Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Manning ignored multiple requests for comment from The College Fix, and right-of-center faculty and students declined to provide a public defense of the religious freedom clinic.
Prof. Jack Goldsmith, a high-profile conservative legal thinker and former George W. Bush administration official with a new memoir, told The Fix he did not have “an informed take” on the subject.
Prof. Adrian Vermeule, known for his advocacy of Catholic “integralism,” did not respond to multiple requests for comment, and neither did the campus chapter of the Federalist Society.
Eli Nachmany and Jacob Richards, first-year students who helped develop a petition asking HLS for right-of-center clinics including a religious freedom clinic, declined to comment.
Both cited recent Federalist Society chapter elections, stating that they were not authorized to speak on behalf of the chapter. Nachmany, however, celebrated the clinic’s approval on Twitter.
Careful, careful! I don't blame them, assuming they are keeping their powder dry.