(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- The dean of Stanford Law School said on Wednesday that the students who disrupted 5th Circuit Court Judge Stewart Kyle Duncan’s campus speech earlier this month will not face discipline for their actions but the university official who intervened on their behalf has been placed on leave, Reuters reported.
In a public letter, Law School dean Jenny Martinez outlined the school’s response to the student-led protest of Judge Duncan’s March 9 appearance. Martinez explained that administrators from the Law School failed to enforce Stanford’s speech policy prohibiting the heckling of speakers.
According to Martinez, Tirien Steinbach, the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion, is currently on leave for her actions during the protest.
Additionally, Law School staff will be required to undergo training on its policies guarding against imposing “institutional orthodoxy,” Martinez explained.
According to Martinez, Steinbach received “threatening” and “hateful” messages after the video of the disruption went viral on social media.
In explaining why no students would be disciplined for the disruption during Duncan’s speech, Martinez explained in her letter that it would be difficult to distinguish the students who violated the school’s policy on free speech from those who were “engaged in constitutionally-protected non-disruptive protest.”
Duncan, who was invited to speak to the campus chapter of the Federalist Society, was shouted down by a group of law students who accused him of being a threat to the rights of blacks, women, immigrants, and LGBT individuals.
Among the things that angered the hecklers was the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to reject an appeal by pedophile Norman Varner to have his conviction records changed to reflect his new name. Since his conviction, Varner claims to identify as a woman. Duncan, along with the other justices, said Varner’s appeal was “meritless” since he was known as Norman Varner at the time he committed the offenses, according to the Daily Mail.
In a recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Duncan described the incident at Stanford as “My Struggle Session at Stanford Law School,” in which he described the students as “bullies,” “hypocrites,” and “appalling idiots.”