The fallout from Glenn Reynolds’ “run them down” tweet responding to the rioting on a Charlotte expressway continues with the University of Tennessee College of Law now investigating:

Dean Wilson writes (our emphasis):

I am aware of the remarks made last night on Twitter by Professor Glenn Reynolds and of the serious and legitimate concerns expressed by members of the UT Law family and the University of Tennessee community, as well as concerned citizens across the country. Professor Reynolds’ comments do not reflect my views and opinions, nor do they reflect the values of the college and university.

University administrators, college faculty, and I are investigating this matter.

The university is committed to academic freedom, freedom of speech, and diverse viewpoints, all of which are important for an institution of higher education and the free exchange of ideas. My colleagues and I in the university’s leadership support peaceful civil disobedience and all forms of free speech, but we do not support violence or language that encourages violence.

Professor Reynolds has built a significant platform to discuss his viewpoints, but his remarks on Twitter are an irresponsible use of his platform.

The College of Law is committed to ensuring our students learn in a welcoming, open, and inclusive community in which they can successfully pursue their law degrees and become not only responsible lawyers, but also responsible global citizens who are able to competently represent people of all backgrounds.

The chancellor of the university is in full support of the investigation as well:

Hopefully the dean will take a look at all of the horror stories from people on the highway at the time of the rioting to put Reynolds’ tweet in the proper context. Stories like these:



Instapundit’s Twitter ban taught Iowahawk EXACTLY what to do if his car’s ‘surrounded by an angry violent mob’

BOOM! @instapundit responds to Twitter suspension

Editor’s note: an earlier version of this post had a typo in the headline.