Georgetown law professors plan to take a knee to protest Jeff Sessions’s speech on campus free speech

Georgetown law professors plan to take a knee to protest Jeff Sessions’s speech on campus free speech

[Ed. – Hold on. Isn’t taking a knee supposed to show your opposition to police brutality? When were these teachers brutalized by the cops?]

Professors at Georgetown University Law Center plan to take a knee outside an auditorium where Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, and student protests are planned as well.

Sessions is scheduled to speak at noon at Georgetown Law about free speech on college campuses. More than 30 faculty members have signed a statement condemning “the hypocrisy of Attorney General Sessions speaking about free speech,” pointing to President Donald Trump’s denunciation of protests by NFL players, the criminal prosecution of a woman who allegedly disrupted Sessions’ confirmation hearing by laughing, and prosecutors’ demand for information about an Inauguration Day protest website.

“These are just three examples of governmental action antithetical to freedom of speech and association for which Attorney General Sessions is either closely affiliated or directly responsible,” the statement says. “This kind of government chilling of speech is precisely what the First Amendment to the United States Constitution is meant to prevent. A man who fails to recognize paradigmatic violations of the First Amendment is a poor choice to speak about free speech on campuses.”

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