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Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College: "The jury held accountable an unhinged progressive activist college …


Added 06-12-19 07:38:02am EST - “... that lost concern for the lives of working people in its community" -- My column in The Wall Street Journal.” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College: "The jury held accountable an unhinged progressive activist college ...”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

… that lost concern for the lives of working people in its community” — My column in The Wall Street Journal.

I have a column in The Wall Street Journal regarding a case you *might* have heard of, Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College.

On a different campus on a different day, it is unlikely a simple shoplifting case would have gained much attention. But the incident occurred the day after Donald Trump was elected president, in the wake of which Oberlin students appeared ready to build on the school’s history of left-wing activism to exercise their angst. Thus this otherwise unexciting crime became their cause célèbre….

This historic case received scant media attention during the trial. My publication, Legal Insurrection, was the only national outlet to be present for the entire trial, because we felt Gibson Bros. v. Oberlin College was emblematic of tensions in American culture, particularly the “town vs. gown” divide that pits activist colleges against the places that host them.

In this case, Oberlin students and administrators appeared happy to smear a family-run institution in pursuit of a “social justice” agenda. Ignoring the facts, they attempted to destroy a business without concern for the damage they were inflicting on a family and workers in their own community….

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