Outrageous 'F*** the Law!': CUNY Law School Students Disrupt Professor's Lecture on Free Speech
A law professor was heckled and shouted down during a recent speech at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law by students who opposed his conservative views.
Josh Blackman, a professor at the South Texas College of Law, was invited last month by CUNY Law’s Federalist Society chapter to give a lecture on “The Importance of Free Speech on Campus.”
As he tried to give his talk, Blackman was repeatedly interrupted by protesters holding signs with slogans like “Rule of Law = White Supremacy” and "Oppressors are not welcome here."
At one point during his lecture, a protester yelled, "F*** the law!"
Blackman responded that it was a "bizarre" thing for a law student to say.
Blackman documented the incident on his blog, writing that conservative speech is often stifled on campus by students who "swarm on anyone who does not toe the progressive line."
"I tried to come on campus to talk about free speech, and I was shouted down," Blackman said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "They yelled at me, they screamed at me, they called me a fascist, a white supremacist, a Nazi."
He said he sees a troubling "generational shift," and many young people don't understand the importance of the First Amendment.
"Today's generation thinks free speech is a shield for supremacy, a shield for fascism. And they don't understand why free speech is important," Blackman said. "And that's why I was there. I wanted to engage them in a discussion. And when I tried to engage them, they filed out of the room, they couldn't handle the truth."
He noted that CUNY Law Dean Mary Lu Bilek defended the students after the event and said that they were engaging in a reasonable protest.
"This was not a reasonable protest," Blackman stated.