'DEN OF VIPERS': Senior lecturer resigns from Georgetown Law after prol
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Mon Jun 6 14:35:00 2022
By David Rutz
Published June 6, 2022
Ilya Shapiro, who was at the center of a prolonged debate over cancel
culture and campus intolerance, resigned from his Georgetown Law Center position Monday shortly after being reinstated from a lengthy leave.
Fearing in his scathing resignation letter he'd have a never-ending
target on his back for violating "progressive orthodoxy," Ilya Shapiro officially stepped down as Executive Director of the prestigious law
school's Center for the Constitution. He departs a place where he never
really got started without fond memories.
"Georgetown is not a place that values intellectual diversity, freedom
of speech, tolerance, respect, good faith," he told Fox News Digital on
Monday. "A place that excludes dissenting voices, that undermines equal opportunity. It's not a place that anyone who dissents in any way from prevailing orthodoxies can thrive."
He said the partnership with Georgetown would never have worked out,
even if he'd never sent the poorly received tweet criticizing President
Biden's pledge to choose a Black woman for the Supreme Court in
January. He'd hoped to pivot from his think tank work at the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute to working with an educational
institution, but he said political intolerance made that impossible.