‘…what happened at Yale [free speech debate] was not an isolated case. Law schools are in crisis. The truth doesn’t matter much. The game is to signal one’s virtue.’ Yale Law School professor Kate Stith


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Among those seeing an uneasy pattern in law schools is New York Law School Professor Rebecca Roiphe, who teaches legal ethics.  

Roiphe connected what happened at Yale, where the university refused to condemn the student protestors, to a fault in legal sentencing where a judge might hand down lighter rulings because they’re sympathetic to a defendants’ cause. 

‘Rewarding someone for having the correct beliefs is almost as bad as punishing someone for having the wrong ones,’ she told Sibarium. ‘More importantly, a criminal justice system that does the former likely does the latter as well.’

‘Law schools are in crisis. The truth doesn’t matter much. The game is to signal one’s virtue’: Yale law school professor who tackled woke mob at free speech event says future of the rule of law in the US is in crisis

  • Yale Law School professor Kate Stith warned that the future rule of law in the US will be dictated not by truth, but by popular opinion 
  • Stith was the moderator at a Yale Law free speech event where students threatened a conservative speaker and insulted Stith for trying to stop them
  • Lawyers and law professors around the country agreed that ‘woke’ politics was having an effect on what cases attorney’s pick up and how they self-censor
  • One likened the situation to McCarthyism while another said it was like putting on a performance in a prison cell where everyone is watching  
  • The attorneys also warned liberals that popular opinion can swing both ways 
  • This story was first published on Common Sense with Bari Weiss 

By Ronny Reyes For Dailymail.Com

Published: 09:37 EDT, 22 March 2022 | Updated: 11:09 EDT, 22 March 2022

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