(Pamela Cosel, Headline USA) A hostile pack of Yale law students acted out pure hypocrisy recently as they expressed outrage over what they considered leaks of their “private” social media posts, while at the same time applauding the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion about a potential overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Leah Fessler, Melisa Olgun and Shyamala Ramakrishna are students who complained that their Instagram posts were printed in the Washington Free Beacon without their permission. They used copyright law as the reason, and yet the world knows just about anything posted on social media is not private.
The Yale leftists criticized conservative students and called for “daily confrontation” against those who hold different views than they do, which in essence means not all free speech should be allowed.
Law professors, including Eugene Volokh of UCLA School of Law, did not agree with the students that the publication of their posts was a violation of copyright laws.
“It’s not clear copyright would even apply, said Adam Candeub, an intellectual property expert at Michigan State University College of Law.
“I wonder what they’re teaching at Yale Law School.”
Olgun’s post held a racist tone stating, “How can we possibly expect a document, drafted by wealthy white, landowning men, to protect those who face marginalization that is the direct result of the very actions of the founders?”
The liberal ideology being promoted at Yale and other leftists universities puts conservatives in the position of being attacked and their free speech suppressed or censored.
In March, a panel hosted by the Yale Federalist Society was convened to show that a liberal atheist and conservative Christian could “find common ground” on the topic of free speech. The panel included Monica Miller of American Humanist Association and Kristen Waggoner of the nonprofit Alliance Defunding Freedom group.
More than 120 student protestors disrupted the panel, shouting and stomping to cause chaos and intimidate the speakers. Extra security responded to protect the panelists and attendees. Fessler, Olgun and Ramakrishna, among others, signed a letter condemning the law school for calling the police to intervene in the protest.
Today’s law students, in their radicalization, no longer appear to uphold long-held legal norms, based on Olgun’s post that indicated such norms perpetuate oppression.
The future for today’s law students could have an effect on their ability to get jobs. Circuit Judge Laurence Silber suggested Yale students who disrupted the Federalist Society panel discussion should not be given jobs as law clerks upon their graduation.