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Trump-appointed judge boycotts Yale University for law clerk over 'cancelling culture'

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  • U.S. Circuit Judge James Ho Urges Judges Not to Hire Law Clerks from Yale University
  • Ho cites recent turmoil and events involving Yale conservatives

[Reuters]- A federal appeals court judge appointed by former Republican President Donald Trump said he would no longer hire a clerk at Yale Law School

In a speech delivered at the Federalist Society conference in Kentucky, Federal Circuit Judge James Ho said Yale University “does not only tolerate retractions, but actively practices them.” I was. And he urged other judges to boycott the school as well.

“I don’t want to cancel Yale,” Ho, a member of the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, said in a prepared statement seen by Reuters.

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Yale declined to comment.

In a speech largely focused on “culture-cancelling” censorship aimed at conservatives on law school campuses, Ho cited many incidents at schools where celebrities faced “campus vitriol.” I was.

Shapiro’s Twitter post, which questioned President Joe Biden’s promise to nominate a black woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, urged Georgetown Law School students to expel him from his new faculty position. He previously defended Ilya Shapiro.

Shapiro, a conservative legal scholar, was suspended but later allowed to become executive director of the Constitutional Center for Georgetown Law. I said no, and stopped.

At Yale, “cancellations and disruptions seem to happen with a particular frequency,” Ho said.

Among the events he cited was Kristen Wagoner, chairman of the conservative religious rights group Alliance Defending Freedom, being held by students supporting the LGBTQ community during a lecture in March attended by police. obstructed.

Wagoner previously defended a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a gay wedding.

“Yale has not yet condemned the law student’s actions last semester, so it wouldn’t be surprising if a federal judge found out,” Wagoner said in a statement.

Former Republican President Ronald Reagan-appointed Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Senior Circuit Judge Lawrence Silberman rethinks bringing in the Yale students who disrupted Wagoner’s event I asked the judge to

Ho said the incident was just one example. Circuit Judge William Prior of the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals was also “disturbed by a loud and angry law student in the classroom” at Yale several years ago.

The case, Ho said, served as Alabama’s Republican Attorney General to defend Texas against the anti-sodomy laws that were invalidated in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court gay rights case Lawrence v. Texas in 2003. This is because Pryor has endorsed it.

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