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cbabe

(3,746 posts)
Wed Jun 5, 2024, 11:19 AM Jun 5

Columbia Law Review Board tried to stop publication of article by Palestinian human rights lawyer

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/article/2024/jun/05/columbia-law-review-website-closed-israel-article

Columbia Law Review board shutters website over article critical of Israel
Board tried to stop publication of article by Palestinian human rights lawyer and closed website when student editors refused

Associated Press
Wed 5 Jun 2024 08.10 EDT

Student editors at the Columbia Law Review say they were pressured by the journal’s board of directors to halt publication of an academic article written by a Palestinian human rights lawyer that accuses Israel of committing genocide in Gaza and upholding an apartheid regime.

When the editors refused the request and published the piece on Monday morning, the board – composed of faculty and alumni from Columbia University’s law school – shut down the law review’s website entirely. It remained offline on Tuesday evening, a static homepage informing visitors the domain “is under maintenance”.



Several editors at the Columbia Law Review described the board’s intervention as an unprecedented breach of editorial independence at the periodical, which is run by students at Columbia Law School. The board of directors oversees the non-profit’s finances but has historically played no role in selecting pieces.

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Columbia Law Review Board tried to stop publication of article by Palestinian human rights lawyer (Original Post) cbabe Jun 5 OP
This is called cowardice! atreides1 Jun 5 #1

atreides1

(16,194 posts)
1. This is called cowardice!
Wed Jun 5, 2024, 11:36 AM
Jun 5

The cowardice shown by the Ivy League is amazing!

They like free thinkers as long as those free thinkers don't upset their access to cash or bring controversy.



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