As predicted, left attacks Rand Paul over Lochner

The left must be really scared of Paul, because they didn’t bother waiting more than 24 hours to attack. As Peter Dmitrienko noted, the Center for American Progress pounced on Paul’s support for the Lochner case: “Rand Paul Praises Horrendous Supreme Court Decision, Would Let Employers Ruthlessly Exploit Workers.”

CAP’s Ian Millhiser notes in his Thursday morning post that Lochner “is taught in law schools, alongside decisions upholding segregation and permitting Japanese detention camps, in order to instruct budding lawyers on how judges should not behave”–which is precisely the problem with legal academia today.

He concludes: “Paul’s endorsement of Lochner reflects a disturbing evolution in Tea Party thought.” Really.