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James Damore has lawyered up and appears to have something of a case under labor relations law that is said to state that employees can’t be fired for discussing work conditions. (I haven’t seen the exact text of the law and I’m not a lawyer, so don’t take my word for it and go get yourself fired.)
That opens up the possibility of a set-piece trial of Damore v. Google rather like the Scopes Monkey Trial of the Theory of Evolution.
Like a very different American in 1925, America in 2017 could hash out in a courtroom whether the genders were created equal or did the sexes evolve to be different?
Who should be James Damore’s Clarence Darrow?
And who should be Google’s William Jennings Bryant-like guest litigator defending the appropriate feminist proprieties?
Bryant was a former Democratic Presidential nominee and Secretary of State.
Off the top of my head, I can think of one Democratic Presidential loser and former Secretary of State who would be ideal to play the Bryant role in this trial.
This could be the culmination of this feminist crusader’s career: standing up in court to defend the second richest company in the world against some lowly sexist kid!
And, arguing Google’s side in court could be Hillary’s chance to symbolically overturn the 2016 election result.
Do it, Hillary.
(I’d volunteer to report on the trial, but only if there is air-conditioning.)