Civility norms and Requirement of firearms possession
paul-finkelman at UTULSA.EDU
Wed Aug 23 15:29:49 PDT 2000
I should add to Mark's point that have seen no one in the discussions of 2nd Amendment Scholarship raise the issue of funded scholarship -- yet the NRA funds a great deal of scholarship and much of the literature out there in law reviews is written by people who are paid through salary, grants, or attorneys fees, by the NRA. Nor, do we raise this issue in other ways; do we ask what someone's views are on abortion if they write on Roe v.
Wade? Or their views on slavery if they do research on slavery?
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Mark Tushnet wrote:
> In light of Professor Bellesiles's statement (possibly, of course, self-interested), should prior postings asserting a connection between (political) predispositions and the outcome of academic inquiries be reconsidered, at least insofar as they made such assertions apparently about Professor Bellesiles? And, to be more pointed, aren't such imputations made without inquiry into the academic's predispositions a violation of civility norms?
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