Sessions Appearance Riles Up Georgetown Campus

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to blast PC culture at a university speech Tuesday

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to blast PC culture at a university speech Tuesday

The Department of Justice will begin involving itself in lawsuits regarding the free speech rights of college students, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington on Tuesday. Sessions responded that Trump has free speech rights, too.

Mr. Sessions criticized universities that have formal conduct policies that he said stifle free speech.

Before we get into what actually happened during the speech, let's take time to appreciate the irony of the fact that his boss, Donald Trump, is now attacking National Football League and NBA players who are exercising their First Amendment freedoms.

Our nation would be better off if more people, starting with the president, listened to those with different views and tried to understand their thinking - not dismiss them out of hand.

"As attorney general, does it concern you that these players are being condemned by many, including the president, for exercising their constitutional rights to free speech and protest?". He then added, "it's not a contradiction".

According to Phillips, school officials also told students that they could only protest Sessions' speech within a designated "free speech zone" on campus, and that any students who wanted to protest during the speech itself would have to do so without "disrupting" it.

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.

With the impending threat that other campuses' speech policies might come under Justice Department scrutiny, universities may be compelled to come up with solutions sooner rather than later, Mr. Paulson said.

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Speaking at Georgetown, Mr. Sessions noted several of the recent protests against speakers that have taken place on college campuses.

In his speech, Sessions said many college administrators "discourage or prohibit speech if there is even a threat that it will be met with protest". But in at least one row, students sat silently in black with duct tape over their mouths. Sessions warns that our culture is increasingly shutting down free speech and berating those who actually let it happen. "We need open robust debate on college campuses".

Sessions decried the actions of protesters, whom he referenced as part of an increasing "cottage industry" against free speech.

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

Blauser says he and others are "suspicious [Georgetown] came across the planning" for demonstrations and that's why they disinvited students.

Meanwhile, hundreds of students and dozens of law professors protested the speech as well-standing outside the building with signs and chanting through bullhorns as Sessions spoke. I mean, I know conservatives like to call liberals "snowflakes who love their safe spaces", but isn't that exactly what Jeff Sessions just proved to us that he is?

"The First Amendment is the law of the land on public campuses, but for decades colleges have been treating that fundamental right as though it's optional", FIRE Executive Director Robert Shibley said in a statement.

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