Right-Wing Federalist Society Shaped Hiring and Admissions at George Mason University, Emails Show - 2018-05-02

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F0.png Right-Wing Federalist Society Shaped Hiring and Admissions at George Mason University, Emails Show May 2, 2018, Alex Kotch, Truthout

A trove of emails released on Monday by the activist group UnKoch My Campus shows that leaders from a major conservative legal organization not only control a $20 million anonymous donation to the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University (GMU), but also shape the hiring, admissions and academic planning at the school.

In 2016, GMU announced a $30 million donation to its law school, with $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) and $20 million from an anonymous donor, to fund new scholarships. The donation came with the stipulation that the law school be renamed after the late, conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia. Initially, the mystery donor was redacted from a 2016 public version of the gift agreement.

A memo sent to the university community by the law school's dean, Henry Butler, stated, "The scholarships will be awarded exclusively and independently by the university."

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