After student demonstrators at the California institution shouted down a federal judge nominated by former President Donald Trump, two conservative federal judges have now reportedly announced that they would not be recruiting clerks from Stanford Law.
At a speaking event in March, a group of students and an administrator from Stanford University shouted down and berated Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan of the 5th United States Circuit Court of Appeals for their conservative views.
In response, U.S. Circuit Judges James Ho and Elizabeth Branch announced that they would not be hiring law clerks from the California university.
NEW: James Ho and Elizabeth Branch, the circuit court judges who announced last year that they would no longer hire clerks from Yale Law, are adding Stanford to the boycott.
The judges won’t hire students who choose to attend Stanford Law in the future.🧵 https://t.co/NQCJj40Oc5
— Aaron Sibarium (@aaronsibarium) April 2, 2023
Ho’s statements come after Stanford President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Stanford Law School Dean Jenny Martnez were compelled to apologize to Judge Duncan after his planned speech at the university a month ago was disrupted by protestors at the campus.
Ho’s remarks come after both of these individuals were forced to apologize to Judge Duncan.
Duncan arrived at Stanford University on March 9 to deliver a speech as a result of an invitation sent to him by the branch of the conservative Federalist Society that is located on the campus.
According to reports, protesters disseminated flyers before to Duncan’s visit in which they called out members of the Federalist Society for inviting him.
The officials that were present in the room appeared to be encouraging the antics of the demonstrators, rather than trying to restrain them.
Following in the footsteps of a similar restriction that was imposed on Yale Law students by Ho and Branch, the hiring prohibition against Stanford Law students is now in effect.
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