Former Dean of Vanderbilt Law School Edward Rubin claims to be a “constitutional scholar.”

He believes in the First Amendment…for himself.

Not apparently, though, for others.

Via Campus Reform: Vandy law prof threatens to shut down pro-Israel event, claims country is ‘destroying’ America

The former dean of the Vanderbilt Law School, Professor Edward Rubin, threatened to shut down a pro-Israel demonstration as he is an American and not part of the “international Jewish conspiracy,” according to an email obtained by Campus Reform.

In the email, sent to Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations(PJTN), a pro-Israel Christian organization, Rubin attacked Republicans and Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, who he accused of opposing everything Rubin believes in when it comes to human rights, environmental issues, and social justice.

“As a strongly Jewish-identified American, and the son-in-law of an Auschwitz survivor, I want to let you know that I have become an opponent of Israel,” Rubin wrote in the email provided to Campus Reform.

“I have always regarded Israel as important, but I am not a member of an international Jewish conspiracy; I am an American,” Rubin also said. “Israel is trying to destroy my country, I no longer care about its welfare. I am a law professor, and I will contact the Mayor’s Office on Monday to see if there is any way that your demonstration can be prevented.”

International Jewish conspiracy?

Wow, Goebbels would be proud.

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  1. Alain41 says:

    Triumph of the ill.

  2. Kitten says:

    This is a form of self-hatred. It truly boggles the mind.

  3. Maynard says:

    Here is what would seem to be his faculty page on the Vanderbilt site. Is this the guy? His pic looks so benign and dignified.

    Ed Rubin specializes in administrative law, constitutional law and legal theory. He is the author of numerous books, articles and book chapters. Professor Rubin joined Vanderbilt Law School as Dean and the first John Wade–Kent Syverud Professor of Law in July 2005, serving a four-year term that ended in June 2009. Previously, he was the Theodore K. Warner, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1998 to 2005, and the Richard K. Jennings Professor of Law at the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California-Berkeley, where he had taught since 1982 and served as an associate dean. Professor Rubin has been chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ sections on Administrative Law and Socioeconomics and of its Committee on the Curriculum. After graduating from Princeton, he worked as a curriculum planner for the New York City Board of Education. He received his law degree from Yale University in 1979, clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was an associate in the entertainment law department of Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison in New York. He has served as a consultant to the People’s Republic of China on administrative law, and to the Russian Federation on payments law.

    Hey, there’s a phone number too. Just in case someone wants to, you know, follow up.

    I must say, this is the sort of story that sounds “too good to be true”, if you know what I mean. The sort of thing that sends me scurrying to look for a Snopes entry. But it’s being reported elsewhere, which makes me think it’s legit. In FPM, Vanderbilt Law Prof Edward L. Rubin Denounces “International Jewish Conspiracy” for Supporting Republicans. This article references this page.

    So this story is a twofer, capturing both the growing respectability of anti-Semitism and pathological Jewish self-hatred.

    I wonder what the chances are this guy will face professional consequences for his hatemongering?

    • Cathode Rays says:

      On that first link, there is an opportunity to download a Highres photo of himself. Ummm — don’t think so.

      Rubin: It’s the Jewwwws fault. Oh — and never mind the Muslims committing atrocities against civilized human beings.


      I *used* to assume that “smart” people should be immune to liberalism or fill in the blank — anti-semitism. But human beings are so limited, with fragile minds — and that includes those that excel in one way or another.

  4. Dave says:

    This is what the liberal academia pumps out as intelligent thought and analysis.

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