Ken Klukowski, senior legal editor for Breitbart News Network, was met with protest from several law students in the UNC chapter of the National Lawyers Guild while giving a lecture at the UNC School of Law on Tuesday.
The students attended the lecture and held up signs condemning Breitbart during Klukowski’s lecture. Some signs read “Breitbart = hate news,” “Breitbart anti-Semitism is not welcome” and “Breitbart is the 21st century ‘Der Stürmer,’” equating the publication to a former Nazi tabloid.
Klukowski, who is also general counsel of the American Civil Rights Union and senior counsel and director of strategic affairs at First Liberty Institute, was invited to the school by the Federalist Society at UNC. Klukowski’s lecture focused on the impact of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and was followed by a statement from Professor Andrew Hessick, the associate dean for strategy at the UNC School of Law.
“I believe, for the first time in decades, you have a majority on the U.S. Supreme Court that, at least, publicly professes that it regards itself as bound by the text of federal law and by the original public meaning of the Constitution that the court is interpreting in its decisions,” Kluskowski said.
Klukowski said this majority will have the potential to “move the direction of the law on a different trajectory,” and in his lecture, he spoke specifically about some past cases and their relation to the U.S.Constitution.