ad hominem

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appealing to personal considerations (rather than to fact or reason)

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It is here that the ad-hominem claims of sensationalism against the authors appear most warranted.
It is, in a sense, a pathetic spectacle: an aging English professor driving a Jaguar to compensate for who knows what deficiencies and making ad-hominem attacks on free-speech supporters because, in the end, he really has nothing to say on the subject.
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.