He wore a Silver Star lapel pin around campus. He had a major's gold-leaf insignia plate on his vehicle."

Only problem: "Bradford's service record from the Army . . . . showed he was in the Army Reserve from Sept. 30, 1995, to Oct 23, 2001. He was discharged as a second lieutenant. He had no active duty. He was in military intelligence, not infantry. He received no awards."

"Meanwhile, law school bloggers hammered away at Bradford's credibility. Bradford, formerly a vigorous participant, shut up."

"His resignation came as no surprise."

Having followed this story over the last several months as a leading example of how conservative law professors have been mistreated in legal academia (here's an example of such a story from FrontPage Magazine and another one from Inside Higher Ed), all I can say now for sure is that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

Hat tip:  Atrios

Posted by: Paul M. Secunda

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This is far more than a "wrath of bloggers" story.

Posted by: reader | Dec 9, 2005 11:09:50 AM

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