The analysis came swiftly on Twitter from law professors Thursday during U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s press conference and after the much-anticipated 448-page document was released. Many legal academics expressed dismay at the tenor of the press conference, which they deemed too friendly to the president. They later delved into the actual report and offered up their thoughts on the key takeaways, though not before complaining that the original file released by the U.S. Department of Justice was not searchable. (Read the report here.) Here’s a sampling of the academy’s early reactions:
The Press Conference
An attorney general committed to the rule of law would let the report speak for itself, and would take questions after people have had a chance to look at it.
Not try to *for the second time* shape the public perception of a document the public has not had the chance to see.
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