The Stanford Law debacle and our grim legal future
As a Stanford alum from the early eighties, I’ve watched with dismay as the institution has devolved into an overpriced country club warehouse for pseudo-intellectual halfwit crybullies and crackpots. Every issue of the alumni magazine is filled with virtue signaling bullshit. Every time I see another episode in the Stanford Woke Follies in the news, I cringe. I used to be proud of my affiliation with Stanford. These days, not so much. The only consolation via schadenfreude I have is that seemingly every formerly elite educational institution in the country seems to have swallowed the same misbegotten Neo-Marxist regressively idiotic ideological Koolaid. I’m sorry that your experience at Stanford was tainted by the irrational imbeciles who have turned the school and our country into a nonstop clown car act. It used to be a fantastic place for everybody.
It is genuinely terrifying to imagine this country’s institutions controlled by these maniacs. It is so much faster and easier to dismantle a functioning republic than it is to build one.
What a disgrace! The question "Is the juice worth the squeeze?" is the heckler's veto dressed up in modern idiom. The heckler's veto, a doctrine in first-amendment law, was repudiated 70 years ago by the Supreme Court. https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/968/heckler-s-veto
It's also probably not coincidence that the target was one of the two judges who struck down the unconstitutional OSHA jab mandate.
p.s. I came to Stanford in 1986 (Class of 1990) and have been friends with George Webb since we were in the same freshman dorm. He pointed me to your excellent substack.