US Fifth Circuit Judge Kyle Duncan was set up by the students, the faculty, and the university when he agreed to give a speech to students. As soon as he opened his mouth, students began yelling and disrupting Duncan’s speech. They shut down his speech and threatened his children. In an unbelievable act of pure evil, the university stood by and did nothing to stop the students. The university later apologized, but only after they received a lot of criticism for their inaction.
Duncan said the students acted like “dog shit.”
“If enough of these kids get into the legal profession, the rule of law will descend into barbarism.”
Now, a famous far-left attorney who is noted for going after Nixon and Trump now says he is reporting the students to the bar over their actions and he is trying to have the disruptive students identified. His complaint will delay those students from taking the bar exam and it will also put a blemish on their records. On top of that a few high-powered attorneys have announced that they will not hire any graduate from Stanford and more will likely follow suit. This could likely hurt enrollment at the ultra left university.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
Banzhaf told Stanford earlier this month that he will file a character and fitness complaint against the students with the California state bar.
“It appears that you have not taken any steps to discipline or otherwise sanction the student violators,” Banzhaf said in a letter to Jenny Martinez, the law school’s dean, who has since ruled out punishing the hecklers. As such, the complaint “will have links to video recordings of the disruption so that bar officials can judge the students’ conduct for themselves.”
The California bar requires applicants to demonstrate “respect for the rights of others and for the judicial process.” That means the students who disrupted Duncan—in part by telling him “we hope your daughters get raped”—could be in for a rude awakening if Banzhaf makes good on his threat.
This incident “seriously calls into question whether these students have proper temperament to practice law,” Banzhaf told the Washington Free Beacon. “It is completely unacceptable to shout down any speaker—much less a federal judge—and then face no consequences.”
Such statements have made Banzhaf the strange bedfellow of Senator Ted Cruz (R., Texas), who this month urged the Texas bar to “take particular care” with graduates of Stanford Law School. The horseshoe suggests that outrage about Duncan’s treatment crosses partisan divides—and offers a blueprint to fill the disciplinary void left by other elite law schools, which have refused to punish blatant violations of their free speech policies.
Anyone can file a bar complaint, including across state lines. And, Banzhaf says, the complaints needn’t derail anyone’s career in order to be effective: Even the threat of an investigation—or a delayed and stressful bar application—could deter would-be disruptors, sending the message that actions have consequences.
Martinez said last week that it would be unfair to punish the students because they received “conflicting signals” from Tirien Steinbach, the law school diversity official who confronted Duncan and praised the protesters. Banzhaf isn’t convinced: Stanford’s rules against disruption are “very clear,” he wrote in a press release, and “should not require student memorization or interpretation.”
Martinez’s argument for amnesty, he added, “would have earned a low grade if submitted by a law student.”
Stanford did not respond to a request for comment.