Posted 79 days ago
A conservative judge who was heckled at Stanford Law School has claimed student protestors screamed that they hoped his daughters would be raped before the equity dean ambushed him in 'a staged public shaming'.
Fifth Circuit Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan, 51, who was appointed by Donald Trump, was asked to give a speech at the famous law school last week about the circuit's Court of Appeals by the student chapter of the Federalist Society.
However, when he arrived at the school, he was met by around 100 students yelling obscenities at him, including one protester who told him: 'We hope your daughters get raped.'
The judge also saw signs on campus that read 'you should be ASHAMED', with others claiming he had committed 'crimes against women, gays, blacks and "trans people,"' he wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.
'Stanford Law School’s website touts its "collegial culture" in which "collaboration and the open exchange of ideas are essential to life and learning,"' he said. 'This didn’t seem "collegial."'
He was warned prior to his arrival that there may be protesters and the school had to allow it, but reassured him they were 'on top of it.' If there was any disruption, the school would handle it, he was told, but Duncan said that didn't happen.
Students stormed into the classroom with signs reading 'FED SUCK' and 'Trans Lives Matter' to heckle him about his judicial decision in the case US vs Varner, where a 'federal prisoner serving a term for attempted receipt of child pornography...petitioned our court to order that he be called by feminine pronouns.'
'As my opinion explained, federal courts can’t control what pronouns people use. The Stanford protesters saw it differently: My opinion had "denied a transwoman’s existence."'
Despite the abuse, the Federalist Society president still tried to introduce Duncan so he could give his speech, but the students interrupted 'every third word.'
'"The Federalist Society (You suck!) is pleased to welcome Judge Kyle Duncan (You’re not welcome here, we hate you!). He was appointed by President Trump to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Embarrassing!)" And so on,' he wrote about the introduction.
He tried to persevere but eventually stopped to asked the students to cut out the insults. But they kept going so eventually he asked for an administrator to step in.
The Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Tirien Steinbach, stepped in but instead of calming the students down, she 'insisted she wanted to talk to all of us,' Duncan said.
'Something felt off,' he wrote. 'Students began screaming, and I reluctantly gave way. Whereupon Ms. Steinbach opened a folio, took out a printed sheaf of papers, and delivered a six-minute speech addressing the question: "Is the juice worth the squeeze?"'... (Read more)