“Students at Yale Law School,” are “responding to news that the Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade with calls to accost their conservative classmates through ‘unrelenting daily confrontation’ and toss the Constitution by the wayside,” reports the Free Beacon.
“Members of the law school’s conservative Federalist Society, first year law student Shyamala Ramakrishna said in an Instagram post, are ‘conspirators in the Christo-fascist political takeover we all seem to be posting frantically about.’ Why, she asked, are they still ‘coming to our parties’ and ‘laughing in the library’ without ‘unrelenting daily confrontation?’
Some of her classmates were less moderate….”Neither the constitution nor the courts—nor the fucking illusion of ‘democracy’—are going to save us,” first-year student Melisa Olgun posted. “How can we possibly expect a document, drafted by wealthy, white, landowning men, to protect those who face marginalization that is the direct result of the very actions of the founders?”
“This was posted PRIVATELY, on a private story, and was clearly leaked to you,” Fessler said in an email, adding that the Free Beacon was “in no way authorized” to use the message.
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“The post was on a private account on a private story that was sent to you without my knowledge,” Olgun said. “You are in no way authorized to use it or my name in your story.”
The replies may have been a tacit invocation of copyright laws that ban the dissemination of photos without their owner’s consent. Publishing private Instagram posts, a lawyer might argue, violates intellectual property rights, though Adam Candeub, an intellectual property expert at Michigan State University College of Law, called that argument “bullshit.”…”I wonder what they’re teaching at Yale Law School.”
Eugene Volokh, a professor of First Amendment law at UCLA School of Law, said the copyright argument was a stretch.