Sunday, March 12, 2023

Stanford President and Law-School Dean Apologize to Judge Duncan | National Review

I’m pleased to break the news that Stanford president Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Stanford law school dean Jenny Martinez have issued a joint letter of apology to Judge Kyle Duncan for the violations of university policies on speech that disrupted his talk on Thursday:

We write to apologize for the disruption of your recent speech at Stanford Law School. As has already been communicated to our community, what happened was inconsistent with our policies on free speech, and we are very sorry about the experience you had while visiting our campus.

In an obvious reference to DEI dean Tirien Steinbach’s bizarre six-minute scolding of Duncan, their letter observes that “staff members who should have enforced university policies failed to do so, and instead intervened in inappropriate ways that are not aligned with the university’s commitment to free speech.”


Ed Whelan.

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Are they going to sack those errant staff members? Thought not.

Posted by: dearieme | Mar 12, 2023 10:16:21 AM

Ture contrition required here. Not an effective apology until the ass't dean for equity and inclusion is fired. Hers was not an inept misstatement - she read from prepared remarks. Malice aforethought.

Posted by: Greg | Mar 12, 2023 2:57:02 PM