Ilya Shapiro, executive director of Georgetown University’s Center for the Constitution, said Thursday that she would be allowed to begin work after a month-long suspension and investigation into President Joe Biden’s remarks criticizing President Stephen’s intention to nominate a black woman instead of Justice Stephen Brayer. In the US Supreme Court. (Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has since been nominated and confirmed.)
Through two parallel investigations, Georgetown determined that Shapiro’s tweets – such as his remarks that Biden would nominate a “less black woman” – were not a matter of discipline because Shapiro had not yet officially started working at the university when he did them in January. 26 (Shapiro’s start date was February 1). Dean of Law William Trainor said in a statement that Shapiro had already acknowledged that his comments were “recklessly fabricated” and “unintentional” and that he had met with Shapiro to discuss how to proceed.
“I emphasized to Mr Shapiro that although he had the right to express his views, I hope, as a staff member of the Law Center, he would communicate in a professional manner,” said Trainer. “Mr. Shapiro will also participate in programming on underlying bias, cultural competence, and non-discrimination, which should be attended by senior staff at the law center. To that end, I have asked her to make herself available to meet with student leaders who are concerned about her ability to treat students fairly. “
Dr. Shapiro separately Statement“I am just happy to be able to do what I was hired to do more than four months ago. I look forward to teaching and engaging in many activities related to constitutional education. As a center for constitution, all students and participants in my programs can expect freedom of thought and speech and equal treatment: a variety of ideas would be welcomed. Let’s get to work. “