A law school is supposed to graduate our leaders of tomorrow who will fight for free speech as embodied in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But it seems nobody told Stanford University Law School about this concept. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/stanford-dei-dean-slams-federal-judge-face-campus-event-free-speech-worth-it
Their Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tirien Steinbach, joined radical law students in drowning out a speech that was to be given by conservative federal judge Kyle Duncan, who was invited by the law school’s Federalist Society chapter.
Apparently, Dean Steinbach did not like some of the judge’s previous opinions, and felt that his appearance on campus would offend students of color. She felt it her obligation to create a safe space for the students — First Amendment be damned.
At one point, she questioned the judge as to whether “the juice is worth the squeeze.” In other words, is it really worth you expressing your First Amendment rights if it might offend someone?
How galling that this type of individual is allowed to keep her job at such a prestigious law school. Not only should she be fired immediately, as the college paper The Stanford Review called for, but any student who participated in the drowning out of a guest speaker’s presentation should also be expelled. There must be consequences to this type of fascist behavior.
We cannot allow our leaders of tomorrow to think that it is perfectly OK to suppress the free speech of others. That’s the antithesis of what being a lawyer is all about. If universities do not take action to combat this intolerance, we are doomed as a nation.