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Green Pasture for Litigation Addicts?

A former lecturer at Dartmouth, Priya Venkatesen, has informed her former freshman students that she will sue them for harassment and discrimination. She alleges they bombarded her ceaselessly with “hostility, nastiness and anti-intellectualism.” Heavens, reports the New York Post, some members of the class even clapped when one student disagreed with her.

One doubts that harassment charges on the basis of such complaints as mean-spirited applause will stick. But, you never know. Maybe this case will open new and heretofore unimagined vistas in the academic world of speech codes, politically correct curricula, and promiscuous litigation.


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