Center for Public Research and Leadership
We welcome criticism by responsible scholars and readers, and the chance to address it in journals that enforce appropriate standards of accuracy and integrity. We have done just that in exchanges in Judicature and the Indiana Law Journal.
But the inaccuracies in Adam VanGrack's Note, and new problems with his present explanation, lead us to conclude that it is not useful to exchange views with him in the Washington University Law Quarterly. Beyond all is Mr. VanGrack's dismissal of matters serious enough to trigger an extraordinary instruction to explain himself in print, and to prompt him to rescind statements published only a few months ago, as mere "semantic complaints."
Although fruitless as dialectic with Mr. VanGrack, this reply does give us a chance to discuss our data-sharing arrangements.
Jeffery Fagan, James S. Liebman & Valerie West,
Vangrack's Explanations: Treating the Truth as a Mere Matter of "Form",
Wash. U. L. Q.
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