Friday, October 10, 2003

Rights and Reason: The Fat Wars, cont'd

Did John Banzhaf lie to Congress? Tech Central Station's Sandy Szwarc exposes numerous contradictions in the George Washington University law professor's public statements regarding his attacks on fast food companies.

One fact the TCS story mentions, and which doesn't get enough attention, is that Banzhaf requires students in one of his classes to file a lawsuit as part of their class requirements. One such lawsuit was filed against McDonald's, a favoritze Banzhaf target. The fact that GWU Law School permits this to occur under the facade of academics is shameful. Banzhaf should not be rewarded with a prominent faculty position for clogging the system with meritless "public interest" lawsuits; he should be fired and disbarred.

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