by Cinnamon Stillwell
Will mob rule win the day?
Writing for the Volokh Conspiracy at the Washington Post, University of Minnesota Law School professor and attendee Dale Carpenter concludes that:
[B]eyond punishing the disruption of a public lecture, a university cannot accept any moral legitimacy in such an act or equivocate in denouncing it. It is fundamentally illiberal and destructive to the core values of an educational institution. And ironically, those who espouse unpopular and minority causes would be most vulnerable in a world where mobs feel authorized on principle to decide who may speak.The question is, will mob rule win the day?
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