Laurence Tribe is a liberal professor of constitutional law at Harvard Law School. In Bowers v. Hardwick, Tribe argued in front of the Supreme Court that anti-sodomy laws should be unconstitutional. The Court ruled against Tribe, but this decision was later overturned by liberal activist judges in Lawrence v. Texas. Tribe dropped out of a graduate math program, passed over initially for Law Review, passed over for Solicitor General in 1993, Tribe was found to have plagiarized in his book "God Save This Honorable Court" but the liberal Harvard Law School did not do anything about.
- Tribe admitted he was being considered, but he was not nominated. "Under Clinton, Crimson tide washes over Washington," The Boston Globe (Mar. 4, 1993).
- "Joseph Bottum, books and arts editor of the Weekly Standard, presents overwhelming evidence to support his claim that Tribe's 1985 book, God Save This Honorable Court, was largely copied from a 1974 book called Justices and Presidents by the University of Virginia's Henry J. Abraham. Bottum's case rests on the relentless citation of example after example where it is clear that Tribe has copied both the substance and, in many cases, the exact wording of Abraham's text. Most damning is Tribe's repetition of errors, like slight misquotations of original sources, in Abraham's book."