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https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/michael-cooper-goat-herder-cultures-1.5179039

I recall various heated discussions in my law school classes. I certainly remember a few individuals specifically because of their - passionate? - positions on things. 

While debate in law school is healthy, it’s not private or confidential. While I have mixed feelings about this particular instance, given the person has gone on to politics, their views on certain areas are of public interest by definition. 

If you say it, be prepared to stand by it or address it if you change your mind later.  

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Just now, harveyspecter993 said:

He honestly looks like Sheldon's twin.

Lol. And his last name is Cooper too

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Also what kind of culture does this guy think the Jewish people came from? Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David...herders one and all. 

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While it's true that your professional reputation begins before practice, I just can't get myself worked up over this type of thing. So he said something these two didn't like during a debate in school ten years ago and now they've gone to the press...who cares?

The only thing that changes for me after reading this story is that, on top of Michael Cooper, I now get to be annoyed by Balqees Mihirig and Brock Roe.

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1 hour ago, Mountebank said:

While it's true that your professional reputation begins before practice, I just can't get myself worked up over this type of thing. So he said something these two didn't like during a debate in school ten years ago and now they've gone to the press...who cares?

The only thing that changes for me after reading this story is that, on top of Michael Cooper, I now get to be annoyed by Balqees Mihirig and Brock Roe.

I agree. I who runs to the media about a law school colleague 10 years after the fact?

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42 minutes ago, healthlaw said:

I agree. I who runs to the media about a law school colleague 10 years after the fact?

They did it in response to similar comments made as an elected figure, comments for which he was disciplined by the PM and as a result was removed from the Justice committee.

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7 hours ago, erinl2 said:

They did it in response to similar comments made as an elected figure, comments for which he was disciplined by the PM and as a result was removed from the Justice committee.

I agree with erinl2. The context is relevant. 

Had these two done this on their own with no other current issue known, it would be petty and stupid. But the value here is in knowing that this elected individual has espoused these kinds of views for over a decade now. 

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On 6/22/2019 at 4:45 PM, Hegdis said:

I agree with erinl2. The context is relevant. 

Had these two done this on their own with no other current issue known, it would be petty and stupid. But the value here is in knowing that this elected individual has espoused these kinds of views for over a decade now. 

I agree that the context may make it relevant. And I get what you said about remembering a few individuals yourself because of their positions. But, knowing the fragility of eyewitness testimony and memory even when someone believes they are remembering things accurately, isn't it reasonable to question how they remember exactly what he said over 10 years ago?

If it was unusual enough and stood out in their minds I could see it as possible to remember, but wouldn't it have been a good question for the reporter to have asked, how do you remember exactly what he said over 10 years ago? And have the two of you discussed what happened in class at any point in the intervening time?

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