After national attention was turned to Stanford University for their student protest of Judge Kyle Duncan, a conservative Trump-appointed judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the topic of free speech on campus became more prominent than ever. In the first article of a series for Justia Verdict, Dean Vikram Amar and Professor Jason Mazzone give praise to Stanford Dean Jenny Martinez for the way she handled the situation. The article goes on to suggest topics for better free speech education—rather than punishment—of students. In this installment, Amar and Mazzone suggest exploring "What precisely is “shouting down” of a speaker, and why can such activity be prohibited and punished?" and "the Venerable Tradition of 'Civil Disobedience'?"
Read the full article on the Justia Verdict website.