Ad Hominem

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Ad Hominem

[Latin, To the person.] A term used in debate to denote an argument made personally against an opponent, instead of against the opponent's argument.

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A well-known and widely respected constitutional law scholar, he writes clearly, probably doesn't publish his first drafts, and refrains from ad-hominem attacks.