Trump appointed judges say they won't hire Columbia law students caught protesting

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  • A group of 13 blimpish judges said they will not prosecute Columbia students 
  • The judges said nan University has become 'an incubator of bigotry'
  • Law Dean Gillian Lester has fired backmost and said they are proud of nan graduates

By Ishita Srivastava For Dailymail.Com

Published: 14:13 EDT, 8 May 2024 | Updated: 14:46 EDT, 8 May 2024

A group of blimpish national judges appointed by Donald Trump have said they will not prosecute Columbia University students arsenic rule clerks who were caught protesting.

The 13 judges wrote an unfastened missive to President Minouche Shafik stating that they person 'lost assurance successful Columbia arsenic an institution of higher education' in aftermath of its ongoing pro-Palestine protests.

They noted that nan New York City-based assemblage had go 'ground zero for nan detonation of student disruptions, anti-semitism and hatred for divers viewpoints connected campuses' and 'an incubator of bigotry'. 

The University has been embroiled successful contention since nan opening of its pro-Palestine protests -  including nan arrests of astir 100 activists from field grounds and cancelation of its graduation ceremony. 

The 13 judges wrote an unfastened missive to President Minouche Shafik stating that they person 'lost assurance successful Columbia arsenic an institution of higher education' successful aftermath of its ongoing pro-Palestine protests

Elizabeth L. Branch, a Circuit Judge astatine nan US Court of Appeals for nan Eleventh Circuit and is 1 of nan superior signatories of nan letter

James C. Ho, a Circuit Judge astatine nan US Court of Appeals for nan Fifth Circuit and superior signatory. Judge Ho has besides announced boycotts of clerks from Yale Law School and Stanford Law School owed to 'cancel culture' and free reside concerns successful nan past

Matthew H. Solomson, a judge astatine nan US Court of Federal Claims is nan 3rd superior signatory of nan letter

Columbia University President Minouche Shafik visited Hamilton Hall aft constabulary arrested astir 100 protestors

The constabulary cognition was concluded wrong astir 2 hours of cops storming nan campus

Cops were equipped pinch zip ties and capsicum spray arsenic they stormed nan field astatine astir 9.3-pm connected Tuesday

Students group up tents connected field grounds to protestation successful support of Palestinians astatine Columbia 

The superior signatories of nan missive are Elizabeth L. Branch, a Circuit Judge astatine nan US Court of Appeals for nan Eleventh Circuit; James C. Ho, a Circuit Judge astatine nan US Court of Appeals for nan Fifth Circuit and Matthew H. Solomson, a judge astatine nan US Court of Federal Claims. 

They were joined by Judge Alan Albright, Judge David Counts, Judge James W. Hendrix, Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk, Judge Jeremy D. Kernodle, Judge Tilman E. Self III, Judge Brantley Starr, Judge Drew B. Tipton, Judge Daniel M. Traynor and Judge Stephen Alexander Vaden. 

The Texas-state based judges told President Shafik and Law School Dean Gillian Lester, that University had fundamentally 'disqualified itself from educating nan early leaders of our country' owed to its consequence towards nan protest. 

According to nan letter, nan blimpish group believes that nan Ivy-League assemblage has 'double standards' and if it had been 'faced pinch a field uprising of belief conservatives upset because they position abortion arsenic a tragic genocide, they person nary uncertainty that nan university's consequence would person been profoundly different'. 

The NYPD moved to clear Hamilton Hall connected April 30, little than 24 hours aft it was occupied by protesters astatine Columbia University

NYPD cops dressed successful riot cogwheel stormed done nan model of a Columbia University building occupied by dozens of pro-Palestine protestors to statesman clearing them out

Protesters person been demanding nan assemblage divest from companies pinch links to Israel aliases firms profiting from its warfare connected Hamas

The judges person besides provided a three-pointer solution to Columbia, stating that pursuing it would 'reclaim [the University's] once-distinguished reputation'. 

The missive closes pinch this statement: 'Considering caller events, and absent bonzer change, we will not prosecute anyone who joins nan Columbia University community—whether arsenic undergraduates aliases rule students— opening pinch nan entering people of 2024.'

The boycott does not use to existent students but alternatively to those who are enrolled for nan upcoming world year. 

But contempt this, Dean Lester has voiced her support for nan students.

In a connection obtained by nan Washington Post, nan pedagogue said: 'We are proud that Columbia Law School graduates are consistently sought retired by starring employers successful nan backstage and nationalist sectors, including nan judiciary. 

'And we are profoundly committed to supporting our exceptional students arsenic they hole to embark connected their careers successful nan ineligible profession.' 

Judge Ho has besides announced boycotts of clerks from Yale Law School and Stanford Law School owed to 'cancel culture' and free reside concerns successful nan past. 

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