Inside Higher Ed has an article (via @annaivey) about anonymous attacks on Bradley Smith's candidacy for the deanship at Case Western Reserve Law.
A third-year law student who is organizing the opposition to Smith said that the candidate's political activism should disqualify him from the post. "He is not an academic, in my mind," said the student, who asked to remain anonymous because he is close to graduating. "He has crossed over into activism with a lot of his outside activities.
Because, after all, Harvard Law suffered so much when they hired Elena Kagan, a former Clinton administration political official, as dean. There thankfully doesn't seem to be any faculty support for the smear campaign.