Dean Martinez’s Letter to Stanford Law School Alumni
It’s similar to the Stanford President’s and Dean Martinez’s apology to Judge Duncan Saturday, but I thought it was still useful to pass along; again, for more on the underlying situation, see the reporting by David Lat (Original Jurisdiction).
Dear SLS Alumni,
I want to thank those of you who have reached out to me and others at SLS to share your reactions to the event on March 9, 2023, hosted by the student chapter of the Federalist Society and featuring Judge Kyle Duncan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Your care for SLS is evident in your messages, and in all that you do to advance and steward our school.
Freedom of speech is a bedrock principle for our community at SLS, the university, and our democratic society. Since becoming Dean in 2019, my commitment to free speech has only deepened. I firmly believe that we can and must do better to ensure that it continues even in polarized times.
In the past few years, SLS has h
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