Ilya Shapiro Reinstated at Georgetown Law, then Resigns
It took Georgetown University Law Center four months, longer than most Supreme Court nominations take to get to the finish line, to investigate a single tweet from Ilya Shapiro. Everyone understands what was going on: the tweet was clearly protected by Georgetown’s free expression policy and Georgetown could not in good faith punish Shapiro, but the law school wanted to wait until students were off-campus to avoid protest.*
Yet instead of robustly (or even meekly) defending its own policies, Georgetown found in Shapiro’s favor on the technicality that his purportedly harassing tweet was tweeted before he was employed by Georgetown. Finding that he did not yet have employee status also provides a convenient way for Georgetown to deny him access to its grievance procedures.
In any event, Georgetown’s report suggesting that he would be under intense and continuing scrutiny, and that if Georgetown constituents were offended by additional “similar” speech of his, he would be subject to termination.
Article from Reason.com