AIM targets Stanford students who shouted down conservative judge with mobile billboard
March 28, 2023
“We hope your daughters get raped.”
That’s what a member of the Stanford National Lawyers Guild shouted at federal Judge Kyle Duncan when he visited their campus.
The guild is responsible for orchestrating the disruption of Judge Kyle Duncan’s appearance on campus. They did so by shouting “scumbag” and “you’re a liar,” among other insults, until school administrators had to intervene.
The school has issued an apology to Duncan. But of March 28, Stanford has still not disciplined the students involved. So Accuracy in Media hit four of the guild’s board members by parking mobile billboards right in front of their parents’ houses.
Make no mistake. These students have had ample opportunity to apologize for their actions or distance themselves from the group that organized the disruption. Instead, they sent an email saying the following:
“This protest represented Stanford Law School at its best: as a place of care for vulnerable people, and a place to challenge oppression and bigotry in all their forms, including on the federal bench.”
That’s right. They believe that shouting about the rape of young women represents the “best” of Stanford.
Stanford NLG board members have demonstrated that their push for “diversity” does not include diversity of thought and that “inclusion” does not include those who disagree with them.
The message Stanford is sending to these future lawyers is that free speech is a suggestion that can be ignored when they see fit. Their actions have been panned by writers at the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Stanford’s student paper The Stanford Review, and several other outlets.
It is easy to close a browser and avoid or ignore online criticism. But it is far, far more difficult to ignore a mobile billboard and the resulting questions from family, neighbors, and passersby.