U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of Florida’s “Stop WOKE Act,” which is designed to remove woke indoctrination from higher education.
Walker wrote: “Defendants argue that, under this Act, professors enjoy ‘academic freedom’ so long as they express only those viewpoints of which the State approves. This is positively dystopian.”
The judge added that “our professors are critical to a healthy democracy” and referred to them as “priests of democracy” who “shed light on challenging ideas.”
“We need to start getting rid of these repulsive judges — or giving them IQ tests,” political commentator David Reaboi tweeted. “This clown is dumber than dirt.”
“Ah yes, the American university, a flourishing marketplace of ideas,” law professor Adrian Vermeule tweeted sarcastically. “‘Priests of democracy’ is correct, although not in the sense the judge intended.”