William Hubbard Swears …

… ALLEGIANCE TO A RADICALLY LEFTIST AGENDA Last week this website published a story on three trustees at the University of Nelson Mullins … err, the University of South Carolina … who have been accused of improperly using their influence to steer school contracts worth tens of millions of dollars…


Last week this website published a story on three trustees at the University of Nelson Mullins … err, the University of South Carolina … who have been accused of improperly using their influence to steer school contracts worth tens of millions of dollars to companies with business before their law firm.

Missed that scoop? CLICK HERE.

One of the trustees cited in our report was William C. Hubbard … a guy so corrupt South Carolina lawmakers have previously had to draft legislation in an effort to contain his unethical, self-serving behavior.

Well it turns out Hubbard – who is currently seek another term on USC’s board (where he has served for nearly three decades) – has another problem on his hands. A much bigger problem.  In fact, it’s a problem that could force him to resign his seat on the board – or at the very least step down at the end of his current term.

For those of you who don’t know, Hubbard is the president-elect of the American Bar Association (ABA) – a group which was used like a cheap whore by U.S. President Barack Obama’s corrupt Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when it needed to leak news of its discriminatory enforcement practices last year.

Turns out there was a reason Obama’s goons felt comfortable using the ABA. Not only is its national headquarters located in Obama’s corrupt hometown of Chicago – it is increasingly becoming a leading bastion of uber-liberal ideology.

And Hubbard is about to become the “principal spokesman” for this ideology – taking an oath to uphold and advance it.

What sort of “uber-liberal” views are we talking about?

FITS has done some digging into the ABA’s numerous radically leftist positions, and we think South Carolina lawmakers – and many of Hubbard’s fellow USC trustees – will be shocked by what we uncovered.

On page twenty-eight of its latest legislative policies document, the ABA makes clear it is a pro-choice organization – noting its support for “state and federal legislation which protects the right of a woman to choose to terminate a pregnancy (i) before fetal viability, or (ii) thereafter, if necessary to protect the life or health of the woman.” The ABA also states its opposition to “state or federal legislation which restricts this right.”

Fine. We’re pro-life … but we understand there are legitimate differences of opinion on this issue.

Four pages earlier, though, the ABA adopts a much more radical view on this issue – arguing that those who oppose abortion should be forced to subsidize it regardless. Specifically, it embraces taxpayer-funded abortions by supporting “legislation on the federal and state level to finance abortion services for indigent women.”

So the ABA is anti-life (on your dime) … but what about liberty?


On page forty-seven of the ABA policy guide, the organization endorses “strong federal gun control” – including “imposing a waiting period for purchase of firearms, making licensing of dealers discretionary, periodic review of the eligibility of handgun owners, and other measures prohibiting purchase etc. of ‘assault weapons,’ by private citizens.”

Great … an assault weapons ban? Guess we can cross the Second Amendment off the list of essential liberties this group supports.

The ABA is also firmly in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens. On page seventy-nine of its policy manual, it endorses “legislation recognizing that unlawful aliens now in the United States should be dealt with realistically and humanely, and that those who are otherwise law-abiding should be accorded a legal status.”

Not only that, the ABA supports “the enactment of legislation and the implementation of public policy to enable a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident who shares a mutual, interdependent, committed relationship with a non-citizen of the same sex to sponsor that person for permanent residence in the United States.”

Gay amnesty, in other words …

Want more? The ABA is cracking down on the scourge of school prayer, opposing (on page twenty-eight of its manual) the “adoption of a constitutional amendment or federal legislation that would allow for officially sanctioned prayer in public schools; also oppose any action to remove prayer cases from federal court.”

Oh … and if you supported the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the ABA has some bad news for you. On page ten of its manual, it embraces “federal legislation to establish a federal right of action by both aliens and U .S. citizens against persons who, under color of foreign law, engage in acts of torture or extra-judicial killing as defined by the law of nations.”

Seriously … these people are slightly to the left of Obama.

Those who take the ABA’s oath of office vow to “follow and uphold the Constitution, Bylaws and policies and procedures of the American Bar Association.” And as we’ve noted the president of the organization is the “principal spokesman” for those policies. Hubbard himself pledged “full devotion and commitment” to the organization and its views when he presented himself as a candidate for its top post in January 2012.

Of course Hubbard’s connection to this agenda goes much deeper than that. A longtime member of the ABA’s House of Delegates (from 1988-97 and again from 1999 to present), Hubbard chaired this group from 2008-2010. Even more damning, for the past six years he has served as a member of the ABA’s “strategic planning and action committee.”

In other words, he has been on the front line of formulating and advancing this agenda for years.

He owns it.

Hubbard’s oath to the ABA is one thing … but he also took an oath when he became a USC trustee. Specifically, he vowed to “refrain from engaging in personal agendas that conflict with actions of the (USC) board or the advancement of the institution as a whole.”

If this isn’t the definition of doing that … we don’t know what is.

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Jackie Chiles March 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm

The American Bar Association is the biggest scam professional organization out there. It literally does nothing to further the interests of lawyers. It refuses to regulate law schools so they at least have some admission standards and don’t let in any mouth breathing moron. It’s nothing more than a liberal organization masking itself with the last remaining respect that lawyers have. Rest assured, the ABA will be defunct in the next 30 years. It has no credibility with anyone under the age of 40.

Will Folks aka Sic March 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Well, well … nicely shared.

tomstickler March 9, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Someone really got deep in the weeds on this post.

ABA HQ in Chicago! Horrors! How could you have missed linking Hubbard to Bill Ayers?

oldlawyer March 10, 2014 at 3:36 pm

There should have been no digging at all… Sounds like a simple look at the ABA shows that they a uber-liberal organization… As their Supreme Leader, Hubbard will continue to push this Obamaesque agenda…

SOS March 9, 2014 at 8:19 pm

“Specifically, he vowed to “refrain from engaging in personal agendas that conflict with actions of the (USC) board or the advancement of the institution as a whole.”

“If this isn’t the definition of doing that … we don’t know what is.”

I’ll give you a definition. A definition of “sack of shit” is spelled W i l l F o l k s.

Just Sayin March 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Thanks you for that statement Mr. Hubbard!

anonymous March 9, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Hubbard Dumpty sat on a wall,

Hubbard Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Hubbard together again.

tim March 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm

He is shameless. Just like the rest of the Florence Mafia (Hugh Leatherman, Fred Carter, Mark Buyck, Reynolds Williams Eddie Floyd, Ken Ard) they believe all taxpayer money is fair game. They believe liberating your money is OK; it is their money for the taking. And they have no shame!

James March 10, 2014 at 7:01 am

Only the scum of the earth rises to prominence in Florence. That town’s spawn are morally ambivalent, shameless, and possess an entitlement to the public’s money that is akin to a wigger chasing crack cocaine on Saturday night.

I say banish them all to Leatherman’s back yard, let Eddie Floyd throw a thousand dollars onto the ground and watch them all cannibalize each other over the money.

Tony Lama March 10, 2014 at 10:32 am

Carter was a tyrant as executive director of the B&C Bd. His profanity laced tirades and threats to employees was well known; but, he had Drummon, Leatherman, Wilkins, and Harrell in his hip pocket, maybe his zipper too!

TontoBubbaGoldstein March 9, 2014 at 9:54 pm

Shakespeare’s Dick the Butcher was right!!!!!

Anonymous Lawyer March 9, 2014 at 9:55 pm

The ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility conspired with Jean Hoefer Toal to claim they had “independently reviewed” Jean’s notorious corrupt Office of Disciplinary Counsel. (2008). They wrote the biggest bunch of crap one has ever read – with Jean and a couple of her servant girls doing the final editing and revising it themselves! It only takes a cursory reading of that treatise to know it was a sham and created solely for the purpose to misleading the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. I know lawyers who laughed out loud when reading that thing.

My..My March 10, 2014 at 9:13 am

Yep,yep…our ultra conservarive, Republican controlled Gen. Ass. will re-elect uber-liberal Hubbard just like they re-elected uber-liberal Toal!
Both anti gun, anti life/pro-abortion, pro criminal/anti punishment, pro gay, anti Christian …Obama-ites, just like most all liberal attorneys!

Dan on Divine March 10, 2014 at 10:51 am

They are both gifted at trading “gifts” for votes.

Judith March 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Hubbard nor anyone else in the upper echelons of Nelson Mullins could pass an honest FBI vetting for a Federal judgeship.

SC Lawyer March 9, 2014 at 10:46 pm

What an opportunist. He was president of Kappa Alpha Order at USC and proudly wore his confederate uniform to the Old South Ball and was a member of all white Forest Lake Country Club for decades after that. Now he claims to supports the far left agenda of the ABA. Typical of someone that will say or do anything to get power.

MaceSucks March 10, 2014 at 7:46 am

“Opportunist.” Nail on the head.

john dozier March 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm

And people are not allowed to change their views as they gain maturity?

Hello George March 9, 2014 at 11:01 pm

The ABA reminds me a little of the AMA(doctors, not motorcycles), it’s a mostly useless and obviously corrupt organization. They’ve got a good dose of cronyism going on just like every other organization of this nature. Everyone’s got their grubby hands in what’s left of the taxpayer pie, there’s not even much incentive to pretend otherwise anymore as no one in the upper levels of these organizations get in trouble for anything anyway.

Since I’m speaking in generalizations that are going to offend people, let’s toss out one more.

Most lawyers are Left leaning because they are statists through and through. It only makes sense, they spend half of their schooling learning about the “importance” of statist institutions and their role in it. Then, their whole career is based on how they can manipulate said institutions in favor of their clients.

It’s really just a matter of degrees between them. Rarely do you hear any of them talk about common law anymore and those claiming to be ‘limited gov’t’ usually aren’t when you start peeling back the layers of the onion.

It only makes consistent, logical sense that they are all statists. As such, and their ‘job’ being trying to manipulate it in their favor-it would seem to be also logically consistent to be crooked as hell in using it to enrich yourself coming from a lawyers perspective.(just don’t get caught!)

SCBlues March 9, 2014 at 11:10 pm

And regardless of the subject at hand THEY continue to screech IRS! Benghazi! IRS! Benghazi! IRS! Benghazi! Quite frankly I hope we do not elect another Black President for a few years so THEY can regain their sanity and STFU!!

Smirks March 10, 2014 at 9:20 am

Well, Hillary is white, so you don’t have much to worry about.

Oh, you’re expecting them to regain their sanity? Nevermind. You have a lot to worry about after all.

Smirks March 10, 2014 at 9:18 am


Standard, run-of-the-mill Democrat positions. Abortion, gun control, amnesty, extending amnesty to gays, keeping public schools secular… This is “uber-liberal?”

I get that “left” and “right” are relative, both by region and per the individual, but what the hell? If this shit is “uber-liberal,” then what does that make Canada, Australia, Europe? Super Ultra Marxist Communism Times One Billion?

I’ll give you it’s left of Obama, but it’s hardly a feat to be left of a half-Democrat, half-moderate, half-neoconservative guy who pulls people from places like Goldman Sachs to help him run his ship. A moderate Republican could trip on someone’s shoe and accidentally fall to the left of Obama in some cases.

What a load of crap March 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Yep. And advocating for forced childbirth, as Folks does, is uber-statist.

euwe max March 10, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Vilification is the only hope against reason.

truelight March 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

Without Will in his corner President Harris Pastides will not have such smooth sailing with the Board of Trustees. Pete Storm would be a better trustee and able to uncover some of the dealings over there….just wait when that state-ordered external audit uncovers some of the shenanigans going on under Harris the First.

IMMAHANGUPPENLISSEN March 10, 2014 at 4:50 pm

“Pete Storm.” Sounds like Will’s gay porn moniker.

Teh Spellin Nasi March 10, 2014 at 12:28 pm

“…who is currently seek another term on USC’s board…”
I think you ought to ask the J School for your money back

Gamecock0101 March 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

This is just sad! My family and I have donated a very generous amount of money to the University over the years and Hubbard’s membership on the board makes me want to rethink that. These policies sound like they belong to the other USC (Southern California)! I will be calling my friends and tell them join me in not donating another dime if Hubbard doesn’t step down!

GamecocksForever March 10, 2014 at 1:39 pm

I agree. I’ve been donating for years, but if this is how it’s going to be, count me out. Stepping down won’t work. We can’t make an obnoxious lawyer step down. Time to fire the guy or you’ll be forfeiting loyal donors.

What a load of crap March 10, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I thought this was going to be a scoop. But no, it’s just a giant steaming pile of crap.

CharlesDikkens March 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Why the sudden fuss re:Hubbard? Just because he was elected to chair the ABA doesn’t mean he has personally adopted 100% of its political agenda. And what does “on your dime” mean? The ABA is not a governmental entity. And finally, how are these positions inconsistent with the leadership of the University? Last time I checked, the USC Board was hardly a bastion of conservative political philosophy. But hey, you have Tommy Cofield on there, so what are you complaining about?

Forevertothee March 10, 2014 at 3:28 pm

As the ABA President, Hubbard “is the principal spokesperson of the Association” thus he has to push their agenda. Also, Hubbard has been a member of the ABA’s House of Delegates for almost 25 yrs. and on the “Strategic Planning and Action Committee” of the ABA since 2008 so he can’t walk away from this way of thinking. Basically, he has created these policies he will now be advocating and pushing the Country towards.

Bill Green March 10, 2014 at 4:53 pm

We all know how conservative the SC Trial Lawyers Association is… Was William Hubbard president of that organization before or after Pete Strom? Honestly, both of these guys are assholes.

done with hubbard March 11, 2014 at 8:32 am

I don’t agree with a lot of what FITS writes, but he’s spot on here. This guy needs to GO. Like resign. Now. His values are too out of step with SC.

RepublicanGamecock March 11, 2014 at 10:49 am

He doesn’t even have to resign… He could just be a gentlemen and not seek another term so that this discussion is over. By stepping down, Hubbard would show that he puts the good of the University first and is not only interested in his own self!!!!

Old Gamecock2001 March 11, 2014 at 9:14 am

It is obvious that Hubbard’s personal agenda and his ABA
pledge to “follow and uphold” the these far left “policies” create unnecessary
issues for USC. This will not end anytime soon. Hubbard will be traveling the
country as primary spokesman for the ABA’s liberal positions and he will be
asked all over the county about USC. This will become a national story because of his position and will likely cause many individual and corporate givers to walk away. He should do the right thing and retire. Anything short will simply be putting his
self-interest our University.

Remember Trent Lott. He put the intuition over self. If Hubbard stays, our University brand will be irreparably damaged time and time again as he speaks around the country.
Look what is happening to college of Charleston with McConnell and the
How will USC look with its Trustee advocating public funding of abortion, gun control, amnesty and all of the other far left positions.
Hubbard, you are a lawyer, you have a conflict and you know it. Retire
before you hurt our University any further.

Trent Lott March 11, 2014 at 11:15 am

I wasn’t nearly as self-serving as Hubbard! I at least knew when to walk away instead of embarrassing myself! My advice retire and enjoy that huge pension the ABA is going to give you for making speeches promoting their agenda across the county.

Keen Observer March 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

Quick question…. What if the ABA decided it to push for Universities to offer tax-payer funded abortions in the student health center… Would Hubbard as ABA president have to push the University to adopted this policy? It seems like as the ABA’s “principal spokesperson” he would have to advance this possible agenda.

That Guy March 11, 2014 at 11:24 am

I’m sure when there is a law suit on this Hubbard will make sure Nelson Mullins gets it….

Red State Gamecock March 11, 2014 at 11:42 am

I will definitely not give any more money to the University if he is on the board. This is ridiculous!!!! The ABA doesn’t represent our values and shouldn’t be allowed to influence USC’s Board!!!!

GamecockInGatorCountry March 11, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Sheesh. I’ve seen people use the word “opportunist” in the comments. I think that’s exactly right.

This guy needs to resign.

Cocky March 11, 2014 at 12:03 pm

At some point USC, if not the General Assembly, just needs to politely ask this guy to GTFO. You would think the conservatives in Columbia would see this guy as an easy scalp in the battle against the establishment.

FedUp March 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm

It’s a great day in South Carolina…. For Hubbard to resign.


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