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Stanford apologizes to Trump-appointed judge protesters shouted down as ‘scumbag’

THe dean of Stanford Law School The University After an incident involving students and at most one administrator, President apologized to Federal Judge Kyle Duncan Disrupted A planned lecture by the Republican-appointed jurist last Wednesday.

On Saturday, Stanford President Marc Tessier Lavigne and Dean Jenny Martinez, from law school, wrote to Duncan, an appointee of Donald Trump on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for disrupting his Thursday lecture and stated “what happened was inconsistent with our policies on free speech.”

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“We are very clear with our students that, given our commitment to free expression, if there are speakers they disagree with, they are welcome to exercise their right to protest but not to disrupt the proceedings,” The two administrators wrote. “We are taking steps to ensure that something like this does not happen again. Freedom of speech is a bedrock principle for the law school, the university, and a democratic society, and we can and must do better to ensure that it continues even in polarized times.”

The latest in a long line of high-profile disruptions to conservative speakers at prestigious universities of law is this incident. Judge James Ho also serves as a member of the 5th Circuit. He said last year that he would no more hire clerks from Yale Law School because of a disturbance by students at an Alliance Defending Freedom event.

Duncan was supposed talk about the “conversation” The Supreme Court and the 5th Circuit were discussing COVID restrictions on gun laws. However, a group of protesters, including Tirien Steinbach, an associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, disrupted the event.

Duncan was shouted at repeatedly by the disrupters, claiming he was a terrorist. “scumbag” Steinbach interrupted the judge’s attempts at speaking and drowned him out. Steinbach continued lecturing Duncan for several minutes later, stating that his judicial opinions were unacceptable. “land as absolute disenfranchisement” These are the things you should know. “tearing the fabric of this community.”

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