Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

Jeff Sessions Banned Protesters from Hearing His Gross Lecture on Free Speech

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to call out campus political correctness and censorship in a Tuesday speech.'Who is to decide what is offensive and what is acceptable what is odious and what is good? he plans to say Media Release: Georgetown Law Students Respond To Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Visit
Sammy Stanley | 28 September, 2017, 00:21

"We, the disinvited, find it extraordinarily hypocritical that AG Sessions would lecture future attorneys about the importance of free speech on campus while actively excluding the wider student body", the statement read.

"The President has free speech rights, too", Sessions said, following a speech at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington.

The protest will reportedly include some professors taking a knee outside the auditorium where he will speak.

They went on point out the Justice Department's prosecution of a woman for laughing during Mr Sessions' confirmation hearing as well as the agency's efforts to get a company to hand over data connected to an online protest of Mr Trump's inauguration. "In effect, they coddle it and encourage it".

"Not a contradiction there", Sessions said. In the Georgia case, a student at Gwinnett College sued to challenge a requirement that allows protests and demonstrations only in two small areas on campus for no more than 18 hours a week.

Sessions argued it was his duty as attorney general to defend first amendment rights.

In response to a question from the moderator, Sessions defended Trump's right to offer such criticism and endorsed the views of the president, who said team owners should fire any player who didn't stand for the anthem.

Update: A statement was added from Georgetown Law School.

A day earlier, at Georgetown University Law Center, Sessions lamented how colleges have been "transforming into an echo chamber of political correctness and homogenous thought, a shelter for fragile egos", CNN reported.

We want to call out and talk to college presidents, deans, faculty, trustees, to say make sure that you're not discriminating in any way against people's right to speak or are discriminating against them academically or otherwise if they have the courage to defend their beliefs. "We need robust, open, debate on college campuses", Sessions said.

He said that if universities do a better job of teaching the value of the U.S. Constitution, 'fewer people will feel that they can have legitimacy by blocking someone else's speech'.

"It baffles me that our protest is still being misconstrued as disrespectful to the country, flag and military personnel", he wrote, referring to the decision he and former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made past year to kneel during the anthem. The protesters were dressed in black.

"We celebrate the diversity of opinion", Sessions said. No one needed counseling, ' Sessions snarked.

"Student protesters violently shut down a debate between an invited speaker and one of the school's own professors". At one point, Sessions appeared to take a page out of President Donald Trump's book, drawing a freaky equivalence between protesters at Middlebury college, and the KKK.

The action comes as colleges around the country have faced questions about how to honor the First Amendment while balancing safety concerns.

Sessions has a strong interest in First Amendment protection and has discussed publicly remarking on university turbulence for months, according to a source familiar with the speech.

The attorney general, who was hosted by the Georgetown Center for the Constitution at Georgetown University Law Center, faced backlash even before the event began.

"We know historically everyone in this country has not been granted the same rights, but that does not mean that we won't demand them", Smith said in an interview. "I think it should be a formal rule of the league", said Sessions.

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