The Name Game at George Mason University

Image processed by CodeCarvings Piczard ### FREE Community Edition ### on 2016-02-17 16:11:33Z | |

Looks like next year’s law school graduates will have “Antonin Scalia Law School” on their sheepskins.

After a petition drive and some large grants conditioned on the name change, to honor the late SCOTUS justice, a Commonwealth of Virginia board has determined it has no jurisdiction over the naming.

Scalia isn’t an alumnus, but George Mason has a reputation for conservative legal and political scholarship, which makes it a good fit.

In an era of petty name-stripping (think Robert E. Lee, Woodrow Wilson, et. al.), it’s good to see a fitting and well-deserved honor.

Disaster was averted at the last minute though: they were orginally proposing the name “Antonin Scalia School of Law” until someone noticed the acronym, “ASSOL”. Hence, “Antonin Scalia Law School” instead.

And fewer lawyer jokes.


Jack asks, if Obama can congratulate Putin, why can’t Trump? (Audio) After weeks of hiding, the Austin bomber makes many unusual missteps (Audio) The Austin bomber may be dead, but his motive is still a mystery (Audio) JEFFREY ADDICOTT says bombings are terrorism, but what’s the motive? (Audio) Any evidence could be key to catch the Austin bomber, security analyst says (Audio) Sean Rima: Trump Hatred and Crap Reporting.