DOJ Prosecutes White Parents for Helping Their Kids Gain Admission to Elite Universities
White parents whose children are discriminated against by affirmative action and kept out of prestige universities resorted to a scheme run by sports coach Rick Singer that allegedly boosted their chances of gaining admission to prestige institutions. It cost the parents a lot of money and is now costing them prison time.
Harvey Silverglate, a noted defense attorney and former head of the American Civil Liberties Union in Massachusetts says that the parents are fraudulently convicted of a non-existent federal crime and are in fact victims rather than perpetrators of a corrupt college admissions system. Silverglate writes:
“The imposition of federal criminal law on fraudulent college admissions is itself a fraud, for it gives a gullible public the misleading impression that, without such activity as is described in these indictments, the system would be honest and would be a meritocracy.
“This whole series of prosecutions is dependent on a corrupt federal criminal prosecutorial system where crimes are made up and shoe-horned into indictments because the behavior was accomplished by means of mail, wire, and interstate commerce. Without such jurisdictional “hooks,” the activities coul
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