John Leo discussed lawyerly violation of non-discrimination laws in June, including the ABA’s coercion of law schools in the matter of racial-preference admission policies. He notes tellingly:
[M]any of the people involved [mayors, city attorneys, judges] have a personal history of activism and see their current posts as opportunities to promote their causes. They often have romantic views of lawbreaking derived from the civil rights movement and the in-your-face activism of the 1960s.
Traditionally, officeholders are expected to resign if they cannot bring themselves to obey the law. The resisters don't feel that way. Often they see themselves as prophetic figures working against sluggish majorities to produce a better future. Save us from visionaries who think they are entitled to break the law.
Oh to be a prophet, now that armageddon is near!