The Trump-appointed judge who was heckled by Stanford law students and the school’s dean of inclusion has spoken out to criticize their ultra-aroused stunt and attack their free speech, saying none of them are fit to work in the United States legal system.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kyle Duncan had been invited to speak on ‘COVID, Guns and Twitter’ at the Stanford Federalist Law Society last week.
When he got there, he was interrupted by a group of liberal students who ‘ruthlessly’ mocked him.
They were egged on by the school’s dean of inclusion, Trien Steinbach, who climbed onto the lectern in an effort to humiliate Duncan, a conservative judge whose views on same-sex marriage, trans rights and reproductive rights have stoked controversy. controversy in the past.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kyle Duncan had been invited to speak on ‘COVID, Guns and Twitter’ at the Stanford Federalist Law Society last week. He was rudely interrupted and then escorted out by US Marshals.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kyle Duncan had been invited to speak on ‘COVID, Guns and Twitter’ at Stanford’s Federalist Law Society last week, but was rudely interrupted by a crowd of students and Tirien. Steinbach, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.
Stanford apologized for her behavior, but she hasn’t been disciplined in any other way, and the school is now even advising students who were affected to seek support for her.
In an interview with Rod Dreher that he posted on Substack, Judge Duncan said the entire debacle was an embarrassment that made him fear for the future of the country.
‘This is one of the best law schools in the world. The students are the cream of the crop. Future judges, senators, presidents, industry leaders.
“And yet here is a crowd of the best and the brightest, yelling at a federal judge who has been invited to campus, thus showing that they have absolutely no understanding of the basic concept of legal discourse: you have to meet reason with reason. Instead, its operating principle is: if I don’t like what you say or think, I’ll silence you.
‘Unless those students undergo a radical change in their whole approach to argument and disagreement, they are not fit for membership in any bar association.’
Stanford Law has not only not fired the dean, but is now advising students to seek support from her.
He said that he sympathized with the other students who had gathered to hear him speak, but missed the opportunity.
“The attack was intimately personal and, frankly, disgusting. If I talked to a dog the way those students talked to me, I would be embarrassed.
Stanford apologized to the judge on Steinbach’s behalf but she remains in her position
He added that the whole “forgiveness episode” was like the “therapy session from hell.”
Acting Associate Dean of Students Jeanne Miro said in an email now circulating on Twitter: “Thursday’s event and its aftermath need to be processed, but the focus of this email is to provide you with resources you can use right now to support their safety and mental health.
I am very sorry that you have to deal with this difficulty.
“Please contact any of us here at SLS if you would like assistance or would like to process last week’s events.”
He then listed Steinbach and his email address.
Students writing for the student newspaper The Stanford Review said they are calling for her to be fired, as is Judge Duncan, who said Steinbach and the others treated the other children in the room who had gathered to hear him speak as ‘ dogs**t’.
Don’t feel sorry for me. I am a lifetime federal judge.
“What outrages me is that these kids are being treated like dogs by their peers and administrators,” she said. free beacon.
In their article for The Stanford Review, three students said: ‘It is unclear what Stanford plans to do to prevent such disruption in the future.
Firing Dean Steinbach is a good start.
“The university’s apology will be meaningless unless concrete steps are taken to rid the administration of anti-speech zealots.”
In his attempt to bring the judge down, Steinbach groaned: “It’s awkward to say this to you as a person. It’s uncomfortable to say that for a lot of people here, their work has caused harm… and I know it must be uncomfortable to hear.
“I also feel uncomfortable because I have come to care for many of the people in this room.”
She didn’t specify why exactly she was upset with him, but the LGBTQ community sees Duncan as a villain.
The student newspaper, The Stanford Review, is also calling for Steinbach’s dismissal.