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FASCISM: Stanford Mob Shouts Down Judge’s Speech

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Federal Judge Kyle Duncan had been invited to deliver a speech to the Federalist Society chapter at Stanford Law School.

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Unfortunately, a mob of leftwing students shut down the speech. Judge Duncan appealed to administrators for help with the unruly crowd.

But instead – he got a dressing down. 

Tirien Steinbach, the dean of diversity, equity and inclusion, scolded Judge Duncan for nearly six minutes.  

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Judge Duncan ended his remarks early and walked out in disgust. 

“If enough of these kids get into the legal profession, the rule of law will descend into barbarism,” Duncan told the Washington Free Beacon.

He rightly summed up the event by saying the inmates have gotten control of the asylum. 

“Don’t feel sorry for me,” he told the outlet. “I’m a life-tenured federal judge. What outrages me is that these kids are being treated like dogs**t by fellow students and administrators.”

Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Stanford Law School Dean Jenny Martinez issued an apology.

“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,” they wrote. “Our disruption policy states that students are not allowed to ‘prevent the effective carrying out’ of a ‘public event’ whether by heckling or other forms of interruption.”

Stanford leadership also called out Dean Steinbach’s behavior.

“Staff members who should have enforced university policies failed to do so, and instead intervened in inappropriate ways that are not aligned with the university’s commitment to free speech,” they wrote.

The apology seems to be sincere and it’s a good start. But Stanford needs to send a clear message that such behavior is unacceptable — especially in a law school. 

Dean Steinbach needs to be fired. The Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion needs to be disbanded. And any student who disrupted the speech should be suspended. 

Those who silence free speech must be dealt with swiftly and harshly.

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