At the American Lawyer, Matt Leichter repeats
many misrepresentations of our research that originally appeared in the
tabloid Above the Law, even after Above the Law posted corrections and
after we refuted many of these misrepresentations. He also refers to anonymous comments attacking our research from people who did not read it. ...
Steve Harper makes many of the same mistakes, and throws in a few disparaging remarks to boot. ...
We've already responded to many of these same misrepresentations of
our research from Above the Law, Brian Tamanaha, and Paul Campos. Simple
fact-checking, either by reading the article or by checking our blog
posts, could have prevented these errors.
Hopefully the editors at the American Lawyer will promptly post
corrections and have a serious discussion with Mr. Leichter and Mr.
Harper about the differences between critiquing research on the merits
and misrepresenting the contents of that research--and impugning the
integrity of its authors--in a nationally distributed publication.