Wednesday Writs: VMI Goes Co-Ed Edition

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Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar DensityDuck
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    Women at VMI? What’s next, men at UVA?Report

  2. Avatar Philip H
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    L5 – this is why colleges are doomed to fail responding to COVID. Its honestly too much to expect students to NOT gather or party or generally be college students. And too many college are still not able (much less willing) to test, trace and quarantine. Absent a vaccine they shouldn’t have reopened.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird
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      The ‘rona is one heck of a collective action problem. It’s like the Prisoner’s Dilemma, but with a bajillion prisoners rather than with just two.

      This *MIGHT* be surmountable with small communities where everybody knows everybody and the so-called “adults” are in charge, but in large communities where you don’t know more than a handful of folks, and you’re in Lord of the Flies during the time that you’re not in class, well…

      You shouldn’t be surprised to find yourself with a group of teenagers/early twentysomethings who find themselves sharing drinking glasses and otherwise giving each other mono.

      Or worse.Report

      • Avatar Philip H
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        You shouldn’t be surprised to find yourself with a group of teenagers/early twentysomethings who find themselves sharing drinking glasses and otherwise giving each other mono.

        Exactly my point. And colleges knew this, but decided to give it a go anyway, mostly to mollify boards of trustees and athletic foundations.

        And kids are getting sick. When its avoidable. Just like the nation.Report

        • Avatar Jaybird
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          The feeling that I got from the various colleges nearby is that it felt like the folks in charge wanted to get their ducks in a row by making everybody take training, sign forms, sign waivers, and then, when the inevitable happened, they could say “hey! They’re legally adults and they can make their own decisions!” and then show that the kids had signed a waiver.

          Which strikes me, I suppose, as good training for the kids for the corporate world they’re going to enter but, on the part of management, it’s negligence.Report

  3. Avatar Dr X
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    Wonderful post. As a non-lawyer, I really enjoyed the evenhanded account of the majority and dissenting opinions.Report

    • Avatar Em Carpenter
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      Thank you for reading. I do this feature weekly and I always strive to interpret and explain the decision in a particular case in a way that is easy to understand and unbiased.Report

  4. Avatar Oscar Gordon
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    L6: Why our IVF doctor was a woman…Report

  5. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    L3: The Hatch Act has been a dead letter at least since W.

    https://washingtonmonthly.com/2011/01/25/loyal-bushies-flagrantly-ignored-the-law/

    There were, for example, several dozen mandatory briefings for federal employees — during work hours and in federal office buildings — in which White House officials instructed public employees on how they could help Republican campaign efforts. Bushies later described the briefings as “informational discussions,” but all available evidence suggests that’s a lie.

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  6. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    L7: “Take to the sea!”Report

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