A long-time reader of our acquaintance who graduated from Harvard Law School corrects my assessment of David Barron, President Obama’s embattled nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit:
Paul: You’re off the mark. Dave Barron isn’t as bad as you make him out to be … he’s worse!
I had him for Property and Admin Law. He’s a nice guy, but a true radical leftist. He basically thought private property shouldn’t be recognized and the courts and agencies simply practice politics by another means, so they should at least implement the progressive agenda.
His writing was also the most turgid and verbose on the faculty — and that’s saying something! Even another Harvard professor who has since moved into a very high station once said when a student questioned its clarity: “you should’ve seen the first draft.”
I stand corrected.