University officials are ‘spineless cowards’ unwilling to enforce free speech policies: former law professor
March 19, 2023 at 11:30
University officials need to reprimand students and administrators who violate free speech policies and stop caving to the "woke mob," a former law professor told Fox News.
"University officials … are spineless cowards unwilling to enforce their own rules when they're violated by students, much less administrators," Ilya Shapiro, a former Georgetown University law professor, told Fox News.
FORMER LAW PROFESSOR CALLS ON STANFORD OFFICIALS TO ENFORCE THEIR OWN POLICIES.
"People should be allowed to protest … but hecklers shutting down events, that does not counter free speech," Shapiro, who is now the director of constitutional studies at the Manhattan Institute, said.
"That imposes on others free speech."
FORMER GEORGETOWN LAW PROFESSOR CALLED RACIST BY STUDENTS AS HE DELIVERS LECTURE ON FREE SPEECHStanford DEI Associate Dean Tirien Steinbach joined student protesters in arguing that Duncan's rulings caused harm.
Steinbach also questioned the school's free speech policies and whether Duncan's remarks were worth the "pain and division" his presence caused.
WATCH STANFORD STUDENTS SHOUT AT A FEDERAL JUDGE:STANFORD LAW DEAN'S SHAMEFUL ATTACK ON FREE SPEECH MEANS THIS FOR THE EDUCATION MOB"She did not enforce the school's policy," Shapiro said.
Shapiro said the dean encouraged students to disrupt and end the judge's remarks rather than protest against his perspective.
The former law professor clarified he didn't want candidates to be restricted by race and gender, but Shapiro ultimately resigned after students pleaded for his termination and said his remarks were racist.
If students are not being taught the values of upholding policies, free speech "and how to understand the perspectives of different sides, then we're in a lot more trouble than speakers getting shut down on campus," Shapiro said.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe university's administration failed to "get across the values of free inquiry, free speech, civil discourse, due process," Shapiro said.