The Trump-appointed judge who was heckled by law students at Stanford and the school’s dean of inclusivity has spoken out to slam their ultra-woke stunt and attack on his free speech, saying none of them are fit to work in America’s legal system.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kyle Duncan had been invited to speak about ‘COVID, Guns and Twitter‘ at Stanford Law’s Federalist Society last week.
They were egged on by the school’s dean of inclusivity, Trien Steinbach, who took to the lectern in an effort to humiliate Duncan, a conservative judge whose opinions on same sex marriage, trans rights and reproductive rights, have stoked controversy in the past.
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kyle Duncan had been invited to speak about ‘COVID, Guns and Twitter’ at Stanford Law’s Federalist Society last week. He was rudely heckled then escorted out of by US Marshals
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kyle Duncan had been invited to speak about ‘COVID, Guns and Twitter’ at Stanford Law’s Federalist Society last week but was rudely interrupted by a mob of students and Tirien Steinbach, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
Stanford apologized for her behavior but she has not been disciplined in any other way, and the school is now even advising the students who were impacted to seek support him her.
In an interview with Rod Dreher that he published on Substack, Judge Duncan said the entire debacle was an embarrassment that made him fear for the country’s future.
‘This is one of the best law schools in the world. The students are the cream of the crop. The future judges, senators, presidents, leaders of industry.
‘And yet here is a mob of the best and brightest, shouting down a federal judge who’s been invited to campus, and thereby demonstrating that they don’t have the foggiest grasp of the basic concept of legal discourse: you have to meet reason with reason. Instead, their operating principle is: If I don’t like what you say or think, I will silence you.
‘Unless those students undergo a radical change in their whole approach to argument and disagreement, they are unfit to be members of any bar.’
Not only has Stanford Law not fired the dean, but it is now advising students to seek support from her
He said he sympathized with the other students who had gathered to hear him speak, but who missed out on the chance.
‘The attack was intimately personal and, frankly, disgusting. If I talked to a dog the way those students talked to me, I’d feel ashamed.’
Stanford apologized to the judge on the Steinbach’s behalf but she remains in her position
He added that the entire ‘sorry episode’ was like the ‘therapy session from hell’ .
Acting Associate Dean of Students Jeanne Miro said in an email that is now circulating on Twitter: ‘There is must to process about Thursday’s event and its aftermath, but the focus of this email is to provide you with resources that you can use right now to support your safety and mental health.
‘I am so sorry that you are having to deal with this difficulty at all.
‘Please reach out to any of us here at SLS if you would like support or if you would like to process last week’s events.’
She then listed Steinbach and her email address.
Students writing for student newspaper The Stanford Review said are calling for her to be fired, as is Judge Duncan, who said Steinbach and the others treated the other kids in the room who had gathered to hear him speak like ‘dogs**t.’
‘Don’t feel sorry for me. 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,’ he told 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 completely meaningless unless concrete actions are taken to rid the administration of anti-speech zealots.’
In her attempted takedown of the judge, Steinbach moaned: ‘It’s uncomfortable to say this to you as a person. It’s uncomfortable to say that for many people here, your work has caused harm … and I know that must be uncomfortable to hear.
‘It must be.
‘I’m also uncomfortable because many of the people in the room here I have come to care for.’
She didn’t specify what exactly she was upset with him about, but Duncan is viewed as a villain by the LGBTQ community.
The student newspaper, The Stanford Review, is also calling for Steinbach to be fired