We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Fortunately, there is a straightforward way to stop this mischief, at least in law schools, and to underscore the importance of free speech on campus. If students are found to have disrupted a speaker (after a fair hearing, in which they can defend themselves), they should face a simple penalty: disclosure.
The author promotes disclosure but not punishment. Both are required if you actually want to end the abuse. Kick the student out of the class for a term and without tuition refund. They will lose time and money. That is what they create when they disrupt a speaker is cause the loss of time and money for others.
Mark is right. Too many would consider "disclosure" as a mark of honor. Exile, with no refunds. It is already common for felons to have multiple convictions with no consequences. In that business, no one cares about disclosure. Heavy punishment along with disclosure might be useful.
You used to have to be "smart" to get into law school. "Smart" is apparently no longer required.
You ask the best questions, Bird Dog. Why do they behave like children? Because it's been working for them. Anyone who has raised actual children knows this. The solution is to get them to associate negative outcomes with misbehavior. The traditional English language word for that is "punishment".
There is a human desire to be a bully. To be part of a crowd and tar and feather someone, or lynch them even metaphorically. That is what this is, this act and all of the left wing demonstrations and activists events. Antifa and BLM are the Brown Shirts of the left and they act as hired and trained thugs to drum up this kind of bullying.
Do not miss the real point of this kind of activism and cancel culture. There is something that must be censored, something that this judge might have said that cannot be heard. AND even more important; there is a movement to censor a very large segment of our population and society. We have a serious problem and are looking more and more like Germany in the 30's than like a constitutional republic. These students are being used. While it may point out that they are too stupid or naive to deserve a degree never mind become lawyers the larger problem that needs attention is those who are using them. We, the colleges, the government, the citizens, need to expose these people to the sunlight. Names, photos and positions in these organizations. everyone should be held responsible for what they day and do. If they are most people will choose to say and do things that are more honest and respectable. I always told my kids when they said or did something wrong to always act as though their grandparents were watching them. That is good advice for everyone.