You won’t want to miss this story about a top-ranked law school where conservative speakers are being silenced! Fifth Circuit appellate judge Stuart Kyle Duncan was shouted down by Stanford Law School students while administrators watched! Can you believe it? Even worse, it’s reported that the protesters behaved like “dogshit.”
Duncan is now calling upon the school to discipline the students who disrupted his talk and to fire the school’s associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The judge describes the associate dean’s intervention as a “bizarre therapy session from hell.”
I am pleasantly surprised that Stanford's President and the Law dean apologized like this.— Maxwell Meyer (@mualphaxi) March 12, 2023
Not only do they acknowledge that the protests were out of line – they criticize (without specifically naming) the idiotic DEI dean who gave that insane speech. pic.twitter.com/RVUtaPW5Ea
The protest began when nearly a hundred Stanford Law School students disrupted Duncan’s remarks in violation of the university’s free speech policies. One source of the student’s ire was Duncan’s 2020 opinion where he refused to use a transgender sex offender’s preferred pronouns. The event got so out of hand that federal marshals had to escort Duncan from the building.
Videos of the event show how Tirien Steinbach, the school’s diversity dean, delivered a speech accusing the judge of causing “harm” and “tearing the fabric of this community.” While Steinbach reminded the students of the school’s free speech policies, she stood by as the protesting students heckled Duncan.
Through it all, Stanford Law School administrators did nothing to keep order or protect free speech, according to reports. Over 70 students emailed the school’s Federalist Society chapter asking them to cancel Duncan’s talk or move it to Zoom, instead of allowing the event to proceed.
This story is a reminder that law schools are increasingly becoming places where free speech is under attack. It is important that schools take steps to restore free speech, lest we see the rule of law descend into barbarism. Stand up for the First Amendment and demand that all voices be heard!
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