Judge holds his own at Stanford

| March 13, 2023

Fifth Circuit Judge Kyle Duncan was invited by Stanford’s Federalist Society to speak Thursday. However, hundreds of protesters instead shouted him down, apparently with the blessings of the school administration.

Judge Kyle Duncan, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, was invited to speak at Stanford University Thursday by the school’s Federalist Society chapter. However, he was heckled by hundreds of students, who made it impossible for him to deliver his speech.

“If enough of these kids get into the legal profession, the rule of law will descend into barbarism,” Duncan told the Washington Free Beacon.

Video footage widely shared on social media shows that the school’s associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), Tirien Steinbach, did nothing to quell the disruption as protesters hurled verbal abuse at the judge, which appeared to violate Stanford’s free speech policies.

Instead, Steinbach gave a minutes-long and emotional speech at the event, accusing Duncan of causing “harm” through his work on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The students were particularly angry at Duncan for a 2020 opinion in which he refused to use a transgender sex offender’s preferred pronouns. In comments to the Free Beacon, the judge described the incident as a “bizarre therapy session from hell.”

Steinbach repeatedly said she was “uncomfortable” by the anger caused by Duncan’s presence, though she sided with the students, telling Duncan while she “wholeheartedly” welcomed him because she believes in free speech, his speech was “abhorrent” and “harmful” and “literally denies the humanity of people.”

She went on to question whether the University’s stated commitment to free speech was worth “the pain that this causes and the division that this causes.”

Yeah, it is, whether you agree or not. That’s supposed to be what it’s about, isn’t it? The good Judge, however, held his own:

  “Don’t feel sorry for me,” he told the outlet. “I’m a life-tenured federal judge. What outrages me is that these kids are being treated like dogs**t by fellow students and administrators.”

And all because he didn’t use the right pronouns three years ago. Have to wonder what torments they would visit on him if he used some of OUR chosen pronouns… Witch? Masshole? Something similar.

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Too bad murder is illegal.
Some people just need killin’.
(maybe bring back duelling)


It would be great if Nadless Nadler called someone a racist and that person gave him a hard backhand to the face and made the challenge. Nads would shit his pants.

If dueling was brought back society would be more civil.


I think you mean, “Nads would shit his pants….again.”







Can’t deny it. Born and raised there.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Wasn’t born there. Grew up my teen years there, Malden (next door to Cambridge & “Bawstahn”.. I guess I miss it some, or at least the memories of what it used to be.


Scaldin Malden. Right next to Smellrose.
Pleasant St. used to be just that…


Why were replies and comments shut down on Stalin Hitler post? I don’t think I’ve seen that happen on this site before.


Posts age out and close.


Not any of the other ones from that day or even earlier. Just wondering if someone got butt hurt and went full twitter.


Went back pretty far only one.

A Proud Infidel®️™️

Whatever happened to discipline? I guess that’s “racist and oppressive” these days.


Actual sign held up by future lawyer at event:



What had them so up in arms was that a pedophile with a penis wanted to get transferred to a female prison. Now if dude with the sign up there can find a clit on the other dude then I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Otherwise just straight up morons.



If that was my alma mater, I’d be deeply ashamed.


We no longer have education centers, we now have indoctrination camps.

Anna Puma

I am failing to see any material difference between these protestors and a pack of howler monkeys.


 ….literally denies the humanity of people.

So, he, may have, ‘assaulted’ the feelings of some people?

Too bad, so sad. Harden up, buttercup.

feelings uber alles.jpg

Look, I’ve got no problem trying to use someone’s preferred pronouns. It’s a small thing that takes almost no effort and conveys some respect. But if you’re making the argument that ‘how dare the judge disrespect someone’ … by disrespecting a judge and screaming at him, well, dare I say that might be ‘abhorrent’, ‘harmful’, and ‘denying the humanity’ of someone?


It’s a court of law and he wanted to be addressed legally as a female. But:

We understand Varner’s motion as seeking, at a minimum, to require the district court and the government to refer to Varner with female instead of male pronouns.1 Varner cites no legal authority supporting this request. Instead, Varner’s motion simply states that “I am a woman” and argues that failure to refer to him with female pronouns “leads me to feel that I am being discriminated against based on my gender identity.” Varner’s reply brief elaborates that “referring to me simply as a male and with male pronouns based solely on my biological body makes me feel very uneasy and disrespected.”


no authority supports the proposition that we may require litigants, judges, court personnel, or anyone else to refer to gender-dysphoric2 litigants with pronouns matching their subjective gender identity.

courts that have followed this “convention,” have done so purely as a courtesy to parties.


We decline to enlist the federal judiciary in this quixotic undertaking.

Which is how it should be. We don’t need activist judges.


To Varner, Trump said it best:
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When freedom of speech is gone we are no longer free. Blocking or shouting someone down only means that you can’t or are too lazy to debate the issues. If you don’t want to debate just ignore them.

Old tanker

I don’t recall anything in the constitution regarding pronouns or even the right to not be offended.


I don’t know of any legal code based on “feels” either.

Skivvy Stacker

First time I ever saw that was when I was in grad school in late 1993. It was on a notice pinned to a bulletin board, and was from a female student who’s major was in Human Relations (more like “Liberal Activism Training”). The phrase that got me was; “…we have the right to not be offended!”
I mentioned this to my Bohemian/Hippy friends later, and ALL of them agreed with me when I said; “since WHEN?”
Things have changed a lot in 30 years.

Green Thumb

Steinbach is a drama queen.

Duncan should have just farted and walked off the stage.


If he did, then he’d be speakin’ their language.

A Proud Infidel®™

So now colleges simply enable and allow chronological young adults to carry on and have shitfits like a spoiled Toddler with a soiled diaper, that’s why I encouraged A proud Infidel®™Junior to go to Vo Tech school and earn more than those pissants as well as being more mature than them.

tom reynolds

He should have put a boot up that fat commies arse and told her to sit the fark down. Bet that would have shut the brainwashed whiners up. They have destroyed our education system and replaced it with a circus of useless morons.