Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Abuse Of Professorial Power

The Minnesota Supreme Court order indefinitely suspending an adjunct professor who taught a sports law class for sexually harassing a student "he had taught and was supervising in an independent clinic" has been posted.

The attorney had "opposed any public discipline."

Justice Lillehaug dissented, noting that the court's order allows the attorney to seek reinstatement after 90 days. As the "common denominator" of the sexual harassment and subsequent "interference with a law school's and law enforcement's administration of justice" was "the use and abuse of power," a longer suspension should have been imposed.

Unlike the majority order, the dissent describes the misconduct in detail.

Personal note: The attorney's father moved the original Washington Senators to Minnesota. I never have and never will forgive him. It takes all the strength of will I possess to avoid dancing here. (Mike Frisch)

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