Oberlin College & Gibson’s Food Market -- Blueprint for Fighting Progressive Shame Mobs | National Review
Good news — a defeat for university-sanctioned mob mentalities.
The Oberlin verdict is important. It's a reminder that the old common law applies in a new time of social justice intimidation. It's a signal that the liberal order contains the antibodies to fight an illiberal virus. Look for more cases to come
For more on the Oberlin case and the complexities and longstanding distinctions about speech that it involves, see this fine, short essay by
ICYMI (I did), and in light of Gibson winning another $33 million: The Oberlin Trial Is a Blueprint for Fighting Back
I'm no lawyer (obviously), whereas has been arguing First Amendment cases his entire professional career. You can see what he has to say about the Oberlin/bakery decision here: But for an opposing view, see below:
Given the extent to which social justice mob behavior so often depends upon a combination of malicious falsehoods and attempted economic reprisals, many incidents implicate the common law. The Oberlin verdict shows the way
>The Oberlin Trial Is a Blueprint for Fighting Back
The Oberlin Trial Is a Blueprint for Fighting Back
The Oberlin Trial Is a Blueprint for Fighting Back #SAHElaw
"It’s tempting, given the technological revolution that’s upended American culture, to believe that old legal doctrines and traditions aren’t up to the new challenges of our time. But lies are still lies, contracts are still contracts,..."
David French starts off talking Oberlin but then turns to the Tynes case and seems to endorse the view there was defamation.