ASA policy reversal delegitimizes BDS, but does not reverse past discrimination

The ASA's adoption of a partial boycott of Israeli academics was seen as a watershed for the legitimacy of the BDS movement. The group's rapid reversal of its policy thus represents a significant delegitimization of such efforts, which have now been disclaimed even by the most ideological academic groups. But none of this frees the ASA for responsibility for its past discrimination against Israelis.

ASA pretends to partially drop Israel boycott

The American Studies Association may be ready to suspend its boycott of Israeli academics to avoid legal troubles with their upcoming conference in Los Angeles. But their supposedly revised policy -- which is about as coherent as one of their post-modern papers -- is too little, too late.

Q-and-A with Erwin Chemerinsky

Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has a new book arguing that the Supreme Court is a failure. But is Chemerinsky just criticizing the Court for not agreeing with his personal policy preferences? I ask him that, and he responds.