Andrea Curio was one of the law professors who formally opposed Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. Now, this professor at Georgia State Law School is being subjected to the Open Records Act. That is, all her emails, including deleted ones, will be retrieved.
On Abovetelaw, lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, posts Curio's reflection about having spoken out.
Essentially, Curio muses how she used to wonder, on a theoretical level, if she would have remained silent during really scary regimes like that of the Nazi party. What gets to Curio now is that the situation she's in isn't theoretical.
Perhaps herd instinct or the assumption of safety in numbers led Curio to take the public stand against Sessions. After all, there were so many other law professors speaking out.
My hunch is that it was herd instinct. That's how I drifted into activism during the Counterculture. Radical ideology was contagious in university town Ann Arbor, Michigan.
There's really no other explanation. After all, I grew up in Machine-Run Jersey City, New Jersey. It was impossible to survive outside it. From the get-go, we were socialized to see no evil.
Unfortunately, that inner compulsion to speak out stayed me with me long after the counterculture fizzled out. Of course, it cost me plenty. Chastened by the financial crash, I have become more circumspect. My reflection, unlike Curio's, is if my career and personal life would have gone better had I pretended not to notice what was.
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