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Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case

“Brutally honest, unflinching, exhaustively researched, and compulsively readable, Until Proven Innocent excoriates those who led the stampede — the prosecutor, the cops, the media — but it also exposes the cowardice of Duke’s administration and faculty. Until Proven Innocent smothers any lingering doubts that in this country the presumption of innocence is dead, dead, dead.” –John Grisham

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How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It

Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor present compelling evidence of the failure of our current affirmative action policies through stunning, previously unpublicized admissions and academic performance data from colleges and universities around the country and interviews with black and Hispanic administrators and former students.

At the heart of Sander and Taylor’s book is the theory of “mismatch.” They argue that the use of racial preferences in higher education puts students in academic situations where the odds are stacked against them from the beginning.

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Recent Pieces and Videos

A DA’s Relentless Probe of Wis. Gov. Walker, His Alleged Bias, And His Wife’s Tears

September 9, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, is at the center of a secretive and relentless four-year criminal investigation by Milwaukee District Attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, and other prosecutors. It is now focused on alleged “illegal coordination” — which two judges have found to be legal — of campaign funding by the governor and virtually the entire conservative movement in Wisconsin. A Chisholm confidant tells this reporter of private Chisholm comments that “he felt that it was his personal duty to stop Walker” from weakening public sector unions including the one in which Chisholm’s wife was a shop steward. See also my four related articles dated Sep 19, Oct 1, Oct 2, and Oct 6.

How the Media Failed Again on the Duke Lacrosse Story

By KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor, Jr. May 2, 2014

More than a dozen major newspapers and magazines have rushed to publish reviews heaping praise on what we have demonstrated — and will demonstrate again below — to be a guilt-presuming, fact-challenged new book about the Duke lacrosse rape fraud of 2006. Meanwhile, author William D. Cohan has ratcheted up his wild claims and misleading innuendoes during at least 10 broadcast and print interviews about the book, even, in some cases, after proof of their falsity had been published by us and others.

The Big Snoop: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Terrorists: A Brookings Essay

The divergent views of four respected experts help frame the debate over the future of the NSA in the Snowden Era

By Stuart Taylor, Jr. April 29, 2014

When Edward Snowden hit the send button on a laptop in Hong Kong last June, just shy of his 30th birthday, he became the poster boy for an acutely American conundrum: the tension between the government’s constitutional commitment to the privacy of individuals and its responsibility for the safety of the nation.

C-Span’s Brian Lamb’s Q&A with Stuart Taylor

April 24, 2014

Author and journalist Stuart Taylor responded to C-SPAN’s “Q&A” interview with William D. Cohan that aired April 20, 2014, in which Mr. Cohan talked about his book, The Price of Silence, about the 2006 Duke University lacrosse rape case. Mr. Taylor comprehensively refuted the book. He is the co-author of the 2007 book Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustices of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case. Video clips were shown of the interview with Mr. Cohan.

The Many Ways in Which The New Book About the Duke Lacrosse Case is Wrong

By Stuart Taylor, Jr. April 15, 2014

William D. Cohan’s revisionist, guilt-implying new book on the Duke lacrosse rape fraud adds not a single piece of significant new evidence to that which convinced then–North Carolina attorney general Roy Cooper and virtually all other serious analysts by mid-2007 that the lacrosse players were innocent of any sexual assault on anyone.

Book Review: ‘The Rule of Nobody’ by Philip K. Howard

When a tree fell into a stream in Franklin Township, N.J., it took 12 days and $12,000 for the necessary permits to remove it.

By Stuart Taylor, Jr. April 7, 2014

Amid the liberal-conservative ideological clash that paralyzes our government, it’s always refreshing to encounter the views of Philip K. Howard, whose ideology is common sense spiked with a sense of urgency. In The Rule of Nobody, Mr. Howard shows how federal, state and local laws have programmed officials of both parties to follow rules so detailed, rigid and, often, obsolete as to leave little room for human judgment.

Will This Man Make Gay Marriage Legal Everywhere?

By Stuart Taylor, Jr. February 22, 2014

Justice Anthony Kennedy has more power than any president or justice in history to decree the law of the land. Agree with him or not, there is something wrong with this picture. Federal district courts around the country have been ordering states at a surprisingly rapid clip to endorse (not merely tolerate) gay marriage in the months since the Supreme Court declined to do so last June. This may give the impression that the judges are merely falling in line with the stunning (and, in my view, most welcome) reversal of public opinion on gay rights in recent years. And so they are. When engaging in what can only loosely be…

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