@UTKLaw Bravo for doing the obviously right thing.
— JenBrooks (@JenBrooks727) September 27, 2016
As Twitchy told you last week, the University of Tennessee College of Law launched an investigation into Professor Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit, over his “Run them down” tweet regarding Charlotte rioters. Reynolds’ defenders argued that he wasn’t advocating violence but rather self-defense, and that he had a right to do so thanks to a little thing called the First Amendment.
Several days later, it appears the college agrees:
Today, Dean Melanie Wilson issued a statement about a professor's tweet: https://t.co/5oKTWevBqY
— UT College of Law (@UTKLaw) September 27, 2016
Here’s the full statement:
"In short, no disciplinary action will be taken against Professor Reynolds. The tweet was an exercise of his First Amendment rights." https://t.co/7CwqbWKmyn
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) September 27, 2016
There. Was that so difficult, Dean Wilson?
Of course it was. The only "investigation" necessary was Googling "First Amendment." https://t.co/xeF5oqFszI
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) September 27, 2016
Seriously, though. This should’ve been an open-and-shut case.
— boog (@frang8c) September 27, 2016
— Conservacaster (@cmbdds) September 27, 2016
@instapundit Congratulations, Professor.
I'm a bit surprised it took them so long, but when ever does a bureaucracy move quickly?
— Ale✘ Furlong (@RoombaWithAView) September 27, 2016
@instapundit Why was there even a question about this?
— TraderMoe (@Trader_Moe) September 27, 2016
Because when political correctness and social justice run amok, common sense flies out the window.
@instapundit Yay – I guess. Never should have been brought up in the first damn place
— Cheesetrader (@cheesetrader1) September 27, 2016
@instapundit Still say no apology was necessary, anyone who took the tweet "wrong" had an agenda or was just plain silly.
— Mark T Shark (@MRaff57) September 27, 2016
@instapundit you would think a law school of all places would know this.
— LauraleeC (@LauraleeC71) September 27, 2016
.@UTKLaw The fact that there has to be a statement concerning free speech is deeply troubling.
— Mark Langford (@marklangford) September 27, 2016
— Jeff Brokaw (@jeffbrokaw2013) September 27, 2016