San Diego Law School “Must Immediately Cease Its Investigation” Into Prof. Thomas Smith Over China Criticism, Demands Free Speech Group. In letter to Dean Robert Schapiro, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education writes: “Smith’s post on his personal blog is an exercise of extramural expression, a right USD Law expressly provides to its faculty…. Accordingly, we call on USD Law to immediately disband its investigation into Smith.”
And you can learn a lot about who’s on the payroll, or at least on the team, by tracking who’s repeating PRC/CCP talking points.
And Dean Robert Schapiro supposedly teaches Constitutional Law.
PUSHING BACK AGAINST WOKE IDIOCY AND PRO-PRC SYCOPHANCY: Academic Freedom Alliance stands with USD Law Professor in China Controversy. “Not only is the interpretation of Professor Smith’s phrasing as a slur based on race or national origin a tendentious misreading of the blog post in question, but the suggestion that a single phrase in a single blog post commenting on the behavior of the Chinese government and international health agencies can trigger the procedures of the university’s harassment policy sends a chilling message to all faculty.”
That’s what it’s meant to do.
Plus: “The Academic Freedom Alliance calls upon USD leadership to adhere to its academic freedom principles by rescinding its denunciation of Professor Smith and terminating all disciplinary proceedings against him based on his March 10, 2021 blog post.”
WILL THE XIDEN ADMINISTRATION VETO IT? Senate passes bill to combat Chinese Communist Party propaganda on campus.
h/t Glenn Reynolds