Retaliation is real and this is an important case. It points to why it matters that we are heard before a jury of our peers and not a judge in private proceedings. Senior professors have the power to sink a tenure case with a poisoned letter, a pernicious phone call, or a biased and vindictive appearance before an ad hoc committee. I press on with my lawsuit against Harvard because certain people should be held accountable for what they did—- and others for what they failed to do.