There is nothing quite so surreal as listening to law students shouting "F*** THE LAW!" in the middle of law school as they attempt to prevent a law professor from giving a talk about free speech. https://t.co/AHYqVKVerE— Jeff B. tried to do his best, but he could not (@EsotericCD) April 12, 2018
Three days before the event, the President of the [Federalist Society] Chapter wrote, “We passed out the flyers today (first day back from spring break) and a large number of students are already up in arms about the event.” The Office of Student Affairs explained that “some enraged students . . . apparently, are planning to protest.” I asked why they were protesting:This Federalist president sounds like something of a weak sister on Free Speech, and of course Blackman isn't a white nationalist or anything like that—his National Review article on DACA wasn't about white displacement, Mexican invasion, or Minority Occupation Government, it was about the Rule of Law.
The President provided an explanation:
These students saw first, that this is a Federalist Society event; and second, they saw a few of your writings (specifically a National Review article praising Sessions for rescinding DACA and ACA), and instantly assume you’re racist; and third, our event being titled about free speech is reminiscent of events that claim free speech just to invite people like Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter.Students at CUNY Law Protested and Heckled My Lecture about Free Speech on Campus, Josh Blackman's Blog, April 12, 2018