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"Bono’s partner in ethical investing falls from grace in admissions scandal."

The Boston Globe reports.I can't read the whole thing because I don't have a subscription. So here's some detail at Deadline Hollywood. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Bono, Boston Globe, Deadline Hollywood, Ann Althouse, Operation Varsity Blues

"At Stanford, she said, she saw students rely on their parents to set up play dates with people in their dorm or complain to their child’s employers when an internship didn’t lead to a job."

"She" = Julie Lythcott-Haims, "the former dean of freshmen at Stanford and the author of 'How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success,'" quoted in "The Unstoppable Snowplow Parent/Helicopter parents are so 20th century. Snowplow parents keep their children’s futures obstacle-free — even if it means crossing ethical and legal boundaries" (NYT).In the 1990s... parents began filling afternoons and weekends with lessons, tutors and traveling sports ga...
Tags: Children, Law, Relationships, Stanford, New York Times, Motherhood, Hypocrisy, Felicity Huffman, Baby Boomers, Huffman, Julie Lythcott Haims, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, These Kids Today, Operation Varsity Blues

"[Michael Jackson] nurtured relationships, including with the boys’ mothers. He spent hours on the phone with James and Wade, he would also call their moms, just to talk to them."

"Jackson also spent time at the Safechucks’ modest home in Simi Valley, Calif. He could have been anywhere in the world, Stephanie Safechuck said, but he chose to be with them. 'He was a son I started to take care for,' Stephanie Safechuck said. 'He would spend the night, I’d wash his clothes.' She said that she once told Jackson that she had prayed for her son’s success in getting into commercials, and that he went on to find success right away. In response, she said, Jackson told her that he h...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Pedophilia, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Motherhood, James, Wade, Simi Valley Calif, Ann Althouse, Lori Loughlin, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Stephanie Safechuck, Operation Varsity Blues

"Why did I pay all this money for your education?"

Tweeting out this gem because...well, you know. — Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) March 14, 2019 ADDED: I realize some of you don't know who these people are. Please read the post from 3 days ago, "Olivia Jade Giannulli, 'Daughter of Lori Loughlin, Is Caught Up in College Admissions Scandal/Ms. Giannulli, an influencer with big audiences on YouTube and Instagram, posted sponsored content about being a student.'" I'll make tags for both names. [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Instagram, Law, Youtube, Motherhood, Ann Althouse, Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade Giannulli, Operation Varsity Blues, College Admissions Scandal Ms Giannulli

Agustin Huneeus Jr. — charged in the college admissions scandal — "has been a popular big money-political donor to California’s Congressional Democrats from the San Francisco Bay Area, and Napa Valley."

The California Globe reports:In 2016, his family hosted a Democratic mega-donor lunch and wine pairing at their Quintessa Winery for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, with Google’s executive chairman Schmidt as the luncheon speaker.... Huneeus has made seven contributions to House Speaker Nancy Pelois (D-San Francisco), totaling $18,300, and $10,000 to Pelosi’s political action committee, PAC to the Future....Agustin also made:six contributions to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-San Francisco), totaling $21,600.six lar...
Tags: Google, Law, California, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, House, PAC, Ethnicity, Nancy Pelosi, Globe, Campaign Finance, San Francisco Bay Area, Democratic, Democratic Party, Napa Valley

"Huffman was arrested in L.A. on Tuesday in relation to the charges, but her famous husband William H. Macy was not."

"Transcripts from wiretapped phone calls included in the documents mention Huffman’s 'spouse,' and even have quotes from him. But Macy is never named in the documents and has not been charged so far, unlike Loughlin’s fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli."From "The 10 most shocking revelations from the Operation Varsity Blues scandal court docs" (Entertainment Weekly).Any thoughts about how William H. Macy escaped getting accused? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Macy, Huffman, William H. Macy, Loughlin, Ann Althouse, Mossimo Giannulli, Operation Varsity Blues

I'm seeing an awful lot of stuff like, "The bribery scandal is no more abhorrent than the completely legal industry that helps many wealthy kids get into the schools of their dreams."

That's the sub-headline of a column at the NYT that I am not bothering to read. I'm seeing this argument all over Facebook and on the front pages of plenty of newspapers, and I don't like it.It strikes me as the equivalent of letting a robber, caught red-handed, argue that there are so many things that are essentially theft — worse things really! — so what's the big deal?In fact, I'd be more sympathetic to the robber, since he may have grown up as a deprived outsider who might think the rules ne...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Law, Ethics, Ann Althouse, Class Politics, Operation Varsity Blues

"This... Did not age well."

This... Did not age well.— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) March 12, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Shanker, Operation Varsity Blues

"Olivia Jade Giannulli... is the daughter of the actress Lori Loughlin and the designer Mossimo Giannulli.... a social media influencer with close to two million YouTube subscribers and over a million Instagram followers."

"In September, she posted two paid advertisements on Instagram that highlighted her identity as a student. The legitimacy of her college acceptance has been called into question as a result of a Justice Department indictment, along with that of a number of others.... The fall semester at her school began on Aug. 20; a day later, Ms. Jade announced on Twitter that she had just arrived in Fiji.... Ms. Giannulli’s parents were described in the investigation as having paid multiple bribes amounting ...
Tags: Hollywood, Crime, Instagram, Law, Youtube, Viral Video, Justice Department, Isabella, Olivia, Jade, Ann Althouse, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, Operation Varsity Blues, Jade Giannulli, Fiji Ms Giannulli

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