Paul L. Caron

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Trump-Appointed Judge In Yale Clerk Boycott Condemns 'Cancel Culture' At Harvard Event

Reuters, Trump-Appointed Judge in Yale Clerk Boycott Condemns 'Cancel Culture' at Harvard Event:

Harvard Federalist SocietyA conservative federal judge who has said she won't hire law clerks from Yale Law School to protest "cancel culture" on its campus on Tuesday told students at its rival Harvard that law schools need to "step up" and do more to encourage free speech on campus.

11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth Branch, an appointee of former Republican President Donald Trump, told Harvard Law School's Federalist Society chapter that she remained concerned about protesters who "shut down" conservative speakers they disagree with at law schools across the country.

In Yale's case, she said the "straw that broke the camel's back for me" was an event in March at which students disrupted a campus discussion with a conservative lawyer, Kristen Waggoner of the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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