New article about the SC Bar scandal here. It notes:
… In reversing the grades, the court apparently violated its own order in March banning re-grading after the scores were released by the S.C. Board of Law Examiners, which administers the test. Willful violation of a Supreme Court order is grounds for discipline, under the court’s own rules.
Erica Moeser, president of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, told The State in a recent interview she couldn’t recall a similar situation in any other state in her 13 years leading the organization. …
It includes these words from Feminist Law Prof Deborah Rhode:
Deborah Rhode, director of Stanford Law School’s Center on Ethics, said an outside review of the Supreme Court’s handling of the bar exam matter is needed.”Certainly, you’ve got the appearance of bias.”
â€œThis is a classic illustration that you ought not to have ethical complaints against that body being resolved by that body,”said Rhode, who reviewed the Supreme Court’s statement on the issue at the request of The State.
â€œThe problem,”she said,”is not that people are consciously acting to further their professional or personal concerns. It’s one of tunnel vision.”
Update: Jim Chen says:
If an investigation comes to pass, hell indeed will have frozen over, and a squadron of pigs, presumably escaping Carolina’s barbecue pits, will fly in formation from Rock Hill to Hilton Head.
I promise I will salute.