Are Pronouncements From Ivory Towers Audible to the Minnesota Electorate?

As reported by MPR, the faculty at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul voted today on a resolution to oppose the constitutional amendment that would define marriage as one man and one woman, and prohibit same sex couples from marrying.  The vote was 24-7 in a secret vote.

“I think the question is whether law school faculties should go beyond being a forum for informed intelligent debate on these sorts of public policy issues or whether they should impose a sort of uniformity of views and suggest a sort of monolithic view,”  said Teresa Collett, a law professor at the University of St. Thomas and part of a group called Lawyers for Freedom and Marriage that is affiliated with the pro-amendment group, Minnesota for Marriage.

Is imposing a sort of uniformity of views or suggesting a sort of monolithic views ok for some views, those that coincide with your own views, but not ok for other views?  This is the definition of hypocrisy.  (And note that the William Mitchell faculty did not impose any views on anyone, did not suggest a “monolithic view,” and made public that the vote was 24-7.)

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